Joey Roth is one of our favorite speaker designers and he's gotten together with Grovemade to help design the Grovemade Wood Speakers ($599). The speakers harness the acoustic properties of wood and create beautifully clear and nuanced sound. The speakers are machined out of solid wood and are mounted on a leather clad stainless steel stands.The wood enclosure isn't just for looks. It is carved into a horn with precise dimensions in order to provide the very best sound. The horn shape provides a boost to the lower frequencies while removing distortion caused by digital signal processing, and standard bass reflex enclosures.Each of these speakers is hand crafted one at a time at Grovemade's Portland, Oregon workshop.
Yes, you can make white jeans work. But the real feature in this outfit isn't the jeans it's the Warby Parker Jennings Sunglasses that add a little flair with blue tinted frames.1. Shirt: Club Monaco Gitman BD Overdye Oxford ($180) 2. T-Shirt: Todd Snyder Striped Button Pocket Tee In Naval Blue ($95) 3. Chinos: J. Crew 770 Japanese Selvedge Jean In White ($193) 4. Bracelet: Bracelet: J. Crew x CAPUTO & CO. Hand-Braided Bracelet ($75) 5. Sunglasses: Warby Parker Jennings Sunglasses ($95) 6. Shoes: Vans For J. Crew Canvas Authentic Sneakers ($60) 7. Watch: Watch: Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic ($350)
Is the New BMW C Evolution Electric Scooter ($TBA) the coolest kid on the block? Based on initial reaction coming out of The Frankfurt Auto Show it just might be. Even though the C Evolution is styled similar to BMW's C600 Sport its guts have been completely rebuilt from the ground up. It features an electric motor that delivers 11 kW of power (15 horses) with a limited boost to 47 HP. It'll get you to 60 miles per hour in 6.2 seconds and has a range of over 60 miles. The BMW C Evolution with start shipping to Europe this year and to the states some time in 2014.
What do you get when you take a pair of wingtips and throw them on a sole normally reserved for sneakers? You get a pair of Cole Haan Lunagrand Wingtips ($248). The shoes feature an upper made from a combination of black leather and olive green nubuck underlays, lined with a lightweight and breathable neoprene. The whole kit sits on a Nike Lunarlon sole, and an EVA midsole with rubber outsole, that adds a ridged texture and tan color that just works with the overall presentation.
"Have you heard the one about?..." At the end of every great joke is a punchline, and every great comic writer has an arsenal of life experiences, both their own and other peoples, to draw on. Add into the mix obsessions and anecdotes and you have the recipe for some brilliant humor. Those who make their living out of making strangers laugh are notorious for being quirky and intelligent individuals and they certainly have some stories to tell. Inspirational as well as hugely entertaining, And Here's The Kicker ($16) gives us an insight into how 21 of the top humor writers go through the process of writing comedy, as well as hearing about their own influences and their experiences. Utterly brilliant.
The 2014 BMW F 800 GS Adventure ($14,000) is a travel-ready, off-road take on the standard BMW F800GS motorcycle. The updated Adventure features a larger windshield and a larger, 6.3 gallon fuel tank. Everything else is pretty much the same including the chasis and the 85 hp, 798cc parallel-twin engine. The Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and the Electronic Suspension Adjustment system (ESA) are options that are available through the factory. Additional packages available include Comfort, that comes with an onboard computer, heated grips, and center stand. The Enduro, which comes with Enduro mode and ASC. And finally the Special Accessories package, which comes with lockable aluminum cases, a topcase holder, and a GPS unit.