La dolce vita Criterion Collection

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Federico Fellini's all-time classic gets a full 4K restoration with a Criterion Collection edition of La dolce vita:

"The biggest hit from the most popular Italian filmmaker of all time, La dolce vita rocketed Federico Fellini to international mainstream success--ironically, by offering a damning critique of the culture of stardom. A look at the darkness beneath the seductive lifestyles of Rome's rich and glamorous, the film follows a notorious celebrity journalist--played by a sublimely cool Marcello Mastroianni--during a hectic week spent on the peripheries of the spotlight. This mordant picture was an incisive commentary on the deepening decadence of the European 1960s, and it provided a prescient glimpse of just how gossip- and fame-obsessed our society would become."

Criterion

Posted in Movies  

Paul Smith Blankets

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It can get a bit cold up there in the friendly skies and it's always a bit of a crapshoot when dealing with airplane blankets. Avoid them or not? We tend to go with the former and bring our own. Even those First/Business class blankets may have questionable origins.

Paul Smith's answer to all this is an ultra luxe cashmere blanket that'll have you feeling like you're in First Class no matter what cabin you're in. It also comes with a convenient leather case to keep it all nice and tidy and ready to go for your next destination.

$750, Paul Smith

Posted in Bags & Accessories  

Smythson Oscar Wilde Diary

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Celebrating the return of The Importance of Being Earnest to London's West End, Smythson and the Cafe Royal (Once the Grill Cafe, a daily favorite of Wilde's) have created a special edition diary stamped with a quote from Wilde's most famous play.

The pocket diary is limited to just 100 editions and is wrapped in a dark navy cross-grain lamb leather with Smythson's signature goldstamping that bears the quote "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train."

$54, Smythson

Posted in Bags & Accessories  

Jack Spade Pilot Collection

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Part of their fall collection, Jack Spade releases its latest bags, the Pilot Collection. The bags swap out the usual canvas and leather for a nylon exterior that keeps things extra lightweight.

The bags come in three styles: The Lift Pack, a versatile hand-carry bag perfect for the commute or the gym, the Nylon Pack Messenger, an uncomplicated messenger with a spacious main compartment, and last but not least, the Barrel Duffel that's perfect for weekend getaways.

$198-$298, Jack Spade

Posted in Bags & Accessories  

Denis Made in Tokyo

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What is about anything and everything that's Made in Japan that makes you instantly pull out your credit card? It's probably the fact that everything they do is so considered and well made whether that be a Nissan GT-R, a die-cast model car, or a pair of jeans.

The same goes for this new grooming company we just came across called Denis, a Tokyo-based brand that uses Japanese techniques and materials. Available in an "Original Grease" and "Original Gel", the products are an all natural formula with nine ingredients that keep a glossy, strong hold and washes out easy with warm water.

Colette

Posted in Lifestyle  

NVIDIA Shield Tablet

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NVIDIA introduces the latest evolution in their Shield gaming hardware platform, the Shield Tablet. The Android-based tablet comes packed with the company's fastest processor and features like console quality graphics on the go and PC game streaming, the tablet is filled with features that may give your PlayStation a run for its money.

The tablet is powered by Nvidia's 192-core Tegra K1, a console-class mobile processor. It will come in 16GB or 32GB models and will feature a 2.2 GHz ARM Cortex processor, 2GBs of RAM, 8" 1080p screen, LTE (32GB model only), 4K video playback, front-facing speakers, HDMI for big-screen connectivity, optional gamepad, 5 MP camera, and Android Kitkat.

$299-$399, NVIDIA

Posted in Game  

ETQ Eyewear

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After quickly making a name for themselves with their premium sneaker line, Amsterdam's ETQ expands into a full collection of eyewear for the summer.

Comprised of four styles, the frames are a perfect complement to their footwear with clean and classic designs in two colors that go with everything: black acetate or brown tortoise. Each frame is handmade in Portugal and is matched with dark green, black, or mirror tint lenses. All frames include a light grey nubuck leather soft case.

$175, ETQ

Posted in Sunglasses  

No. 288

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We don't know too much about these guys, but NY-based No. 288 is a new luxury sneaker brand making that will definitely have your attention, especially if you're a fan of brands like Common Projects or ETQ in Amsterdam.

Launching this fall, the collection will feature several styles with premium leather or suede construction and a color palette of off-whites, greys, and blacks. The line will have a style for just about every taste, from slip-ons to classic court silhouettes and leathery trainers.

No. 288

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Posted in Shoes  

Verve: Sound of America Collector's Edition

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One of the best and biggest books on jazz gets updated with a collector's edition featuring ten vinyl-reissues of some of the most important Verve recordings:

"The story of Verve Records is the story of jazz. Verve signed practically every major jazz artist of the fifties and sixties and is home to some of the greatest music ever recorded. Norman Granz, the record label's founder, also organised hugely influential, high-profile, racially integrated concerts, first at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and then at venues across America and then around the world.

This volume, published in anticipation of the 70th anniversary of the first Jazz at the Philharmonic concert, is the ultimate guide to the artists and the music that made Verve great and jazz cool.

Verve have opened up their archive and provided access to some of their rarest material. Features on the label's key artists and key albums are guaranteed to interest both curious newcomers and dedicated fans - illustrated with both iconic and unseen photographs from some of the finest jazz photographers, classic cover art and ephemera, and insightful timelines."

Thames & Hudson

Posted in Music  

NudeAudio Super-M

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We've come a very very long way since the days of boomboxes and bags filled with D-cell batteries and that is more than evident in the latest speaker from NudeAudio, the Super-M.

The compact pocket-able Bluetooth speaker is no slouch in the audio department. It houses four full-range neodymium drivers on both sides of the device and two passive radiators. Those drivers are also coupled with amplifiers and a lithium-ion battery that will have you going for eight hours of playback. It also doubles as a speakerphone and has an IPX-5 rating meaning its water and sand-proof.

$99, Kickstarter

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