Making a batch of homemade beer seems pretty cool, but some home brew systems require converting & sterilizing your whole garage. Not this one from Brooklyn Brew Shop. This simple kit includes everything you need to get brewing, even from the confines of your small apartment kitchen. What will your first batch be, Summer Wheat or India Pale Ale?
The octagonal-shaped, cast aluminum Italian espresso maker called the “Moka,” is a ubiquitous piece of design and an enduring symbol for Made In Italy. This new variation on the theme, by artist/architect Alessandro Mendini, is a softer, yet equally stunning version of the classic.
Most gnomes are pretty lame. They just stand there smiling innocently at the flowers. This guy—a weatherproof, breakproof plastic garden decoration—is an exceptional gnome. He knows he’s creepy and he doesn’t give a f#@k. He’s like, “Take a picture b@#tch, it’ll last longer …”
Usually products with the word “extreme” in their name are stupid. Simple fact. But this impact resistant, protective laptop sleeve is an exception. If there’s one possession in our lives that should be “extremely” protected, it’s our laptop. This soft, lightweight, flexible, water-resistant case fits easily into another bag keeping your machine intact while you’re on the go. Cases for 11”, 13”, and 15” laptops.
Like beer, comedy is one of Canada’s best exports. Going back to those hosers, the McKenzie brothers, all the way to today’s Trailer Park Boys, our brethren in the Great White North like to laugh. This collection from the hit series Kids In The Hall features all five seasons of their trademark, offbeat sketch-comedy. 22 discs, 1000 minutes of good times.
Tricky name: the Crovel is a cross between a crowbar and a shovel. But the name is not the cleverest thing about this heavy-duty multi-tool. The crowbar end has a hammer face for persuasion and the handle is wrapped in paracord giving you 15’ of multipurpose line to help get you out of sticky situations. The shovel end features a serrated blade for hacking apart brush. Perfect for the off-road explorer.
Well, this took awhile. We’ve all been clipping our nails with the same drug store cheapo clipper since the Spanish American War. And finally, U.S.-made Khlip has totally updated and redesigned the nail clipper. It’s made of surgical stainless with a new blade and lever configuration. Clipping is easier and your nails won’t go flying off through the air, so you could say it’s less gross, too.
You probably remember the Transformers—robot do-gooders that turn into cars and trucks and stuff?! (or at least saw the movies) But you probably don’t recall that Optimus Prime and his crew were on earth to find a new energy source for their dying planet. Get this new 15-disc box set with all 4-seasons of the show and you can get the whole story, 2220 minutes to be exact.
Purveyors of underground attitude, Oceanside, California’s Brixton makes a wide array of bullshit-free headwear and accessories. This distressed genuine leather belt with antique buckle will hold your damn pants up. Isn’t that what you need a belt for?
The reality of headphones—they come & go. Left on the plane, lost, chewed-up cord … basically, you’ll be buying new ones before you know it. Next time around try these earbuds from ThinkSound. They feature advanced audio quality and all the features you need, plus they’re made with wood, a sustainable material which also happens to be rather handsome.