The wait is almost over. The new adidas Originals Tubular ($TBA) are dropping over at End Clothing on November 23rd. The Tubulars feature a Tubular rubber sole unit inspired by the Y-3, and pulls in additional details like the ghuilley lacing system, and overlayed heel counter that are signatures of adidas' ZX and EQT lines. The upper will be made from mesh, with a neoprene sock liner, and tongue. Coming in four different colorways, these shoes would be perfect for your favorite joggers.
Shinola Bicycles ($2,000-$3,000) are hand built, custom-level bikes. The frames are produced in Wisconsin and the bikes are assembled in their Detroit workshop within the College for Creative Studies. They offer two bikes for guys. The Runwell, an 11-speed, low maintenance bike made for "city riding, commuting and errand running". And the Bixby, a cruiser that uses a 3-speed Shimano hub and is made for urban riding in any weather condition. Check out this short about their operation.
The newly introduced colorway of this Monochromatic Nike Air Max Tavas Essential ($95) makes it a great addition to your fresh spring/summer wardrobe. The slimmer design and more muted platinum/Cool White, Grey/Wolf Grey colors make these a very versatile pair of sneakers. The breathable mesh and perforated suede panels offer fantastic air flow for breathability. Contrasting accents help to tie the design together and the iconic Air Max bubble is still present in the heel. Available now from all the best Nike retailers.
Weiss is an American watchmaking company that makes vintage looking pieces with mechanical movements. All of their watches are created by hand in Los Angles, California. Their latest release is the Weiss Field Watch ($950). The Field Watch features a manually wound Caliber 1001 movement, which is made from 100 Swiss made parts that are hand-finished and assembled in L.A. The case and caseback are made from solid stainless steel and polished by hand. Additional features include Super-Luminova on the hands, sapphire crystal, and water resistance to 100 meters.
So we just did an article on the beautifully designed Sol Duc Cabin ($TBA) which closes up via huge metal panels on barn door sliders. We now bring you the False Bay Writer's Cabin ($TBA) also designed by Olson Kundig Architects. Instead of a hunting and fishing cabin, this one serves as a private writing retreat and guest cottage for their clients. Surrounded by wildlife it is a perfect retreat. The cabin is basically a glass house with 10 foot high windows, surrounded by three wooden slat decks and topped with an inverted hip roof with extended overhangs. The decks can be raised to serve as shutters via a system of hydraulic winches, wire rope, pivoting sheaves and lead blocks. Inside you'll find over 500 square feet of living space which includes a glazed room and a back of cabin area housing a small bathroom and kitchenette.
The new NASA Mars Rover Concept Vehicle ($NFS) looks like it came out of the latest post-apocalyptic Mad Max flick. This futuristic concept was recently unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. They wanted to use it to inspire and educate as NASA gets closer to actually reaching their goals of sending people to the red planet.This concept operates on a 700-volt battery powered by solar panels. The cool part is that it splits in the middle of the chassis. Where the front is designed for scouting with radio and navigation equipment. The rear section acts as a laboratory which can also disconnect for autonomous research.