This unique visual record takes us behind the scenes of the making of the most recent James Bond movie. Bond on Set: Filming Skyfall ($26) is a must have addition to the collection of any fan of the world's coolest spy. The photographer Greg Williams worked alongside the cast and the crew to provide us with this inside look at the world of Skyfall and features many candid shots of not only the stars but also the stunning sets that make this movie so special. The release of this book was timed to coincide with not only the release of this, the 23rd Bond movie but also the 50th anniversary of the franchise itself. This is an insightful and intriguing book as we watch the story unfold into what was to become one of the major movie events of the year.
There are more movies about the Vietnam war than almost any other subject, so it takes something very special to stand out from the crowd. Step forward Platoon ($9), a blood and guts look at the horrors of war through the eyes of a young recruit. Starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger and Willem Defoe and directed by Oliver Stone, anyone who thinks that war is nothing to get excited about needs to watch this movie as it's the nearest thing to being out in the field yourself.
Kill two birds with one stone, with the beautifully made Brew Shucker ($30). The Brew Shucker was specially made to pry easily apart oyster shells and remove the meat. And of course when you're eating oysters, you must have a good brew. The built-in bottle opener takes care of opening beers or any other beverage. You can also use it to split lobster, crab, and shrimp shells. The blade is made from a high-carbon stainless-steel for strength and resistance to corrosion. You'll want to take this guy along with you when you're head out to your favorite oyster shack.
Get ahead of the competition this BBQ season with the incredibly portable stone baked oven from Roccbox. Taste delicious, perfectly cooked food like never before and thanks to its lightweight construction you can enjoy it anywhere. Capable of baking a large pie in under 90 minutes the Roccbox Wood Fired Oven ($577) heats up in just under 15, features integrated thermometers and an all-weather-proof finish. The ideal companion this season, invest in the best with the Roccbox.
The Derringer Electric Bike ($3500) is a U.S. made board track racing inspired electric bicycle. Each bike is handmade to custom requirements in Los Angeles, California. The power of the Derringer is provided by a 12.5 Ah lithium-ion battery that will provide 1000 recharge cycles. Battery options include 37, 52, and 63 volts. The Heritage and Signature Series also include a 4 Amp charger that can recharge a drained battery in 3 hours. All bikes ship in USA street legal mode: 750 watts and 20 mph maximum.
This is the best kind of street food you will find. Big, bold, surprising, delicious OTT goodness that you can eat on the run. And the best part about all this is that you can create it in your own kitchen! The Truck Food Cookbook ($13) is the result of obsessive research by John T. Edge, a leading authority on all things food related. There are 150 recipes here from the best restaurants on wheels in America. From LA to New York and everywhere in between, this is a must have for those who like nothing better than venturing into the world of truck food.