If you've been fretting the fact that you lack control over your camera settings on your iPhone then you're going to love the new iPhone App, Manual ($2). It allows you full independent control of the shutter speed, ISO, white balance, focus, and exposure bracketing. So if you have a shot where you want to blow out the background and capture your subject perfectly, you can. No more tapping and praying you get the shot you want. Additional features include live monitoring of automatic exposure values, live histogram, fill flash mode (flashlight), grid overlays, and EXIF viewer.
Stephen Kenn, originally from Canada, moved to Los Angeles and the rest is history. His focus on designing denim, bags, accessories and furniture has culminated in the Stephen Kenn City Gym Sofa ($5000). The sofa's frame is made from welded steel with a marbled brown finish. Custom webbing belts, and leather straps secure the cushions which are made from re-purposed WWII military fabric.
The Smarty Ring ($100) takes the hassle out of looking at your phone every 5 minutes. The Smarty ring provides you with incoming call notifications, alerts for texts and e-mails, and real time updates from your favorite social networks, and of course a digital clock that's capable of checking up to five time zones. You can also remote control your phone without touching it. All of this is managed by an included app that sets the rings profile, times zones, LED brightness, and beeper volume to name a few.
The New Balance M576 silhouette is the shoe you think of most when you think about NB. The classic shoe features the C-cap Cushioning system, large N and the wide toe cap. The newly released New Balance M576EKG - Made In England 'Three Peaks' - Scafell Pike ($175) is one of three shoes in the pack. Each shoe comes in a colorway that takes its cues from the modern climbing equipment that give them a rugged, take on anything look. And don't forget about the free worldwide shipping
Some times you just don't want a soft supple leather toiletry bag. You want something hard, rugged, and durable. If that's what you're looking for, the Tooletries Case ($40) is the toughest toiletry bag on the market and should be just what the Dr. ordered. It not only protects the items in the bag, but keeps your clothes and personal items on the outside safe from spills and leakages. The Tooletries Case measures 10.2"L x 6.5"W x 3.5"H and you can get it in either a gunmetal grey, toolbox red, or matte black.
URWERK has just released their newest creation, the URWERK UR-210Y Black Hawk ($TBA). The Black Hawk tells time through its satellite complication display with wandering hour and retrograde minute indicators. It also has a winding efficiency indicator which basically tells you if you're moving around enough to power the watch or if it's running on stored energy. The body of the Black Hawk is made from high-tech titanium and AITiN-treated steel, measures 43.8 x 53.6 x 17.8mm, is capped off with a sapphire crystal, and has a black fabric strap. Water-resistance is rated to 3 ATMs. If you want one get your order in fast because only 75 pieces will be made.