Our moto is if you're going to touch it everyday, buy the best. The Shinola Signature Briefcase ($950) is the epítome of that moto. Designed at their Detroit studio and handmade in the U.S. from genuine Horween Essex leather, the bag features gunmetal finished solid brass hardware, an adjustable leather strap, two canvas lined zipper compartments, and multiple interior pockets, which include a spacious interior zippered compartment and a phone pocket. This is a bag which will likely become a family heirloom.
The brain child of Barry Jackson, the Hivehaus Flat-Packed Honeycomb House ($TBA) is an easy to build self-contained micro house. Based on the honeycomb structures that bees build the Hivehaus is constructed of individual cells which are customizable enough to offer a layout to fit any need. Each cell is about 100 square feet, is fitted with six LED down lights, four electrical sockets, and your choice of doors and windows. If you want to take your structure off grid solar panels and composting toilets are also available for purchase.
The Friendly Swede Carabiner Grenade Survival Kit ($10) is a little amount to pay for those times when things get F.U.B.A.R. The kit features a everything you need to keep going. Tools include 9 feet of 500 lb paracord, a fire starter & tinder, a stainless steel sharp eye knife for cutting, 2 fishing lines 5 meters long, 2 weights, swivels, flots, and fishing hooks, aluminum foil, a needle wire, and an alcohol pad. The whole kit fits on a standard keychain.
The Eclipse TD-M1 Wireless Speakers ($1300) provide audiophile sound in a portable package. The TD-M1's provide great sound along the entire path of the signal. It starts with a hi-bit hi-sampling USB controller that provides sampling rates up to 192kHz/24bits, a high-efficiency digital amp, and a non-oversampling DAC. To make it as user friendly as possible they've made it AirPlay-ready with a dedicated remote control app, and included a wide range of connectivity including audio input, USB-A, and USB-B. The Eclipse TD-M1 will be available for purchase starting in February.
Stephen Kenn, the world renowned designer, has come out with the perfect travel companion for the coming holidays. The Stephen Kenn Travel Cocktail Kit ($275) comes with a canvas and leather carrying pouch and incudes 9 empty bottles, mixing spoon and a detailed book with instructions on how to pack the kit for different types of trips. It also includes 15 different cocktail recipes created by the men behind some of the world's best cocktail bars.
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