You all know by now that Legos aren't just meant for kids — there are grown men (and women) all over the world building incredible things out of these little colorful bricks. Beautiful Lego ($18) highlights the amazing creations made by Lego enthusiasts that really transcend the medium. This book features photos of Lego replicas of everyday objects and famous buildings, ships, creatures, and more, as well as interviews with the artists that give you a window into their creative minds. It might be just the inspiration you need to pull that box of bricks out of your basement and start building.
Fresh off an Emmy win and with only one episode remaining, Breaking Bad continues to solidify itself as a main attraction in the television hall of fame. Countless products have already been released to capitalize on the shows status, but it's nice to see something that is well done and created by a fan of this unparalleled show. The Walter White prints ($50) illustrate the transformation of Bryan Cranston's character beginning with Walter White, through Heisenberg, and the newly introduced Mr. Lambert. Available as individual 18″x24″ posters, or as a set of 3 11″x14″ smaller prints, every poster is hand signed and numbered.
There is something special about holding a photograph in your hands. It's how some of us grew up, but in a rapidly changing digital world, it's not how many collect memories anymore. The Impossible Instant Lab ($299) is designed to bridge the gap between digital and analog instant photography. This compact and portable device transforms digital images into unique instant photographs like nothing since the Polaroid itself. It features a four element, high-quality, coated glass lens, along with a metal dark slide and shutter mechanism. It works completely differently than other instant printers on the market, because it's analog, not digital.
If you aren't a surfing purist but always dreamed of riding a board across the water, a Jetsurf Motorized Surfboard ($13,500+) might be just the thing you're looking for. It boasts a powerful engine, is handcrafted with ultra-light carbon and Kevlar, and is designed precisely to fit with your luggage. The board will get you up to 35mph without a wave in sight, which means surfing is not only no longer limited to the purists, but also is no longer limited to the coasts.
Next time you embark on a trip around the world, make sure no matter where you are you never lose track of the time with the Nixon Passport Watch ($400). This watch features a bezel that rotates, letting you easily select the proper timezone out of 24 available options — so you always know the time whether you're coming or going. The 49 millimeter case is made of stainless steel with a hardened mineral crystal, a triple-gasket screw-down crown, and a screw-down caseback. The 22 millimeter ballistic nylon band has leather trim details and a stainless steel buckle to complete the rugged, yet minimalist look.
If you've ever given home brewing a try, you know how tough it can be to get everything right, from the proper measurements, to the right timing, to the precise temperatures — there's an awful lot you can screw up. And even if you get it all right, obtaining repeatable results can be really difficult. With Brewbot ($2,500) you don't have to worry about all the tedious parts of brewing. It takes care of water measurements, timing, and temperatures so you can focus on your recipe and ingredients. It pairs with your iOS device, letting you choose from and tweak a catalog of recipes, control, and monitor the entire brewing process. [Scouted by Edwin]
Most of you have probably at some point dreamt of ditching your mind-numbing nine to five, packing up your things in a van, and heading for the open road. Foster Huntington, author and photographer of Home Is Where You Park It ($65), did exactly that two years ago, and has been living in his VW Vanagon ever since. Along the way he has run into a number of like-minded people and their vans, documenting them as he went. This coffee-table book features over 100 photos of camping vans, as well as anecdotes about other travelers, and stories from his own experiences exploring the country surfing and camping.
When it comes to Scotch whiskies, Johnnie Walker sits in the company of the most well known and best distributed in the world. To fit this description, they have a nice collection of options. Johnnie Walker Platinum ($110) falls in between Blue and Gold in their line, and is the latest release from the Scottish master blenders. Platinum was inspired by the Walker family's tradition of crafting private blends for company directors and special occasions. It was crafted from single malt and grain whiskies and is an incredibly smooth sipper with the subtle addition of the trademark Johnnie Walker smokiness. At 18 years old, it's a mature, exceptional blend worthy of your next significant event.
Most days it's not really appropriate to start out with a Bloody Mary or Irish Coffee — so when you have a taste for the hard stuff, smear on some Puff's Preserves Boozy Jam ($TBA). While all the alcohol cooks off during the preparation process, the flavors of beer, whiskey, champagne, bourbon and wine remain. Seasonal recipes include apple beer chamomile, rhubarb vodka hibiscus, raspberry whiskey chipotle, and blackberry bourbon lavender. Each small batch is made with fresh, local, and in-season ingredients, as well as Colorado distilled or brewed booze.
Layer up for a fall walk through the woods — just don't leave your best friend behind.
Grey Holt Herringbone Flannel Shirt ($145). Green Byrne Shawl Collar Sweater ($225). Free Union Belt ($165). Grey Barton Houndstooth Boot Sock ($135). Manchester Dot Pocket Square ($45). Navy Camden Lambswool Scarf ($85, coming in October). Red Wing Wabasha Boots ($320). Old Boy Tonal Jeans ($235). Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses ($150). Henry the Beagle (not for sale).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Ledbury.
Whether you're headed to an apple orchard, trick-or-treating, or just taking in a game, keep the autumn chill at bay with a nip of your go-to brown liquor in this Coach x Billy Reid Whiskey Flask ($200 or $500). Available with either leather or alligator detailing, you can carry your booze in a style befitting your favorite fall getup. Part of a limited edition, these flasks will go quickly, so get yours before they run out.
Table games don't need to make your home look like the common area of a frat house — they can actually look great, and the District MFG Shuffleboard Table ($5,200) certainly does. Each table is individually handmade with reclaimed oak tops, stitched leather gutters, steel construction, and a powder-coated frame. Display it proudly in your basement, or replace your dining room table with this beautiful piece, it's guaranteed to make more of a statement. Comes with weights and powdered wax.
Sponsored by our friends at District MFG.