Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

Anything that constitutes to lifestyle including hobbies, collectibles, fashion, travel and more.

2012 Valentine’s Gift Guide for Him and Her

2012 Valentine's Gift Guide for His and Her

it is the time of year again. a time where we put down our hard earned dough and acquire something for our love ones. while some may argue that their love and affection are the greatest gifts that they could shower on their love ones but we beg to differ. don’t get us wrong: we agree with the love and affection but those two virtues should be there by default but since we have such a special date on our calendar, why not use it as an excuse to shower our love ones some things that money can actually buy. in case you are still at loss in the gift idea department, we have compiled a short list of things that you can buy for this upcoming, once-a-year occasion. sit back, relax and read on. Continue reading 2012 Valentine’s Gift Guide for Him and Her

Powerbag – gadgets-charging bags

Powerbag
(photos: Powerbag) Powerbag | from US$139.99 | www.mypowerbag.com

battery life has always plague our otherwise blissful gadget life but we managed counter such short fall (or our overly demanding usage) with portable chargers. good idea but not as perfect if you have a host of mobile devices to juice up and there’s a limit to how many portable chargers you can carry with you. speaking of carrying, the Powerbag overcomes the too many chargers woe by offering a bag that not only holds your mobile gadgets but also charging them while the devices are chilling out in the bag. the Powerbag is available in the backpack, messenger bag and brief case form and each bag features a built-in and removable battery along with charging cables, ready to charge your devices while you are on the go. Continue reading Powerbag – gadgets-charging bags

Audemars Piguet 2012 Royal Oak Offshore Dive Watch

Audemars Piguet 2012 Royal Oak Offshore Dive Watch
(photos: Audemars Piguet) Audemars Piguet 2012 Royal Oak Offshore Dive Watch | US$tba | www.audemarspiguet.com

fancy diving into the deep blue with outlandishly pricey watch? well, here’s one that you could own if you have deep pockets or a burgeoning bank account. introduced two years ago, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Dive Watch is AP’s first real dive watch and the 2012 edition is looking a little more towards the sporty side of things, thanks to its carbon fiber construction and accents of yellow on its hour and minute hands, and the 15-minute arc. tucked within its 42mm stainless steel case is the Audemars Piguet Self-winding Calibre 3120 movement, protected by glareproofed sapphire crystal. the Audemars Piguet 2012 Royal Oak Offshore Dive Watch features a black dial with the exclusive “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, inner rotating flange with Continue reading Audemars Piguet 2012 Royal Oak Offshore Dive Watch

Hard Graft Phone Card Case, Wallets and Key Folds

Hard Graft Phone Card Case, Wallets and Key Folds
(photos: Hard Graft) Hard Graft Phone Card Case (€75) / Wallets (from €89) / Key Folds (€20) | www.hardgraft.com

when we head down the clubs, we want to be sure that we bring only the essential items like cash/cards and out trusty iPhones but at the same time, we don’t want to be looking downright shabby. hence, the Hard Graft Phone Card Case (€75) is a perfect ‘go between’. breaking away from Hard Graft’s tradition of leather and wool combination, the iPhone Card Case is presented in full premium vegetable tanned Italian leather and features a compartment for your iPhone 4/4S, as well as a separate slot that’s good for a credit card or two, along with some bills. on the phone side of thing, it has a well thought out slot that allows charging of your phone and pushing out of your phone.

the iPhone Card Case is good for casual night out but Continue reading Hard Graft Phone Card Case, Wallets and Key Folds

The Obama Kill Osama Collectible Figure

The Obama Kill Osama Collectible Figure
(photos: M.I.C Gadget) The Obama Kill Osama Collectible Figure | US$129.00 | store.micgadget.com

ten years on after 9/11, U.S. delivered the good news that they have eliminated the most wanted terrorist in the world. the world breathed a sigh of relieve. though we may not be directly affected by the unfortunate event, we too, felt like a stone was being lifted from our mind. similarly, we may not be directly involve in the whole anti-terrorism campaign (aka the hunt for Osama) but the least we could do is to remind ourselves of the triumph of the human spirits and The Obama Kill Osama Collectible Figure here could be one those objects that will serve as that reminder, albeit in a more cheeky way. this particular collectible features the U.S. President Obama with a foot over the dead Osama and a rifle over his shoulder. the world’s most wanted terrorist, on the other hand Continue reading The Obama Kill Osama Collectible Figure

