The latest release from Mott & Bow is premium Italian denim sourced from a small town near Milan. One of the world's finest and most sustainable denim mills, Candiani, is the source for Mott & Bow Italian Denim. Two new fabrics are used to construct the Staple and the Warren for Mott & Bow, continuing to expand their line of comfortable jeans that also happen to look great. Thanks to their direct to consumer model, you won't pay a premium to get your hands on the new releases. And as always, Mott & Bow send you two pairs of jeans to try on to ensure the right fit. Just send back the pair that doesn't fit, on them.
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Enjoying cold, draft beer from a great brewery at home is easier than ever thanks to the Hopsy Hometap Beer Dispenser. Developed by Krups — the same company that makes the Nespresso coffee machine — the Hopsy is easy to use and load and fits snugly on your kitchen countertop. Hopsy delivers two liters of beer in each HomeTap bottle, which are available online and shipped directly to you. Once tapped, the beer stays fresh for a couple weeks and can be swapped out for a new choice before or after they are empty. Order as a standalone, part of a Hopsy bundle, or join the monthly subscription club.
While most Japanese Whiskey leans towards the flavors you find in Scotch, Kikori Japanese Whiskey has a distinct flavor profile thanks to a 100% rice mashbill. Kikori uses local rice that has been cultivated in southern Japan for over 2000 years, and then cooks it in giant steel steamers. Each batch then spends at least three years in American Oak, French Limousin oak, and Sherry casks before being bottled at 82 proof. Leaning more towards Irish Whiskey than Scotch, it's a light, refreshing option with plenty of flavor and complexity.
Bass has always come at a premium when you're on the go: Sony's Mega Bass helped as much as it could back in the days of the Discman, and Beats built an entire headphone empire on the principle. The Basslet Wearable Subwoofer promises to deliver better bass than either of these, and in a completely novel way. It uses an in-line box that sits between your headphones and the jack to send low frequencies over to a sleek, wrist-worn black square that uses haptic technology to let you feel the bass in your music. The result is the feeling that you're standing in front of a massive rig of stage monitors, but without the hearing loss.
Just because you're hiking, camping, or otherwise enjoying nature doesn't mean you can't also enjoy a good drink. This Stanley Adventure Cocktail Set has everything you need to enjoy a few libations away from civilization (save for booze and ice), including a tumbler with a citrus reamer and jigger cap and either two or four rocks glasses, double-walled to keep your drinks cold and your hands dry. Most pieces are made from 18/8 stainless steel, so they won't rust, and the entire thing nests together for easy transport.
The craft beer movement has reached the point where nearly every imaginable flavor and style of beer is accessible to pretty much everyone. But sometimes you don't need a grapefruit saison to quench your thirst — you just want a beer. That's exactly what House Beer provides. This premium lager is brewed with noble hops and crystal malts, making it flavorful, smooth, and at 4.8% ABV, perfect for session drinking on a lazy summer day. Available in 12 oz. cans or bottles or in 16 oz. tallboys.
It might not feel like summer yet, but it will before you know it. And stocking the right summer beer should top your list of summer prep. Mandarina from Almanac Beer Co. is a brand new release, and it will be available in these great looking, ready-for-summer cans. Mandarina somehow manages to pair hops with tart citrus flavors — resulting in a crisp, warm weather beverage that's refreshing and flavorful at the same time. And since it's canned, it's even easier to transport to the beach or any other outdoor drinking venue as the temperatures climb.
Weighing in at under 1,200 pounds yet still offering everything you need for a short stay in the wilderness, the Timberleaf Camping Trailer is a smart alternative to traditional campers. The exterior is made from anodized aluminum, with colors on the side, clear anodizing on the top, and a rear hatch that opens for access to the handsome birch galley with sink, birch cooler, and colorful countertops. On the inside, there's a custom-made "Colorado" queen mattress, a large skylight, and plenty of storage. Best of all, you don't need a massive SUV to haul it, so you can go explore places larger rigs simply won't fit.
Selfies aren't going anywhere, no matter whether you love or hate them. The Panasonic Lumix GF8 is designed to make yours better. Its flip-up screen lets you get your framing perfect, while new retouching tools let you fix wrinkles, blackheads, and other imperfections with softening, defocusing, and slimming effects. It's also good for taking real photographs, with a 16 megapixel micro four-thirds sensor, speedy AF, and 25,600 maximum ISO. Available in silver, brown, pink, or orange, it has built-in Wi-Fi, and comes with 100GB of Google Drive space for storing all those self-portraits.
