The new G-Shock Mudmaster GG1000 Watch ($320) is an absolute beast. It has a new mud-resistant structure that guards again mud and dust. Each button is fitted with a gasket that not only keeps dirt from getting on the inside, but also protects against impacts.The buttons are large enough to easily press while wearing gloves and they feature a checked finish that acts as a non-slip surface. The watch band is even textured, giving it a military edginess. An additional feature, the dial has a ring that has an IP-finish and is imprinted with compass bearings for digital compass mode.
The Heizer DoubleTap Pistol ($450) is the world's smallest and lightest .45 ACP concealed carry pistol. It features an aluminum frame in an ultra-compact, no-snag hammerless design. It can hold up to two rounds in the chamber and has an integral grip that can house an additional two rounds. While an ambidextrous thumb latch ejects your spent rounds. The DoubleTap is 100% American made and would make a great concealed carry weapon.
I love Stirling Engines, not only do they make awesome conversations pieces, but they're a lot of fun to build. The HB26 Twin Bridge Stirling Engine Kit ($283) is a great example of an engine that will provide you with hours of enjoyment. It features massive polished brass wheels and cylinder, and stainless steel guide components, and screws. It comes with about 80 pieces, so set aside about 3 hours to assemble. From one fill up, you get about 15-20 minutes of run time. Check out the video below to see it in action.
If you want your own little piece of real life Jurassic Park, take a look at the Velociraptor Claw ($12,500). This artifact dates back to the Cretaceous Period which means you could get your hands on a genuine piece of dinosaur which is between 71-75 million years old. A great way to dazzle family and friends, it’s an instantly recognisable fossil which you’ll never tire of gazing at. Display it in your home and you’ll always have an instant talking point!
The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6 ($26) takes you from the Congo to Berlin and from the London back streets to Moscow. These are the incredible stories of those agents who were made up the front lines of British intelligence. The truth is, as often is the case in situations such as this, way more remarkable than any fictional tale could be. In the 100 years since its inception MI6 has long been cloaked in mystery and secrecy and shrouded in myths. Our understanding of what it is like to be a British spy is what we have learned through the writings of John le Carr_ and Ian Fleming. Now Gordon Corera provides an unprecedented and unique insight into this most secret of worlds. We can not put this book down.
Our favorite interior design style is minimalist with rustic and industrial touches. The Dusk Tufted Sofa ($2380) would fit perfectly in any room going for that style. It's made from a velvet charcoal polyester upholstery, that would go perfectly in a room going for the white walled, wood floor minimal look. Additional features include tufting on the back and inside of the arms, a hardwood/plywood frame with interlocking joints, and a roomy 92"L x 38"D. This sofa would be perfect for any room.