20 Dec
"Norman Mailer, Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe" hardcover book

As the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death approaches in 2012, Taschen has created a unique biography by pairing Norman Mailer’s 1973 bio Marilyn with Bert Stein’s intimate portraits of the actress from a Vogue photo shoot just six weeks before her death. The homage — simply titled Norman Mailer, Bert Stern: Marilyn Monroe — […]


20 Oct
The $1,255,000 Zenvo ST1

An Indiana-based company called Red Sea Distribution has announced that it will begin importing the Danish-built Zenvo ST1 supercar to customers in the United States. Although not the first country you think of when one utters the word supercar, Denmark’s ST1 blows anything most of the free world has ever built. The mid-engined supercar is […]


17 Aug
Christo and Jeane Claude's excessively (and fittingly) expensive Taschen compendium

Monstrously over-rated environmental installation artists Christo and Jeanne Claude have opted to collect their art in a massive Taschen coffee table book, which is fairly de rigueur for artists of their stature. What is not so standard, however, is the $50,000 pricetag they’re throwing on it. Seriously, $50K for a book. Obviously, the mindset that […]


8 Apr
Distilled in 1938, it's older than WWII

Wow how I’d like to get my hands on this Mortlach 70 Year Edition, now officially the world’s oldest whisky. Distilled in 1938, this Speyside whisky (the Madman’s favorite Scotch region) comes stunningly presented in a wooden bespoke box, with its delicious liquid contained there within glowing the color of sun-bleached polished mahogany. No matter […]


16 Mar
Ending a great Italian line with class

The line between production car and race car has been blurring since the introduction of the McLaren F1 back in 1992, and has gotten to the point where the difference is quantifiable, not qualitative. And Pagani’s Zonda R has blurred that line to near invisibility. As the last chapter in the Zonda line, the Pagani […]


18 Feb
Watch your gambling problems flitter away

I am a man blessed with many talents, among them is not the ability to play poker. This deficit brings my family great shame. I bet if I had this $10,000 poker set from Cartier my luck would change. It would have to intimidate even the most Cheney-faced card sharks like those found on site […]


12 Feb
HTT's Pléthore LC-750 to give America's Hat its first supercar

HTT Technologies will unveil its Pléthore LC-750 at the upcoming Top Marques Monaco show this April. Founded by French Canadian Luc Chartrand (who allegedly spent 11 years designing, engineering and building it all himself), this makes the HTT Pléthore the first Canadien supercar. Who woulda thunk it. The Pléthore LC-750 has a fully carbon fibre […]