Bachelor Pad Design

desklampEd Barber and Jay Osgerby have won more design awards than you can shake a stick at (if that means anything).  Their firm designs modern long lasting items that are simple.  We especially enjoy the Tab lamp they thought of.   This one happens to be signed by Barber and Osgerby personally, but if you’re not into that you can just rub off the signature or pick one up here. Something for the home office.  We like it.  $450 BUY

January 29, 2009 at 5:00 am

How many times have you said to yourself….”if only I had a French Chateau to put this in.”  Well, you’re in luck.  This historical monument of France is up for sale and it happens to include all the amenities you are probably looking for – including spacious grounds and necessary accompanying buildings, gardens, and terraced landscaped tree-planted woods.  Your own forest as a bonus.  Only 130 miles outside of Paris, and close to Le Mans, Tours and Blois.  All this for  $2.14 million.  BUY

January 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm

For the perfect practice range grab-and-go golf bag, look no further than the Mulholland Endurance Sunday Bag.  Well tailored and lean, this classic provides everything you need.  Features a loop divider to separate irons and woods, has a zippered compartment for a rain jacket, and smaller compartments for balls and tees.  Even comes with a detachable rain hood which doubles as a travel pack.  All you need is right here.  Perfect.  $505 BUY

January 28, 2009 at 5:00 am

pomadeJohn Allan is first and foremost a business man.  His business happens to be in men’s grooming.  Since 1988 he has worked to expand the market for high end men’s products before venturing out on his own and creating a line of quality items.  This matte pomade is firm but pliable pomade with a matted finish.  Contains only the finest vitamin, mineral and sea plant ingredients.  $22 BUY

January 27, 2009 at 5:51 am

Not many are familiar with Wiesmann motors, but this luxury sports car company based in Dulmen, Germany does something few car companies will.  It makes each sports car by hand.  Wiesmann has a deal with BMW to use its engine and transmissions, but the rest is purely Wiesmann.  The logo is a Gecko, because it “sticks to the road, like geckos to a wall.” Very few on the road, in fact Wiesmann claims less than 300 produced annually.  $250,000  BUY

January 26, 2009 at 12:56 pm

microfix2Basically an extended version of the Breitling watch, this Personal Locator Beacon will call in the rescue teams anywhere in the world.  When you’re ready to put up the white flag simply flip the antenna up and just hit the red button.  Immediately a personalized coded signal beams into space, to designated COSPAS-SARSAT satelites, telling them where you are, who you are, any pre-set medical conditions, and that you are in a life threatening situation.  Within hours search and rescue, and sometimes the military, will come grab you (at a cost).  U.S. Air Force Rescue Center Approved. $600 BUY

January 26, 2009 at 5:56 am

Looking for a personal assistant but don’t have the expendible income to employ one?  We’ve found your solution.  AskSunday is an online company that will outsource your needs, get it done and leave you with a completed checklist.  Some examples of things they will do? Go shopping for your mother’s birthday present, book your flight and have a private car take you to the airport, compile a spreadsheet of bars with private rooms within five miles of you and include costs to rent them out, or the best – have someone wait in line at the DMV for me and call me 10 minutes before it’s my turn.  Makes you wonder…did we write this post or did we have someone do it for us?  Plans start at $17.  BUY

January 22, 2009 at 5:09 am

powerplantThe HYmini power plant will charge your cell phone, PDA or digital camera using only the greenest energy sources; wind and solar.  The most innovative use of the wind charger is attaching to your body or backpack on the slopes to keep your MP3 player going all day.  The wind generator only needs 9 mph winds to charge, and the solar charger of course can charge even in cloudy weather.  Hand crank charger included as well – just in case the weather isn’t cooperating.  $75 BUY

January 16, 2009 at 12:18 pm

On February 7th this Bugatti type 57S will be actioned in Paris.  The car is expected to go for $5 million.  To put that in perspective, that is how much 16 new Lamborghini Gallardo’s would set you back.  Sixteen.  The odometer on this Bugatti reads just 26,284.  This car has a fairly interesting history.  To say it is rare, might be putting it lightly – the car was custom ordered by the first President of the British Racing Driver’s Club.  The “S” stands for surbaissé – french for “lowered.”  The world will be watching, as it expected to fetch more than any car in history.  The record was set last May by this car, which went for over $10 million.  The expected price was $750,000.  Imagine where that puts this Bugatti.  Go nuts….for a pretty penny.  $TBD BUY

Update:  Sold for $4.52 million.  A steal?  TBD.

January 13, 2009 at 5:14 am

LogoWe’re excited to add our own logo to the header.  We own this one  – and we owe the artistry to Byron Uy.  Byron has a long list of fantastic and impressive logo designs, which can be seen here.  You may see us tweak things here or there in the next few days – but we like it.  Many thanks to Byron.

January 13, 2009 at 2:03 am

Boule PetanqueThe ancient Greeks are the first recorded in history to begin tossing coins as far as they could.  The Romans came along and updated the game by giving it a target.  Today, in the south of France, Petanque is played – with a chilled glass of wine in hand.  Easy to play, simply toss the small ball about 35 yards on clay or grass.  Then alternate trying to toss the big balls as close to the small one as possible.  You can knock others out – and closest gets 1 point.  If you have two closest you get 2 points.  More on the rules here.  Easy enough, and still enjoyed after thousands of years. Polished alloy set of six, comes with canvas carrying case.  $50 BUY

January 12, 2009 at 5:10 am

9Tailors was founded in 2007 by a young entrprenuer frustrated by always taking clothes to the tailor.  The website is a “Design-it-yourself” customization tool.  You pick the fabric, collar, stitching, button style, cuff style, and type in your exact measurements (they show you how to get these), and within three weeks you have your own, self-designed, custom fitting dress shirts.  Genius.  Shirts start at $60.  BUY

January 9, 2009 at 5:39 am

Squirrel Cage Antique Light Bulbs are making a comeback, a mere 150 years after their introduction.  Put them in your vintage movie lights or anywhere else for the classic look.  Won’t use too much energy, and give off just the right amount of dim light.  Simple enough – and they’ll probably be around for another 150 years.  $10   BUY

January 8, 2009 at 5:29 am

To our wonderful sponsors who pay the bills to keep the servers running and allow us to always be on the lookout for great things to show you – we take a moment to say Thank You.  Especially this month to Amazon, Apple Inc., West Marine, and Busted Tees.  Thank you to our readers as well – our Feed distribution has doubled in the last month.  And lastly we have a new logo coming our way January 12th.  Thank you.  Please remember to email any ideas to clipper at clipspringer dot com.

January 8, 2009 at 3:16 am

The Spazzolato suitcase is a classic with all the bells and whistles of current luggage.  Behind the full brass hardware, and fully polished leather are wheels and an expanding handle.  Interior pockets top it off, and it even has the wrap around buckle.  Built to last.  Lucky for you, it’s on sale with a 50% markdown.  So no $4,000 – only $2,000 BUY

January 7, 2009 at 12:43 pm

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