Made with highly sought-after El Puente Gesha beans, the new Stumptown Grand Cru Cold Brew is a coffee experience unlike any other. When brewed with traditional methods, this rare variety offers a flavor reminiscent of tea, with notes of both bergamot and tropical fruit. By cold brewing it, Stumptown created something even more unique, with a bright, crisp flavor and notes of orange blossom and papaya, and a sweet finish that brings to mind crème brûlée. It comes in 750ml bottles, and is available exclusively in Stumptown cafes for a limited time.
Ski bikes have been around for over a century, but there's never been one like the Snogo Ski Bike. It uses a unique 3-blade design that articulates with your side-to-side movement to offer an experience that blends traditional skiing with downhill biking. Thanks to a heat-treated aluminum alloy frame, it weighs just 32 lbs, and comes with interchangeable parts — including the handlebar and fork — so you can customize it as much as you want. A chairlift hook counterbalances the bike on your way up the slopes, and a quick release system lets the bike quickly disassemble for travel to and from the mountain.
As the holidays approach, don't put your favorite photos in some boring frame like everyone else. Instead, consider Woodsnap, a company that prints your images on sustainably-sourced wood using a proprietary technique that infuses the ink into the wood. Each Woodsnap print is heat and moisture resistant, 100% guaranteed, handcrafted in the U.S.A., and they even plant a tree for every print that is sold. The turnaround is quick, but don't wait until the last minute to commemorate that family photo, wedding picture, or vacation shot for yourself or as a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special.
Dubai-based W Motors haven't been around long. They're off to a helluva start. Fresh on the heels of last year's 780hp, diamond-encrusted Lykan, they're back with a new, even more powerful model: the Fenyr SuperSport. The Fenyr's fighter jet-like body is made from carbon fiber, bolted to a tubular aluminum chassis. Its 4.0L, twin-turbo flat-six engine is custom made by RUF in Germany, produces 900hp, and is paired to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. The result is a car capable of sprinting from 0-62 mph in under 2.7 seconds, on its way to a top speed of nearly 250 mph. Limited to only 25 units per year, so best to get on the waiting list now.
Ping pong is fun. But the table required — not to mention the room necessary for last-second diving saves — takes up a ton of space. The Pull-Pong Table aims to solve this problem by pulling double-duty. During normal hours, it masquerades as a long, eight-person dining table, but when it's time to play, the legs slide out, the top flips open, and with a few quick snaps of the net, it becomes a full-size ping pong table. Built in Denmark from Ash and plywood, steel, and polypropylene.
With a 46mm titanium case, handsome perforated rubber bracelet, and black carbide-coated bezel with raised and brushed numbers, the TAG Heuer Connected Watch feels like any other release from the Swiss watchmaker. But instead of a precision movement, that case houses microchips. Powered by Android Wear and an Intel processor, it displays exclusive Tag-designed faces that mimic their most popular mechanical timepieces on its 1.5-inch, 240 ppi touchscreen, does directional wind and weather monitoring, tracks your activity, runs apps, and, of course, keeps ultra-precise time. And should you find yourself missing your traditional watch, you can give it (and $1,500) back to TAG and they'll replace it with one of their fine mechanical instruments.
It looks like no other camera, because it is like no other camera. The Lytro Immerge VR Camera is the latest creative tool from the light field specialists and uses a globe-like array to capture immersive video. Because the camera captures both depth data and light ray data, it's able to recreate the scene from a number of angles, letting viewers move side to side, up and down, and forwards and backwards as they watch, and lets editors seamlessly blend in CG elements with pinpoint precision. This pro-level technology requires a pro-level rig, so the camera comes with a dedicated server to process and manage footage, its own editing software, and playback software that works with most VR headsets.
If it feels early for holiday beers, it's really not, as most are released at the start of November. The best ones, like Our Special Ale from Anchor Brewing, are picked over by the time you're in the holiday spirit, but thankfully no such feelings are necessary to enjoy this time honored brew. The 41st installment of this classic comes once again with a beautiful hand drawn label, unique for 2015. And the beer itself is always a winner. This year's recipe has fewer spices than usual — a nod to earlier recipes when the hop flavors were more pronounced, making it another unique holiday gem that's more than worthy of some of your fridge space.
Sharp enough for a prix fixe dinner, yet warm enough to stand up to the elements, the Timberland Mt. Hayes Travel Jacket begs to be your go-to cold weather coat. It's made from a poly/wool blend that provides outstanding warmth yet manages to feel light, and gives the jacket a casual barn coat appeal that works as well with a flannel as it does as a blazer. The cotton twill lining with nylon in the sleeves allows for ease of motion, while three front pockets and one more on the inside provide plenty of storage. Available in charcoal heather or navy, and cut to complement well-fitted attire.
