For a new take on classic watch designs, look no further than San Francisco based watchmaker Minus 8. And the Minus 8 Layer Leather is a continuation of those principles. Using a process that took over a year to develop, Minus 8 developed a process that makes the Layer a timepiece that is made of individually layered strats. This process also produces a stadium effect of 6 layers of 316L bonded steel throughout the watch. Other features include Japanese movement, a PVD-coated stainless steel finish, 40+ hours of power reserve and a vegetable tanned leather band.
Small enough to throw in a pocket, the Cube Mobile Projector delivers a picture far beyond its size. Its silver-finished body measures just two inches on each size, yet projects a 50 lumen WVGA image at sizes of up to 120". It supports Micro SD, MHL & HDMI inputs, has a built-in speaker, an LED bulb that lasts for over 20,000 hours, and includes its own tripod, yet weighs under a third of a pound.
Handmade in London using the best British-made materials, the Harrison Oven would look at home in a modern home or an 18th century remodel. You won't find any built-in timers, convection systems, or other gadgetry here — in fact, the oven doesn't even hook to electricity. Instead it relies on solid fuels like charcoal and wood and a prominent front-facing thermometer to get the job done, imparting your food with delicious flavor, and capable of handling temps over 650 degrees, and able to be mounted into a wall or stand on its own, with or without the optional base unit.
Although it may look vintage, the Rokon Trail-Breaker Dirt Bike is anything but old. The classic 60's frame has been updated with a patented AutoGrab front suspension, making riding on mud, sand, or snow feel almost as smooth as asphalt. A pair of wide tractor tires with all-wheel drive capability can handle any terrain, while a set of hollow drum wheels can provide floatation or storage for over two gallons of fuel or water to help get you way off the beaten path.
If you take Ping Pong seriously, like we do, you need to have a paddle just as serious. This Stangler Ping Pong Paddle fits the bill, regulation size and handcrafted to beat your opponent into submission. Choose from walnut or ash on one side, while the other side is faced with cork. It's time to open the garage door, let the spring air in, and re-ignite a grudge match on the Ping Pong table with this beautiful paddle.
Fittingly set along a ridgeline in the Hollywood Hills, the Silver Screen House makes the most of its location with a linear layout that hides an outdoor theater. The main living space is surrounded by glass, with a fireplace that extends down from the ceiling, polished concrete floors, and outstanding views, which can also be taken in from the pool. In the evenings, an exterior wall of the guest house becomes a screen, visible from both the driveway and from the dedicated viewing area perched atop the garage.
The latest addition to the year-round lineup for Hopworks Urban Brewery is a love letter to the Pacific Northwest. Hopworks Gear Up IPA is a Northwest-Style IPA brewed with organic malted barley from Oregon, naturally filtered water from the Bull Run Watershed, and local hops from Oregon and Washington. Even the label pays tribute to the local area, featured abstract Pacific Northwest landscapes along with the gear required to get outdoors and enjoy a new adventure. Gear Up is also the first 12 oz. six pack can for Hopworks, and hits store shelves in April.
For the last two years, if you wanted a new iPhone, you had two choices: one big, and one even bigger. The iPhone SE packs cutting edge internals into a pocket-friendly, 4-inch-screened body. It's powered by the same A9 chip as the iPhone 6S, gets the same snazzy cameras with Live Photos and 4K video, and even supports Apple Pay, yet depending on the color, there's little to distinguish it from an iPhone 5 — which is entirely the point. Available in silver, space gray, gold, and rose gold.
While the days of everyday hat wear are long gone, a great hat is still an excellent way to round out your look. Menswear brand Buck Mason teamed up with iconic hatmaker Stetson for this series of Stetson x Buck Mason Hats. Each luxury hat has a simple look, but uses the finest fur felts. Choose from three different styles available in multiple colors, each one made with pride in Garland, Texas.
Inspired by the traditional Welsh longhouse, the Ty Hedfan House blends a stunning design with local materials. The living room is cantilevered over the River Ysgir, giving the home its "hovering house" name, while a second wing is buried under a green roof and holds a guest room and study. Locally-sourced materials like slate, wood, and stone were used to build the home, which has four bedrooms, as well as two outdoor areas to take in the sounds of the river below and the sights of the nearby hills.
