Celebrate of one of Bruce Lee's most beloved films with this Enter the Dragon: 40th Anniversary ($35) Blu-ray release. Making its second appearance on Blu-ray, this collectors edition features new cover artwork, three new featurettes, commentary form producer Paul Heller, and a re-mastered video and soundtrack that will hopefully have this classic looking and sounding better than ever.
How do build the followup to the most successful smartphone in your company's history? You start by leaving a lot the same. At a glance, the Samsung Galaxy S4 ($TBA) looks much like the S3 — but look closer, and you'll notice changes like a 5-inch, 1080p Super AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 3 for added durability, a 1.6GHz Exynos Octa 8-core processor, a larger battery, and a 13 megapixel camera. Of course, software plays a part too, with new features like Smart Scroll and Smart Pause that use eye-tracking and the accelerometer to scroll pages and pause videos automatically. Arriving Q2 2013.
Well, we all knew it was coming. Apparently sick of ever-thinning bezels, the designers of the Philips DesignLine TV ($TBA) decided to get rid of it altogether, building it into a frameless sheet of glass. Thanks to the unusual design, it can be leaned against a wall, stood up, or hung on the wall, but still offers features like integrated Wi-Fi, a Full HD LED panel, 3D Max, Ambilight on three sides, and SimplyShare to easily send photos and videos from iPad and iPhone to the TV. No word yet on a US release.
Protect your board and the environment at the same time with Rareform Surfboard Bags ($120-$175). Crafted from upcycled vinyl, each bag is unique, with features like UV-, heat-, water-, and mildew-resistant tarpaulin, a handy top zipper, a quarter inch of foam padding, a mesh interior pocket for small gear, and a 600D polyester nose protector. It also offers a removable shoulder strap, so whether you'd riding, walking, or driving, it's easy to transport to and from the shore.
It's time to step up your shave game. Co-founded by one of the guys who started Warby Parker, Harry's is a new company that aims to shake up the grooming world, giving guys "a great shave at a fair price". Their launch collection includes two expertly-designed and super ergonomic razors — The Truman ($10) and The Winston ($20) — plus 5-blade replacement cartridges ($2) made by German engineers, and a special shave cream ($8) that's full of good vitamins and extracts. You can order all the Harry's stuff separately, or you can get everything in a set. Sayonara, stubble.
Ever wish your mobile device could give you a more accurate reading of the current temperature than it gets from the weather app du jour? So did the folks behind Thermodo ($25). This itty-bitty sensor plugs into your headphone jack, working with a dedicated app to give you an accurate reading of the surrounding temperature, with not even an Internet connection required. When it's not in use, you can plug it into the included keychain holder, giving you one more thing to add to your janitor-like chain of trinkets.
Your next shed, cabin, or outdoor retreat doesn't have to be some plain aluminum abomination of engineering. Take the Bunkie ($TBA) for example. With an outline that's a symbol of a house, it features a frame made using a CNC router, plywood and reclaimed barn board in the interior, and the ability to be flat-packed and shipped to the site for final assembly. Glass front and back sections keep the whole thing from feeling cramped, and with two queen-sized murphy beds built into a main wall, it's got plenty of room for whatever you have planned.
Bring the complex flavors of your favorite dark liquor to your next cookout with Bourbon Barrel Grill Wood ($14). Made from repurposed bourbon barrel staves, this wood is great for grilling or smoking, and is sure to impart the sweet yet smoky flavors of bourbon to whatever type or cut of meat you happen to be cooking.
Let's see: you need both hands to do an activity, you can't mount a light anywhere nearby, and you'd like to avoid the dorkiness of a head-mounted solution. Sounds like you need the Snow Peak Lapel Torch ($60). This compact, water-resistant LED light uses a magnetic clip to attach to pretty much anything — a shirt, a backpack strap, you name it — and is powered by a remote battery pack that connects via a 28-inch cord and can provide up to 140 hours of light.
Like Swatches for a more mature crowd, the lineup of Miansai Watches ($355-$500) includes a wide range of designs to suit nearly any style. These handmade designs may vary in color, but all three models — Perpetual, Chronograph, and Automatic — feature Japanese movements, stainless steel hardware — some with a black PVD coating — sapphire glass, and bands made from French calf and Italian leathers with a hint of ribbon and rope materials. Available for order now from Barney's Co-op with shipping to begin on April Fool's Day. Seriously.
You need somewhere to put your umbrella when you arrive home on rainy days, so why not use a stand that looks like the thing its holding? The London Undercover Umbrella Stand (£240; roughly $360) is handmade in Scotland from twelve solid oak staves jointed around a waterproof upper ring and a drip-tray base, with a web of elastic spokes inside to hold everything in place.
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Cole Haan Air Grant Driving Moccasin ($148). Nixon 51-30 Chrono Watch ($400). Scotch & Soda Chic Blazer ($183). Rounded 2 Inch Tie Bar ($15). Club Monaco Classic-Fit Chambray Spencer Shirt ($60). Vintage IMCO Triplex Junior Lighter ($30). Scotch & Soda Half Long Double-Breasted Jacket ($220). Warby Parker Cromwell Sunglasses ($145). Alexander Olch Check Tie ($150).