Cutting edge internals. '80s-inspired exterior. The Colorware iPhone 6S Retro gives Apple's latest handsets a vintage makeover. Based on the Apple IIe, the exterior design retains the phone's love-them-or-hate-them antenna bands, but gives the aluminum areas a beige paint job with faux exterior vents like you would have seen on Apple's older computers. The effect is completed with a rainbow Apple logo, making these handsets instantly recognizable as custom editions. Available in both 6S and 6S Plus varieties, in three capacities, and limited to just 25 examples of each.
"Convertible" and "SUV" are terms you don't normally hear used together, but the Range Rover Evoque Convertible isn't your normal vehicle. Combining sleek, sports car-like lines with Rover's legendary off-road prowess, it's designed to let you fully enjoy the remote locales it enables you to reach. Based on the Coupe model, the Convertible has only two doors, yet still offers room inside for four adults thanks to a cloth roof that folds down in just 18 seconds at speeds up to 29 mph. It's powered by your choice of diesel or gas engine creating up to 240hp, and with features like Terrain Response, 4WD, and Dynamic Stability Control, it's every bit as capable as you'd expect.
The next step in the evolution of Master & Dynamic is wireless, and arrives right now in the form of these beautiful MW60 Wireless Over Ear Headphones. The MW60 takes the signature design, sound quality, and build that Master & Dynamic are known for on-the-go, with a 15-hour lithium ion rechargeable battery. Their zero compromise construction includes several stainless steel components, a heavy grain leather headband, and memory foam ear pad wrapped in lambskin leather. Add in a best-in-class signal range, Master & Dynamic's rich, warm, signature sound, and you've got some of the most impressive wireless headphones on the market. Available in silver and brown or gunmetal and black.
Humans make for difficult subjects. They don't stay still, they have odd protrusions in the middle of their faces, and unlike buildings and landscapes, they get impatient. Building on the knowledge he dished out in Read This If You Want To Take Great Photographs, photographer Henry Carroll is back with a 100+ pages of human-focused tips to make capturing them easier. Read This If You Want to Take Great Photographs of People breaks portrait photography down into seven subject areas, then uses examples and tips from both Carroll and other well-known artists to help improve your own shots. In addition, it includes lawyer-approved advice on how to protect your legal rights, an important topic when you're dealing with the likeness of other, sometimes random people.
On screen, the bezel of James Bond's Rolex Submariner Buzzsaw Watch could cut through rope. In real life it doesn't — but that doesn't make it any less desirable. Starting life as a 1972 Submariner reference 5513, the watch was modified by legendary production designer Syd Cain and worn by Roger Moore in the classic 007 film Live and Let Die. Its caseback is signed "Roger Moore 007", and it comes with three black and white stills and various other memorabilia. Sadly, the movement was taken out, so it can't tell time, the bullet-deflecting, dress-removing magnetic field was just a gag, and it's already sold, so unless you have more than $365,000 to pay the current owner, you probably won't be wearing it to this week's wannabe super spy meeting.
Located near the tourist resort Divčibare in Western Serbia, the Divcibare Mountain Home was built into the hillside to minimize disturbance to the site. The two volumes of the home create quite the dichotomy, as one half is covered with white ceramic tiles, while the other sports dark timber shingles sourced from a local forest. The light half of the home opens up thanks to a large picture window, looking out to a sea of pine trees and mountains. The dark half contains the bedroom and bath with a nod to traditional mountain architecture. A beautiful merging of traditional and contemporary styles placed neatly in the perfect natural environment.
As most watch collectors and aficionados can attest, finding a watch winder that's as good looking as your wristwear isn't an easy task. The Bernard Favre Watch Winder is more than worthy of keeping your Rollie wound, rotating it in three dimensions using three rings that are mounted on a motorized base. It also has an LED indicator showing the status of the winder, along with a built-in battery that lasts up to 100 days, making it a great option for travel. You can even charge it using your smartphone through a USB connection. And seeing it do its thing is nothing short of mesmerizing.
Created for and inspired by the Philharmonie de Paris studios — home to some of the most renowned orchestras in the world — come these Amadeus Philharmonia Speakers. French architect Jean Nouvel, who is responsible for the design of the concert hall, also helped design the speakers, which feature cabinets that are custom manufactured from layered Birch and consist of 547 wood veneers. And it's no surprise that the audio experience is just as special, with pristine accuracy that helps provide a unique sensory experience.
