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Campaign furniture reform

J&R Guram Campaign Furniture

We’re no strangers to the revival of heritage American brands, but what about revisiting cool gear from the heyday of the British Empire? An under-explored category, indeed. On a recent trip to Elephant Pepper Camp in Kenya’s Mara North Conservancy, we slept, dined, drank and chewed the fat in tents furnished handsomely by J&R Guram,…

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Drive the line in your own home

NoMo Designs Racetrack Series Posters

Though we’re pretty sure the Tour De France now needs a bit more polishing than its excellent NoMo Design posters could possibly provide, the company’s efforts are never wasted. Such is clearly the case with their new Racetrack Series Posters ($26). NoMo covers eight legendary racetracks — Talladega, Daytona, Laguna Seca, Suzuka, Indianapolis, Monaco, Silverstone…

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Man knowledge worth imprinting

Bearings Guide Letterpress Prints

Bearings Guide — the ever-tasteful email newsletter for Southern gents looking to improve their lives — recently launched a new shop stocked with a series of men’s-club-approved letterpress prints ($35). All are made in Atlanta, Georgia from original sketches created by the Bearings team, translated to custom plates and then individually rolled on all-cotton paper….

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Fear not, Forget-me-nots

Joey Roth Self-Watering Planter

“Black Thumb” is a dramatic label that was probably dreamed-up by regimental types to keep their absent-minded counterparts (like us) feeling incompetent. Take back your dignity and add some life to your residence with the Joey Roth Self-Watering Planter ($45). The understated 8-inch pot, made from terracotta and zisha, was inspired by an ancient irrigation…

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12 gifts for the handyman

12 Guys of Christmas: The Do-It-Yourselfer

You lean on him all year-round to assist, assemble and install everything from kitchen cabinetry to those amazing Patagonian rosewood floors you love so much. He tirelessly tackles the disparate demands of Honey-Do lists and familial fixes without so much as a peep. And yet, of all the men featured in our 12 Guys of…

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12 gifts for the aesthete

12 Guys of Christmas: The Designer

They speak to Adobe software like a petulant brother, organize bookshelves by color for “fun” and fill photo albums with typefaces. They find calm through arranging objects in right angles (whether it’s their property or not) and take pleasure knowing that they’ll always notice the details we philistines ignore. “They” are designers of course, that…

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Hot fashion

Invicta Ove Fireplace

The Invicta Ove Fireplace (~$3,200) is the latest in a line of beautifully crafted cast-iron creations by the Invicta Foundry in France. At first glance (and without any flames) the Ove’s elongated shape resembles a re-purposed cryo-chamber, stolen from a Hollywood set. Stare a little longer, though, and you’ll warm up to the Ove’s delicate…

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Make the best runs yours

Lifts and Bounds Ski Run Art

One of our many joys in life is taking the yearly hajj to our nearest ski Mecca. Days of fresh powder, nights of warm (or warming) beverages and dreamy broken-bone memories make this annual pilgrimage worthwhile. Luckily, even after the snow melts, there’s Lifts and Bounds Ski Run Art ($165) to add a dash of wall…

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Try not to put your feet up

Ralph Lauren Highbridge Desk

If having the right work environment means junking that garage sale desk you’ve had for years, then by all means, hop to it. But you’ll need a (cough) suitable replacement, preferably one that doesn’t have a pack of melted Life Savers glued to the calculator in the top drawer. The Ralph Lauren Highbridge Desk ($12,000+)…

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It's Showtime

Prima Cinema

We can’t all be members of the Bel Air Circuit. For those scorned by the secret society, there’s Prima Cinema ($35,000). Designed in California and built in the U.S.A., Prima Cinema is a combination system/service that delivers Hollywood’s latest creations directly to your own private screening parties, simultaneous to their theatrical release. The system comprises…

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Resistance is futile

Zerocaster

The Zerocaster ($26 each) was designed by a bona fide rocket scientist in a space lab to transform your office chariot into a veritable Ferrari, especially in the black and red color schema. Their axle-less, precision ABEC ball bearings and poly-urethane design draw inspiration from a traditional skateboard wheels, allowing desk chair modders to silently…

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The Other Half

Map 2: The Southern Sky

If you liked Steffen Heidemann and Viktoria Klein’s Map I: The Northern Sky, then the recently released companion Map II: The Southern Sky is just as likely to be your astronomical jam. This time, the skilled duo has teamed up to create a detailed printed silkscreen of the heavens as they appear in the southern…

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Know Thyshelf

West Elm Design Workshop Modular Storage System

The West Elm Design Workshop Modular Wall Storage System ($80-$900) is a customizable craftsman solution to that mess you call a bonus room. Made in the U.S.A. using blackened steel and lime-finished solid oak, each component in this do-it-yourselfer instills a high-grade industrial aesthetic to any living space — and brings a mighty reckoning to…

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Bidding on Bond

Profiles in History James Bond Movie Poster Auction

A fine movie poster adds color and character to a blank wall, but it also reveals a lot about you. Austin Powers smiles goofily from your den? You’re groovy baby, yea. Is Jason Bourne giving the cold stink eye from above your bed? You take your action raw and you’re probably a realist. But a…

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Knockout On Wood

Design Spotlight: Allied Maker

Upstart Allied Maker is one of those stories we love exposing. All the elements are right. An individual pursuing a passion, an obsession with making things and a handsome product. Craftsmanship. The most overused word in recent history, but we’re saying it anyway. The young man behind Allied Maker is self-taught woodworker Ryden Rizzo. But…

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Dinner under the Aurora Borealis? Done.

