Hot on the heels of the (admittedly still cooler) bacon toaster, the Nostalgia Retro Series 3-in-1 Family Size Breakfast Station still brings a bit of swag to your morning foodmaking activities. You can toast up to 4 slices of bread while simultaneously brewing 4 cups of coffee, and frying up some bacon n’ eggs on the large family-size non-stick griddle. Yes, you’ll be consuming a lot of power while doing so, but the appliance is rated at 1,500 Watts, so it should be able to handle the load just fine. The reviews on Amazon are pretty positive, so you’re likely to get quite a bit of bang for your $67. It comes in red and aqua.
Solid cologne is the fantastic yet vastly under-utilized travel hack. Here’s a no-nonsense introduction to the stuff, in three earthy, masculine scents: Land, Sea and Air. $25
If you’re big on exercise or you like to spend a lot of time in the great outdoors, you probably know the value of jerky. If not, let us tell you: dehydrated meats are en excellent source of protein – and by proxy energy – on the fly. And, when done right, they can be pretty damn delicious. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of brands that skimp on quality to make a buck. That is absolutely not the case with these snack strips from EPIC Provisions.
These delicious strips come in four different flavors: Turkey Cranberry Sage, Smoked Salmon Maple, Wagyu Beef, and (our personal favorite) Venison Sea Salt Pepper. Just thinking about them makes our mouths water. But they’re not just tasty snacks made from quality meat. They’re also clean – meaning they have no unnecessary processed additives. Just meat and seasoning and a simple dehydration process. The quality of these snacks speak for themselves, which is why EPIC doesn’t need some advertising gimmick to get us on board. You can get a sample pack with two of each flavor for $16, or you can double down on a whole case of an individual selection for $40.
To celebrate the start of a 10 year relationship Richard Mille unveiled in partnership with the McLaren F1 the world’s lightest split-seconds tourbillon chronograph, the RM 50-03 for short. Weighing just 38 grams, the RM 50-03 is the first wristwatch made in Graph TPT (better known as graphene, that is six times lighter than steel and 200 times as strong), as well high-tech materials such as TPT Carbon, titanium. Priced at a whopping $980,000 the RM 50-03 McLaren F1 will be produced in a numbered limited edition of 75 pieces and will be available only at Richard Mille boutiques.
In a time of rampant consumerism, a new movement is preaching an alternative path — one that banishes all but the most fundamental and enriching consumer products from our lives. In Goodbye, Things, Fumio Sasaki recounts his conversion from reckless hoarder to hyper-mindful consumer, and offers advice to those seeking the same simple happiness that he found in minimalism. $22
If you’re looking for a perfect cup of Joe, look no further than the firefighter owned, operated, roasted and delivered Fire Dept. Coffee. The easy drinking coffee is sourced from socially and environmentally friendly farms before being freshly roasted to order. Fire Dept. Coffee packs enough punch for people working doubles, overnights or extended shifts while still being smooth and delicious, which is probably why it’s the coffee of choice for many fire departments. If delicious coffee and supporting a small business haven’t sold you yet, portions of every sip go back to Firefighter or Veteran Assistance Programs. $12
The Welsh hotel scene is going to get a whole lot more interesting this year. Come Spring, eight hotel cabins will “pop-up” in three secret locations in the Welsh countryside. These 8 cabins are actually the winning designs from a competition hosted by Epic Retreats that invited architects from all over the world to submit compact designs that were inspired by Welsh legends and history.
Now, visitors are invited to book a cabin for a three-night weekend or a four-night midweek stay through Epic Retreats and there’s more to experience than a fun cabin. The stay will include activities inspired by the location from beer tasting and Welsh meals prepared by expert chefs, to sea fishing and traditional performances. The spots will surely go fast, so make sure to sign up with Epic Retreats in order to find out how you can book a stay. You can also sign up to receive news of the adventure on their Facebook page.
On the 20th anniversary of their brand, the watchmaker Urwerk is launching their UR-T8 watch, a timepiece that can transform itself thanks to a rotating case. When you flip the watch case, a textured caseback becomes the focus of the watch. It’s not really functional, but it seems like the brand was attempting to evoke an “is-it-a-bracelet-or-is-it-a-watch?” feeling which is often associated with women’s decorative watches. Continue reading
Worn for both racing and filming, Steve McQueen’s Racing Helmet is both an iconic piece of memorabilia and perhaps the most personal McQueen collectible available. Painted for McQueen by Von Dutch, the Bell helmet was on McQueen’s head as he raced in the Gulf Porsche at Sebring and Holtville in 1970. He then wore it during the filming of Le Mans, preserving the image of McQueen donning it forever in celluloid. The helmet remains in good condition for its age, with its signature stripes, graphics, and “MCQUEEN” lettering still in tact.
Sir David Attenborough has spent decades of his life putting animals and other natural phenomena to film. Attenborough Story of Life is a new app that lets you peruse his work on a subject-by-subject basis. Included in the app are segments from such esteemed shows as Planet Earth, Blue Planet, and Life, covering everything from the tiniest insects to the largest creatures on Earth. A perfect warmup before Planet Earth II comes to the States.