You don't have time to scout out the best coffee in your own city, much less the entire world. That's where Collected Coffee comes in, curating a great coffee that is delivered directly to you each month. They start by talking to roasters around the world and then selecting beans that's both unique and delicious. They then taste the selections blind before choosing the blend of the month. A partner roaster then roasts the beans to order and bags them on site before sealing them fresh and sending them to you. Coffee is finally curated for people that love it, from a team dedicated to providing a great experience.
Making use of natural materials found on the property, the Hill House cuts into a Winthrop hillside to create a sustainable mountain retreat. The exterior is clad in a mix of recycled steel and sustainably harvested wood, while gabion stone walls taken from excavation blends into the rocky plot. Glazed walls wrapped around three sides of the home flood the interior with natural light and provide unspoiled views of the Washington landscape. A sunken fire pit sits in the middle of a large stepped platform that is sheltered by oversized eaves, providing an outdoor escape during warmer months.
You could fill a library with all the papers and articles that have been written about Francis Ford Coppola's mafia masterpiece. All of them together can't give you the insight of The Godfather Notebook. This 700-page publication is a recreation of the notebook Coppola compiled and wrote before filming began. Filled with notes, ideas, and impressions from Mario Puzo's novel, it lets you see inside the film like never before. The notebook is accompanied by an introduction from Coppola himself and photos from both on and off the set.
Built to order in the USA, this Luno Record & Whiskey Console combines two of life's great pleasures: music and booze. Inspired by the classic record consoles of the '50s and '60s, it's crafted from American Walnut, with handsome fabric grills. The top lifts up on one side to reveal a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable and metal turnknob controls, while the central front section has two sliding doors that open to reveal a storage area for four bottles, up to 150 LPs, and the included gold-rimmed glasses. To ensure it sounds as good as it looks, it has a silk-dome tweeter, a 6.5-in woofer, and a downward-firing 100W subwoofer, and Airplay compatibility lets you stream music from your Apple gadgets when you want to listen to something that's not in your vinyl collection.
'Tis the season for sleeping under the stars and reestablishing your relationship with Mother Nature. The Base Camp Trailer is a towable survival station that lends a little bit of luxury to the backcountry. They start with a cargo trailer, fabricated with a steel tube frame and sheet steel body. A 250 watt solar pannel rides on the roof to power the water heater, LED light towers, and whatever you can plug in. If you need room for kayaks or a rooftop tent, you can opt for a 120 watt pannel mounted on the back. A camp chef's kitchen rolls out of the side and is equipped with a sink, gas grill, magnetic knife and spice rack, and storage for your pots and pans. Keep clean, even in the middle of nowhere, thanks to a built in shower with hot and cold controls and a pull out rod with curtain. Every trailer is completely customizable, so whether you're camping by the lake or surviving the zombie apocalypse, you can always be prepared for anything.
The use of thermal imaging tools is nothing new for those brave men and women that battle the flames and smoke. Yet it's always come at a price: the inability to use both hands. The Scott Sight Smart Firefighter Mask does away with limitation by integrating a thermal imaging system right into the mask. While the lightweight camera sits on the outside, the integrated display sits inside the shield, assuring that the view remains unobstructed while giving the wearer full use of their bodies to combat the fire and help rescue potential victims.
Most new cars come with sensors to let you know when you're about to back over something. Unfortunately for owners of older rides, adding that capability to a car that didn't come equipped with it has been an expensive undertaking. Until now. The FenSens Wireless Parking Sensor is both affordable and easy to install. It packs its sensors into a standard license plate holder, installing in as little as five minutes and connecting to your phone wirelessly. Once it's set up you'll get a visual readout of how far any objects are from your bumper, as well as audible alerts that increase in frequency the closer you get to an object, all without running a single cable.
The sport and story of surfing extends far beyond its birthplace in Polynesia. Surf Odyssey: The Culture of Wave Riding takes a look at both the sport itself and the community that has sprung up around it, including everyone from photographers to designers. With outstanding photos from surfing locations covering places like California, Norway, South Korea, and anywhere else there's access to large bodies of water, this 250-page tome will give you a new perspective on the oft misunderstood practice of riding the waves.
Designed by Konstantin Grcic to mesh well with the rest of the ClassiCon collection, including Eileen Gray's iconic 1927 side table, the Ulisse Daybed uses a clean design to call attention to its details. Those begin with a solid oak or walnut frame, its concave shape both elegant and functional, and extend to the thin-yet-comfortable upholstery, covered in your choice of fabric or leather. It's finished with a solid brass and wood cylinder that works as a support for the headrest, giving you three positions to choose from depending on if you're just relaxing or actually trying to nap.
