We just did a gift guide for watch lovers and the Discommon Good Watch Wallet ($380) will be added in short order. Brought to us by our friends over at coolmaterial.com, The Watch Wallet marries your two most prized possessions, your passports and your watches, in an elegant package. The outer shell of the wallet is made from a beautiful waxed italian leather, while inner tweed, makes a nod to the companies Scottish roots. But Discommmon, isn't just concerned with looks, they want your watches to be safe from common impacts. To do this, the entire wallet is line with 3mm D3O foam. It's the same stuff in bike and motorcycle impact protection systems - it stiffens and absorbs energy upon impact, making sure your valuables remain intact.
Bring the ancient art of Sake into your home with the Sake Making Kit ($57). Sake originated in 8th century Japan and can be a complicated, exacting process. This kit gives you everything you need to easily make your own. It includes a 1 gallon glass carboy, cane siphon, yeast, campden tablets, acid blend, short-grain high polished rice, yeast energizer, and fermenting bucket. The only items not included in the kit are 1 pound of raisins, and 2.5 lbs or sugar.
It really hits you sometimes how many technological advancements there have been in the last few years alone; this shouldn’t be possible, yet it is. The German company Airbus have done it they’ve actually created the Light Rider 3D-Printed E-Bike ($56K). This futuristic bike is made using aluminium powder to create a lightweight frame. Slick and stylish this bike really does show how far technology as come, although if you want one you better start saving as they are priced at $56,000 each.
It seems there's a lot of development going on in the area of bottle openers nowadays, and we've got one more for you. The DropCatch Senior ($60) just dropped on Kickstarter and they've developed a beautifully functional bottle opener. The DropCatch is made with walnut , steel, and those rare earth magnets you've heard so much about. Three coats of varnish protects the wood and the magnets catch the caps before they hit the ground. The DropCatch Senior holds up to 51 caps, while the Junior ($40) will hold 15. Check out this video to see just how much fun a bottle opener can be.
"Prohibition is over!" With the legalization of marijuana gaining acceptance, a number of uses, previously thought as taboo, are being adopted. One of which is cooking with it. Herb ($15+) is the new crowdfunded cookbook from the folks behind The Stoners Cookbook website. It will feature 200+ pages and hundreds of their favorite, mouth-watering recipes, beautiful photography, and detailed extraction methods. Additional articles will include The Science behind cannabis, using it as a medication, and much more.
The Grain Audio OEHP.01 Solid Wood Headphones ($199) should definitely be on your shortlist if your looking for a set of great looking, great sounding headphones. Wood is used in instruments because it imparts the best sound over any other material. And for that same reason Grain uses only FSC certified solid walnut enclosures in their headphones. But the enclosure will not make bad, sound good, so Grain pairs their wood enclosures with two 40mm drivers that feature neodymium magnets and a CCAW voice coil. The result is music that sounds natural, with no fake bass boost, or strange mid-range.