There is a saying 'let the train take the strain' implying that train travel is laid back and comfortable and takes little effort. This is the case most of the time, except when you are a passenger on a Runaway Train ($16). Starring John Voight, Eric Roberts and Rebecca De Mornay and directed by Andrey Konchalovsky, this runaway train has 3 passengers; 2 escaped convicts and a female railway worker and no driver. This is a thrilling ride packed with action and drama and one that may have you making sure there is someone in front cab next time you intend getting on a train.
Stelios Mousarris is obviously a very talented gentleman. Stelios initially studied out of the Arts University College at Bournemouth in the UK majoring in modelmaking. From there he worked for Foster + Partners and eventually moved on to his own business Mousarris. He has a number of pieces on his website, but the one blowing up the internet at the moment is the Wave City Coffee Table ($4300). If you haven't seen the movie, there is a scene where Leo is first teaching Allen Paige's character about Inception. She then attempts to control her environment by defying physics and bending a city in half. I've attached the scene below for your enjoyment. Stelios has captured this moment masterfully. Like the description says his table is a mixture of wood, steel and 3D printed technology. Simply brilliant.[gallery type="rectangular" size="full" ids="21837,21833,21836,21835,21834"]
OK, I definitely need to get one of these for the office! The Cassette Tape Coffee Table ($1499) made by Tayble is not only cool, but it is also incredibly functional with some really nice features. The table is handmade with hardwood, comes with a customizable label, and stainless steel cup holders illuminated with LED lights. The wooden tape run is held closed by magnets and when opened offers storage for remotes and magazines. You can also choose your legs. If you're into retro the Cassette Tape Coffee Table is a must have.
If you're looking for a rugged jacket wrapped in a splash of color, then you have to take a look at the latest release from Belstaff. The Belstaff Burgess Jacket ($615) has a classic biking silhouette and is made from Belstaff's 60oz waxed cotton. Their waxed cotton is known for its water resistance and durability. Additional features include a stand color, four chest pockets, and a full zip closure with a traditional five snap wind placket. The Burgess is light but fully lined a cut shorter for a slightly more modern fit.
The Adidas Originals Streetball 1.5 (Black/Neon) $95 are a throwback to '90s styling. The shoes feature a Nubuck upper with PU-coated leather details, mesh underlays, a perforated toe box for ventilation, suede toe guard, cushioned EVA midsole, and grippy outsole for lots of traction. Shoes are available now directly from Adidas.
Baselworld 2014 has seen its fair share of announcements, but the latest from Omega looks to be a beautifully modern take on classic diver watches. The Omega Seamaster 300 Master Co-Axial ($TBA) features Omega's new Co-Axial calibre 8400 self-winding movement. The movement has a time zone function, a three-level escapement wheel, and power reserves of up to 60 hours. Back in 2012 Omega introduced its anti-magnetic technology and it's now making its first appearance in one of their watches. The technology resists magnetic fields greater than 15,000 gauss that can cause your watch to slow down or stop all together. Additional features include a 41 mm case, scratch-resistant domed sapphire crystal, and water resistance to 300 m / 1000 feet.