You’ve likely seen a Rimowa aluminum suitcase rolling gracefully through a foreign airport pulled along behind a well-dressed businessman with impossibly pointy shoes. The German luggage maker has been refining this timeless, all-aluminum design since it was first offered in the 1950s. Rimowa cases are offered in a variety of sizes and will always compliment your attire; maybe even your shoes.
The designs of Ireland’s Garvan De Bruir are best described as modernist. The young designer employs foundational, classic motifs to form products that are totally new, yet have a traditional texture & quality. His Weekender bag is a perfect example. With its heavy, rich leathers it could be from the 1890s, but its minimalist lines and understated elegance place it squarely in the present.
You may feel a bit like Frodo Baggins as you wield this traditional fire starting kit, but starting a fire with a flint & striker is the way real men have been lighting fires since the dawn of history. This kit is handmade from the folding steel striker blade and char tin to the leather pouch. Learn set ablaze this way & you’ll feel more like a hero than a Hobbit.
You need a new bike. Maybe you don’t need one designed for military paratroopers dropped into battle, but this is it. And if it’s burly enough for combat, it’s strong enough for your weekend jaunts down the nature trail. What is truly unique about this 24-speed bike is that it folds in half by simply popping the quick-release lever. In just 20 seconds, without the use of tools, you can fold it up & throw it in the trunk of your car. No bike rack needed.
Small stuff is cool. Like miniature horses and bonsai trees. Like Smart cars. Sometimes little stuff just makes more sense. This computer is a great example. It’s a cube, four-inches on a side, packing the power of a legit PC. But, what makes it really sweet is it’s modular – designed to link with other cubes for building ever-expanding, easily upgradable systems. Its components are universal, energy efficient & designed to last five-times longer than the average computer.
It’s a pro-level camera you can slide into your back pocket. The 14.6 mega-pixel images are big enough for enlargements to wallpaper rooms in your house. It’s got interchangeable lenses for versatile shooting from up close to far away, and it shoots HD video. And the best part … the automatic i-function feature. Using info coming through the lens, the camera actually tells you how to get the shot.
Women have taken over Thanksgiving. For feasting’s big day, they lord over the kitchen and all we get to do is cut up the bird. It’s cool if your team is playing, but cooking with this backyard fryer makes turkey day a lot more exciting than sitting on the couch. Fire it up, drop your 25-pound bird into the safe, self-cleaning unit and wait. When the turkey comes out perfectly done, you’ll get all the credit. Man credit.
There’s no heaven for PCs. Where do you think all the old ones you’ve used over the years ended up? You’d like to think they were recycled, but they’re in the landfill. The Recompute PC addresses the full life cycle of the components involved. It is a greener machine. What began as a student project has developed into a viable model of sustainable design. Less e-waste in the landfill is progress. Windows 7 anyone?
Bad kitty! No, this is not a scratching post for your cat – not by design, at least. It’s actually a wireless, portable speaker system for bumping beats all over your house or wherever you want them. Plug in your iPod for a thumping 50-Watts of bass and sharp, quality digital sound that looks well…pretty much, like a cat toy.
It looks like your dad’s old rangefinder from the 60s, but this thing actually takes great photos – and not on film. It isn’t just tech-hipster packaging, the X100 is loaded with fresh technology – like its unique hybrid viewfinder. It comes with a versatile fixed 23mm lens with a fast 2.0 aperture for great shots in low light. The sensor shoots a 12-megapixel file for epic, full-size prints. Perfect for dads.