Archive for June, 2015

TrunkMonkey at


Posted in Gear

TrunkMonkey is a different kind of bike rack. It’s inflatable and portable. Made of durable Cordura Kevlar with adjustable nylon straps, it inflates with an included 12V DC pump to securely hold your bike for transport while protecting your car and your bike from scratches & damage. Weighing just 6 pounds, it can be easily deflated & strapped onto your bike.

Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals at

Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery, and Billion-Dollar Deals

A book about banking based on a Twitter account sounds ridiculous unless you follow @GSElevator, the darkly humorous and wildly popular Twitter feed based on things supposedly overheard in the Goldman Sachs elevator. This new book shares not only the curated jokes grilling banking’s elite but also the author’s own journey as an investment banker in New York, London, & Hong Kong.

Garmin Rino 650t at

Garmin Rino 650t

Posted in Portable and Tech

Boasting a 20-mile range, the Rino 650t is latest in handheld 2-way radios from Garmin. It comes preloaded with detailed TOPO U.S. 100K maps and a 1-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite imagery and features a 2.6” color display and a full navigational toolset with high-sensitivity GPS, barometric altimeter, 3-axis electronic compass and NOAA weather radio.

Boombot Pro at

Boombot Pro

Posted in Audio & Speakers and Tech

With 2 Gigs of storage, Siri/Google Voice control, & a waterproof design, the Boombot Pro bluetooth speaker will blast all the hits on your summer poolside playlist. It features a high output dual-amplifier configuration & 2×5 watts of power with a dynamic acoustic tune.

Stump – The Cracked Log Table/Stool at

Stump – The Cracked Log Table/Stool

Posted in Lighting and Seating and Space

Made from a salvaged stump and fitted with internal lighting that disperses light through the cracks in the log, this stool-table is built for indoor and outdoor use and won the award for the Best Sustainable Design at The Edge 2014. A smaller lamp is also available.

Coldsmoke Innak All-Terrain Shorts at

Coldsmoke Innak All-Terrain Shorts

Posted in Wear

Made of breathable, weather-resistant Schoeller stretch canvas, these bike/adventure shorts from Venice Beach, CA-based Coldsmoke Co. are designed for all-condition comfort  in the saddle or on the trail.

LEGO Creator Ferrari F40 at

LEGO Creator Ferrari F40

Posted in Gear

The latest in adult Legos is a 1158-piece late 80s Ferrari F40 that features a removable V8 engine & doors that open, plus pop-up headlights, trunk & rear gate.

Swedish Log Stovetop at

Swedish Log Stovetop

Posted in Camping and Gear

There’s an old Scandinavian tradition of splitting a log 4-ways, standing it vertical, and lighting the center on fire, with the splits acting as vents to keep it burning. The Swedish Log Stovetop is a laser-cut stainless steel burner designed to turn that log into a cookstove.

Bultaco Brinco Electric Moto-Bike at

Bultaco Brinco Electric Moto-Bike

Posted in Motorcycles and Rides

Half-bike, half-motorcycle, Bultaco’s new 2200-watt Brinco E-bike offers 3 riding modes, giving you the option of pedaling or effortless cruising with a range from 18-50 miles depending on how hard you want to work, if at all. Top speed 37 MPH. Recharges fully in 3 hours.

iHome WiFi-enabled Smart Plug at iHome WiFi-enabled Smart Plug at

iHome WiFi-enabled Smart Plug

Posted in Gadgets and Tech

This wi-fi enabled wall plug allows you to control home appliances like lighting, fans, or humidifiers remotely through the simple iHome app. It works with iOS 8.1 or later & Android Jelly Bean 4.2 & later.

Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture at

Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture

Packed with images of the most popular and influential sneakers ever made, Out Of The Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture puts it all in context with interviews and essays by key designers, collectors, and cultural historians, to create a backdrop of the technical innovation, trends, social history, and marketing that have shaped sneaker culture over the past two centuries.

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ at

The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’

Posted in Media and Movies

Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is a movie so groundbreaking & original, it’s hard to imagine how the cinematic masterpiece was actually made. Now the answers to all those questions can be discovered with this 562-page book from Taschen. The ultimate companion to the film, it contains on and off set photographs, pre-production paintings, conceptual designs, and publicity materials plus insights from the actors, senior production designers, & special-effects experts.

Bare Light at

Bare Light

Posted in Lighting and Space

Made by hand in Los Angeles, Bare Light stands apart from others due to its clear glass socket; a design that (safely) reveals the light’s electrical components as well as creating a unique refractive glow. Bare Light also features a classic cloth cord.

Aston Martin DB9 GT at

Aston Martin DB9 GT

Posted in Exotic and Rides

More powerful than its predecessor, Aston Martin’s DB9 GT is fitted with a 6-liter V12 that cranks out 457 horsepower, making it the most powerful DB9 ever made. 0-60 in 4.5 and a top speed of 186MPH, it features a 6-speed Touchtronic II tranny & the brand’s tech new AMi infotainment system.