Since there have been guns and words, they seem to be in an eternal battle for supremacy. The industrial art collection, Typewriter Guns By Eric Nado ($2,800) takes that concept and flips it on its head. Eric takes urban objects like typewriters and sewing machines and transforms them into beautiful contemporary sculptures that twist our interpretations of the original object. As of this writing, most of Eric's guns have been sold and just six pieces remain. So if you're looking for a work of art that's certain to spur hours of conversation, check out his website today.
The Minus-8 Square Chrono Watch ($400) "is a modern embodiment of classic aviation timepieces." The Square features a 40mm stainless steel case. The case is 10.25mm thick and is PVD-Coated. The dial has 3-hands and date window. The sub-dials are operated via two rectangular pushers on each side of the main crown. The movement is the workhouse Miyota Quartz FS21, which has an accuracy of roughly <20 seconds per month. Water resistance is acceptable at 10 ATM (100 meters/ 300 feet). The whole kit is topped with a sapphire crystal to which greatly improves scratch resistance, clarity and strength. The Square would make a great daily watch.
Filson, the Seattle based outdoor clothing company makes some of the most rugged clothing available. They've teamed with J. Crew to create an exclusive field bag, the Filson Rugged Twill Field Bag ($375). The bag is made from cotton twill with wool accents on the flap and the front two pockets. It measures 12"H x 13"W x 4 1/2"D and may be the last bag you ever need.
The Mokai Jet Propelled Kayak ($4,800) allows you go anywhere a regular kayak can go, plus much further. Whether you're into fishing, hunting or just looking to explore the Mokai can take you there. It comes with a Subaru EX21 four-stroke engine with Mokai's proprietary jet drive technology. What this means is the kayak uses jet propulsion and not a standard propeller so shallow water is not an issue and neither is injury due to a prop strike. The Mokai fits two and can be used in salt or fresh water environments.
The Timbuk2 Blue Bottle’s Sabbatical Travel Kit ($349) allows you to brew the perfect cup of coffee anywhere, not just at home. The complete kit includes the Hario Coffee Drip Scale that measures in 01-gram increments, drip timer, TSUKI-USAGI .7 L Drip Coffee Kettle, Porlex Mini Hand Grinder, Blue Bottle Travel Dripper, 2 Falcon Enamelware Tumblers, 2 Timbuk2 Zarfs - felt cozies for tumblers, and a 100-pack of #1 filters. This is the perfect gift for coffee lovers everywhere.
The Cobalt Valkyrie-X Private Plane ($600K) is the fastest single piston private plane available. Capable of over 260 knots and with a cruising range of 1050 nautical miles, it'll get you to your destination quickly and in style. And if you're squeamish when it comes to flying you have a little less to worry about with the Valkyrie, because it comes with a parachute to soften those crash landings and a forewing to prevent the plane from stalling in the air. Additional features include enough space for 5, including the pilot and a Turbocharged 350HP engine. A rear engine pusher configuration that provides lower cabin noise, smoother and safer take-offs and landings, and unobstructed 320-degrees of visibility. If you have the scratch, private flight is a great way to travel.