The Playbook For The Modern Man

Shut Up & Take My Money – Issue #132

Who really needs a superannuation fund when you have a crystal foosball table.

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1 of 6|Makerball DIY Pinball Machine
2 of 6|Master & Dynamic x Bamford Watch Dept. Wireless Headphones
3 of 6|Retro VW Fridge
4 of 6|Contropiede Glass Foosball Table by Teckell
5 of 6|Veldt x Vanguard Carbon Helmet
6 of 6|Diamond Atelier Aeon x TW steel Motorcycle

With over a hundred entries already under the belt (and a print magazine), we think you guys know the drill. Been living under a rock in North Korea the past few years? Welcome back to civilisation. Here’s what you should be spending your money on. 

Makerball DIY Pinball Machine

Pinball machines formed the pinnacle of an 80s kid growing up without internet and now those grown adults can relive their youth with the Makerball DIY Pinball Machine. The beauty in the arcade classic is that it’s made of wood, easy to construct in 30-60 minutes and fully customisable to every individual’s liking. A starter kit sets up the basic obstacles but from there players can design, paint and decorate the machine in any way they deem fit. Want to have a diamond studded pinball machine at home? You now can. The machine also comes with the option of a microcontroller so that the Make & Play app can tracks your score on any smart device.



Master & Dynamic x Bamford Watch Dept. Wireless Headphones

Master & Dynamic have teamed up with Bamford Watch Department for a limited edition make of their flagship MW60 wireless headphones. Given that both companies are true artisans of their own craft, it was only fitting that the pair collaborated for a beautiful project. The MW60 headphones come with black Saffiano leather contrasted against a “Bamford Blue” lambskin headband lining. The ear pads are also soft lambskin to ensure that sound quality is on par with the luxurious fit and finish. The cables are also braided in the same blue as the headband to ensure users have the distinct look to match the unprecedented craftsmanship.

BUY $549

Retro VW Fridge

If you’re a fan of appliances which ooze character and flair then look no further than this retro VW fridge by renowned kitchen appliance makers, Gorenje. As part of the maker’s special edition collection, the VW fridge comes in two quirky colours including vintage baby blue or bordeaux red in the iconic Kombi design. Look beyond the funky lines and its pure German engineering on the inside with the highest energy-efficiency rating to date, 260 litres of fill space, IonAir and DynamiCooling food preservation technology. What’s cooler than cool? A fridge, it seems. 


Contropiede Glass Foosball Table By Teckell

Turn the classic foosball table into your home’s hero piece with this Italian-designed gaming unit made completely of crystal, black lacquered wood and chromed shafts. Heck you don’t even need to play foosball to appreciate this work of art that will complement any man’s abode. 

BUY $13,500

Veldt x Vanguard Carbon Helmet

Custom helmet makers Veldt have gone and done it again, this time creating a carbon fibre helmet specifically for futuristic motorcycle maker, Vanguard. The exclusive helmets can now be fitted with Bluetooth headsets whilst the sleek and vintage design remains with a two-tone aluminium and carbon paint scheme. Titanium accents and hardware finishes off the helmet to afford ECE/DOT-certification in a lightweight body.

BUY $590 – $720


Diamond Atelier  Aeon x TW Steel Aeon Motorcycle

Love motorcycles and watches? The Diamond Atelier x TW Steel Aeon is exactly what you need. The ongoing collaboration sees a mechanical creation from both ends with TW Steel building a watch that is pressed into the body where a headlight usually is. The bike meanwhile is based off a stripped down Yamaha XSR900 and receives a custom tank which arches over the engine, Wilbers rear shock, SC-Projects exhaust and lowered forks. To polish off the masculine look the Aeon receives chunky Pirelli super slick tyres to evoke both beauty and strength.



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