Genius and Heroin ($15) asks the provocative questions; what is the price you pay for brilliance? And why do so many of those considered to be creative genius' also have a self destruct button? From Caravaggio to Janis Joplin from Charlie Parker to Jack Kerouac and Kurt Cobain, so many artists and authors through history have popped pills, injected, binged and poisoned themselves in the name of their art. With full illustrations this book itself is addictive as you read through the messy lives of some of the most iconic figures that have played a part in our lives. It is entertaining and also thought provoking and tries to get into their psyche and discover why they took the path they did.
The new Tutima M2 Chronograph ($8000) is the current update to Tutima's NATO Military Chronograph. The M2 has a sweep chronograph minutes hand and a 24-hour sub-dial. The red trimmed hands contrast nicely against the black dial. Additional features include a 46.5mm pearl-blasted titanium case, an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, screw-in crown, and large integrated chronograph buttons. It M2 is water-resistant to 300 meters.
The Selby Is In Your Place ($24) was first conceived when Todd Selby, the interiors and fashion photographer started to take portraits of creative and dynamic people. Musicians, authors, designers and artists were all captured by Selby's masterful lens in their home environments before being posted onto his website. Admittedly nosy by natures, Selby wanted to see for himself how personal style could be reflected inside private spaces. These are quite phenomenal images and in a market saturated with photography books this one manages to stand out in a crowd, awesome.
I've done everything from putting my iPhone in a drinking glass to trying to make a speaker amplifier from a cardboard paper towel tube. Now you never have to be without a great sound system, with the release of the Amp iPhone Speaker Case ($69). Just slip the Amp onto your phone and you will instantly get rich, immersive, room filling sound. The case houses two powerful 14x20 mm drivers that deliver warm, rich bass, and crisp highs. It also comes with its own Lithium Ion battery that can increase your phones battery life by 25% and power the internal speakers for 7 hours straight. You have 14 days left to pre-order the Amp for 50% off the retail price.
You can now eat just like the Starks or the Targaryens. The Game of Thrones Cookbook: A Feast of Ice and Fire ($20) created by Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer replicates the cuisines across the Seven Kingdoms. You can enjoy delicacies from King's Landing, comfort foods from the North or exotic foods from the lands of Westeros. Whether it's a lemon cake or pork pie, there's a dish in the book you're sure to enjoy.
The Poler Le Tent Rooftop Tent ($999) is the perfect piece of kit for anyone who likes to hit the road at the drop of a hat. The Le Tente is made from heavy duty waterproof canvas and comes with aluminum poles and a ladder. It is big enough to fit a queen sized foam mattress and sets up extremely quickly. Just unstrap and flip over. It automatically pops up and extends the ladder.