Ring is a wearable input device that lets you control all your smart devices with hand gestures. Pay that bill, screen that call, turn up the heat, turn down the lights—all without swiping; just slide Ring onto your finger & write your gesture in the air.
Known for their high-quality and understatedly stylish cycling gear, Rapha has created the Leather Race Bag; a deep, luxurious French leather holdall for your cycling kit or really any kind of cargo you might want to carry regardless of the mode of travel you choose.
The Diavel is a 162-hp Italian masterpiece that makes other bikes in the “sport cruiser” category look mostly irrelevant. The performance of the torquey Testastretta 11-degree engine is not something people question and yet Ducati being Ducati, they’ve made improvements to the 2015 model: a new exhaust system, an uptick in torque, all-new LED lighting, and several features to refresh styling.
The Miracle Machine reduces the sacred craft of winemaking into an idiot-proof, automated process that takes not years but just a couple days. So, idiot today, vintner by Wednesday. Sound good? All the materials you need are available on the M.M. website where you also download the free app that takes you effortlessly through the whole process.
Before World War II, the big movie studios controlled Hollywood films: the talent, the distribution, & direction of the movies. This book tracks the stories of five influential directors who, during the war turned their efforts to war films, shaping how the world viewed the war, and through the post-war period, how these same directors changed Hollywood.
Until now, it was a commonly held belief that backpacker’s cologne was just an acrid mix of woodsmoke, canned chili, and bourbon. Looks like the world was wrong. Backpacker’s Cologne is actually a unisex fragrance inspired by winter days spent foraging for wild mushrooms and exploring the secret Redwood canyons of Mt. Tamalpais. In other words: Redwood needles, Douglas Fir pitch, sea grass, etc.
In the ongoing pursuit of new materials worthy for both upcycling and creating cool designs, Oxgut has landed on firehose. They make all kinds of unique products and furnishings using decommissioned fireshoses from U.S. fire departments.
The Cone is a smart speaker. Like the Nest Thermostat & other products that “think”, the Cone tracks your usage & listening habits and feeds the data into algorithms that help predict what you want to hear next.
Biz Stone is one of the co-creators of Twitter, a guy who has made zillions and changed the world through—as his new book purports—creative thinking. The book is chock full of personal stories and witticisms about how he did it.