A celebration of the first time the mighty Mount Everest was conquered back in May of 1953. The Conquest of Everest ($28) gives exclusive access to some quite remarkable images and the personal archives of George Lowe, a legendary photographer and climber. He was the in the party who accompanied Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tensing Norgay on that landmark expedition but very little has ever been written about him previously. This book was published to celebrate on of the mans greatest triumph over nature, and it is something to treasure. The original photos get across the message of this epic expedition like words never could.
Jay-Z has just released his fourth album since his much heralded retirement in 2003. Well when I say just released I mean if you're a Samsung Galaxy user you got it for free on the 4th. Samsung purchased 1 million copies to give away to its peeps. This upfront purchase has guaranteed that Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail ($14) will achieve platinum status before it was even available to the rest of us. Now whether or not Magna Carta is worthy of its new bling is going to be up to you.
Nothing is more annoying than forgetting to get more toothpaste from the store and having to squeeze the last pearl from a thoroughly empty tube. The Alessi Toothpaste Buckle ($20) looks to make that task a lot appealing. The buckle was designed by Gabriele Chiave, and Lorenza Bozzoli, it's chrome plated and can be used not only for toothpaste but for food and cosmetic items.
FCR, is a French company that customizes bikes. Their latest is a Triumph Bonneville Scrambler by FCR ($TBA). Scramblers are bikes that are made to handle in a wide range of environments. They have high mounted exhaust pipes to cross streams, wider handlebars with a crossbar for stability and strength, and all-terrain tires for on and off roading. Basically everything else is stripped out. This Triumph has customized paint, Bespoke upholstery, a new suspension, handlebars, exhaust, Bellows Triumph forks and full black rims. Check out FCR's site for additional information.
Easily squeezable into a medium-sized rucksack these portable nylon Parachute Hammocks ($19) are an affordable luxury! Easy to set up and maintain this fantastic Parachute Hammock is exceptionally durable, making it ideal for camping holidays or for taking over a friends house. Capable of taking up to 150kgs it's no lightweight either. Pop one in the car and stop to enjoy life whenever the feeling takes you. Available in a choice of colors to suit you.
Oh Alice B. Toklas, you could have learned so much from Stoner's Delight ($12), a cannabis cookbook bursting with mouth watering marijuana munchies. Whether you fancy Space Muffins for breakfast, Cannabis cupcakes for lunch or Hash Brownies for dinner, there has never been an easier way to fill your day with stoner snacks. Of course you need some drinks to wash them down, and there are also plenty of inventive teas, hot chocolates and delicious cocktails that are both easy to make and great for sharing. Anyone who wants to combine their love of the green with their love of food needs this book in their kitchen.