Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island at werd.com

Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island

Back in 2010 the world was chanting “Free Weezy” while the multi-platinum rap superstar Lil’ Wayne served a 8-month bid in New York’s infamous Rikers Island jail on a weapon’s charge. While he was locked up he worked as a suicide prevention aid & also kept a detailed journal of his days on the cellblock. Now that journal is being published. Gone ‘Til November: A Journal of Rikers Island has been named a 2016 “Must Read” by Rolling Stone.

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American Shine Box at werd.com

American Shine Box

Posted in Accessories and Wear

Handmade in Philly, the wooden shoeshine boxes & kits from The American Shine Co. are built to last a lifetime. They feature all wood construction, durable metal hardware, and classic comfortable design for giving your shoes a pro-quality shine at home. They offer kits that include all the tools and materials you need & the boxes come in 5 different natural wood-stained colors.

asap x-connect: Cross-device Magnetic Cable at werd.com

asap x-connect: Cross-device Magnetic Cable

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

The asap X-Connect is the world’s first magnetic USB cable that’s compatible with all phones (& tablets)—including Apple (Lightning) and Android micro USB & USB-C powered devices. Perfect for mixed households or multiple devices operating on different recharge systems. The gold-plated magnetic tip makes plugging in quicker, easier & also snag-free.

Penfield Oakdale Jacket at werd.com

Penfield Oakdale Jacket

Posted in Light Jacket and Wear

With its matte finish nylon shell and distinctive onion-style quilting, the Oakdale jacket from Penfield draws design inspiration from vintage military gear but updates it with a modern fit and features like a mini ripstop contrast chest pocket, Internal headphone port, and Water resistant/windproof fabrication.

Kammok Sunda at werd.com

Kammok Sunda

Posted in Camping and Gear

Versatility is what you want from a sleep shelter when you wander deep into the wilderness. And the lightweight, durably-designed Sunda delivers. This tent-hammock does it all, whether your campsite is a mossy grove or a steep stand of pines. Its modular design makes it simple to set up on the ground or hang it in the trees. Either way, you have a dry, weatherproof & well-ventilated shelter for 2+ people. A funded Kickstarter.

The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin, and Heavyweights at werd.com

The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin, and Heavyweights

When world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston was found dead in his Las Vegas home of an apparent heroin overdose in 1971, few believed it could be true. But there were some signs, so the story has always been clouded with mystery & conflict. In this new book, investigative journalist Shaun Assael treats the boxer’s death as a cold case, with revelations that make this an unbelievable whodunit & absolute page-turner.

Tanner Goods Herb Collection at werd.com

Tanner Goods Herb Collection

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It’s legal in Oregon, so Portland-based Tanner Goods has created a line of refined accessories for those who partake in the herbal essence. A couple of ceramic smoking implements: the apple-shaped Fruit Fantasy & crystal-shaped Crystal Voyager pipes, & a minimalist bong. They also make an Herb Container from CNC-machined aluminum as well as a grinder that stacks on top.

OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock Art at werd.com

OMG Posters: A Decade of Rock Art

OMG Posters launched back in 2007. For the last decade they’ve been featuring some of the most creative band & concert artwork in the music industry. In addition, the OMG blog has become a popular hub for artists & a global community of printmakers & designers. This book compiles a decade’s worth of greatest hits from more than 40 artists & your favorite acts.

Kobi Yard Robot at werd.com

Kobi Yard Robot

Posted in Gear and Lawn

If you’ve currently got a robot cleaning your floors, you’ll like Kobi. It’s a modular, autonomous ’bot built to tackle mowing the lawn, mulching leaves & handling snow removal. It uses GPS to plot & remember its route while avoiding obstacles. When winter arrives, you can equip it with snow tires and drop it in the driveway where it will throw snow up to 40-feet.

Penguin Galaxy Series 6-Book Deluxe Boxed Set at werd.com

Penguin Galaxy Series 6-Book Deluxe Boxed Set

The Galaxy Series 6-Book Deluxe Boxed Set from Penguin assembles special-edition hardcovers of 6 Sci-Fi & fantasy masterpieces:  The Once and Future King by T. H. White, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, Dune by Frank Herbert, 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, & Neuromancer by William Gibson. The set is boxed in a Lucite Jewel Case, perfectly suited to this far-out collection.

D’Alembert Leather Goods at werd.com

D’Alembert Leather Goods

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D’Alembert makes luxury leather goods using supple, unfinished French calfskin; then through the hand-application of dyes, creams, pigments, and waxes, infuses bold, one-of-a-kind colors. The new collection includes wallets, card cases, and a 13” MacBook laptop sleeve.

Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend at werd.com

Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend

Geraldo didn’t find anything in the vault but this new book reveals the real life and legacy of Al Capone, the most infamous mobster of all time. It goes beyond the headlines and lore of this Prohibition-era gangster and his well-publicized crimes, instead relying on the exhaustive research of National Book Award-winning biographer Deidre Bair to paint the portrait of a complex character. Sinister, certainly, but much more than just a cold-blooded killer.

Film Cell Candles at werd.com

Film Cell Candles

Posted in Decor and Space

With an actual frame of film from a Hollywood motion picture embedded into the side of a frosted candle, the Film Cell candles are truly one-of-a-kind. All the films were salvaged. The project was started by 3 projectionists from NYC who couldn’t watch these classic movies be discarded as the theaters convert to digital. So they saved ’em. The gallery includes: 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Big Lebowski, Batman, The Godfather, & many more.

Kachula Adventure Blanket 2.0 at werd.com

Kachula Adventure Blanket 2.0

Posted in Camping and Gear

For roadtrips, camping, picnics & afternoon naps in the hammock, this blanket is good to go. It’s packable & waterproof & made of rip-stop fabric featuring a colorful stripe pattern. Measurements: 4’ X 6’

FEND Collapsible Bicycle Helmet at werd.com

FEND Collapsible Bicycle Helmet

Posted in Bike and Sport

This bike helmet is collapsible, so when your ride is over, it folds down to one-third of its original size to fit easily in your bag or backpack. It is also fully breathable & lightweight. Safe, too: the FEND helmet is designed to exceed all US CPSC & European EN1078 Safety Standards. Choose matte white or matte black.