Grovemade continues to produce amazing products and their new line of Grovemade Walnut and Maple iPhone Cases and Docks ($99) continue their hitting streak. The new products are made from either Oregon Black Walnut or Eastern Hardrock Maple, hand-sanded and finished with a natural oil and wax blend. If you have the older iPhone versions you're out of luck, these new cases only fit the iPhone 5/5s.
If you're looking for an affordable selvedge jean then you have to look at one of my favorites the J. Crew 770 Raw Selvedge. It has a slim cut but offers a little more room in the thighs for a comfortable wear when you're going to be doing a lot of walking around town.1. Shirt: J. Crew Nautical-Striped Heathered T-Shirt ($40) 2. Denim: J. Crew 770 Raw Selvedge Jean ($175) 3. Shoes: Converse 70s All-Star in Mono White ($70) 4. Tote: Mismo Large Shuttle Tote ($215) 5. Wallet: Tanner Goods Utility Bifold Indigo Two Tone ($105) 6. Sunglasses: Warby Parker Jennings Sunglasses ($95)
The elegant Kirchplatz Residence by Open Office ($NFS) once started life as a farmhouse first built in the mid 1700s. Until the creative team of designers at Open Office renovated it and repurposed the space into a series of executive offices. But it doesn't end there, it also serves as a local community meeting area and also links an adjacent residence. Its light and airy feel is further elevated by crisp white walls, mid century modern minimalist furnishings and a selection of floor to ceiling windows
The Bootlegger Modular Pack System ($50+) provides the adventurer with the right pack whatever the activity. The Bootlegger is a 4 piece system that includes a Super-Tramp suspension system, a long with 3 pack options. The packs include the Hopper Day pack, a no non-sense pack for everyday use. The Scrimshaw Dry Pack, a fully submersible bag for your wettest activities. And the Torpedo Pack which includes a hydration system for trail running, cycling, and hiking. The pack system comes in two colorways Orbit (Orange/Black) and Eclipse (Black/Gold). You can get all the packs for $180 or start with the Torpedo and suspension system for $50.
Microsoft has just revealed that it will be jumping into the virtual reality game. Microsoft will partner with well-known tech brands like Asus, Dell, and Lenovo to create Microsoft Partner VR Headsets ($299) which will utilize the Windows 10 Creators Update expected to be released next year. The headsets will start at $299 and move up.The headsets are expected to be introduced in December with a release date sometime in spring 2017.No specs are currently available but the headsets will utilize technology from Microsoft's HoloLens project which will enable the headsets to work without a complicated setup like Oculus Rift which requires external sensors placed throughout the room. The headset will include six degrees of freedom and inside-out tracking internally.Now don't expect an Oculus Rift experience for $299. More than likely you'll have to upgrade to a much higher price point to get the same experience as Oculus Rift.
Nike is at it again, with two new colorways for their much heralded, Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka's ($160). The Dark Obsidian & Wolf Grey Flyknit Chukka's both have a wholly Flyknit upper with classic white soles. These are some of the most comfortable shoes that you will ever where. The upper expands with ever motion but still provides a snug secure feeling. Now the Chukka's are not made for the highest performance. These are more of a fashion statement. If you're looking for performance try NIke's Low-top Flyknit Runners. The shoes are now available for pre-order. Expected delivery is early June.