Sunday, February 11, 2007

Rock & Republic Floyd Jean

Even though it's still winter, it's time to start thinking about your spring/summer wardrobe, including some new denim. We're liking the Rock & Republic Floyd Jean ($250), with its "city fit" and details like an angled coin slot and antiqued nickel buttons and rivets. The wash is dark blue with heavy fading on the front and seat, making them pretty versatile.

Olhausen Waterfall Pool Table

Having a pool table in your home is always a pleasure, but most professional-grade tables don't exactly blend in very well. Not so with the Olhausen Waterfall Pool Table ($8600). Made of either Veneer Oak or Maple, the table features black diamond rail sights, leather pockets, and framed, diamond-honed slate. Whether it's 9 ball, 8 ball, or some other sort of ball-related recreation, this table should last a long, long time.

FlyTech RC DragonFly

I am for little flying contraptions, especially when they look like insects. The FlyTech RC DragonFly ($50) is a radio controlled "flying insect," flapping its wings like a real dragonfly. It can move up, down, left, and right, and has LED status lights in its eyes. It even has settings for beginners and experts, and if it's anything like our last flying toy, that's a terrific thing.

Optimus Prime T-Shirt

I told you I love some robot tees. This latest one definitely needs to be on the site as it features the king of all robots. The Optimus Prime T-Shirt ($28) is a super soft, vintage-washed tee with a faded "84" Transformers graphic, indicating the first year we all sat stunned at the glorious cartoon robots.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The North Face M Ice Storm 400 GTX Boa Boots

Whether you wear them on your next extreme skiing expedition or just out to shovel the sidewalk, these boots from The North Face will keep you going all day. The M Ice Storm 400 GTX Boa Boots ($195) offers a ton of features — like Gore-Tex waterproof protection, Primaloft insulation, TNF Winter Grip outsole, and Boa technology — to provide you with warmth, comfort, fit, and traction.

Normann Time Is Money Bank

Designed by Uncrate favorite Karim Rashid, the Normann Time Is Money Bank ($50) is one of those ideas that is so obvious we're clueless as to why it hasn't been done before. The bank, shaped like an hourglass, allows the money to flow down to the bottom, bringing the idea "Time Is Money" forward in a very literal sense. Plus, it's made from plastic and rubber — so you can be sure it can survive holding your change for a very long time.

AX Wool Bomber Jacket

Now that Punxsutawney Phil has emerged without seeing his shadow, are you looking for a jacket to get you through the transition from winter to spring? You could do a lot worse that this Wool Bomber Jacket from Armani Exchange ($185). Made from 60% wool and 40% viscose, the jacket sports multiple pockets, a relaxed fit, and great band collar.