A classically-trained industrial designer. A client who wanted a low-maintenance solution. And a classic airhead. Add them together and you get the Tim Harney 1976 BMW 75/6 Motorcycle. This subtle update on the vintage bike sports a number of custom enhancements, including Mikuni VM32 carburators, shortened Suzuki DR650 forks, a Harley-Davidson Sportster headlight, an electronic ignition, a custom 304 stainless steel exhaust with an Arrow muffler, and a new, smaller battery with custom-wired fuse box. The cowhide-covered seat, engine-matching frame, black subframe, and blue gray paint on the new gas tank apply the finishing touches.
Inspired by patio chairs of the 1940's, the Loll Pliny Outdoor Lounge Chair is a one-piece affair with no open ends and a stainless steel frame. The seat and back are built using a 100% recycled material constructed primarily from plastic milk jugs. Available in a variety of colors to match any decor.
It's built on the company's 1936 last and inspired by a design from the 1970s. Yet somehow, the Danner Canoe Moc looks like it predates them both. This camping shoe features a suede upper that's hand-stitched to a full-grain leather rand for a classic look, then finished with a crepe rubber outsole and removable polyurethane footbed for added support and comfort.
Skip the traditional dill this summer and add a more interesting pickle to your plate with Messy Brine Jalabeaño Carrots. This mix of crunchy sweet carrots and green beans is seasoned with crushed red peppers, shallots, garlic, and, as the name suggests, jalapeños, giving it a unique kick that makes it great as a snack or as a garnish in your favorite spicy beverage.
Longbows have been around for thousands of years. While it might not last that long, the Best Made American Longbow is crafted to last for generations. It starts with a locally-harvested hickory core that's encased in black fiberglass laminate, with a black hand-stitched leather grip, a brass nock point, and Flemish twist Dacron string. The result is an elegant weapon that forgoes sights, pulleys, and other modern niceties to give the archer a timeless shooting experience. Made by hand in the USA.
You won't be running Photoshop on it any time soon, but for the price, that's not surprising. Instead, the Chip Computer is aimed at tinkerers and others looking for a bare-bones system that can get you on the web, play media, and even run rudimentary games. This tiny single-board system is powered by a 1Ghz processor, and offers 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in, and an open source operating system. In addition, you can add-on VGA or HDMI adapters, run it off a battery pack, or even install it into a pre-configured, Game Boy-like case for on-the-go use. Not bad for something roughly the size of a couple AA batteries that costs less than a good pizza.
Many companies build street cars that you can take on the track. The 2016 Dodge Viper ACR is the exact opposite: a track car you can drive on the roads. The fastest street-legal Viper ever, it's powered by a handcrafted all-aluminum 8.4-liter V10 engine producing 645 horsepower, which is paired with a six-speed manual, a race-tuned suspension, carbon ceramic brakes from Brembo, and custom Kumho Ecsta V720 tires. For maximum performance, add the Extreme Aero Package, which gives it the highest aerodynamic downforce of any production car. Built by hand in Detroit.
She didn't plan on becoming a knife maker. But in an effort to reconnect with her ailing father, himself a blacksmith by trade, Chelsea Miller found her calling. We're glad she did. Her line of Kitchen Knives provide utility while doubling as works of art. Each one is made by hand from repurposed horse shoe rasps, and thus feature unique crosshatched teeth that are great for grating. The high carbon tool steel blades are then paired with wooden handles made using trees from her childhood farm, giving them a rustic charm that you won't find at your local chef store.
A car rack when you need one. A clean roofline when you don't. That's the promise of the Otium SoftRack. This smart solution uses two canvas-covered foam blocks and nylon webbing straps to provide pretty much any vehicle with an instant car rack in as little as two minutes. As a result, you can easily haul oversized objects like skis, surfboards, kayaks, and even ladders without folding down seats or leaving trunks open, yet have a normal-looking car when you're just driving around. The whole kit weighs only four pounds, and packs easily into your trunk or hatch when not in use.
