Sandro Miller is one of the top photographers in the world. His latest work takes us into the many faces of John Malkovich. What they've been able to accomplish together is simply magical. In the series, Sandro pays homage to the greatest photographers of all time, by having John model their most iconic portraits. You can tell through Johns presence in each of the photos, how he became one of the most acclaimed actors of our time. And you can tell from the technical and artistic intricacies executed in each photograph by Sandro why he is the best in his field. Everything from the lighting, mood and composition retell the each of the brilliant images flawlessly.
Nike has just made it much easier to step out in style this winter. The Nike Air Force 1 Duckboot in "Dark Loden" & "Anthracite" ($170) was made to keep you dry in the sloppiest of weather. The boot features a water-shield technology to protect your feet from the elements. A soft, insulated lining keeps you warm in colder conditions, while aggressive lugs on the outsole help keep your footing on slippery surfaces. Keep your sneaker game in check even in the worst conditions this winter with the Nike Air Force 1 Duckboots. The Dark Loden are pictured above, check out the Anthracite after the break.(more…)
The Trinity One Coffee Brewer ($195) is a minimalist appliance that combines multiple brewing methods into a single device. With the Trinity, you can make coffee via the standard pour over method, by the press method from using the included weighted press cylinder, or via cold brew. The Trinity is made from high-quality stainless steel and black walnut and is so beautiful you'll want to keep out on your counter as a show piece.The Trinity One got its start as a Kickstarter campaign last summer, and as it heads into production, they are in the final days of taking pre-orders. During this period, you can save 30% off of the Trinity's retail price. So make sure you check out their website in the next five days to get the savings.https://vimeo.com/153662944
Do yourself a favor and read Ryan Barr's About page. Life rarely follows a straight path and Ryan's path is no different. Ryan sells beautifully crafted leather goods on his site and his Whipping Post Vintage Messenger Bag ($265) fits that description perfectly. The bag is 100% vegetable tanned leather. It has a padded laptop pouch lined in suede, a back newspaper pouch, an adjustable padded strap, and finally a key lanyard. The bag harkens back to the old postal working bag, but has a leaner more streamlined feel. Great design, great leather, and great hardware, make this bag a must have.
The Parkside Wimbledon House ($CALL) was built in 1968 by Richard Rogers as a home for his parents. It revolutionized the idea of bringing the outdoors inside. Parkside features floor to ceiling windows throughout which creates an open plan that brings the garden inside. The house was recently renovated by Gumuchdjian Architects in order to house two Harvard fellows. Three-quarters of the building's frame was replaced, all of the joineries was refurbished, and the garden was completely redesigned. Through it all the property still holds on to its light and airy feel.
The Art of Betrayal: The Secret History of MI6 ($26) takes you from the Congo to Berlin and from the London back streets to Moscow. These are the incredible stories of those agents who were made up the front lines of British intelligence. The truth is, as often is the case in situations such as this, way more remarkable than any fictional tale could be. In the 100 years since its inception MI6 has long been cloaked in mystery and secrecy and shrouded in myths. Our understanding of what it is like to be a British spy is what we have learned through the writings of John le Carr_ and Ian Fleming. Now Gordon Corera provides an unprecedented and unique insight into this most secret of worlds. We can not put this book down.