What came first, the artist or experimental drug use? Before you answer, look at this image of an alarm clock. Now consider this: it’s not just an image, it’s a functioning clock created by British designer Finn Magee. Weird, right?
When the Nest “smart thermometer” came out last year, tech-nerds around the world blew holes in their pocket protectors with excitement. It was that good. The new 2.0 version is better. 20% thinner & it works with 95% of home heating systems. It learns your heating habits & by adapting to them, this app-driven device helps you control your heating & costs.
Strap this American-made, Pendleton wool blanket to the front of your vintage chopper and hit the open road or throw the leather sling over your shoulder and amble into the wilderness with your woman. It’s a blanket, go do blanket stuff with it.
Barnes & Noble’s new Nook tablets offer a solid alternative to the iPad. The HD+ features an ultra-sharp hi-res display for movies and 1080p video playback, plus it’s the lightest 9-inch tablet ever. The 7-inch HD model is smaller while still offering crisp visuals for movies and apps. Both models offer access to over 3-million books, magazines and other media in the Nook store.
As you incessantly Instagram your way into the wilderness there’s a good chance your phone will be dead by the time you reach the summit. Bummer. To avoid this off-the-grid emergency, a backup solar power supply can come in handy. This compact kit from Goal Zero will juice up your phone and power up a set of included AA batteries. All you need is some sun.
You may have used some of the same materials, but your shop class projects probably never looked this good. From the vintage bottle (Cumberland Brewing Co of Maryland 1890-1920) to the cloth insulated power cord, this lamp is pure retro and handmade in the USA.
Carrying around a rugged, battle-ready backpack can do wonders to offset the soft, squishy feelings brought about by your online shopping addiction. The American-made, 20-liter R2 Field Pack is weatherproof, featuring a VX interior and waxed canvas exterior with a modular design for attaching a whole array of add-on accessories.
The Sex Pistols’ snotty songs & outrageous antics pushed punk rock into the mainstream. The forthcoming release of the super-deluxe Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols box set is a 3CD/1DVD collection marking the classic album’s 35th anniversary with a 100-page book, demos, B-sides, and a re-mastered edition of the record. Sid lives! Punk’s not dead!, et cetera.
Apple’s new nano also launched today. A full re-design brings us a 2.5-inch screen, a 38% thinner profile, plus a 30-hour battery life, built-in pedometer, FM tuner, Bluetooth, and up to 16GB of storage. That’s a lot for a little.
Before tattooing his face and the Hangover movies, Mike Tyson was boxing’s most pugilistic champ. All his knockouts had dollars and endorsements flowing in. He even had his own Nintendo game. To celebrate 25 years since NES released Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, this book catalogs everything you could ever want to learn about a truly classic video game.