More and more people are showing an interest in astrology, and there is an increasing number of folks into the zodiak. Starsky & Cox' Sextrology ($20) aims to take this interest to a whole new level by both examining the different zodiac signs as well as the effects they have on our desires, fantasies and sexual tendencies. This is a book which is certain to kick off some fascinating conversations at the water cooler or round the coffee table.
At Muted we love things that are first designed well, minimal while maintaining function, handmade, and built to last longer than a lifetime. The Packbags by Farmer's Racer ($310) fit those qualifications perfectly. Farmer's Packbags are created by a single person from the cutting to the list stitch. The bags are made of 18oz waxed cotton canvas. A 1.5mm rubber sheet is added to the base, front and back of the bag, while the sides are left unlined to maintain pliability. The buttons on the bag are intelligent and the same ones used on marine tarpaulins. The bag comes with two small leather loops so that it can easily be used on a bike or motorcycle as a saddlebag. Backpack Slings ($26) are available so that it can be used as a backpack. Great design, minimally functional, handmade, and durable are great ways to describe a great bag by Farmer's Racer.
If you don't know Shinola, they're a manufacturing company out of Detroit who makes high-quality well-designed products. They've been known primarily for their watches and bikes, but now it looks like they're moving into clothing. Their latest release, the Shinola Men's Varsity Jacket ($424), has the feel of a more grown-up take on the American classic. Features include snap front buttons, leather-trimmed slash pockets, and rib knit collar, cuffs, and hem. Made in collaboration with Golden Bear Sportswear out of San Fran, Shinola's Varsity Jacket is sure to be a classic in its own right.
Want to burn up to 1000 calories per hour? Then you need to get one of these. The WaterRower is one of the best tools for burning off calories and getting in shape. Rowing is a full body workout and is one of the highest calorie burning exercises you can do. The WaterRower has something called a 'WaterFlyWheel' which emulates the dynamics of a boat moving across the water. The wave-like sound it creates is relaxing and feels like the real thing.
How would you like to create your own perfect Smartwatch? With all the features you want and none of the pointless battery eating filler? Well, the creatives at Blocks Modular Wearables ($TBA) are giving you just that! The standard model features all your basic features including GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It also comes with a stylish circular dial and powerful Snapdragon chipset. But of course, it doesn't end there. Thanks to Tateossian, you can enjoy a multitude of swap out modules. These include a heart-rate monitor or maybe a mobile payment system? The possibilities are endless, join the Smartwatch revolution!
Who said a bottle opener can't be an attractive appliance? Bottle openers come in many shapes and sizes, but few are what the majority would consider a stylish appliance until the Machined Magnetic Bottle Opener ($27) that is. Featuring built-in embedded magnets that actually prevent any bottle caps from falling to the ground (hey it's handy for the bottle cap collectors as well) this smart stainless steel appliance is sure to last ages and is sure to make an amazing addition to any bar.