News broke of Nelson Mandela’s passing yesterday, a man who will be remembered for spending 27 years before an international campaign successfully lobbied for his release. His relentless fight against apartheid and continuous philanthropic efforts can’t be overlooked and will serve as key notes for his legacy. He was the first black to become the President of South Africa, a role he held for one term before refusing to go a second time. After leaving office, Mandela became an elder statesman and focused his time and energy on charitable work in combating poverty and HIV/AIDS through the Nelson Mandela Foundation amongst other things.
Google’s Second Generation Google Glass
Google’s officially started rolling out the second generation of Google Glass. The redesign features a new hardware update that allows for compatibility with existing prescription eyeglasses, and implements an external mono earbud in place of the previous bone-conduction speaker from…
Introducing | Por Homme’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Men
Introducing our Holiday Gift Guide for 2013. Of all the work that we put in year ’round, I can’t think of a piece we enjoy more. These are things we’d buy for ourselves or for others if we had an…
Deluxe has delivered their take on the classic motorcycle riders jacket for the F/W 2013 season, giving us a heavy cow hide leather shell that’s been meticulously dyed and washed. The end result is a jacket that looks perfectly broken in. Other contemporary details include ergonomic pocket positioning, and a bold leopard printed lining, with traditional elements in the mix as well such as zippered cuffs, adjustable side cinches and iconic moto lapels.
Restoration Hardware’s Gramophone docks for the iPhone and iPad take Thomas Edison’s phonograph invention from the late 1800s and blend it with modern day elegance. The iconic speaker horn from those early machines amplified sound with the power of pure physics, essentially taking the sounds from a small source and stretching it. Simply set your iPhone or iPad in the solid wood dock, and the metal horn will boost its volume by three to four times, with zero need for electricity. Though this isn’t the first horn speaker we’ve seen on the market, it’s definitely the sleekest and with two subtle color options in the mix as well, we think it’s one that will be a great addition to any upcoming remodeling plans.
Hodinkee continues to drop some really impressive product and this time, they’ve wrapped up a collaboration with GJ Cleverly, one of the last old school shoemakers known the World over. The duo teamed up for a very limited run of leather straps made from Russia Leather, a specially tanned reindeer leather recovered from a shipwreck dating to 1786. A short history lesson — Russia was renowned for their leathers back in the eighteenth century and one closely-guarded tanning process resulted in a water resistant leather with a rich reddish brown color, a cross-hatch patter, and a very unique smell. Then came the Russian Revolution and after 1917, production was stopped and the tanning process was lost to history.
To celebrate their 15th anniversary, the Red Bull Music Academy has released For The Record, a new coffee table book that features a collection of conversations between 36 of music’s biggest contributors. The list of artists spreads across various genres and generations and ranges from Erykah Badu and Nile Rodgers to Sly & Robbie and Jamaican visionary Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. The book delves into some of the most relevant topics in music today, each one visually interpreted with stunning original designs by Chris Rehberger’s Double Standards agency.
For The Record is available now in specialty bookstores and music shops nationwide as well the Gestalten online shop.
Here we have shots Onia’s Resort 2014 lookbook. Beyond all the things we’ve come to expect from the swimwear label — modern sophisticated swim shorts in rich solids and playful patterns — they’re also launching their first line of ready-to-wear items. Onia’s beachwear separates will offer a variety of tees and linens to shorts and casual pants, all staying true to the brand’s vision of classic craft and durability. Expect the offerings to come in a range of fabrics including fine cottons and linens, making the pieces perfect for any escape to warmer weather.
Shop the Resort 2014 collection now at Onia and select retailers worldwide.
Pop Up Flea‘s coming back to New York City and is set to be the largest event the boys have put on to date. The space is massive and they’ll be in the heart of Soho. Oh, and the lineup’s as good as we’ve seen it. Everyone from Hodinkee and Shinola to Rancourt & Co., Todd Snyder, Baxter of California, and the Carson Street Clothiers team. The cool thing about the Pop Up Flea to us is that you get to connect with the folks behind all these great brands on a real one-to-one level. The space is always filled with great people that just want to have a good time and show off some of their great product in the process.
Pop Up Flea 2013 in NYC will take place from December 6th to 8th at 82 Mercer Street in Soho. For more info and to stay up to date on all things PUF, check out thepopupflea.com, Twitter and Instagram.
While the LA Auto Show is taking place here in the States, the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is also underway with their own list of impressive releases taking place. Alpina has just unveiled its newest model – the Alpina B4 Biturbo Coupe. It features the same powertrain as the Alpina B3 Biturbo, a twin turbo 3.0L inline 6 dishing out 410 HP and 443 lb. ft. The Alpina B4′s clocked a 0-62 MPH time of 4.2 seconds and has a top speed of 197 MPH. An 8 speed automatic transmission comes standard.
Cosmetic enhancements include a front bumper lip, trunk spoiler, quad exhaust and Alpina wheels wrapped in Michelin PSS’s and adaptive suspension.
Mr. C Beverly Hills is the first endeavor by the Cipriani family in Los Angeles (specifically their fourth generation, Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani) and it’s nothing short of exceptional. No expense was spared as the interiors of the hotel are equal parts contemporary and equal parts timeless. The amenities are immense and it may well be one of the finest hotels we’ve seen in quite sometime. There are a total of 137 rooms with 12 Signature Suites and Classic Suites, with spaces ranging from 365 to 800 square feet. With Cipriani classics making their way to the west coast in the hotel’s restaurant, it’s a destination that will surely leave a mark.
Porsche has introduced a fifth model to their lineup, the Macan. Unveiled at this week’s LA Auto Show, the younger sibling to the Cayenne SUV will appeal to a niche that’s comprised of car enthusiasts and family car buyers alike. The compact crossover is set to reach North American showrooms next year, with two V6-powered models, the Macan S and Macan Turbo. Both will feature the German automaker’s seven-speed dual-clutch PDK transmission and standard four-wheel drive, with the pricetags for each coming in at $49,900 and $72,300 respectively.
Check out the Porsche Macan in action for the first time below.