When you're on vacation, you still want to look good — but you also have different needs than if you were spending your days in the office. That's what the Ledbury Summer Travel Shirts Collection is for. Featuring options like the Renata Printed Piqué, a lightweight cotton top that integrates palm trees without looking like a Jimmy Buffett souvenir, and the Clyne Plaid, made from super light chambray but with the same style you'd be wearing back home, this collection of 15 shirts gives you plenty of summer-friendly options to wear morning through night.
Hobos have a rough life — but they definitely know how to pack. The Hoboroll takes inspiration from their bindles, offering 20L of capacity in a cylindrical pack just 10" in diameter and 15" long. It's made from rugged 30D ripstop nylon, uses five different segments to keep your stuff separated and two aluminum sliders to keep it compressed, and offers a secret inner zip pocket to keep valuables safely tucked away. Great for short weekend trips or nomadic journeys aboard the box cars of freight trains.
Every reasonable chair should offer support for your spine. But very few actually resemble it. Made from solid wood by skilled craftsman, the Sternum Chaise uses over sixty joint to create a smooth seating surface that's both comfortable to sit on and a beauty to behold. Designed by Don Howell and made to order in Hellman-Chang's Brooklyn, NY studio.
What was once reserved for private tastings and brewery tours is finally being bottled and is available for everyone. Brooklyn Brewery Wild Streak is a funky creation that begins as a Belgian-inspired golden ale. It is then aged in second-use bourbon barrels for months, which balances all the flavors. It's then bottled flat and re-fermented using priming sugar, Champagne yeast, and wild yeasts. It gains carbonation as the yeasts and sugars mingle, and ends up as a refreshing, earthy and funky beer that tastes great now, but will also benefit from aging.
Exposed filament, Edison-style bulbs have been a popular choice with architects and interior designers for some time now. The Bare Light extends this design trend to the next most logical place: the light socket itself. Suspended by a cloth cord, this fixture features a glass socket that exposes the light's inner workings and allows refracted light to illuminate the space above. Crafted by expert glass blowers in Los Angeles; bulb not included.
Using a straight razor is a great way to get a close shave — but only if you keep it sharp. Help keep yours in great shape with this Bison Made Horsehide Razor Strop. Made by hand in the USA using Russet horsehide from Horween in Chicago, it also uses screws sourced from the windy city to allow for quick and easy disassembly when it's time to replace the hide or the cotton-linen canvas lining that works to remove moisture post-shave.
Privacy isn't the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Miami Beach, but that's exactly what you'll find at Calvin Klein's Miami Beach House. Back on the market for the first time since the designer purchased it in 1999, this historic home is securely situated on 113 feet of bayfront property, with a strikingly clean design that feels properly modern while paying respect to the house's original 1929 form. On site are five bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, two half baths, a garage, a courtyard, and an infinity pool that overlooks the bay with bamboo on either side to frame the view.
Smaller and lighter than any GoPro before it, the GoPro Hero4 Session Camera opens up new shooting possibilities thanks to its diminutive stature. With no rear LCD, it uses a simple one-button control scheme to start recording, and connects to the GoPro app for more robust control. It's also compatible with existing GoPro mounts, makes possible some new ones thanks to its smallness, and is waterproof down to 33 feet without needing separate housing, letting it capture better underwater audio than its stablemates while still grabbing 1080p60, 720p100, or 1440p30 video.
A suped-up way to play Gran Turismo, it is not. The TL3 Racing Simulator is quite possibly the most advanced you can buy. It uses a system of three perfectly-calibrated projectors to display a 5760 x 1080 image more than seven feet across, giving you a breathtakingly real view, while the variable position cockpit assures you're at the correct viewpoint, whether you're fake-driving a Porsche, tank, or F1 car, and provides realistic motion for a complete driving experience.
After a two year wait, the FAA announced that Houston was been approved as the next United States commercial spaceport. Houston Spaceport will be located at Ellington Airport, and includes approval for horizontally-launched space vehicles as well as space vehicle assembly. It's gonna take some time to build it all out, but once it's done, we could see space tourism industries developing in Houston as well, which would be a boon for the economy and would rise to the top of everyone's destination list immediately.
Yes, it's a toy. But it's also a loving tribute to the last car Enzo Ferrari ever put his seal of approval upon. The Lego Ferrari F40 is a faithful plastic brick reproduction of the late '80s supercar, including details like working pop-up headlights, custom-made molded rim inserts, and a twin-turbo V8 engine that you can remove from the body to admire up close.
The world of liquor is dominated by the age old brands and labels our fathers, and their fathers, grew up on. But all that is beginning to change, and Out Of The Jar provides some of the proof. Consumers are beginning to lean towards artisanal products made regionally in small batches and away from the status quo. Out Of The Jar reports on the revival of family-run distilleries, as well as young upstarts beginning from scratch. Some of the best distilleries around the world are profiled, along with a wide range of classic and experimental liquors.
Made up of castaway materials from several other projects, the Breuer Cabin by Lundberg Design is nothing short of a masterpiece in forest-getaway living. The windows were sourced from various remodel jobs, while the exterior is clad in reclaimed redwood. The pool is a repurposed cattle tank, the floors are made from multicolored slate, and the views are made by the foliage of the Pacific.
Your camera is expensive. The strap that came with it is not. Protect your investment with the Convoy Kevlar Camera Strap. The black leather strap is reinforced with the same stuff they use to make body armor, ensuring that the only way your Leica hits the floor is if you throw it down yourself.
