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Modern All-In-One Record Console

This modern piece is a flagship of the 1950’s, a time when similar sound systems may be the centrepiece of many houses and whose time, we believe, may have come around again. Each cabinet is individually crafted in the tradition of fine bench-made furniture from solid American Walnut. The metal base is constructed from 1/4” plate steel and hand patinated to create a warm natural finish.

As a piece of furniture the MRC will undoubtedly be the focal point of any interior. The design and execution are only half the story. Lift the lid and expose the hand built tube amplifier and turntable set into patinated steel plates and begin to discover a one of a kind music console that integrates traditional “old school” electronics with modern wireless capabilities.

Rustic Mounted Wall Rack

Superbly crafted from salvaged wood, fitted into a sturdy gunblack-finish metal unit, this homespun, wall-mounted coat rack from JM&Sons adds both functionality and style to any home. With its utilisation of five hooks and two shelves, this unit adds optimum storage for any daily essentials; such as your wallet or keys, ready to grab on your way out of the house, as well as your coats, jackets, scarves, or anything else you may need on these coming winter months.

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Refreshing and Modern Apartment In Ukraine

In an attempt to balance affordable and beautiful, designer Denis Svirid takes us around this modern and refreshing apartment in Odessa, Ukraine. A place that any bachelor would be proud to call home. With a small apartment in the city being the only viable and affordable option for many young people, Denis has put his remarkable interior skills together at this apartment.

Despite being small, the apartment has two floors. Private quarters, bedroom, bathroom, and a dressing room are located below the mansard roof. Above, there are white-painted living chambers with dark-hued furniture and subtle lighting system. The upper floor is what makes the apartment feel modern and with the wooden ground floor, it creates an interesting and rare combination.

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'Tens' Launch Sunglasses Designed to Filter Real Life

Tens is a sunglasses brand defined by the idea of filtering the things you see through their custom, sense-heightening lens tint. Whilst typical sunglasses block out the light with desaturated, cold colours; Tens work with the warmth of the sun to lend an uplifting tint to the world beyond the lens.

Founded by a trio of Edinburgh-based creatives, taking the application of colour filters in photo & video work and applying to real life, Marty, Kris & Tom discuss “We wondered; what if we could skip the cameras and computers altogether? What if there was a way we could filter everything that we see whilst disconnected from technology?” The concept of Tens was born.

Early adopters can pre-order the first frame style ‘The Classic’ via Indiegogo, available in 4 colours (black, navy, deep red & teal) at a launch special price of £36 including worldwide delivery. Tens plan to launch additional gender-specific frame styles with their signature lens across Summer 2014.

Every one who has taken a shower has had an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it that makes a difference.

— Nolan Bushnell

Have You Sampled The 1-Hour Photo?
Over the last few decades, the world of technology (and every human, along for the ride on its incredible upward trajectory) has become accustomed to a level of immediacy that many of us find hard to relinquish. Long gone are the days when “patience is a virtue” was a thing people actually believed in. Every now and then a service or, as this example would have it, an iPhone application comes along that presents us with the opportunity to take a brief step back from the lightening fast pace of our internet speeds (and our attention spans) for the better.
The 1-Hour Photo app, from Nevercenter Labs, invites users to slow down the process of taking a photo, giving a greater sense of meaning to the act of recording a moment in time, just as developing photographs in dark rooms did for us years before. By preventing you from viewing your photo for 60 minutes (and in the mean time adding a black and white filter and a little vintage grainy texture, for good measure) The 1-Hour Photo gently forces you into the habit of considering what it is that you’re photographing, instead of allowing you to simply snap away mindlessly, allowing the act of viewing your creation to become sacred. Just like it should be.
As the app’s tag line describes, “By the time you see your photos, the moments they’ve captured have already become memories, which changes how you feel about them forever.” This app isn’t likely to revolutionise the way you look at photography. But, in the wider context, its impact on you pales in comparison to the bygone era it’s process instinctively represents.

Have You Sampled The 1-Hour Photo?

