Good morning. Mark Zuckerberg recently preached his vision for a new world, and it’s a little unsettling: using Facebook technology, our smartphones will be the window through which we interact with the world, adding a layer of augmented reality over everything we see and touch. (Kinda like Pokémon Go, only instead of catching cute little creatures, you’ll be blasted by ads and messages from long-forgotten high school acquaintances while you sit down and try to enjoy a meal.)
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Brown Safe Custom Watch Safes
If you’re fortunate enough to need a watch safe, you likely pay close attention to craftsmanship and style. Brown Safe, a stalwart of the high-security business for 35 years, offers myriad options for the discerning customer, but the company’s Man Safe is intentionally engineered to keep your horological collection, well, safe. Choose solid plate steel or ballistic armor and as many features you need — like interior trim, biometric locks, fire protection and watch winders — and relax knowing your prized possessions are secured in an enviably beautiful home.
Retro Patents IBM Patent Wood Print
Arthur Dickinson’s IBM computer is among the most influential inventions in history. Here the original patent is printed, in three sizes, on a thick paper plaque and bound by a hardwood frame. Hang it above your desktop computer, which, were it not for IBM, probably wouldn’t exist.
Sony A9 Mirrorless Camera
Sony has announced the A9 full-frame mirrorless camera. It’s up to 20 times faster than previous Sony full-frame sensors.
Brooklyn BrewShop Gose Gone Wild Beer Making Kit
Everything you need to craft your first batch of sour German beer.
1972 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
For many, a custom Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser is a dream car. For one owner, this is now a dream come true.
Swims Breeze Breathable Loafer
Take a classic loafer, stir in a hefty pinch of sunshine and yachty style, and you’ve got the Breeze. It’s totally breathable, wonderfully flexible and as light as a feather. That’s a no-nonsense recipe for a perfect summer shoe.
Fujifilm Instax Square SQ10 Instant Camera
Fujifilm’s latest instant camera prints larger photos (2.4 x 2.4 inches), adds an LCD screen on the back and allows you to make quick edits before printing. Available on May 8.
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