Ever wish you could wear your messenger bag like a backpack or visa versa? Now you can with the Carter Duffle Bag ($260) from Property of. This bag can be worn as a traditional backpack or across your body. It's made from crunchy coated cotton that has a distressed wash finish to give it that weathered and worn appearance. The zippers are heavy duty YKK and leather accents finish the bag. Whether it's an outing to the gym or a weekend adventure the Carter Duffle will fit the bill.
Ben Johnston and Tariq Latiff, two South African designers, completed a branding project in one week and put together a Gentlemen's Travel Kit ($TBA) for leather goods brand, Farewell Company. The kit includes everyday carry requirements for your travel and the items will eventually be available for purchase as a kit or individually. The kit includes etched wallets, iPhone cases with a card slot, wooden knife, a tobacco pouch which can also be used for glasses, pencil holder, and stamps and business cards for self-embossing. As soon as we find out the products have hit market we'll update this post. In the mean time here's a great interview by Computer Arts along with some additional pics of the kit.
Whether you like Steve Jobs, Apple or even Ashton Kutcher, after you see the trailer you'll have to admit the new movie Jobs ($TBA) looks pretty cool. Jobs is the story of a college dropout who becomes one of the great entrepreneurs of our time. Ashton Kutcher stars as the eccentric Steven Jobs. The movie was originally scheduled to be release in April had its opening date pushed back until August.http://youtu.be/Lx-PC1KZS3Y
Turkish military vehicle manufacturer Otokar Otobus Karoseri Sanayi’s latest 4x4 armored vehicle is an impressive beast of a machine. The Otokar Cobra 4×4 Armored Vehicle ($TBA) is a vehicle designed to have superior mobility and impressive safety features. The optimized body angle of the Cobra’s hull is designed to provide ballistic protection, and it also features blackout lights, vision blocks, a thermal insulation kit and a variety of gun ports. It can safely hold a maximum of nine people and comes with an amphibious kit for underwater travel.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="23150,23149,23148,23139,23138"]
For many, the line between Sylvester Stallone and his iconic creation Rocky Balboa is distinctly blurred. This is the original movie that Stallone tried to make for years and it only hit the screen in 1976 when he finally persuaded a studio to allow him to play the role himself. Rocky ($11) is the story of a Philadelphia boxer who gets a shot at the world heavyweight title is one that is now etched in movie folklore. With one of the most memorable soundtracks ever and an amazing cast including Talia Shire, Bert Young and Carl Weathers, many of us rate Rocky as one our favorite movies of all time.
The worst is planning a short trip out and then realizing that your phone is out of juice. You didn't bring your backpack so you don't have your big charger or cables. What if you could carry reserve juice in your wallet? That's where the TravelCard ($40) comes in. It's a battery backup the size of a credit card and just 3/16" thick you can carry in your wallet. It gives you five hours of talk time, 4.5 hours of internet usage, and 98 hours of standby time. There are four colors available and it comes with either a micro USB or Lightning connector. You can check out their Kickstarter campaign which is going on right now.