OK, so you just picked up your new extra large iPhone 6 or Samsung and don't really have enough room in pockets to hold everything, well Hard Graft has just answered your payers with the release of their new Hard Graft Phone Pack ($352). The phone pack measures 10" x 5.9" x 1.37" and is the perfect size to fit your usual everyday carry. The main compartment is big enough for your phone, charger, wallet and small items. It can even fit an iPad mini. Two inside pockets give you a spot for your smaller items. The pack itself is made from canvas on the front, a premium leather back, and a two-toned leather strap. If you need something a little bigger check out their Wool Flat Pack.
The Harutzim House by Sharon Neuman Architects ($TBA) is a great example of the popular open floor plan. The problem with older more traditional homes is you usually end up with an unused living room and dining room. With modern families it makes more sense to incorporate the eating areas and the living room into a larger main or great room. The main room in the Harutzim house features an open kitchen with lounge area to the side, access to the outside, two eating areas, and a large family room for entertaining . Hidden behind the cabinets behind the central couches is a desk area. Pretty much everything a modern family.(more…)
The worst thing is to bring your bluetooth speaker with you on an outing and realize you forgot to charge it or that your batteries are dead. In comes the Eton Rugged Rukus ($100). The Rukus is a solar powered, bluetooth enabled speaker. As long as there's sun you have music and when it gets dark the Rukus has an internal lithium battery to keep you going. It can be charged via solar panels or a micro USB. The battery will last over 8 hours when fully charged. And don't worry about a little abuse. The unit can withstand drops from 1 meter and is water resistant. So whether you want tunes for a camp fire or your hitting the trails, the Rukus will be able to provide the tunes.
Too many movies sugar coat things and make it look unrealistic. Drugstore Cowboy ($8) is not one of those movies. Directed by Gus Von Sant and starring Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, and James LeGros, this movie is a realistic road film about a drug addict's life, his 'family', and the group's inevitable downward spiral into crime. Men who prefer the more realistic movies will appreciate the brilliance of this movie because it doesn't gloss over anything or rely on unrealistic expectations on the part of the audience. This is something that sets it apart from other movies of this genre and helps it continue to be relevant today.
The Eva Solo To Go Grill ($207) allows you to easily grill anywhere you want to. Whether it be on the beach, in the woods on a camping trip, or on your balcony. The Eva Solo is perfect for smaller dishes like seafood, shish kabob, or a couple of burgers or steaks. All the pieces you need are easily transported in the grill and when you're all done the coal bucket can easily be emptied and the grill easily cleaned.
The Devialet Phantom Implosion Speaker ($1990) measures 13.8 x 9.8 x 9.8 inches and has a frequency response of 16Hz to 25Hz. You can't get much better than this. Most stand alone subwoofers will only get you down to 20Hz. It weighs 35 pounds and operates anywhere from 750-3,000 watts. All of this while producing crystal clear sound with no saturation and no background noise. The Phantom integrates a dozen technological inventions based on 88 exclusive patents. You can combine two Phantom's, or even create a multi-room system. The system includes bluetooth, wi-fi, and optical to stream all your favorite tunes via your favorite services. The Phantom will be displayed at Apple stores starting this month, in case you want to hear it in person.