Measuring 11 and a half feet long yet surprisingly light, the Jarvis x No. 4 St. James Stand Up Paddle Board is an ideal way to take to the water this summer. This collab has an exterior finished in natural American cherry, cedar, and fir wood, but uses a recycled foam core to keep the weight around 30 pounds. The result is a board that's both fast and stable, ideal for beginners, capable enough for avid paddlers, and worthy of display when you're back on land.
With a single-piece Cerachrom bezel, the new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watch uses high technology to return this classic timepiece to its roots. The aforementioned bezel is made from black ceramic with a super-thin layer of platinum to help the numerals standout, resulting in a look reminiscent of the black plexiglas bezel of the 1965 model. To match the new bezel, the white dial version gets black rings around the subdials, while the black dial gets contrasting silver rings. The 40 mm case and matching solid-link Oyster bracelet are crafted from polished 904L steel, and the caliber 4130 provides rock-solid reliability.
Located inside the Municipality of Petite-Riviere-St-Francois and near the ski center Le Massif, Villa Boreale is the ideal getaway in eastern Quebec. The exterior mimics its surroundings by exposing the natural grain of Eastern white cedar, while the black metal cladding creates a stark contrast and modern barn quality. A Scandinavian inspiration can be seen throughout the interior with the sleek white kitchen, concrete floors, and pale wood tones. Each window has been thoughtfully placed to create ample views of Canada's boreal forest and flood the space with substantial amounts of natural light throughout the entire day. With accommodations for 14, the second story loft can act as a master, a playroom for kids, or a place to get away from your housefull of guests.
Omega's Speedmaster will forever be known as the first timepiece to be worn in space. Now you can own a Speedmaster that's actually made using material from space. The Omega Speedmaster Grey Side Of The Moon Meteorite Watch has the same 44.25 mm grey ceramic case as its predecessor, but replaces the dial with a slice of the Gibeon meteorite that fell in Namibia, its distinct Widmanstätten pattern clearly visible. Omega's Ceragold technology is used to create the 18K Sedna gold tachymeter scale on the bezel, and the transparent case back lets you get a clear view of the Co-Axial calibre 9300 movement. Finished with a grey leather strap with rubber insert and fold-over clasp.
When outlets are scarce, light and power become man's best friend. The BioLite PowerLight Mini can provide you with both in one pocket-sized package. A USB rechargeable battery can run the 135-lumen LED panel to brighten the campsite for over two full days or add some extra fuel to your gadgets. A metal clip and bike mount transforms the light into anything from a headlamp to a bicycle reflector, providing the visibility you need in any situation.
A black and white palette lets the furnishings and curated artwork of this Park Slope Apartment stand out. Renovated for a bachelor friend of the architect, it saw its original wood floors and brick fireplace painted a glossy white, providing a fitting backdrop for the eclectic pieces within. The kitchen was outfitted with glossy gray cabinets from Ikea, cleverly disguised with bronze hardware that's carried through to the bathroom's octagonal door handle. Other highlights include saddle leather pillows on the couch, a guest room with a multi-tone paint job, and original Rorschach-inspired prints in the master bath.
If you've ever wondered how some of the biggest heists in the world actually happened, you might want to consider How to Steal the Mona Lisa: and Six Other World-Famous Treasures. Priceless art and artifacts including the Hope Diamond, King Tut's golden death mask, and the Mona Lisa are profiled, with humorous tips on everything from how to camouflage a car, scale buildings, or master the art of disguise. And while you probably shouldn't consider your own heist, you'll at least feel fully equipped should the opportunity arise.
Gears. Timing. Metal. Mechanical watches and cars are similar in a lot of ways. The Bell & Ross AeroGT Concept celebrates these similarities by serving as a springboard for two new timepieces. This design study was inspired by the grand touring cars of the '50s and '60s, yet updates the idea for modern times with an incredibly low, aerodynamic body, with oversized exhaust pipes that recall jet engines and turbine-like wheels. The jet theme continues with an aileron at the rear, which helps to stabilize the car when cornering — assuming you could actually drive it.
Nearly every smartwatch tracks your activity. Yet very few are built for those who are truly active. Powered by Android Wear and the new Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip, the Nixon Mission Smart Watch was designed with surfers, skiers, and snowboarders in mind. Its main Mission app links to services like Surfline, Snocountry, and Trace to give you the conditions and tracking you require, and of course, it also runs the thousands of apps already available for the platform. Spec-wise, it has a fully round AMOLED display, a dual-layer silicone band, and a rugged chassis made from polycarbonate, stainless steel, and a Gorilla Glass crystal that helps earn the watch a water rating of 10ATM, or more than enough to stand up to the heaviest of waves.
