Archive for May, 2020
Here is the complete story of the complex and enigmatic artist, Chris Cornell. The in-depth portrait of a high-school dropout emerging from the Seattle underground to become one of the greatest singer-songwriters & voices of his generation. Created combining personal accounts from people who knew and worked with him—together with Cornell’s own words—the book recounts the rise of his immortal band Soundgarden as they emerged from the 1980s post-punk scene to dominate pop-culture in the ’90s alongside Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, and Nirvana.
Carefully designed to capture the style, sophistication, & performance of the Ducati Panigale V4 R super bike, this new LEGO Technic set raises the bar. It is the first motorcycle in LEGO history to include a gearbox for exploring different speeds and techniques. Other key features include steering, functional front and rear suspension, plus front and rear disc brakes. The set is 646 pieces and will be released August 1.
Zippo’s SureFire Multi-Tool has everything you need to start your fire fast & easy, every time. Its got a reliable flint and wheel spark mechanism that shoots steady sparks onto the wax-coated fire paracord and its heavy duty tinder grater makes it easy to add shavings to get your blaze going. This compact, EDC tool also features a 420 carbon steel knife blade, a double cut saw blade, flathead screwdriver, bottle opener, & a bail for easy connection to a ’biner or EDC keyring.
Upstart footwear brand York Athletic just dropped a fresh variant of its popular Henry trainer. The Henry Sweatshirt features an upper of sweatshirt jersey material, a breathable and durable custom-engineered knit that offers functional 2-way stretch. A custom PU foam sock liner provides cushioning and moisture wicking and its lightweight EVA midsole is finished with a gum rubber outsole.
It’s all in the title here. In Chefs’ Fridges: More Than 35 World-Renowned Cooks Reveal What They Eat at Home and it’s really revealing. With candid profiles of renowned chefs including José Andrés, Christine Tosi, Alice Waters, Daniel Boulud, Nancy Silverton, Wylie Dufresne, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Ludo Lefebvre, and Carla Hall—to name a few, we see what the world’s most esteemed chefs shop for and keep in their kitchen. Each profile includes exclusive photos, anecdotal essays, a Q&A, and insights from their Michelin-star tastes & processes.
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The launch of the Arc Soundbar marks SONOS’ first foray into Dolby Atmos home theater audio. With the ability to play PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital Plus, and lossless Dolby Atmos, the long, lean soundbar features 11 drivers that emit room-filling multidirectional audio in 270º. Trueplay technology enables the speaker to adapt & automatically EQ to suit your space and the system also offers the convenience of Alexa & Google Assistant voice control as well as support for Apple AirPlay.
Merging the classic arcade game Skee-Ball with a portable putting game, the Puttskee is the perfect lockdown diversion. Handcrafted in the U.S.A. and constructed of real wood, including Baltic Birch and cherry, plus weather resistant turf, this premium putting game is fully portable with a fold-up rolling design that sets up & stows-away in seconds. From the game room, to the backyard, to the office to the tailgate, it’s a game that’s fun for everyone.
Written in 1927 when the baseball icon was at the peak of his prowess and just 24 years-old, Lou Gehrig’s long forgotten memoir has now been printed for the first time in book form. First syndicated in newspapers in a serialized form as he and the 1927 Yankees team sealed the World Series, Gehrig’s tale finds new life today. It is a heartfelt rags-to-riches tale about a dirt poor kid from New York who became one of the most revered baseball players of all time. Fourteen years after his account, Lou would tragically die from ALS, a disorder now known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
Equipped with 10th-gen Intel CPUs and new NVIDIA GPUs, Microsoft’s Surface Book 3 brings the MacBook Pro contender respectably up to date. Available in 13.5” & 15” models, this new portable PC still features its innovative, removable display, allowing users to run it as a laptop, flip the screen 180º, or detach it for use as a tablet. Both models offer up to 32GB of RAM and 17.5 hours of battery life.
Designed in Denmark where bikes outnumber both cars and people, The Annobike A1 is a cutting-edge all-terrain electric bike that features air suspension, disc brakes, & puncture resistant 20” X 4” tires. It is powered by a concealed battery with integrated battery-indicator and 18650 Samsung cells and a G06 series Bafang brushless motor. It is available with either 250W or 750W output for ranges from 50-70km at speeds up to 20MPH. A funded Kickstarter.
