The Cogito Original Smartwatch ($180) is a connected smart watch with the style of classic precision-crafted timepieces. The Cogito gives you an analog movement with a digital display. When connected to your smartphone or tablet it'll show you who is calling or texting and give you the option to answer or mute it. The Cogito doesn't replace your phone but it's a nice addition. There's nothing worse than feeling your phone buzz in your pocket when your driving, scrounging for it, to only realize the message or call was unimportant. The phone features caller id, a battery that has an expected life of a full year, bluetooth 4.0, and text notifications through a pixel display. The Cogito is available for pre-order now with shipping expected by April-May.
Country Wisdom & Know-How ($18) is a trip down memory lane to the days of much loved Whole Earth Catalog. This volume is reminiscent of the aforementioned beloved tome in both design and spirit as Country Wisdom & Know-How is a collection of information on almost 200 individual topics of self-sustained and country living. Brought together from the information found in the Storey Publishing landmark series called "Country Wisdom Bulletins," This is the most comprehensive and reliable volume of this kind on the market today.
The Shelfie Bike Wall Mount ($125) won't scratch your bikes paint, kink a cable, or bend a spoke. The Shelfie uses your bikes seat to hang it. The contemporary shelf will look great in any home and your bike will look great hanging from it. You can even use it to display vintage bikes as a conversation piece. It even comes with an area for your helmet and other cycling gear. You can check out their kickstarter today.
Whether your personal favorite is Lost in Translation, Ghostbusters or Moonrise Kingdom, Bill Murray is a firm favorite of the modern screen and the heartbeat of many a DVD collection. Thrill Murray ($50) is an awesome collection of images which have been assembled in a wicked coloring book that the great man himself inspired. You can color him in any way you like, and ever go outside of the lines. This is one of the most fun coloring books you are ever going to get your hands on, and gives you the chance to join in with the kids and the crayons.
Sometimes you come across a picture that doesn't even look as though it's from this planet. That is just the case with National Geographic's Photo Of The Year. The Power Of Nature By Sergio Tapiro Velasco is a shot of an eruption from Mexico's Colima Volcano on December 13, 2015. He was in the town of Comala and got the shot when he noticed the mountain starting to glow. A moment later he caught the shot of the powerful volcanic explosion expelling a cloud of ash and a lightning bolt providing the only light. He calls it one of the most exciting moments of his life. I would certainly agree.
Paul Smith is an English designer and as an homage to the last run of the iconic Land Rover Defender, he's created a Bespoke Paul Smith Land Rover Defender ($TBA). When it comes to my cars, I'm usually a black on black kind of guy, but there is something really cool about this ride. In his design Paul used 27 individual colors, which make a nod to the truck's service history with the Army, Navy and Airforce. The colors also reference the Defender's ties to the British countryside. Sadly, the Paul Smith Defender is a one-off and probably won't be going on sale anytime soon.