Ideally, none of us would need to take pills everyday. But whether it's a dietary supplement or life-saving medication, many of us do. The Hero Smart Pill Dispenser makes it easy to do so the right way. This smart appliance sits on your counter, stores up to 10 different pills, and dispenses them on a schedule or on demand. It has a built-in screen with a simple interface, dispenses with a single button press, and tracks consumption, so you — or your loved one — gets an alert when it's time to take a pill, and the caregiver gets an alert if a dose is missed.
Based on the same technology that made Marty McFly's Mags a reality, the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 is ready to bring auto-lacing technology into the real world. Designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield with an assist from Tiffany Beers, the shoes hide their mechanical systems under under the arch, using a sensor to tell when you've stepped in, and automatically adjusting the laces to fit your foot. From there, two buttons let you tighten and loosen as necessary, but this is only the beginning — Nike claims that future models may be able to dynamically adjust the laces on the fly. Offered exclusively to Nike+ members, they come in three colorways.
Located in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel between mainland Tasmania and Bruny Island, Satellite Island is a private escape getaway unspoiled by the likes of the public. The whale-shaped landmass takes around an hour and a half to walk around, whether you're on the high path, or walking the ancient rock shelf at low tide. You can stay at the Summer House, which has room for 12 guests, or enjoy proximity to the water at the more intimate Boathouse — the choice is yours, since you have the entire island to yourself. No matter where you rest your head, you'll be welcomed with a bottle of champagne and a bucket of oysters, and can avail yourself of the free-range eggs, garden, and fruits of the sea, or have the caretaker Richard run you into town for more traditional fare like wallaby burgers and fries.
Burgers get author Matthew Ramsey hot in more ways than one. Ramsey is a chef, food stylist, creative producer, and now author of Pornburger, a book made for everyone with a fetish for delicious burgers. It features the most unique recipes ever put between two handcrafted buns, all of which is photographed tastefully for your enjoyment. And it's not just a burger peep show, as Ramsey shows readers how to create their own mouth watering burgers as well.
Thusly named because "Black Bay Black" sounds more than a little redundant, the TUDOR Heritage Black Bay Dark Watch provides a stealthy take on the company's classic diver's watch. Its 41 mm steel case is finished with black PVD-treated coating, leaving it with a tasteful matte finish to match the dial, bezel, and oversized crown. Powered by the COSC certified, reference MT5602 movement, which is developed, manufactured, and assembled in-house, it's waterproof to 200 meters, offers a 70-hour power reserve, and comes with both a gray fabric strap and your choice of a PVD-treated black steel bracelet or aged leather strap with black PVD steel clasp.
Set atop a peak over a mile above sea level, the Starlight Room is a one-of-a-kind accommodation that offers unsurpassed views of the surrounding Dolomites and the night sky. The views are enabled by a bed that's surrounded by glass on four sides, including the ceiling, so you can look up to see a view unpolluted by nearby lighting. There's a small TV, a heating/cooling system, and speakers, and you get a four-course dinner, complete with wine, as well as a light breakfast included with the room. But it's really the views and the feeling of isolation — as well as the exciting journey in on snowmobile, snowshoes, or fat bikes — that's the attraction here.
Many expected the Oculus Rift to give us our first taste of VR. Unfortunately, a high price and ridiculous minimal specs — PC-only, among them — left many of us on the outside. The PlayStation VR should help fill some of that void. Needing nothing more than a PS4 and Playstation Camera to power it, it's far more accessible, and doesn't slouch on the specs, either, with a 5.7" OLED 1080p display running at up to 120 fps, 3D audio from built-in headphones, and, of course, a highly capable controller that you're already intimately familiar with. Arriving in October.
Originally created to celebrate Niki Lauda's first world championship title with Ferrari, the Monza still stands as one of Tag's most celebrated watches. Yet it has rarely been reissued. Which makes the Tag Heuer Monza 40th Anniversary Watch all the more special. It retains the iconic coussin case of the original, but expands it from 39 to 42 mm, and swaps its steel construction for carbide-coated titanium. The dial is home to both a pulsometer and tachymeter scale, just like the original, and likewise has black and white lacquered hour and minute hands, as well as a historic logo, the original font, and vintage orange SuperLuminova on the indices. Finished with a full-grain black "super racing" leather strap, it's limited to just 2,000 pieces.
