Sometimes you need coffee immediately. That's what coffee shops are for. When you're ready to savor a cup, grab the Stelton Theo Slow Brew Coffee Maker. This set is made from handsome matte black stoneware with a shiny glaze, and has a three-hole filter funnel for slower run through and added flavor, a bamboo lid to keep the contents warm, and a silicone collar to protect your hands while pouring. Holds 0.6L of coffee.
You've worked hard to curate your collection of vinyl. Keep it well organized with these Vinyl Separators. Crafted from 1/8" thick, high-quality birch plywood and measuring 13" by 13.5", they come in sets of twelve, and are made for alphabetizing your albums, with an LP design engraved into the first "A-B" separator so that you're not constantly staring at a square foot of plain plywood.
Get a little extra out of your next ride with the Siva Atom Bicycle USB Charger. This clever gadget attaches to your rear hub, transferring your momentum into energy you can use to keep your USB devices charged and keep the included, detachable 1650mAh battery pack juiced up. It installs easily, doesn't offer so much resistance as to slow you down, and is weather resistant, so you needn't worry about running over a puddle or two.
If you already feel bogged down by the upcoming Presidential election, with more than a year to go, The Contender might be what you need to keep things light. Following a similar premise as Cards Against Humanity, The Contender has one player act as moderator, while the other players take the roles of candidates during a debate. Candidates are charged with creating the best, funniest argument that supports their position using cards that contain sarcastic and hilarious summaries of actual statements from some previous presidential hopefuls.
In case you haven't been paying attention, treehouses aren't just for kids anymore. Be in a Treehouse: Design / Construction / Inspiration can help you find the spark to build an off-the-ground dwelling of your own. Penned by Animal Planet-host and treehouse guru Pete Nelson, this quick-yet-informative read covers 27 houses of his own design from around the world, using those projects as the backdrop to explain basics such as how to select and care for your trees, how to build a stable platform, and how to choose a design that works for you.
Plenty of winners have come out of the Brooklyn Quarterly Experiment batches at Brooklyn Brewery, but their Intensified Coffee Porter might be the best one yet. Using coffee beans harvested in El Salvador that were then roasted by the good folks at Blue Bottle Coffee, Brooklyn created a system that worked as a giant French press to produce loads of cold brew coffee porter. As if that isn't enough to make your mouth water, the beer was also aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels, adding a sweet, boozy finish that tips the scales at 11.8%.
Inspired by the Milton-Bradley classic Battleship, the Battlecade offers face-to-face gaming action for more than just sinking boats. By fixing two 12" LCD screens in the center, facing controls on either side, this portable gaming console lets you play a number of emulated titles without the worry that your opponent might be picking up your moves. It's handmade from American walnut, split into three sections that fold up for portability, and offers built-in storage for both the power supply and the detachable joysticks.
Raised up off the ground to provide an uninterrupted view of nearby Ballarat, the Invermay House by Moloney Architects is a strikingly simple home. It was built for a close-knit family of six, so an open floor plan was chosen to help promote connectedness, with a main living space on the ground floor, cantilevered out to help with the aforementioned view, a large deck, and operable skylights to allow ventilation in the summer. Outside, the various windows provide a hint at the internal arrangement of rooms, and the materials of timber and concrete block reflect the rugged landscape on which the structure sits.
It's not the most functional bike out there. But the Expemotion E-Raw Motorcycle is one of the best-looking. The design is dominated by the seat — made from laminated layers of wood, it provides the look and feel of furniture while replacing the gas tank with negative space — and the large, colorful motor covers, both of which are set on a simple steel tube chassis that leaves the more striking components in the spotlight. A central mount allows your phone to serve as the speedometer and battery gauge, yet another forward-thinking feature in what's sadly still just a concept.
It might appear at first glance to be nothing but a jumble of numbers, but the Klokers Klok-01 Watch is actually an easy, novel way to tell the time. Inspired by the slide rule, it uses three rotating disks to display the time, with a magnified vertical line at the top to help with readability. The watch's 44mm case is made from a composite of stainless steel and polymer, and the patented docking key system allows the bracelets to be easily swapped out, worn by themselves without the watch, or abandoned altogether in favor of a pocket watch-style chain.
Built into the side of a former rock quarry, the Shimao Wonderland Hotel takes full advantage of its unique location. Situated a short drive from Shanghai and scheduled for completion in the near future, the hotel will feature 380 rooms spread across 19 stories, two of which rise above the surrounding landscape, and several of which dip below the surface of the lake formed at the quarry bottom. The soaring central glass atrium is meant to mimic a waterfall, there's both a water sport complex planned for the lowest floor and an extreme sports complex cantilevered over the quarry, and the entire project will be environmentally-friendly, with a green roof, solar panels, and geothermal energy.
Clean living doesn't mean much if you're taking in all sorts of chemicals through your armpits. Ursa Major Natural Deodorant gives you odor and wetness protection without the chem lab cocktail. It's made using 100% natural ingredients like aloe, clay, eucalyptus, and hops, absorbs moisture, kills off odor-causing bacteria, has a very light scent with notes of ginger, rosemary, and lemon, and won't leave pit stains on your shirts.
While it seems like a lifesaver at times, gin won't actually save lives, until now. 1897 Quinine Gin was released this week on World Mosquito Day because every bottle that is sold pushes half of the profits towards the Malaria No More Charity. This great cause also happens to include a great gin, made with cinchona bark, a traditional source of quinine, which has been used as an antimalarial for centuries. Ten botanicals were used, including fresh citrus peels that were part cold distilled using a vacuum still to extract the freshest flavors.
