You know the drill, you unearth one of your most precious drips from your selection, slowly fill a lead crystal tumbler for you and your fellows, and then you throw in two plain ice cubes just to watch them melting in under a minute. As most of us won’t hide a huge block of ice somewhere, the Cirrus Iceball Press will solve the problem of drink dilution. This press will pull out perfectly spherical shaped ice balls enhancing both your whisky experience as also your conversation about the need for proper cooling.
All products of Wood & Faulk are made in a undoubtly old fashion, namely in a little one-man shop in Portland. A good ol’ heavy-duty construction ensures this bag being made to be passed down to and used by generations. The canvas is waxed with another American original, Martexin Original Wax, making it water-repellent and enduring years of midtown bustles.
The new Classic is Frederique Constant’s first timekeeper, which features their revised automatic caliber FC-710. The classic totally meets what the name suggests with striking a well-organized appearance led by a circular 42mm case either made of stainless steel or in a rosegold plated version. The decisively classy dial displays roman numerals, guilloche decoration, hand polished black oxidized hands and a date counter at 6 o’clock whilst the aforementioned caliber runs on 26 jewels and provides a power reserve of 42 hours.
Google has taken the silky wraps of what they call a social streaming device, officially named the Q. This spherical sculpture, that could easily act as a tool in some kind of sci-fi movie, streams music and video from Google Play, Youtube and others whilst being controlled by any Android driven device. The Q also offers a built-in 25-watts amplifier, HDMI and Toslink outputs, bluetooth, dual band WiFi and an Ethernet port, 16GB of storage and 1GB of RAM, and is driven by a OMAP 4460 processor.
To further enhance your home HDTV experience, VIZIO has now unveiled the CO-Star, a powerful yet compact in size stream player. Whether cable or satellite, this box adds live TV, OnLive cloud gaming and all the amenities of todays web to your box. In the boat of the GoogleTV streamer are 3D-capable 1080p video, 802.11n WiFi, universal mobile and tablet compatibility for Android and iOS, DLNA media sharing and more.
On the daily route to the office we see them made of leather, canvas, wool felt, plastic or in a mixture of any of these, but you’ve probably not seen one of this. Talk is of those omnipresent iPad cases and this particular one offers the most unusual, but somehow natural solution, a deceptively authentic used envelope. However, this is quite tough featuring a durable tyvek surface, is padded with PE foam, and lined with a red fabric. source
Since almost two decades, the German craftsmen of Buben & Zorweg construct and create unique designer home safes and watch-winder for the demanding home. With their most recent piece, the Mirage safe, they’ve released one of the world’s most elaborate multi-functional safes. The Mirage is not simply an appealing interior piece it also features a winder for up to 30 watches, multiply drawers and compartments for accessories, jewelery and a lot more partly behind armoured glass or secure in a 4-cylinder safe.
It’s been 40 years since the first Porsche Design branded product has been sold and this year, Porsche is celebrating this occasion with numerous pieces like this highly limited collectors box dubbed the 40Y. This kit consists of a revised Chronograph I in an exclusive matte finish and a pair of special edition P’8478 specs. Further notably is the Chrono I’s automatic ETA caliber Valjoux 7750 boasting 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 48 hours.
Besides the definitely well stocked market of cases for any imaginable elektronic gadgets, it still remains a daunting task to find the right bag for your precious camera. Look no further, as Hard Graft has just released their contribution to cater the style-conscious photograph with the Frame1 bag. This is a cubical, hence pretty traditional camera box is made of vegetable tanned Italian leather and features a thick padding, additional divider and a sliced-in zip pocket for the typical dSLR accompaniment.
The German experts in how to keep your things safe, namely Döttling, have created a definitely unique watch-winder, that is inspired by the legendary Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing. Alongside the opening-mechanism, the home safe displays a Wempe Zeitmeister clock right in the center, the same place where it is nestled in the 300 SL’s dashboard. The red tanned calf leather clad piece of luxury keeps you’re six favorite timekeepers in motion and secure via a three-digit personal code.
Hard Graft’s most recent folio delivers what its name promises as the Grab provides the perfect grab and go case for all your business needs. The case offers dedicated space for your 13″ Macbook, pens, mobile and charger and keeps it as secure as it lies in your hand. Made of Hard Graft’s signature Italian leather, vegetable tanned by hand in a slow traditional process, and German custom gray dyed 100% wool felt.
Summer season means barbecue season, but this year you can use the opportunity to spruce up your patio with Danish design. Eva Solo, creator of numerous iconic design pieces, obviously enjoyed some American inspiration as they’ve chiseled their first kettle grill. Dubbed the grill globe, this grill is made of aluminium and stainless steel and features a built-in thermometer, while the lid doubles as windshield when opened.
Apart from the new Microsoft tablet, the iPad still is the one to compete with, so does the accessory industry behind it. The L.A.-based brand killspencer just released another great sleeve made with pure American workmanship and premium locally sourced Nubuck leather closed by a magnetic-top closure.
In the scope of the actually happening last-minute conference, Microsoft has taken the wraps off of what is touted to become the thinnest tablet today. Dubbed the Surface, the Windows8 RT tablet claims to provide a unique haptic experience due to both an ultra light-weight pure-magnesium VaporMg case, the 10.6-inch Gorilla Glass 2 protected clear-type full HD screen and the smart touch-management, which intelligently detects whether it’s your palm or finger that makes contact. Further revealed facts are the thickness of 9.3mm by 1.5 pounds, stereo speakers and dual microphones, amplified MIMO antennas for WiFi, HDMI, USB 2.0, microSD slot, up to 64GB internal storage and the iPad-like magical cover further doubles as complete office-ready keyboard.
To celebrate 8 succesful and vibrant years of designing and producing iconic sunglasses, Mykita unveiled another of their famous Platinum Editions. This time the Jon model enjoyed the platinum treatment getting a tad more precious, but limited to an edition of 300 pairs. The exclusive specs get accompanied by a numbered case and a special book, plainly named 8, which contains a little insight in the crafting process as a myriad of illustrations.