3. Bleachers - Strange Desire
Bringing the ’80s back one synth track at a time. Standout track: Reckless Love
2. Taylor Swift - 1989
Also bringing the ’80s back another synth track at a time. Standout track: Bad Blood
1. Beck - Morning Phase
Trust me. Pop this one in first thing every Monday morning. Standout track: Blue Moon
Top 3 Favorite Movies
Yes, this one just might be Nolan's M. Night moment, but I've thought about it everyday since seeing it. Standout features: CASE, KIPP, and TARS
2. The Lego Movie
Mind melding the Lego, Batman and Star Wars geeks in us all. Standout moment: Spaceship, Spaceship, Spaceship!!!
1. Live. Die. Repeat.: Edge of Tomorrow
Shoulda been called Live. Die. Repeat. from day one; it's the most underrated movie of the year. Standout feature: Emily Blunt wielding a helicopter blade sword.
Top 3 Favorite TV Shows
3. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee
Seinfeld. Fine autos. Cool restaurants. Yes. Yes. And yes. Standout episode: Sarah Jessica Parker
2. Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Consistently bringing comedic heat to the heat! Standout episode: Stakeout
This outta nowhere 'merican remake of a British show makes me wanna have more miniseries marathons. Standout performance: David Tennant as Detective Emmett Carver
Top 3 Favorite Cars
3. BMW i8
Easily the most exciting car to come along in decades. Welcome to the future. Standout feature: i is the new ///M
2. BMW ///M235i
This was so close to my number one pick, it’s not even funny. Standout feature: It’s a drift mob monster.
1. Volkswagen GTI
Sheesh. Wolfsburg nailed it. Standout feature: No other five seater under $30K on the planet has this perfect balance of fun, style, economy and character.
Top 3 Favorite Designs
3. Poler - The Rolltop
So digging the aesthetic of the classic rolltop backpack. Standout colorway: Holiday Yellow
2. Quell & Co. - The Spool Dock
My phone always seems to have juice now. Standout feature: Industrial grade felt FTW.
If only Amazon’s main interface was nearly as cool as its curated cousin’s. Standout feature: Sweet little iOS app.
And a new category this year since officially making the leap to Madison Avenue...
Top 3 Favorite Ads
3. Land Rover - The Vanishing Game
Never thought an ad would be the trigger to make me want to start reading again. Standout feature: Multimedia awesomeness.
2. Honda - The Other Side
This is really hard for me to say, but this guy could give Jason Statham a run for his money. Standout feature: Cinema-grade production design.
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Official Teaser
I don’t care how many blades that lightsaber has, I started choking up the moment I saw the Falcon doing those maneuvers. Standout feature: Impossible to choose just one.