Combining the benefits of home gardening with the straightforward instructions the company is famous for, the Ikea Indoor Garden makes growing your own food as simple as putting together a new Lack side table. Called the Krydda/Vaxer, the hydroponic kit includes seeds that you place in absorbent plugs to get them started, crushed pumice stone for replanting once they sprout, a planting tray with a built-in water level sensor to keep you from overwatering, and a solar lamp to keep them growing even if sunlight is scarce.
Built by Napster cofounder and former Facebook prez Sean Parker, Screening Room is reportedly a set top box and service that aims to bring new movies into your house the same day they hit theaters. The box is rumored to cost $150, and the movies themselves will be $50, with $20 going to the theaters, partially to cover the two real-world tickets that come with each one. It's still in the early stages, but it already has the backing of guys like Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams, Peter Jackson, Martin Scorsese, and Ron Howard, as well of the interest of studios like Universal, Fox, and Sony, so it's also likely going to happen — and soon.
Being chosen for a spot in the redesigned Petersen Automotive Museum would be "special" enough, but the ICON FJ44 Petersen Special is also notable for being the company's one hundredth custom Land Cruiser. For the occasion, ICON has updated the original FJ40 in a number ways, most obviously expanding the body to include four doors, an adaptation made possible by a custom mandrel-bent Art Morrison frame and hand-crafted aluminum body finished with a polyester hybrid powder coat. A Chevy-sourced 6.2L supercharged V8 provides 530 hp, transferred to the beefy wheels via a 4-speed transmission. It packs tunable Fox Racing shocks, Brembo brakes, and a refined suspension for off-road prowess, while the interior keeps you comfortable with a Vintage Air Gen IV HVAC system routed through anodized aluminum vents, heated seats with Chilewich woven inserts, and a CarPlay-compatible Pioneer touch screen head unit. On display through this fall.
Five years in development, the Monsieur de Chanel Calibre 1 Watch is the company's first timepiece for men, combining impressive engineering with understated looks. It's run by Calibre 1, Chanel's first in-house movement with 170 components and integrated complications. The minutes are display prominently on their own 240 degree dial, with a small seconds dial below and a large window showing the hour at the bottom. The black Amorphous Diamond Like Carbon movement can be seen through the case back, and matches the black alligator strap. Limited to 300 pieces per year and available in beige or white gold.
Using hemp that's legally grown in Southern Oregon, the team at Humboldt Distillery have taken two vices and blended them into one. Humboldt's Finest Cannabis Vodka gives off the aroma of fresh cannabis, the small batch vodka doesn't contain enough THC to get you high, but the alcohol can get you where you need to be. A great replacement for gin cocktails, it's currently available in California and Colorado.
It's no secret that certain colors can cause your body to do certain things. The Vollebak Baker Miller Relaxation Hoodie takes this knowledge and uses it to hack your own body. The interior of its fully enclosed hood is done in a color called Baker Miller Pink, which has been proven to activate your parasympathetic nervous system and calm you down. It also has a mesh visor to let you see out but stops others from seeing in, vents that encourage breathing through your nose, and asymmetrical pockets designed like slings that further help you relax. It even comes with its own soundtrack of pink noise, and has a zippered inside pocket for your phone with built-in cable channels. None of that matters if you're not comfortable, of course, so it's crafted from a warm material that's also water resistant and provides extra cushioning when you lie down.
Situated on a plateau under Norway's Skyttarbudalen, the Tungestolen Cabin Cluster integrates its surroundings to awaken your inner adventurer. Both existing landscapes and new constructions work together to create a unique spiral effect throughout the property that provides an elevated trail from a gravel road to the courtyard. The yard is framed buy three wooden buildings and is located on the land's highest point, creating an outdoor common space perfect for taking in the steep mountainsides or getting to know your temporary neighbors.
Sometimes an active lifestyle involves a lot of travel. Make sure you're prepared with the Tumi Tahoe Collection. This lineup of versatile, lightweight bags are more casual than traditional luggage, with features like sealed seams, coated zippers, and rugged fabrics with leather trim. Included in the collection are the Logan International carry-on, which transitions easily from a duffel to a roller with a telescoping handle, the Lyons backpack with black leather at the top and bottom, and the Grove duffel that's ideal for short trips. Available in grey or blue heather.
