Rock N Roll
When you’re hatching an evil plan for world domination from the comfort of your Villain Chair, you’ll need a nice glass to swirl while you practice your wicked laugh. And not even an evil genius, likes his whiskey watered down, so you’ll want to pick up the Final Touch On the Rocks Glass (26.00). It comes with a 2” spherical ice mold and features a spike in the middle to guide the ice ball around the edge of the glass, chilling your Scotch without diluting it in the process. So swirl away my friend. Your Johnny Blue will thank you for it.
The Floating Hero
As your extensive Latin America Lambada Nights tour taught you well, every woman on earth loves a man who can dance. And no one can compete with the legendary Fred Astaire. As a critic once said of him, “Astaire starts dancing where the others stop hoofing.” We’re fairly certain that Fred was born with tap shoes on (or at the very least, a top hat), since by the age of 6, in 1905, Astaire hit the vaudeville stage dancing with his sister Adele. When the brother-sister act was over years later, Fred found his most famous partner, Ginger Rogers with whom he did ten movies (you’ll remember that Madonna gave the pair a shout in her 1990 hit “Vogue.” That is big time.) But Astaire wasn’t just a star in front of the camera. He had incredible control over the production of his movies, as well as the choreography. And damn, he looked dapper doing everything he did. Called “the best dressed American actor in American movies, alongside Cary Grant, “Astaire remained a style and fashion icon well into his later years. One of his most famous acts from Blue Skies, “Puttin’ on the Ritz” will forever ingrain him in America’s hearts and minds as the most stylish man about town. When in doubt, throw on some tops and tails. Cane optional.
Leap Tall Buildings In A Single Bound
Ever since you were a kid you’ve dreamed of being a super hero. And while you were blessed with a few super powers later in life (like seducing women with a single glance and a metabolism that speeds through Taco Bell but slows down for alcohol), you still have that itch for supernatural greatness. Well, now you can go ahead and scratch it with Poweriser Stilts ($272) that give you the ability to jump up to 7 feet high and run 20 miles per hour. Powerisers have curved springs attached to the base that respond to the pressure of your weight when you press your feet downward and create gravitational energy. These super-charged springs bounce back to harness this energy, and give you the ability to jump to incredible heights and run with huge strides at amazing speeds. In addition to the superhuman hops, you’ll get an insane workout. We just ask that you please leave the cape at home.
Prada This, Prada That
While you’re not the type of guy who buys something just for the label (leave that to the other 99%), you can appreciate the quality and sophistication that comes with a high-end brand like Prada. The Italian fashion label has teamed up with LG to turn out its latest Android phone. The Prada Phone by LG 3.0 ($550) is an elegant interpretation of the smartphone, with a stylish monochromatic exterior and custom Prada interface. The black Saffiano leather on the back cover references Prada’s leather goods and provides a luxurious backdrop to the 4.3” NOVA display on the front. The beauty is more than skin deep though, as the LG comes packed with a dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera, Android’s Gingerbread OS, Bluetooth, dual-band Wi-Fi, and up to 8GB of memory. Just leave the Prada satchel and shoes and home when you start carrying this phone lest you appear too matchy-matchy (aka douchey douchey).
You’ve been through enough near death experiences (staring down a 900lb grizzly in the Alaskan wilderness, chased by an avalanche while heli-skiing in Banff, and that Guatemalan bus ride through the western highlands on a one-lane highway) to appreciate a strategically placed airbag. You can pay homage to the nylon lifesaver by wearing the Airbag Backpack ($300) by MariClaRo. The Toronto based designer gives a second life to the materials that may have saved yours, by taking deployed airbags and transforming them into this one of a kind backpack. Sleek and waterproof, the backpack has compression straps to enlarge or shrink compartments, and the buckle on the front prevents the wind from opening the bag while riding. They are individually made to order so you may want to see if they can design yours to re-deploy on impact. A risk-taker like you should take any extra safety measures you can get.