Old men and Sherlock Holmes are the only guys who can really pull off wearing a herringbone tweed coat. But for those of us who want just a hint of the old haberdashery look, these wallets from San Diego-based Jetsam, made of recycled tweed suit coats, are a good, less itchy-scratchy option.
When’s the last time you chomped down on your childhood favorite, the good old PB & J sando? Maybe you’re too grown up for that stuff now. Or maybe you just didn’t know about The Jam Shop’s booze-infused jellies and jams? Drunken Monkey features bananas and a splash of rum, while the Bourbon Blueberry has … you get the idea.
Artist Dave Murray may or may not have been drunk when he designed this series of beer posters. After all, he is Canadian. But really, the style of this giclée print series looks more like Picasso or Ozenfant—a bit more Cubism than Alcoholism.
Your smartphone probably does everything you need it to plus has 96 extra functions you don’t even use. But, unless you’ve got an iPhone, flying this mini RC helicopter is not an option for you. If you haven’t made the switch over to Apple yet, let this be the reason. Face it, you’ll never be a palm pilot with that Palm Pilot.
As a mob boss or a crook with an itchy trigger finger, Christopher Walken is one weird, scary bastard. But he might be even creepier when he’s saving people’s lives. In 1983’s The Dead Zone, based on a Stephen King story, Walken plays a man who awakes from a coma with powers of premonition. He has visions of tragedies just before they happen. Is this power a gift or a curse?
What do you really know about Steve Jobs? Read his first and only authorized biography by Walter Isaacson, one of America’s foremost biographers, and find out how one man with a vision and a love for mock-turtlenecks grew Apple Computer into the leaders of the digital age. iPad version also available. Available November 21, 2011.
Unless you were a film major or have some weird fascination with old black and white movies, you probably have no idea that Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane is considered an important milestone in modern film. Some call it the greatest movie ever made. Find out why. This 3-disc 70th anniversary set features an enhanced digital version of the film, a soundtrack disc, and other coolness.
If you’re a pro behind the bar you know the importance of a dash of bitters in certain cocktails. If you don’t know, it’s time to start experimenting. The boutique line of flavored bitters from Leopards + Lions will be a great introduction to spicing up your drinks with flavors like Orange Cardamom, Cherry Burdock and Peach Marigold.
Hollywood might be out of fresh ideas. Why else would they continually resurrect old comic book heroes from the 50s? Williams-Sonoma on the other hand, is always coming up with cool, new stuff. This set of four Marvel hero cookie cutters will turn out perfect Spiderman, Hulk, IronMan, and Captain America cookies like Hollywood turns out tired story-lines. Which is to say: often, easily and with great success.
We’re all for the ultralight approach to outdoor adventure. Packing light helps keep you focused on the action, but there is such a thing as packing too light. Like, if you’re being stalked by a rogue mountain lion and all you’re carrying is a goo shot and a rape whistle, you’re bumming. But, if you’ve got this featherweight titanium-coated knife in your fannypack, you might just make it back home to tell the tale.