Since 2011, TASCHEN has transformed the popular New York Times “36 Hours” column into illustrated books. Their latest 3-volume collection covers 365 global destinations including 14 new cities that have never been featured as well as recommendations to over 1500 restaurants & 1000 hotels.
A Survival Pen. Sounds like something James Bond would joke about but this 5.5-inch Titanium pen shoots a center-fire signal flare 60-feet in the air or sets-off Bear Bangers. It also includes 3.5 feet of paracord with a firestarter core.
For the “coffee connoisseur”, a foam cup of 7-Eleven mud just won’t cut it. This might. It’s the world’s first all-in-one coffeemaker. The Cafflano Klassic grinds the beans fresh, includes a water pourer, built-in filter and an insulated mug so you can make your gourmet cup & carry on.
Lightweight yet supportive. Cushy yet durable. That’s pretty much the deal with Nike’s multi-sport Free Trainer 5.0 V6. It features a mesh upper with no-sew overlays & a ¾-length sockliner bootie for seamless comfort. Its waffle outsole provides support & flexibility with the help of a Phylite midsole.
Anything that’s truly “dual-purpose” is at least twice as good. VSSL’s (pronounced vessel) Flask Light is a great example. It’s a stainless steel LED flashlight that also holds 10oz. of booze. The Flask Light also includes 2 stainless shot glasses & a bottle opener.
If you “used to skate” or commute on an electric longboard now that you’re almost grown-up, you’ll appreciate the fun-ction of this skateboard bench from Swenyo. It’s made with an actual maple skate deck (or use your own) that measures 8.7” X 30” & features metal hairpin legs that mount in the board’s hardware pattern.
The Nomad battery pod is small enough to fit in your pocket & features an 1800 mAh lithium polymer battery with enough power to charge your Apple Watch 4 times. It will also charge other USB devices with its integrated Type A & Type C USB ports.
Artist Julian Rentzsch is surely a film buff. She created this collection of unique, multi-image portraits of famed Hollywood directors. The collection of hand-numbered, black-ink 40 X 50 fine art Giclée prints currently includes Martin Scorsese, Alfred Hitchcock, & David Lynch with more directors on the way.
The Whar-Biner is a wide-gate carabiner designed to do more than just carry your keys. Machined from your choice of titanium, bronze or zirconium, it offers multi-functions, like a bottle opener, pry bar, & screw driver.
You would stop & stare at these bikes on the wall. The latest from the Filmography Series is the Motorcycles poster, a 24” X 36” archival print featuring 79 intricately detailed hand-illustrations of the most iconic motorbikes from film & TV. The choppers from Easy Rider, the Kawasaki from Top Gun, Prince’s Honda from the Purple Rain video, and so on.