Drobo Mini

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If you're a creative that puts in a lot of miles on the road, you probably need all the hard disk storage you can get. Drobo shrinks its popular storage array into their new Drobo Mini. It's got everything that its bigger siblings have, but in a smaller package and it does it without compromising speed.

It has four drive bays for speed SSD storage or 2.5" SATA hard drives. Connectivity is also just as fast with inputs for USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. The Mini can be configured with up to 6TBs of storage and it has power fail protection with battery backup to give you peace of mind in the event of a power outage.

$499-$2,999, Drobo

Posted in Misc Tech  

Outlier Summerweight Experiments

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While summer is slowly coming to a close, don't tell Outlier that. They're making the months of the warmer days with a new range of Summerweight Experiments designed to protect and perform in the heat.

Comprised of four pieces, the collection features a running short and three shirting choices that should have ready for not just the summer, but the whole year. The Runweight short ($175) is a running short without an inner seam helping to get rid of chafing so you have the most comfortable run possible. Next up is the Ultralight Heavy Shirt ($248) that takes their lightweight pant fabric to give it four-way stretch and 50+ UPF of sun protection. The last two are a short sleeve style ($188) with four-way stretch and an experimental v-shaped vent for increased cooling and a Suncloth Pivot shirt ($248) that has all the sun protection of the of the Ultralight Heavy, but in a 50/50 cotton/Tencel shirting blend.

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Posted in Clothes  

Hard Graft Refresh Dopp Kit

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A perfect complement to their recently released Travel Bag, Hard Graft keeps all your toiletries organized and conveniently vertical with their new Refresh Dopp Kit.

The company searched long and hard for a good vertically-arranged dopp kit and couldn't find many. Of course, being how Hard Graft they developed their own and the standing design is great for holding all your grooming essentials and keeping all of it propped up and easily accessible.

$270, Hard Graft

Posted in Bags & Accessories  

Beck x Warby Parker Part Deux

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Beck and Warby Parker are back at it and since the original release proved to be a success the two have joined up once again to not only bring back the "Carmichael" frame ($95) in a new color, but also release an incredible new version of his album, Song Reader.

Beck and producer Randall Poster selected a special group of artists who have created exclusive versions just for this release. The 20-track collection will feature recordings by Jack White, Juanes, Norah Jones, Lord Huron, Jeff Tweedy, Jarvis Cocker, and of course, Beck himself. The album will be available at select dealers such as Need Supply in Virginia, Alchemy Works in LA, Warby Parker's retail stores, and iTunes.

Warby Parker

Posted in Sunglasses  

Todd Snyder x Globe-Trotter

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Todd Snyder has been busy batting a thousand opening incredible retail stores and creating great collaborations with brands and designers like Champion and Stephen Kenn. It's no surprise that the brand was one of the CFDA finalists and his designs have continued to impress season after season.

His latest collaboration is with iconic luggage brand, Globe-Trotter, who has worked with Snyder to create a two-piece luggage collection that wraps a suitcase and briefcase in a black and grey colorway with custom cloth lining and brown leather belt straps.

Todd Snyder (Via Honeyee)

Posted in Bags & Accessories  

Hiro Sugiyama x Colette Candle

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We're definitely packaging nerds and Colette's new candle collaboration with artist Hiro Sugiyama has us sold on the box alone. Their "Divin Mimosa" candle has top notes of Bergamot and Mandarin, heart notes of Mimosa and Cassie, and a base of Sandalwood and Musk.

The collaboration is part of the boutique's exhibition with Sugiyama which will be on display from July 15th to August 30th who's pieces are explained as: "a psychedelic, pop, colorful and shimmering way the world of scientists around 150 points or images of science. This is part of the wider project of the artist to extend the Enlightenment philosophy."

$40, Colette

Posted in Home  

Bacardi Facundo Rum Collection

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Rum connoisseurs will have a few new options on the shelf as Bacardi launches its first collection of aged sipping rums. Called the FACUNDO Rum Collection, the series is a tribute to Bacardi founder Don Facundo Bacardi Masso and will be comprised of four different aged variants.

Taken straight from the company's private reserves the FACUNDO collection will feature: NEO which is aged from 1-8 years and has a sweet taste with floral and almond notes. Eximo, a 10-12 year blended rum with a nutty flavor and hints of vanilla. Exquisito, a bolder rum aged 7-23 years with a warmer taste with notes of raisins and toasted nuts. And last but not least, the gem of the collection, Paraiso, their flagship bottle aged up to 23 years and is filtered over activated carbon and married in French casks after aging. The collection is currently available at select dealers in New York and Miami with a West Coast launch in the Fall to follow.

$45-$250, Bacardi

Posted in Lifestyle  

Steven Alan Canvas Sail Combo Backpack

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If low-profile utility is what you're in the market for in a backpack, then you'll want to put Steven Alan's Canvas Sail Combo Backpack on the list. The cotton canvas bag is as stealthy and classic as it gets and it's a versatile bag that looks and works great in any situation.

On the utility side the bag has a tablet/laptop pocket that can fit up to a 15" laptop, a quilted and cushioned rear panel keeps your back nice and comfortable, and there's a waterproof pouch that's perfect for separating wet/dirty goods or shoes from the rest of your bag.

$178, Steven Alan

Posted in Bags & Accessories  

Bordeaux, Legendary Wines

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You can't always trust the sommelier, brush up on some serious wine knowledge with Assouline's Bordeaux, Legendary Wines:

"With a history spanning centuries, the Bordeaux region ranks as perhaps the premier winemaking area in the world. As internationally renowned wine expert Michel Dovaz makes clear in this tour of the châteaux of Bordeaux, the true story of this legendary wine begins eons ago, when the earth itself took shape and blessed one part of France with magical soil. This volume presents the fascinating history of the many châteaux that have been operating continuously since the seventeenth century. The author also relates the many steps that go into the creation of these prestigious wines, and presents an essential catalog featuring the wines of 125 châteaux, complete with a glossary, tables of harvest conditions of various years, and tasting notes for recent vintages. For the wine amateur or experienced oenophile, this splendidly photographed volume offers an authoritative guide to the appreciation of this rare treasure."

$85, Assouline

Posted in Books  

Mad Max: Fury Road

In case you were wondering if George Miller still had it in him, even after those damn Happy Feet movies...

"From director George Miller, originator of the post-apocalyptic genre and mastermind behind the legendary Mad Max franchise, comes Mad Max: Fury Road, a return to the world of the Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky.

Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows."

Posted in Movies  

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