Stephen Kenn, the world renowned designer, has come out with the perfect travel companion for the coming holidays. The Stephen Kenn Travel Cocktail Kit ($275) comes with a canvas and leather carrying pouch and incudes 9 empty bottles, mixing spoon and a detailed book with instructions on how to pack the kit for different types of trips. It also includes 15 different cocktail recipes created by the men behind some of the world's best cocktail bars.
The Bal house by Terry and Terry Architecture Firm ($TBA) is a beautifully designed 2000 sq ft ranch in Menlo Park, CA. The house was created for a retiring couple who required space which was easily accessible. It has two areas, a bedroom wing and a main living area, which are connected by a transparent hallway. The hallway provides views to the garden, and extends all the way into the core of the house. We love smaller modern homes that show what right sizing is all about.
If you're in to modern cooking, then you may want to to take a look at the Vapshot Shot Vaporizer ($700). It turns a shot into a cloud of vapor that you inhale through a straw. Alcohol taken this way kick starts your buzz and effects you almost instantly. The bonus is that it's real simple to use. Just put your favorite liquor into the machine, inject the mixture into the Vapshot serving bottle, twist to pop the top and you've got a cloud of vapor that's ready to go. You can get the Vapshot mini in two finishes; white and stainless steel. The stainless steel version runs about $100 more.
The Autoxscape 3-in-1 Car Emergency Tool ($60) is the perfect addition to any glove box or the perfect gift for a loved one to add a little extra piece of mind. It's constructed with military-grade aluminum so it will last for generations. It is also fully waterproof and features a textured rubber handle that improves the grip in wet and cold environments. The Autoxscape includes a high-powered 50 lumen LED flashlight, a seatbelt cutter, and a window punch. The window punch is made from tungsten steel and can easily break any tempered car window.
Inspired by Japan's hand-forged Samurai Swords the Samurai Bike ($16K+) shares a lot of the same skilled craftsmanship. Boasting a 100% titanium frame which has integrated forks and handle bars for added strength and features skilled Edikan welding. This unique technique works by welding fan-shaped pieces together, just like a Samurai's armor! This exclusive high-end Samurai Bike offers a smooth yet exciting ride along with jaw-dropping good looks for a truly exclusive cycling experience.
Of course you can take black and white photos with your iPhone but the app, Camera Noir ($2) takes that to a whole new level. Camera Noir will give your B&W photos that perfect look and feel. The app is extremely simple to use, while providing you with a bevy of features. It has a horizon line that turns green to show that you're level, three brightness adjustments, and square crop marks for Instagram. You can even import your older photos into the app and share everything on any of your favorite social networks.