Warwick Rowers coffee-table book: For years, the men's rowing team at Warwick University has been known for its semi-nude calendar, with proceeds going to fight homophobia. Now Angus Malcolm's coffee-table book has some of those intriguing images as wellbut it's a limited edition ( 1,000 copies ). Also, along with the purchase of the book, customers will receive an exclusive print copy of the first published report from Sport Allies.
Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol: Encounters in New York and Beyond: Torsten Otte brings together the perspectives of two of the 20th century's most popular artists, thanks to interviews with more than 100 people who knew the men.
Nomad's leather battery wallet: Acknowledging the advances in technology, this item ( made from Horween leather ) holds both a lithium-ion battery and an integrated Apple Lightning cable.
Anomia party-edition game: Trivia lovers, unite! This addictive game has players flip cards in turn until the symbols on two players' cards match. Matching plays then must race to give an example of the category on their opponent's card ( e.g., African country, football team or spotted animal )and their are more than 425 unique category cards.
Luella's Southern Kitchen: The Lincoln Square restaurant continues to impress, as a recent visit proved. The shortrib mac 'n' cheese is out of this world, as are the melt-in-your-mouth hush puppies.
By Andrew Davis
( Andrew@WindyCityMediaGroup.com and @azygous60610 )