Tonka trucks are known for their toughness. Now there's one that's man-sized. Aside from the brand-heavy paint job, the first thing you notice about the Toyota Tonka 4Runner Concept is the wheels. And for good reason: they're bright yellow 20-inch Ultra Motorsports wrapped in 38-inch off-road tires, made all the more conspicuous by the 10-inch Bulletproof Suspension lift kit. Bulletproof also supplied the custom welded bumpers, ladders, side steps, and roof rack, the latter of which holds a pop-up tent. Sadly, it's only a concept, so you've no better chance of driving this one around than you do the yellow dump trucks in the toy aisle.
Designed in collaboration with Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison, and Konstantin Grcic, the Muji Huts mix tiny house minimalism with traditional Japanese style. Each of the three houses is conceived around a single material — cork, aluminum, or wood — and has a small footprint, so that it can easily be moved and installed in a wide range of landscapes. The interiors of all three are unique, yet all share a spartan aesthetic in keeping with the clean lines of the exteriors.
While the initial bottling of Brenne Whiskey was impressive, this extremely limited bottling promises even more. Brenne 10 Whiskey is a precise blending of four casks of Brenne French Single Malt Whiskey, selected personally by Brenne's founder Alison Patel. Every ounce of this fine single malt was asleep for a decade in a combination of virgin French Limousin oak barrels and barrels previously used for aging Cognac and the flavors that shine through, making it one of the most unique spirits we've ever had the pleasure of tasting.
We're used to hearing the term "milled" used for things like aluminum, stainless steel, and even polymer. The Adidas Futurecraft Superstar Sneaker borrows the same technology and applies it to leather. Doing so allows the shoe to sport a one-piece bespoke leather upper that's milled to varying thicknesses to form the toe cap, lace holes, and instantly-recognizable three stripe design. Only 45 pairs are available, in the same stealth black colorway seen here.
Quail hunts recall a simpler time, when men went hunting for dinner, for sport, and for camaraderie. The Ledbury Quail Hunt Collection honors this time with two hunting shirts designed by the company's co-founders. One is a brushed cotton affair in navy and white, with a shooting patch on the right front shoulder and an interior-reinforced right elbow patch; the other, a heavy brushed brown oxford of 80% cotton and 20% wool with double shooting patches on both shoulders and a small sleeve pocket on the left. Both shirts will be made by hand in the company's Richmond, VA Workshop, and will be joined in the collection by a limited-run feather bow tie made in Charleston, SC by Brackish, and a Viriginia-made Shotgun Shell Belt in tobacco leather from Wiley Brothers Belts.
Some houses have four rooms. Others four floors. But the Four House is actually a single residence made up of four separate buildings. Three of the structures are set orthogonally, while the fourth is rotated to match the orientation of a nearby building. The buildings — which house two bedrooms, a master suite, a living area, and kitchen/dining — are linked by a transparent roof, and have matching slopes to bring harmony to the design.
Unless you're using an electronic tool, odds are your toothbrush is made of plastic. Which means it's eventually going in a dump. The Goodwell Toothbrush aims to put an end to that. It has two pieces: a compostable head with Binchotan fibers that fight plaque, bad breath, bacteria, and viruses, and a reusable anodized aluminum handle that doubles as a storage container. Buy it alone, as a kit with a biodegradable flosser and tongue scraper that hook up to the same handle, or get a subscription that drops new attachments at your door each month.
After your next long day on the slopes, take home a piece of the experience with Lifts & Bounds. They turn your favorite trails into art so your family ski trip to Vail or the last guy's weekend in Aspen is properly remembered. The Alpine Schematic prints arrive on archival paper, while the original gallery-wrapped canvas prints provide a more minimalist, abstract variation on your favorite ski resort.
Unless you live in a small space, you likely know the frustration of slow WiFi speeds away from your router. With the Luma WiFi System, you can eliminate these dead zones with ease. It uses multiple smart access points spread across your home to blanket your entire space in the best possible coverage. The app will tell you where to put them, creating a customized networking plan for your home, and also lets you monitor usage on individual devices, set content filters and time limits for kids, and approve new devices with a single swipe, while enterprise-proven security to helps protect your gadgets.
The defining performance of an iconic — and tragically short — career, Nirvana's MTV Unplugged in New York is still considered among the best live performances ever recorded. Now you can own a piece of this historic set with Kurt Cobain's Unplugged Cardigan. Made by the brand Manhattan, it's a vintage green blend of acrylic, mohair and Lycra in medium, with a five-button front closure and two front pockets, one of which has a burn hole and some discoloration that does nearly as much to prove its authenticity as the included certificate.