You don't need to be an expert to find and drink great wine. Club W brings terrific wines right to your doorstep without all the research. They work directly with growers and winemakers to bring members some of the best small-lot wines from around the globe, with bottle prices starting as low as $13/each. They'll introduce you to wines by making personal recommendations each month, based on your very own Palate Profile. Inside each shipment, you'll find information about each bottle, including pairing ideas and recipes, so you still get to look like an expert. And every selection also comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, ensuring that if you don't love your wine, it will be replaced at no cost to you.
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With motorcycle riding weather in the near future, it's time to plan properly for your next adventure. This Motorcyle Bivouac from Exposed is up to the challenge, providing a shelter using your motorcycle as part of the supporting structure. There is enough room for one person and some gear and it adapts fully to motorcycles of different heights. It's made using the durable fabric Cordura, making it twice as durable as a normal tent. It also comes complete with a peg and pole pocket and leather binding straps for packing and mounting.
Sculpted to resemble an old-school tobacco pipe, the Evoke Vaporizer has more than just a fancy design to help it stand out from its peers. Thanks to induction core technology, it heats more evenly than other models, resulting in a smoother and healthier vapor. Its smart chip gives you the ability to account for different materials like dry leaves, liquids, and concentrates right from your phone, and offers precise temperature control. And thanks to medical-grade materials, you get the purest taste possible, without any lingering residue.
Created to celebrate the introduction of the Chiron, the Parmigiani Fleurier x Bugatti Concept Watch holds itself to a similarly high standard of engineering and innovation. Its unique design is meant to recall a car's engine, with a single tube containing nearly all the functions of the watch, including the winding tube, gear train, power reserve, and tourbillon, all in separate compartments. The time is then displayed in the traditional manner on a flat pane that serves only to move the hands, with power transferred by a worm screw. It's still a concept at the moment, so future Bugatti owners can only hope it's available by the time their new rides are delivered.
The more technology advances, the more we know about the world — yet the less we explore. Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies aims to rekindle your love of adventure with a tour of some of the world's most curious places. From islands that appear and disappear depending on the weather and grand cities without inhabitants to border-crossing communities and even empty spaces surrounded by highway, this clever read leaves no oddball location uncovered, and leaves you wanting to explore your own surroundings with a keener eye.
Created by architect/interior designer couple Dimitar Karanikolov and Veneta Nikolova, Loft 9B takes the attic apartment of a Sofia, Bulgaria development and turns it into a trove of interesting ideas. At the center of the space is the bathroom, set atop the building's elevator shaft and clad with concrete panels, while the building's proximity to its neighbors forced the pair to create their own privacy by lining the terrace with cantilevered aluminum planters. The bedroom's wardrobe is meant to look like a suitcase — it was so popular amongst visitors it spawned its own company — and helps hide the guest bed and bath, complete with a tub that's sunk into the floor. The ventilation ducts are clad in black metal, so as to not distract from the arched ceiling, and blend in well with both the magnetic Edison lamps attached to it and the rest of the couple's custom designed furniture.
Photos: Minko Minev / Georgi Petev / Dimitar Karanikolov
The people who make our phones try to keep them secure — some more than others. Lookout just goes one step farther. It monitors your software, making sure things are up to date and ensuring that nothing nefarious is going on behind the scenes. It can backup your data, so you know your contacts and photos are safe. It can also let you know your phone's current location, sound an alarm to help you find it, send an alert if, say, the SIM card gets removed (suggesting it's been stolen), and, for those with an Apple Watch, can serve as a virtual leash, letting you know if your phone and wrist stray too far apart.
Aimé Leon Dore Wool Pants ($250).
Gucci Lightweight Wool Overcoat ($2,100).
Alex Mill French Stripe Sweater ($195).
Oliver Peoples Andy Warhol Glasses ($370).
Common Projects Original Achilles Sneakers ($410).
LSTN Bluetooth Speaker ($100).
Tanner Goods Journeyman Wallet ($349).
Soulland Villy Beanie ($26).
Daniel Wellington Rose Gold Watch ($299).
Nourished Journal - Issue 3 ($21).
Izola Brass Comb ($30).
Home Theater In A Box used to mean one of those all-in-one crates from Best Buy that had a receiver and a slew of speakers inside. The Z4 Aurora Projector is out to redefine the term, by pairing a powerful image with high-quality audio in a single package. The DLP projector has a native resolution of 720p with support for 4K sources, supports a maximum screen size of 300 inches, and offers keystone correction for ease of setup. Audio is handled by a built-in Harman/Kardon system that gets the most out of the source material, whether it's streamed to the Android-powered box wirelessly, mirrored from a phone or PC, or inputted over HDMI. At 700 lumens, it's not ideal for a well-lit rooms, but if you were looking for something to run your dedicated theater or power your backyard movie nights, it's more than up to the task, and easily portable, as well.
