Coming later this year is the new ultimate in LEGO’s collector’s series: the Slave I Builder’s Set. Not only will it come with 1996 pieces that will allow you to reenact every moment from The Empire Strikes Back, but you’ll have a chance to let Hans Solo (in either frozen or thawed version), Boba Fett […]


2 Sep
Latest in homemaking booze that pairs well with tuna tataki

If you and your drank are like white on rice, then have we got the DIY booze-making kit for you. The Norse Hutchens sake-making kit claims to simplify a potentially complex spirit-crafting process, giving you the most authentic Japanese drink kit that a company out of Illinois — or your bathtub — can offer. Basically you just […]


Nobody has fully unlocked the secrets of the French liquor absinthe. Sure some say its the wormwood, but I personally blame that crazy green fairy that always pops up and starts stirring shit. Hazy memories, head-pounding mornings and cringe-worthy when-did-we-do that photographs are nearly always the result, but it’s not quite clear whether it’s the […]


2 Nov
Already lightweight supercar gets a trim & bright new dress

While the original McLaren MP4-12C is already a masterpiece novel of carbon fiber — including a full monocoque carbon fiber chassis — HAMANN Motorsport take the exorbitant material investment to an entirely new level. The German modifiers have developed a full body kit to not only improve the aerodynamics of the hypercar, but also lower its […]


24 Oct
Summon your inner fop with 100% top-grain cowhide

if you’re looking to clean up your act while you clean up your act, you could do much worse than this vintage gentlemen’s toiletry kit. Dating back to the 1960’s the near mint condition kit includes a toothbrush case, two soap cases, a small removable mirror, one empty slot for a tube of toothpaste and a […]


4 Sep
American customizer's first fairing-added custom Harley

We’ve covered a bunch of American motorcycle customizer Roland Sands work before, including output like his Harley Davidson Café Sportster, and the Retro Custom 500 Helmets he made for Bell. His latest bike, the ‘Race-ster’, is notable because it’s the first time Sands is building a Harley with a fairing on it. The Race-ster lives […]


Perhaps you’re planning to live off the land in a few short months, or maybe you’re expecting a zombie attack or the end of the world (no, really this time). Or maybe you’re just doubling down on that whole Mayan Apocalypse thing. If so, the Just-In-Case Kits from O. F. Mossberg & Sons might possibly […]


10 Oct
FIAT's diminutive Italian imp gets 300 horsepower boost

The FIAT 500 is presently the best designed ultra compact car on the market, and it’s finally available in America. But the version we’re getting imported has just a measly 101 hps, with an Abarth 133 hp tuned version coming in early 2012. But besting that output by a significant amount is Italian tuner Romeo […]

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