When it comes to your everyday attire in the work environment, looking sloppy or out of touch isn't an option. But most of us hate shopping, especially when it comes to the accessories that help complete each outfit. Sprezzabox simplifies the shopping experience by shipping you a new box each month with 5-6 new products that put the finishing touches on a great look and all at a price that won't break the bank. Ties, wallets, sunglasses, socks, watches, and more are typical products you can expect, and subscriptions start at just $25. Quality, professional items are hand selected by an in-house stylist each month and shipped right to your door.
It might share its name with the mullet-piloted muscle cars of your youth, but the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is far from those bare-bones affairs. It's powered by a supercharged 6.2L V-8 producing 640 hp, paired to either a rev-matching six-speed manual or a sophisticated 10-speed automatic. Technological advancements are also apparent in the Magnetic Ride suspension, user-selectable Driver Modes, Launch Control, and modern connectivity features. The exterior exudes the car's aggressive nature, with 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, Brembo brakes, 11 heat exchangers for optimal cooling, a carbon fiber insert and heat extractor in the hood, and a wing-style rear spoiler.
Using a color scheme and details that harken back to models of the past, the TUDOR Heritage Black Bay Bronze Watch is a completely modern timepiece that wouldn't look out of place decades earlier. Its 43 mm case is crafted from an aluminium bronze alloy that develops its own patina over time, making each one unique. The company's first chocolate brown dial and bezel, as well as golden and beige accents, help to further highlight the watch's nautically-inspired case, and the snowflake hour hand, prominent winding crown, and domed crystal recall notable TUDOR models from the past. Powered by an in-house movement developed specifically for this model, it's accompanied by a fabric strap inspired by a classic French Navy bracelet, as well as an aged brown leather strap.
Most motorbikes don't have four wheels. Most aren't powered by Maserati engines, either. Both are defining features of the Lazareth LM847 Quad Motorcycle, essentially a sport bike built around a 4.7L V8 producing 470 hp. Despite its massive engine, it has all the properties you'd expect in a bike, such as handlebars, a low-slung saddle, the ability to lean — at least a little — in the turns, and distinctive headlamps.
Prohibition was supposed to dry out America, and while there weren't many distillers legally making liquor, that didn't stop many Americans from continuing to drink. Contraband Cocktails: How America Drank When It Wasn't Supposed To provides a detailed look at the drinks, methods, and people that kept Americans buzzed. From the rise of the speakeasy, which led to the modern cocktail bar — to how members of Congress were supplied with illegal booze, Contraband Cocktails is a fascinating look at a period of American history none of us hope repeats itself.
With concrete walls that emerge from the rock unevenly, this Iceland Cliffside Retreat is in some ways a reflection of the island nation's craggy glaciers. It's also a truly modern structure, spread across multiple floors with huge swaths of glass that provide the subterranean levels needed light and provide views of the water below. Sadly fictional for now, we'd happily take in our morning coffee on its oversized lower terrace.
Filling a massive industrial space, this Milan Apartment uses intelligent small touches to make it feel more like a home and less like a former factory. Among those are cabinets in the kitchen clad in treated, unlaquered wood, outer columns painted a stark white, the better to contrast with the black metal island, vents, and ceiling, and classic, plushly upholstered furniture that brings a soft touch to the bare concrete floors.
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After spending the night in the Great Outdoors, it's going to take a cup of coffee, or six, to get you back on the trails. Built from rust-free 18/8 stainless steel, the Stanley Adventure Percolator keeps the nostalgia of old-school outdoor coffee alive. An updated removable silicone grip allows you to brew right over an open flame, while the ergonomic handle makes for an easier pour. The large capacity holds half a dozen cups to help keep the whole campfire caffeinated for whatever adventures lie ahead.
A quad-core processor. Android. 1200x800 resolution. Wi-fi and Bluetooth. It sounds like the stat sheet for a mid-level tablet — but mid-level tablets don't have wall-sized screens. The Jmgo Smart Home Theater Projector is a do-it-all theater solution with a circular aluminum body that matches the cylindrical remote control. Thanks to its built-in smarts, it can stream video straight from a variety of sources, has HDMI and USB ports for connecting other devices, built-in speakers, and DLP technology that keeps the picture looking crisp at any size.