The Cuoiela Card Wallet by Nolla Design ($25+), is a stylish take on slim wallets. After months of development the final result is a design that incorporates the finest stitch-less leather with a beautiful elastic fabric. The leather comes from the Italian Walpier tannery which supplies top brands such as Marni and Etro. The wallet is able to hold up to eight cards and has a separate section to hold cash. Due to its size and light weight, the Cuoiela makes an excellent front or back pocket wallet. The Cuoiela is currently being offered via Nolla Designs Kickstarter page.
Developers at Ink Hunter could have just changed the way we think about getting tattoos with their new Ink Hunter App ($FREE). Getting a tattoo is something that many people jump into without really thinking about the long-term consequences. But now with the Ink Hunter App, you can see what your tattoo of choice will look like on your body, this will make the decision-making process much easier for any customer. The app works by using your smartphone's camera to scan the area where you want the tattoo and then uses AR to display the design. And perhaps the best news is it’s free!
The Hyetis Crossbow 41 Megapixel Camera Smartwatch ($1200) is looking to set the bar for smartwatches moving forward. The crossbow will come with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled, an altimeter, microphone, thermometer and biometric sensors to measure your over-all health and condition. The watch body will be made from titanium, have an automatic Swiss movement, and an analogue watch face. The camera is located at the 12 position and will feature Carl Zeiss optics. The Hyetis' initial offering of the Crossbow will only be 500 pieces. Check out their website for pre-order information.
A boat is lying in ruins, the bodies of criminals are strewn all over the place, and the key to the mystery of what actually happened lies with the sole survivor. He, however, comes up with a twisted and convoluted tale that includes 5 crooks and the bizarre life of crime they have led. Directed by Bryan Singer and starring Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne and Chas Palminteri, The Usual Suspects ($8) is a movie that will keep you guessing until the very end and boy what an ending that is.
This New York Times Bestseller, The Drunken Botanist ($16) looks at how great drinks have the humblest of beginnings. Think about it, a grain of rice becomes Sake, barley is transformed into Scotch, agave gives us Tequila, rum started life as sugarcane and bourbon comes from corn. In The Drunken Botanist, author Amy Stewart explores in depth a dizzying array of flowers, herbs, fruits, fungi and trees which, through inspiration, ingenuity and desperation, humans have transformed over the centuries into alcoholic beverages. This is a great book, and a whole lot of fun while being informative at the same time. Now where did I put that still?
If you're in the market for a minimal home or vacation spot, then you're in luck. ÖÖD Homes ($55,000) are 18 square meter prefab homes were originally designed for short-term accommodations for the fast growing Airbnb markets. They are sized as small houses, can accommodate 2-3 people, and are delivered as complete sets. And only take about 8 hours to build. Once complete the homes can stay put or can be moved to another location.The only thing you would need to provide is the internet, water, sewage, and electricity hookups. An LG heat pump with moisture separator is provided for heating and cooling and it comes fully furnished.The ÖÖD homes are built from steel, insulated glass, and thermally treated wood. They come with a custom built bed, kitchenette, living area, and bathroom. You also get adjustable floor heating and LED lighting.Right now the homes have only been installed in Estonia, but they are planning to expand to international markets.