Half Past A Horse’s Ass…But A Very Fine Horse Indeed
Much like they way country club folk marry country club folk, luxury brands seem to stick together when it comes to partnerships. Here, two of the finest merge for the benefit of well-to-do wrists everywhere. Supercar manufacturer Ferrari has paired up with Swiss luxury watchmaker Movado to create a collection of timepieces ($2,000) under the Ferrari banner. Each watch will take inspiration from not only Ferrari road cars, but Ferrari Formula 1 racers as well. The precision, perfection and attention to design is exactly what you’d expect from such a collaboration. Watch for their debut in the Watch & Jewelry Fair in Basel, Switzerland. We hear you’re the guest of honor.
Jim Beam Gets Sophisticado
While your college self was extremely…shall we say…well-acquainted with one Mr. Jim Beam, as your palette has matured, you and Jim have grown apart a bit over the years. But perhaps you might like to spend some time with his high-stepping, top-hat-donning older cousin, (rī)1 Whiskey ($49.00) (pronounced “rye one”). Different from traditional rye, (rī)1 this premium Kentucky Straight rye whiskey is lighter and sweeter, with a softer, more refreshing profile, a sweet, citrus aroma, notes of dried fruit and cinnamon, and a kick-you-in-the-pants spicy snap. Why not throw on a top hat yourself and stir (rī)1 up in a delightful cocktail like a Whiskey Sour, New York Cocktail or a Vieux Carre? And speaking of top hats, give Mr. Peanut a ring—he’ll never let you drink alone.
Hold The Spaghetti
As you were just discussing with the Grand Dukes of Tuscany, you positively adore spaghetti, linguine, even a nice angel hair now and again (al dente with a delicate clam sauce… magnifico). However, one place you can’t afford to indulge in anything even resembling spaghetti is the floor of your workshop. Check out the RoboReel ($329) Cord Winder—the world’s first durable, portable and automatic extension-cord manager. Just press a button and watch as RoboReel slurps up your potentially dangerous cords like Lady and the Tramp. So you can finish carving your rustic, Tuscan-style accent bench without a care in the world.
It’s A Bird! It’s A Plane! It’s a Honda!
Oh no. Your private jet has just lost its new jet smell. What to do? What to do? A-ha! Buy a new one, that’s lighter, quieter, faster and 20% more fuel efficient that anything else in the sky—the HondaJet By Honda. This six passenger plane is due to be out for sale toward the end of the year. It’s made of composite materials that reduce the overall weight of the plane and even give it a unique shape that reduces drag. There’s also an innovative engine by GE that uses high-tech fluid dynamics software to optimize airflow within the compact engine and maximize the aircraft’s overall performance. Just add some fuzzy dice, a fully stocked wet bar, and get ready to fly the friendly skies—Honda style.
Tap, Tap, Tapping On Your Front Door
You’ve already got your wine cellar, a separate room dedicated to brandy and scotch, and of course, your Star Wars memorabilia room, which is completely off-limits to anyone but you (your R2-D2 Trash Can, Remote Control Millennium Falcon and Adidas Star Wars Wampa Sneakers MUST stay protected at all costs). Why not add a Brew Cave Walk-In Beer Cooler & Kegerator ($6,350-$6,750) to your collection? The Brew Cave is basically a giant fridge that can accommodate 4 kegs and 30 cases of beer, plus, the piece de resistance—there’s a tap on the front door that can connect to a keg and pumping system. Brilliant. Its locking system can even be operated from the inside, so there’s no danger of locking yourself in…not that that would be such a bad thing. Especially if you had your Hans Solo and Darth Vader figurines with you in there. Just for a few hours…
Atari In The Palm Of Your Hand
It’s truly quite remarkable that the palm of your hand hasn’t run out of space yet, what with all the people eating out of it. But alas, it seems as though there’s room for one more thing—Atari, thanks to the iCade 8-Bitty ($30.00). This wireless game controller lets you play the full range of iCade games offered on your iPad (i.e. the Atari Classics collection and more). It sports the same button layout you know and love from the 80’s and 90’s (think Nintendo 64), with 4 face buttons, select, start, two shoulder buttons and a D-pad for movement. It’s even compatible with the iPhone and most Android devices. Tell Pac-Man to start stretching—he’s got a long day ahead of him.
