You don't need to be a magician to appreciate the trick Hard Graft's Ta-Da Wallet has hiding up its sleeve. Pull back the herringbone elastic closure and it folds open, presenting all seven credit/ID/business cards, ready for access. It also has an exterior pocket for folded banknotes and is made in Italy from vegetable-tanned leather.
Width: 3.93" / Height: 2.95" / Depth: 0.39"
Creative complications are nothing new for Nomos. Neither is the timeless, understated design that has become the signature of this German watchmaker. The latest addition to the Neomatik line is a brilliant example, powered by a new in-house automatic movement with a date ring placed around the perimeter. The ring is a refreshing take on an age-old complication, moved from the traditional dial space to the outermost edges between the bezel and hour markers. Two red markers move once every 24 hours to bracket the day's date — an innovative feature that helped this timepiece take home a prestigious GPHG design award. The case is made of stainless steel with a sapphire glass display back, and is available with a white silver-plated dial with galvanized black hands, or the darker dial refined with ruthenium with rhodium-plated hands. Each watch is finished with a strap crafted from Horween Genuine Shell Cordovan leather and a polished Nomos winged clasp.
Case Diameter: 40.5mm / Case Height: 7.9mm / Weight: 2.04 oz / Water Resistance: 5 ATM / Glass: Domed Sapphire Crystal / Lug Width: 20mm
Movement: Automatic DUW 6101 / Movement Height: 3.6mm / Movement Diameter: 15 1/2 lines (35.2mm) / Power Reserve: up to 42 hours / Jewels: 27
Uncrate is an authorized dealer of NOMOS Glashütte timepieces, extending their full warranty with purchase.
With four film releases, 1952 was a big year for Marilyn Monroe. The film icon's star was on the rise, and this candid photograph taken by Earl Theisen finds a 26-year-old Monroe after a shower in her 20th Century-Fox dressing room in Los Angeles clad in only a towel and shower cap. Printed to order on Fuji crystal archive paper, numbered and certified, and comes encased inside a hand-made solid wood white or black frame that's ready to hang. Limited edition of 495.
Medium / 16" x 20"
Large / 20" x 24"
Family-owned Grado Labs has been hand-making high-end audio equipment in its Brooklyn offices since 1955. That heritage made them an ideal collaboration partner, and these holy grail Grado x Uncrate UN2000e headphones are the result, and have been re-released this year in limited quantities. The company's original version — called by reviewers "very likely the best sounding headphones ever made" and "simply an audiophile work of art" — is an open-air design with internal maple parts and mahogany cups that combine with purpose-built 50 mm drivers to create a special resonance inspired by techniques long-used by musical instrument makers. To have ours sound and look our very own, we paired ebonzied oak cups — different types of wood sing with their own personalities — with the internal maple wood to produce an organic sound that's full of unrivaled detail, rich vocals, and a huge soundstage with deep lows. The bison leather headband and ebonized oak finish match our turntable perfectly.