Grilling juicy red meat, growing the perfect moustache and wooing a beautiful woman, is there anyone better to deliver the tutelage on all of the above, and more, than Nick Offerman, AKA Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation? Paddle Your Own Canoe ($15) is a unique combination of his trademark comedy and is very real woodworking expertise, he does run his own woodshop after all. Paddle Your Own Canoe is full of tales from the childhood Offerman spent in Minooka, Illionois your stereotypical American small town. We his journey to Chicago we he began as an actor/carpenter the hilarious seduction of his wife. A modern classic that will have you laughing out loud.
Making a bold statement with its announcement, the 2006 Lamborghini Concept S ($2.4+ million) was designed by now Bentley designer, Luc Donckerwolke. Boasting 513 bhp, a mid-mounted V-10 engine, six-speed ""E-Gear"" manual transmission, four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel brakes, this concept vehicle is the single line in its production. With only 180 miles on the odometer and shown twice in its lifetime, this street-legal roadster has an all white body with traditional Lamborghini styling and open top roof. Those you with a deep and dedicated appreciation for fine mechanics as well as deep pockets are sure to be impressed and taken aback with this car's striking beauty and exquisite manufacture.
When all hell breaks out, you want to be the guy that's over prepared. The Taurus First 24 Kit ($1500) has everything you need for defense and surviving those first 24 hours after a disaster. The kit includes a Taurus Judge Customized Revolver, a Columbia River Survival Knife, a Brite Strike EPLI flashlight and APALS emergency signal, a fire starter kit, batteries, compass, 550 paracord, and a waterproof/drop-proof case. Whether you're stranded in the mountains or navigating the aftermath of a hurricane, you'll be much better off with the First 24 kit by your side.
Bates Masi is a New York based architecture firm. If you looking for the best American Architects you need look no further than Bates Masi. The house pictured is a 2000 sq ft. weekend retreat on 1.5 acres for a New York interior designer and a DJ. They completely gutted a 1960's kit house to get the final product you see. The exterior is dark stained cedar siding. The interior walls and the cabinetry were also resurfaced in the reclaimed barn wood. You can get more information on their website.
If your a gear head and are looking for a cool one of a kind gift, you need to check out LedonGifts on Etsy. Ledon offers F1 and motor sport gifts for the enthusiast. You can pick up great items such as carbon fiber cufflinks, polished steel ashtrays made from F1 gears and unique clocks such as the Honda F1 Carbon Fiber Gear Clock ($58). The clock pictured is made from a Honda F1 gear ratio, with a carbon fiber face. The clock can be wall mounted or supported by a stand for your desk. Because the items created are either one-offs or low production make sure you get your order in as early as possible or you could miss out.
The PlayStation 4 ($399) is now available for pre-order. The new console will have 8GB GDDR4 RAM which is optimized for graphical throughput. This could give the PS4 up to 50% more graphical output than its XBOX rival. It also comes with a Sony DualShock 4 controller, which has a clickable touch pad on the front and a "light bar" that enables motion control with PS4's Eye camera to track position. In order to play your older games you may need an add-on app, but you will be able to play used games and share games with friends and family. Also included in the box is an HDMI cable, power cable, wired headset, and USB charging cable.