In Empire of Sin, best-selling author Gary Krist describes a complicated three-decade battle that pitted New Orleans’ Anglo-American elite against the forces of vice as they sought to eradicate sin, corruption and violence in early-20th-century New Orleans.
Wintercroft’s 3D masks come as downloadable DIY kits that include templates and instructions that make construction and assembly of your mask a cinch. Using your own cardboard or cardstock material you simply cut out the template shapes, tape the pieces together and then decorate it however you want.
There are plenty of books about Jim Morrison. Unfortunately there are even books by Jim Morrison. But this right here is the definitive biography of The Doors written by famed rock writer Mick Wall, and it fills in a lot of the big blanks about the band behind the iconic frontman.
Leftovers and stored food will last longer when the air is removed from the container. And the new Evak line from Prepara makes that possible without some weird plug-in contraption, pumps or valves. They are simple compression containers with lids that forces out air as you press them down. Available in a variety of sizes.
This versatile light clamps on, stands on 2 legs as a lantern and works as a normal handheld flashlight. Powered by 3 AAA batteries, it offers 4 light modes emitting up to 125 lumens. It also has a pivoting light head and a built-in carabiner means you can clip it to your pack for easy access.
Escaping to a little cabin hideaway is an idea that seduced the modern man. Because as much as we love internet shopping and email alerts on our wristwatch, the modern world kinda sucks. This book doesn’t. It’s a colorful, 464-page celebration of the architecture and artistry of small, isolated, low-impact abodes, including creations by many eminent architects.
These high-quality classic tool sets from Moulin Roty are child-size and fully functional and could turn your kids into DIY adults. There are 2 sets. The Small set includes a ruler, saw, hammer, Philips & flat head screwdrivers, & a pencil. The Large set includes the same plus a gimlet, sanding block, plane, pliers, mallet, chisel, c-clamp, ruler, square ruler, and a spirit level. Both are stored in a beautiful wooden toolbox.
If you don’t currently carry a pocket-size notebook, you’ll be surprised how often you use it once you do. The Apprentice notebook is a good option: acid-free paper, pocket-sized, available with ruled, blank, and dot-grid pages. Sold in 3-packs.
Phone Works is a new line of smartphone-connected testing and layout tools from Ryobi. The Phone Works modules connect to your iOS or Android phone through the headphone jack and can be controlled through the free app. Modules include a plumbing scope camera, a moisture meter, stud finder, laser level, laser distance measurer, IR thermometer, and a laser pointer.
This Swiss Army knife-style design keeps an Apple Lightning, Apple 30-pin, and micro usb connection all together in one pocket-size tool to keep your charging needs covered everywhere you roam. The input is standard USB.