Category Archives: HOBBIES

Demitris’ Bloody Mary Seasoning

the origin of popular cocktail, Bloody Mary, is rather vague but nonetheless, complex. it involves a concoction of spices with the favorite Eastern Europe alcoholic beverage Vodka, along with tomato juice. looking past the liquor, it is easy for one to mistaken Bloody Mary as some traditional food. just exactly how good is each concoction, which inevitably varies from mixologist to mixologist, is really up to individual taste bud. however, a bartender in a popular jazz club by the name of Demitri Pallis thinks he might just hit the Blood Mary sweet spot Continue reading Demitris’ Bloody Mary Seasoning

Infographic: What’s Apple actually worth?

Infographic: What's Apple actually worth? by Mac FORMAT
you know. talk about Apple never cease especially when its worth (as determined by the market) was made known and made even spicier by the fact that the Cupertino’s tech firm’s cash on hand is more than that of the U.S. government. then again, if the number of $619 billion (note the ‘b‘ not ‘m‘) doesn’t make any sense to the regular you, then the above infographic (click on the image for larger view) conjured up by Mac FORMAT should help average folks in understanding what this astronomical number represents (in real world terms). Continue reading Infographic: What’s Apple actually worth?

Batmobile: The Complete History

Batmobile: The Complete History
Batmobile: The Complete History | US$24.50 | www.insighteditions.com

besides the Dark Knight himself, the one other thing that captures our imagination would be his ride. the ride isn’t the batpod or the Lamborghini that billionaire Bruce Wayne drives around Gotham City, it is the Batmobile. made even more famous in recent years by Christopher Nolan’s rendition of the cape crusader. though Nolan’s movie did not explicitly called it Batmobile but we all know what it is. anyway, here’s a book that any Batman or Batmobile fans shouldn’t miss: Batmobile: The Complete History (ISBN 1-6088-7103-7, Insight Editions). Continue reading Batmobile: The Complete History

Louis Vuitton 100 Legendary Trunks App

Louis Vuitton 100 Legendary Trunks App
Louis Vuitton 100 Legendary Trunks App | US$18.99 | www.louisvuitton.com

love everything about Louis Vuitton? then you probably would be familiar with its signature travel suitcases (aka trunks) which essentially is the icon of the Parisan fashion giant. making yourself acquainted with LV’s signature product line isn’t an overnight thing, after all, its trunks have a history dating as far back as mid-19th century. which is a whole lot to digest, if you ask me. with the interactive Louis Vuitton 100 Legendary Trunks iPad App ($18.99, AppStore), your journey in acquainting with the iconic trunks would be made easier and more fun too. Continue reading Louis Vuitton 100 Legendary Trunks App

The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy

The Art and Making of The Dark Knight
The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy | US$24.00 | www.abramsbooks.com

now that you have watched The Dark Knight Rises, think it is time to know what makes the trilogy ticks by going behind-the-scenes. until Christopher Nolan decides to release a video on that, the only way that will be able to go behind-the-scenes is to read The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy (ISBN 1-4197-0369-2, Abrams Books), authored by Jody Duncan Jesser and Janine Pourroy. this 304-page book contain the complete behind-the-scenes story of all the three films, detailing the creative process behind them based on in-depth interviews with Nolan himself and all the films’ key cast and crew and furnished with 300 illustrations, including lavish art and never-before-seen photography. hmmm, sounds like a good coffee table book for your replica Batcave’s chill out lounge, perhaps? The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy can be yours for $24 each.

Grady’s Cold Brew

Grady's Cold Brew
Grady’s Cold Brew | US$30.00 | gradyscoldbrew.com

when the heat is swelling up, the last thing you want is to down a hot cup of your favorite caffeinated brew. it’s hot dude, so it’s going to make you feel worst about the heat. if you are a practical coffee drinker, you would choose the ice cold route (no, not the beer – though that would help too) but getting a mug of home brew ice cold coffee is more than just dumping ice cubes into a cooled brew. instead of putting down your hard earned money on cold drip contraption that would probably takes longer to turn out a measly cup of cold joe than it would take you to enter the dreamland, you can grab yourself a couple of Grady’s Cold Brew and satisfy your caffeine addiction almost in an instant. Continue reading Grady’s Cold Brew

Wibit Sports Park 60

Wibit Sports Park 60
Wibit Sports Park 60 | US$tba | www.wibitsports.com

this is the first time we are going to say that setting up a water theme park is probably easier than building a playground from ground up. if you have a private lake or island, the Wibit Sports Park 60 is for you. however, don’t expect thrill rides like The Log or anything remotely close. instead, this inflatable floating water park will offer you a slide, ponds, a cliff, high jump, a pair of trampolines, a swing, balance beams, ‘ActionTower’ and a podium area to crown the eventual winner, if there’s a competition in placed – all contained within a massive floating structure that measures 131′ by 105′ (40m x 32m) and weighs a hefty 1,804 kg (3968 lbs) when not inflated. Continue reading Wibit Sports Park 60

Garmin Fenix

Garmin Fenix GPS Watch
Garmin Fēnix | US$399.99 | www.garmin.com

wearing a diving watch doesn’t necessary makes you a diver and so, if a beautiful outdoor GPS watch like the Garmin Fēnix comes by, it is perfectly fine for you to wear it even if you are not a huge fan of the wilderness and it won’t hurt to have the functions which may come in handy in due time. that aside, the Fēnix is developed for those who are serious about navigating the great outdoor with activities such as mountaineering, hiking, trail running, back country skiing, boating, cycling and even hunting. Continue reading Garmin Fenix

The Dark Knight Manual

The Dark Knight Manual by Brandon T. Snider
The Dark Knight Manual | US$28.00 | www.insighteditions.com

the third and final installment of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises is about to hit the big screen but if you can’t wait for it and already have the uncontrollable urge to take up the role similar to that of the Dark Knight, then here’s the book that you will be needing: The Dark Knight Manual. the title says it all: it is the book that has all the essence and info you will need to get yourself geared up and looking like the cape crusader. published by Insight Editions and authored by New York-based Brandon T. Snider who is no stranger to penning books on superheroes. Continue reading The Dark Knight Manual

1953 Ian Fleming ‘Casino Royale’ UK First Edition

1953 Ian Fleming 'Casino Royale' UK First Edition
1953 Ian Fleming ‘Casino Royale’ UK First Edition | £50,000.00 | www.vintageseekers.com

there are many things in life that are reserved for the diehard fans and the 1953 Ian Fleming ‘Casino Royale’ UK First Edition is one such example. not only because it is the authentic copy of the Bond’s beginning, its associated price tag of £50,000 or roughly US$78,000 means that only true-blooded Bond (or in some cases, Ian Fleming’s) fans need to apply. this vintage hardcover book was published by Jonathan Cape some sixty years ago on the April 13th, 1953 and features a playing card-inspired cover designed by Ian Fleming himself. Continue reading 1953 Ian Fleming ‘Casino Royale’ UK First Edition