It's almost summer. Time to up your cookout game with the Coyote Asado Smoker. Made from heat-resistant ceramic, it has adjustable venting and an integrated thermometer for precise temperature control, making it perfect for smoking, but also quite competent at searing and grilling, as well. The company's signature smoking grate is made from 304 stainless steel and offers 254 square inches of cooking area, letting it cook a crowd's worth of food at once, and the optional cart and side shelves let it more easily across the patio.
Based on a '74 Harley-Davidson FX Super-Glide, this Jamesville Harley Shovelhead Motorcycle takes its unlikely source and turns it into an agressive cafe racer. It's powered by an 80ci S&S motor mated to a five speed transmission, giving the bike power to go along with its looks. Speaking of which, it has a custom seat pan and high cowl with integrated tail light, an ever so slightly modified tank, Porgressive front and rear shocks, a custom exhaust that ends up by the seat, and a fairing that was a chance purchase off eBay that ended up matching like a glove.
Throughout history, just about every culture has figured out a way to distill alcohol in one form or another. Dead Distillers: A History of the Upstarts and Outlaws Who Made American Spirits highlights the forefathers of distilling in the U.S.A., with profiles of the well known like George Washington to the names you see on bottles at your liquor store like Jim Beam, Jasper "Jack" Daniel, and Julian "Pappy" Van Winkle. Over 50 are profiled from the Whiskey Rebellion to Prohibition, to the current climate of experimental and craft distillers. From the same writers that brought you Guide to Urban Moonshining, it's an extensive look back at the men who are partly responsible for our fascination with booze.
Set on two acres in Point Dume, James Perse's Malibu Farmhouse uses a natural palette to amplify the views outside. The house has six bedrooms and six bathrooms for a total of 7,400 square feet, space that took Perse and his team roughly a year to renovate and furnish with a mix of custom pieces, antiques, and pieces from the designer's own line of furniture. There's also a two car garage attached, while outside, a large patio with firepit and sitting areas overlooks the flat yard and 50-foot swimming pool. The downside? The house doesn't come furnished, but Perse is willing to throw that in for an extra million.
What does a luxury car look like when there's no need for an engine, or a driver for that matter? The Rolls-Royce Vision Next 100 Concept is one answer. This pure concept car is fully autonomous and zero-emission, yet would still be hand-built to the specifications of its owner. A virtual assistant named "Eleanor" (after the model for the company's signature Spirit of Ecstasy) handles everything from setting your destination to reminding you of your daily schedule and briefing you on any meetings you might have. A transparent OLED screen sits in the front of the cabin to show you information or entertainment, which you can enjoy from the silk-covered couch. Finally, there's the glass roof that "flows fluidly as a daring fastback, creating a glass canopy over the occupants that provides privacy whilst allowing them to contemplate the majesty of the stars in the firmament above as they glide through the night; a window on the world ahead before resolving itself into the bonnet of the car," according to Rolls' not-at-all-pretentious press writer.
Treat dear old dad to a day on the lawn with the Shinola Bocce Ball Set. Created in collaboration with St. Pierre, a family-run business that's been making horseshoes and other high quality leisure goods for nearly a century, this tournament-grade bocce set is crafted from thermoset resin for proper heft, balance, and roundness. Each ball is laser engraved and comes in the Shinola brand colors of cream and black, with a bright orange jack ball. The set is housed in a matte black pinewood case to keep this new Father's Day tradition intact for years to come.
Working out with a personal trainer to guide you is generally better than going it alone. The Vi Artificial Intelligence Personal Trainer gives you the same benefits as a real trainer in a device that fits around your neck. Using sensors in the neckband, attached earphones, and your smartphone, it knows your elevation, heart rate, cadence, speed, and location, and gives you voice feedback as you workout. It also responds to your voice commands, and since the earbuds were developed in collaboration with Harman/Kardon, they sound great, too.
