One of my biggest pet peeves with bluetooth speakers is the limited battery life. They always seem to run dry halfway through the festivities. Enter the Anker Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker ($45). It features a built-in rechargeable 2100mAh Li-ion battery that gives you an amazing 15-20 hours of battery life. So if you've managed to fully charge it, there's probably no party that it won't outlast. Additional features include great sound via a 4w/2in driver with bass port. auto-connection to the last device, a connection range of up to 33 feet, and a built-in microphone with a 2-feet pickup range to you can use it as a speaker phone. Here's to never running out of juice.
When the heavens open unexpectedly, count on the K-Way Claude 3.0 ($50) to keep you dry in an instant. Presented as the latest release from the K-Way Claude collection that originated in 1960's Paris, this packable rain mac combines sport focuses design with enough functionality for any big city. Lightweight in construction and folding down into its own pocket, this portable jacket is 100% waterproof and also stands as a wind breaker on the breezier days. Highly breathable with the use of luxe Laminated Claude and finished with carrying straps, this regular fit jacket ticks every box in high quality, protective outerwear.
So we just did an article on the beautifully designed Sol Duc Cabin ($TBA) which closes up via huge metal panels on barn door sliders. We now bring you the False Bay Writer's Cabin ($TBA) also designed by Olson Kundig Architects. Instead of a hunting and fishing cabin, this one serves as a private writing retreat and guest cottage for their clients. Surrounded by wildlife it is a perfect retreat. The cabin is basically a glass house with 10 foot high windows, surrounded by three wooden slat decks and topped with an inverted hip roof with extended overhangs. The decks can be raised to serve as shutters via a system of hydraulic winches, wire rope, pivoting sheaves and lead blocks. Inside you'll find over 500 square feet of living space which includes a glazed room and a back of cabin area housing a small bathroom and kitchenette.
The 3P Clock ($80) creates the illusion of a three dimensional cube on your wall. It was created through a collaboration between Robocut Studio, a digital fabrication company, and Baron Magazine. The clock measures 12 x 10 x 35" and features a cherry wood finish, and black hands. The 3P will add interest to any room.
If you are a fan of the genius British chef Heston Blumenthal then Modernist Cuisine ($500) is the book for you. It takes you beyond the realms of ordinary cooking and lands you slap bang in the middle of the current culinary revolution. Science and cooking meld together like peanut butter and jelly, and some of the world's most renowned chefs bring together that is guaranteed to be like no other cookery book you have on your shelves. Inspired and a work of genius, this book is an absolute must have for those who want to create rather than just cook.