Leica launching a $10,000 nifty fifty?

Leica could be bringing back a 50-year-old, 50mm f/1.2 lens – with a $10,000 price tag Remember when a nifty fifty was a cheap lens? Well, not any more: Leica is rumored to be resurrecting the highly sought after Leica Noctilux M 50mm f/1.2 vintage ...
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IWC Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante “Boutique Milano” Limited Edition

IWC’s special Milan boutique edition of the Portugieser Chronograph Rattrapante features a stunning dark blue dial that is complemented by the gold hands and indices. Limited to 150 pieces, this watch’s rattrapante function is heralded as a rare accomplishment in the watchmaking industry due to ...
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Spyderco Endura & Delica Damascus Exclusive

Spyderco knives are well-regarded as perfect EDC tools that not only are meant to be worked hard, but have looks to make one drool. In this rare exclusive run, these two beauties feature damascus steel set in the time-honed design of the popular Endura and ...
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Goreme, Turkey (Photo izkim, Instagram)

A City Hewn From Rock – Göreme, Central Turkey

In a spectacular landscape, entirely sculpted by erosion, the Göreme valley and its surroundings contain rock-hewn sanctuaries that provide unique evidence of Byzantine art in the post-Iconoclastic period. Dwellings, troglodyte villages and underground towns – the remains of a traditional human habitat dating back to ...
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Anubias ‘petite’: creating an underwater nano terrarium

Lately I've been bitten by the terrarium bug and looking to build one as a companion to my 60l planted tank. While terrariums with ferns and cacti can be pretty and relatively easy to care for, they are a contained micro-environment and still need some ...
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Doomsday Currency: Snap Bullion™ Silver Bars

Let's face it - WW3, the zombie apocalypse, end-of-the-world rumors are closer than we think. In a world without a government, economy, law or electricity, it's back to basics and roughing it out as nomads/scavengers. Those prepping for doomsday will tell you that the currency ...
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Antiqued Copper Opinel No4 Pocket Knife

Opinel pocket knives are one of the most popular and sheeple-friendly pocket knives available. The signature Opinel wooden handle may be appeal to some, but knives with slim handles are always practical given their comfort in the pocket. Knifemaker Ross Tyler modded the No7 carbon ...
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J.Crew Harwick Messenger Bag

J.Crew's Harwick messenger bag caught my eye recently. I've been a fan of J.Crew since coming across their site a couple of years ago. From shirts to formal wear to shoes and other accessories, this is my go-to store when looking for a wardrobe staple ...
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Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen Pollard Willows (Photo Pinterest)

Visconti van Gogh Pollard Willows Fountain Pen

The Visconti van Gogh series is inspired by the paintings of one of the world's most well-known painters, Vincent van Gogh. This particular pen takes after his Pollard Willows painting, with a unique mix of brown, green, white and yellow tones. Viewed from different angles, ...
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Iced Out Patek Philippe Nautilus with diamonds (Photo pristine_jewelers_ - Instagram)

“Iced-out” Patek Philippe Nautilus

The Patek Philippe Nautilus is one of the most iconic PP watches around, originally based on the universal shape of a ship's porthole. Designed as a sporty and casual watch, the Nautilus is available in a variety of options, from the simple automatic hand to ...
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