It’s unlikely that shaving will ever be pleasurable, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish. In designing the Mister Nesbitt grooming kit Anwar Pack says he was looking to create “something that was traditional and nostalgic, but at the same time contemporary enough to appeal to a more youthful audience.” What he’s done is pack all the essentials of shaving (straight-razor, shaving brush, various conditioning oils) into a handsome looking suede and nubuck kit. The old world-ish apothecary bottles are especially nice, the only true shame is in what you’ll be using them for.
If you are a writer and want to die, or just want experience suicide by a cop, you have to get this! It’s a notepad in a form of a shiny gun! Write a poem or two, break a road rule, wave your shiny new notebook and you are guaranteed to get shot, good luck! Get it here.
Drinking, dressing and shopping are easily my favorite verbs to engage in. Whenever an event or product allows me to combine the three it’s its own form of heaven. Witness the beer hoodie, a run of the mill hooded sweatshirt with an extra pouch sewn onto the front for holding your drink.
The beer hoodie is a great but not perfect invention. It only comes in heather grey, though you can customize it by adding one of over forty semi-amusing phrases such as, “Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder” and “Save the Ales”. I think of the beer hoodie as a conversation starter perfectly at home in dive bars and tailgate parties… kind of like an old college roommate.
A very interesting project about uniting 823 people - and the work of one enterprising artist – through a common pulse, a thread that links the contribution and purchases of many to the creation of one vision, through a series of one-of-a-kind, vintage, handmade, skeleton-key necklaces. The money from your purchase of one of the 823KEY neckpieces will be placed into a fund. Once the 823rd key is sold, that money becomes available to artists in the form of a grant. In a simple way, buy a key necklace and your money will go to an artist that is chosen, pretty cool idea, I think.
If you are from New York City, or have ever visited New York City, I think you will appreciate Christoph Niemann’s latest blog. Currently living in Berlin, Niemann says that on cold days he started playing with his boys’ Legos and began to sculpt mini homage’s to all things NYC. You can check out his complete collection in the New York Times HERE. Below, I have sampled some of my personal favorites.
Digital point and shoot cameras have really changed the world as we know it. Now any regular Joe Shmoe can press a button and take a beautiful picture and see the result right away, its amazing. With the technology, the shape and look of the cameras have also changed. I got nothing against the new slick look of point and shoot cameras but sometimes I just miss to wind the shot before I can press the button, I guess my dreams are now coming true. Here we have the MINOX DCC Leica M3 Gold Edition 5megapixel point and shoot camera in the old shape many of us missed. It sports an LCD screen in the back just like any other point and shooter, it just comes in this nice old shape, oh and its gold. The quality is apparently pretty good, I haven’t tried it, but it would be cool to see some sample shots. You can get it here for measly $425.
So I really can’t help but laugh at the people who walk around with their hands-free headsets in their ears, unused. And, of course, they are usually the type who really don’t really actually need it. Now this little hot device takes that stigma out of your ear and onto your wrist, in a sleek and fashionable manner. On-Time is a watch-bracelet with a snap-in bluetooth headset. Complete with a LCD touchscreen, a tap or two answers a call or silences the vibration from an incoming call. Yeah, it’s really cute. LG designed one that’s similar, well, it’s not a bracelet but they designed a space for you to put that damn headset when you’re not using it.
It’s more than just a shoe– it’s a work of art. Check out the Spring collection from 29-year-old Danish designer Nina Hjorth. A graduate of both Graeme Armour and the Royal College of Art, Hjorth is bringing back the bright neons from the 80′s that are so big right now and combining them with a more modern cut. This designer is certainly doing her part to make sure that pointy toes and the highest of heels are fun to wear again (even if they do look like they’d make walking down the street and acrobatic feat). Check out her entire collection HERE.