Street art books are easy to find but ones like City As Canvas are rare. Offering authentic history & deep context, it chronicles the crucial first chapter of the emergence of graffiti & early street art through the collected works of foundational NYC artist Martin Wong & the voices of friends & artists who were there. The book also contains previously unpublished art by Keith Haring, Basquiat, & Futura 2000.
Maybe you like to run in those knee-high compression socks like the real athletes but when it comes to hiking, there’s nothing better than real wool socks. These fine specimens are made in Italy using only natural Italian wool yarns which offer unsurpassed wicking and breathability for all day comfort on the trail.
It’s not really your Grandaddy’s knife. But you can tell people whatever you want. It’s got a rosewood handle and brass hardware with a stainless steel blade. Everything about the knife says it could’ve belonged to an old dude who knew what was up.
When your weekend objective is to do the ‘no pants dance’ all you need to slay the babes like Anchorman Ron Burgundy is to musk up with a couple squirts of Sex Panther cologne. It’s a formidable scent that burns the nostrils, in a good way.
Tuls are a collection of compact, card-sized tools made of stainless or titanium that you can keep in your wallet or on your keychain to solve lots of daily problems by just reaching into your pocket. Each of the 4 Tuls cards offers different functions. Rulers, wrenches, openers, phone stand, & so on.
If what you want is something that can be found hanging from the ceiling in a butcher shop, you can try all those weird pumps & pills but if you’re serious about improving your sausage, this book is a much better investment. The secrets to superior Salumi, sausage, and other meaty goods are all in here.
You swipe & you swipe but all you do is spread the mess around. Finally, there’s a more sanitary way to deal with all the greazy, grimy screens you’re fingering every day. Danish cleaning company AM & New York de-greasing agency aruliden have teamed up to fight grime with a line of screen cleaning products that remove the “schmutz” from all your electronics.
Windsurfing died with the 80s but now it’s back. This time it’s a little different and doesn’t require a frosted mullet, Aquasocks, or fluorescent Daisy Dukes. For this new kind of windsurfing you just need a miniature finger-surfboard and a car to ride shotgun in. The mastermind behind the Fingersurfing project is a Danish shaper dude named Toke Lotz. Sounds about right. via
400 pages of the definitive Metallica story. And this is just the first half. Volume One of this essential 2-part biography of the most important metal band of all time tracks the quartet from earliest origins through their rise to international stardom.
There’s Socrates, Confucius & Plato, even Nietschze. And yet even the world’s most profound philosophers can’t hold a candle to the wisdom of the great Homer. Simpson, that is. A page or passage from this treatise on laziness will one day be carved in granite on the base of the giant, skyscraping sculpture we build in his honor.