Daily Archives: January 24, 2012

Carbon Fiber Luxury Golf Car

For Between Holes<

As Tiger has taught us only all too well, golf is really only about two things: swing and swagger. We can’t help you with your slice, but we can be of some assistance when it comes to the swagger part. Just roll up in one of these: The Garia Mansory Edition Carbon Fiber Luxury Golf Car ($17,500), the brilliant brainchild of a creative collaboration between Garia, the Danish manufacturer of luxury golf cars, and Mansory, responsible for customizing supercars like Rolls Royce, Aston Martin and Bentley. Constructed from ultra-light yet durable carbon fibre body panels, with a luxe teak floor, specially designed headlights, air scoop and fender gills, this sleek, tiger-colored black and orange ride is sure to intimidate your opponent, even if your short game falls…well, short.

POP Phone

Ring A Ding Ding

Think back, for a moment, to the world before cell phones. A world filled with answering machines and busy signals, and hanging up on your schoolboy crush’s father because hearing him pick up the phone made a little bit of pee come out. Thankfully, those days are behind us, but our nostalgia for them lives on, with the POP Phone ($20.00). This fun creation by French designer David Turpin resembles an old-school handset, but its functions are completely contemporary. Just plug the 3.5 mm jack at the end of its curly cord into any mobile phone or computer to chat the day away. The headset comes in bright, poppy colors and is finished with a luxurious soft-touch texture so you can talk to your crush for hours. Or at least until her father comes home.

Kodak Waterproof Video Camera

Let’s Get Wet

From wake boarding to kite surfing to your patented doggie paddle, let’s face it—when it comes to anything underwater, you’re like Triton himself. And that type of wet, graceful athleticism shouldn’t go undocumented. You should really have a Kodak Playsport Video Camera ($290) handy at all times. This pocket (or bikini) camcorder shoots bitchin’ 1080 HD video up to 10 feet underwater, and its built-in image stabilization means your footage will always be steady and clear. The handy LCD Glare Shield feature helps you see your subject clearly on the display screen, so even in reflective settings, like the glittering face of the Mediterranean Sea, you’re sure to catch all the action you intend to. Bust out your speedos, my good man. It’s about to get wet in here.

Minx: Rachel Barnes

The Video Vixen Minx

What do Justin Bieber, Sauvignon Blanc, and cookie dough have in common? They've all touched the lips of Minx Rachel Barnes. The fitness model and San Diego native landed her big break by playing Justin Bieber's vixen in the ""Boyfriend"" music video. But when she was cast in the video, she had no idea she'd be playing Bieber's girlfriend.

So were there sparks on set? When asked if there was any chemistry during the shoot, Barnes said they kept it professional. After all, he was dating Selena Gomez at the time and Rachel herself is a married woman.

When she's not romancing the Biebs on the screen, you can catch Rachel modeling for companies like Nike, Reebok, and Under Armour, just to name a few. Barnes got her start by modeling swimsuits and has since scored loads of campaigns, plus spreads in “Women's Health” and “Triathlete” magazines. She also regularly shows off her bronzed skin and tight frame to her over 700,000 Instagram followers. Aside from modeling, Rachel is a self-proclaimed fitness addict who runs multiple 5K's and 10K’s and she’s also a fashion blogger, and avid beach-goer. In her downtime, Barnes like quiet nights at home sipping white wine and cooking dinner and sweets for her husband. Barnes says she’s, ""never met a cookie she didn't like.” We can't help but agree.

It’s Not How Good You Are…

How Good Do You Want To Be?

We all know that advertising is evil. (Except the Shake Weight commercials.  Those are pure goodness.).  But this former ad-guy, Paul Arden might just have a few pearls of wisdom in his best-selling book, “It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be.” ($6.00) Arden, Executive Creative Director/Head Honcho at Saatchi & Saatchi, London for 15 years, really breaks it down in this book, offering up wisdom on problem-solving, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes and creativity.  It’s been called, “a pocket bible for the talented and timid alike to help make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible.”  Maybe advertising isn’t so evil after all.  I mean, it DID bring us the Snapple Lady.  She was pretty nice, right?

Almond x Linus Summer Bicycle

Surf’s Up

Though you’re known up and down the eastern seaboard for your dominance on your company’s board, what only a handful of people (and a particular pod of dolphins off Catalina Island) know is that you’re also a god on another type of board (being of the surf-variety kind). Now the Almond X Linus Summer Bike ($1,300) can help you pedal your surfboard straight to the nearest swell with ease. This ultra-cool, vintage looking bike comes complete with a board rack and a nifty wooden crate in the rear to hold anything else you might need for your day in the surf, from sunscreen to your Persol Roadster Shades to dolphin kibble. Cowabunga.