It looks like a toolbox. Hence the name. But the Tooletries Case isn't made to carry wrenches and drivers. Instead, it's made to carry your bathroom gear when you're on the go. A hard-shell exterior ensures that your cologne, razor, face wash, and other essentials stay protected, silicone netting keeps things organized, and an over-moulded grip makes it easy to yank hurriedly out of a packed suitcase.
Grilling season has official begun. Make it more enjoyable with GasWatch. This app connects to a Bluetooth scale for your your propane tank, and measures the tank's weight to give you an accurate readout of how much gas you have left. It can also alert you when you're running low, and tell you how much cooking time you have left — so you don't put on a roast that takes an hour and a half to cook when you only have 45 minutes of gas remaining.
Like a standard wooden No. 2, the Penxo Pencil doesn't have any moving parts. It also lets you draw or write on paper. But that's where the similarities end. This Red Dot-winner is milled from a single block of 6061-T651 aluminum, ensuring that it will last a lifetime, and features an intelligent gap in the metal that lets air flow under your fingertips, reducing sweat and providing a better grip, while letting you see the lead's color, usage, and labels, and serving as a quick release when the tip is wearing down. Available in silver or black.
The Honda CB750 is one of the most important Japanese sport bikes of all time. The Clockwork Twenty2 Motorcycle takes a 1978 model and turns it into something completely modern. Highlights include a modified powdercoated frame, a completely rebuilt engine, bored out to 836cc (an increase of roughly 100cc), a keyless ignition, Suzuki Gsx front forks and brakes, a digital Motogadget gauge, and a custom side cover, battery box, and leather seat. A monochromatic color scheme completes the transformation.
Flossing is one of the best things you can do for the health of your teeth, gums, and body in general. It's also one of the easiest to skip or simply forget. Make sure it's a mainstay in your routine with Goodfloss Flossers. Available in packs of ten, these biodegradable tooth tools come packed four per credit card-sized sheet, with just enough floss for a thorough cleaning and a built-in toothpick that swivels out on a hinge for good measure.
It's like a koozie. Only better. The Arctican bests the venerable summertime drink wrap in a number of areas. Using a cooling core that you store in the freezer, it can keep your drinks colder than a traditional foam cover, and can do so for up to three hours, or long enough to enjoy several favorites before it's time to re-freeze. It also looks way better, too, with a double-wall stainless steel build, and since it fits most 12 oz. cans, it can handle everything from craft beers to artisinal sodas. Or Mountain Dew. Your call.
Sneakers. And nothing but sneakers. Slang is aiming to become the best place to buy and sell kicks by removing all the unnecessary burdens that come with posting on a site like eBay. It's completely app-based, and makes it easy to both search and post items, with listing that include key details like style number, photos of the original box and receipt, release year, and the nickname. Sharing your listing is simple as well, with a unique shortlink for each pair, and when it's time to pay or get paid, the service handles it all by emailing pre-addressed, insured shipping labels and holding the money in escrow until everyone's satisfied.
When the heat of summer arrives, striking a balance between looking your best and staying cool can be difficult. The Ledbury Summer Shirts Collectionis meant to make that easy. The collection includes a number of designs in both plaids and checks, in a cascade of different colors. They're crafted from a range of fabrics that do their best work when the sun is shining, like cotton-linen blends, poplins, loose-woven cotton, and pure linen, sourced from well-known Italian mills. And since they also toe the line between formal and casual, they're ideal for all-day, work-to-dinner wear.
Sure, it has two hands that move around the dial in a circular fashion. But the Xeric Halograph Watch is far from your average analog timepiece. Instead of placing markers around the circle, it uses a series of arc to indicate the hours and minutes, with the hands sporting two indicators a piece for the inner and outer bands. The watch is powered by a PTS S-01 automatic Chinese-made movement visible through openings in the dial and caseback, the face is covered by a domed crystal, and the case measures in at a sizable 46mm. Available in a variety of colors with matching straps.