Over the last few decades, the world of technology (and every human, along for the ride on its incredible upward trajectory) has become accustomed to a level of immediacy that many of us find hard to relinquish. Long gone are the days when “patience is a virtue” was a thing people actually believed in. Every now and then a service or, as this example would have it, an iPhone application comes along that presents us with the opportunity to take a brief step back from the lightening fast pace of our internet speeds (and our attention spans) for the better.

The 1-Hour Photo app, from Nevercenter Labs, invites users to slow down the process of taking a photo, giving a greater sense of meaning to the act of recording a moment in time, just as developing photographs in dark rooms did for us years before. By preventing you from viewing your photo for 60 minutes (and in the mean time adding a black and white filter and a little vintage grainy texture, for good measure) The 1-Hour Photo gently forces you into the habit of considering what it is that you’re photographing, instead of allowing you to simply snap away mindlessly, allowing the act of viewing your creation to become sacred. Just like it should be.

As the app’s tag line describes, “By the time you see your photos, the moments they’ve captured have already become memories, which changes how you feel about them forever.” This app isn’t likely to revolutionise the way you look at photography. But, in the wider context, its impact on you pales in comparison to the bygone era it’s process instinctively represents.

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The World’s First Double-Sided Backpack

While looking for a way to revolutionise quality leather goods, friends and product designers Alex and Andrei stumbled upon an ingenious way to reinvent the backpack: by making it two-sided. Following a meticulous design process; with genuine premium leather as their staple material, fair prices for their customers as a necessity and hand-crafted manufacturing as a must, Alex and Andrei’s company Chivote are aiming to change the way we travel with our tablets, laptops and other vital accessories for good.  By simply adjusting the strap at the top of the padded straps and twisting the backpack to reveal the reverse, switching your rucksack’s look from modern to classic or casual to smart has never been easier, practically giving you two great bags for the price of one.

With just a couple of weeks left to go on their Kickstarter campaign, Chivote will be hoping to reach their goal soon in order to bring their marvelous two-sided backpacks (which are now set to be made available in three unique colour-ways) to life, although if you’re not yet convinced by the full package, you can also pledge a cut price fee to get your hands on Chivote’s luxury leather pen case or wallet.

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The Ultimate Weapon In Rubber Band Warfare

If somebody had asked you, yesterday, to name the top ten must-have items that your bachelor pad simply had to have, a rubber band machine gun probably wouldn’t have been on that list. Why? Because you didn’t know it existed. Now you’re going to regret laminating that wish-list, because your trusty Wingman is going to show you exactly why it needs changing.

Ingeniously designed and crafted by Alex Shpetniy & Brian Dinh, this fast-charging, easy-reload, 16-barrel, automatic machine gun is a certified fan favourite, with its Kickstarter campaign almost quadrupling its pledge aim of $5,000 with almost an entire month left to run.

Using a small electric engine, powered by just 5 AA batteries, whether your target is your arch nemesis or just a few cans lined up along a wall, the huge 672 rubber band capacity allows you to fire off 14 shots per second, at a range of up to 26 feet.

With plenty of time left to pledge – should you be unable to fight the desire to get your hands on one of your very own rubber band machine guns – the eleven different pledge options, and three stunning variations of gun design, should leave no home rubber-band-machine-gun-less this Christmas.

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Shaving On Subscription From Cornerstone - Enter to Win!

Men have always had to choose between two extremes when it comes to buying razors; over-priced ‘luxury’ or cheap, low-quality alternatives. Cornerstone, a new brand with a different shaving philosophy, thought there must be a better way and were determined to bring men what they want: a simple, quality product. Cornerstone represents craftsmanship, considered design and modern technology – all distilled into a simple solution. The perfect shave, delivered straight to your door.

Eager to give the service a try we asked if we could try the service and put it to the test. After using leading brand razors and disposable razors for a long time what we was looking for was something that would result in a convenient and comfortable shave

Read our thoughts and Enter to win

Shaving On Subscription From Cornerstone - Enter to Win!

