From the pen of #1 NYT best selling author Justin Halpern, the man behind Sh*t My Dad Says, come another laugh-out-loud funny yet also touching collection of personal stories about his relations with the opposite sex. I Suck At Girls ($15), takes us on his journey from that never forgotten first kiss through to getting engaged, without missing out all those awkward times in between these personal landmarks. Halpern unleashed his own particular brand of comedic writing on the world with his first book and this one cements his as one of the most talented writers of our time.
Nike has been announcing a number of shoes for their winter lineup and the Nike ACG ZOOM MW Posite "Camo" ($250) looks like it can be another winner from this Winter class. The ACG Zoom is a boot that combine Nikes Posite foam uppers, flywire strands for reinforcement and all-terrain treads. The camo colorway is an appealing mixture of browns, blacks and oranges. The outersole is adorned with speckles and the midsole, collar, and tongue provide additional hints of orange.
If you don't know already, Big Ass Fans make big ass fans. But now they're also making smart fans. Their latest endeavor is the Haiku Fan with SenseME Technology ($1100-$1300). The SenseME tech detects when you enter or leave a room and will automatically turn on or off. It will monitor the rooms temperature and humidity and adjust fan speed accordingly. And lastly it learns your comfort preferences and makes fan speed adjustments to find the zone that makes you the most comfortable. Multiple options are available including fan sizes of 52" and 60", fan materials and colors, LED lighting options, and drop heights. The Haiku with SEnseME is available for pre-order now with shipments expected the end of July.
The Summer of Beer and Whiskey ($20) is about Chris von der Ahe who knew so little about baseball it could be written on a postage stamp, yet his risked his life savings in order to found a franchise that would grow into the St Louis Cardinals. Despite this, the German born proprietor of a beer garden became one of the funniest and most important figures in the history of the game. Von der Ahe bought the team for one reason only; in order to sell more beer. He then played a part in gathering together a bunch of ragtag professional clubs in order to create a new, maverick league to mount a challenge to the haughty National League, this reinventing big league baseball that would appeal to and attract all classes of Americans. Then he helped gather a group of ragtag professional clubs together to create a maverick new league that would fight the haughty National League, reinventing big-league baseball to attract Americans of all classes. Sneered at as "The Beer and Whiskey Circuit" because it was backed by brewers, distillers, and saloon owners, their American Association brought Americans back to enjoying baseball by offering Sunday games, beer at the ballpark, and a dirt-cheap ticket price of 25 cents.
When the mornings are near freezing and you're not sure if that 68 degree temperature is going to be chilly or perfect for shorts you need to be prepared. This outfit will help you get through those days when you're not so sure.INDIAN SUMMER MADRAS ($94) SHEPPARD STREET SADDLE ($485) 2 BUTTON KNIT BLAZER ($298) DANISH PATTERN THREE QUARTER ($27) NATURAL/BLUE NAUTICAL BRACELET ($35) NEW BALANCE M1300CP ($175) MT. RAINIER DESIGN KNITTED CAP ($65) BARBOUR COTTON CANVAS TARRAS BAG ($159)
Fancy drinking from Coffee Cups Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds ($29)? Yes, you read right. If Julian Lechner has anything to do with it we will be using it as a versatile building resource, instead of it just keeping us wide-eyed and ready for the day. Their first release using the newly developed Kaffeeform material is a set of traditional coffee cups with the first run being exclusive to the Amsterdam Coffee Festival.