Stay: Das Stue Hotel
Housed in the former Danish embassy, Das Stue Hotel is, like the building itself, a mix of modern appointments and old-world charm. 78 rooms take advantage of the new, modern addition, with bespoke furnishings and designs by Barcelona-based LVG Arquitectura. The hotel is also home to an impressive assortment of art, as well as a Michelin-starred restaurant, a more casual eatery, and a bar.
Housed in a former Kreuzberg locksmith shop, VooStore combines a clothing store and community meeting place. Their selection of clothing ranges from streetwear to serious, covering brands both established and new. They also offer a number of well-designed gifts, and a selection of magazines and literary works, ideal for perusing as you sip a drink from the in-store coffee shop.
Recharge: The Barn
The graffiti-covered exterior belies the rustic charm you'll find inside The Barn. Considered by many to be Berlin's premiere coffee shop, they roast their carefully-sourced beans on-site, creating both espresso drinks and excellent coffee one of four ways — via AeroPress, Woodneck, V60, or Syphon — as long as you like it how they do: black.
Wear: TAG Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Watch
Some watches just look sporty. The Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 1887 Watch really is sporty. By moving the traditional twelve hour markings to a subdial and replacing them with timing-specific 60-second indices, it makes clear that it's all about performance. We put it through its paces on a trip to Berlin, and came to appreciate features like the sturdy 43mm steel case, highly legible black ceramic bezel, large numbers, date window, water resistance, and precise automatic Calibre 1887 movement. Ours was finished with a black alligator strap, but it's also available with a matching stainless steel bracelet.
See: Bode Museum
Renamed for its eclectic original curator in 1956, the Bode Museum is true to its namesake spirit, mixing a number of collections throughout the century-old building, set on the banks of the Spree at the tip of Museum Island. It's home to the largest array of European sculptures on display anywhere, one of the world's largest collections of coins, and a selection of Byzantine art, all presented according to geography and time period.
Sip: Absinth Depot
Absinthe is an acquired taste. The Absinth Depot is an ideal place to acquire it. Stocking a world-class array of absinthes from around the world, it's a shrine to the anise-flavored spirit that's not to be missed — nor is the decor, which feels like it hasn't changed in a century or so.
Eat: Restaurant Sauerkraut
You're in Germany. You want German food. But you also want some familiarity. Restaurant Sauerkraut serves up both. The menu focuses primarily on sausages (as the name implies), but also features a number of burgers, both traditional and otherwise. Look around, and you'll see the same unique mix in the decor, which includes wood panels with carving graffiti, books, antique lamps, and paintings that mashup traditional German folklore with modern pop culture.
Founded at the start of the decade by three fashion vets, Soto — short for South of Torstrasse — is an impeccably curated collection of men's goods. The brands come from all over the world, with modern items finding their place next to heirloom-quality staples, casual items next to formalwear, all in a pleasingly minimal space.
Incredibly rare and incredibly desirable, this 1963 Bentley S3 Continental Drophead Coupe would instantly become the crown jewel of most collections. The S3 was the last Bentley with separate body-and-chassis construction, resulting in a supremely detailed aluminum body, and while 311 were built, only 26 left the factory configured with left hand drive, making this example all the more rare. It features the original aluminum block-and-head 6.2L V8, offering improved power, acceleration, and top speed over the previous model, as well as the original black leather interior. It arrives with a complete history and original books, and in incredibly well-preserved condition.
A shaker and jigger set is essential to any home bar. And this Foster & Rye Enamel Shaker & Jigger Set looks like an essential addition to your next camping trip. It comes in stainless steel, finished in a classic blue and white speckled enamel. The jigger and shaker are double sided and give you a good looking option for proper cocktails around the campfire during your next outdoor experience.
