Ivan Ramen: Love, Obsession, and Recipes from Tokyo's Most Unlikely Noodle Joint ($18) is the end-all-be-all guide to ramen from Ivan Orkin, the iconoclastic New York-born owner of Tokyo's top ramen shop. Back in 2007, a middle aged Jewish dude called Ivan Orkin, who hailed from Long Island, decided to do something crazy. In the insular, food-zealous megalopolis that is Tokyo, Ivan opened his ramen shop. He was a foreigner, or gaijin, who was trying to make a name for himself in a city that has fierce opinions about about ramen. The first customers came through the door due to curiosity but soon word spread about Ivan's delicious handmade noodles, his complex yet clean broth and his many thoughtfully and lovingly prepared toppings. Ivan soon became a celebrity and a regular fixture on Japanese TV. This is the incredible story of Orkin's rise to superstardom and a cracking read it is too.
The VIPUKIRVES Axe ($260) may be the best fire wood splitting axe on the planet. The VIPUKIRVES was developed over a period of fifteen years and is manufactured in Finland. The key is the use of leverage so that each strike forces the wood to break away. Each component of the axes is made to the highest standards. The birchwood handle is made at a Finnish workshop and the blade is precision-cast. Here's a [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=9jDR_2Zsr40 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] that shows the speed at which a large diameter block of wood can be split.
Welcome to our daily series “The Daily Roundup“, where we scour the web and provide you with links to all the happenings around the world that we’ve found. 1. Top 5 Kawasaki KZ750s - Bike EXIF2. Nike Is Positioning Fuelband Software for Wearables Like the iWatch - Mashable3. Powdered alcohol approved (hiccup or hooray?) - CNET4. Majority of women are turned off by exotic, fast cars: polls - NY Post5. Pot Looks Psychedelic Under The Microscope, Dude - Fast Co.
Google has just released its first in-housed designed laptop, the Google Chromebook Pixel ($1300+). The laptop has a Gorilla Glass 12.85-inch, 2,560x1,700-pixel touchscreen. This is a step up from Apples Retina display. The Pixel also comes with a 1.8GHz Intel i5 core processor. Additional features include 4GB of memory and 32GB SSD flash storage. If you're looking to use this laptop to run such apps as Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop look elsewhere. The Pixel is meant to be cloud based only, which may be a deal breaker.
The New Balance 574 "Canteen" Pack ($CALL) is NB's newest back for the fall. The latest additions to the 574 lineup features leather united with a suede and mesh upper along with ride gum soles. They've arrived at select Asian retailers and will be arriving in the states shortly. If you can't wait you can order them from the Feature sneaker Boutique today. Check out additional pics after the break.(more…)
The GoPro camera is a handy accessory that many people now carry with them. The small 360 video camera was a real marvel, and now it can be made even better with this brilliant accessory. The STABYLIZR Steadycam For GoPro ($146) does exactly what the name implies. It will ensure your GoPro keeps steady and ensures a sharp focus while you're filming. It’s made with polyamide reinforced glass fiber construction, and it also includes a dual-axis. It’s both lightweight and waterproof.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kexfmJefMUg