As if preserving your favorite memories on a wood canvas isn't already special enough, Woodsnap is upping their Valentine's Day game by offering heart-shaped and personalized pieces for the upcoming holiday. The Irvine-based company takes your image and prints it directly on premium baltic birch, infusing the ink into the wood for a more vibrant photo. Each piece is hand-crafted in-house, comes with everything you need to hang, and is back by a 100% love guarantee, but the real perk is that with every purchase made a new Redwood is put back into the world.
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Technics invented the direct-drive turntable. The SL-1200 series stands alone as the preferred deck for DJs with a high torque motor and pitch control ideal for scratching. After a brief absence, the SL-1200 returned last year for its 50th Anniversary with the same iconic design, shown above.
The name sounds like something out of The Dukes of Hazzard, but make no mistake: there's nothing kitschy about Chicken Point Cabin. Created by the minimalist wizards at Olson Kundig, this rectangular getaway employs a huge hand-cranked 20' x 30' window wall to open the living space to the lake in Northern Idaho on which it sits. The home is approach both from the water and the road, with a 19-foot steel door offering access on the forest side. Inside, there's a master suite in the plywood loft above the main living area, extra bedrooms on either side, and exposed blocks, beams, and supports that give the space a industrial feel that contrasts with the surrounding wilderness.
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Most bicycle storage solutions look for ways to get your bike out of the way, and often out of sight. The Vadolibero Bike Shelf turns this idea on its head, instead treating your bike like the display-worthy piece of engineering it is. Built from natural oakwood, it has a modular design that lets you add or remove lower compartments and side units as needed, while the handlebar-shaped clothes rack offers two leather hooks for hanging jackets and accessories, and doubles as an LED lamp with touch-based controls. Available in your choice of natural or wenge-shaded finishes.
Based around some sound-yet-obscure geometric laws regarding ellipses, the Loop Elliptical Pool Table lets you play a skillful game of pool on a smaller table and with only three balls. To play, you set the eight ball on a dot opposite the pocket, flanked by the yellow and red balls. The two players then shoot at one or the other colored balls, attempting to drop it, followed by the black ball. It looks easy, but when you realize that the game's all about indirect hits and using the angles of balls bounced off the rail, it becomes a far more formidable — and enjoyable — challenge.
Since you're already drinking leading up to Christmas, you might as well do it in style with the Liquid Advent Calendar from Taft's Ale House in Cincinnati, Ohio. The box holds 24 16 ounce cans of Liquid Advent beer, a chocolate brown Porter brewed with cinnamon, chilies, cacao nibs, and roasted cacao husks from Maverick Chocolate Company, also from Cincinnati. It tastes as great as it looks, and if nothing else, it's a solid excuse to tip one back each and every day of the month leading up to Christmas.
Located in a second story warehouse in San Francisco's Mission District, the Everlane Office is as functional as it is beautiful. The clothing brand moved in last year, and instead of relying on an architect or interior designer, did all of the work themselves. With custom white furniture, 20-foot ceilings, and large industrial windows, it provides employees with plenty of space to create in an environment that proves that less is more — just like Everlane's clothing.
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Combining the retro feel of a flip clock with a contemporary case, the Leff Brick Clock is a unique way to keep track of time. The precision flip movement ensures accuracy, while the hand-welded and -brushed stainless steel case gives the clock a sense of permanence lacking in many plastic-bodied vintage models. Available in steel or copper finishes with white-on-black or black-on-white numerals, it's powered by two D batteries and can be set on a desk or hung on the wall.
Enjoy all the benefits of cannabis with none of the smoke with the Highlighter Cannabis Vapor Pen. This self-contained, portable system uses a USB-rechargeable battery-powered heating element to warm all-natural, 45-50% THC cannabis oil, releasing smooth hits of vapor that's far more healthy (and more potent) than just puffing on a blunt. Available in sativa, indica, and hybrid varieties, it arrives in well-designed, 100% recyclable packaging.
It's the holidays, and that means your level of alcohol consumption is likely to rise. And even though your regular workout helps, there are some negatives to the extra partying that needs attention. Drinkwel is a multivitamin designed to help balance things out, packing in 30 ingredients to help process alcohol induced toxins, aid metabolism, maintain energy, and support liver health and immune system function. Drinkwel won't keep you sober, but it will help you bounce back quicker and healthier than any multivitamin on the market.
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