UpStanding Citizens’ Brigade
It’s your butler’s day off. So who’s going to hold your iPad for the duration of today’s Hulu marathon? Don’t call Jeeves back in just yet. Instead, grab the UpStand ($45.00) from Just Mobile. With its sleek, aluminum design and rubberized supporting grips, the UpStand is a nifty addition to your desktop, floating your iPad at the perfect height, while still in perfect range for working with a Bluetooth keyboard. Want to use your iPad as a recipe book, alarm clock or TV? There’s an app for that.
Manly Art for Manly Men
As everyone from Paris to Milan would agree—you’re into models. What only your mother knows is that as a child, you were also REALLY into model kits. Have we got the wall art for you. Inspired by the miniature plastic car kits from Revell that you spent hours tinkering with, Jellio Design brings you DRIVE IN ($2,500), their newest limited edition wall sculpture. This sheet of life-sized car parts resembles a deconstructed dragster, made of polyurethane resin and finished with an eye-catching metallic silver. It says, “I’m classic, yet modern, yet artsy, yet manly, and did I also mention I’m good with my hands?” all in one striking piece.
Riding Dirty Never Felt So Clean
Never break a sweat again on your ride to the office. The Derringer Cycle ($3,500-$10,000) is not only environmentally friendly, but it looks cool too. The vintage inspired design by Adrian Van Anz breathes new life into cycling with this classic ride that does the hard work for you. The small and fuel efficient Honda motor on the retro-looking wheels, will help ease your financial worries. With this sharp motorbike, which arguably is also a piece of timeless art, the only gas you will have to worry about will be your own. Happy riding.
Two Screens Are Better Than One
Proving once again that Wall Street loves more, more, more is the dual-headed Bloomberg Flexible Display, a joint venture between Bloomberg and Antenna. The two super thin monitors sit atop a sleek stainless steel arm, and can be stacked horizontally or vertically. What’s more, the Bloomberg software automatically adjusts to your preferred screen orientation, whether it’s vertical, horizontal or both. Gekko was right—greed is good.
Park It Here
Necessity is the mother of invention, and small NYC and SF-sized apartments were the mother of the Bike Shelf. Ingeniously simple, designer Chris Brigham has hit upon a sophisticated answer to what he calls “elegant bike management.” Made of solid walnut or ash, the aptly-named Bike Shelf ($300) fits most bike frames, but can be customized for your wheels if need be. Suspended by a steel square rod mount, your Bike Shelf is even sturdy enough to hold things on top, like books, flowers, or even your coveted Smurf figurine collection.