Although it might not be part of a balanced breakfast, Hefe Wheaties is sure to bring to mind the classic cereal. Brewed by Fulton Beer out of Minneapolis, this isn't some knockoff, but is a true partnership between the brewers and General Mills. The American wheat beer will be available in four-pack, 16oz cans for a limited time in the Twin Cities, and could see a wider release if enough people drink their Wheaties.
You won't see too many rally cars on the road today, and are even less likely to see one like this 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Stradale. Designed by Italian auto company Gruppo Bertone, the Stratos comes equipped with a Dino V-6 engine with triple Weber carburetors and 192 horsepower. Offered with its original drivetrain, this 75' Stratos — one of just 492 ever made — is available at auction after 20 years of continuous ownership. A guaranteed head-turner in bright blue, it's a rare opportunity to own a legendary rally car.
Named after the stone wall on which it sits, the Midden Studio is an artist's retreat that offers an uncommon amount of inspiration. The zinc exterior is molded to resemble the rocks of the surrounding Scottish coast, and the cantilevered design allowed the architects, Studio Weave, to build a down-facing window into the sitting/working area. A series of three skylights on the opposite gabled roof allow in plenty of light, and the otherwise untouched birch ply interior allows the artist to focus on work — and nothing else.
Photos: Johnny Barrington
The strap isn't quite the same as the original Bond watch. And this isn't a Rolex. But the Omega Seamaster 300 Spectre Watch will be on his wrist in the upcoming film. The watch is based on the '50s model of the same name, which happened to be among the first to use the anti-magnetic Omega Caliber 8400 movement. The seconds hand is changed from the original, from a point to a "lollipop" with a circular end, and the numerical indices on the bezel run from 0-11, so as to better keep up with time in different parts of the world. It's finished with a black and gray NATO strap sporting both 007 and Omega logos on the hardware, and is fittingly limited to just 7,007 pieces.
There's a distinct feeling when putting on a record that other mediums — CDs, tapes, and especially digital — simply can't match. But all those formats have something going for them that vinyl does not: the ability to build your own mix of tracks. Until now, that is. Vinylify lets you create your own track list by either choosing from their online catalog or uploading your own tracks, then presses it out to make a personalized record. Cover art is part of the whole vinyl experience, so of course you can customize that as well, and the whole thing will be cut and pressed in Amsterdam then shipped straight to your door.
A former bank and insurance company reborn as a contemporary home, Bulevardi 1 is throughly modern without losing all of its character. Highlights include the hardwood library that's shaped like an oversized picture frame, the dramatic black stone bathroom with white fixtures, and sleek black kitchen. Sadly missing is the old steel bank door, which had to be cut into pieces to be removed, opening up the view down the hall to the library.
There is still plenty of summer weather left to wear your Vans, and if you're looking for a new pair, the Vans Cork Authentic might be right up your alley. The legendary brand jumps into the cork game with these sharp looking kicks, although it's just a pattern, not actual cork that covers you from heel to toe. That helps keep them light and breathable, and paired with the white sole and laces, they're perfect for what's left of shorts season.
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Ask an average Joe to name a Porsche, and they'll likely mention the 911. But in many ways, Porsche actually owes its success in America to the Speedster. This 1956 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster is a fine example of the automotive icon, clad in its original colors, boasting rare coupe seats, and accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. It's powered by a 1,582cc four-cylinder engine putting out 60 hp, has a four-speed manual transmission, and underwent a restoration just ten years ago that returned the car to its original specifications, letting you enjoy the same experience as the original owner did nearly 60 years ago.
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True coffee nerds are always looking for their next great sip. Angel's Cup makes it easy to find new coffees, and remember the details of ones you've tried before. This free app lets you record tasting notes on everything from the beans that arrive via the companion subscription service to your local shop's seasonal roast. For beginners, there's a flavor wheel that helps you visualize your thoughts, while old pros can use a more advanced chart. For the subscription coffees, you can compare your own notes with the roastmaster's, and all of your notes are automatically saved in the cloud so they're accessible from anywhere.
It's funny: some people hate wearing a screen on their bodies, but obviously have no problems sticking one in their pockets. The Bucardo Apple Pocket Watch is ideal for this crowd, blending the convenience and design of Cupertino's timepiece with the old-school practice of keeping your watch attached to a chain and tucked in your pants instead of strapped to your wrist. Plus, you already have a pocket for it in your jeans, even if you don't realize it. Available in a handful of different designs and metals.
Designed using basic geometric shapes, the Mirador House by Gubbins Arquitectos strikes a powerful juxtaposition with the rocky cliffs on which it sits. Elevated for a view of both the land and sea, the home sits on the southern coastline of Chile's fifth region, and consists of a main floor supported by a smaller base, with cantilevered areas on either side, a spiral staircase to connect them, and a lengthy access ramp that only serves to accentuate the views.
Photos: Marcos Mendizábal
Bringing to mind antler lights, tree boughs, and other rustic lighting and decorations, the Branch Chandelier is a clean alternative for minimalist decors. With as many as 28 lighting elements, the Margus Triibmann design uses LED technology, and is made from aluminum with a powder coat finish and a galvanized steel support. In addition, the individual elements are posable, making this a more versatile solution than your standard chandelier.
