If you don't know Shinola, they're a manufacturing company out of Detroit who make high quality well designed products. They've been known primarily for their watches and bikes, but now it looks like they're moving into clothing. They're latest release, the Shinola Men's Varsity Jacket ($424), has the feel of a more grown-up take on the American classic. Features include snap front buttons, leather trimmed slash pockets, and rib nit collar, cuffs, and hem. Made in collaboration with Golden Bear Sportswear out of San Fran, Shinola's Varsity Jacket is sure to be a classic in its own right.
To blend in perfectly with surroundings zecc architecten tucks recreation house away in rural Netherlands. Recreation House By ZECC Architects ($NFS) is set away into isolated woodlands this compact cottage offers a humble yet luxurious location with which to become one with nature. Its simple design maximises every space and tall ceilings add a degree of spaciousness and ambience. Constructed from beautiful red cedar it blends in perfectly, even more so at night where cedar shutters can be closed for complete privacy. Built for the ultimate escape this tranquil spot offers a luxurious and relaxing environment.
It's not cool when Apple doesn't let you play your own games and It's definitely not cool that the new Xbox won't let you play your old 360 games and is going to charge an additional fee for playing used games. But the question is, will the new Xbox One ($TBA) still be worth buying when it eventually comes out later this year. Spec's show the Xbox One will have an AMD 8-core processor, 8GB DDRW RAM, support for Wi-Fi, 4k HDMI, 500GB hard drive, and finally a Blu-Ray optical drive. It will have two OS's, one for gaming and the other for apps. It will also have an updated Kinect sensor bar. Check out the new [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=Zxnx3W-HA18 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] for Call of Duty: Ghosts and decide for yourself if it's going to be worth the upgrade.
Every vision of the future I've seen had flying cars in it. Now the future seems to be getting a lot closer. Terrafugia is developing the TF-X Concept ($TBA) to be a flying car for the masses. They believe the TF-X will be statistically safer than driving your regular car. Some of the features expected will be air traffic, bad weather and tower-controlled airspace avoidance systems. Full take-off, flying, and landing on auto-pilot. And a full-vehicle parachute for emergency landings. The TF-X will carry four passengers and have a flight range of at least 500 miles.
The Summer of Beer and Whiskey ($20) is about Chris von der Ahe who knew so little about baseball it could be written on a postage stamp, yet his risked his life savings in order to found a franchise that would grow into the St Louis Cardinals. Despite this, the German born proprietor of a beer garden became one of the funniest and most important figures in the history of the game. Von der Ahe bought the team for one reason only; in order to sell more beer. He then played a part in gathering together a bunch of ragtag professional clubs in order to create a new, maverick league to mount a challenge to the haughty National League, this reinventing big league baseball that would appeal to and attract all classes of Americans. Then he helped gather a group of ragtag professional clubs together to create a maverick new league that would fight the haughty National League, reinventing big-league baseball to attract Americans of all classes. Sneered at as "The Beer and Whiskey Circuit" because it was backed by brewers, distillers, and saloon owners, their American Association brought Americans back to enjoying baseball by offering Sunday games, beer at the ballpark, and a dirt-cheap ticket price of 25 cents.
Inspired by mid 20th century mailbags, Porter has teamed up with Brown's Beach Jacket to create an inspired bag for your everyday carry. The Porter X BBJ Mailbag ($TBA) comes in a navy with tan trim or all black. It has enough room to store your camera and laptop gear. The bag is scheduled for release in September, but in the meantime you can get a close look at it online at Lost Hills. We'll update you with purchase details when we receive them.