Philips Hue LED Light Bulbs

Indoor lighting technology is on the move, and the more we see, the more we’re impressed. Philips has just announced their new Hue LED Light Bulbs ($200+) and taken one more step toward the awesome, terrifying Ray Bradbury world of utter automation. Needless to say, we’re pleased. Each $59 bulb ($200 for three bulbs and…

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If a picture falls in a forest...

WoodSnap

Every picture of you or your family look entirely stiff and wooden? Well, then stay the hell away from WoodSnap ($40+), an online print company that takes your photos and prints them right out onto a block of wood. The beautiful custom wood canvasses (all the way from 8 x 8-inches to 30 x 40-inches)…

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Which way to the theater?

Los Angeles Film Map

While it’s undeniably cool to adorn your home theater with minimalist or unique movie posters (like these, and these), we know your sound-proofed walls need art as nuanced as your taste in film itself. The Los Angeles Film Map (~$40) has you covered in every direction. Littered within its 24 x 32-inch borders are the…

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Fire Distinguishers

Fire Extinguishing Device By Tusch und Egon

From time to time we like to check in on what’s going on across the pond. The Queendom, if you will, never disappoints us with its take on art and design — a skew that can seem a bit wonky to our Yankee eyes. The Fire Extinguishing Device (~$123) from Tusch und Egon (sounds German,…

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Breaking out of the breakroom

Phoos Table

Designer foosball tables are nothing new here at GP, but the CB2 Phoos Table ($599) is the most affordable example of Chucky E. Cheese chic that we’ve come across yet. The modern gaming table is made from low-emission engineered wood and sports floor-saving metal feet, preventing even the most heated of games from ruining your…

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Retro receptacle

Retro Bureau

Designed and crafted by ze Germans using aluminum and steel, the Retro Bureau by Wharfside ($4,500+) is a small office solution for OCD neat freaks and hue-happy hipsters alike. Inspired by the colorful and innovative designs of the last century, Retro’s made-to-order creation has the look and feel of a Cupertino-commissioned clamshell and comes in…

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Don't run out of thyme

GroVert Chalkboard Wall Planter

Looking like wall art that’s collided with a Cheesecake Factory entrée-sized salad, the GroVert Chalkboard Wall Planter ($130) is an apartment-bound green thumb’s dream. Mounted vertically on any wall (avoid the bathroom), the three-in-one planter provides a fresh herb garden without the plot O’land. Gardeners tend to be a fastidious lot, so the GroVert includes…

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Twinkle, twinkle...

Map 1: The Northern Sky

Stellavie is an art and design firm based in Hamburg, Germany. Specialising in prints, engravings, greeting cards and paper based lampshades, Steffen Heidemann and Viktoria Klein’s work is clean, precise and limited in supply. Their latest offering, Map 1: The Northern Sky ($78), is an amazingly detailed silkscreen of the stars and constellations that most…

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Star struck

Papafoxtrot Space Fleet

You may be confined to your desk for most of the day, plugging away at eye-burning Powerpoint charts and brain-melting spreadsheets, but your imagination is still free to roam when everything else shuts down. All the happy thoughts in the world won’t send your boss into orbit, but Papafoxtrot can distract you from the paper…

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Out of sight, out of mind

Torino Desk Table

Ah, the messy desk. It’s the stuff OCD nightmares are made of, single-handily ruining even the best interior designer’s work with one stray pen. You can continue to kid yourself about getting more organized, or simply swap in the Torino Desk Table ($500) by CB2 and hide your disheveled ways with ease. The lacquered white…

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Timeless Ink

Literary Quote Illustrations by Obvious State

What are great authors for if not poignant, timeless prose? For example: “I have great faith in fools. Self-confidence, my friends call it” (Twain). “We are all lying in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” (Wilde). “Why did I walk into this room again?” (self). Obvious State Literary Quote Illustrations…

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(Cast) Iron Chef

Waring Pro Cast-Iron Grill

As men, we naturally like to be prepared for anything. So when the backyard barbeque you’ve been planning all summer is sabotaged by Mother Nature’s sudden decision to turn on the waterworks, you wouldn’t dream of cancelling, or worse, ordering take out. The Cast-Iron Grill from Waring Pro ($150) is a twenty-one pound, 212-square inch…

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Home upgrades for the brofessional

Duesenberg Lighting

There are marque moments in every man’s life. Somewhere between did-you-wake-up-on-the-floor-again and congratulations-you’re-a-father is moving into your own grownup place. You’ve gotten real seating, a nice bed and finally replaced your Taco Bell cup collection with actual glassware — so what are you still doing with that torch lamp from your undergrad dorm? Step up…

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Go Sign

Griot’s Garage Vintage Racing Signs

If you’re the kind of guy who enjoys antique automobiles and vintage style, but not interior design, Griot’s Garage Vintage Racing Signs are a perfect (and easy) decor choice. Reproduction prints of 20th century race posters, the signs are printed and powdercoated on 24-gauge steel with rolled edges and holes with grommets for quick hanging….

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Environmentally enlighted

Design Spotlight: Switch LED Light Bulbs

Improving on Edison’s original incandescent light bulb design has been a mixed bag — the soft-serve CFLs save energy but cast a bluish cadaver pallor and require a HazMat response to clean up mercury released if they break. A different, albeit expensive, approach to energy efficiency comes in the Switch LED light bulb. Continues after…