The ultimate petrol heads almanac. Anyone who loves cars has a dream to own at least one of the most beautifully designed automobiles of all time. For many of us, sadly, it remains just a dream, so if you can't own one the next best thing is looking at one. The Impossible Collection of Cars ($650) brings together the 100 most sublime cars to come out of the 20th century. Every luxury car on offer here, from Blitzen Benz from 1909 to a Porsche 993 Turbo S from 1997, has earned its place here through its revolutionary design, gorgeous lines and tead turning performance. We see the cars that were owned by iconic celebrities such as Elvis and Marilyn as well as those in private collections. A book you will go to bed and dream about.
The summer is coming fast and we're about to enter the hottest days of the season. So before they get here, you owe it to yourself and your family to get the World's Biggest Backyard Water Slide ($149). Don't be a snob, you know you want one. This slide is a whopping 75ft long and 12 feet wide. It only takes 15 minutes to setup and your ready to go. The Wahii is constructed of thick specially formulated, UV protected plastic, and is rated to handle up to 256lbs per square foot. So if you have the space, this bad boy would be perfect for birthday parties, or just to cool down on the weekend.
One of the best collabs out there is END Clothing and Tricker. Their perennial project END. x Tricker's Vibram Sole Stow Brogue Boot ($519) is one of our favorites. The boots features a reworked Vibram Morflex sole. Vibram soles are the world leaders in high performance rubber soles. Their soles provide comfort and durability for those who put their boots through their paces. Additional features include uppers made from supple Aniline leather, bronze eyelets, punched brogue detailing and hiking laces. All boots are hand made in England.
Every so often a book comes out that reveals everything about a subculture that you never even knew existed. Very rarely, this book then goes on to become a phenomenon all of its own. First published in 2004, the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopedia ($23) was one such phenomenon, going on to spawn a further 2 volumes and alerting fascinated readers across the globe to the hermetic and altogether extraordinary existence of criminal tattoos in Russia. This is a reprint of the original book, with drawings, texts and photographs which are part of a collection of 3,000 tattoos is total. Mind blowing.
The Life-Spot Powerful Solution ($55+) is an 8 device charging station. The station is a tower made of 8 slots that contains 8 built-in retractable cords. There are 2 apple 30-pin connectors, 2 Apple lightning connectors, and 4 micro USB connectors for brands like Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, and LG. The Life-Spot can be wall-mounted or placed on your counter or desk. If this device contained two or three shelves for tablets it would've of been perfect, but it's pretty good as is.
The quality watch manufacturer MKII has launched its latest masterpiece the Hawkinge Type 48 Aviator Watch ($595). Inspired by the 1940’s to 1980’s British pilot watched this new watch is designed for practical wearability and features a utilitarian dial, a 38mm 316L stainless steel case, a double domed sapphire crystal and a traditional authentic Japanese movement with manual winding capabilities. So it’s packed with features, and you can even choose a date or no date dial variant. There are also two types of straps available a tan leather version or a NATO strap.