Shinola out of Detroit makes beautifully hand crafted products. Whether it's their watches, bicycles or leather goods there is a huge attention to detail in everything they do.The Shinola Runwell Di2 Limited Edition Bicycle ($4500) features an American-made lugged steel frame and forks with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting and Alfine hydraulic brakes, which give you incredible performance and braking benefits.And not to worry when riding at night because they've got you covered. The Supernova E2 Pro is an extremely bright light controlled via an LED control panel that gives you on-demand lighting. You also get Shinola's limited edition aluminum front rack for carry all of your essentials. Because this is an extremely limited edition each bike is built to order and the current expected shipping date is March 2014.
The new Kickstarter by Joe Carabetta and Even Merz adds a motor to your longboard in under a minute. The Kickr ($299) is made up of a battery enclosure that attaches to your deck with two straps, a motor assembly, and a throttle pad built into the strap that controls the motor. Once the Kickr is attached just kick off and step on the throttle pad. Top speed is 20 mph and it wil go six miles between charges. If you have a longboard and want to kick up its fun value, the Kickr may be the ticket.
Anyone with a smartphone will most likely at some time or other have screamed out the title of this book. Subtitled Sh#@ Your Phone Says, Damn You, Autocorrect ($13) pays homage to the autocorrect that seems to please its darned self when you are trying to send a text message. Jillian Madison is a pop-culture blogger who knows exactly how we all feel and this book is packed with submissions from the readers of her hugely popular website. Laugh out loud.
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.
Bates Masi is a New York based architecture firm. If you looking for the best American Architects you need look no further than Bates Masi. The house pictured is a 2000 sq ft. weekend retreat on 1.5 acres for a New York interior designer and a DJ. They completely gutted a 1960's kit house to get the final product you see. The exterior is dark stained cedar siding. The interior walls and the cabinetry were also resurfaced in the reclaimed barn wood. You can get more information on their website.
The feature of this outfit is the J. Crew Secret Wash Shirt In Faded Gingham. Because we're trying to get as much milege as possible from our white jeans, we've brought them into the mix along with our khaki canvas vans and a batch of accessories.1. Shirt: J. Crew Secret Wash Shirt In Faded Gingham ($60) 2. Denim: J. Crew 770 Japanese Selvedge Jean In White ($193) 3. Shoes: Vans For J. Crew Canvas Authentic Sneakers ($60) 4. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban RB3025 Aviator Sunglasses ($165) 5. Wallet: Hardgraft Bi-fold Wallet Natural ($115) 6. Watch: Uniformwares C40 Watch ($800) 7. Belt: J. Crew Braided Leather Belt ($55) 8. Tote: Mismo Large Shuttle Tote ($215)