There isn't much that can make a beautiful 64' Chrysler Imperial more attractive than it already is. But Don Draper's 1964 Chrysler Imperial has an extra layer of cachet, since it's the same car that was used in the hit TV series Mad Men. Used in Season 4, Episode 3, this Imperial is one of only 200 Imperial convertibles believed to still exist. It comes fully loaded, with the 413 V-8 wedge engine and 727 TorqueFllite push button automatic transmission. Everything is original outside of a new paint job and new carpeting. A piece of automotive and television history up for sale to the highest bidder.
Yes, it has a patently ridiculous commercial — directed by Martin Scorsese, no less — but that doesn't make Bleu De Chanel Cologne any less appealing. It has an alluring mix of crisp citrus, sandalwood, labdanum, nutmeg, cedar, pink pepper and other notes to give it a clean, woodsy smell that's ideal for warmer weather. Arrives in a handsome bluish-gray bottle.
Don't just remove the pollutants from your air — destroy them completely with the Molekule Air Purifier. The world's first purifier to operate on a molecular level, it uses technology called Photo Electrochemical Oxidation to clean the air. Air enters the machined aluminum cylinder at the bottom, passing through a pre-filter to catch larger particles before hitting a nanoparticle-coated filter that when activated by light generates a chemical reaction that breaks pollutants down into their harmless components. As a result, it can destroy airborne chemicals, bacteria, mold, viruses, and allergens 1000 times smaller than traditional HEPA filters, leaving you with nothing but clear, healthy air.
When Polish designer Robert Majkut dreamt up this Whaletone Royal Digital Piano, it's doubtful that even he could fully imagine how striking it would be. The 13 x 8 ft piano that resembles a water polished sea creature is the largest Whaletone model available. But there are no strings or hammers under the hood, instead it's entirely digital — complete with an internal noiseless amplifier, MIDI inputs and outputs, USB, and a headphone socket to play in silent mode. And if it wasn't unique enough already, each Whaletone product is made to order — allowing you to customize it to fit in with the rest of the furniture on your private yacht.
It doesn't have a fancy metal case, built-in cell connection, or other unnecessary add-ons. What the Pebble 2 Smartwatch does have is a solid mix of features and value. Like most wearables, it does activity and sleep tracking, leveraging the built-in heart rate monitor for added accuracy. It also displays notifications, keeps a timeline for an at-a-glance look at your day, and provides access to a rich ecosystem of apps. But unlike most smartwatches, it can run for up to seven days on a single charge, is water resistant to 30 meters, and has an ePaper display that's always on, so you're never wearing a blank black box on your wrist.
Tucked between a dense pine forest and the New Zealand coast, the Pines House offers a zinc-clad retreat on the Coromandel Peninsula. The front of the exterior is covered by an oversized awning that connects what appears to be two separate buildings. Corrugated zinc siding continues into the interior to further sway the illusion of independent structures occupying the same plot. A massive timber platform runs along the entire length of the residence and extends out toward the shore, creating an outdoor space to entertain among the neighboring bay.
Designed to free you from the need to drag your phone with you every time you run, the Pebble Core is an iPod shuffle for modern times. It uses its own 3G connection to stream music from Spotify, and connects with your headphones wirelessly over Bluetooth. Since your phone also doubles as a location device, the Core packs GPS into its squarish black body, syncing the data with a number of popular fitness apps once you're back on WiFi. And while you hopefully never need it, there's also an SOS function built-in so should an emergency happen, you can still call for help without actually needing a phone.
As rugged as they come and packed with tech, the Olympus Tough TG-Tracker Camera is the action cam for the data hungry. It uses a bevy of sensors — including GPS, a barometric pressure sensor, an accelerometer, an electronic compass, and a temperature sensor — to record data about your location and the conditions, all while the 204º f/2.0 lens and UHD sensor capture 4K footage of your exploits at 30 fps. And since most adventures get a little messy, it's also waterproof down to 100 feet, dustproof, shockproof, freezeproof, and crushproof, so it can handle whatever you throw its way.
Both exceedingly rare and truly groundbreaking, this Plymouth Orchard Tractor is a display-worthy piece of agricultural history. The only Orchard model of the 214 built, it's literally one of a kind, but that's not it's real claim to fame. Instead, that comes from the fact that it was the first tractor to be designed for use with rubber tires instead of the studded steel wheels used before. Lightweight and powered by a Hercules IXB engine, it could hit speeds of up to 25 mph — something that drew the ire of Chrysler's lawyers before learning that the company built a car in 1910. It, like the tractor, was named after the place it was built: Plymouth, OH.