Most of us love great art, but know that it's incredibly tough to begin a collection. A Poor Collector's Guide to Buying Great Art is a book that breaks down some of those barriers, with information about where and how to get started. Become an expert art buyer by learning skills like how to appraise prices, when to show up at auctions and how to bid, and developing the perfect eye for a great piece. A step by step guide from Norwegian adventurer Erling Kagge, who provides everything you need to know about building a great collection without great wealth.
The Equus was a curiosity when it was announced. The Hyundai Vision G Coupe Concept shows that the car maker's luxury ambitions stretch far beyond a single sedan. On the outside, it's notable for the long hood, sweeping lines, prominent grille, and muscular stance, while underneath all the metal sits an award-winning 5.0-liter Tau V8 engine good for 420 hp and a simple, elegant interior.
We'd love it if this was an island had a whiskey spring, or just floated in a whiskey sea. Then again, if that were the case, we'd probably already own it. Instead, Whiskey Island is named for its bootlegging past. The 3.1 acre property sits in the St. Lawrence River just minutes from the Canadian border, and is home to an eight bedroom 19th-century lodge, a swimming deck, and multiple docks that were once used to smuggle whiskey into New York during the prohibition era.
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Most architecture books are well-photographed lists of places. Cape Cod Modern certainly contains its share of images, both new and old. But more importantly, it tells a story — the story of how a group of Bauhaus-trained designers and their friends transformed the area house-by-house while helping foster ideas that would inform modern architecture for decades to come. The rare book to be great for both diving into and leaving on the coffee table.
Designed by architect Richard Smith to serve as his own home, the Lord Street Warehouse is a smart repurposing of an industrial space. The home retains its original brick facade, including the repair shop sign, while the interior mixes modern touches like concrete floors and contemporary furniture with exposed structural beams and white-painted brick walls. A pair of sliding doors allow for access to the private patio, which is joined on the side of the house by an open-air garage.
Photos: Aimee Crouch
Once you've filled your glass growler with latest double IPA you've been wanting to try, it's only a matter of time before it's warm, has been exposed to UV light to change the flavor, and is sweating all over your car seat. The Beer Growler from Mira makes those problems a thing of the past with its vacuum insulated, food grade stainless steel, 64oz growler. Beer will stay cold for up to 24 hours, and the taste and carbonation are protected since it's double walled and boasts an air-tight, screw-on seal lock.
Some devices can't drive larger headphones. Some have crappy DACs. The Aqua Headphone Amplifier is designed to solve both these problems. It connects via Lightning or MicroUSB and uses a 24-bit/192kHz DAC from AKM to provide excellent audio quality, as well as a 60mW amplifier to make sure your cans are getting plenty of power. There's also an onboard USB audio controller, a status LED, and a play & pause button, all housed in an angular machined aluminum case weighing just 16 grams.
A love of spicy food means you're always down to try new tongue-burners. Fuego Box makes it easy. Available as a quarterly or monthly subscription, this service brings boxes of high-quality hot stuff right to your door. Your first shipment will include two full-sized sauces, a few samples, and a mini tasting notebook, and every one after that will arrive with three full-sized bottles of hot sauce. No long-term commitment necessary.
Only produced from 1955 till 1963, the Mercedes-Benz 190SL is an iconic roadster with nothing short of a cult following. This 1960 Mercedes-Benz 190SL was originally owned by one of the founders, and president, of a 190 SL group and was completely restored in 1987. After the restoration, it hit the show circuit, piling up plenty of "Best In Show" awards during its run. In the mid 2000's the car got a new interior, soft top, and paint job, putting it right back in the upper echelon of 190SL's that are still around. A trophy for any collector, the time and money invested in this timeless automobile provide a rare opportunity to own a remarkable vehicle.
Your energy bills are high enough without letting it flow down the drain. The Nebia Shower prevents this from happening with stunning efficiency. Developed with the same software used to study jet engines, its array of atomizing nozzles is up to 13 times more efficient than a regular shower, heating you up and rinsing you off while minimizing your water and energy usage. It mounts to your wall via an anodized aluminum bracket, has an arm that adjusts vertically with up to 27 inches of movement and a head that rotates up to 45 degrees, and includes a wand that docks on the wall, ensuring that it can adapt to your needs.
Plastic water bottles are a huge contributor to pollution — we throw away over 20 billion of them every year. The Eau Good Water Bottle is out to change that. It's made from a BPA-free plastic called Tritan so it's more durable than glass, and uses a filter made from Binchotan active charcoal to treat your tap water. This filter is made in the Kishu region of Japan, and absorbs chemicals in the water while adding minerals, balancing the pH, and in general making it taste better. All without contributing to the Great Pacific garbage patch, which sounds like an idea out of Infinite Jest but is sadly a very real thing.
Minimize your pocket bulge by trading your current pocket blade for the Baladeo Papagayo Skinny Knife. Crafted from 420 stainless steel, it has a 3 1/8" titanium-coated blade, with an open handle design for reduced weight and a Zebrano wood front handle for a touch of flair. Finished with a bright orange paracord lanyard.
Unlike a pair of jeans or even a new car, there are no try-ons or test drives when it comes to tattoos. And for every amazing piece of art on someone's skin, there are five regrettable pieces being hidden from the light of day. Inkbox Two-Week Tattoo gives you a chance to wear some ink, without the commitment and price that goes along with a trip to the parlor. It doesn't look childish or too fake, and takes only 10 minutes to apply without the pain of a tattoo gun. It's fruit-based and lasts two weeks, giving you a chance to "demo" a design you're thinking of having done permanently, or provides you with a little edge for your first trip to the county jail.