Ever since the days when you and Lance Bass trained as cosmonauts for that seat on the Soyuz space capsule, you’ve relished the feeling of zero gravity. Seeing as your own anti-gravity chamber is taking longer to construct than expected, we’d like to suggest the next best thing: The Gravity Balans Chair($1,995) by Varier. Fully reclined, this feat of furniture genius elevates the legs above the heart, and gently rocks to the rhythm of your breathing, creating a feeling of weightlessness. Time to work? Not a problem. Just lean forward to assume a kneeling posture, or sit normally somewhere in the middle. All Gravity Balans chairs are handcrafted in Norway by skilled artisans, and come in a variety of colors and fabrics. We think Lance would recommend the black leather.
After a night of ice luges overflowing with Deleon Tequila, Bison Grass Vodka, and Kraken Rum, it’s pretty clear that driving is not an option, and your Mercedes McLaren stays put ‘til you sleep it off. But what happens when you wake up still tipsy in the morning, and need to know when you’re finally fit for the road? Bust out your Mini Key Chain Personal Breathalyzer($4.00), put your lips together, and just blow. Three seconds of breath is all you need for your Blood Alcohol Content levels to pop up on the colored LED indicator system. Idiot-proof, right? Right. Not to mention kind of fun just as a party trick.
Lucky for you, “Ciao” means hello and goodbye in Italian, because once you get behind the wheel of the super ridiculously fast Pagani Huayra($1.4 million), your friends will barely have time to say hello before you’re clean out of sight. From specialist manufacturer in Italy (where else?), Pagani offers up its latest drool-worthy creation, the 700 horsepower, 12-cylinder, twin-turbocharged, high performance Huarya. Its motor was specially developed for Pagani by Mercedes-Benz AMG, and all of its power is sent to the rear wheels, via an X-trac seven-speed sequential transmission that’s also lower on emissions than Pagani’s previous model, the Zonda. This bella macchina has gull-wing doors, a high-end leather interior, and hits a max speed of 235mph, going 0-62 in just 3.2 seconds. Buon viaggio!
Some things are just classic. The tuxedo. A crisp white collar. Old episodes of “Mr. Belvedere.” Same goes for these sharp-looking Grenson Dylan Oxfords($305) decked out in a classic brogue pattern (aka all the pretty little holes). You’ll want to walk more than a mile in these puppies—beautifully made wing tip oxfords crafted from cognac tanned leather by one of the most renowned shoemakers in England, Grenson’s originator, William Green. With these wing tips on your toes, we’re sure even Mr. Belvedere would approve.
Perhaps all of canine-kind could never make up for that time Spot chewed up your loafers, but at least the Benny Brush($370) is a good start. This Schnauzer-shaped plastic pooch has a rotating tummybrush that polishes your shoes ‘til they shine. Just push the button on the back side of the base plate and marvel as the brush bristles of natural hair and polyamide whip your wingtips into shiny shape. The little guy even wags his tail as he works. Now, there’s a good boy who earns his Snausages.