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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

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.

Make the World a Bitter Place - Craft Your Own Bitters

Bitters are perfect for creating layers of flavor and structure that just wouldn’t exist normally. A few dashes add flavor and character to your favorite cocktails and or recipes. New York based company Hella Bitter have been working within the Bitter industry for many years, researching what it is that makes Bitters. 

Taking this experience and knowledge a step further a Craft Your Own Bitters Kit is born. Launching through Kickstarter the three friends behind Hella Bitter have decided to bring the Bitter process into the homes of cocktail lovers. The Craft Your Own Bitters kit comes with all the essentials needed to infuse those unique flavors into your home-made beverages and recipes, from infusion jars and and a strainer to the spice blends carefully selected to provide the best flavors, this kit has it all.

Meticulously packaged and selected Hella Bitter send you on your way prepared with everything you need and are with you till the bitter end, providing advice and recipes on their website hellabitters.com.

If you love this kit as much as we do, head over to their Kickstarter now and select one of the many rewards available to help them reach their funding goal.

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Revolutionising The Digital Photo Frame 

Many of us have digital photo frames at home, sitting on top of the desk or mantlepiece, slowly sliding through photos of our loved ones or last year’s holiday. But be honest, after a week or so, how often do you even look at it? It quite literally becomes part of the furniture. The EO1 – designed by New York based startup, Electric Objects– doesn’t just become part of the furniture; it insists that the vast multitude of stunning artwork available on the internet (via a high-definition, integrated computer screen) becomes a constantly-evolving part of your home.

It is no secret that there is now far more art on the Internet than could be kept in any gallery on Earth, and Electric Objects were determined to find an innovative, affordable, and stylish way of bringing all that art into our homes. Away from the smart phones, tablets, and computers, which allow us to do exactly that (whilst, at the same time, doing a thousand things other things, meaning that we never really get to focus on anything), Electric Objects sought to combine a digital photo frame with a computer screen, without all the hassle of alerts or notifications, and the result was the ultra sleek, energy-efficient EO1.

Having already surpassed their Kickstarter pledge of $25,000 (almost 10 times over) with a whole month to go, there’s no rush to jump on the bandwagon for fear of this excellent project not coming to fruition. However, if you’d like to get your hands on your own piece of Electric Objects’ magic, there are rewards starting from a conservative $25 all the way up to a monstrous $4,999, so there are plenty of reasons to join the digital frame revolution.

Do not disturb yourself by picturing your life as a whole; do not assemble in your mind the many and varied troubles which have come to you in the past and will come again in the future, but ask yourself with regard to every present difficulty: ‘What is there in this that is unbearable and beyond endurance?

— Marcus Aurelius

Revolutionising The Digital Photo Frame 

Many of us have digital photo frames at home, sitting on top of the desk or mantlepiece, slowly sliding through photos of our loved ones or last year’s holiday. But be honest, after a week or so, how often do you even look at it? It quite literally becomes part of the furniture. The EO1 – designed by New York based startup, Electric Objects– doesn’t just become part of the furniture; it insists that the vast multitude of stunning artwork available on the internet (via a high-definition, integrated computer screen) becomes a constantly-evolving part of your home.

It is no secret that there is now far more art on the Internet than could be kept in any gallery on Earth, and Electric Objects were determined to find an innovative, affordable, and stylish way of bringing all that art into our homes. Away from the smart phones, tablets, and computers, which allow us to do exactly that (whilst, at the same time, doing a thousand things other things, meaning that we never really get to focus on anything), Electric Objects sought to combine a digital photo frame with a computer screen, without all the hassle of alerts or notifications, and the result was the ultra sleek, energy-efficient EO1.

Having already surpassed their Kickstarter pledge of $25,000 (almost 10 times over) with a whole month to go, there’s no rush to jump on the bandwagon for fear of this excellent project not coming to fruition. However, if you’d like to get your hands on your own piece of Electric Objects’ magic, there are rewards starting from a conservative $25 all the way up to a monstrous $4,999, so there are plenty of reasons to join the digital frame revolution.