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.
We believe that every purchase is important, and should be well researched and contemplated. This applies to the items we carry with us everyday (EDC), whether it be your wallet, the case for you iPhone, or an emergency tool. The new Wood Inlay La Jolla wallet by Veos ($29) is a wallet worth consideration. The wallet is double plated and has an Elastomer band system that allows it to carry 1-8 cards. Its small size, only 3/4" longer than a credit and roughly the same width, makes it perfect for front, shirt or back pockets. Versions starting at $15 with a single plate and/or photo ID window are also available. Check out Veos' Kickstarter for additional information.
Looking for a beautifully crafted winter coat? Look no further than the Fox Fur Marschcoat by Todd Snyder ($1349). Before starting his own label, Todd had previously worked with such designers as Ralph Lauren, The Gap, and J. Crew. This particular coat is made from the finest materials available, such as 100% Italian wool, and a Japanese quilted nylon lining with a Finnish Silver Fox fur-lined hood. This coat comes in Grey with either an Orange or Navy lining.
Analog Motorcycles is just five years old, but they're already making a name for themselves in the bike customization arena. Started by Tony Prust out of Gurnee, IL, they've created some iconic bikes like our previous reviewed 1973 Yamaha RD350 S2RD. They've now released the beautifully streamlined Blue Baron By Analog Motorcycles ($TBA). The bike started its life as a 1958 BMW R50. The frame was completely de-tabbed and features custom made items like top triple, headlight ears, rear taillight, fender struts, tank emblems, battery tray and cover, and the entire seat bracket assembly. The engine was completely rebuilt and all electrical wiring and lighting are new. Every detail on the bike is perfect.
In reality, do you really want to carry a stand alone camera in order to get some descent pictures. Didn't think so. The Relonch APS-C iPhone Camera Case ($499) is in its pre-order stage and aims to provide magazine quality images for iPhone 5/6 users. The case features a full size APS-C sensor, a large aperture lens and a unique image processing algorithm. All of this allows you to make great pictures even in low light situations. All you have to do is slide your phone into the cases lightning jack and the camera automatically comes on. It even has a photo helper called 'Guru'. Just click the Guru button in the Relonch camera app and based on what's on your screen you'll get voice advice on how to create the best shot. Expected delivery is late 2015.
From the number one bartender in the U.K., who is also one of the leading authorities on the latest trend of "modernist mixology" comes The Cocktail Lab ($20), an awesome collection of 60 new and revolutionary cocktails. They all come from well known classics but by utilizing the very latest techniques and technologies from the molecular gastronomy movement they are taken to a whole new level. A great cocktail is way more than just a drink. It is the perfect combination of color, scent, taste and sound. Tony Conigliaro combines his many eclectic influences to give us a cocktail book like we have never seen, or tasted, before.