You never saw Dennis Hopper without his cameras during the 1960s. He had them on film sets, location shoots, at parties, in bars, galleries and diners, when he was walking in political demonstrations and even when he was driving down the freeway. He captured movie stars, pop idols, artists, girlfriends, writers and often complete strangers. What Hopper didn't realize at the time was that we was capturing some of the most fascinating moments of his time through his keen and intuitive eye. Dennis Hopper: Photographs 1961-1967 ($94) is like no other. No book out there captures the essence of the 1960's quite like this one.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're starting to see the start of the virtual reality phenomenon. We've mostly seen it used for gaming. But google wants to change that. The Google Tilt Brush ($TBA) gives you the ability to paint in 3D. Google's tagline for Tilt is," Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless." The program will be released with the HTCThe program will be released with the HTC Vive ($829) virtual reality headset, which is available for preorder now with shipping expected in May. To get it working all you have to do is setup the Vive, install Steam, launch Tilt Brush, start creating your masterpiece, and share with the world.
If you're looking for the best Swiss Army Knife for everyday carry, then you've come to the right place. Whether you're looking for something that's inexpensive to pop the occasional bottle, or if you need a go-to tool for a long trek through the woods or a weekend camping trip, we'll have something to fit the situation. The first knife on our list is the Victorinox Swiss Army Classic SD Pocket Knife. A perfect knife for everyday carry, it's small enough to fit in your backpack or pocket where you can forget about until you actually need it.
Whether you shoot film or digital, no camera is complete without a good camera strap. The Kevlar Camera Strap Black ($85) is stylish sling style camera strap which boasts a robust design with Kevlar webbing integrated through the neckband and connectors. It also includes a leather neck cushion and connectors secured with brass hardware. It is the ultimate luxury strap for the budding photographer. The Kevlar Camera Strap also comes with rivets assembled with Japanese rivet settings, ensuring a top quality finish. The strap is available in black and has an adjustable length of 48" to 51".
Want some killer new shoes to rock this summer that are both ultra-comfortable and aesthetically kickass? Then you will be interested to know that the latest creation from New Balance is a complete white out, quite literally. Part of the ice cool “White Instinct Pack” the New Balance ML574 White Instinct ($90) features a supple premium leather upper, a luxe leather liner and an ENCAP-technology equipped midsole for a super smooth run. With a striking new colorway known as Triple White these kicks offer both total comfort and an unforgettable killer style. Freshen up your shoe collection with the crisp New Balance ML574.
The NeoLucida ($47) probably won't be available again until 2014, but it is just too elegant of a product to not do a write-up. As of this writing the NeoLucida still has 27 days left on its Kickstarter and has already sold out 2x's. Simply put, the NeoLucida is a drawing tool, that has a prism on the end of an adjustable arm. The prism projects whatever is in front of you onto your paper, which allows you to create photo realistic drawings. This technique is centuries old and is thought to be the exact way some of the most well known masterpieces were created. Check out this video of how the NeoLucida works.[symple_divider style="solid" margin_top="20px" margin_bottom="20px"]Update: The NeoLucida Kickstarter campaign has closed to overwhelming success. They are now offering pre-orders to individuals who pledged $12+. They'll open pre-orders to those who pledged $1 & $2 shortly. By early December they expect the NeoLucida to be commercially available to the public. Sign-up for their newsletter for notifications on availability. Great job guys and good luck. Update: The NewLucida is now available through Amazon. One caveat is that it only ships within the U.S. and won't ship internationally until Spring 2014.