The Wallace & Barnes Skiff Jacket ($179) is a reinvention of the classic deck jacket. Deck jackets were originally issued to all U.S. Navy Personnel during World War 2. It became one of the armed forces favorite jackets in the 1940s. This one features a wool shell, heavy duty brushed-silver snaps, large welt pockets, and a Thinsulate lining for those cold Winter evenings. Available in black or dried olive it's now on sale from J.Crew.
Writer and Director Luc Besson has worked on movies like La Femme Nikita, The Professional and the Fifth Element. So you have a pretty clear idea where he's taking his latest female action hero, Lucy ($TBA). Scarlett Johannson plays Lucy a drug mule who obtains super human powers from drugs smuggled in her body. Where the rest of us can only use 10% of our brains, her brain power is increasing by the minute and only time will tell how powerful she will become. This movie looks like it has a lot of elements from the Matrix, but enough originality to make it worth seeing. Lucy also stars Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman and is expected to hit theaters in August.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K6F7y33uQo
The guys who make the Mini Cooper have created a folding bike and it looks pretty cool. The 24 pound Mini Foldable Bike ($548) has an eight-speed shifter and 20-inch wheels with Schwalbe tires. The tires are completely slick so you may want to trade them in for tires that have some off-road capabilities. The bike also comes with a built-in tire pump in the seat post and an adapter in the front of the bike to add accessories like baskets. The Mini comes standard in a matte black finish, but a neon finish if available for an additional charge. Because the bike is foldable it'll make a great urban bike as it can easily be stored in a closet or in the trunk of your car.
Mark Zuckerberg once said that he always wears the same outfit because, "I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve the community." A lot of great thinkers follow the same philosophy. From Steve Jobs, to Barack Obama, they believe that limiting your wardrobe choices significantly reduces the amount of time you spend on frivolous distractions.So if limiting my wardrobe is going to make me a better thinker, I choose the Wings + Horns X New Balance 10th Anniversary Pack ($145) as my uniform of choice.The Anniversary pack features items made from a combination of weather-ready materials to make sure you're ready for all conditions.The pack includes an almost triple black pair of Wings + Horns X New Balance MT580 ($180), that feature uppers made from premium leather and suede, a hooded Sweatshirt ($175) and sweatpants ($145) made from a hybrid of double-brushed fleece and Japanese urethane-coated terry, and a 3-layer bonded jersey Fishtail Parka ($560), inspired by the Canadian winter.Set your calendar because all of the items will be available at their store location (133 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver BC) and online starting December 13th at 11am PST.
The AKG K812 Professional Headphones ($1500) are in the same league with some of the best headphones you can buy. They feature large 53mm transducers that allow you hear the smallest details in your favorite tracks. While the open-back technology reduces reflections providing excellent imaging and natural sound. The two-layer voice coil gives you an extended frequency response. Up to 54kHz in some cases. If you're serious about your audio then the AKG K812's need to be on your short list.
What if Apple and Star Wars came together and produced the droids we’re all looking for? Well concept artist Martin Hajek wondered the same thing after finishing his Apple Lightsabre concept design and seeing J.J Abrams wondrous new Star Wars trailer. So after clearing out the scavenging Jawas and shortly after taking to the drawing board out rolled the magnificent Apple iBB-A Droid ($NFS). With a built in projector, circular touch-screen and authentic Apple colours this super detailed Apple iBB-A 3D model would look right at home in J.J Abrams latest Star Wars instalment.