Professional office settings require guys to give up their swimsuit calendars. Add some setting-appropriate pizzazz to your cubicle walls with this Prepetual Calendar ($40). Designed by Gideon Dagan, this unique calendar lets you move two magnetic balls to mark the date and month, respectively, while the injection-molded plastic build ensures years of faithful service.
Add a touch of class to your lighting setup with these Patrick Hartog Ceramic Cable Lights ($TBA). Inspired by mooring bollards, these simple white ceramic lights are made using slip casting techniques, then subsequently given life by the cabling, which is customizable to your preferences. A metal ring on the top adds a finishing touch and ensures the light stays balanced, so all you need to worry about is where to hang them.
Make tuning your guitar a thing of the past by picking up a new model with Gibson Min-ETune ($TBA). This clever, battery-powered robot tuner can tune all six strings in just seconds, and delivers over 75 tunings per charge. To do so, it tunes your physical strings — as opposed to digitally, which can result in degraded tone — and gives you access to 12 common alternative tunings, including six that you can program yourself. Available on a wide range of Gibson SG and Les Paul guitars.
Shipping fully assembled bikes is expensive. So the people behind the Sandwichbike ($TBA) decided to ship their bike in pieces. The result is a new take on the bike, built from a "sandwich" of two weather-coated frames of plywood, bonded together with "smart cylinders" and designed to be both rugged and good looking. Thanks to this unique design, the bike comes flat packed with everything you need in the box, including all the tools and the less-than-50 parts. The only downside? You can't get one just yet — but they will be available later this year.
You might not be able to buy your way onto a F1 racing team, but thanks to this Formula 1 Full Size Racing Simulator (£90,000; roughly $140,000), you can come close. This full-size replica houses a custom racing simulator, complete with three 23-inch screens, a 5.1 surround sound system, and a custom computer powered by an Intel Core i7 processor. The details continue with a full set of pedals, an F1-type quick-release steering wheel with force feedback, your choice of a silver, red, or black paint job, magnesium alloy wheels, and Pirelli F1 show tires. Of course, it's going to be a challenge getting this thing to fit in any normal home, so luckily the price includes having an engineer fly out to your house to make sure it gets installed properly. Or you could just buy a used Ferrari and some track time — totally up to you. [Scouted by Ed]
Tired of opening multiple drawers just to find a certain tool because you forgot which one it's in? The Craftsman Dry Erase Tool Chest ($350-$450) can make that a thing of the past. Built with the same robust I-Frame construction as the company's other chests, it features a white dry erase finish that lets you label the contents of each drawer, making it quick and painless to find the wrench, socket, or driver you're looking for. Other features include full-extension ball-bearing drawers, a keyed internal locking system, heavy-duty casters capable of supporting up to 600 lbs., and a total of 12,993 cubic inches of storage space when the top and bottom chests are used together. It's up for pre-order now, but since this is a limited edition, you might want to get in line sooner rather than later. [Scouted by Josh]
When one of your favorite chairs has been on the market for nearly 60 years, it's a big deal when it gets a refresh. And the Eames Black Ash Lounge Chair & Ottoman ($TBA) is exactly that. Sporting black ash shells, deep black leather, and black aluminum pieces, it provides an interesting monotone take on the classic commonly associated with its blend of leather and wood veneer. The bad news? It's being released by Vitra, which doesn't hold the Eames license for North America — so plan on doing some travelling if you'd like to add one to your collection. [via]
And here you thought your Pebble was smart. The Breva Genie 01 Watch ($150,000) may not be able to talk to your iPhone, but it can boast about being a world first. Thanks to an intricate design that packs multiple dials and instruments into a 44.7mm pink gold or white gold case, the Genie 01 can claim to be the first mechanical wristwatch to offer indicators for time, altimeter, barometer, and power reserve, all available at a single glance. Other features include an air pressure valve, a display back, and a hand-stitched alligator strap with case-matching buckle.
Do you love golf? We mean really love golf? Then perhaps you'll be so bold as to task yourself with playing all of these 1001 Golf Holes You Must Play Before You Die ($27) before, you know, actually die. Inside this hefty 960-page tome you'll find par 3s, 4s, and 5s of every kind, from the extremely challenging to the extremely beautiful, and many holes that are a mix of both. The only downside? We're guessing that these holes are also from a great multitude of courses, and it's not like you can visit a course and request to play only one hole — so plan on doing a lot of golfing should you accept the challenge.
Half the fun of watching the Kentucky Derby is dressing for the occasion. (The other half is betting serious money on the horse with the best name.)
Trunk Club delivers personalized selections of high-end men's clothing to your door, courtesy of your own personal stylist. Click on any link below to see how it works.
Oak Street Bootmakers Skin Stitch Suede Loafers. Mosley Tribes Cosley Sunglasses. Gitman Brothers Button-Down Sportshirt. Bonobos Washed Chinos. Riggs & Bancroft Ribbon Belt. DS Dundee Linen/Cotton Blazer. Edward Armah Pocket Circle. Way Down South in Dixie LP. Mint Julep.
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Trunk Club.
Trying to maximize the versatility of your pocket contents while maintaining a slim profile can be challenging. Stat EDC Multitools ($70-$110) are here to help. Available in four different models, each tool offers the ability to cut, measure, and pry, while keeping a low profile and offering a hole at one end for attaching to a keychain to clip. Made from knife-grade stainless steel and finished with a military-grade anticorrosive ceramic coating, they're ready for any job you throw at them.
Most multi-tools try to provide a range of tools that are handy for all sorts of people. The Victorinox Swiss Army Bike Tool ($50) bucks this trend by providing a set of tools for a very specific group — cyclists. The compact tool offers a tire lever, an L-wrench, eight bits for the most common types of screws, an impact-proof plastic holder for the bits, and a stainless steel bit adapter. It's not everything you might need, but it covers most of what you're likely to need, and that's more enough to justify packing the 3.5 oz. package along with you. [via]