The Verona, Italy-based customizer, MR. Martini, has taken the Ducati Streetfighter to it's bad-ass, vintage, punk roots. The Flash Back America Ducati by Mr. Martini is so unconventional, that it's raised quite a bit of controversy. In transforming the bike Mr. Martini has replaced the original front with a massive vintage headlight. The carbon rims have been painted with a satin grey finish, the sidecovers trimmed and the subframe shortened. Mr. Martini throws up a finger at conformity and by doing so creates an aura around the mastepieces he creates.
Ever wonder what happens to those old records? Well now a company called Vinylize is putting them to good use. Vinylize Glasses ($425+) are made from recycled vinyl records. Vinylize has refined their manufacturing process over the years which has culminated in sturdy, stylish, environment friendly glasses. They are hand made in their Budapest workshop and are made unique by the record's veneer that is on each of their glasses. Vinylize Glasses come with a two year warranty and a case made from a 7" single folded in half is available for $33.
If you're looking for something a little different than your standard hotel room you need to check out The Chapel ($236/night). Located just outside of Middleton-in-Teesdale, it features expansive views of Upper Teesdale all the way to the Pennine Way and the High Force Waterfall. The Chapel can accommodate up to 7 people, has three bathrooms and four bedrooms. The Chapel would make for the perfect getaway.
Keeping up with today's never ending trends can be tiresome, especially when it comes to home décor. However, the prestigious Kitchen Kulture ($38) hardback is here to help guide the way. With beautiful photography and fully researched information you'll be able to turn your kitchen from drab to fab. An often under appreciated space the kitchen deserves so much more and Kitchen Kulture will help you to realise its full potential. Turn your kitchen into a new 'living area'.
If you're a rookie and have no idea how to setup a bar at home, then The 12 Bottle Bar ($11) is a must read. The 12 Bottle Bar is three books in one. It's a toolkit, describing the twelve bottles needed to get your home bar started. These include seven spirits, one liqueur, two Vermouths, and two Bitters. It's a system that gives each of the bottles each own section and tells you everything you need to know about each one. A lastly, it's a recipe book giving you over 200 recipes for classic and unique drinks. You'll be able to make everything from sours, slings, toddies, and highballs, to the perfect Martini. It even has a beer section.
So you're dropped behind enemy lines, what do you do? Paratroppers who've been in this exact situation have found paracord to be an extremely useful tool. It can be used to hang your food away from animals, clothes or fishing line, make traps, snow shoes, splints, and the list goes on and on. The Naimakka Paracord Bracelets ($45+) not only look cool, but they are very useful for those who love the outdoors.