The Glyph Personal Mobile Theater ($499) looks like a big set of headphones, but they're much much more. The Glyph is a mobile theater system. Using a simple HDMI input it can display anything in your library. The Glyph uses something they call a Virtual Retinal Display which utilizes one million micromirrors in each eye piece to reflect images directly to the back of the retina. The result is an image that is high def, clear, and immersive. You get none of the side effects of other near view screens like screen door effect, pixellation, nausea or disorientation. And when you're not using the screen, it flips out of the way and you just have a big set of headphones.
Mad Men: The Illustrated World ($12), is an engaging book that celebrates the life and times of the mad men of advertising that existed on Madison Ave in the early 60's. By turn, this book is kitsch, funny, wry and sophisticated. A full color volume that doubles as both a stand alone salute and a memento of a time when the golden age of advertising was ruled by slim suits, cocktails and prosperity. This is the only official Mad Men publication and is all about the time, not the TV show. A dream of a book that everyone will love.
OK, I know summer is just getting started, but you may want to take a look at Schott's Car Coat ($325) for when things start to cool down. If you're not familiar with Schott, they are an American icon. For over 100 years they've created beautifully crafted clothing, mainly geared towards the motorcycle community. Their Car Coat is a beautifully minimal coat made from Melton wool. It has a satin lining, with two inside and three outside pockets, and double zipper with button closure. The cut makes a nice fit for those with an athletic build, but it's roomy enough to allow for layers and sweaters.
The Bott XC1 Cafe Racer ($TBA) is the companies attempt at a modern sports bike with cafe racer aesthetics. The bike pushes a respectable 100 horses and features two fuel tanks. A top tank and one under the rear shock absorber. Both tanks together give you about 13 liters of fuel. You can have Bott build a complete cafe racer, or you can get it as a kit. They sell each part of the kit separately so you can buy just the parts you really want. No time yet when the bike will be ready, but Bott is providing updates on their website.
The Beautiful LEGO Book ($18) features dozens of artists and hundreds of pieces of art made from hundreds of thousands of LEGOs. The Beautiful LEGO Book is a compilation of stunning artistry ranging from lifelike replicas of everyday objects to famous monuments. The book also has interviews with the artists that take into their creative process. The Beautiful LEGO book is available for pre-order now. In the mean time check out some examples of the pieces featured in the book after the break.(more…)
Obtaining its unique style by associating the retro military look with updated fabrics, The Rodriquez Field Jacket ($1700), created exclusively for Bergdorf Goodman, is the essence of cool. The Rodriquez has a quilted front and arm panels. The knit features include sleeves, back, along with the zip-out hood in the collar. All of these features make this a beautiful transition jacket.