By combining the very best of eastern and western techniques, the Bulat Chef Knife is designed to be your go-to kitchen blade. The knife starts with a Japanese VG-10 steel cutting core that holds its edge and won't corrode. It's then surrounded by 66 layers of stainless steel, hardened to between a 57-59 rockwell hardness. The edge is tapered to a 17-degree for an incredibly sharp blade. A convex grip allows for the knife to rock, while a finger guard keeps your tips intact. Available in your choice of a light olive wood or a dark walnut finish.
Whether you play professionally or just jam out in your garage, there's nothing like having a customized guitar. Fender Mod Shop Guitars give you chance to do exactly that. Using a slick web-based interface, this new service lets you order a Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass, or Jazz Bass that's perfectly matched to your style and sound. No matter which model you choose, you get to pick your own fingerboard, tuning machine, bridge and hardware color, body color and pickguard combo, and pickup. Once you're done, your custom axe will be built by the skilled technicians at Fenders Corona, CA factory and shipped to you within 30 days, so you won't have to wait long to start playing.
Flagship-level specs meet budget phone pricing in the OnePlus 3 Smartphone. Housed in a thin aluminum unibody that bears more than a passing resemblance to the current iPhone, it packs in 6GB of RAM, a speedy 16MP camera, Snapdragon 820 brains, dual SIM slots for traveling, and a 5.5" Optic AMOLED display. It runs the company's custom OxygenOS, which takes advantage of its Android Marshmallow roots while removing unnecessary software, keeping Google Play compatibility, and adding handy features like screen-off gestures and customizable buttons. And unlike the company's prior handsets, you don't need to wait in (a virtual) line to buy one.
It doesn't matter where you've parked your vehicle: the Scout Overland Kitchen ensures you can cook a proper meal right out of your truck. Built with an aluminum frame and HDPE outer case, it's as rugged as you'd expect, with drawer pulls rated for 500 pounds and its own electrical system. Each one is built to order, and can include features like a two burner stove, integrated sink with a 2.5 gallon tank, a fridge, inserts to keep your utensils handy, LED lighting, and even a paper towel holder. Perfect for the avid outdoorsman or the health-conscious tailgater.
It's certainly not the only one in existence — versions of Warhol's take on the controversial Chinese leader's portrait hang in such esteemed halls as those of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and MoMA — but this Andy Warhol Mao Painting might be the best example to ever appear on the private market. The unique color palette of neon green background, yellow face, blue shirt, and a halo of red makes it standout from its siblings, with the thick layers of paint exemplifying Warhol's style at the time. Signed and dated '73, it measures just 10" x 12", making it an eye-popping yet still understated addition to any serious collection.
The salty, flavorful brine that is left behind from a jar of pickles has always had a special appeal for some, and now the folks at Gordy's Pickle Jar have finally made it a standalone product called Gordy's Fine Brine. Gordy's filter's and cans the brine from their hot chili spears and it's great in cocktails, as a pickleback chaser, or sipped straight from the can. And each can comes with a cocktail recipe developed by Adam Bernbach of the cocktail bar 2 Birds 1 Stone.
Using inspiration from mid-century modernists, Shinola has come through with its most beautiful watch to date. Boasting an extra-open dial viewing area, the design of the Canfield Chrono Watch required Shinola's Detroit-based team to be trained in a new top-loading case process — and by the looks of the results, it's clear they've mastered it. In addition to Super-LumiNova diamond-cut hands, numbers, and indexes, the watch also sports a symmetrical date window, stopwatch function, and coin edge detail on the case. A mix of cowhide and alligator straps are offered, depending on the dial color, which come in white, black, green, blue, and our favorite, cream. Shinola has free overnight shipping right now, so if you've been waiting to order Dad something, now's the time.
Composed of a series of imbalanced structures on the New Zealand coastline, the Offset Shed House uses its design to take advantage of natural resources. The home's uneven scheme circulates the ocean breeze and natural sunlight to heat and cool the interior and allow for seasonal living. Covered in corrugated black metal, the exterior pays homage to the primitive, self-erected architecture found in the surrounding area. A wall of south-facing windows afford views of the Pacific, while a series of cedar-clad pergolas give you the option to enjoy the oceanfront first-hand.
