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.
Time to break out your favorite pair of jeans, because we found the perfect sneakers to go with them. The Cone Mills X New Balance M1300CD ($199) are available for pre-order now through End Clothing and the come in an absolutely timeless silhouette. The 1300 has been one of New Balance's most popular styles, now they've been made even more iconic by the hands of one of the top denim manufacturers in the world. The sneakers feature a Nubuck and denim upper, with matching laces, and brown leather heel. Everything sits on the standard ENCAP sole shock absorption midsole.
The Makkinga House ($NFS) is a private residence built by DP6 Architecture Studios. It's a beautiful representation of contemporary minimalist design. The home sits in the villages of Makkinga and Donkerbroek which are located in the Northern province of the Netherlands. The Makkinga House's use of wood and floor to ceiling glass help it fit perfectly in with the surrounding landscape. Although it is only 1300 square feet in size, it meets the homeowners requirements perfectly.
Star Wars: The Ultimate Action Figure Collection ($28) gives you the definitive, complete collection of over 2,500 Star Wars action figures that have been produced over the best part of the last four decades. Collectors and fans alike are finally able to trace each character's evolution in toy from right from their first appearance through to the designs that are on the shelves today. There are pages upon pages showing the inventive and awesome variations which have been created over the years to tell the tales of Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Maul and the hundreds of other characters. This book was a real labor of love as it was compiled by Stephen J. Sansweet, who is the owner of the largest Star Wars memorabilia collection in the world.
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1. 5 Common Objects That Look 300x Cooler Under a Microscope - Mashable
2. Watch Jon Stewart Explain How GM's Recall Math Adds Up To 'F**K It!' - Huffington Post
3. DeSean Jackson to Redskins: Contract Details, Analysis and Reaction - Bleacher Report
4. This is the essay that got 1 student into all 8 Ivies - NY Post
5. A.I.'s L115A3 sniper rifle does it again – six kills from one bullet - Gizmag
6. Wil Wheaton Stands Up to Bullies With Incredible Advice - Mashable
In 1989, Spike Lee came out with Do The Right Thing ($8) starring Danny Aiello, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, John Turturro and Spike Lee as Mookie. It's a perfect example of what happens when you take the hottest day in the year in Brooklyn, in the Bedford Stuyvesant section, and mix it into the heated tempers and the bigotries that are faced every day. Do the Right Thing is a dramatic representation of what happens when bigotry and hate goes too far and erupts into violence. This is one of Spike's best movies and still worthy of a look due to its message and cinematography.