Working hand in hand with George Lucas to create the visual aesthetic of the Star Wars saga, Ralph McQuarrie is the most important & iconic artist in the history of the franchise. He designed Darth Vader, C-3PO, and R2-D2, as well as producing hundreds of pieces of Star Wars artwork: paintings, costume designs, storyboards, posters, book covers, and album covers. This 800-page hardcover is the definitive collection of McQuarrie’s Star Wars output.
Leatherman and Detroit-based Shinola came together for the creation of a special collab that combines the popular Charge AL multi-tool with a some custom Shinola-specific tools, a limited colorway, and a sophisticated leather sheath. Custom tools inside the matte navy anodized exterior include a watch tool for Shinola watches plus a bike hex tool. In addition there are 15 other tools, including a knife, saw, scissors, pliers, & more.
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.
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.
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 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.
Based in San Diego’s surf city of Encinitas and founded by a crew of local teenagers, Sanford Shapes builds handcrafted cruiser skateboards. What makes their boards unique is that instead of screened-on graphics or paints & stains, they use the natural coloring from a variety of woods and advanced woodworking techniques to craft creative geometric patterns and designs. The boards come in a full range of shapes and sizes and you can buy just the decks or build a custom complete.
Sound By Human is much more than a somewhat odd-looking headphone. This unique wireless listening device is also a speaker, filters out ambient noise, allows multiple source music sharing, & offers biometric & sleep-tracking, as well as real-time audio translation in 8 different languages.
Made of double-walled stainless steel, the Bonfire from Solo Stove is a sleek efficient fire-pit; perfect for taking the chill out of your autumn evening gatherings. Ventilation holes in the base of the outer wall and around the lip of the inner wall create exceptional airflow to get your fire burning fast with long-lasting heat. A funded Kickstarter.
With a frame made of 100% EVA foam—think Lunarlon—and a strap made of compression-molded silicone, Electric has created the lightest ski & snowboard goggle in the world. It also costs about half the price of a premium goggle. The design of the Electrolite won the coveted Best Product Award at the 2016 ISPO Sports Tradeshow.