When the weekend rolls around, sometimes we just like to kick back, relax, throw on a movie and sip a glass of the red. We already know that glass is recyclable, but an eco-friendlier version comes in the form of PaperBoy Wine. The newest wine from Sonoma County-based winery Truett-Hurst rolls-out in collaboration with Oakland, California-based packaging company Ecologic Brands.
For frequent travelers by plane, jet lag can start becoming an issue after years of constantly sitting on the damn plane for hours upon hours. Well, a mathematician might have found the solution to the problem (like they should do right?) with his newly developed app called Entrain. It’s our understanding that “jet lag is the result of a disrupted circadian clock.” When the app steps in, it simulates your circadian clock on the phone and makes mathematically optimal lighting recommendations to help you adjust as fast as possible to new timezones and schedules. If you’re thinking it’s all bullshit, think again, because the recommendations (which tell you when to seek light and/or dark) are based on new research in the journal PLoS Computational Biology, so beat that!
Almost similar to a project we posted earlier this week, Sinichi Higashi’s Symmetric Light Photography are photos you can truly call a work of art. By using Tokyo’s cityscape and a bit of clever editing, Higashi captures the dense traffic of Tokyo’s highways and the results are symmetric extended exposure photos. Check the full series after the jump.
Since most of us will never see this stuff in person, photographer Chris Jordan set out on a journey across the United States to document the way human and mass consumption significantly affects the world we live in. His journey took him to shipping ports and industrial yards where he captured full-scale photos of industrial waste, infrastructure and everyday objects like a huge pile of cellphones. The series of photographs will make you realize how blind and unaware we are to the waste we produce, because of the things that we want or “need.”
With an eye for photography combined with an eye for architecture, photographer Brad Sloan is seeking to bring us a book of photography that explores architectural lines and their fascinating urban connections. After visiting Manhattan for the first time in April 2012, Brad was immediately drawn to the way NY’s modern architecture blended and interacted with everything around it. While he was there he did have the opportunity to take some great shots of the city and edit them to his liking, but now he’d like to go back and make a full-on book out of it. However, he needs your help doing it via his Inceptualized Reality Kickstarter project. You’ll be backing him for travel, the expenses incurred while exploring the city and book publishing costs. His goal isn’t set to high (just $5,000) for something that we know will end up as a must-buy for your coffee table.
If you’ve been to New York City then you know it’s a mecca for all-things business. However, over the past decade, locally ran, small business’ have been pushed out by landlords jacking up their rent while bigger corporations move in and have no problem paying the bill.
Have you ever descended deep into the depths of a Volcano? Probably not, but if you plan on being in Iceland soon you can book your trip 400ft down for a 6 hour tour priced at $325. Named Thrihnukagigur, the volcano is the only accessible magma chamber on the entire planet and for three months out of the year visitors are lowered into it. You’ll start by getting comfortable at your base camp that’s built each May with materials hauled in via helicopter. Start a two-mile hike to end up at the crater of the volcano, then walk the plank to strap yourself into the metal cage and start your descent down. Once inside the volcano you’ll spend about 30-45 minutes exploring the massive piece of earth and if you want to get real ballsy, there are passages that continue to a depth of 700ft.
Luxurious camping is a term we hardly ever hear, but to us Endémico fits the bill perfectly. The rooms may not be the biggest we’ve seen, but they certainly get the job done. Each one of the 20 luxurious cabins is set atop a hill overlooking the Valle de Guadalupe wine region in Baja California, Mexico. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of your city life, this is the perfect place to do it because the hotel amenities will give you very little reason to leave (along with that view). Enjoy the on-site pool, restaurant, and bar at your own leisure – all being just a short drive away from our home city San Diego, CA. Need we say more?
For some it may be a bit too much leather, but for us the Whipping Post Military Duffle Bag carries just the right amount of class for our liking. Inspired by the canvas duffle bag that Whipping Post founder Ryan Barr’s father held on to from his Vietnam days, this military style duffle bag features a top load style, 100% tanned vegetable leather and a matching leather luggage tag to make it your very own. It measures in a bit smaller than a usual military duffle, develops a lovely patina with age and in the end looks damn good.
We’ve been seeing a lot of DSPTCH lately and it certainly isn’t a bad thing. The DSPTCH Ruckpack is the newest addition to their affordable, functional, simple accessories line and it draws inspiration from tactical and military fields. Although it’s slimmed down a bit, the Ruckpack is designed to carry all of your everyday essentials and features a separate laptop compartment, several small item pockets and a convenient panel-loading design that allows you to quickly access the main compartment. It also features a rigid HDPE (High-density polyethylene) and aluminum back support to reduce fatigue, while the entire bag is made in the good ol’ USA.