When you're in Napa Valley surrounded by acres of vineyards and mature trees, you want to take full advantage of the surrounding scenery. The Valley Floor House uses a series of oversized eaves to create outdoor spaces for guests to enjoy the property's multiple gardens and courtyards year round. The residence is composed of two homes connected by a glass foyer. A stone and a cedar wall distinguishing between the separate spaces, the cedar side leading to guest rooms and the stone wall taking you to the main house, while also creating an L-shaped barrier between the home and the neighboring road. Each room is fitted with large sliding glass doors for direct access to the lawn and blanket views of the Mayacamas Mountains.
Sure, modern-day Ferraris and Lambos are great looking cars. But there's something about mid-century Italian cars that sets them apart from other cars from the same era. Bellissima!: The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945 to 1975 celebrates these rolling works of art with gorgeous full-color photography and interesting passages from well-versed auto writers covering their importance and influence. And should you be interested in seeing them in person, the full collection will be on display at Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts through October 9.
If you love IPAs then you probably love Sixpoint Resin. And if you love Resin, then the latest hop-forward release from the Brooklyn based brewery should be right up your alley. Sixpoint Puff is an unfiltered version of Resin with an extra dose of dry hops that help turn it into it's very own puffy, hop cloud. It's the closest thing to drinking an IPA straight from the tanks and is hitting store shelves this month.
Yes, you're reading that correctly. The Levi's x Google Jacquard Commuter Trucker Jacket was developed by the two Bay Area titans as part of a Google initiative called Project Jacquard that aims to create smart clothing. It does so by weaving conductive yarns into normal fabrics, creating a surface that recognizes touches and gestures yet looks and feels like regular clothes. This jacket will be the first commercial product to emerge from the partnership, a biking-friendly affair that will let you safely and quickly do things like handle incoming calls, adjust volume, and bring up navigation info. It talks to your phone over Bluetooth, with a little electronic loop on the cuff that can be removed when it's time to throw the jacket in the washer, and should start arriving in stores next year.
Built to celebrate the 80th anniversary of BMW's legendary boxer, the BMW R 5 Hommage Motorcycle is a carefully updated take on the classic. Dreamed up by BMW Motorrad head designer Ola Stenegard and brought to life by builders Ronna and Benna Norén and Sebastian Gutsch, it has a custom frame that's very similar to the original, yet adds in modern elements like a comfortable rear suspension and modern front fork. The engine is an original R 5, restored to glory and paired with a supercharger and custom stainless steel exhaust for added power. Finishing off the bike are a hand-hammered steel tank with ghosted black paint, a one-off seat covered in hand-stitched leather, and custom handlebars with machined, adjustable controls. A fitting tribute to a great pre-war bike.
Their digs have certainly improved since the animated show of our youth — Tribeca is way nicer than the sewer — but it only makes a night at the Ninja Turtle Lair that much better. Available for true fans only, this loft-like space has three bedrooms, two of which have bunkbeds for ninjas in training, and plenty of Turtle-approved features like a glow in the dark basketball court, a classic TMNT arcade game, a TV wall built from classic boomboxes, and, of course, free pizza delivery service. To win a stay, all you have to do is explain why you're worthy of spending a night at the home of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Mention the word "vineyard" and most people think of idyllic Tuscan villas, passing the centuries overlooking rows of grapes. This Modern Napa Valley Vineyard Estate is as far removed from that as you can get. Set in St. Helena adjacent to 14 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, it has 6,500 square feet of clean-lined interior space, speckled with dashes of marble and features like the floating glass wine sculpture that looks open to the outdoors but is in fact climate controlled. The property also includes plenty of outdoor entertaining space, a sizable guest home with a pool, and a separate "spa house", and while these are almost certainly renders of the final product, they're impressive nonetheless.
If Knob Creek is your go-to bourbon of choice, you'll want to pay special attention to the latest release from the folks at Jim Beam. Knob Creek 2001 Bourbon is the oldest Knob Creek release to date, spending 14 years in barrels before being bottled at 100 proof. 2001 was also the year that current master distiller Fred Noe had the torched passed to him from his father, the late Booker Noe. Some of the last barrels that Booker laid down in 2001 are represented in this special batch of Knob that also comes packaged in this commemorative wooden case.