Take your hot dog game to the next level with the new book by Texan, Russell Van Kraayenburg. Haute Dogs ($13) features everything you need to craft top-notch hotdogs. Everything from bun recipes, condiments, to step-by-step from-scratch instructions. The book is filled with humor, great photography and history lessons abouts one of America's favorite foods.
Country Wisdom & Know-How ($18) is a trip down memory lane to the days of much loved Whole Earth Catalog. This volume is reminiscent of the aforementioned beloved tome in both design and spirit as Country Wisdom & Know-How is a collection of information on almost 200 individual topics of self-sustained and country living. Brought together from the information found in the Storey Publishing landmark series called "Country Wisdom Bulletins," This is the most comprehensive and reliable volume of this kind on the market today.
Stutterheim makes really really good raincoats. They're so good functionally and stylistically that they are the last raincoat you will ever need. Each Stutterheim Raincoat ($315-$735) is handmade and signed by the seamstress who made it to guarantee that no detail is overlooked. Also the design is kept intentionally minimalistic, there are no extra straps or buckles hanging from this coat. You get only the features necessary to make this one of the best raincoats ever. You get a rubberized cotton fabric with cotton lining, ventilated gaps under the arms, and taped hand stitched seams for 100% water and wind proofing.
Just in case you missed it in the theaters, Django Unchained ($15) is about to be released to video. The story, written by Quentin Tarantino, is about a former dentist, Dr. King Schultz (Christopher Waltz) turned bounty hunter who buys the freedom of the slave Django (Jamie Foxx). Dr. King Schultz plans to train Django to be his deputy bounty hunter. Instead, he is taken to the plantation where Calvin Candie (Leonardo Dicaprio) is holding Django's wife. As with any other Quentin Tarantino movie, there is plenty of violence and lots of revenge. Pre-orders are available now, and the movie will be released to DVD on April 16th. Check out the video for a sneak peak.
The Cogito Original Smartwatch ($180) is a connected smart watch with the style of classic precision-crafted timepieces. The Cogito gives you an analog movement with a digital display. When connected to your smartphone or tablet it'll show you who is calling or texting and give you the option to answer or mute it. The Cogito doesn't replace your phone but it's a nice addition. There's nothing worse than feeling your phone buzz in your pocket when your driving, scrounging for it, to only realize the message or call was unimportant. The phone features caller id, a battery that has an expected life of a full year, bluetooth 4.0, and text notifications through a pixel display. The Cogito is available for pre-order now with shipping expected by April-May.
Nobody wants a watered down drink. The Whiskey Wedge ($14) by the makers of the Corkcicle, lets you keep your favorite drink chilled without watering it down. When you buy the kit you get a double old fashioned whiskey glass and one silicone mold. Simply insert water and then the mold into the glass and freeze. The wedge shape created by the mold helps the ice melt at a slower rate due ot the reduced surface area. The Whiskey Wedge is perfect for any whiskey, bourbon, scotch, or tequila.