Stephen Kenn, originally from Canada, moved to Los Angeles and the rest is history. His focus on designing denim, bags, accessories and furniture has culminated in the Stephen Kenn City Gym Sofa ($5000). The sofa's frame is made from welded steel with a marbled brown finish. Custom webbing belts, and leather straps secure the cushions which are made from re-purposed WWII military fabric.
Over 4 decades after its release, The Godfather ($9) tops many lists of those movies that everyone has to see at least once in their lifetime. The ultimate Mafia movie stars Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and James Caan and is directed by Francis Ford Coppola. It tells the story of Don Corleone, the aging patriarch of the mob who is transferring control of his empire to his son. Another movie that could never be removed, The Godfather is a classic in every sense of the word and has stood the test of time.
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 ($14) will achieve platinum status before it was even available to the rest of us. Now whether or not Magna Carta is worthy of its new bling is going to be up to you.
The Audi R8 all by itself is a fast machine, but with a little help from ABT it's now a screamer. The resulting ABT Audi R8 V10 ($TBA) has now gone from 525 hp to 600 hp and 550 foot pounds of torque. By tuning the 5.2 FSI engine the R8 can now go from 0-62 mph in 3.5 seconds and has a top speed of 198 mph. Additional ABT additions include, 19-inch wheels, an updated exhaust system, and new suspension springs that give the R8 a lower more agressive profile, and better handling. ABT adds power and styling to the R8 while staying consistent with Audi's vision.
Nothing will affect a parent more than the death of their child, and this thought provoking movie from 1990 tells a powerful tale. A Vietnam vet is mourning the death of his child while displaying a sever disassociation with everyone else. He tries to discover the truth behind his own past and to do this has to separate life and reality from his disillusionment and death dreams. With stunning performances from Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Pe–a and Danny Aiello, Jacobs Ladder ($5) is a powerful mix of drama and horror and Adrian Lyne does a fine job in the directors chair.
The Nike Air Footscape Desert Chukka QS ($219) is Nike's latest take on their classic woven chukka. This version has an all black woven upper that sits on an all white midsole. The midsole makes use of Nike's Freemotion Sole tech. Additional features include rubber outsole panels and a leather heel panel.