Directed by Abel Ferrara and starring Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, and Paul Calderon, the Bad Lieutenant ($7) is a story of crime and redemption. It follows the path of a corrupt police detective from New York, who is addicted to women, gambling and crack, as he investigates the rape of a young nun. He does his best to change his corrupt ways, find forgiveness and change his life around. If you love gritty crime dramas you will love the Bad Lieutenant which tries to show that everyone deserves a second chance and that no one is a lost cause, no matter what their story.
If you live a nice casual bike ride on the weekends and also love craft beers, then you can have your cake and eat it too. The Meriwether Leather Bike Growler Carrier ($95) lets you take your favorite beverage with you on your bike outings. So when you get to your destination you can relax with some awesome suds. The growler carrier is handcrafted from vegetable tanned leather and can be attached to seat hooks or directly to the post.
The fashion designer Nigel Cabourn and the Japanese stationary company, Midori, have gotten together to create a unique traveler's notebook. The Nigel Cabourn x Midori Army Edition Traveler's Notebook ($121) is a passport sized notebook that includes a leather binding with the British military broad arrow symbol embossed on the front, and a removable pen holder.
Playing chess makes you smarter, period. But that doesn't mean you have to play on an ordinary chess board. Umbra and Designer Adin Mumma have created the Wobble Chess Set ($265) that offers a beautiful design aesthetic while providing you with the exercise you brain needs. The chess board features minimally design pieces with simple curves. Each piece is made from stained beech wood and has a weighted metal base that allows it to wobble. The pieces sit on a walnut?and maple board with curved squares that hold the pieces in place.
Vyacheslav Mishchenko 'Slava' is one of the best up and coming nature photographers. His two passions are mushrooms and photography. When he's able to combine both, he's in haven. Slava's Mushroom Photographs ($50-$225) are available on his website in many different formats including; canvas gallery wraps, premium art paper prints, framed prints, acrylic prints, metal prints, and mini canvases.
"Early in the morning, when I am somewhere between dreams and reality, the camera’s viewfinder creates a sense of presence in some incredibly beautiful and mysterious world."
These are the words of someone who truly loves what they do. Check out the photos below and support Slava by grabbing one of his beautiful prints.
Chad Berkey is the head barkeep at Aero club Bar in San Diego. The Aero boasts over 900 different kinds of whiskey so Chad's experience runs deep. He is here to get your whiskey game in order with his newly released, The North American Whiskey Guide From Behind The Bar ($10). The whiskey guide contains over 250 whiskey reviews, an historical background of each type and some of the best recipes around. By the end you'll be able to make expert recommendations, understand the subtle differences between brands, and know which bottle best fits any occasion. It has everything you need to become your local whiskey expert.