Saturday, June 4, 2011

Grand Khaan Vodka

This premium vodka is made of finest wheat grain from the Mongolian steppes and is distilled three times. Won gold at the San Francisco Spirits Competition, which really means something. Around €50. Get it here or at premium spirit shops.

Wonderland Shoes

Wonderland shoes is small brandnew label from Basel, Switzerland. There shoes are not yet available in stores, but you can already check them out on there webpage. Classics cuts, very good looking. Prices tba. Link

Monday, May 30, 2011

Omega Speedmaster

Swiss are known for their premium watches and Omega is the perfect example. Clean and beautiful watches and not as snobby as a Rolex. My favorite is the Speedmaster, the famous watches, which was worn by the NASA when they were on the moon. Steel on steel, an automatic movement and waterproof. Around CHF 4'100. Omega.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

J Shoes Charmer

Just found this sweet brand called J Shoes, shame on me for not knowing them until now. They got some good looking shoes, especially the oxford shoe "Charmer". Made of leather and suede the shoe comes in three color ways, brown, white and black. Costs ca. £90. J Shoes.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Triumph Bonneville T100

A very classic bike with a long history. The T100 has the retro-look of the 60's and 70's with modern technology. The five-speed gearbox and an 865cc motor which produces 68 hp. Around €10'000. Triumph.

LaCie XtremKey

Lacie's XtremKey is made for extreme situations. It's waterproof, heatproof, pressure- and drop resistant and its full-metal housing is just about 2mm thick. The XtremKey comes with metal cable ring so it can be attached e.g. to your keys. Storage from 8 to 64GB. Starting at $44.99. Lacie

Friday, May 27, 2011

Real McCoy’s BUCO J-22 Horsehide Leather Jacket

This biker style leather jacket by the Realy McCoy's is simply ├╝ber-cool. It's made of “Genuine Horsehide leather” that is “vegetable tanned and aniline dyed.” All the zippers are golden and the lining is a 100% wool. Now comes the bummer, the price tag. It says over $2000... Sold exclusively at Blue in Green.

Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Air

Bowers & Wilkins updated their Zeppelin by adding the "Air", which means it now has w-lan and can communicate with iTunes and play song direct via AirPlay from your Mac or iPhone. Other than that it's still very nice to look at and the sound is said to be very good. Well it better be, because the Zeppelin Air is pretty expensive, costing around $599.95. Check out it's other features on B&W.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nixon The Socket

Nixon released some new headphones called The Socket. They're made for doing sports with features like special memory wire which stays in position or the fact that they're sweat-resistant. Even though I am not a huge fan of Nixon's products quality wise, these things could be perfect for going to the gym or for a run. Plus they are just $30. Nixon.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hobbyzone Super Cub

Discovered this sweet little plane (actually it's not that small, the wingspread is 1.2m) lately and bought one. And yes, it's so much fun and ideal to start flying RC planes. Plus it's super stable and if you do break something, you can get every piece of the plane for little money. Comes in a RTF (Ready To Fly) package, which means you got everything to start right off. $179.99 at hobbyzone.

Also check out this clip friends of mine made using a GoPro and a Super Cub:

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Contour HD vs GoPro HD

I've already posted about the GoPro HD a while ago here, but now there seems to be another very good camera on the market. Contour sponsored this year's Burton Global Open Series, which are some of the biggest snowboard contests, and a few of my friends tried one. Quality wise, I guess they're both equally good. The GoPro has a bit a wider angle but then again the Contour is somewhat smaller. They both released some very nice additional features for the cameras like a an lcd back for the GoPro or an App for mobile devices where you can see what you're filming. Check their pages, Contour and GoPro. Here's some pictures and clips.

GoPro Promo Clip:

Contour Clip of friend of mine, Stephan Maurer: 

IWC Portugese

Now this is most likely the most beautiful and elegant watch ever made. It has a mechanical movement and if you choose the automatic model a power reserve of up to seven days. There's a lot more to tell about the tech-gimmicks of this watch, all on IWC's page. Unfortunately this beauty has it's price, starting at about CHF 8000 all the way up to CHF 235'000.

Hendrick's Gin

If you're looking for some really good gin, Hendrick's should definitely do the job. Produced in Scotland, Hendrick's uses "uses a hint of Bulgarian Rose followed by a mash of cucumber", which makes it as tasty as it is. Best served with a slice of cucumber and just a little bit of pepper. And of course some tonic water, if you like to mix it. Hendrick's Gin, about CHF 50 per bottle.