Canvaspop prints your digital photographs on canvas for you to hang in your home — a process that typically results in a good bit of waste. Determined not to throw away their extra bits, they decided to turn them into Canvaspop Remade Wallets ($24). They print photographs from talented artists on the extra white canvas, and use it to create either a one- or two-panel wallet. Artists earn royalties from each sale and they avoid unnecessary waste. Committed to doing good, Canvaspop donates all profit from the sale of each wallet to Charity Water.
Here comes the bride. And here comes you, ready for two days of looking good.
Gitman Chambray Linen Popover ($180). Vans Authentic Sneakers ($45). Obey Classique Shorts ($70). General Assembly Navy Suit Jacket ($165). Native Youth Sailing Boat Shirt ($63). General Assembly Navy Chino ($99). Daniel Wellington Classic Warwick Watch ($195). Cause and Effect Copper Bar Cuff ($49). Raen Savoye Sunglasses ($112). Alden Sand Suede Blucher ($486).
This edition of Garb is sponsored by our friends at Need Supply Co.
We've witnessed a huge evolution in the so-called "internet of things" — connected devices that make your home more automated and intuitive. From WiFi-enabled outlets, to robotic vacuums, to thermostats, nearly everything can be controlled from a phone. But, pulling out your phone, cueing up an app, and tapping a few buttons to turn down the heat can be cumbersome. The Ivee Voice-Activated Assistant ($179) solves that problem. With simple voice commands you can adjust the temperature, set an alarm, dim the lights, turn on the radio, and more, all without lifting a finger. With a completely-open developer platform allowing third parties to integrate various services and devices, it seems like this is only the beginning. [Scouted by Frank]
The Ducati Diavel Dark Motorcycle ($18,000) just looks mean — a bike you really wouldn't want to mess with. For starters, the all-black paint job makes it look like something that would be at home in the Bat Cave. It has swept-back, sharp lines from the headlight to the tail, and a massive rear Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tire that gives it a stance like it's ready to pounce. It also comes with an engine befitting such an aggressive machine, the Testastretta 11°, which produces 162 hp and 94 lb-ft of torque — plenty to help it leap from traffic light to traffic light.
If you dreamed of becoming an astronaut as a kid — like so many of us — but reality set in and it never quite happened, the Romain Jerome Moon Orbiter Watch ($115,000) might make for a good consolation prize. Made with steel from the Apollo 11 Spacecraft, and containing genuine moon dust, this timepiece may be as close as you'll get to achieving your dream. And, as a limited edition of 25 pieces, owning one is almost as exclusive as actually joining the elite club of space walkers. (Though, if you can afford one, you may actually be able to pay your way into space.)
In recent years, American craft brewers have gotten more and more adventurous. And to show their creativity knows no bounds, the beer style known as the Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter is on tap lists at more than one U.S. brewery. But a truly exceptional example of the style comes from DuClaw Brewing in Abingdon, Maryland. Sweet Baby Jesus ($10) not only provides a creative name worth repeating, but also smells and tastes like a really great Reese Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup. It's incredibly balanced so don't expect more of any element than the other. We know what we're having for dessert tonight.
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While we wouldn't recommend it for determining if you're good to drive, the Kisai Breathalyzer Watch ($100) could make for some pretty interesting bar games. After breathing into the side of the watch, an LED backlight responds, turning green if you're sober, yellow if you're tipsy, and red if you're drunk — as well as displaying your BAC percentage. The stainless steel watch has an adjustable band and a USB-rechargeable battery that lasts for a month on a charge. It also displays the time, of course, so last call won't sneak up on you.
We've said it before — there are literally thousands of iOS camera apps available. But just because the market is saturated, it doesn't mean there isn't room to improve on the concept. VSCO Cam (Free) adds separate focus and exposure rings, and a white balance lock to give you expanded control over each of your shots. Powerful editing features, an array of filters, and purchasable presets add to that control. With an Instragram-like discovery feature, and an individual web presence available to display your photos, you can share every shot you take while getting recognized for your picture-taking skills.
While we are big fans of the Vanquish, we're suckers for a sport convertible. But, the droptop isn't the only thing to like about the new Aston Martin Vanquish Volante ($300,000). Its throaty-sounding six-liter V12 engine produces 565 bhp, pushing it from 0-62 mph in just over four seconds, with a top speed of 183 mph. Not only is it powerful, it's also light — thanks to a completely carbon fiber body and aluminum chassis (all without sacrificing structural rigidity). The lightweight, fabric roof folds flat in just 14 seconds, exposing the beautifully-appointed interior, and its passengers, to the sun in no time.
There is no better time of year to fire up the grill than Summer — but sometimes grilling standards (burgers, dogs, brats, metts) get a little tired. Throw chicken into the mix with the Chicken Leg Grill Rack ($20). This 15-inch-long rack holds a dozen chicken legs, and can be placed directly on your grill, cooking the meat to perfection. Stainless steel construction makes it a breeze to clean, and means it will last for grilling seasons to come. So, bring on the barbecue sauce and get grilling.
Well-known for producing audio tech that looks as good as it sounds, Tivoli Audio brings us the Blucon Bluetooth Receiver ($150). This tiny device (only about 1" by 3" by 3"), brings bluetooth wireless functionality to any stereo with an auxiliary input jack, so you can play music from your bluetooth-capable device to your home stereo. Choose from a number of wood finishes if you'd rather it remain in view, or easily tuck it away in a cabinet.
Handcrafted in America by experienced craftsman Tuli Fisher, these Fisher Blacksmithing Garden Tools ($52) are part hand tool, part work of art. Whether you're into working in the earth, or just admire a well-made tool, they're definitely worth a look. From the rivets, to the dark-stained wooden handles, to the imperfectly hand-forged metal, these tools are a treasure to behold and work with. The line includes hoes, trowels, rakes, and more — everything you need to get a small garden going.