Louder Than Hell: The Definitive History of Heavy Metal ($21), is a must have resource for anyone looking to understand the history of Heavy Metal. Louder Than Hell is a compilation of interviews taken over 25 years with some of the biggest stars in the genre. The more than 250 interviews feature bands like Black Sabbath, Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Judas priest, and many more. Along with the interviews, there are over 48 pages of full-color photographs in the book.
The Nike Air Force 1 AC "City Collection" ($80) will be dropping June 6th. They are the perfect addition to any summer fit this year. The collection celebrates the cities of Oklahoma City, Miami, and Los Angeles. The traditional AF1 sole has been replaced with an autoclave bottom and the upper utilizes a slimmed down breathable canvas upper, which is perfect for keeping cool during those hot days of summer. These AF1's will be available in red & black, black on black, and midnight navy & black colorways.
OK, I know summer is just getting started, but you may want to take a look at Schott's Car Coat ($325) for when things start to cool down. If you're not familiar with Schott, they are an American icon. For over 100 years they've created beautifully crafted clothing, mainly geared towards the motorcycle community. Their Car Coat is a beautifully minimal coat made from Melton wool. It has a satin lining, with two inside and three outside pockets, and double zipper with button closure. The cut makes a nice fit for those with an athletic build, but it's roomy enough to allow for layers and sweaters.
The Vintage Electric Cafe ($3995) looks like a run of the mill vintage bike. On its own very cool. You can easily see yourself headed out to the beach or out on a ride around the neighborhood with your girl. But the Cafe has something a little extra. A powerful 750w battery. The battery has a 20-60 mile range, can go up to 28 miles per hour and only takes about 2 hours to completely recharge. Another great feat is the battery is completely removable. When you're done with your ride just bring it in and plug it into an outlet. All these features add up to one easy going day.
Design by Mexican 3D artist Julian Carlos Ramos the Pyramid House ($INFO) is a beautiful take on the world famous Ancient Egyptian pyramids. The triangular glass structure is breath-taking to behold and shines with a glorious light that harks back to the Egyptian sun itself. While it’s not quite the “traditional” pyramid this magnificent work of art is something you really have to take in with your own eyes to appreciate.
Mark Laita has put together a spectacular book of snake photography called Serpentine ($39). Serpentines photographs span the beautiful and the dangerous in a collage of color and danger. Accompanying the photographs is an essay written by William T. Vollmann. The snakes covered in the book include such beauties as the black mamba, pit viper and the candy-cane-striped albino Honduran milk snake. The images in Serpentine will, at the same time, haunt and amaze.