The original Battlestar Galactica was only on TV for a little over a year. Even still a global audience has been watching it in syndication for the past 30 years. It was conceived in the wake of Star Wars’ success but failed to create the same stellar appeal. Maybe you disagree. If so, order up this 6-disc set and host your own BG marathon anytime you feel the urge.
Unless you’ve taken your obsession with Mad Men a little too far, your car cigarette lighter probably isn’t getting a lot of use. This little nug from Just Mobile turns your car lighter into a 2-port USB charging station. Way smoother than a Pall Mall. Source
You probably have no idea what the Underbelly Project is. Because the artists behind this project wanted it that way. From 2009-2010 an impassioned crew of urban artists transformed an abandoned New York subway station into the largest underground gallery in the world. Eric Haze aka HAZE is behind the project and this book. Act like you know.
The Bob Marley story has been told and retold again but this new book from photographer David Burnett takes a look at the life of the reggae legend from a new angle. Burnett began shooting Bob on assignment for Time Magazine in ’76 just as the star began to rise; and he kept shooting through the Exodus tour. This book includes over 100 photos from this tumultuous and important period in Marley’s short but incredible life.
Yes, your little Etsy-made piece of reclaimed two-by-four is a great stand for your iPad2 at home. But in the office you might prefer something it bit more tidy. This stand from Ten One Design is the one. Brushed aluminum that looks like Apple made it, magnetic attachment, junkshow-free styling.
Before Robert DeNiro skidded into his current role as an unfunny old Focker he was in some great movies. The Deer Hunter is one of the best. Christopher Walken, whose career has fared much better over the years, is in it too – and he is, as always, his batshit crazy self. It’s a story about coming home from war but never really being home again. Watch it in Blu-ray. You’ll be moved.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 25 years you know who Dave Grohl is. Nirvana, Foo Fighters, TCV. He’s one of the rarest breed of rock superstars; one who has never been a dumbass. Do you know about his band Scream? That he once lived with lady mud wrestlers? You don’t? Better read this book.
Compared to these custom coaster sets by beverage badass Baxter, the ones on your table suck. He makes heaps of different designs, all of them encased in glass with copper edges for long life and enduring beauty. They’ve also got rubber bumpers on the bottom for drink after drink after drink of scratch-free boozery.
Aside from measuring your bosses package, there would seem to be very few uses for a 3-inch ruler. Nonetheless, you can slap one of these little ruler-stickers on the back of a credit card and know the true length or thickness or whatever you need to measure in both U.S. and metric units up to 3 inches.
If you’re a big wristwatch, sun glasses, or vintage motorcycle fan and yet Wikipedia is the farthest you’ve gone to find out who the hell Steve McQueen is, the exhaustive, 492-page book Steve McQueen: The Actor and His Films, will tell you all you need to know. The guy was a Hollywood superstar. Some say he was a second-rate Paul Newman, but the fact remains, the dude was in a lot of movies.