Already finished William Shakespeare's Star Wars? Well, we got some good news for you. Ian Doescher, The Bard's great great great great grandson, has been hard at work on the sequel, William Shakespeare's The Empire Striketh Back. As you might expect, this book is based on the events of Episode V, but recounts them in iambic pentameter, and, like its predecessor, brings the story to life through black-and-white Elizabethan-style illustrations. By the way, that grandson stuff? We totally made that up.
Like the Back to the Future DeLorean before it, Lego's Cuusoo has once again come up with a killer design for a legendary silver screen vehicle. This time, it's the Lego Ghostbusters Ecto-1 making the leap from concept to official set, including details like official Ghostbuster logos on the doors, a removable room, a tracking computer, a trap, and, of course, all four Ghostbusters — Ray, Venkman, Spengler, and Winston — all sporting their own Proton Packs. Lego ghosts not included.
They're far better known for the sports and race cars, but believe it or not, Lotus can come up with a pretty slick two-wheeler, as well. The Lotus C-01 Motorcycle is a perfect example. Designed by Daniel Simon of Bugatti and Tron: Legacy fame, this ultra-limited bike (only 100 are being made) features a slick, lightweight body, a two-cylinder, four-stroke 1,195cc engine putting out 200 horsepower, and paired with a six-gear transmission. While we don't have performance numbers yet, considering it weighs under 400 pounds, we're expecting it to be really, really fast.
For the serious collector, a pair of shoes is only as good as the jealousy it inspires among your friends and colleagues — and with Sneakers: The Complete Limited Editions Guide you get a definitive guide to every envy-inspiring pair of kicks available. Whether it's covering limited edition sneakers from the brands themselves or collaborations between shoe companies and individual designers, this book details over 300 examples of the best exclusive shoes. With beautiful photography, insider information, and an in-depth look into what makes these shoes special, this book is the guide to some of the most coveted footwear to date.
When every single second counts, you need a knife that opens fast, really fast — the SOG Flashback Knife. The fastest-opening assisted knife available, it features high tension coil springs that power it open almost instantly, and a piston lock keeps the knife safely open. It features a 3.5-inch blade made from AUS 8 stainless steel with a black tini-coated finish and an ergonomic handle made from glass-reinforced nylon and stainless steel. Durable construction, quick opening, and a comfortable grip make this the ideal knife to carry every day, while making it reliable and consistent.
Typically when you think of hookahs, you think of the ornately decorated pieces sitting outside your neighborhood hookah bar. With a stunning body made from anodized aluminum, brass, completely clear glass, and 3D printed parts, the IOOI Hookah is about as far removed from that scene as you can get. Created by award-winning designer Christian Zanzotti, this sleek smoking device is manufactured exclusively in Germany using automotive-quality production methods, and takes four weeks to make — so be prepared to wait once you've placed your order.
Most of the time you think of beekeepers as living out on large farms, tending to their hives with crazy hazmat-style suits on. With the Philips Urban Beehive, you can become your own beekeeper — with the bees living inside your own house. This stylish concept consists of two parts: an entry passage and flower pot that sits outdoors, and a glass shell inside. The tinted glass shell filters light to let through the orange wavelength the bees use for sight, and holds an array of honeycomb frames inside. When it's time to harvest some honey, just pull on the smoke actuator chain and grab some out while the bees are happily sedated.
If you've been biding your time waiting for a more colorful Aston to park in your garage, your hour has arrived. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage N430 is the latest special-edition ride from the British automaker, and as such includes some pretty special features, beginning with the 4.7L V8 pumping out 430 hp — as much as the Vantage S — good for a top speed of 190 and a 0-60 time of just 4.6 seconds. Other notable features include carbon fiber and Kevlar seats, ten-spoke alloy wheels, your choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed Sportshift gearboxes, a throaty exhaust, an optional Bang & Olufsen audio system, and optional "club sports graphics packs" that add just a hint of fun to the car's otherwise staid (for a sports car) appearance.
Already one of the best readily available bourbon's on the market, there isn't much that Booker's can do to improve on a high quality product. But it appears they have done just that with Booker's 25th Anniversary. This limited edition release ranges between 9-11 years old with an unfiltered proof strength ranging between 121-130, depending on the bottle you wind up with. Available in early March, the juice pays homage to its namesake, 6th Generation Beam Master Distiller, Booker Noe and is taken from the center-cut of Booker's favorite rack house.
Professional athletes aren't the only ones signing new contracts.
Alton Lane Navy Nailhead Suit ($1,450). Alton Lane Micro Light Blue Check Shirt ($110). Alton Lane Blue and Pink Tattersall Shirt ($110). Alton Lane Brown Glenplaid Tie ($75). John Lobb City II Leather Oxford Shoes ($1,360). Falke Wool Blend Socks ($25). Uniform Wares 351 Series Watch ($1,203). The Tie Bar Brushed Straight Silver Tie Clip ($15). Brooks Brothers Knot Cuff Links ($9). Mont Blanc Starwalker Carbon Fiber Pen ($750).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Alton Lane.
Good, reliable data can be an athlete's best friend — whether you're running, biking, climbing, skiing — being able to easily track every aspect of your activity can help make you better. With the Garmin Fenix 2 GPS Watch you can track everything from distance and pace to heart rate and recovery time, all from a compact wrist-worn device. It has a huge array of features packed into the watch, including an altimeter, a barometer, a compass, high-sensitivity GPS, and much more. With the ability to synchronize with other Garmin devices, you can track and share your progress, while compatibility with your iPhone lets you view texts and emails without pulling out your phone.
Just because you listen to your music on a pair of headphones, doesn't mean it has to sound dull, tinny, and flat — with the Audio-Technica M50X Headphones you can listen to your music as the artist intended. They feature 45-millimeter drivers with rare earth magnets and copper-covered aluminum coils for a wide frequency range across the spectrum including deep, precise bass. The ear cups are contoured for a natural fit, isolating you in even the loudest spaces, while also pivoting for one ear use and folding for when you need to take them with you.