If you're interested in getting some cool aerial pictures without the worry of flying, then check out the LA100 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle by Lehmann Aviation ($1330). The LA100 is a fully autonomous drone. All you have to do is connect the battery and let it go. After about 5 minutes and a predetermined flight pattern the LA100 will return to you. The UAV flies at a height of about 300 feet and comes with everything you need except the GoPro camera. It weights about 2 pounds and has a wing span of roughly 36 inches. Check out this [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id=53551370 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] to see the LA100 in action.
Lavenham, an English clothing company, has been making quilted jackets for over 40 years. The AW13 line includes the Lavenham Raydon Jacket ($303). It's and urban take on their classic slim offerings and includes matching rib cuffs with contrasting sports stripes, a two-inch diamond quilt pattern, cord collar, press stud fasteners, and patch pockets. The jacket is available in forest green.
The SOG X GUNNY Fixed Blade Knife ($750) is one of those knives you don't know whether to hang on your wall or use as your go to knife. The fixed blade Gunny was co-designed by R. Lee Ermy, aka "The Gunny". It's handle is made from Cocobolo hardwood inlaid with stingray hide. The blade is 7" and made from VG-10 stainless steel. Along with your purchase you also get a walnut display case and handmade sheath.
The John Lennon Letters ($19) is a fascinating lifetime of letters from one of the most legendary musicians and songwriters brought together for the first time ever in this stunning collection. John Lennon was, quite simply, one of the world's greatest ever songwriters. The creator of such classics as 'Help!', 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamond', 'Strawberry Fields Forever', 'Imagine' and many more besides. It was in his personal correspondences however that Lennon really allowed his poetic personality to flow freely and unguarded. Now for the first time we get a chance to read those letters to friends, family, lovers and strangers through every point of his life. In turn informative, funny, poetic, wise and at time heartbreaking, these letters allow us access to the intimate thoughts of a man who was, quite simply, a genius.
I've been waiting on this for awhile. the Wood Smart Case for the iPad Air and iPad Mini by Grovemade ($79-$99) is finally out and it looks like a great quality product. The cases are made of lightweight bamboo and maple wood. The flexible bamboo cover is lined with soft Ultrasuede which keeps your screen free of scratches and dust and allows for three standing positions. Rare earth magnets keeps the cover in place while also enabling the automatic sleep and wake functions when you close or open the cover. All cases are made in Portland, Oregon from all natural products. (more…)
The Ti2 Para-Biner ($43+) is a new paracord multi-tool for everyday carry. The Carabiner is made from Grade 5 Titanium and comes in two options. Each option provides a flat head screwdriver and a can opener. The PB-5 ($43) provides 5 of the most common wrench openings, while the PB-7 ($64) provides seven wrench openings. The PB-7 also has a paracord pulley for block and tackle setups.