The Redux of the Great Gatsby is about to hit theaters, so it's time to dust off those 1920's shades or get a new pair from Warby Parker's 1922 Collection ($95). Their limited edition glasses are a modern take on the roaring 20's. Glasses have stainless steel frames with acetate detailing. You can get them with prescription lenses or as shades.
Whether you're actually looking to make a music video or you just want a camcorder that captures high quality video and audio the Sony HDR-MV1 Music Camcorder ($300) should fit the bill. The HDR-MV1 features full HD 1920 X 1080P video at 30 fps. It has a wide-angle 120-degree Carl Zeiss lens and can record web-friendly MP4 videos. For the audio you get a 120-degree external stereo microphone array that records 44.1kHz/16-bit LPCM or 48kHz/128kbps AAC formats. It also supports audio lip syncing.
Packed with both insightful text and gorgeous images, The Story Of Eames Furniture ($130) is a unique book that can only be described as the benchmark reference guide to what is, arguably, the most important and influential brand of furniture of modern times. It reveals in unbelievable detail just how Charles and Ray Eames, alongside with their team of hugely talented designers, worked on creating pieces that still sit atop the bestseller lists. A fabulous book that not only documents how these landmark designs in furniture were created, and the subsequent way their reputation spread, it also tells us how modernism became an established force in offices and homes across the globe.
From Simon Morris, comes Flyte: The Levitating Light ($249). Flyte combines magnetic levitation with induction, to float a light and power it through the air. So that your Flyte lasts a long time it uses energy-efficient LEDs, that are safe and never need to be replaced. And it is environmentally responsible by crafting a base which is made from sustainably sourced Ash, Oak, and Walnut.To get Flyte working just line up the center of the bulb with the center of the base. When the light comes on, let go. You can also turn the light on and off just by touching the base.But that's not all, when your not using your light, the base can be used to wirelessly charge electronics like your phone.The Kickstarter is going on now, so if you want your Flyte, check it out today.
Stop wasting money on cheap and tacky razors, instead invest in a limited edition Ursa Major Black Walnut Razor ($36). Expertly crafted using reclaimed black walnut for the handle each piece is just as unique as the first. Its beauty can only be matched by the quality of the blade, and is compatible with both Gillette and Venus offerings. The initial release sold out in the first two days, so grab one before they're gone for good!
I love little gadgets for the office and these little guys look real entertaining. Little Robot Friends ($50) are customizable robots that have their own personalities. They can sense the amount of light in the room, hear sound, detect touch and communicate with each other using infrared light. RGB LED lights combined with a 250mW speaker allow them to express their current moods, while settings on six resistor shoe laces give the little guys their personality and affect how they respond to different stimuli. The Kickstarter project is in progress.