Before the advent of Kickstarter, inventors with wild ideas had to find wealthy benefactors to fund their projects. In the late 1800s, Eadward Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, the pre-cursor to moving pictures, with the help of railroad mogul Leland Stanford. Muybridge was later murdered. This book delves into the history of the era and the sensational murder plot.
For the Big Lebowski fanatic who has every offshoot product from the classic film (which amounts to a Hoarders-style mountain of “stuff”), this new book by the Dude himself, Jeff Bridges and his real-life Zen Master, will be The Bible. Yes, words to live by from the dude. Read up, man.
If you’re going to take that leap and wear “accessories” at least choose functional ones. Unlike assless chaps, this grenade-shaped beer opener/multi-tool/keychain will look sharp hanging from your belt and it has ¼” & 7/16” hex wrenches plus several ways to pop your brews.
These iconic prints of characters from film and pop culture are drawn using a single line by a minimalist artist named Quibe. You get the idea.
This compact, three-volume book set chronicles the rise of pin-up girly magazines from 1900-1969 covering their tame beginnings in France through their post-WWII heyday to the launch of Playboy and fetish mags in the 60s. There are even some words to read in these books if you want to do that.
This magnetic wall mount organizer will get clutter like your keys, iPhone, and earbuds up off your workspace and keep them easily within reach. And speaking of reach, another use for the device is the convenience of “hands-free” video calls, popular with couples in long distance relationships.
Bruce Willis was already a cue ball when he starred in Die Hard exactly 25 years ago. Many, many sequels later, Willis is still one of—if not the baldest—action-adventure icon in Hollywood. This 5-disc set includes all 4 Die Hard films plus a bonus DVD called Decoding Die Hard and an infomercial on natural hair replacement. Kidding, no infomercial.
You used to mock the joggers with the water bottle belts & now you wear one. If you’re absolutely convinced you need more gear for your twice-a-week 20-minute jog, these “runner’s gloves” from Salomon, which are really more like straps that each hold a 8.5 oz. water bottle to your wrist, could be better than the bottle belt. Definitely less bulky.
Normally we wouldn’t advocate putting your balls in somebody’s drink, but these balls are different. They’re stainless steel and made to cool your cocktail without diluting it. And jokes aside, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Balls Of Steel goes to testicular cancer research.
Even if your city hasn’t yet begun a recycled water or “toilet-to-tap” program, there are plenty of reasons to avoid drinking unfiltered water. The Soma system is a glass carafe that features totally compostable, coconut shell carbon filters that come delivered to your door by subscription. You’ll never have to remember when to change filters & your drinking water will always be fresh.