Set in the heart of Istanbul, the Karakoy Loft by Ofist turns the typical bachelor's pad stereotype on its head. The two-bedroom apartment uses several signature ideas to unify the open space. On one wall, an iron rod storage system runs from the main floor to the master bedroom/loft area above, while the opposite wall is covered in natural stone. The front wall is covered in iroko wood, which is carried up and through the entire ceiling, breaking only for the skylight and main windows, which slide the length of the building to turn the living space into a balcony. Finally, the cast concrete surface of the kitchen counter was extended out to form the dining table and the base for the fireplace.
You make some sacrifices while camping, but don't let those sacrifices include enjoying a great sandwich. This Sandwich Maker from Poler will make campfire dinners way more interesting, giving you the ability to makes melts, grilled cheese sandwiches, or even a new take on a camping staple — the S'more. Just add the ingredients to the cast iron press and place it over an open fire. In fact, these sandwiches might just trump whatever you're making at home as well.
It's easy to forget, now that we carry HD-recording slabs of glass and metal in our pockets, that casual video used to be the domain of clunky, cassette-eating monsters. VHS Camcorder lets you relive those times by simulating the fuzzy, sometimes distorted videos of years past. It lets you post the timestamp on your videos, just like the camcorders of yore, spoof the date, so that "2015" business doesn't give you away, and gives you a number of other effects to let your clips look and sound that much worse more like they were recorded when Marty McFly was still jamming to Huey Lewis.
Most drivers feature new technologies. You just can't see them. The Cobra King LTD Driver lets you see its internal advancements, thanks to the first-of-its-kind SpacePort. Inspired by the International Space Station's cupola module and developed in collaboration with the Centre for the Advancement of Science in Space, this 16-gram removable aluminum weight lets you get an inside view of the club, so you can see the 811 titanium E9 face, low CG hosel, and carbon composite crown. The result of all these changes is the lowest CG on the driver market today, giving you greater ball speeds, higher launch angles, lower spin, and ultimately, longer, straighter drives.
Designed as a painter's retreat, Studio Bahia Azul by Felipe Assadi Arquitectos leaves you alone with your canvas — and the sea. The building, located in Los Vilos, Chile, extends the frame-like entranceway and stairs with a single concerte wall on the left side, which flows past the interior garden to the main workspace. The space is sparsely furnished, with floor-to-ceiling windows at the end and natural light cascading in from both sides, providing indirect illumination ideal for artistic endeavors.
When it won't fit in your backpack, but you have to haul it using a bicycle, it's tough to top this Sidecar Bicycle from Horse. As easy to look at as it is to ride, this 3 wheeler offers Brooks England saddle and grips, 35mm tires, and a flatbed made of either hardwood oak or Coney Island Boardwalk salvaged from Hurricane Sandy. And the strong chromoly alloy steel frame can handle weight up to 100 pounds, allowing packages, surfboards, dogs, and even small children to ride along.
The new C-Class Coupe is impressive. And the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe shares very little with it. That's okay, though, because it improves on its lesser stablemate in a number of areas. Its exterior is longer and more expressive, with only the doors, roof, and trunk lid shared between the two, and the interior is upgraded with performance seats and sport-specific controls. But none of that will matter when you mash the accelerator and access the 503 hp coming from its AMG 4.0-liter V8 biturbo engine — the same one used in the AMG GT S sports car — on your way to a sub-4-second 0-60 time and a top speed of up to 180 mph. Available in standard and S variants.
It doesn't have the range or the expandability of the X15. But the XM42 Handheld Flamethrower also doesn't require any oversized tanks or harnesses to use. Instead, this self-contained fire-breather fills up just like any other lawn tool, but instead of letting you cut, trim, or blow things, it sets things ablaze from distances of up to 25 feet, all while looking like something out of a fictional WWII video game. Made in Michigan.
Unless you're a master carpenter, odds are you foul up a screw or two in pretty much every project you tackle. The BullseyeBore Laser Drill Guide is designed to ensure you drill straight into whatever material you're using. It does this by projecting a series of circular measurement patterns onto the work surface that let you easily identify when you're not lined up correctly, and have the added benefit of serving as a depth indicator.
It doesn't look quite like any BMW you've seen. And with good reason. The 1981 BMW M1 Coupe benefitted from a healthy infusion of Italian design, as the coach assembly was done at Ital Design and the suspension developed at Lamborghini. The 280hp, 3.5-liter six engine, however, is all German, and with fewer than 7,600 miles on the odometer, this is one of the most impressive examples of the 431 M1s ever built.
Kanye once again reminds us he's not just a rapper with a Brad reputation, but also a guy who can design some killer kicks. The second sneaker from his rookie season with Adidas, the Yeezy Boost 350 is a lower-cut, more practical pair than the futuristic model released earlier this year. Sporting a sock-like Primeknit upper, leather details, and a full length Boost midsole, you'll look good and feel good, all day. This black version goes on sale this Saturday, and will probably sell out before you get out of bed.
If you collect records, you know that storing them the right way is essential. And if you decide to use crates, Symbol Record Crates are probably the best looking ones we've run across. Each one holds up to 100 LPs and is made using 5/8" thick locally sourced solid Walnut or White Oak. Exposed English dovetail joinery add strength, while vegetable tanned leather handles with solid brass fasteners make them easy to pick up and take with you wherever you go.
Designed by Sir John Monash in 1900, this Melbourne Post Office Conversion updates the space for modern living without losing the details that make it special. Details like the exposed metal trusses, original Jarrah floorboards, and metal French doors that open onto the streets below. More contemporary details include three garage spaces, an updated kitchen, and a main bedroom that overlooks the main space and offers access to the outdoor terrace.