There’s myriad solutions to connect a computer to your flat screen – the best one being that of reconstructing a Windows 98 machine with unnecessary 80s movie robot style LEDs in the works by friend-of-the-site, Ben Alavi.
The second best, though, is probably Veebeam. It’s functionally just a USB-to-HDMI connector cable, but it’s wireless and it comes in slick enough packaging to make it worthwhile. It’s compatible with Mac OS X (10.5, 10.6), Windows 7, and Vista, so in addition to being able to watch and rewatch stuff on Break.com, you could also pretty well turn your living room into a functional home office/conference room for presentations. READ MORE
Shirtsmayway.com offers online shirt customization. It’s crazy. We know. But, it actually works. We tested it out a few months ago, and we were pretty surprised how their digitally-bespoke wares fit our quite oddly-shaped editorial staff.
You just go on the site, enter your measurements, fabric choices, and style of shirt/cuff/seam/button/etc, then hit purchase. It’s shocking easy to be honest. Now, they’ve polished up their site and added new fabrics. Your shirt customization options are more than ever before, and they want to give you $200 just to celebrate this occasion.
Bartels Harley Davidson in Marina Del Rey, CA (not that far from where we are at Made Man), is going to unveil the one-and-only $1 million Harley Davidson on October 21st of this year. It’s called the jack Armstrong Cosmic Starship.
The bike is adorned with his unique style of art which he describes as Cosmic Existentialism. Like his paintings, decorating this classic cruiser are extreme colors and textures. Words magically appear throughout his paintings when viewed at different angles with his bold signature JACK, often in the center. Armstrong’s "Cosmic Extensionalism", along with his three 1st edition art books titled: "Cosmic Dream Museum", "The Last Wizard" and "Star Trip" can be seen at JackArmstrongArtist.com. According to Armstrong there will be a small sign placed next to the million dollar motorcycle saying, "If you are not Lady GaGa, Scarlett Johansson or Sylvester Stallone DO NOT TOUCH THIS HARLEY!"
Apple unveiled their new iPod Nano today, and there’s a lot of changes. Some of them are good, some are bad (no video?!), but, really, all of them are ludicrously adorable. If you don’t eat yours, here’s what you’ll get when you buy it.
The new Nano’s are a much-trimmed-down iteration of their iconic line weighing in at 42% lighter and 46% smaller than their big brothers. They come in the same colors as before, but you can also get graphite red, now, which is the Global Fund-sponsored model. They come in two memory sizes – 8GB and 16GB for $149. It’s got hard volume buttons, but the rest…SEE MORE
The Ciclotte stationary bicycle reimagines (we thought, at first, needlessly) the design of the classic exercise bike. It’s no mistake that this machine looks like a piece of art, though. It actually was a piece of art in the Milan Design Museum.
Looking more like an old-timey penny farthing bike than a sleek, futuristic racer, the Ciclotte is now finally available for commercial purchase. It’s not cheap at $10,700, but consider that you’re buying what is primarily an art piece, and, handily, can also be played with. It works by way of an epicycloid crank system integrated into the magnetized main wheel (which offers resistance). The body of it is comprised of carbon fiber and steel – and despite appearances, the seat and handlebars are adjustable. It comes with a touchscreen display to adjust your settings, and is available in either full carbon, silver or purple. SEE MORE
Kyoku Sake Infused Shave Cream seems like, we don’t know, a bit of a stretch at first. What could you possibly gain from putting booze in your shave cream. If anything, wouldn’t you intuit that the alcohol would dry your skin out? Or irritate it?
This seems like the exact opposite of what you should be doing. But it’s not. While many of the above negative impacts might be true for most booze, there is a byproduct of Sake’s fermentation called Kojic acid which works to not only keep existing moisture in the skin, but to increase its moisture significantly. In fact, a Japanese sake company called So Ozeki noticed that its master distillers are had excellent skin for their age, so they ran a few tests READ MORE.
If your dad hasn’t gifted you a pleasantly-worn, stretch-banded retro watch yet, don’t worry. You can now buy the ideal retro watch without having to wait. From new-to-the-scene-ish watchmakers Neuvo, this line is dubbed Prospector.
It is so named because they hail, design wise, from a time when “things were simple and value was measurable.” Now, we’re all for the “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it” exclusivity of, say, a watch made from real moon dust, but not everybody has that kind of scrilla to burn on jewelry. Happily, these pieces are just as affordable as the moon dust watch is ostentatious. They’re only $45 and they come in four trims: bronze, black, gold and silver. READ MORE
Hunting Bears is no Threadless, and thank goodness. Threadless is like the Walmart of screen-printing – the clients are dubious, you go there knowing you’ll probably find something you like, but it’s just so big it’s hard to get through it all.
Not Hunting Bears. They’re a relatively new site, so they’ve only got 4 shirts at present, but they are, each of them, great. If nothing else, the consistent quality of these non-user-generated tees speaks to the hilarious nature of the guys behind the site, and just like we don’t pirate music because we like to support cool bands, we’d like to buy shirts from cool guys. Who wouldn’t? From their about section: welcome to hunting bears, we are only a small store at the moment but to paraphrase whinnie the poo "small thing can occupy big parts of your heart." So, order one.
Jay-Z, in the footsteps of hip hop moguls Dr. Dre and P. Diddy, is coming out with his own line of high-performance headphones in partnership with stylized headphone slingers, Skullcandy. And, where Dr. Dre’s headphones are no-nonsense, these got style.
The are, in fact, fashioned after old-school aviator headphones. Here’s what Jay-Z says about his new phones, “Our passion is creating amazing music. We’re dedicated to delivering the best in live performances. Now with the Roc Nation / Skullcandy partnership, we’re offering the best way for people to experience the soundtrack of their lives."
They’re "optics inspired," and feature neodymium magnets, a 40mm full-range mylar drivers as well as a tangle-free nylon cord with in-line mic. They’re available in brown, white and black for $150 from Skullcandy.
You might not drive a new car. Not everybody can. Whether it’s because you’ve spend all your money on exotic booze, or your taste demands a classic car, some people got some miles on their wheels.
If that’s the case, you need to treat your transportation extra gently. She’s gotten you this far, and if you don’t put the right fuel, oil, and parts in her, then she might not be able to get over that next hill. That’s where FRAM’s new high-mileage oil filter comes in. It’s the only oil filter on the market with a proprietary, FRAM-designed Time Release Technology core system to it. Without getting into the details too much, they’ve inserted a specially designed gelatin core that slowly dissolves into your filtered oil keeping it, and your engine, cleaner longer. Treat your baby right and check ‘em out at FRAM.