Technically, it's not new. But the David Brown Mini Remastered might as well be. This updated take on the classic Mini starts with a used model, which gets trimmed, de-seamed, and soundproofed before being reassembled and given a mirror-like paint job in a by-hand process that takes four weeks. Its engine gets tuned and paired to a four-speed gearbox, and the interior is replaced completely, with lush leather seats, knurled aluminum knobs and switches, and a 7-inch, CarPlay-compatible infotainment system in place of the original. In total, each example takes over 1,000 hours to build. It's limited to two separate editions of 25 units each, one honoring cafe racer culture, and the other inspired by the racing history of the Monte Carlo Riviera.
Whether it's biting your nails, smoking, or procrastinating at work, we all have bad habits we'd like to break. The Pavlok Habit-Breaking Device is here to help. The wearable device pairs with your phone via an app and allows you to pick your specific bad habit. A combination of both tracking and zaptic software recognize whether you're letting your emails pile up or pulling up to the drive-thru. Once you're caught, Palvok will give you a smack on the hand by way of vibration, beeps, or zaps. The company even claims that their gadget's take on negative association can break most bad habits in as little as five minutes a day for five days.
Adorned with a mix of organic and geometric shapes that give it a look simultaneously elegant and aggressive, the Infiniti QX80 Monograph is a look at the future of the full-size SUV design. The brand's signature double-arch grille remains intact here, only taller and wider than on the current model, and the D-pillar has also been reshaped, while the other pillars are hidden in service of creating a visor-like look for the windows and windshield.
Add a bit of functional simplicity to your everyday carry with the Ringtool ($25). While it's designed with the bicycle commuter in mind, we have a hard time thinking of situations in which you wouldn't want a multitool small enough to add to your keychain. It features hex heads ranging from 4-10mm, a flathead, phillips, and torxhead driver, as well as the obligatory bottle opener. It's made from hardened stainless steel, and weighs just two ounces — perfect for your minimalist carry.
At Stonecutter Spirits in Middlebury, Vermont, barreling their spirits is more than an afterthought. For Stonecutter Single Barrel Gin, they made dozens of test batches before finding a recipe tailored for barreling. The gin then spends four to six months aging in ex-bourbon barrels while the juniper and citrus notes of the gin recipe mingle with the caramel and vanilla notes the barrel provides. When the perfect balance is achieved, the gin is bottled and ready to consume.