Good morning and happy Friday. We were so shocked and saddened yesterday to hear that Prince passed away due to complications from an illness. Musical tastes are as individual and unique as fingerprints, but there’s no denying he was one of the all-time greats and we’re all the better for having crazy music rattling around this planet. But to start this, the last workday, off right, here’s what’s good in gear: a Bluetooth speaker that’ll play R&B jams all day long, a DIY copper still to make booze that’s good for toasting, a slim lighter to wave during your favorite songs and much more.
Beoplay A1 Speaker by Bang & Olufsen
Aluminum! Molded polymer! Bluetooth! One of the most influential and impressive audio gear brands ever! This little dude can run for 24 hours on a charge (courtesy of USB-C) and features two 30W and two 140W drivers and amplifiers.
S.T. Dupont Slim 7 Lighter
45 grams heavy and only 7mm thin (clever name!). That’s every bit as slight as your iPhone 6, but try texting your way to a windproof flame.
Multi Tip Polos by Boast
Boast’s new stretch pique cotton features just the right amount of Spandex for comfort and structure. And their colorful collar tips add just enough visual interst to set these shirts apart without robbing them of their classically handsome looks.
Parker Carry-On by Moore & Giles
Take the essence of a classic steamer trunk (yes, like from old choo-choo trains) and marry it with the practicality of the modern carry on suitcase. Now add a massive dose of quality and sophistication. Finish it all off with plenty of pockets for all manner of travel needs and fashion the whole thing out of Italian-tanned leather in a “Baldwin Oak” colorway, et voila: the classiest roller in any airport, anywhere.
Copper Moonshine Still Kit by Clawhammer Supply
Home distillers, rejoice: your bathtub’s services are no longer required. This 100% copper hybrid still (pot still and a reflux still) is a DIY kit that comes ready to rivet together and ready to pump out all the booze.
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