The Spyderco Dog Tag Folding Knife ($95) is an old-school hideout blade that can easily fit in your pocket or around your neck. Ready for use whenever you need it. The overall knife measures 3.23" when fully open and 2" when close. The handle is made from titanium and features a stealthy black titanium carbonitride coating. While the blade is made from CPM-S30V steel. This little guy would make a nice option for any everyday carry arsenal. There is also a multi-colored ($85) version available if you're looking for a little more flare.
Currently on display at the Geneva Auto Show, the 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition ($80,000) has made quite an entrance. The 4C is powered by a 240-horse power four-cylinder engine, can hit 60 mph in about 4.5 seconds, and has 258 foot-lbs of torque. The only downside I see is a mediocre top speed of 155 mph. You can get it in any color you want as long as it's Carrera White or Alfa Red. Expect to see the 4C Launch Edition in your dealerships later this year.
An offer nobody can refuse; a look behind the scenes of the Coppola masterpiece. "It's dangerous to be an honest man." Michael Corleone, Godfather III. The Godfather Family Album ($28) is an inside look at one of the greatest franchises in movie history. Steve Schapiro was the special photographer who had unprecedented access to the sets and locations of Francis Ford Coppola's iconic Godfather trilogy. Schapiro had the enviable opportunity of witnessing some of the most legendary actors in cinematic history giving some of their best ever performances. Schapiro has immortalized Brando, Pacino, De Niro, Caan, Duvall and Keaton in images that have not only become iconic but are also instantly recognizable and have been imitated endlessly. For the first time Schapiro's finest shots from all three movies are brought together in one volume. Your coffee table doesn't want this book, it NEEDS it.
Sicily Kolbeck proves that most teenagers aren't just sitting around twiddling their thumbs. She designed and built her own house, Le Petit Maison ($10,000). Sicily created an Indiegogo campaign last year and raised $1660 towards her project. Her mom was able to foot the rest of the $10,000 cost. The house she created is fully operationally and includes a kitchen, bathroom, reading area, and a sleeping loft. The home looks so amazing, I just might put one up in the back yard.
The BROPENER is simplicity at its finest. The BROPENER ($16) is a piece of aircraft grade aluminum that you can adhere to almost any dry, sturdy surface. Just put your bottle cap on top of the aluminum and a with a quick tap of the first, Walla your beverage is ready for consumption. And don't worry about having caps all over the place, there is a magnet embedded in the back of the BROPENER. Check out their [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=S4LfrJ2P49w width=640 height=480 anchor=video] to see it in action.
The Nikelab Payaa ($100) is based on an old school silhouette. Based on the payaaqek, a minimalist alaskan boot, the Payaa exemplifies simplicity. The upper is made from a single piece of stretchy material, enclosed by a lacing system that provides a comfortable sock-like fit. The injected sole combines the midsole and the outsole. Additional features include heel support, leather insole, and foam collar for premium support. So if you're looking for a minimal shoe that stands out, this has got to be the pair for you.