Men have always had to choose between two extremes when it comes to buying razors; over-priced ‘luxury’ or cheap, low-quality alternatives. Cornerstone, a new brand with a different shaving philosophy, thought there must be a better way and were determined to bring men what they want: a simple, quality product. Cornerstone represents craftsmanship, considered design and modern technology – all distilled into a simple solution. The perfect shave, delivered straight to your door.

Eager to give the service a try we asked if we could try the service and put it to the test. After using leading brand razors and disposable razors for a long time what we was looking for was something that would result in a convenient and comfortable shave

Read our thoughts and Enter to win

Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others…for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received and am still receiving.

— Albert Einstein

The Most Luxurious Way To Make Waves
If you’re the type of guy who pines at the thought of a round-the-world cruise, just as much as you love the idea of getting a go in one of the many seriously suave super cars on shows like Top Gear, then luxury vehicle manufacturers Strand Craft may have just found the perfect piece of extravagance for you: the V8 Wet Rod.
Slightly questionable name aside, this futuristic-looking Jet Ski is unquestionably the crème de la crème of personal watercrafts. Furnished with a multitude of gadgets including a waterproof luggage box and hidden ice box to keep you well equipped, GPS navigation to ensure you stay on course, and a V8 engine (often found in Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s and the like) to help it hit an impressive 65 MPH top speed; this remarkable piece of kit couldn’t be further away from the droves of slowly sinking dinghys you’ll be sure to leave in your wake, should you find yourself at the helm of one.
There’s no official word on the price yet, however you can head over to here to find out more about the Wet Rod, including further details on interiors, custom paint jobs, and more.

The Most Luxurious Way To Make Waves

If you’re the type of guy who pines at the thought of a round-the-world cruise, just as much as you love the idea of getting a go in one of the many seriously suave super cars on shows like Top Gear, then luxury vehicle manufacturers Strand Craft may have just found the perfect piece of extravagance for you: the V8 Wet Rod.

Slightly questionable name aside, this futuristic-looking Jet Ski is unquestionably the crème de la crème of personal watercrafts. Furnished with a multitude of gadgets including a waterproof luggage box and hidden ice box to keep you well equipped, GPS navigation to ensure you stay on course, and a V8 engine (often found in Ferrari’s, Lamborghini’s and the like) to help it hit an impressive 65 MPH top speed; this remarkable piece of kit couldn’t be further away from the droves of slowly sinking dinghys you’ll be sure to leave in your wake, should you find yourself at the helm of one.

There’s no official word on the price yet, however you can head over to here to find out more about the Wet Rod, including further details on interiors, custom paint jobs, and more.

Gorgeous LEGO Batman Tumbler Set

Of course, when it comes to recommendations on daily necessities, such as fashion and fragrances or gadgets and accessories, Wingman has you covered. However, you can also rely on us to appeal to the part of you that just never wants to grow up; providing you with the latest news on every must-have toy. Over the past year we have loved being able to bring you giant guns that fire giant rubber bandsluxury foosball tables, and we’ve even (kind of) set a precedent for recommending killer LEGO sets, in the form of Citizen Brick’s incredible Breaking Bad meth lab set. Now, we’re back again, with the ridiculously cool, and super realistic, LEGO Batman Tumbler Set.

Primed and raring to go for a September release, this mammoth construction set is a totally different beast compared to the tiny 30-piece figures we made as children. Measured at 15 x 9 inches upon completion, this set comes direct from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight series, utilising all of its 1,869 pieces to mimic the original Tumbler exactly, accessible cockpit and all.

With an initial release price of $199 we’d be tempted to build this stunning creation just to then simply admire it from a distance, on a nice wide shelf, perhaps. But, if you want to get your money’s worth – with every set coming equipped with LEGO versions of both the Dark Knight and Heath Ledger’s Joker, as standard - you could always build yourself a mini-Gotham City and spend your nights fighting tiny villains. We won’t tell if you don’t.

The biggest obstacle to creativity is attachment to outcome. As soon as you become attached to a specific outcome, you feel compelled to control and manipulate what you’re doing. And in the process you shut yourself off to other possibilities

— Gordon MacKenzie