The current working from home phenomenon has never been so thoroughly explored as it is in this new and illuminating book from the bestselling founders of 37signals Fried and Hansson. Remote: Office Not Required ($11) takes an in depth look at this surging trend of employees who never enter an office to work, they simply log on in their own home, or anywhere else for that matter. They also explain the challenges that come with this work ethos and well as the often unexpected benefits. Most importantly they show us why, with a few notable and controversial exceptions like Yahoo, more businesses than ever are going down this road to get things done.
A lightweight shoe designed to help you get the most out of your skateboarding activities. The Nike SB Lunar Sefan Janoski Skate Shoes ($77) feature a springy sole for added bounce without adding any additional weight. Thanks to its ultra-lightweight design, padded tongue and supportive sole offers a super comfortable and snug fit. The combination of quality materials used including suede and leather make these stylish and comfortable enough to wear every day. Throw away the old and start enjoying the new with the Nike SB Lunar skate shoes.
If you have a bunch old speakers gathering dust down in the basement, it's time to put them to good use. Beep ($99) allows you to control good ole regular speakers just like today's modern bluetooth speakers. Beep sets up in just a matter of minutes, just connect it to your speakers, and enter your Wi-Fi password through your iOS or Android device and your good to go. You can play the music files on your devices or use the Pandora music service. You can also control music directly from Beep; one tap starts playing music, a twist of the dial changes the volume, and you can pause with a single touch. You can pre-order Beep now. It has an expected shipping date in the fall.
Hard Graft makes great leather goods and their new Slot Machine Wallet by Hard Graft ($170) fits that mold perfectly. We all now carry a wallet, keys and a cell phone. The idea of combining the load of the wallet and phone into one package is an idea that's past due. The Slot Machine is handmade in Italy, with vegetable tanned Italian leather with a 100% Italian wool lining. It holds 6 credit cards, and 2 phones or one phone and additional cards or cash. The wallet is finished off with a snap enclosure to keep all your valuables safe. The Hard Graft wallet comes in two styles, one for the iPhone (5.7 x 3.1 inches) and a slightly larger version for smart phones like the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy.
This spectacular minimalist holiday home resides on the coast of Toulon in France. Inspired by nature and the homes panoramic views the Maison Le Cap By Pascal Grasso ($NFS) is a home away from home. Gently nestled into the surrounding grounds with every element of the design built to capitalize on its surroundings for a magnificent holiday home. Don't be put off by the large seemingly transparent windows as during the day they can't be seen through. Experience a whole new type of getaway with the Maison Le Cap.
Got adventure streaming through your blood? Say goodbye to generic watches and hello to the Redux COURG watch ($259) a must-have timepiece for the man on a mission. COURG (pronounced courage) is the first hybrid cockpit instrument, fused with diver tools – a revolutionary watch design.And just in case you didn't know COURG is not mis-spelled."COURG is a way point, which is a navigational tool used by pilots to chart their flight across the globe. Way points are composed of 5-letters and made to be spoken as a word so pilots can quickly transmit their location via radio. This particular way point stands just outside Washington, DC and as you probably guessed -- is pronounced COURAGE.We chose COURG because courage is a character trait we could all use more of -- choosing to make the right and often difficult decisions even when we know the going will get tough."Built like a tank, it's robust and dependable, with movement that will run for twenty years without servicing. It's also automatic, minimal, functional and an excellent value for money. If you're after a premium timepiece with ultra-modern functionality, there's no better choice than the COURG watch by Redux. And because it's made from Titanium it is the lightest watch in it class. 20% lighter than comparable watches.For less than $300 you'd be hard pressed to find a better made or a better looking watch.