Luis Quiles ($TBA) is an artist who takes a hard look at our reality and unapologetically shows us exactly what he sees.Luis' art gets strait to the point and shows us the reality behind the reality, from his i-Phonekkake, which shows just how much technology controls us, to homophobia, to our healthy relationships with fast food, prescription pills, and commercialism.His works are frank, stark, disturbing, but all speak to a certain truth. Luis will be initiating a crowdfunding campaign in the near future to develop a book with some of his best work. Stay tuned to his Facebook page for updates and to catch glimpses of has creations as he posts them on a regular basis.
Danner has just announced a collab with Portland-based Beckel. Beckel is known for making premium canvas bags and tents, and have been in business since 1964. The Danner X Beckel Boots ($340) are constructed with Danner's Light pattern, premium leather upper and 10-ounce Beckel Canvas quarter panels. Additional features include a DriLex lining, Vibram Gumlite outsoles and Danner's signature stitchdown construction. All boots are made in Portland, Oregon and come in three colorways; Canvas Khaki, Canvas Grey, Canvas Mint.
Big thanks to who ever leaked the Comic-con footage of the Suicide Squad Trailer ($TBA), because it compelled the big wigs over at Warner Brothers to release the official trailer online. The 3 minute trailer features Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Viola Davis. They all play supervillains who are forced to protect the city from the real bad guys. And in comes Jared Leto's crazy ass version of the Joker. There were some grumbles on the internet when the first pictures of Jared Leto's character appeared on line, but realistically, he may have been the only choice to follow Heath Ledger's Oscar winning performance. I don't know of any other actor who could have pulled it off. Enjoy.https://youtu.be/Ue4PCI0NamI
TSOVET is the Newport Beach based company that creates stylish and minimal watches at affordable price. Their latest relese the TSOVET JPT-NT42 ($225) is beautiful watch that comes in a stainless steel case. The case is 42mm and you can get it in either silver or gunmetal. It also has a standard Japanese Miyota Quartz movement. Great style from a reputable company for a couple hundred dollars is a great deal any way you look at it.
If you're a control freak, then a manual coffeemaker is a must. These type of coffeemakers allow you to have control over the complete process, by pouring heated water over the grounds at your desired pace. The Manual Coffeemaker No1 ($80) gives you that same control all in a stylish package. The No1 brewer is made from sculpted boroscilicate glass, a low-thermal-expansion glass used for laboratory glassware which gives full visibility to the process. When you order, the kit comes with the brewer and a 16oz carafe marked with mL measurements, but if you want to really take your coffee making to the next level you should also check out the Acaia Coffee Brewing Scale to provide additional consistency to your coffee brewing. Hurry because the Manual Coffeemaker No1 Kickstarter ends today at 8:00pm EST.
Recon is a tech company base out of Canada; that creates heads-up displays for extreme sports. The company has been around since 2008 and were just bought by Intel last year. Their latest offering is a collaboration with Empire Paintball and is the first heads-up display for paintball. The Recon Empire EVS ($TBA) uses the same display of the companies Airwave product but encloses IT in a full mask that can take the abuse of paintball combat.The display will show all the information you need for successful combat. Such as ammo counts, field maps and team locations. Specs are looking pretty good as well. The system runs on an Android OS, and the hardware includes a 1GHZ Intel dual-core processor, Bluetooth 4.0, Wifi, GPS, and dual pane lenses to help with fogging. There's no word yet on when the Recon Empire EVS will start shipping, but you can check out the companies website for the latest updates.