Inspired by visits to Belgian Abbeys, Abigale from Sixpoint Brewing is yet another creative, canned experience from the Brooklyn based brewery. Sixpoint first experimented with this brew 10 years ago, creating some small batches for trusted tasters only. After loads of experiments, it's ready for a widespread release in the form of 12 oz. slim stained-glass cans. Made using candi sugar from beets, and traditional Belgian yeast, it doesn't hide its influences, but it also doesn't compromise Sixpoint's roots, as the addition of plenty of American hops make this a true Belgian hybrid.
Most "smart" products add in app compatibility and call it a day. The SipaBoard Smart Paddleboard is intelligent in several different ways. For one, it features an electric jet propulsion engine built into the board that provides up to 3.5 knots of assistance. It's also inflatable, so it's easy to pack to and from the water, and the jet doubles as a compressor that can inflate the board in six minutes. And yes, it's smart in the common sense, too, with a Bluetooth 4.0 connection that lets you control the speed from your phone or watch and gives you an alert when the battery hits 50%. Yet there's really no need to put your electronics at risk, since there's also a wireless control built right into the paddle.
Unless you're buying the cheapest MDF and plywood-based stuff you can find, you're probably paying quite a bit for your furniture. Treat it right by following the tips inside The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore & Care for Furniture. Penned by one of the most renowned furniture restorers in the world, it's filled with useful information for those looking to breathe new life into classic pieces, provides insight into furniture history, and tells you how to properly maintain your favorites so they'll last for generations.
The original Trucker's Friend is a very capable tool — but not everyone has a spare 21" in their pack to dedicate to such a thing. Which is why they make the Lil Trucker Multi-Tool. Designed by the same Philly-based company and made in the USA just like its big brother, it packs a long list of tools into a bag-friendly body that's just half the size, making it as appropriate for the hitchhiker as for the person giving him a ride.
When it's time to get some rest, having the right sheets is key. Based in Brooklyn, Brooklinen offers smartly designed sheets that make it easy to get a good night's sleep. They're crafted from long-staple Egyptian cotton threads that make for stronger, finer yarns than other fibers, and are sold directly to you without the markup that comes from wholesalers, distributors, and other middlemen. Allowing you to enjoy luxurious comfort you'd expect on vacation, right at home. Available in crisp percale or smooth sateen, and can be mixed and matched so you can get a set that melds perfectly with your decor.
Odds are you aren't doing sets in the same venue every night. Why should your stand need to stay in one place? The Hoerboard Stereo.T DJ Stand is designed to move with you, thanks to a body that can be torn down or set up in as little as 10 minutes. Its modular nature lets you customize it to fit your needs — with space for turntables, DJ controllers, or CD-based setups, for example — and can be outfitted with laptop clips or monitor stands as needed. You can also get a flight case for it, so even if your gig is across the ocean, your stand will arrive there safe.
We don't blame you if you aren't familiar with I.W. Harper 15 Year Bourbon, or even the Harper name, mostly because it hasn't been available here in the US in nearly 20 years. The Harper brand dates back to the late 1800's, when Isaac Wolf Bernheim and his brother began distilling. It has remained a premium offering in Japan all along, and if finally back on shelves in the states after a long hiatus. Packed with flavor, this 15 year old bourbon whiskey was distilled at the Bernheim Distillery and comes packaged in this decanter that is as classic as the Harper brand name.
Power and protection. Two of your main concerns when dragging an iPhone into the wilderness. The Mophie Juice Pack H2PRO Case covers both. It gives you a 2,750mAh battery — enough for a complete recharge of an iPhone 6 — integrated into a case that offers IP68 waterproof protection and exceeds military standards for vibrations, shocks, and drops. It won't make LTE magically appear in the woods, and it won't help save you from a bear attack or start a fire, but as rugged multi-function cases go, it's as good as you're going to get.