Okay, now you will be forgiven for thinking the last thing the world needs is yet another flavored vodka, and you are about to be proved right by reading Boozehound ($15). The well known raconteur and spirits writer Jason Wilson brings together a unique mix of the history of spirits, a recipe collection and a travelogue in this awesome book. Boozehound also digs deeper to discover the origins of our favorite drinks as well the, often surprising, reasons behind the choices we make. In reference to today's colorless, odorless and it has to be said tasteless spirits, Jason champions the Old World liquor with unique, hard to define flavors. A great book for anyone bored with what is on offer in their local bar.
If you're tired of losing keys or just from having them jingling in your pocket then one of the crafty M&U Co. Pendulum Key Hook ($20) is perfect for you. Stylish and functional this solid brass wire features a soldered end cap for durability. Designed to hold up to 6 keys in one tidy little stack with a secure spring mechanism to hold them in place you never have to worry about losing one again.
Best Book of the Month on Amazon, Barnes & Noble Booksellers' Pick, iTunes/iBookstore Best Book of the Month. These are just a few of the critical acclaims which have been heaped upon A Curious Man ($18), the marvelous and compelling biography of the enigmatic cartoonist Robert "Believe It or Not" Ripley. This globetrotting millionaire went onto win international fame and acclaim by celebrating the strangest oddities in the world and through is outrageous showmanship he taught how it was possible to believe the unbelievable. Neal Thompson is the acclaimed biographer who brings us the fascinating tale of Ripley's life which is the classic American fairytale. The bucktoothed, painfully shy Ripley had a great appreciation of the world's greatest curiosities, and the book that looks at the man behind this phenomenon is outstanding.
Supreme has just dropped another collaboration and this one is for a good cause. The Comme des Garcons Shirt X Supreme SS14 ($TBA) collection features the late New York City Skateboarder Harold Hunter. The pieces in the collection include a Reversible Varsity Baseball Jacket, button-down shirts, a pullover hoodie, a reversible crusher, Vans, and much more. As part of the release Supreme made a donation to the Harold Hunter Foundation. Pieces are available at their New York store and will be online some time today.
Haven is offering a new release from NB. The New Balance M996PD ($145) is their latest take on an old silhouette. The shoes are made in the U.S. and feature a pig skin, suede and mesh upper, while the colorway offers a contrasting blue and red overlaid on a soft grey and tan. These shoes would be perfect with your favorite pair of jeans or khaki's.
If the Nike Lunar Presto Strata Grey weren't your cup of tea then you might just take a shine to the new Nike Lunar Presto Newsprint Blue Hero ($100). These Lunars are still made with a light-weight mesh upper and flywire lace cage, but they now sport a darker more laid back newsprint/blue hero colorway with speckled midsole. The combination allows this show to be worn with almost anything.