Diehard Star Wars fans will feel that continuous bubble of excitement upon discovering the LEGO Millennium Falcon Ultimate Collectors Edition ($800). Noted as the most detailed model in the brand's range, the set features 7,500 pieces that stack together to produce upper and lower quad laser cannons, lowering boarding ramp and a 4 mini-figure cockpit with detachable canopy. Interchangeable sensor dishes and a range of characters including Han Solo and Princess Leia, the model also boasts a Dejarik holographic game, gunnery station with a detachable hull and an informational fact plaque for true collectors. A piece of expert craftsmanship and one easily appreciated by all - even those unconvinced by the film's hype.
An offer nobody can refuse; a look behind the scenes of the Coppola masterpiece. "It's dangerous to be an honest man." Michael Corleone, Godfather III. The Godfather Family Album ($28) is an inside look at one of the greatest franchises in movie history. Steve Schapiro was the special photographer who had unprecedented access to the sets and locations of Francis Ford Coppola's iconic Godfather trilogy. Schapiro had the enviable opportunity of witnessing some of the most legendary actors in cinematic history giving some of their best ever performances. Schapiro has immortalized Brando, Pacino, De Niro, Caan, Duvall and Keaton in images that have not only become iconic but are also instantly recognizable and have been imitated endlessly. For the first time Schapiro's finest shots from all three movies are brought together in one volume. Your coffee table doesn't want this book, it NEEDS it.
MUNI is a Japanese retail change with a minimalistic aesthetic. They've now taken that ethos and unveiled a trio of mini-homes designed for those interested in right-sizing through minimalism. The result is MUJI Hut A Trio OF Minimalist Prefab Houses ($CALL). The homes are on display in a temporary exhibition, and it includes a home of cork, aluminum and one of wood. Each of the homes is lightweight and can be installed anywhere. No word yet on price, but I'm thinking the wood one would make a great pool house.
The EM 01 ST by Egoista Motors ($10K) is a street legal, 100% EV or hybrid compact supercar, that you can buy as a kit or fully built from the Italian Manufacturer.Egoista is running a crowdfunding campaign over at indiegogo, in order to get the $100K in seed money needed to make the EM 01 ST a reality.For the entry fee of $10K you will get the kit, which you'll need to put together yourself. For $20K Egoista will assemble the ST in their factory and ship it to you.Now here's the interesting parts. The ST can reach a top speed of more than 180mph, with a 0-60 time of 3.0 seconds. The 100$ electric version can travel up to 186 miles on a single change while the hybrid can travel 280 miles.If your interested, you'll need to put down $850 or $1500 (kit vs assembled) with the balance due on delivery.
I love the way black rims look on Land Rovers and now Jeep has taken that look a step further with their Jeep Limited Edition Altitude Series ($20,000+). The Grand Cherokee, Compass, Patriot, and Wranger will be getting the Altitude package which features blacked-out grille, black headlamp trim, blacked-out wheels, and an all black interior. Now add a little custom tint to the windows and you've got a winner.
There's a lot going on here, but it's well worth it. This outfit is perfect for a fall Friday night work day when you're planning on heading out to the city after a hard day. It features J. Crew's classic Legacy Blazer, their merino wool sweater in navy, a crisp white shirt, khakis, and a pair of Red Wing Chukka's to bring everything together.1. Blazer: J. Crew Ludlow Legacy Blazer In American - Navy ($350) 2. Sweater: J. Crew Slim Merino Wool Cardigan Sweater - Navy ($90) 3. Shirt: J. Crew Lightweight Oxford Shirt - White ($70) 4. Chinos: J. Crew Chino In 484 Fit ($75) 5. Boots: Red Wing 3322 Weekender Chukka ($249) 6. Tie: The Tie Bar Roadway Stripe ($19) 7. Belt: J. Crew classic buckle belt ($45) 8. Watch: Miansai M12 ($495) 9. Sunglasses: Persol 3048S Slim Aviator Sunglasses ($219) 10. Bracelet: Hand-knotted Chevron Bracelet ($70)