Extinguishers are the first thing you want if a fire breaks out. The Saver Emergency Breath System is the second. This home safety device is designed to keep you safe from smoke inhalation in the event of a fire, using a triple filter system to remove smoke, dust, and toxic gases from the air while turning carbon monoxide into breathable carbon dioxide. Saver comes in a 2-person portable set or 4-person wall-mounted set, and also includes a flashlight and built-in alarm to help alert first responders to your location. And Saver is easy to use and can be activated in only 5 seconds. Saver can save your life or the life of your loved ones. It's also taken home multiple international design awards for its compact and sleek design.
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Using a cross-like structure to shield the outdoor spaces from the prevailing winds, the Norderhov Cabin manages to provide both privacy and spectacular views of the Steinsfjorden below. The interior is one open, continuous space, joined by the curved birch plywood walls and ceilings, yet divided by the home's shape and by the floors which follow the terrain on which they sit. There's a fireplace in the center of the cabin that can be seen from multiple sides, large glass walls to connect the interior with the landscape outside, and 20mm stone slab cladding on the exterior that's laid in the traditional Western Norwegian pattern, connecting the modern design with local heritage.
Photos: Lars Petter Pettersen / AtelierOslo
Hammocks are great for catching some rest without dealing with the creatures on the forest floor. They're not so great at keeping you dry. That's where the Sierra Madre Nube Hammock Tent comes in. Unlike a simple tarp, it has an outer layer to protect you from rain, an insect shield to keep potentially dangerous bugs at bay, and a gear area that keeps your stuff off the ground. And while it was designed primarily to work with the company's own hammocks, it will work with pretty much any camping hammock around, and even has Closure Sleeves in the end to prevent water running down the suspension and into your cocoon.
More "vision" than "concept", the BMW Vision Next 100 Concept isn't meant to herald some near-term production model. Instead, it's an imagining of the car as it will exist decades down the road. As autonomous driving is considered an inevitability, the 100 has a mode, called "Ease" that retracts the steering wheel, adjusts the seats so it's easier to interact with others in the car, and clouds the windshield for use as a screen. But when you want to take control, the "Boost" mode uses the windshield to overlay information like optimal driving lines, steering points, and speeds. And while all that interior innovation is notable, so too is the exterior, which features a series of triangular "scales" that stretches to accommodate the turning of the faired in wheels, improving aerodynamics. Arriving at a dealer near you sometime in 2055.
New Belgium Brewing is 25 years old this year, and so is their flagship beer, Fat Tire. The New Belgium Fat Tire Riff Pack celebrates the iconic craft trailblazer, with 5 breweries collaborating with New Belgium to create new versions of Fat Tire. Included is Fat Funk Ale from Allagash Brewing, Fat Wild Ale from Avery Brewing, Fat Sour Apple Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewing, Fat Hoppy Ale from Firestone Walker, and Fat Pale Ale from Rhinegeist Brewing. Two of each beer, along with two original Fat Tire bottles, will be boxed together with a release happening this summer.
Humans have worn shoes for centuries. It's only lately that we've become obsessed with one particular genre. Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture traces the origins of athletic shoe popularity from a set of spiked running shoes that pre-date the Lincoln administration to the latest Yeezys. This broad assortment draws on the collections of multiple companies and museums, as well as some private stashes, and is accompanied by interviews and essays, as well as a special section on the work of Nike legend Tinker Hatfield.
Staying connected is important to all of us, and equally so if you're part of a group exploring the great outdoors. Beartooth ensures you can reach everyone in your party whether your phone has a signal or not. This sleek, pocket-friendly receiver pairs with your existing device, and uses its own radios to let you talk, text, and find everyone in your group, all via a familiar interface. It's great for expeditions and campers, but can also come in handy for concerts, conferences, and crowded amusement parks.
Presented by Beartooth.
Ordered new by the music legend and first registered in September 1985, Sir Elton John's Aston Martin V8 Vantage Saloon is a great example of mid-80s British motoring. It received an RSW 7.0L engine and gearbox upgrade from Richard Stewart Williams, making it a bit sportier than its factory contemporaries, and is presented in its original color of Royal Cherry, with a light magnolia interior set off by exterior-matching Royal Cherry piping. The car has roughly 46,000 miles on the odometer, and comes with the original owner's manual, the Certificate of Origin, service invoices, and a brochure signed by its famous former owner.
There's something about high-quality tools — a favorite chair, a well-crafted pen, a trusted notepad — that helps inspire creativity. Pacific & West Notebooks are built from the same DNA. They have both front and rear covers made from hand-oiled, 5-ply real walnut, connected to the paper and each other by a brass double coil that allows the notebook to lie completely flat. The 70 lb. paper is made in the USA using 100% post-consumer recycled material, and comes in plain, ruled, or dot grid varieties. Made in the USA and available in two size: 5.75" x 8" and 7.75" x 10".
