Hard Graft makes beautifully crafted leather goods. There designs are a combination of old school and minimalism. Their iPhone 5 Back-up Case & Cover ($122) is no different. The beautifully crafted leather case, is made to wear gracefully with age. The wool cover is made for added protection while storing your iPhone when traveling. If you just want the case you can get it for about $76. So if you're tired of the standard plastic cases, the Hard Graft Back-up Case & Cover is a nice upgrade option.
The Spyderco Assist Black Blade ($84) is an emergency knife designed for professionals and civilians who need a tool that functions in unexpected, high-pressure situations. The blunt-tipped blade is made for slicing fibrous material like seat belts and ropes. The upper portion of the blade is made for smaller detailed cutting. When the blade is closed you can squeeze the blade past its natural resting position to activate the carbide tip at the base of the handle to break glass. Lastly, outlined in orange, along the spine of the handle is a safety whistle. Put everything together and you get a perfect tool for your EDC pack.
The Games That Changed The Game ($12) by Ron Jaworkski, takes and in depth look at seven games that changed the way football was and still is played today. Each of these games introduces new coaching schemes and ideologies whose impacts can still be felt. Each game is described quarter by quarter and key plays are described in detail with supporting diagrams. Some of the things you learn are how the West Coast offense came to life, how Buddy Ryans 46 defense was born, and profiles like one on Don Coryell, the father of the wide-open, "go-deep" passing blitzkrieg. If you love football, then this is a most have book for any collection.
The Ride ($48) is 320 pages of custom motorcycle heaven. The Ride features individuals and small & large shops that make some of the most sought-after products around the globe. You'll be able to see transformations of cheap plastic bikes into slick racers. It includes full-color photo galleries and technical details for each bike. The Ride utilizes a top notch lineup to bring this book to reality. Big names that include the likes of Cole Foster, Cafe Racer Dreams, classified Moto and Deus. If you're into custom bikes The Ride is for you.
Jay-Z has just released his fourth album since his much heralded retirement in 2003. Well when I say just released I mean if you're a Samsung Galaxy user you got it for free on the 4th. Samsung purchased 1 million copies to give away to its peeps. This upfront purchase has guaranteed that Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail ($14) will achieve platinum status before it was even available to the rest of us. Now whether or not Magna Carta is worthy of its new bling is going to be up to you.
The Paton S1 Strada ($22,000+) is a street legal racing bike with classic styling and modern tech. It features a 649cc, liquid-cooled twin paired with a 6-speed that pushes 72bhp. Weighing only 348 pounds, the S1 gets to 60mph in less than four seconds, with a top speed of 133mph. Additional features include adjustable forks, Ohlins adjustable shocks and Motogadget instruments.