Doctor Who TARDIS Smart Safe [video]

Doctor Who TARDIS Smart Safe
(photos: Mighty Ape) Doctor Who TARDIS Smart Safe | US$54.99 | www.mightyape.co.nz

honestly, we are not familiar with Doctor Who but that doesn’t stop us from featuring this tiny safe that is fashioned after the Doctor Who Time Machine Police Box as seen on the British television series. obviously, we are not a fan of this particular Doc, however we are totally taken in by its functioning. the key to opening this little locked storage box is your smartphone but first you will have to download and install a free app onto your smartphone. from there, all you have to do is to launch the app, dock your smartphone to the TARDIS Smart Safe, and enter your pass code and the door opens up, accompanied by the sound of the TARDIS time machine revving up. we love the idea but we just wish it could a bigger safe and a little less Continue reading Doctor Who TARDIS Smart Safe

Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid Dark Slate / Sandalwood

Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid Dark Slate Sandalwood
(photos: Flatspot) Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid Dark Slate / Sandalwood | £62.00 | www.nike.com

despite the entrance of a slew of “high tech look” sports shoes, the old school style designs are still never out of style. in fact, they are even more alluring with updated tweaks and materials. one such example is the Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid Dark Slate / Sandalwood. its spat-style canvas navy overlay, contrasting brown suede-based upper, white midsole and brown piping running along the blue overlays makes it a wonderful classy casual sneakers. other features include stitched Nike SWOOSH logo, vulcanized sole, Nike Zoom Air inner sole, and Nike SB Stefan Janoski custom graphic woven label on the tongue of the shoes. Continue reading Nike SB Zoom Stefan Janoski Mid Dark Slate / Sandalwood

Blancpain Villeret Collection Wrist Watch

Blancpain Villeret Collection Wrist Watch
(photos: Blancpain) Blancpain Villeret Collection Wrist Watch | US$tba | www.blancpain.com

ahead of the Basel World 2012, Blancpain has announced its new Villeret collection wristwatch. normally, we aren’t too entice by dress watches but the Villeret has something special up its sleeve that we thought it would be a crime if we did not feature it. it is the first Blancpain model to feature a flinqué lacquered dial. the flinqué consists of several layers of translucent blue lacquer applied onto the dial, that is said to create an “incomparable depth effect.” eye candy asides, the Villeret has a casing crafted from white gold and features an ultra-slim Calibre 7663Q movement with 244 parts and 34 jewels lurking within its 44mm casing. the self-winding movement with three-day power reserve, powers the hour and minute hands, as well as an oddly serpentine date pointer. yes, do not mistaken that snaky hand as the second hand – it is in fact, a date indicator. Continue reading Blancpain Villeret Collection Wrist Watch

Classic Wrecks – beat-up scaled models

Classic Wrecks
(photos: Classic Wrecks) Classic Wrecks | from US$45.00 | www.etsy.com

life is not perfect and so are our rides. that said, we can go on collecting showroom condition die-cast automobiles and pretend that life is a bed of roses but sometimes reality hits you hard. real car rusts and so as a reminder that life isn’t all that perfect, your scaled car models should reflect that harsh reality too, like these Classic Wrecks scaled models. like the real life autos, these scaled models were once showroom condition but Etsy seller, Classic Wrecks, have given them some unfortunate real life details such as broken windows, rusted condition and for some, missing parts. basically, a beat up classic that belongs more to the junkyard then your driveway. not entirely a cruel act but just depicting the inevitable eventuality of a lifecycle of an automobile. Continue reading Classic Wrecks – beat-up scaled models

DIY Zombie Customizable Action Figure Kit

DIY Zombie Customizable Action Figure Kit
(photos: ThinkGeek) DIY Zombie Customizable Action Figure Kit | US$59.99 | www.thinkgeek.com

if you sneer at how the zombies are portrayed in the hollywood movies and you think you could do a better job in zombifying those undead, then the DIY Zombie Customizable Action Figure Kit is the kit for you. included in the kit is three 8-inch articulated action figure bodies (1/9th scale) that come with five different heads, two pair of hands, one pair of “just bitten” arms and legs, one pair “really rotten” arms and legs, one chest “prosthetic”, one complete business suit, one set of medical scrubs, one lab coat, two pairs of shoes and an instructional DVD offering tips and tricks in creating your perfect zombies. all you need is some paint, scissors, and your undead imagination. Continue reading DIY Zombie Customizable Action Figure Kit