Benton Performance x Stéphane Dufour 901 Sculptures

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One of the most iconic and unmistakable automotive silhouettes has to be the Porsche 901 (911), those swooping curves have remained relatively unchanged to this day and the car continues to be one of the most highly sought after performance cars both in its new and vintage forms. That iconic shape is being celebrated by California-based, vintage Porsche experts Benton Performance and artist Stéphane Dufour with a limited edition run of 200 901 sculptures in the period colors.

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VIPP Miniature Bin

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We tend to stay away from the novelty side of things, but this is one we really couldn't ignore. VIPP is bringing back their miniature bin, a shrunken down version of its iconic pedal bin and is made with the same attention to detail as its normally-sized siblings. A fifth of the size of the regular bin, the Miniature Bin is fully functional with a working pedal and is made from the very same materials. Perfect for pencils or a container for the bathroom.

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Rock Covers

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Taschen explores the lost art of album art with a book featuring some of the most impressive and important work in music history with "Rock Covers."

"Album art is indelibly linked to our collective musical memories; when you think of your favorite albums, you picture the covers. Many photographers, illustrators, and art directors have become celebrities from their album artworks--the best examples of which will go down in history as permanent fixtures in popular culture.

Paying tribute to this art form, Rock Covers brings you a compilation of more than 750 remarkable album covers, from legendary to rare record releases. Artists as varied as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Sex Pistols, Pink Floyd, The Cure, Iron Maiden, and Sonic Youth are gathered together in celebration of the cover art that defined their albums and their cult status. Each cover is accompanied by a fact sheet listing the art director, photographer or illustrator, year, label, and more, while nearly 250 records that marked particular turning points for a band, an artist, or the music genre, are highlighted with short descriptions."

$70, Taschen

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Field Notes Underexposed Edition

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Sometimes it's better not to know. Field Notes latest seasonal release keeps the design of their notebooks a surprise with the Underexposed Edition. There hasn't been a release we haven't liked so we have a feeling these will be another great release.

What we do know is that you'll get the standard Field Notes memo book format you know and love and you will get three of the books that make up the six-book edition so 20 combinations are possible in each 3-pack set.

$9.95, Field Notes

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MB&F MusicMachine 2 for Hodinkee

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No longer content with selling their popular watch accessories, Hodinkee has decided to bank on warp drive-capable, interstellar spaceships. Ok, so they're not giving up on their bread and butter, but this time around they've really outdone themselves.

They've teamed up with the horological master craftsmen at MB&F and heritage music box creators Reuge to create a special edition MusicMachine. This hybrid art piece and feat of impressive and intricate engineering is a highly sophisticated music box that plays tunes from Star Trek, Star Wars, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and The Clash. The MusicMachine 2 for Hodinkee is available today and limited to five pieces.

$23,500, Hodinkee

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Field Notes Arts and Sciences Edition

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All you Field Notes-carrying doodlers out there will be happy to know that this summer the company will be introducing a larger format notepad with their new Arts and Sciences Edition. The limited edition is part of their seasonal releases and will surely be a big hit for the many of you who have wished for something a little bigger to sketch on.

This edition's theme is split into a wine-colored Arts edition that features cover notes for writers and artists and the grey-colored Sciences edition which has covers filled with theories, formulas, and scientific facts. Both editions are 7.5-inch by 4.75-inches and have 64 pages of Finch Opaque 50-lb paperstock and heavy duty Mohawk Loop 110-lb covers.

$10, Field Notes

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theory11 Mystery Box Playing Cards

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Director JJ Abrams and theory11 team up with their tribute to mystery, the Mystery Box Playing Cards. The decks ($10) are wrapped and sealed in letterpressed kraft paper which opens to reveal a Bad Robot deck with Art Direction by JJ himself and theory11 CEO Jonathan Bayme. It will also come in a Lockbox edition ($150) that contains twelve decks and features a handcrafted wooden box made out of 100 year old reclaimed wood and is iron-branded and locked with a alphanumeric combination lock. $1 from each purchase will goto 826 national, an American non-profit that promotes creative writing and workshops in schools.

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Kaweco for Band of Outsiders

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Scott Sternberg's Band of Outsiders teams up with one of the oldest pen companies in the world, Kaweco. Made for their Tokyo store, the fashion label chose a transparent case and ballpoint pen with a subtle Band of Outsiders logo on the cap.

$40, Band of Outsiders

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Braun ET66 White

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Braun is following up their successful re-release of the Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs-designed Braun ET66 Calculator with a white colorway that hasn't been seen in production since the calculators were discontinued man years ago. Look for the white ET66 to hit Braun retailers in April of next year.
$50, Braun

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theory11 Medallions

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Designed in Paris, France by JC Desevre, theory11 unveils their latest luxury playing card set, Medallions. The detailed artwork in Medallions is inspired by the Victorian Era and has a tuck case made from a deep brown, premium matte paper that's covered in gold foil.

$7, theory11

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