Money can’t buy you happiness, but it sure can buy you a lot of cool shit. What qualifies as cool shit? An original artwork by Frank McCarthy from James Bond‘s Thunderball film worth in excess of $30,000. If you’re more the baller guy, Killspencer & Snarkitecture have a luxe mini basketball set that’ll look sweet (and distract) for hours in any slick office.
#1 Frank McCarthy 007 Thunderball Original Artwork
When it comes to fine art, nothing beats the work of American-born artist Frank McCarthy. He’s responsible for creating some of the world’s most iconic film posters which include The Ten Commandments, The Dirty Dozen and his most recognised work for the Bond films. Now you can own a piece of history on your walls with the auction of two paintings done on 35.8 x 23.6 inch boards. The “Look Up!” jetpack scene and the underwater battle scene “Look Down!” both come with a letter of provenance for authenticity.
#2 Killspencer & Snarkitecture Mini Basketball Set
You’re not a real baller until you score an ultra luxe basketball set from a new collaboration by Killspencer & Snarkitecture. The limited edition set changes up the original black design for a stark white finish which includes white leather and gold leaf accents alongside a matching mini rubber basketball.
#3 Gameboy 1Up
Relive your 90s childhood with the updated version of the Gameboy 1Up. The handheld favourite is in concept form for now but it shouldn’t be too hard to bring it into low volume production given it borrows some internals from an existing unit. The upgrades from the 1989 original includes earbuds and a wider landscape mode screen. If it comes to fruition, it will be compatible with the standards of today’s games and similar gadgets.
#4 360fly Camera
Live action filming has stepped up another level with the arrival of 360fly. Users can now shoot full 360-degree video which can simultaneously capture everything around you, putting the viewer in the middle of the action. It’s like having eyes in the back of your head. Literally. No HD recording option yet unfortunately but it should be a matter of time.
#5 Wilson X Connected Basketball
You’d think we’re going ball-crazy but this is a bit different to the aforementioned ball set. Wilson are relying on the latest technology to give the game a modern touch with the Wilson X Connected Basketball. The ball features a low power processor and accelerometer which can track shooting stats, makes, misses and shot range. It’s even smart enough to track the moves you make with the ball. Charging is not necessary with a power reserve of two years of heavy use.
#6 Zenos E10 R
The Brits have delivered another no-nonsense track car to the world in the form of the Zenos E10 R. Lightweight carbon is teamed with a 2.3-litre Ford EcoBoost engine to deliver over 350hp and a 0-100km/h sprint time of 3 seconds. The entire package is tight, agile and very capable with adjustable suspension. Top speed? 250km/h.