The Playbook For The Modern Man

Shut Up & Take My Money – Issue #147

Welcome to the home of serious cash burning.

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Prepare your bank accounts for another assault. It’s time for the week’s most expense defying toys for the aspiring impulse buyer.

Frauscher 858 Fantom Air Dayboat

A summer’s day on the calm waters isn’t complete without one of the most beautifully crafted boats with a heritage dating back to 1927. Austrian builder Frauscher continues this tradition to this day with their latest offering in the 858 Fantom Air Dayboat, a fine example of contemporary design fused with timelessly elegant lines. The 858 Fantom features engines which within the 300 – 430hp range alongside a teak bathing deck and leisurely options like a refrigerator drawer, Bluetooth and USB connectivity.


BUY $240,000

Bose SoundSport Free

Bose are taking on Apple at their own game with their latest SoundSport Free wireless earphones. Given that these are Bose units, you can expect the sound quality to be superior to that of the Apple offering whilst on the design front, they feature Bose’s ergonomic and water/sweat-resistant design coupled with secure silicone ear hooks that are ridiculously comfortable. Powering these bad boys are lithium-ion batteries to ensure that they remain light-weight whilst providing up to 5-6 hours of play time per charge. They come with a magnetic carry case which acts as a charger for the buds but if you do manage to lose them the SoundSport Frees come with a ‘Find my buds’ program on the Bose mobile app. The earphones will come in black, midnight blue and yellow citron.

 BUY $250

Rimowa x Off-White Collection

The premiere name in streetwear is teaming up with the purveyors of fine travel luggage to create a fresh collection which will surely draw attention at airports. Annouce by the Rimowa CEO on his Instagram, the collection isn’t available just yet but we do know it will be based on two different sized Black Topas Stealth multi-wheel models wearing the ‘PERSONAL’ and ‘BELONGINGS’ words. We’ll keep an eye out for these bad boys and let you know when they arrive. 


Biolite Smokeless FirePit

Create the fire without the smoke. That’s essentially what the new BioLite FirePit does, albeit with more functionality and practicality packed in than ever. The smokeless feature works by employing a small battery-powered fan which blows air into the fire to create a secondary combustion that burns the wood and smoke. The result? A hot and efficient flame with almost zero smoke. Users can also use the FirePit to cook food with the accompanying grill top. BioLite claims that the unit can provide up to 24 hours of smokeless burning per charge. And because the flame intensity is now controlled with the fan, an app can be used to control the heat via a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone. Take that, Bear Grylls. 


 BUY $200

Presotto Italia Aqua Bed

Slumber in style with the stunning Aqua Bed by Presotto Italia. This sleek piece of design mimics a curling wave to make for one seriously cool headboard. The entire frame is made from multi-plywood and features optional nightstands which extend out of the headboard without disrupting the lines of the designer bed.

 BUY $3,430

On Eating Insects

As a kid you were probably taught not to eat things off the ground that had more than four legs. Well scrap that convention. On Eating Insects is a new cookbook which details the intricacies of eating insects – from how they taste to how to prepare them to what can (or can’t) be eaten. There’s even a section dedicated to the cultural and ecological significance of digesting bugs alongside helpful recipes from the Nordic Food Lab.

 BUY $40


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