Originally launched in 1994, the Herman Miller Aeron was revolutionary for its substitution of cushions for elastomeric fabric that eliminated pressure points, greatly increased breathability, and eradicated discomfort. The new Aeron is instead evolutionary. It improves upon the original’s performance thanks to a redesigned, smoother tilt mechanism with an optimized balance point between tilted and upright, PostureFit SL spinal support that now boasts two adjustable pads to cradle the natural curvature of the spine, and 8Z Pellicle fabric that varies in tension throughout eight zones for optimized support. It comes in three frame colors with a variety of customizable options you’ll likely want to add on, including a tilt limiter and height-adjustable arms. And users of the original will be happy to know that adjusting tilt resistance no longer requires endlessly turning the tilt mechanism: just a few twists of the new mechanism’s handle will suffice.
Learn more at Herman Miller – $780
Each week we’ll show you an everyday carry – a small selection of tools, gadgets, and gear carried daily to cope with a variety of situations – worthy of a few minutes of your attention. This week’s carry belongs to a creative director in Singapore.
For the full October 21st breakdown, hit up Everyday Carry
Finally you can match your plane to your watch, smartphone, even your computer. Part of Neiman Marcus’ Fantasy Gifts collection, the Cobalt Valkyrie-X is the first private jet available in rose gold, at least as far as we’re aware (though who knows what with bespoke commissions for the wealthy). It’s one of the fastest piston aircraft around, with a 350 horsepower engine and a top speed of 230 miles per hour. Inside the cockpit the flight controls are plated with rose gold as well, contrasting nicely with its hand-stitched cream leather seats and immense one-piece canopy. Sits one pilot and three passengers.
Learn more at Neiman Marcus – $1,500,000
Maybe you dreamed of having a Lego city when you were young. Maybe you even made it happen. But do you really want generic Lego minifigures to populate that city? Minifigs.Me expands your options with a huge line of pre-designed minifigs that span real famous people and movie/TV/comic characters. The range includes Deadpool (shown), Guy Fawkes, Jack the Ripper, Ripley (from Alien), Pope Francis, both POTUS candidates, Yoda, and way more (in the hundreds) than we can realistically list. You can also build your own by choosing individual pieces or get their team to recreate you (or anybody, really) from photos.
Nintendo’s next generation console — the Nintendo Switch — is trying its hand at besting two markets: gaming handhelds and the dedicated console. As a result the core device is more tablet than set top box and comes apart from a dock that’s fit for your television stand, with two detachable Joy-Con controllers than slide on to attach, one per side. It’ll play games on your TV or on its built-in display by running on battery pretty much anywhere. It sets up like a game pad with controllers attached but also plays with the two controllers combined as one (with a Joy-Con Grip accessory) or even with multiple players using one half. It’s also powered by Nvidia Tegra hardware, is compatible with a more traditional Switch Pro controller (also wirelessly, like the smaller Joy-Cons) and has a pop-out kickstand to prop it up if you’re gaming on the go using controllers.
Touching down next March. Learn more at Nintendo – $TBA
Instant coffee’s reputation needs some work. Libra Coffee’s Pourtables aren’t actually made of instant coffee but they are nearly as fast and convenient to prepare, especially while camping, and require no special coffee making equipment. Pourtables start with quality coffee that’s sourced by Libra, small batch roasted in-house, and flushed with nitrogen while sealed in a foil pouch to greatly delay oxidation. Tear the latter open, then tear open the smaller fabric pouch inside, set it over your mug, and pour about 7 ounces of hot water over the grind. The result is a cup of joe could have just as well been made by your local cafe and that’s far superior to the instant swill you currently drink when you need a quick pick-me-up.
Grab a ten pack at Amazon – $20
Perhaps your new smartphone is already starting to show “microabrasions” on its new polished jet black finish. Or maybe you’d rather your phone look a tad more original. Regardless, Killspencer’s Veil Collection for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus will accomplish both by way of a laser cut and hand-finished protective cover that sticks onto the back of your device with a removable industrial adhesive. They’re ultra-thin at just 1mm thick, adding barely any bulk or thickness, and come in six options including Midnight Black Alcantara, Exotic Rosewood (shown, left), Black Leather (shown, right), and Walnut, sized to fit either the bigger or smaller iPhone.
Hit up Killspencer for the full lineup – $40+
Box springs, like mattresses, are large and consequently unwieldy. Online mattress companies like Casper have so far addressed the latter by shipping foam mattresses in boxes straight to your door, and now they’re are doing the same thing to the former with the Casper Foundation Box Spring. Unlike most fixed box springs this one disassembles or assembles in minutes without the use of tools: just use its four big bolts to attach the box spring’s four walls together before rolling out the cover over the top, which contains even spaced slat at 4 inches apart from one another to avoid mattress sag. It’s far easier to move or store when not in use yet is still made with solid spruce and pine for long lasting durability.
Grab one at Casper – $350