I love minimal. This famous quote by Albert Einstein is one of my all time favorites, "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler". The Radius V2 iPhone Case ($70+) is a perfect example of simplicity done right. The Radius offers barely there, but effective protection for your iPhone 5, 5s, 6 and 6 plus. It's light and you don't have to worry about negatively impacting your signal. You can get it in six styles, including All Slate, Red & Slate, Red & Polished, All Polished, Gold, and Special Edition Titanium. Check out the drop test below and the difference styles.
The Bolex D16 Cinema Camera ($3300) is the first digital camera to shoot RAW at an affordable price. The feel of the D16 emulates the classic 16mm cameras while providing a stunningly detailed image that gives your videos an amazing organic look. The camera features a Super 16mm sized CCD sensor, 12 stops of dynamic range, 12-bit CinemaDNG raw format recording, 24-bit 96 kHz sound, an internal SSD for buffering and backup, and a 4 hour battery. Outputs include dual CF card slots and USB 3.0. It also has the ability to use interchangeable lenses so you can use standard Bolex C-mount lenses or your own.
Stutterheim makes really really good raincoats. They're so good functionally and stylistically that they are the last raincoat you will ever need. Each Stutterheim Raincoat ($315-$735) is handmade and signed by the seamstress who made it to guarantee that no detail is overlooked. Also the design is kept intentionally minimalistic, there are no extra straps or buckles hanging from this coat. You get only the features necessary to make this one of the best raincoats ever. You get a rubberized cotton fabric with cotton lining, ventilated gaps under the arms, and taped hand stitched seams for 100% water and wind proofing.
If you want the best garbage can in the world for your home, the offerings from Vipp would definitely be on your short list. Now the Danish design company have taken their philosophy and applied it to their newly developed get away house, the Vipp Shelter ($580K).The Vipp Shelter is a 600 square foot dwelling, made from stainless steel and glass, which has taken the best of mid century modern aesthetics and modernized them.When you purchase the shelter, it will be delivered to your location in two containers and assembled on site. It comes fully furnished, includes lighting, a working kitchen, dishes and glassware, a sleep loft with a bed, outdoor shower and fireplace.I absolutely love the idea of the Vipp Shelter but $1000 per square foot is a little steep. I'd love to see Ikea put their spin on this and come out with something comparable, but a lot more affordable.
The Lost Beatles Photographs ($20) from Larry Marion is a milestone book for all those who collect rock and roll stuff. The largest ever trove of never seen before photographs gives us a glimpse at the fab four's earliest tours of America in the 1960's. Selected from an outstanding cache of behind the scenes, intimate images captured by Bob Bonis, their US tour manger, we see for the first time the youthful, human side of John, Paul, George and Ringo. This is a one offer that gives us a priceless window into the greatest band in the history of music's off stage personalities. A must have for any fan.
A word of warning to all this thinkers, poets, artists and misfits: Soulpancake ($13) is not just a book, it is a movement that chews on the big questions in life. The side effects of reading this book include changing how you think about what being human means. Consider yourself warned. Somewhere through the time, chewing over Life's Big Questions became very uncool. Luckily for us Rainn Wilson, Dwight Schrute in The Office on NBC, along with a bunch of his buddies, is on a mission to change this. Based on the hugely popular website of the same name, Soulpancake aims to get people really thinking about the world amongst them, and is the book we have been waiting for.