No matter how you like your fries, it's hard to deny that they are one of the most popular foods on the planet. Fries!: An Illustrated Guide to the World's Favorite Food is a book that dives into the history of fries and even discusses the argument among fans about whether they originated in France or Belgium. The author Blake Lingle recently had his fries voted the best in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report — making him more than qualified to lay out the case for what many deem to be the ultimate crispy, salty snack.
Field Notes are great everyday notebooks. The classic reporter's pad is an icon of American journalism. So it's only right they be combined. The result is the Field Notes Byline Reporter's Notebook. Developed in collaboration with Face the Nation host John Dickerson, who also contributed a story about a noteworthy reporter that's slid into the back pocket, the notebook features a rugged wrought iron-colored cover, Cougar Natural 70#T pages ruled with soy-based ink, and Renz "Double-O" Ring wire binding, a design that dates back to 1935. The inner covers are filled with useful info, and like all Field Notes, it's 100% printed and manufactured in the U.S.A.
Odds aren't likely you need a compass while donning formalwear, but these Tateossian Compass Cufflinks make quite the statement nonetheless. Created to celebrate the company's 25th anniversary, they're made from gunmetal-tone brass, each with its own functioning, black dial compass inside.The engraved t-bar fastenings have topaz stones inlaid in their centers, and each pair comes in its own handsome presentation box.
They're not 100% wagyu, and they're certainly not Kobe, but these American Wagyu Tomahawk Steaks might still be the best cuts of meat you'll ever have. Hand cut by a master butcher from 100% natural cows that are a mix of wagyu and other breeds, each steak weighs about two and a half pounds, and arrives bone-in. They're the full width of a rib bone, measuring roughly two inches thick, aged for 28 days to improve both the flavor and texture, and graded higher than USDA Prime, so there's no worry of seeing something better at the local butcher shop.
Sony may be winning the next-generation console wars, but that doesn't mean the boys in Redmond don't have anything up their sleeve. The Xbox One S is the first salvo in the race to get 4K-capable boxes into the hands of gamers. Dramatically slimmed down — it's 40% smaller than its predecessor — this new console offers support for High Dynamic Range gaming, as well as Ultra HD Blu-rays and streaming 4K content. It also has a built-in IR blaster for controlling your TV, stereo, and such, an enhanced controller, and up to 2TB of storage. Arriving in August.
When you load up a cooler and head to the pool this summer, the folks at Bell's Brewing have a brand new beer that could be as essential as suncreen and flip flops. Bell's Poolside Ale is a Belgian-inspired Wheat Ale that promises to stay light and refreshing while bringing some great summer flavors to the experience as well. You'll get some clove notes and some slight tartness from the 100% Montmorency tart cherries that were grown in Bell's home state of Michigan. A great new choice from a respected brewer, it's primed to fill your koozy all summer long.
Italy is known for its outstanding sports cars. So when an upstart claims the crown of most powerful street-legal car to ever come from the country, you have to take notice. Equipped with a 7.2L twin-turbo V8, the Mazzanti Evantra Millecavalli is indeed powerful, sending 1,000 hp to its rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox. The result is the ability to move from 0-60 in just 2.7 seconds on the way to a top speed of 250 mph. Carbon ceramic brakes help slow you back down, and a race-inspired body ensures you'll get plenty of looks on the highway — that, and the fact that you'll be driving one of just 25 examples ever built.
Have yourself a cookout wherever you want with the Primus Onja Stove. As handy on backpacking adventures as it is for a trip to the beach, it has a folding design that makes it compact, a strap that makes it easy to carry, and dual 10,000 BTU burners to make cooking a snap. The design has the benefit of protecting the burners from wind, and the top is covered by an oak lid that doubles as a cutting or serving board once you've reached your spot.