Craft brewery's have come into their own in the United States. In 1975 there was only one, now there are over 2,300. Those brewery's are making hundreds of millions of dollars and make some of the best beer in the world. The Audacity of Hops ($14) is an amazing look into the world of these craft brewery's. The book is based on hundreds of interviews with some of the most influential people in the industry. It weaves these stories, and shows a revolution that beat formidable odds to become an American success story.
For those who love camping but hate roughing it, Vintage Teardrop Camping Trailers ($10,500+) may be just the ticket. These beautifully made trailers hold all of your gear, eliminate the need to setup a tent, you don't have to sleep on an uneven air mattress or sleep on the hard ground. Each Trailer sleeps two adults, are light and easily maneuverable. And don't worry if you can't afford one, they're available for rent.
Nike is at it again, with two new colorways for their much heralded, Nike Lunar Flyknit Chukka's ($160). The Dark Obsidian & Wolf Grey Flyknit Chukka's both have a wholly Flyknit upper with classic white soles. These are some of the most comfortable shoes that you will ever where. The upper expands with ever motion but still provides a snug secure feeling. Now the Chukka's are not made for the highest performance. These are more of a fashion statement. If you're looking for performance try NIke's Low-top Flyknit Runners. The shoes are now available for pre-order. Expected delivery is early June.
Staying in shape has never been easier. But don't stop there, the Big Rig Pedal Desk ($2000+) also puts your legs to other uses while you get some work done. It's handmade from welded steel frames, bicycle parts, and an optional generator. The generator can generate 100 watts of electricity, pump 5 gallons of water per minute, grind a variety of grains, or operate an air compressor. It can also operate almost any hand-cranked machine or small shop tools. So forget about that spin class and go for The Big Rig.
If you have an iPhone 5 and are looking for a luxury case, you'll want to consider the Truffol Signature iPhone Case ($TBA). Truffol is a Hong Kong based company that specializes in luxury technology accessories. Their iPhone 5 cases provide sleek design, top-end protection and the highest quality. The Signature cases are available in silver and navy. They come with an inner layer of polycarbonate for shock absorption and an Italian leather backing that is finished by expert craftsmen and just .4mm thin. The Truffol Signature cases are expected to start shipping in July.
Do not be confused by the title, Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope ($30) is the original Star Wars movie renamed after the three prequels were made. Nobody had ever seen anything quite like this movie when it was released a staggering 37 years ago and even with all the technology available today, there hasn't been a movie since that captured the imagination of the world in quite the same way. Luke Skywalker is a young would be Jedi Knight who teams up with a cocky pilot, a wookie and a couple of droids to save the empire from the evil clutches of Darth Vadar. There is also a damsel in distress, Princess Leia, to save along the way. Written and directed by the genius that is George Lucas, starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher and with a stellar line up of supporting actors, if ever a movie deserved to be called a classic it's this one.