Handmade in Maine my classic shoemaker Rancourt & Co., the Moto Boot from Taylor Stitch is made with chrome-tanned, 3.5oz whiskey-brown steerhide and features a double-layered toecap design with a low-profile lugged Vibram sole. via
It’s a perfect match for your Mac products but even if you’re still using a Commodore64 at home, this 4-outlet power strip makes a great case for itself: it has 4 AC outlets with surge protection plus 4 USB outlets & it uses IC smart technology to send the right amount of power to whichever device you’re charging.
For the true fan. Ballpark Diamonds are heirloom-quality, laser-cut relief sculptures of your favorite baseball stadium. Choose from Fenway Park, Dodger Stadium, Busch, AT&T Park, and more. Made of oak veneers, they’re roughly 9X9 inches and come ready to hang on the wall. A funded Kickstarter.
TarDisk adds valuable storage space to your MacBook. Made of aluminum to match your Mac, this little nugget slides right into the SDXC port to provide flash storage and boost your machine’s built-in hard drive up to 256 Gigs.
Should you roll one up? Why not. A portable keyboard is a very useful device as long as it’s big enough to be comfortable yet small enough to be truly portable. LG’s Rolly fits that bill and the design rolls up into a stick. It’s got 4 rows of keys, 2 less than normal but width-wise it’s nearly full-size. When you’re ready to go, just roll it up, but no need to lick the edge.
The Nebia showerhead is designed to feel just as good as the outdated, water-wasting showerhead you stood under this morning. The difference: Nebia uses 70% less water. Designers used aerospace engineering technology to create the water-saving nozzles, which atomize water droplets to have 10-times more surface area than a regular shower.
In places where it rains (not here in SoCal), you see all the moms under umbrellas wearing Hunter’s knee-high rubber rain boots. But now Hunter has built a new, more rugged line just for men. The Hunter Field boots feature a softer rubber compound, waterproof zip closures & Vibram soles.
Tacos rank as one of the world’s simply perfect foods and this new book from Phaidon is the ultimate guide to the art & craft of killer tacos. It features more than 100 recipes from across Mexico. Illustrated with 250 photographs, and filled with interviews, stories, illustrations, graphics, & maps, Tacopedia gives the humble taco all the attention it deserves.
Made of steel and fitted with 2 lockable clasps, the Trusco Tool box is 15-inches long and 4 ½” inches deep; perfect for a travel tool kit or portable, secure storage for art supplies, fishing gear, & anything else you can think of.
The Exploride is a transparent heads-up display that turns any car into a smart car. It does a lot: GPS, phone functions, streaming music, dash cam, cloud access, wi-fi hotspot & more, all using a safe gesture-control interface. A funded Indiegogo campaign.
Tom Petty is a straight up rock-n-roll legend; an enduring artist who has turned out chart-topping tunes for the last 40 years, in which time he worked with the likes of Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, & has sold more than 80 million records. Written by Petty’s friend & author Warren Zanes, this is the official biography.
Online clothier Jack Threads teamed up with Burton snowboards for the creation of this vintage-inspired daypack. The top-loading Annex pack is made of water-resistant canvas & features internal laptop & tablet compartments as well as a pair of exterior pockets & padded shoulder straps.
BullseyeBore is a heads up display for your drill. The device mounts onto any drill & projects lasers onto your work surface helping you drill a straight hole every time. The lasers also generate visual cues to ensure you’re drilling deep enough but not too deep.
Instead of filming everything that passes in front of the camera, like a GoPro, the graava is a smart camera that uses artificial intelligence to film only what it thinks you’d want it to film; the cool stuff. It uses 5 different sensors to determine what is interesting, dynamic, and worthy & creates an automatically edited highlight reel while also retaining the unedited clip as a backup.
This floating wall desk designed by Dario Antonioni is clean and minimal, offering an ample worktop and a pull out tray for your keyboard. Available in 2 sizes and made of either walnut or rift oak, the desk is easy to assemble & mount, at either sitting or standing height.
Portland’s Poler Outdoor Stuff has revived the old-fashioned campfire sandwich maker. Made of cast iron & featuring wooden handles, it’s exactly what you need for making those warm & gooey post-hike grilled cheese sandos.
Monty Python & The Holy Grail is a ridiculous comedy classic & so bloody British. The film turns the big 4-0 this year, so here comes the re-mastered 40th Anniversary Blu-ray featuring all the severed limbs & killer rabbits you remember in crisp, clear widescreen high definition.
Mercedes hasn’t made a big-body convertible since 1971 but that all changes with the forthcoming 2017 S-Class Cabriolet, a full-size luxury drop top that harkens back to Mercedes’ classic convertibles of the 60s. This new S-class will be unveiled Sept 15th at the Frankfurt Auto Show where full details & features will be rolled out.
The Titan Plus is a rugged keychain-size flashlight with the power of a much larger light. Constructed of nickel-plated brass, it features 3 output modes up to a bright 300 lumens & is powered by a single AAA battery.
The minimalist Starnettle knife from Connecticut’s Ragged Mountain Knifeworks is an everyday utility knife that’s 7 inches long with a 3-inch cutting blade shaped from a slab of American made 5/32″ D2 tool steel stock. A fully funded Kickstarter.