Slim Timber is run by a husband and wife who make wood products. Their latest endeavor is a wood watch called "The Slab" ($165). The Slab uses a Miyota 8215, an automatic mechanical movement that is also used in watches like Invicta and Citizen. It will run up to two days when not in use. The remainder of the watch is made from stabilized maple or seven-ply maple skateboard wood. The Slab is water resistant to 5 ATMs, so it's OK for swimming and showers, but not for diving or snorkeling.
For a pair of sneakers with a difference, take a look at the uber-cool Jordan Eclipse “Elephant Print” ($110). A deceptively simple design, there’s an ice-white midsole contrasting starkly against the light mesh wolf-grey uppers. The famous Jumpman logo can be seen on both the tongue loop and again on the heel. With matching grey laces and an unusual elephant print on the upper, you can be certain that this pair of sneakers are going to be one of the hottest things to hit the shelves.
Back in 1935, the founder of DC Comics Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published the first edition of New Fun, the first ever comic book that boasted brand new and original material. This was at a time when comic books were considered to be just repositories for those cast off newspaper strips. The intent of this was to be a disposable children's media but it actually became the 20th century's very own mythology. 75 Years Of DC Comics ($195) is the singularly most comprehensive book on the legend that is DC Comics, released to tie in with their 75th birthday. There are so many gems packed inside here it becomes a must have book for everyone.
The Stainless Steel Moonshine Still ($250) allows you to make spirits in the comfort of your home. The kit is constructed entirely of 304 stainless steel and will yield 7-12 ounces of liquor depending on the percentage of your alcohol. Most stills are either too big, unwieldy and complicated or too small. Producing barely enough alcohol for a shot. This moonshine still is a perfect size and everything you need to get started is included.
You'll be hard pressed to find a better view on the planet. The Mirador House By Gubbins Arquitectos ($NFS) is located in Tunquen, Chile and is located on a cliff with amazing ocean views. Designed for a Parisian lawyer, the summer house is comprised of two terraces that open up to a large meeting space which feature both views of the sea and the countryside. Center room is a double height area that you exit via a spiral-staircase, which takes you to the roof terrace.
The MV Agusta Brutale Dragster 800 ($18,000) is a beast of a bike that is built for speed. It features a 798cc triple-cylinder engine that puts out 125 horses at 11,6000 rpm while weighing a mild 368 pounds. MV's MVICS allows you to choose between sport, normal, rain, and custom driving modes, while eight levels of programmable traction control, shift-assist, and ride-by-wire throttle add to the riding pleasure. All this goodness sits on two Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires, a fully adjustable Marzochhi front suspension, and an adjustable Sachs rear shock. You can get the 800 in either White or Matt Metallic Grey.