We know plenty of you are using Macs out there. So if you’ve been in the market for some desktop accessories that are a perfect match, look no further than the Desk Set Professional from Deskology. Made from 3/16″ thick anodized aluminum material with a matte anodized finish—the same as any aluminum Mac—these babies will set you back a healthy $189.
A nice modern hybrid-city bike for those who want to cruise in style. The Public D8 works well for long rides, has slightly thicker tires than its road bike brethren to take a pot hole or two, and sells with a ‘Love at First Ride’ guarantee. Useful for buying expensive things over the internet—and makes us wonder when Zappos will have a ‘Love at First Walk’ return policy to save us some ill fitting shoes. The D8 is built with a steel frame and comes with eight speeds, you can choose from the available in three colors and ride off to Starbucks for $1,150.
A dog bed that will make you envious of your own pet, the Vurv Ellipse Dog Bed is a beautifully simple and modern take on an item that is usually tucked in a corner. Made of bent plywood with your choice of high quality veneer finish, it will look right at home next to an Eames Lounge Chair. The included pillow is made with Crypton Fabric, a premium material that helps control odors, bacteria, stains and is easy to clean all of that damn pet hair out of. Each bed is custom made with prices ranging from $800 to $1,050.
Designed by Karim Rahid, the Bobble filters water as you drink. Saving you from the cost—both financially and environmentally—of bottled water, without needing to keep that big bucket in the fridge. Made of FDA approved recycled PET, a material is free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC, you can be sure you’re drinking purified water free of contaminants. Acronyms aside, it’s a good looking water bottle. Available in a variety of color combinations for $10.
If you love wine and don’t own a decanter, you really should. You don’t need to be a wine snob to notice the difference. A good decanter can turn a $12 bottle of wine into a $30 bottle. How’s it work? A good decanter filters, splits, and oxygenates the wine as you pour—effectively aging it on the spot. We’re fans of this Menu Decanting Pourer, which may seem a tad expensive at $50, but after that first bottle of wine, you’ll know where your money went.
Quentin Tarantino places it in the top three rock movies of all time. Michael Jackson claims it contains James Brown’s best performance. Full of classic 60′s corniness, and amazing performances, The T.A.M.I. Show appeared in 1964 and brought to life rock concerts on movie screens. MTV before there was MTV folks. With performances by The Rolling Stones, James Brown, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Supremes, and more, this DVD ($12, Amazon) is a must-have if you’re a fan of influential music. Preview video after the jump:
There’s grids, there’s ruled, there’s completely blank. Moleskine’s have done it all for us, but what we can’t find on the shelf was something in the middle of it all. Behance’s Dot Grid Journal ($16.50) is a compelling mid-point between the freedom of a blank page and the “Mommy, help I can’t draw a straight line!” rigidness of grid-paper that makes you just draw squares. While we’re aware it’s all been done before, we’re happy to see it wrapped up in a package even prettier than a Moleskine.
Looking for a little more annoying noises in your late night writing sessions? Perhaps, you just want to feel a bit more authentic, or maybe you feel the distractions of the internet weighing you down from getting some real work done. Enter the humble typewriter. Stylish, old school, and free of Twitter and Facebook. We love the look of this 1935 style Remington Rand typewriter, available for $525 from MyTypewriter. The only things that will keep you from getting work done will be stuck keys and running out of ink.
If you’re looking for a hair product that doesn’t give you the shiny appearance of hair wax or pastes you should try Osis Dust It by Schwarzkopf. This product will give you the texture you desire through a powder form that allows your hair to move naturally. Sprinkle it directly on your hair roots for a volumizing effect or work it through your hands and apply to your ends for a separated look. Dust It works great on all hair types and is available for $12 on Amazon.
Hand painted and polished 30″ hickory helve with a 3.5 lb fine grain steel bit. Sounds manly. Looks oddly designer. We figure if you’re the manly type who is constantly fighting that creative-artist stigma, one of these will be pretty convincing for your friends. Each Best Made Co. Axe ($400) is crafted, painted and polished by hand and made to order, so get a pair and put that axe-cross up on your wall. Nobody’s going to bug you about that beret and scarf you’re wearing.