Everyone loves a good gangster movie, but when the director is Martin Scorcese and the cast include Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Joe Pesci, you know you are in for something special. Goodfellas ($5) looks at the Mob from a different angle; what it's like to actually be in the Mafia and the nuances brought about by the dark underbelly of these high end gangsters. Based on the book by Nicholas Pileggi, we follow the journey of Henry Hill, Liotta, as he works his way up through the Mafia hierarchy. An unforgettable experience for all movie fans.
The Devialet Phantom Implosion Speaker ($1990) measures 13.8 x 9.8 x 9.8 inches and has a frequency response of 16Hz to 25Hz. You can't get much better than this. Most stand alone subwoofers will only get you down to 20Hz. It weighs 35 pounds and operates anywhere from 750-3,000 watts. All of this while producing crystal clear sound with no saturation and no background noise. The Phantom integrates a dozen technological inventions based on 88 exclusive patents. You can combine two Phantom's, or even create a multi-room system. The system includes bluetooth, wi-fi, and optical to stream all your favorite tunes via your favorite services. The Phantom will be displayed at Apple stores starting this month, in case you want to hear it in person.
When hundreds of fans of facial hair strutted their fuzz at the World Beard and Moustache Championships held in Anchorage, Alaska, renowned photographer Matthew Rainwaters was on hand to capture the action, The result is, Beard ($10), a collection of portraits that feature the most stylish, the bushiest and the downright strangest beers adorning the faces of men from around the world. The photos are taken in such a raw, stark manner these awesome beards speak for themselves although is a few words alongside them from several of the leading competitors including Steven Ra$pa and his unique creation Prepostero.
They've been described as feeling like taking a walk on air, but surely just eliminating the possibility of painful blisters and looking absolutely boss would be enough? Talented specialists at Adidas launched their new line of ZX 8000 Boost shoes earlier this year to raving reviews, not surprising with its astonishing 'Boost' midsole and a Back to the Future retro vibe. The latest silhouette added to the Adidas line up makes a huge impact. The explosive adidas ZX8000 Boost 'Solar Red' ($190) is seriously hot, featuring a striking red upper with reflective detail, contrasting luxurious black suede toe and white EVA sole. Don't just imagine feeling ultra-comfortable and content on your next stride out, make it happen right now!
If you don't know Shinola, they're a manufacturing company out of Detroit who makes 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. Their 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 knit 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.
BoomCase is a Sacremento, CA. based company whose owner built the first BoomCase back in 1999 because he was sick of replacing 12 "D" batteries in his boom box. He's been building portable battery powered speaker systems ever since. BoomCases are handmade. Each one is one of a kind, so no two are alike. His latest offering is the Signal Corps By BoomCase ($575) that's made from a vintage US Army Signal Corps Frequency Meter box. Features include two 4" full-range speakers, two vintage dome tweeters, and a 50-watt amplifier. Frequency response is 70hz-20,000hz with a play time on a full charge of 18+ hours. Bluetooth is available for an additional $45. Check images of BoomCase's other offerings below.