In commemoration of the BMW 328 75th anniversary (no, not the leased 328 in your neighbor’s garage), Bavarian Motor Works has created what really can only be described as a breathtaking reintepretation, recently revealed at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Como, Italy. Aptly called the BMW 328 Hommage, its resemblance to the original 1930′s 328 is a bit of a stretch, but BMW has managed to create a striking if not downright sinister look using a mix of throwback queues and stylings from modern models including the 6 series, Z4 and Vision ConnectedDrive concept revealed at the Geneva Auto Show.
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When was the last time you memorized a cell phone number? Put a picture in a photo album? Created a real, physical invitation for a party? Thanks to Facebook, we don’t have to deal with any of those inconvenient, non-technological, memory-related things anymore. In our opinion, that’s change for the better. With Social Memories, you can document everything that happened on the social network quickly amassing more information about you than even Google. Social Memories takes all your pictures, albums, likes, favorite vocab words, popular status updates and a bunch of other socially important statistics and then aggregates it into a book perfect for your coffee table. Or, if $27 seems a little steep for what’s essentially a narcissistic trip down memory lane, you can make a book for free and share it with all the same friends that are in it. $27
I don’t know if it is because I am hard to impress with cool stuff, or I just see so many gnarley things searching for stuff for zoot that I have become numb, but this is a product that really got me excited. The company is called WeWood and they make watches that are made completely from natural wood. Feel the difference nature can bring. Completely absent of artificial or toxic material. The best part about these time pieces is that when you buy one, they will plant a tree because of your purchase. They have partnered up with tree planters, American Forest, the nations oldest non profit conservation organization. One Watch One Tree One Planet is their moto, and not only are these watches impacted the Earth in a amazing way, they are also friggen awesome looking, double whammy. They range from $119 to $139 and are available for men and women. My birthday is coming up so if anyone wants to buy me one I won’t be upset, thanks. Go to their website found here to get yours, and mine.
There are few things in life as serious as a bullet. Most of us don’t have to rely on one of man’s most deadly weapons on a regular basis, so we don’t have use for bullets regularly. Pens are a different story. Signing checks, bar tabs and taking notes will be less of a chore and more of a reason to show off – if you have a Fisher Space Pen that’s made from a real .375 caliber bullet. Getting your point across will never be as easy as it is with this bullet pen. You can buy it here for $25.
Retro fantasticness from Max Dalton — a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off board game. Created for an art exhibit honoring our Gen-X patron saint, John Hughes.
The hangover prevention business must booming because a new product pops up every week it seems. Created by folks with long histories in the nightlife world, canonical branding apparently isn’t the drink’s only well conceived feature. Instead science is pushed as its raison d’etre. The concoction features amino acids, herbs, and minerals, designed first and foremost to combat acetaldehyde — which we’re told is the main cause of those horrible mornings, outside of dehydration. According to the New York Times Diner Journal, the product seems to work as advertised. It can also combat alcohol flush — which Mercy’s site diplomatically explains is an “uncomfortable and embarrassing condition that mainly affects those of Asian descent”. It sounds intriguing, but we did spy a position of “Master Alchemist” listed as part of the senior staff, so we’ll reserve judgment until after we do some testing of our own.
You’ve seen what we thought of the iPad2, and the coverage of the Motorola Xoom, but in comes in another contender to the pad wars, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, and boy does it look pretty. I am not going to lie, I prefer android to apple, that is just me, I feel you can customize your experience more to fit your needs. That being said I still think the apple iPad controls the game, but this tab is really making an argument to take over the game. The tablet will be powered by Nvidia’s dual-core Tegra 2 processor and will ship with Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). It will have both rear and front-facing cameras at 8 MP and 2 MP, respectively. With all that being said I might just buy an apple iPad 1 for 350 bucks at the apple refurbished store online, not a bad deal if you ask me.
No, not the history of snowboards — history on snowboards. These Great Dudes Of History Snowboards ($400) by YES feature the visages of some of modern history’s most noteworthy dudes, including Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Einstein, Haile Selassie, John Lennon, and JFK, while offering plenty of performance thanks to a power wood core, an asymmetrical shape, and a stone and diamond structured base for maximum glide and durability. You can buy them now here, and also see more specs and information.
You’ve heard it before: Ruckus Juice, Mule Kick, Hillbilly Pop, Mountain Dew — the nicknames for moonshine, an often misunderstood spirit of Appalachian heritage. But just like your personal tastes, moonshine has also done its fair share of growing up, thanks to modern craft distillers. Now, the high-proof corn whiskey is not only legally available, but delicious to boot. And yes, it still packs a mighty wallop. Take Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine ($25+) for instance. The family company, based in Gatlinburg, TN follows centuries old secret recipes to create a superior moonshine using local ingredients from East Tennessee farms. Their 100 proof shine is even available with batch soaked cherries and sold in mason jars. Yee-haw, indeed. You can buy it here for just $25.
Pushing the limits of the terms “4G” and “world’s most powerful” is the new Motorola Atrix 4G ($TBA). Running Android 2.2 and packing a host of high-end features like a 1 GHz dual-core processor, a “qHD” 960 x 540 screen, 1 GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD slot for expansion, HSPA+, front- and rear-facing cameras, HD video capture, a biometric fingerprint reader for secure access, dual mics for noise-reduction, 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11n support, and a 1930 mAh battery, the Atrix also works with a new “laptop dock” for expanded multi-tasking and browsing with a full version of Firefox, which we feel is it’s most revolutionary feature. Looks pretty sweet to us.