The Tacchini Galleria Modular Seating System X PearsonLloyd ($CALL) is one of those pieces that fits commercial or residential environments. Created by London-based designers PersonLloyd and italian furniture manufacturer Tacchini, the Galleria was made specifically for public spaces, but would be a great look for those going a minimalist look. The system has a steel substructure for the base that takes on benches, blocks of upholstery, marble and steel elements to create customized furniture to fit any area. Whether you're building a simple linear bench or a complex angular seating area for a large group the Galleria can fit the environment.
Wine making kits are great gifts for wine lovers but finding a kit that’s truly special and stands out isn’t easy is it? Thankfully those professional DIY craftsman from Box Brew Kits have made dreams come true with the Box Brew Winemaking Kit ($239), a stunning winemaking kit. The kit is lovingly crafted and can make up to five gallons of wine, and it includes everything you need to start crafting that divine wine for your family and friends to enjoy. You also get a supply of blue wine bottles complete with corks. This rustic and quality kit is also very fairly priced at just $239.
Everyone has that one friend or family member who defines the jetsetter lifestyle. They’ve been to France, Canada, and Africa, all in the last year. You love this adventurer, but hate buying presents for them, because honestly, what gift can you get at the mall that can compare with the exotic treasures they come across on a weekly basis?
“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence BlockThis is where we come in. This gift guide for the traveler features 30 amazing products that’ll bring a smile to anyone’s face. These aren’t just any gifts, which is why we’re oh so thankful for Internet shopping, which allows you to have any of these delivered to your home just in time for any occasion, or the end of the year if you’re really cutting it close.
"A good traveler is one who does not know where he is going to, and a perfect traveler does not know where he came from." - Lin YutangThe gifts below cover a wide variety of aspects of travel, but you’ll be able to find at least a few that will be perfect for your lucky gift recipient. They all tie in to travel in one way or another, so you can be sure that they’ll be thinking of you often during their upcoming travels.You’ll notice that there is a wide price range on these gifts as well. While the big ticket items are amazing gifts if you can afford them, most travelers will love the thoughtfulness of any of the less inexpensive items as well.
The Monster GO DJ Portable Mixer Digital Turntable ($500) is a portable stand-alone dj system and production studio. It packs a studio of pro gear into a pocket sized controller, that allows you produce and record broadcast quality audio and DJ sets anywhere you are. It features two 320 x 320 color display touch screens, and is compatible with PC, iOS, and Android devices. Additional features include 3GB of internal storage and an internal Li-Polymer Battery that gives you 12 hours of play time.
The Vanhawks Valour Carbon Fiber Bicycle ($910) is the first connected carbon fiber bike. It all starts with the app that acts as the central hub. It allows you to enter your destination while the led lights on the bike give you turn by turn signals. Blindspot detection keeps you safe from nearby cars via vibrating handlebars that alert you when you're about to turn into traffic. The bike also tracks your speed, distance, calories, and time. Even when you're phone isn't with you, Valour tracks your information and syncs with your devices when you get home. And all of that is just the tech. The carbon fiber unibody frame weights in at just under 16 pounds. So there are no worries if you have an apartment on the fifth floor.
OK, I was thinking that same thing when I saw the picture, it looks just like an iPhone 5. But whether or not the HTC ONE ($199-$299) is an iPhone killer is yet to be seen. If not winning the race, The new HTC One smartphone is definitely closing the distance. The new smartphone features dual front facing speakers powered by a built-in amplifier for increased sound. With one click of the shutter the camera allows you to capture 20 photos and a 3-second video. The screen is 4.7" with a 1080p resolution. The engine is powered by a 1.7GHz processor and 2GB or ram. Expectations are that the device will release somewhere in March.