You don’t have to drop two grand on a table to enjoy your Cristal. Invite the crew over to your place and serve the champagne or Bison Grass Vodka from the tight and right Bottle Bucket ($70.00). This elegant ice bucket has a built in bottle holder that chills your liquor separately from the drink ice. Not only is it a sanitary and efficient way to serve drinks, it preserves the label on your bottle, so it can be added to your collection later. The bucket comes in a mirrored polished aluminum finish with a clear acrylic coating. Between the bottle bucket and your popularity, you might have to start charging a cover at your door.
Who Said That?
Even if you’re not the guy that processes life through the narrow lens of cult films you probably have a friend (or 20) that does. The Cult Movie Quote Book ($50.00) will transform you into an instant film buff, or provide the ammo you need to quiz your friend that fancies himself one. With 700 classic quotes from Hollywood’s most memorable movies, like Easy Rider, Taxi Driver, Alfie, and the original Italian Job, you’ll be more than prepared for movie trivia night. To the mattresses!
Collaboration is a beautiful thing. Your mother’s Rhodes Scholar genes and your father’s good looks. Zuckerberg’s (and the Winklevoss twins’) idea and your capital. Those adorable Labradoodles. And now, the Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept Car. Made possible by a new Combined Charging System developed in cooperation with Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, Ford and General Motors/Opel, the E-Bugster allows charging via single-phase AC sources (120-Volt US) or ultra-fast DC sources at specific charging stations. Of course, the Volkswagen E-Bugster doesn’t charge only when plugged in: as soon as your foot leaves the accelerator pedal, kinetic energy is transformed into electricity and stored in the battery. And just because it’s electric doesn’t mean that you have sacrifice speed. The electric motor in the sporty two-seater provides 85 kWh of power, which can propel it from 0 to 60 mph in 10.9 seconds, and offer a range of at least 110 miles from the 28.3 kWh lithium-ion batteries. Just like your Martini watch hybrid, it’s only a concept for now but we eagerly await the production phase of both.
Off The Chain
While you may not be dropped in a forest and forced to fight for your life in a televised human hunt (yet), you have been known to subject yourself to the elements strictly for fun. Next time you’re backpacking through the Pacific Northwest, bring along the Unbelievable Pocket Chain Saw ($19.00) to help hack your way through downed limbs and unwieldy branches. Made of high strength, heat treated steel, the 21″saw blade cuts through limbs up to 3″ in diameter in seconds with little effort. At only 6oz. you can easily roll it up and carry it in your pocket. However, if you come across an angry swarm of mutated yellow jackets or a pack of rabid dogs with human eyes on your trail, you may have crossed into Hunger Games territory and you’ll need more than a chainsaw to get out alive. May the odds be ever in your favor!
The Ultimate Biking Machine
Even though you can’t very well bike to work in an Armani suit, it would be nice to have a bike to tool around on during the weekend. And now, you won’t even have to step outside your vehicular Deutschland comfort zone, since your favorite German automaker also designs a line of bicycles. The BMW M Series Bicycle ($930+) features the same high performance its 4-wheeled M series counterparts are known for. A high-tech racing machine, the carbon racer has a lightweight frame that absorbs shocks and stays corrosion free. The Shimano Ultegra brakes and SLX gear system allow for ultimate control and changing gears quickly, while the chain and cassette provide a perfectly smooth transmission. Colored accents on the rims, handlebar grips and saddle inlay boast the distinctive BMW M red. With this baby on the rack of your X5, you’ll look sporty and stylish without trying very hard.