Keep your simmer and sizzle contained with this silicone splatter guard. Frywall lets you sauté, fry, and marinate at high temperatures without spattering your counters and walls. Its soft silicone fits snugly in 10” pots and pans, and is angled to let you access the food as you cook. Stick it in the dishwasher to clean, and fold it up to store. $22

Posted in Gadgets on September 30th 2016 comments


These days when stand-up-paddling is mentioned in passing, our minds immediately drift off to someone attempting to catch waves in an area that’s overly crowded with surfers and undersized in wave height. And it’s unfortunate Stand-Up Paddleboarding catches this wrap, though Wilson & Willy’s looks to remedy this notion with this SUP Board and Paddle set.

Built out of western red cedar, aspen, and cherry each SUP board is coated in fiberglass and built for flat water cruising. It’s all possible thanks to the good people at Sanborn Canoe and Shoreboards, who both hand-build and paint each meticulously-carved paddle board. Each board measures 10’6” x 30” x 4.75” with a weight limit of 240 pounds. They’re made to order in Minnesota and serve as a perfect option for exploring the fall season in the wilderness. Also available is a hand-painted paddle as well. And since they’re made from scratch, orders take about 2 months to fulfill. Available exclusively through Wilson & Willy’s. Prices start at $2,950.

Posted in Ride on September 30th 2016 comments

Nixon Mission Smartwatch

Nixon have released a smartwatch built for adventurers, the World´s first action sports smartwatch. The rugged Nixon Mission has been built for an active lifestyle, it features a rugged design that can withstand the elements with a custom-molded, shockproof and stainless steel case, plus a 10 ATM (100 meters) water resistance rating. Powered by Android Wear, the Mission is equipped with a preloaded app that streamlines real-time surf and snow shred alerts to your wrist, and features a custom activity-tracking application developed in partnership with Trace, the leader in action sports activity tracking. $400

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New Pantone App Lets You Create Color Palettes From Your iPhone

Pantone has launched an addictive new iPhone app aimed at Instagrammers and digital-savvy designers. The Pantone app lets users create personalized color palettes from selfies and pictures by matching hues in the photos with the 10,000 hues in Pantone’s library.

The app identifies RGB, CMYK, and Hex codes and indicates appropriate color schemes to match. Users can create, test and store palettes on designs and materials, as well as share them via social media. Other handy features like the ability to name and geotag palettes, and then upload them to Photoshop and other design software via Creative Cloud also go a long way to providing what Pantone is calling the “first offering in a new digital suite of solutions for the creative industries.”

The Pantone app is geared at younger designers who can’t necessarily afford to spend hundreds of dollars on Pantone’s color swatch booklets, but it does still come at a cost. Users must pay an $8 USD monthly subscription free, or an annual fee of $60 USD to gain full access to color libraries.

Posted in Design on September 30th 2016 comments

Duke Cannon Cold Shower Cooling Soap Cubes

After a long day’s work or a sweaty gym session, nothing’s more refreshing than a hot shower. Duke Cannon’s cooling soap takes hot showers to whole new level, with a cooling mint and menthol formula that’ll put your skins and mind at ease. And if you don’t have time or space for a shower, check out Duke’s Cooling Field Towels for the same effect, only portable. $9

Posted in Gadgets on September 30th 2016 comments

Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft Team Up to Make Artificial Intelligence Less Scary

The Partnership on Artificial Intelligence to Benefit People and Society was unveiled today by Google, Facebook, Amazon, IBM and Microsoft. Indeed, that’s quite a name and quite a list of companies.
Their chief mission is to promote public understanding of AI while developing standards and best practices for researchers to abide by.
A press release late on Wednesday stated: “The objective of the partnership on AI is to address opportunities and challenges with AI technologies to benefit people and society. Together, the organization’s members will conduct research, recommend best practices, and publish research under an open license in areas such as ethics, fairness and inclusivity; transparency, privacy, and interoperability; collaboration between people and AI systems; and the trustworthiness, reliability and robustness of the technology. It does not intend to lobby government or other policymaking bodies.” Continue reading



Autocamp takes glamping to a whole new level, it offers guests a chance to stay in one of their many custom Airstream trailers, or in a luxurious canvas tent with plush, modern interiors. Recently opened, the new campsite is located in a native Redwood forest, an hour and a half away from San Francisco and very close to the banks of the Russian River. The Airstreams have their own spa-inspired bathrooms with walk in showers and big tubs, whilst the guests staying at a tent can turn to the private showers in the Mid-Century clubhouse for a hot-water scrubbing with Malin + Goetz bath products. All accommodations feature queen-size beds, electricity, fire pit and grill, towels, and comfortable linens.     Continue reading

Posted in Style on September 29th 2016 comments


Nicknamed the “Can-Am” after the roll bars found inside the cars of the legendary racing championship, the MB&F Horological Machine 8 Watch takes inspiration from both those bars and classic Japanese anime. The bars on either side of the watch represent the aforementioned roll protection, while the “battle axe” rotor comes from the anime character Grendizer. Its automatic movement drives bidirectional jumping hours and sweeping minutes, presented vertically on the front of the watch using sapphire crystal prisms for quick glancing while driving. It’s available in two versions, mixing grade 5 titanium with either 18K red or white gold. $82.000
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Dom Pérignon unveils new P2 campaign with Christoph Waltz

Dom Pérignon has unveiled its first advertising film for Dom Pérignon P2. The international campaign features acclaimed actor Christoph Waltz as he experiences this exceptional champagne.

Entitled “Touched with plenitude”, the campaign portrays the unique moment when the palate discovers the elegant bubbles of Dom Pérignon P2, creating unique emotion. To capture the emotions sparked by the encounter with an exceptional champagne defined by a perfect balance of intensity and lightness, Dom Pérignon invited special guest Christoph Waltz, the celebrated Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Austrian actor.