Made from molded plywood and leather, the Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman is one of the most iconic pieces of furniture ever made. The piece was designed by Charles and Ray Eames in 1956 and has been furnishing the living rooms, dens, and even the Museum of Modern Art ever since. Now, 60 years later the set is still in production at factories in Kentwood and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
In 1989 a collection of comics was published called Eightball and comics would never be the same. David Clowes turned the comic-staple superhero into ordinary people with a dry wit that became a cult favorite. Narrated by Woody Harrelson, this short doc tells the story of David and his unique perspective on what's possible in comics.
She has 23 Grand Slam singles titles, 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, and four gold medals. To say Serena Williams has dominated the tennis world would be an understatement. But after a wedding and a baby, the sports icon is working on conquering life off of the court. In this five-part documentary series, Williams opens up her personal life to fans, giving a rare glimpse at her relationship with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., as well as her return to tennis. Being Serena will premiere May 2, 2018 on HBO.
The Pipeline on Hawaii's famed North Shore is the deadliest wave in the world. In 2005, it took the life of surf photographer Jon Mozo. His daughter, Amber Mozo, was only nine years old. Following in her father's footsteps, Amber picked up her own camera and became a photographer in her own right. Now she's venturing out to the Pipeline for the first time — not to say goodbye, but to forgive.
Pro wrestling prides itself one epic matches. Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan had some of the most epic brawls in wrestling history — and the Giant had to make sure Hogan remembered what he was there to do. Hogan talks about what he learned from Andre when he brought a girl to a match in this deleted clip from HBO's Andre the Giant documentary.
Sudan, the last male white rhino, died in March, leaving only two females alive — the last of the entire species. Before Sudan died, scientists collected DNA from him in order to try and save the rhinos. The Last Male Standing tells of Sudan and his last days and the team of caretakers that were with him to the end.
When skiing was popularized as a leisure activity during the early 20th century, it took a little time for on-mountain wardrobes to adapt. This Touring Oxford Shirt was inspired by that traditional alpine sportswear, made with a Merino weave for softness, durability, and moisture wicking abilities. It also features a water-resistant front chest pocket for easy access and dry storage, and four-way stretch waxed cotton left shoulder and arm panels for added durability whether you're trekking through mountains or heading out for drinks with the guys.
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Shinola continues to build on its impressive line of timepieces with the Canfield Sport. The chronograph series features two movements, one of which is the Detroit-based company's most complex to date — the quartz Argonite 5040.F. This Canfield Sport has three subdials, a dual calendar aperture, fourth date hand and long-lasting battery. Built using a top loaded case construction, this 45mm timepiece features sandblasted gunmetal-toned PVD details, a cool gray dial and natural brown leather strap that's certain to develop a rich patina over time. The Canfield Sport reimagines the traditional sports watch, and is a worthy addition to any well-curated collection.
In the North Atlantic Ocean between Norway and Iceland are the Faroe Islands. Made up of rocky, volcanic land, they're home to one of the world's largest sea cliffs. You might say it's a climbers paradise. Cedar Wright, James Pearson, and Yuji Hirayama journey to the small archipelago to tackle Cape Enniberg and end up leaving with a greater respect for the region and its locals.
You might think Manhattan is congested but that's because you've never been to Santa Cruz del Islote. Just two hours off the coast of Colombia, the island has packed over 1,200 people within its borders, which is roughly the size of two soccer fields. Although space may be limited, they have managed to make room for a school, a couple of shops, and even a restaurant.
The Class 11 at the Baja 1000 is full of vintage Volkswagens ripping through the Mexican desert. But of all the pre1982 Beetles, one reigns supreme. In this documentary, Eric Solorzano explains how he became known as the King of Class 11.
Steve McQueen was the face of a generation, became one of the highest-paid actors of his day, and died well before he'd finished his career. From his rough childhood in the LA streets to an off-screen persona like one of his starring roles, McQueen has become an American icon. Through interviews with the people who knew and worked with him and clips from his most famous roles, Steve McQueen's life is retold in this documentary.
For several generations of children, Fred Rogers was the epitome of kindness, showing that no matter how scary or difficult life could be, you always had a friend — and your imagination was your biggest asset. Directed by Acadamy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville, Won't You Be My Neighbor takes an intimate look at the man behind the cardigan, with never-before-seen archival footage and interviews with cast and crew members. The film is set for limited release in June of 2018.
When Disney announced that Rian Johnson was signed on to write and direct Star Wars: The Last Jedi, it was a surprise choice. Taking the helm of one of the biggest and best-loved franchises in film history was no small task and threw Rian into the upper echelons of movie-making. This documentary goes behind the scenes to show just exactly what goes into making a Stars Wars movie for a newcomer to the universe.
The WWE is known for creating larger than life characters and none was bigger than Andre The Giant. Born André René Roussimoff, he was notoriously in one of the most iconic feuds in wrestling history with Hulk Hogan, which lead to the company's most legendary match at WrestleMania III. After his death in 1993, André became the first person to inducted it the WWE Hall of fame. In this documentary, HBO Sports, WWE, and the Bill Simmons partner up to highlight the life and career of the 'Eighth Wonder of the World'. Set to air April 10, 2018.
On the 50th anniversary of his death, HBO is tributing the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The documentary will focus on last few years of the legendary civil rights activist's life, starting with his involvement in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to his assassination in 1968. The film will premiere April 2, 2018.
