Leica cameras are known as the best in the world. The reason: image quality. Theirs is the best. It’s the glass in the lense, the internal geometries, crap you don’t even want to think about. Point is, Leicas take great shots and this new digital V-Lux 30 makes it even easier. Photos, video, whatever you want to shoot, it’s so easy with the V-Lux 30 it should be called Idiot Proof. People won’t even have a clue as to how clueless you are about photography. So don’t tell them and ruin it.
A British design collective led by artist Chris Duffy created a whole set of furniture in the theme of the Brothers Grimm. As you can see, these scary-fairy tales inspired unique designs. The Woodsman Axe coffee table features Hickory axe handle legs and an Oak or Walnut surface. This collection won the prestigious Peta Levi Memorial Bursary Award 2010.
The Lumix G3 is a complex camera. Rather than rattle off a list of tech specs, let us just say this thing will give even the most clueless shutterbug professional, high quality results. And like all the best digital cameras, this little beauty shoots crispy HD video, too. If you like a no-brainer, just snap the G3 on Intelligent Automatic mode and get great images without even pretending to think about it.
The ultimate war game now played with bullets. This handmade chess set is crafted from spent .233 bullet casings. One side uses brass, the other side uses metal and the board is made from a single slab of red oak. Each piece has been hand-shaped: cut, curled and burnt for a truly unique game set. If your chess games get heated, don’t worry, these bullets won’t shoot.
They look relatively simple and solid … understated. And that’s the point. Lum-Tec watches are handmade in small batches, right here in the U.S.A. Each model features a high visibility dial, using their MDV technology, so the numbers and hands glow super-bright in the dark. The new Combat B series models are available by pre-order only.
At some point in the past, plastic and metal took the place of wood in speaker design. Not because these materials produced better sound, but because it was cheaper. Now, a promising resurgence in custom-made home audio has brought back the warmth of wood in a major way. These MT. Man speakers are carved from solid cherry and feature copper-clad woofers. Proudly made in Philadelphia.
You might wonder why people are perfectly willing to pay so much for a Herman Miller chair … but then, you sit in one. If the bulk of your waking life is spent at a desk, staring into your computer, Herman Miller’s got your back. Literally. The SAYL has all the ergonomic features and progressive design you’d expect, but this model is lighter, less costly, and its construction is 93% recyclable.
Yes, Braun makes watches but no, they won’t give you a shave. The brand best known for its line of advanced cordless shavers has teamed up with designers from the luxury watch brand Ventura to create some smooth & handsome digital timepieces. This model features Ventura’s patented scroll wheel and digital display font for a refined yet progressive design. Release date yet to be announced.
Serious bang for the buck. The D5100 offers Nikon’s proven image quality in a do-it-all DSLR that combines hobby camera prices and professional quality results. The stats: 16.2 MP file size, swiveling LCD monitor back, full HD video capabilities with full-time autofocus, plus new Effects & HDR settings for high-impact images. It also comes with a AF-S 18-55mm VR lens included; all for less than a thousand smackers. Believe it.
Are you sick of the snide condescension from your Mac-using co-workers? Well, feel free to flip them the proverbial bird. The new Vaio is cool; not that coolness counts for much to the proud PC user, but this machine is also powerful. Boast about your Windows 7 OS, your Intel i7 processor and the 7.5-hour battery life. Or better yet, stay silent. You don’t want all the Macsters converting.