The VIPUKIRVES Axe ($260) may be the best fire wood splitting axe on the planet. The VIPUKIRVES was developed over a period of fifteen years and is manufactured in Finland. The key is the use of leverage so that each strike forces the wood to break away. Each component of the axes is made to the highest standards. The birchwood handle is made at a Finnish workshop and the blade is precision-cast. Here's a [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=9jDR_2Zsr40 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] that shows the speed at which a large diameter block of wood can be split.
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 Blub Uno Nixie Clock ($234) is from the same guys who brought you the ever popular Blub Tube Clock, but with a little twist. It uses just one tube to display the time. The numbers are displayed one after another in a natural way. It also displays the date, temperature, and comes with an alarm. Everything is controlled by either an included remote or physical buttons on the back of the case. While power is supplied by a USB port which gives multiple options for a power source. The case options include bamboo and aluminum, plain aluminum, and limited edition black. Their Kickstarter campaign is going on right now, so check them out.
There are some movies that stick in your head from the first time you viewed them, and you find yourself recalling scenes from them years later. The Matrix ($7) is one of these movies, and from the moment an everyday computer hacker learns about the computer generated reality and the part he is destined to play in its survival we are set for a roller coaster ride that includes some crazy martial arts we had never seen the likes of before. Written and directed by Andy Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, The Matrix is a modern classic and one of my all time favorites.
The Cocoon Slim Backpack ($80) may be the best tech pack available. The Slim is only 3.5" deep but has enough room for all of your essentials. It has a padded compartment designed to hold up to a 15" laptop, a pocket for your tablet, and a pocket for documents. Also included is the Grid-IT organization system to organize all of your cords, chargers, headphones and accessories. The Slim is made from waterproof resistant ballistic nylon with waterproof zippers.
The Ruins of Detroit ($80) takes you on a tour of the city's neglected buildings. Buildings which have become monuments to its fall from grace.Right up until the 60's Detroit was one of the most important cities in America. Motown was a thriving hub of industry. It had a population of 2 million and a skyline impressive enough to rival that of any other U.S city.Its landmark buildings paid homage to the vitality of Detroit. As well as the success the city enjoyed during the first half of the 20th century.Now those glorious buildings are in ruins. It looks to all the world as if a bomb dropped in the middle of Motor City.This book is part of 'Detroit's Beautiful, Horrible Decline'. A series of weekly photo bulletins for Time magazine. The photographers have revealed to a shocked America the graphic state of decay of this once great city.