There are days when your motivation is at an all-time high. You do laundry. Organize your finances. Groom every inch of your body hair. But there are also days when you just want to sit around and do nothing, socks piling up, stocks out of control, body hairs sprouting all willy nilly, wherever and however they feel like it. For this capricious swing in motivation level, we’ve got just the mode of transport for you—the Ingsoc Electric Bike. Designers Edward Kim and Benny Cemoli have created this incredible looking human/electric hybrid bike, where riders can choose to either let the motor work its magic, supplement their pedaling with some assistance from the motor, or pedal only (which in turn, will help charge the battery). This idea in and of itself isn’t new, but what truly sets this bike apart is its unique, futuristic shape, which not only looks impressive, but also benefits from the aerodynamics of triathlon designs. Other thoughtful extras include a smartphone dock (perfect for GPS or as a wireless performance monitor), as well as lighting and direction indicators. Who says lazy can’t look good?
A Spritz Of “Love Oil”
Though your natural charm and irresistible pheromones are enough to attract any woman on their own, it might be an interesting social experiment to spray some Kiehl’s Original Musk Blend No.1 ($43.00) and see what happens…in the name of science. Kiehl’s Original Musk Oil was created in their “Apothecary” in the 1920’s, when it was discovered there in a vat labeled “Love Oil.” True story. A revised twist on an old classic, today’s modern day spray begins with an initial creamy, citrusy burst of Bergamot Nectar and Orange Blossom, followed by a soft bouquet of Rose, Lily, Ylang-Ylang and Neroli, before drying down to a sensual finish of Tonka Nut, White Patchouli and, of course, the star player, Musk. Take a spritz and see what unfolds. Meow.
Double Your Pleasure
As your good drinking buddy, Burt Reynolds will tell you (and actually has told you, several times now), back in the 70’s, when it came to romance, nothing beat a windowless van. Just wait ‘til Burt gets a load of this. The Doubleback Van is an ingenious invention that pulls out out like a dresser drawer, doubling in size to create a bedroom with a built-in kitchen, not to mention a pop-up top for added space and ventilation. Next time you go camping, or just want to have some fun, just grab some honeys and your good friend Burt (and maybe even that old bearskin rug of his) and you’re good to go.
Grateful Dead: All The Years Combine: DVD Collection
What Year Is It? Exactly.
It’s been a long week. You’ve closed 6 deals, rescued 47 puppies, donated 4 pints of blood, read to 600 inner city children, and still managed to keep up your Iron-Man training. You deserve a break. Bust out your Porsche Design Shisa, pour on the patchouli oil and settle into the couch for a weekend with the aptly named Grateful Dead: All The Years Combine: DVD Collection ($76.00). This 14-DVD Box Set delivers 38 hours of of Grateful Dead concert performances spanning the 1970‘s all the way up through the 90’s, including all bonus features from previous releases, an exclusive disc of five never-seen-before Dead performances from 1987-1991, the ’92 documentary Backstage Pass, the DVD debut of So Far, plus a new interview with Dead archivist David Lemieux. It even includes a 40 page book with rare photos and a detailed essay by Dead expert Blair Jackson. Power up your Mitsubishi 92” Home Cinema, forget the world and enjoy the blur.
Your Own Private Honey Box
While most of your more dare-devilish hobbies (lion taming, scorpion breeding) don’t yield anything but great photos and enough adrenaline to kill a large anaconda (you’ve tamed them too—not as tough as they look), here’s something that’s not just fun, but offers sweet returns—the Backyard Beehive ($400). Become a beekeeper overnight with this complete set, which comes with a custom-designed wooden hive, comprised of three boxes and eight frames with beeswax-coated Rite-Cell foundations, plus everything else you need for your newfound pastime, like an adjustable vented helmet with a veil (muy importante), heavy duty gloves, a wooden been brush, stainless steel hive tool for lifting, prying, and scraping, plus an entrance feeder. This summer, everything you eat will be drizzled in natural, raw, home-grown honey. Boo-ya!