Hand carved from American Walnut found in Pennsylvania forests, this Langhorne Stool from Revisit is loaded with detail and functionality. The seat was hand carved based on a method Robert Erickson developed in the 70's which put comfort first, and 100% milled brass hardware is used throughout. Each stool is hand numbered and folds flat, making it easy to transport thanks to the hand stained bison leather carrying strap. As versatile as it is aesthetically pleasing.
Handmade in Oaxaca, Mexico, Alacran Mezcal is not only a complex, sought after drink, but it also scores points for its beautiful glass bottle with white matte coating. The spirit itself — made from the maguey plant — packs a smoky flavor expected with a Mezcal, but adds a complexity that makes it just as welcome sipped neat as it is in a cocktail.
Some concepts become production cars. Some become nothing. But the Maserati Boomerang ended up influencing everything from high-end sports cars to the Volkswagen Golf. Debuted at the 1971 Turin Motor Show, this one-off was updated the next year to become fully-functional, with a 300+ hp V8 engine, a top speed of 186 mph, and gauges mounted inside the steering wheel. It was penned by Giorgetto Giugiaro, who designed the original Lotus Esprit and the Nikon D4, among many other notable items.
Forget hanging your home off the side of a cliff — Casa Brutale by OPA sits inside a cliff, instead. This concept design is defined by the three concrete walls that form the main living space. In order to let in plenty of light, the sea-facing front wall is all glass, as is the bottom of the roof-mounted swimming pool, creating undulating wave patterns as the sun shimmers through. The house is accessed via a stairwell that runs from the top all the way to the glass-paneled balcony at the bottom, inviting guests to take in a little fresh air before entering the home.
You might not be looking to open up a barbecue joint, but still need some help taking your grilling game to the next level. Feeding The Fire comes from Joe Carroll, owner of Fette Sau and St. Anselm restaurants in Brooklyn, New York, and is just what you need to take that next step. Carroll keeps things simple, showing that fancy equipment isn't necessary to make great grilled meats. He doesn't have a magic wand, but does provide tips, lessons, and 75 recipes to help make your next grill out memorable. A former home cook himself, Carroll will help you make better steak, brisket, pulled pork, grilled vegetables, and more, without spending a fortune or earning a culinary degree.
The electronic bike market has been stunted by some big problems. E-bikes are heavy, bulky, and most are pretty ugly. The Maxwell EPO Electric Bike aims to solve these issues, with one of the lightest electric bikes in the world. Using the frame to enclose the batteries helps keep its weight as little as 25 pounds, and it's three times as powerful and twice as fast as a regular bike. Charge from a wall outlet in just 45 minutes, and go for as many as 15 miles on a charge. It looks and handles like a regular bike, but with a secret weapon that makes your ride easier, and way more fun.
There are plenty of effects apps out there. But clever filters can only take you so far. To get the most from your photos, you need a full on editor. Like Polarr. Yes, it includes some filter-like presets, as well as the typical exposure, contrast, highlight, and shadow controls. But it also gives you access to HSL channels, tone curves, chromatic shift tools, and other pro-level features. Find a look you like? Just save it as a custom preset, and it'll be waiting for you next time, like your own built-in filter. Now that's clever.
Fully modern yet tastefully rural, this Woodstock Farm is a happy contradiction. Designed by renowned architect Rick Joy, this shingle and stone compound is set on over 200 acres, and includes a 152-foot gable house with end walls of bedrock from Lake Champlain and cedar cladding on the roof and walls, as well as a matching barn, set at an angle so as to not disturb the countryside views. Overall, there are nine bedrooms, six full baths, clean lines, and more outdoor space than some entire towns.
The P5's weren't in need of fixing. Their blend of style and sound were already a hit. Unless, of course, you're the type of person that doesn't like wires (Hint: we're all that type of person). The Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless Headphones offer outstanding sound quality without the wires. Tuned by the engineers at Abbey Road Studios, they use drivers with traditional speaker-like diaphragms for more precise sound, rechargeable batteries with up to 17 hours of playback life, and aptX technology for the best possible wireless audio reproduction.
When you're on your bike, your eyes are normally — and rightfully — on the road in front of you. The Garmin Rearview Bike Radar gives you another pair on the road behind you. It uses a rear-facing radar unit to detect oncoming vehicles up to 450 feet behind you, and flashes warnings to both you and the vehicle with increasing frequentness as they get closer. It's not quite as good as a second set of eyes in the back of your head, but it's as close as you can come without really invasive, very likely illegal/fatal surgery.
No need to gather logs for a fire just to cook outside — with the Miti Log Stove, a single log is your fire. To use it, simply grab a round log around a foot tall and between 7" and 9" in diameter, chop it into quarters, then use the included pegs to attach the metal plate and light. Within minutes you have a stovetop-like cooking surface on which to cook bacon, soups, or anything else that can stand up to the heat. Made from 1/8" stainless steel, with anchorage steel rods.
Most travelers are thrilled to get back home after a stay on the road. But what if your hotel room actually felt like home? That's the goal of the Roost Apartment Hotel. This Midtown Philly hotel was constructed with comfort in mind, and as a result offer fully-furnished and -equipped studio, one, and two-bedroom apartments instead of rooms. Features include full-size kitchens, walk-in rainfall showers, king size beds, and decor that's far more refined than what you'd find at your typical extended stay. Available for both weekly and monthly accommodations.
Already known for their audiophile level of sound quality and engaging design, D'Agostino raises the bar even higher with the MLife Streaming Amplifier. Based on the Momentum 200, the new kid on the block adds built-in streaming audio that is fully controllable from your smartphone or tablet, adding a level of convenience typically not found on the high-end market. A 5-inch LCD screen provides streaming information, while a lighted-dial face and volume bezel — that brings a fine Swiss watch to mind — moves up and down as things are manually adjusted.