Some concept cars are production-ready. The Toyota Setsuna Concept is not one of them. As much an art project as it is a viable production car, this two-seater resembles a boat, and not just in its shape. The majority of the vehicle is built using wood, with different types being used for the various parts — including Japanese cedar for the exterior panels and Japanese birch for the frame. It's powered by an electric motor, but details such as this are irrelevant when talking about a car that's assembled using a traditional Japanese joinery technique that forgoes nails and screws, and that has a 100-year meter inside to help gauge and appreciate the wood's aging process.
Based on concepts proposed by forensic engineer Joe Lstiburek, the Perfect Wall House should last centuries thanks to a clever design that puts the majority of the building materials on the outside. Specifically, there's an outer shell of corrugated metal siding, a layer of rainscreen, two layers of rigid foam insulation, an air, water, and vapor barrier, a layer of particle board, and then a thin layer of pine. The result is an interior full of exposed joists, primarily painted white, with natural wood floors and accents, black fixtures, and tons of built-in storage afforded by the space between the studs.
Photos: Casey Dunn / Rauser Design
The Barton 1792 Distillery takes its name from the year Kentucky became a state, and might be the most underrated distillery in the bluegrass. 1792 Single Barrel Bourbon is the third special release from Barton in the past year, but the first that is a single barrel expression. Bottled at 98.6 proof, it follows the already sold out Sweet Wheat and Port Finish special releases and will likely follow suit when it comes to scarcity as well.
The weather is often unpredictable, and getting caught in the rain during your commute without an umbrella is never fun. This London Undercover Constellation Umbrella is made using a single piece of polished maple and features a continuous handle and shaft, a silver Ferrule tip, and a canopy made using Navy exterior fabric. With a heavy-duty framework, it's built to last and even displays the celestial coordinates of the Northern Hemisphere on the canopy's inner pattern.
Drawing on technology developed for their Magista soccer cleat, the Nike LunarEpic Flyknit is the company's most advanced running shoe yet. It uses a one-piece Nike Flyknit upper and a mid-height collar to let the foot, ankle, and lower leg work together as a single unit. Different knit densities and Flywire cables help provide support and a lockdown fit, and the midsole — made from two different heat-fused foams — provides outstanding cushioning while laser siping on the side allows for flexibility. Finally, the rubber-free outsole extends the Lunarlon foam all the way to the ground in the form of "pistons" that sport laser-siped geometric patterns and move individually to maximize traction, cushioning, and energy return. Available in a rainbow of eye-catching colorways.
It sounds like a dream — no more having to thumb through your voicemail, deleting messages from people you don't want to talk to, or worse, dialing in and and listening to them one by one. With No More Voicemail, it's a reality. Using conditional call forwarding, it sends all your ignored and unanswered calls to an endless ringing loop, ensuring you never have to deal with another voicemail again. Should you decide you miss the inconvenience of phantom voices on your phone, it's just as easy to deactivate and put things back as they were.
When the Concorde called it quits in 2003, it took with it the only supersonic travel option we had. An unlikely group is trying to build a new alternative. The NASA QueSST Passenger Jet is based on Quiet Supersonic Technology (hence the name), and would create a sound more like a heartbeat than the traditional, house-shaking boom we're accustomed to while still getting you from point A to point B with remarkable speed. There are no details yet on how many passengers the aircraft might hold, or how high it might fly, but we do know that a team comprised of specialists from Lockheed Martin, GE Aviation, and Tri Models Inc. are working on it, and that they hope to start their initial flight campaign in 2020.
Whether you're a veteran of their Brooklyn outpost or simply trying to enjoy Nashville while staying as far from the Opryland scene as possible, Urban Cowboy Nashville has you covered. Set in a historic East Nashville Victorian, this inviting bed and breakfast breaks the mold with eight suites, each with its own design theme. Most have a single king bed and a clawfoot tub — only the "Lion's Den" has two extra queens and accommodates up to six — but no matter which you choose, you'll get to enjoy the company of the other guests in the meticulously decorated communal parlors. With plenty of farm-to-table eating, coffee, live music, and dive bars nearby, plus downtown a short drive away, you'll no doubt have plenty to talk about.
Based on a Buell XB12 but with plenty of XR1 components, the Bott XC1 Motorcycle is a cafe racer that's easily self built and customizable. Its secondary fueltank under the rear shock gives it a total fuel capacity of 13 liters, plenty enough to power the 100 hp Thunderstorm V-Twin engine. And while the geometries are the same as the Buell, it shares its frame, secondary tank, swingarm, suspension, wheels, and brakes with the Bott XR1. Available as a kit or in pre-built form.