Good morning. Chinese propmasters The Toys Asia have assembled a real-life Iron Man suit. It’s unwearable, but stunning nonetheless; with the tap of a remote control, it unfolds in 28 seconds to reveal its innards, comprised of 46 motors and 567 parts. It can be yours for a mere $360,000. (Chump change, for real-life Tony Starks.) Here’s what’s good in gear: a raw bean coffee maker, performance boxer-briefs, a slingshot for adults and much more.
And here are some fresh stories to start the day.
Morakniv Eldris Knife
The Eldris has a 59mm blade. That’s pretty short. But it might be the future of outdoor knives.
Bonaverde Berlin Roast-Grind-Brew Coffee Maker
Like your coffee fresh? Like, straight-from-the-farm-burlap-sack-on-the-back-of-a-mule fresh? Bonaverde’s coffee maker roasts, grinds and brews “green” coffee beans, sourced directly from the producer. Each coffee pouch contains a tiny chip, which tells the machine exactly how to roast and grind that particular blend — all you need to do is pop it in and press a button.
Pair of Thieves Slim-Fit Boxers
Boxer-briefs that don’t chafe, don’t get stinky and don’t hold sweat. Your groin will thank you (as will anyone sitting near you).
A machine-milled slingshot, for adults! (It also opens beers!)
CYCLOPS 360° Panoramic HD Video Camera
4K video, waterproof up to 50 meters, magnetically mountable, wi-fi enabled. And it does it everything with a 220-degree lens — a perfect stepping stone into the burgeoning world of VR filmmaking.
Memento Gifs App
Memento makes gifs nearly effortless. It automatically creates gifs culled from your phone’s photos, and can even add stickers and text on top.
Next Page: Fresh Stories to Start Your Day
Fresh Stories to Start Your Day
How to Make One of the Most Beautiful Watch Movements in the World
At Arnold & Son, beautiful movements are replacing watch dials.
Tear Up the Slopes with the Best Ski Boots of the Year
If you’re going to own one piece of ski equipment, it should be boots. Here’s a selection of the year’s standouts.
Staff Picks: Holiday Outdoor Adventures
A pair of burly insulated mittens, the best snowshoes money can buy, a rocket ship that moonlights as a sled and more.
20 Gym Bags for Every Budget (and Workout)
A curated selection of the best bags from brands you know, and some you don’t.
German Cars You Should Actually Buy
If you’re shopping for performance, the top-of-the-line model might not be worth all the hype you’ve been hearing.
9 Questions with Designer Billy Reid
The Alabama designer on the changing South, New York and more.
A Guide to the American Watch Renaissance
A “Made in the USA” watch, by FTC standards, is almost an impossibility today. But American watches are still more exciting than ever.
Behind the Scenes
Sightings from Instagram