Boss Hunting’s Favourite Things: March 2022

Samsung Freestyle Projector

Each and every month in the Boss Hunting office we’re lucky enough to sample, find, taste, explore, and curate some of the coolest stuff the world has to offer. From tequila and coffee machines, to watch straps and films, these are Boss Hunting’s favourite things for March 2022.

Curated by Garry LuJohn McMahonNick Mayor, Chris Singh, and Jack Slade

Samsung Neo QN900A QLED 8K TV

samsung tv

A new office means new toys, and what better way to celebrate a new office than the crème de la crème of smart TVs – the 75-inch Samsung QLED 8K (that’s model QN900A to be specific). A veritable work of art, it’s the perfect addition to any office or home and has caught the eye of every single person to visit BH HQ since we moved in. It’s sleek (basically bezel-less), thin, and the colour range simply has to be seen to be believed. – Jack


Tecnica Mach1 130 Ski Boots

mach1

While COVID meant exactly zero time on the slopes over the last two years, I was lucky enough to go to the French Alps in early March to ski at Club Med Valmorel with John and both our girlfriends. Before hitting the slopes, I thought it was time for an upgrade in the ski boot department, and after a 90-minute fitting session at Aussie Skier in Melbourne, settled on the Tecnica Mach1’s. To say they upgraded my time on the slopes is an understatement. They’re by far the most comfortable stiff boots I’ve ever skied, and if you’re a good skier in the market for a new pair of boots, look no further. – Jack




Lodge Cast Iron Skillet

lodge cookwear

I’ve been sweating over this pan for a few weeks now, seasoning at high heat with minimal oil after each use. It is now arguably more ‘non-stick’ than any non-stick pan I’ve ever used. If you want to kick up your kitchen game, it’s hard to recommend anything other than this iron skillet now and I can’t vouch for this pans’ versatility enough. From Sunday roasts with all the trimmings to self-sauced chocolate brownies, I think I’ve found my one-stop-shop as far as pans go. – Nick M


Malibu Crew, Manly

MALIBU CREW MANLY BEACH BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL 264

Since its soft opening late last year, I’ve been absolutely lapping up Manly’s new fitness outfit “Malibu Crew”. A brainchild of F45 head honcho, Adam Gilchrist, this male-skewed luxe gym is the first of its kind for the portfolio and is set to go worldwide later this year – everywhere from country clubs to five-star hotels. The classes are crafted so you can lift slower and heavier, focusing on form and function over speed, and the fit-out alone is worth dropping in on to check out for yourself. It also features a towel service, amenities will all the trimmings, and a work-from-home/sports bar hybrid if you’re just keen on hanging out. – John


Samsung Freestyle Projector

Samsung Freestyle Projector

Given the fact that I dwell in a shoebox apartment, there’s a very delicate economy of space at Casa del Garry. This is precisely why something like the Samsung Freestyle is the perfect loungeroom addition. This extremely portable and extremely unobtrusive projector is the perfect alternative to hulking screens and entertainment units. Plus, it packs quite a punch in terms of image quality, surface detection, and sound. With all the essential streaming apps built right in – Netflix, Disney+, Binge, Stan, Amazon, etc. – dare I say it… I might never need a conventional TV ever again. – Garry


The Lobster

the lobster movie

I’m late to the party, I know, but I finally got around to watching Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Lobster. The 2015 movie isn’t for everyone, banging on the surrealistic black comedy beat perhaps a bit too hard, but those that really appreciate pops of magical realism and absurdist humour would take to this like a frog in a sock. Colin Farrell leads the charge in this incredibly strange and imaginative film, portraying a lonely single man sent to a hotel for lonely single people, where they have a limited time to find a romantic partner lest be turned into an animal of their choosing. No, this isn’t a Jordan Peterson origin story, but rather my long-overdue introduction to the whimsy of Lanthimos’ unique style of impartial storytelling. It’s streaming on Amazon Prime Video right now so if you’ve got nothing on this weekend, give this one a crack. – Chris


Gowings, Sydney CBD

QTS GowingsFirstLook BUFFET LR 6 min

I’ve been eating out a bit too much these past two months, to the point where I don’t think I’ve used my kitchen in 4 weeks. It’s alarming, I guess, but at least I’ve been able to dive back into some incredible Sydney restaurants that I haven’t experienced for a while. Last month my favourite was Odd Culture in Newtown, but for March my top pick would have to be the recently reinvigorated Gowings. The kitchen has been around for many years, being the signature restaurant for QT Sydney, but has recently welcomed chef Sean Connolly to make a few substantial changes. There’s plenty to rave about here, but the one dish I can’t stop thinking about is the mafalda pasta, all thick and textural and swimming in a unique Fremantle octopus and tomato ragu that’s got just the right level of spice to it. I’d eat it every day if I could get away with it (and I most definitely cannot). – Chris