Handcrafted by Classic Recreations in Oklahoma, this continuation Shelby GT500CR Mustang is a fuel injected car with impressive horsepower. Shelby performance parts, rack and pinion steering, race inspired suspension, and oversized disc brakes are all included. And more than $25,000 in upgrades include a 427 ci Ford Performance with a Procharger F1-R to give it more than 800 horsepower. This Shelby Mustang continuation is on a whole new level, and is the most powerful car from Classic Recreations to date.
Many of us love the look of Apple's classic IIe computers. They're just not much good for actual computing. The Colorware Retro iMac blends the fun, nostalgic look of the Apple IIe with the technology of a 27-inch Retina iMac. The specs on the inside remain the same as the systems you'll find at your local Apple Store, but the exterior has been given a special treatment. The aluminum receives a classic beige paint job, with faux exhaust vents added to the back for good measure. The keyboard and Magic Mouse also get a retro makeover, and the rig is finished off with the iconic rainbow Apple logo on the front and back.
Measuring 11 and a half feet long yet surprisingly light, the Jarvis x No. 4 St. James Stand Up Paddle Board is an ideal way to take to the water this summer. This collab has an exterior finished in natural American cherry, cedar, and fir wood, but uses a recycled foam core to keep the weight around 30 pounds. The result is a board that's both fast and stable, ideal for beginners, capable enough for avid paddlers, and worthy of display when you're back on land.
With a single-piece Cerachrom bezel, the new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watch uses high technology to return this classic timepiece to its roots. The aforementioned bezel is made from black ceramic with a super-thin layer of platinum to help the numerals standout, resulting in a look reminiscent of the black plexiglas bezel of the 1965 model. To match the new bezel, the white dial version gets black rings around the subdials, while the black dial gets contrasting silver rings. The 40 mm case and matching solid-link Oyster bracelet are crafted from polished 904L steel, and the caliber 4130 provides rock-solid reliability.
Located inside the Municipality of Petite-Riviere-St-Francois and near the ski center Le Massif, Villa Boreale is the ideal getaway in eastern Quebec. The exterior mimics its surroundings by exposing the natural grain of Eastern white cedar, while the black metal cladding creates a stark contrast and modern barn quality. A Scandinavian inspiration can be seen throughout the interior with the sleek white kitchen, concrete floors, and pale wood tones. Each window has been thoughtfully placed to create ample views of Canada's boreal forest and flood the space with substantial amounts of natural light throughout the entire day. With accommodations for 14, the second story loft can act as a master, a playroom for kids, or a place to get away from your housefull of guests.
Omega's Speedmaster will forever be known as the first timepiece to be worn in space. Now you can own a Speedmaster that's actually made using material from space. The Omega Speedmaster Grey Side Of The Moon Meteorite Watch has the same 44.25 mm grey ceramic case as its predecessor, but replaces the dial with a slice of the Gibeon meteorite that fell in Namibia, its distinct Widmanstätten pattern clearly visible. Omega's Ceragold technology is used to create the 18K Sedna gold tachymeter scale on the bezel, and the transparent case back lets you get a clear view of the Co-Axial calibre 9300 movement. Finished with a grey leather strap with rubber insert and fold-over clasp.
When outlets are scarce, light and power become man's best friend. The BioLite PowerLight Mini can provide you with both in one pocket-sized package. A USB rechargeable battery can run the 135-lumen LED panel to brighten the campsite for over two full days or add some extra fuel to your gadgets. A metal clip and bike mount transforms the light into anything from a headlamp to a bicycle reflector, providing the visibility you need in any situation.
A black and white palette lets the furnishings and curated artwork of this Park Slope Apartment stand out. Renovated for a bachelor friend of the architect, it saw its original wood floors and brick fireplace painted a glossy white, providing a fitting backdrop for the eclectic pieces within. The kitchen was outfitted with glossy gray cabinets from Ikea, cleverly disguised with bronze hardware that's carried through to the bathroom's octagonal door handle. Other highlights include saddle leather pillows on the couch, a guest room with a multi-tone paint job, and original Rorschach-inspired prints in the master bath.
If you've ever wondered how some of the biggest heists in the world actually happened, you might want to consider How to Steal the Mona Lisa: and Six Other World-Famous Treasures. Priceless art and artifacts including the Hope Diamond, King Tut's golden death mask, and the Mona Lisa are profiled, with humorous tips on everything from how to camouflage a car, scale buildings, or master the art of disguise. And while you probably shouldn't consider your own heist, you'll at least feel fully equipped should the opportunity arise.