Easily one of the most memorable and thought provoking movies of our time, Good Will Hunting ($5) was written by and starred the then unknown Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Throw in an Oscar winning performance from Robin Williams and Gus Van Sant at the helm and you have an outstanding movie that is enjoyed as much today as it was on its release an incredible 27 years ago. Matt Damon is Will Hunting, the MIT janitor with an uncanny gift for everything mathematical who receives help from a psychologist, Robin Williams, in order to discover which way his life should be heading. A must see movie whatever your age or gender.
The Nikelab Payaa ($100) is based on an old school silhouette. Based on the payaaqek, a minimalist alaskan boot, the Payaa exemplifies simplicity. The upper is made from a single piece of stretchy material, enclosed by a lacing system that provides a comfortable sock-like fit. The injected sole combines the midsole and the outsole. Additional features include heel support, leather insole, and foam collar for premium support. So if you're looking for a minimal shoe that stands out, this has got to be the pair for you.
If you're looking for a great set of inexpensive headphones for these coming holidays, then look no further than the Shure SRH145m+ Headphones ($49). For the price you get a set of headphones with 36mm drivers and neodymium magnets that can deliver rich deep bass and the full audio range with a frequency range of 25Hz - 18kHz. The cable features a inline remote and mic compatible with Apple iOS devices, and a nickel-plated 3.5mm stereo mini jack. Probably the biggest selling point for the SRH145M+ is the comfort. They sit on your head perfectly and feature padded speakers provide the highest level of comfort with minimal to no ear fatigue.
Andrew Zuckerman is following up his highly acclaimed Wisdom with Music ($37). He takes his unique photographic perspective into the world of music and gives us an amazing perspective into one of the oldest industries in the world. This book contains portraits of eminent artistes, musicians, composers, performers and producers from every genre you can imagine from country to rap. Everyone of them has had a huge impact on the world and give Zuckerman a glimpse into their world like we have never seen before. Music fans around the world will rejoice at this volume, and it is one of those you will be using as a conversation starter at every opportunity.
The soon to be released LEGO Star Wars Slave Ship ($199) is made from a whopping 2000 lego pieces. Sure to be a challenge for young and old alike. The completed model measures 7"H x 17"L x 14"W in landing mode and comes with 4 minifigures with weapons including: Boba Fett, Bespin Guard, Stormtropper, and Han Solo in carbonite. Additional features include a rotating cockpit and wings for flight and landing mode, dual shooters and hidden blasters, and a display stand to show off your finished work in the characteristic upright flight position. Lego is expected to start shipping these kits after the holidays on January 15th.