Bachelor Pad Design

And while we’re talking Baccarat……though this may appear like a repeat post based on the photo, as used in our smokescreen post, this post actually is about Bonham & Butterfield’s Auction tomorrow at 3:30 pm of lot 310, this 1965 Aston Martin DB5. Yes, the same make, model, year and color as James Bond’s. The auction will include plenty of other Bond memorabilia including original posters for around $150-500. In 1965 the DB5 sold for around $8,000, unheard of for a new car at the time. Converted from automatic to stick shift, new body job, British right hand drive, new sound proofing and all the bells and whistles to make it a fun ride. Attach that smokescreen button and all you need is the license to kill. Estimated at $300,000. BID

May 16, 2008 at 12:08 pm

For the all weather chez lounge try Room and Board’s Montecito in Espresso. If you are fortunate enough to have a pool or deck to put this on – we think it looks relaxing, and covers all the bases. Weatherproof wicker and cushions, as well as an adjustable back with storage compartment – this will last you a long time. Grab a drink, lay down – take a nap. You deserve it. $1700 BUY

May 16, 2008 at 5:43 am

Something to learn before one dies: Baccarat came from Italy to France in the 1400’s and is now played at Casinos worldwide, usually in the higher stakes rooms. The name, Baccarat stands for a hand totaling 10, which counts for zero points. The purpose of the game is to get as close to 9 without going over. A close relative to Blackjack, there are rules of dealing. An easy learn, and to top it off, the numberless cards look better than any other game. Cards $10 BUY . Palette $80 BUY

May 15, 2008 at 10:03 am

What’s better than to have a humidifier you only have to check on every 4 months? Few things. The Cigar Oasis Humidifier keeps your cigars at 70% humidity (though adjustable if needed) and has a microprocessor to increase or decrease to keep at this constant level. Batteries last four months, and the reservoir for distilled water will get you past the four month mark as well. They thought of it all with this one. $80 BUY

May 14, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Otto Collection DecanterThe Otto Collection Bar Set includes a decanter, tumbler, high ball , and vodka glasses. Imported from England and Dishwasher safe. Each piece has solid glass base for that heavy feel. Fill the decanter with your favorite, and put the quartet in your living room or home office. $115 for the whole set, or break it up and purchase individually. BUY

May 14, 2008 at 12:06 pm

In 1957, British racing champ Jim Russell founded the first racing school. Today, his team is still teaching the pros, as well as anyone who wants to learn. The Foundations of Racing course will immerse you in foundational skills that will “change the you drive forever.” A run through a dry skid pad at real speeds, as well as car data ad turn by turn analysis, the focus is on actual driving time. This course will give you “super-human car control skills that often separate racing greats from mere mortals.” We want some. $1600 BUY

May 14, 2008 at 4:52 am

Fred and Friends came up with a much easier way to light up a cake. Instead of 32 Candles why not have XXXII? A more traditional look to a birthday cake? We like it. For $5 you might actually save money on those older birthday celebrations. $5 BUY

May 5, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Herman Miller C2 Climate ControlHerman Miller came out with the C2 Climate Control and though we can’t seem to nail down how it works – we’re impressed with what it does. Using 90% less energy than a space heater, this machine can increase the temperature 18″ away by 32 degrees, and more importantly – can decrease it by 7 degrees. This means your workspace or bed will forever be exactly the temperature you want, regardless of anyone else’s preferences. For those who are picky about temperature – this is right up your alley. It even purifies the air – and requires no water, has no heating coils etc. We’re not sure what goes on inside – but we don’t need to know. A lifetime of comfort for $280. BUY

May 5, 2008 at 5:51 am

In 1872 Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr., grandson of the Clark in “Lewis and Clark,” came back from England with racing on his mind. He purchased what is now Churchill Downs, and hosted horse racing. Today over 150,000 will gather at Churchill Downs to watch “the most exciting two minutes in sports.” Bets can still be made online but to see the real thing, you’ll want tickets. Next year’s tickets are available; online via Churchill Downs for season and exclusive Derby tickets, and at Quint for stadium tickets. $20 for Infield to $7,000 for VIP.

May 3, 2008 at 2:40 pm

On May 18th RM Actions will let go of a 250 GT Pininfarina Ferrari. 1 of only 201 produced (this was number 112), it went through an entire frame-off restoration. New paint, interior, trim etc. Under the hood – in typical Ferrari fashion, a V-12 240bhp engine. Great looking and we’re guessing it’s not a bad drive. Expected to go for around $750,000. Interested? BID

May 2, 2008 at 5:26 pm

Art of Shaving Razor and Brush HornLooking for a razor and brush? Grab something that will last a long time. The Art of Shaving introduced this compact set made of authentic horn selected for its pattern. They even balanced the unit out perfectly, so it’s that much tougher to knock it over when you’re a bit bleary eyed in the morning. Mach 3 razors fit, though Gillette Fusion blade fitting sets are available as well. Brush is made of badger hair and shaving soap available with instructions for the perfect lather. Step it up a notch. $550 BUY

May 2, 2008 at 12:26 pm

amx Viewstat ThermostatAMX, makers of home-tech integration systems – has released the ViewStat Thermostat. While it might be hard to get too excited about a thermostat – this one impresses. 3.5″ touchscreen gives you indoor and outdoor temperatures, the unit links to remote sensors throughout the house that calculate how much heat or cooling is needed to average out the temperature you are looking for. Also gives you 5 day forecast through complimentary 3 year weather service. Programmable up to 4 temperature points per day for each day of the week. Faceplate is even paintable to match the walls. We assume it has all functions of our previously mentioned unit. We don’t think they missed much on this. AMX

May 2, 2008 at 5:12 am

Chameau Ultimate Mud BootLe Chameau has been making boots since the 1920’s. Started by an agricultural engineer, the company usesonly sustainable, eco-friendly suppliers. The rubber is extracted from Hevea trees in the Amazon, and the bark grows back for the process to be performed again years later. Natural rubber means no cracking and years of wear. The calf-leather interior lining forms to your feet over time and the waterproof zipper and buckle top means you’ll stay clean no matter what you’re doing. The best money can buy. $400. BUY

May 1, 2008 at 12:59 pm

PC Lock Wireless Computer Lockdown DeviceThe Wireless PC locking device is a USB gadget you attach to your computer. place the circular button in your pocket. When the system is on, if the button travels outside a 6 foot radius of your computer, the computer is not accessible until you return. This means if you have any reason to suspect tampering with your computer while you are not near it (read: dorm, co-workers, pets) fear no more. Just keep the green button in your pocket. $31. BUY

May 1, 2008 at 5:39 am


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