Vague Watch Co.'s Grey Fade Submariner gets its name from the dark grey bezel insert, meant to mimic the sought-after "ghost bezel" effect found on the faded black bezels of well-worn vintage sport watches. Adding to the vintage look are intentional but subtle distressing marks of the case sides. It's built with an automatic movement, meaning you'll never have to change a battery, as the watch is powered by the movement of your arm during wear. With a stainless steel case, a screw-down back, and a 100-meter depth rating, the watch is also rugged enough to handle some serious time in the water. On top of that, it ships with a sharp military-inspired case, watch tool, and a classic nylon NATO strap to switch out with the stainless oyster band.
The right everyday carry knife is both compact and useful at a moment's notice. Designed to be small enough for a keyring but strong enough to use everyday, the minimal Elko from James Brand fits that description. It packs plenty into its small aluminum frame — which weighs only 1.3 ounces and is just 2.6-inches closed — including a Sandvik 12C27 black stainless steel blade and a stainless steel pry tool that also acts as a bottle opener and flathead screwdriver. The Elko has a serviceable assembly for DIY maintenance. Now completely blacked out for this exclusive release with Uncrate, the Elko is accompanied by a black stainless aviation cable so you can attach your keys immediately. Arrives in a waterproof pouch that just so happens to be the right size for a smartphone.
Gangolf Ulbricht is one of the last papermakers left in Europe. From his basement studio in Berlin, Ulbricht hand-crafts artisan tree-free paper using techniques he learned from Germany, Japan, France, and England. This short documentary highlights the process behind his craft which includes one of the thinnest papers in the world.
Elvis. The name says it all: Music, movies, the first genuine American pop icon. The man that paved the way for the superstars that were to follow. HBO's two-part, three-hour documentary follows the legend from birth to the final recording sessions in 1976 and Elvis' death. Elvis Presley: The Searcher premieres April 14, 2018.
Everyone remembers their first pair of Jordans. The iconic sneakers not only revolutionized the industry but created a culture of its own. In this documentary. director Dexton Deboree goes back to where it all started with the AJ1 to explore the brand's controversial beginnings and how it has become the phenomenon it is today. The film is set for release July 13, 2018.
2017 was supposed to be McLaren's year. A year of returning to its legendary championship form, with its partner during one of the most successful periods in racing history, Honda back to providing the engines. The 2017 F1 season was a disaster. Grand Prix Driver follows McLaren through the miserable 2017 season, looking at the drivers, engineers, and crew that compete at the highest level in motorsport.
In 1999, friends Marilyn Wagner and DJ Ginsberg bought boxes of letterpress blocks and plates for $2,000. These letterpresses and plates were advertisements made to run in newspapers, and spanned the history of film — from silent movies to Star Wars. The Marilyn and DJ have spent years cleaning and cataloging the collection, which was appraised at over $10 million — but have yet to find a buyer.
Elusive street artist — mostly — Banksy got together with director Danny Boyle to stage a Christmas play. It's Banksy's vision of the Nativity, set in the original location — Bethlehem, at a hotel right next to the wall that separates Israel and the West Bank. With a few ups and downs, the show goes on — and for one night, everything was almost normal.
In the forest of Switzerland above Lake Ägeri, a team of loggers keeps a dying craft alive. Every four years, they return to the snowy banks to harvest trees for lumber, while also making room from new saplings to grown. This observation documentary not only highlights the fading tradition, but also the unique camaraderie that develops.
Possibly the most mercurial artist in rock history, the only constant in the music of David Bowie was change. From Ziggy Stardust to acting to fashion and video games and even an internet service, Bowie spent over forty years at the forefront. The Last Five years focuses on just that — the last five years of Bowie's life and the making of his last two full-length albums.
Grandson of Giovanni Agnelli, the founder of Italian car company Fiat, Gianni Agnelli was a legend in his own time. Massively charismatic, Agnelli took control of the massive Fiat operation in 1966 oversaw its resurgence. HBO's Agnelli examines the life and times of the "King of Italy" in this documentary, debuting December 18, 2017.
It may be the Land of the Rising Sun, but it's what happens when the sun goes down that really piques our interest. From modded out Lambos to their insane Dekotora trucks, Tokyo's glowing car culture is unlike any other. In this documentary, drift racer Mad Max heads to Japan after dark to meet the minds behind these rides.
On November 28, 1953, bacteriologist and Central Intelligence Agency employee Frank Olsen jumped to his death out the thirteenth-floor window of the Hotel Statler. It was initially deemed a suicide, but after the government later admitted to giving Olsen LSD without his knowledge, others begin to suspect foul play. In this six-part documentary series, director Errol Morris explores the strange circumstances surrounding the tragic event through interviews and dramatic reenactments. It's set for streaming on Netflix December 15, 2017.
Every year, the beaches of Wildwood, New Jersey go back to the 1930s. The town plays host to The Race of Gentlemen where everything from your hotrod to your attire must be period correct. In this documentary, Daniel Soares captures the spirit of the event with footage of the vintage bikes and roadsters racing across the sand and the people behind the wheel.
Dale Earnhart Jr. is leaving the seat and driving off into the sunset after the 2017 NASCAR season. Which means he needs to be replaced. Thankfully, there's someone perfect for the job — none other than Dewey Ryder, a guy that probably shouldn't be behind the wheel of a minivan, let alone a 205 MPH race car.
Jaw-dropping shots of the ocean. The smooth voice of Sir David Attenborough. Radiohead. We're suddenly hyped for the Big Blue Planet sequel. It has been 16-years of anticipation, and from the looks of the five-minute prequel, it'll be well worth the wait. Iconic composer Hans Zimmer returns to score the series and even worked with Radiohead to create the song "(ocean) Bloom" — an updated version of the band's 2011 single "Bloom". The series will premiere later this year on BBC One.