An extension cord you won’t want to hide. Best Made Co’s cloth wrapped extension cords ($38-$48) are a great solution to scenarios where it’s just impossible to run a cord out of view. They’re available in a variety of patterns and colors and handmade in the USA.
Great room-filling sound in a beautiful single speaker. There is a wonderful attention to detail in every facet of the Sonos Play:5 ($395). It’s easy to integrate into a full Sonos system, plug in any music device through the line-in, or pair it with an Apple Airport Express to take advantage of Airplay streaming from your iPhone or laptop. The speaker is powered by a subwoofer, two mid-range drivers and two tweeters and has enough power to replace most casual audio set-ups all by itself. Not convinced? Check out the rave reviews.
Packing an APS-C sized sensor in a tiny rangefinder body, along with a hybrid electronic and optical viewfinder, the Fujifilm X100s ($1299) is an amazing little device capable of near DSLR quality photography. The camera is permanently married to its 23mm (35mm equivalent) f2.0 lens, great for street photography, portraits, and many other common cases; but you may want to look elsewhere if you’re looking for a camera to shoot action or landscapes.
To be admired at the MoMA in New York, to be acquired in selected shops worldwide. FREITAG’s bags rank as classics among messenger bags. First created in the early 1990s, they are not a short-lived niche product but have set the standards in regard to design, quality and functionality. Then as now, the bags are distinguished by the striking concept and execution: handmade from used truck tarpaulins, bicycle inner tubes and car seat belts, the FREITAG fundamental series are a loyal companion to see you through the decades. After all, the materials used have already travelled far and wide and are hardwearing.
Our JOE model is in the mail, and we can’t wait. Pick yours up on FREITAG’s freshly redesigned site for $99-$491.
Lytro lets you take pictures like never before. Unlike a conventional camera that captures a single plane of light, the Lytro camera captures the entire light field, which is all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space. Since you’ll capture the color, intensity, and direction of all the light, you can experience the first major light field capability – focusing after the fact. Focus and re-focus, anywhere in the picture. You can refocus your pictures at anytime, after the fact. And focusing after the fact, means no auto-focus motor. No auto-focus motor means no shutter delay. So, capture the moment you meant to capture not the one a shutter-delayed camera captured for you.
You can pick up the 16GB red model for $499 or the 8GB graphite or blue models for $399 at the Lytro site.
From the gym to the beach to the airplane—the Freemans Duffle Bag bag does it all, and still looks good doing it. Inspired by a vintage military bag, the soft Japanese cotton, fresh colors, and durable zippers make this a no-brainer. Best of all? Made right here in ‘Merica. Available in a mustard yellow, military green, navy blue, and industrial grey for $76.
Hat tip to Tyler Galpin for finding this item.
Combining colonial style with modern production techniques and design, the Pedrali Pasha Chair (price $TBA) is a ‘synthesis of tradition and innovation.’ Available in four colors: transparent, charcoal transparent, black, and white.
Ever wanted some great images for a mock up? A photo for a personal project? Duh, we know you have. We also know you’ve probably fretted away money and time browsing stock photography or dare we say… Google image search. Well we’ve found a better way.
Compfight is an image search tool that helps you find images that are useful, of good resolution, and more importantly of the right license for what you want to use it for by integrating with Flickr’s API. With a simple interface and good image results, we’ve been using Compfight to find photos for a few projects on our own, and since it’s free—you should too.
The Makr Farm Ruck Sack ($160) is a ruggedly durable simple backpack hand-made from natural canvas and high quality leather. A backpack that doesn’t make you feel like a school child. Nice. Designed and produced by Jason Gregory in Florida, there’s a tactile feel that speaks to the craft and care that went in to its creation. Also available in black and brown.
Be sure to check out all of Makr’s hand-made goods. We’ve picked up a bi-fold wallet from their huge collection and couldn’t be more pleased.