Every guy needs at least one bag. And that bag happens to be your classic duffel or gym bag. Whether you're taking a weekend trip or heading to the gym this is the bag you need. The Defy Ultimate Gym Bag in Camo ($110) just lets you do it in style. This bag is made from denier ballistic strength cordura fabric and is lined with 1.9oz coated ripstop nylon. It's also big enough to carry all of your essentials coming in at 19" wide x 12" tall x 12" deep. There's also an extra inside picket for your smaller gear.
I love minimal homes. The Montebar Villa ($NFS) is a perfect representation of pre-fab and minimal done right. The Montebar is a prefabricated wood house situated facing the Swiss Alps. JM say, "a privileged position with sunlight during the four seasons. A magical place where the silence is alternated with the gentle chimes of cows at pasture in the distance." Sounds like heaven. Local building codes dictated that every home must have a dark gray pitched roof. Based on this requirement, they designed cladding that also matched the roof creating a homogeneous design with a monolithic aspect. The interior of the home features a main living area, three bedrooms, a study, two baths, a laundry room, technical room, pantry, and storage areas. The two kids bedrooms are double height with lofts that house beds and TVs.
Kalifornia ($9) has reached cult status and is still one of the most talked about movies ever made. It tells the tale of a pair of journalists who, along with two companions, are touring the sites where serial killers struck. What they don't know, however, is that they actually have one in their midst. Starring Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis and Kathy Larson and directed by Dominic Sena, Kalifornia is a gripping crime drama that will have you glued to the screen.
Skulls ($22) is a spellbinding and surprisingly beautiful exploration of over 300 different kinds of animal skulls ranging from amphibians and birds through fish to reptiles and mammals. Skulls was written by Simon Winchester, the New York Times bestselling author and was produced in collaboration with Touch Press and Theodore Gray, the two genius' behind Solar System and The Elements. The story of skulls, as told by Winchester, is both rich and fascinating. We look at both animal and human skulls from every possible perspective; biological, historical, iconographic and historical. We have found this book to be both enlightening and riveting, and is one of those where you keep opening it, finding something different and wanting to share it.
Titan Black out of the United Kingdom customize some of the world's finest timepieces. They specialize in DLC coating and watch face adjustments. Their latest customization is a Rolex Dayton Stealth Watch by Titan Black ($25,000) that's been customized with their DLC process, a black dial with Luminous Marker, and laser engraving. The Dayton features an automatic chronometer movement, 44 jewels, 39mm case, and water resistance to 100m.
TSOVET is known for bridging the gap between engineering excellence, and California's surf culture. Their new collection, TSOVET X End Watches ($200-$400) are based on TSOVET's love for avionic instruments, and precision designed equipment that were vital to the pilot. The collection features pieces made from 316L stainless steel, scratch-resistant crystals with clean lines and utilitarian coated dials. If you're in the market for a less expensive minimalistic piece these watches would me a great place to start.