Tangram Smart Rope
Jumping rope is one of the most effective and simple ways of improving your cardiovascular system. It requires very little space, inexpensive equipment and still provides a calorie burning workout that can also help build muscle and improve endurance. Smart ropes have been around for a while, however not many companies are doing it as well as the Tangram Smart Rope. This compact and aesthetically pleasing rope provides tons of functionality including jump tracking, an intuitive LED lighting system to provide you with realtime feedback, calorie and progress tracking via their app and more. The battery is highly efficient providing almost 36 hours of continuous use on a single 2 hour charge. The Smart Rope comes in a variety of colors and rope lengths to accommodate a wide variety of heights and weights.
Buy From Tangram / $80
Sudden Coffee - Crystallized Single Servings
Coffee - the first thing that millions of us brew in the morning to jump start our day. However there are those times that simply grinding up your beans and hitting the coffee maker is a struggle. For those times, Kalle Frees, a World Barista Championship competitor, has developed Sudden Coffee. Using a hand crafted process and single-origin coffee beans, liquid coffee is transformed into tiny crystals that can be easily mixed into water to create an instant cup of joe. These single serve offerings are perfect for if you're running late for work, stuck in traffic or simply have a craving for coffee without the desire to brew up a pot. Sudden Coffee ships as a subscription service and is shipping now.
Buy From Sudden Coffee / $22
Ritual Wash Kit
Does your Dopp kit need a refresher this year? Then this new offering from "This is Ground" may tick all the boxes. Created from top of the line tanned leather that would make Charles Doppelt proud, the Ritual Wash Kit has an aesthetic and internal organization that should satisfy any modern traveler. The leather will age beautifully and gain a patina unique to each user and the exterior design and architecture provides a kit that can be either laid flat or hung to free up countertop space. Shipping now and available in Cognac, Particle Gray or Mint (our personal fave).
Buy From This Is Ground / $239
Rains Backpack
Created to handle the rain and snow of Denmark, this new backpack from Danish native Rains is designed to handle the elements while providing a clean and elegant aesthetic. The bag is made from water-resistant polyester which has been formulated to keep all of your belongings clean and dry. The outside features a sleek and minimalistic design while the inside is full of well-engineered compartments, zippered spaces and pockets to maximize your carry. The Rains Backpack can store a little over 14 liters and comes in black, blue, red, brown white and green.
Buy From Rains / $105
Blloc Minimalist Smartphone
2018 is shaping out to be a year filled with a push towards minimalism in the cell phone space. Companies are realizing that some consumers are feeling overwhelmed and anxious by the constant sensory and information overload that modern smart phones provide. The Blloc smartphone is the latest iteration of these devices. Created to place productivity first and distractions second, the phone uses a monochrome UI to simplify your workspace and only display relevant apps when needed. The controls and interface is built around principles of 'less is more' so that you won't constantly get distracted every time you pick up your phone. The phone will debut later in the year and can be pre-ordered now from Blloc directly.
Buy From blloc / $425
My Morning Routine
Are you one of those people that struggle to be productive in the morning? Is getting out of bed and started on your day an ongoing battle? If so, then perhaps you should give Benjamin Spall and Michael Xander's new book My Morning Routine a read. This book highlights the morning habits, rituals and routines for some of the most successful people out there including Arianna Huffington, General Stanley McChrystal, Marie Kondo and more. Each of the interviews are short and digestible and cover a wide range of professions and specialties to make sure there is something in there for everyone. Truly a must read for anyone interested in creating better morning routines for a more fulfilling life.
Buy From Amazon / $13
22ยบ OCEAN JACKET
Crafted for those of you that spend significant time out in the rain, on the water or in other temperate climates, this hooded zip up from 22 Degrees is designed to keep you both warm and dry. Created by Rick Miskiv, a dive master from the island of Palau, this hoodie has become a staple in the underwater community. The material is a 2.5mm Smooth Skin Neoprene and features a blind stitched 100% waterproof seal, two large pouch pockets and drawstrings to complete the seal around the hood and waistline. This is a great looking and functional piece for any of you looking to not get wet.
Buy From 22 Degrees / $210
Sentient Long Wool Sofa
Now this is a cool couch. The Sentient sofa is an original design that combines long wool Icelandic sheepskin and reclaimed American oak boards to produce an incredibly comfortable, and highly unique, piece. The sheepskin wool is a bit chaotic and not for the faint of heart, but if you're looking for a true conversation starter in your living room, then the Sentient is definitely worth a look. Sizes range from 6" to 8" and is a mix of warm beige, brown and golden colors.
Buy From Sentient / $19,500
Military Inspired Canvas Surfboard Bag
Theres always a lot of love and detail that go into shaping and glassing surfboards, but usually not a ton of thought goes into how people store and transport them. No Excuses Co. is aiming to change that with their new line of military inspired surfboard bags. Created from repurposed 22oz military tent canvas and featuring vegetable-tanned leather belts to secure the board in place, these bags provide active travelers with a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing option for transporting their sticks. The Military Board Bag can fit any board shorter than 7'0" long by 23.52" wide and when not in use, the bag rolls tight for easy storage.
Buy From No Excuses Co. / $188
Eat What You Watch: A Cookbook for Movie Lovers
Ever watch a movie or TV show and think, 'Damn, that looks tasty?' Andrew Rea has and has created a new book that hopes to share some of Hollywood's most iconic movie dishes. Including plates from such classics las Harry Met Sally, Sixteen Candles, and The Gold Rush, these entries are perfect for adding some cinematic flair to your cooking repertoire.
Buy From Amazon / $16
Acme Sledgeworks Workout Gear
More form then function, Acme Sledgework's new line of workout gear is a eye-pleasing upgrade to any home gym. This lineup features an industrial aesthetic and maces, hammers and dumbbells with names like 'The Vendetta' and 'The Boss.' The pieces aren't cheap, with most costing at least $100, but the quality and build of them will far outlast your desire to swing maces around your two bedroom condo. Check them out now at Acme Sledgeworks.
Buy From Acme Sledgeworks / $100