Most people take their old, scratched up lens filters and rip fools off selling them on eBay as “New, in original packaging.” Dallas-based up-cycler Joel Malone found something else to do with them. He uses them for drink coasters. Good thinking, man.
National Geographic writer Scott Wallace’s new book is a first-person account of his expedition into the depths of the Amazon rain forest on the hunt for the last of the un-contacted native tribes. No, he wasn’t going to warn the “fleicheros” about the construction of a new Super Wal-Mart on their sacred lands, but close. Read it and find out.
International terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sanchez aka Carlos the Jackal was one of the 20th century’s most-wanted fugitives. He was a vicious activist thru the 70s & 80s, orchestrating bombings, kidnappings, and hijackings in Europe and the Middle East. This Criterion Collection version is the uncut five-and-a-half hour saga of the real-life global gangster.
British artist/activist Banksy is still cool. Unlike other fame-hungry and corpo-friendly street artists, Banksy continues to produce art that matters and remains anonymous. In fact Banksy is so cool, he has nothing to do with this book. It’s a collection of other people’s stories about the legendary figure. Believe what you want.
If you spend your entire workday watching the clock and trying to telepathically urge it toward five p.m., this wall-mounted jumbo flip clock is going to make you even crazier. It’s big, bold numbers flip mechanically reminding you of every passing minute, even though it feels like time is standing still.
Lost minds are sometimes never found again. In the old America, the insane were sent away to state mental hospitals. Photographer Christopher Payne has collected hundreds of haunting images of these abandoned facilities in his stunning book, focusing on the rich architecture and inherent creepiness of more than 70 crumbling American asylums.
Shatner knows no shame but you have to admit the bloated old Captain Kirk can be pretty funny. This new concept album that features his terrible singing on top of classic rock remakes by some well-known musicians like Peter Frampton, Sheryl Crow, and Johnny Winter is a total joke. And weirdly, it’s a somewhat humorous one.
Made of cold-rolled steel then crimped to stack together, these nesting shot glasses come in three different finishes. If you and shot glasses have a sketchy relationship, maybe don’t get the slippery Teflon-coated set, shots pour out of those way too easily.
This may be the most comprehensive reference book on beer ever published. Inside are 868 pages packed with over 1,100 entries by 160 different beer industry authoritarians from across the world. Know your brew.
Coasters are supposed to protect your furniture from drink rings and these little square slabs of slate from a quarry in upstate New York will do exactly that. Just be careful you don’t drop one the coffee table or the hardwood floor, they’ll do some damage.