If you absolutely must go back to Rockville for the holidays, go well armed. R.E.M.’s forthcoming release Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982-2011 combines the bands’ best from both their IRS Records and Warner Bros. years, for a first-ever complete retrospective.
Your tired, outdated playlist is your own problem but we found one way to improve your workout. The Magneat keeps your headphone cable from getting tangled up in your junk during a workout. It gets the cable out of the way. It’s magnetic.
You’ve gotten pretty good at tackling big jobs with a small tool but these guys might have you beat. Kaufmann Mercantile makes a set of lightweight mini tools that all attach to your keychain. A pocket-sized pry bar, screwdrivers, and waterproof lighter are just a few of their small yet powerful instruments. California made.
You probably have a “friend” who could use this trimmer on his back. Or to trim Nature’s Turtleneck (that fringe of curlies growing up out of his collar.) Be sure to tell your friend this trimmer has an LED control screen offering 175 trim length options.
Black Sabbath. Quit faking that you know something about them and read this book. It’s not Ozzy’s incomprehensible babbling, Iron Man is the legend and lore of the greatest heavy metal band of all time told from Tony Iommi’s perspective. The fact that you draw a blank on Iommi’s name is reason enough to read it.
Parents know Pixar. Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Cars, etc. But this book isn’t for the kids. The art behind these blockbuster animated movies is nothing short of spectacular. This book digs deep into the film-making process at Pixar and includes color-scripts and amazing development art for every Pixar flick ever made.
Most of us want nothing to do with used rubber. But those crazy kiwis aren’t scared. The crafty dudes at Auckland-based Luxford St. designs take discarded materials like used truck tire tubes and pool table felt and upcycle them into sweet accessories like this iPhone/iPod case.
Though often necessary, dropping an ice cube or two into your chardonnay is totally unacceptable. The Corkcicle will do the trick of keeping your wine at the perfect temp and prevent you from looking like an unrefined yahoo, even if you are one. Source
Sir Edmund Hillary and his faithful Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first to summit Mount Everest. Or were they? Painstaking research by author Wade Davis produced this mountain of a book that reconsiders the legendary lore of alpinist George Mallory and his mysterious expedition up the world’s tallest mountain in 1924.