Electric Watches ($175-$450) are a line of affordable watches for the adventurers in all of us. Electric watches come in three versions; Field Watch 01, Field Watch 02, and the Dive Watch 01.The Field Watch 01 starts at $175 and is the perfect everyday driving watch. It's Electric's modern take on the field watch. It has a 3 hand Japanese quartz movement, date, and a 40mm case with mineral crystal. The FW01 is water resistant down to 20 atm or 600 feet. The Field Watch 02 starts at $300 and is the bigger brother of the 01 with a case of 44mm. It has a 6 hand chronograph movement but includes a heavy duty case and custom brass hands on the dial.The Dive Watch 01 starts at $350 and is the largest with a 44.5mm case. The movement is a 6 hand japanese quartz chronograph with date. Additional features include a uni-directional rotating bezel and a water resistance rating of 30 atm or 900 feet. Each of the watches come with multiple band options including; woven polyester with contrast deco stitching, custom molded pu, or a stainless steel solid link bracelet with a double locking clasp. All black versions of the watches will be available in November.(more…)
Adam Rogers is Articles Editor at Wired and he's just released a book on the history and science of Booze. His book, Proof: The Science of Booze ($19) offers a glimpse into the processes associated with some of our favorite beverages. His journey takes us from the whiskey-making mecca of the Scottish Highlands to some of the most sophisticated gene-sequencing labs in the world. He delves into the physics, molecular biology, organic chemistry and even metallurgy and how they all impart the taste to that wonderful elixir.
Over the period of a decade, Malcolm Gladwell wrote three books which radically changed how we understand both ourselves and our world: Blink, Outliers and The Tipping Point. Considered by many to be the most influential and gifted journalist and author and journalist in modern America, Gladwell's unique ability to connect with his audiences who have vast and varied interests ensured that each became a phenomenal bestseller with a combined print of over ten million copies. Now his landmark investigations are brought together for the first time in Malcolm Gladwell: Collected ($80). This beautifully redesigned and repackaged version is fully illustrated and simply stunning.
Whether your personal favorite is Lost in Translation, Ghostbusters or Moonrise Kingdom, Bill Murray is a firm favorite of the modern screen and the heartbeat of many a DVD collection. Thrill Murray ($50) is an awesome collection of images which have been assembled in a wicked coloring book that the great man himself inspired. You can color him in any way you like, and ever go outside of the lines. This is one of the most fun coloring books you are ever going to get your hands on, and gives you the chance to join in with the kids and the crayons.
Advertising for the space AgeﾄZoom back in time to the 50s and 60s! Gleaned from literally thousands of images, Mid-Century Ads ($40) offers the very best of American's print advertising from the age known as the 'Big Idea'. At the very height of American consumerism every magazine was flooded with clever and innovative campaigns that were aimed at selling everything from guns to girdles. These are visual indicators of how the spirit of the 1950's and 1960's was dominated by colorful capitalism once Cold War concerns gave way to the carefree cigarettes and alcohol era of the Mad Men. This is an incredible book that can be described as an advertising time capsule and through the ads featured the face of America was changed forever.
The New BMW nineT Motorcycle ($18,000) was built to celebrate 90 years of the BMW Motorrad. The nineT harkens back to BMW's first motorcycle, by using a boxer engine like the one used in that bike. This Boxer is an 1170cc twin that produces 110 horses and 88 foot pounds of torque at 6000 rpm. This bike was made to be customized by either using BMW's line of genuine accessories and parts or your own custom made add-ons. The nineT is expected to be available in early 2014.(more…)