The golden glow of nostalgia for the supposedly simpler days of the 50s & 60s has led to a revival of the era all across pop culture. Taschen books is now releasing a collection of print advertisements from this period. You might be surprised how easy it was for those scotch-sipping, cig smoking chauvinist ad men to market to your parents.
If you haven’t read the classics by now, you probably never will. But then again … If classics from Shakespeare, Conrad, and Dostoevsky & others are hanging there on the wall, you just might. Spineless Classics makes posters with the full-text of classic books for your viewing/reading enjoyment.
Talk about minimalist. This wallet, handmade from 5 oz. vegetable tanned American bridle leather is so simple it’s astounding. One piece of leather, two hand-sewn seams. That’s it.
Few of us are lucky (or motivated) enough to spend time deep in the mountains, but when we can, we feel their power. Editor Sandy Hill’s black-and-white photo book Mountain brings the majesty & power of the world’s most scenic peaks home to you. Collecting 350 images from over 160 photographers, sales of this expansive book will be donated to the American Alpine Club Library. Source
The Box Of Vision archive collects the work of rock-n-roll’s most prolific icons: Bob Dylan, The Beatles, and John Lennon and lets you display your music catalog in a tabletop album that also features 2 art books and a unique storage system for the music. All together it makes a great, tangible tribute to your favorite music.
A leather six-pack carrier is more practical than you’d think. Okay, it’s really not but it looks cool. Kinda like bondage gear for your beer.
Carved and sculpted entirely from pink Himalayan salt, this set of shot glasses with matching serving tray will add the perfect snap of saltiness to your favorite tequila.
Once hot buttered rum cools down it tastes like crap. Keep it hot for the holidays with this architect-designed kettle. Clean lines and proven insulating power make this a great alternative to sipping slimy rum out in the cold.
Time goes forward. Design however, seems to be stuck in reverse. But look back over your shoulder and you’ll recognize the power of classic craftsmanship. The Ion Lamp, with its triple-coil Edison bulb, porcelain base, and twisted cloth power cord is about as retro as you can get without a time machine.
This 3-piece set of foldable stainless steel grilling tools will fit in the drawer. We were floored, too. The sturdy, wood-handled spatula, fork, and tongs come in a handsome wooden carrying case. Perfect for the obsessed grill-master in your life.