If the new ESPN documentary The Last Dance has reignited your love for Michael Jordan, you are definitely not alone. Artist Adam Lister is hyped too. His limited edition prints, in a pixelated style using classic images, celebrate the athletic icon in a fresh, geometric style. Lister’s MJ DUNK series features 3 original prints measuring 8 X 10” printed on matte-finish 300 gsm hot press paper. Limited to an edition of 50 per print, each one is signed, dated, and numbered by the artist.
Redesigned for a cleaner more refined appearance, HP’s new 2020 Omen Desktop computers, the 25L and 30L, offer improved cooling and plenty of power to run even the most demanding PC games. Both machines are designed to offer easy upgradeability giving users customizable options for increased GPU power, RAM, and additional storage. And they still feature customizable multi-color LED lights for that glowing Matrix vibe.
Showcasing beautiful medical illustrations created by certified medical illustrator Mesa Schumaker of Johns Hopkins University, The Dr. Livingston’s Human Anatomy jigsaw puzzles showcase scientifically accurate cross-sections of the human body with unique puzzle piece configurations outlining each organ and major part of the anatomy. At twice the size of a real human they make for both an exciting challenge & a stunning display—the series of puzzles forms a 10 foot tall human when all put together.
The charging case for your Pixel Buds does its job nicely but this luxe upgrade from Nomad Goods puts it over the top. Designed to tightly fit your Pixel Buds the Rugged Case adds additional drop and scratch protection with an exterior of genuine Horween leather and a microfiber interior, without adding any discernable bulk.
Military and aeronautical inspiration has come to define the Bell & Ross brand, and the limited edition BR 03-92 HUD is true to form. Many of today’s cars feature a “heads-up display” but the technology was first used in fighter jets. With its green tinted sapphire crystal and Super‑LumiNova C3 luminesence, its bright digital appearance mimics the look of a cockpit HUD. It features a 42mm ceramic case and is powered by a calibre BR-CAL.302 automatic movement.
Ideal for apartment buildings, condos, and other small spaces, Kenyon’s City Grill will keep you cooking through quarantine. UL approved for indoor and outdoor use, this compact electric & flame-free stainless steel grill offers 155 sq. inches of cooking space and produces cooking temps of 500º in just 5 minutes. With minimal smoke & non-stick grill grates it cooks & cleans-up with with ease. The grill components are also dishwasher safe.
Tooletries Tile Series set your bathroom backsplash up like the pegboard behind your workbench, hanging important grooming tools right where you need them. Made of 100% silicone for super-strong grip on smooth surfaces like glass, tile, & mirror, they’re removable and easy to clean. The set includes a toothbrush holder, razor holder, multi-purpose hook and a magnet tile.
The Primo Ager allows you to make delicious dry-aged meat easily, effectively, and professionally in your own home. The smart, compact unit is a commercial-quality, fully automated system that produces high-quality, delicious dry-aged meat easily & effectively, with UV-C sterilization, integrated app controls, and it can store up to 100-pounds of meat in just 3-square feet of space. If this all sounds good, consider this: the Primo’s Kickstarter campaign funded in just 30 minutes. Now that’s rare.
With a clean, classic design inspired by a vintage piece from the Italian brand’s extensive archive, the Bulgari Bulgari Cities Special Edition 2020 pays homage to iconic cities of the world, including New York, Rome, Tokyo, Dubai, Paris, Milan, London, Mexico City, & Ibiza. The sleek 41mm case features the city’s name etched on the bezel and comes with a collection of 12 original art prints created to celebrate an artist from each city.
With its integrated Track Point for easy, precise navigation in tight spaces without a mouse, Lenovo’s ThinkPad TrackPoint II Keyboard translates the ThinkPad notebook’s iconic typing experience into a stand-alone device. It features the same ergonomic shape and connects seamlessly via Bluetooth or the wireless Nano USB dongle, allowing up to 2 devices to connect. Supports both Android and Windows OS.