Kwikset has developed a Bluetooth wireless lock called Kevo ($TBA). Kevo comes with some pretty cool features. The lock allows you to use your smartphone or tablet to unlock or lock your door. The idea is fairly straightforward; the lock uses Unikey, it pairs with your headset via Bluetooth, using an app on your smartphone you just tap the deadbolt and the lock opens or closes. If you don't have a smarthphone, a small device is available for your keychain. The cool thing is if your smartphone is in your pocket the Kevo will lock/unlock with just a touch. No more searching for your keys. Pricing and availability are still pending.
HUF is clothing made by skateboarders for skateboarders. HUFs new 2013 clothing line contains pieces that feature the well-known cannabis print. The HUF Leaves Black Tee ($30) is a custom fit tagless 100% cotton t-shirt. The print on the back represents the HUF brand and the front pocket has a single cannabis leaf print. Hoodies are also available with the same print.
Hudson Made operates and supports businesses in the Hudson Valley in New York. Their Hudson Made: Worker's Soap ($16) is an artisanal product that provides folks who work with their hands a heavy-duty clean. The soap contains a natural pumice which makes it perfect for scrubbing those tough spots. The scent is made up of hints of tobacco, cedar, and patchouli. The Worker's soap will leave your hand soft and ready for the next big project.
If you love Star Wars and working out, then we have some cool gear you're going to want to see. The guys over at Onnit have a new collaboration with Star Wars and will be releasing a new line of workout equipment. My favorites out of the collection are their Onnit X Star Wars Kettlebells ($150). They feature three characters from the franchise and each has a different poundage. Darth Vader ($200) is 70lbs, the Stormtrooper ($180) is 60lbs, and Boba Fett ($150) is 50lbs. Each kettlebell is meticulously sculpted, cast in black iron and covered in a chip resistant coating. Enabling them to withstand the most punishing workout you can throw at them. Nothing like being able to get your sweat and your geek on at the same time.
Tubes, wheels, folds, grooves and twists, pasta comes in hundreds of different shapes and every one of them has it own unique beauty, history and place on the table. For centuries now these shapes have further developed amongst the cornucopia that is Italian cuisine, and if you what flavors relate best to what shaped then you have the secret formula for good taste, In The Geometry of Pasta ($18) we find more than 100 authentic recipes courtesy of the esteemed chef Jacob Kenedy paired up with designs from the the award winning designer Caz Hildebrand. This combination reveals the culture, science and philosophy which exists behind these spectacular pasta dishes that have a history as old as Italy itself.
Nigel Cabourn loves military clothing, and his latest Jacket pays homage to his extensive collection. The Taped Ventile Cameraman jacket by Nigel Cabourn ($1329) is full of authentic military details. The jacket is made from Ventile cotton. Ventile cotton has no coating or lamination. It's a natural product which is waterproof, windproof and doesn't easily tear. Additional features include natural horn buttons, US Military edition Metal clip closure, plus an adjustable hood with waxed drawstrings.