Words of wisdom from Roger Sterling? We're in. As fans of Mad Men will now, Sterling was working on his book — Sterling's Gold ($12) — during the last season, filling it with observations on life, business, women, success, drinking, and even New York City, all with Sterling's signature wit. [via]
Who better to discuss the fragile nature of human life than a member of the undead? While he might not be a literal zombie, Life by Keith Richards ($16) only reaffirms the notion that he's done enough drugs over his 60+ years to preserve himself long into the afterlife. Covering ground from his childhood and first musical interests through becoming a Rolling Stone, tax exile, husband, father, and eventually big-screen pirate, Life has more insight to offer than you might think.
In a small town near Venice, Italy, two brothers and their wives run a tiny factory that makes true moccasin constructions, using a flexible leather sole they developed themselves. This is the source for the updated version of the Corso driver from M.Gemi, using artisan crafted saffiano leather with a stamped calfskin that's durable finish makes it highly resistant to water and nearly scratch-proof. The authentic moccasin construction paired with the high-quality leather help make the Corso versatile enough for city living, and comfortable enough for a lazy weekend around the house. A timely update to a classic style, each pair is made by hand and will mold to your foot after a few wears.
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If you wear contact lenses, you know they're essential — and likely know the feeling of panic when you realize you're on your last pair and haven't reordered. With a subscription service and direct business model, Hubble delivers high-quality disposable lenses right to your door every month, so you don't have to remember when it's time to re-up. The lenses are made from a high-grade hydrogel material for all-day comfort, by an FDA-approved factory that's been making contacts for over two decades. The first box is free, the monthly charge is roughly half what you'd pay for competing dailies, and if you need a prescription, Hubble will even set you up with an optometrist for an eye exam before you place an order.
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Everyone loves winning, but let's face it: almost everyone has also come up a little short one time or another. The First Book of Seconds ($10) celebrates 220 almost-champions, from the second color TV broadcast signal to the second-longest-running TV show, each honorably named alongside those bastard winners. Also included are cameos by the Honda Civic, remote control pioneer Robert Adler, and Elvis, who came in second a lot more often than you might think.
You may think that by knowing what episode of The Simpsons is getting ready to come on by Bart's chalkboard phrase, you know a lot about the show. But you still don't hold all the knowledge of Simpsons World ($90). This 1,200 page, 8.8 pound gargantuan devotes at least two pages to every single episode of The Simpsons' epic 20-season run, and also features new artwork, a complete filmography of "Itchy & Scratchy," and a list of every "D'oh" or "Mmm..." Homer has ever uttered, which is kind of like keeping track of every time Steve Jobs has ever said "boom."