With Random Access Memories coming out in May, Daft Punk are once again riding a gigantic wave of popularity. Through a guerilla marketing campaign that has left fans in a tizzy, the duo has seemingly reached a new level of untouchability. Or have they? Truth is, despite the masks and larger-than-life shows, the dudes are really just like us. Don’t buy it? Here’s the proof. ... continue reading
We've hit that weird time of year where it's not cold, it's not really hot, but it is breezy. It's like quasi-cold. To deal with such an impermanent bit of the season, consider this New Balance Windcheater Jacket available at J. Crew. Worn by the original New Balance running team, the Windcheater is ideal for cool ... continue reading
You probably already know the benefits of using whiskey stones instead of ice in your drink. Basically, they cool your drink without watering it down so you get all the flavor you expect at a bit more pleasant temperature. With these Icon Whiskey Stones, you can add a bit more fun to your boozing experience. Available ... continue reading
Playing cards and having drinks go hand in hand. We can't recall the last poker night that didn't involve a more than healthy helping of cold ones. If you want to get schooled with a little bit of beer knowledge while you await your next turn, check out The Beer Deck. Printed on each of the playing cards is info related ... continue reading
Let the record show that these aren't just another pair of new, vintage style Nike kicks that we decided were sweet and classic. No, Nike went ahead and named them the "Sweet Classic" themselves, and we're inclined to agree. They've got leather uppers, synthetic lining, rubber soles and contrasting accents. One pair ... continue reading
Here we are again, talking about a reasonably priced, well put together bag that looks pretty great. But you've got plenty of those already, so why put another one in the rotation? It always boils down to little details, and the Vans Goleta Backpack has plenty of them. For starters, it's not just a backpack. The multi-function ... continue reading
Well, it looks as if Marshall has gone all in, in the headphones game. After releasing the Marshall Majors and Marshall Minors a bit ago, the classic amp brand has now dropped the Marshall Monitors. The collapsible, over-ear cans, feature a completely detachable double-ended coil cord (complete with mic & remote) ... continue reading
You don't need to sell us on Jaguars being cool. That said, if you feel it necessary to grab Brody from Homeland and the sexy Shannyn Sossamon and make a little promo movie to prove it, we're cool with that. The 13 minute mini-movie is worth the little bit of lost productivity during your day.
Logobook is the 5.5lb (yes, more than five pounds) creation of Ludovic Houplain, the founder of multidisciplinary design firm H5. He's worked with everyone from Audi to Cannes Festival and even won an Oscar for his short animation film Logorama. It's safe to say he's an expert on logos. Logobook is the 800+ page, 7,000 ... continue reading
We love (to hate) button-down shirts. We still wear them regularly because ties are fun (when you're not required to wear them), and they're far classier than even the most respectable vintage concert tee. But washing or god forbid, dry cleaning, them is a giant pain in the ass. Why can't all of our shirts just be ... continue reading
Any video that has a dedicated person for "Dominos & Kinetics" is a video that we want to watch. We can't even imagine what it was like to reset this giant Rube Goldberg for retakes, but it really made us want a tuna melt. Oh yeah, the tracks pretty damn good, too.
The PHX-1 Design Set. The Solid Titanium Pen and Stylus. The PHX Pen. Each and every time the guys behind Big I Design release some sort of writing implement on Kickstarter it's an immediate success. When we last checked in with Chadwick and Joe it was about the Solid Titanium Pen and Stylus. We called it. They outdid ... continue reading
We like fancy drinks. Correction: We love fancy drinks. Acquiring them from a fancy bartender with a mustache that makes us weak in the knees with envy is an easy, albeit pricey, process, but making them ourselves is a whole different story. It doesn't matter how many books we collect on the subject, or how many gadgets ... continue reading