Designed using materials from the American automotive and energy storage company Tesla comes the rugged FLUX Electric Bike ($1249+). Powered by the same battery that powers the Tesla Model S electric car the FLUX electric bike has been designed to ensure a smooth ride at all times and is constructed with a specially chosen selection of high-end components to ensure it is lightweight but still strong. The FLUX Bike isn’t in production yet but is on the global crowdfunding site Indiegogo and has already received over $500,000.
If the Nike Lunar Presto Strata Grey weren't your cup of tea then you might just take a shine to the new Nike Lunar Presto Newsprint Blue Hero ($100). These Lunars are still made with a light-weight mesh upper and flywire lace cage, but they now sport a darker more laid back newsprint/blue hero colorway with speckled midsole. The combination allows this show to be worn with almost anything.
Practical Duct Tape Projects is a must have for any DIYer ($11) . Duct tape has earned itself a reputation as THE quick-fix tape for any situation. That isn't all it does however as duct tape can also be used to create many practical items you can use everyday. There is also a fun aspect as duct tape know comes in a great range of colours to make your creation both colorful and stylish. With its roots in Instructables, the popular project-based community that is made up of many different characters with wild and wacky hobbies and a real desire to pass on their knowledge and wisdom to others. Practical Duct Tape Projects contains dozens of great ideas from many different authors who all nurse a healthy longing to create anything that can be made using only duct tape.
The Rungu Juggernaut Bike ($2900) was built to offer extreme stability at lower speeds. The three wheel design allows you to move over obstacles as hight as six inches at crawl speed. The Juggernauts long wheelbase and three 4.7" tires can float on sand and snow up to 50% better than traditional two-wheel fat bikes. Additional features include aluminum frame, low gearing for difficult terrain, hydraulic rear breaks, and dual front brakes for dependable braking regardless of weather or temperature.
Hard Graft is the gift that keeps on giving. They just came out with their Hard Graft Trip Case & Notebook ($216) and it looks like it would make a perfect gift for the non-techie, artist in your life. The trip case slips onto the binding of the notebook, has a pocket on the inside and a zippered case on the outside for all of your pens and small electronics. It's definitely big enough to fit your cell phone. The case is made from vegetable tanned Italian leather while the notebook's binding is made from rich Italian wool felt. You also get a page ribbon in Hard Graft's signature red and white.
I love my New Balance kicks, so its real nice to see that they've got a high-top version available. The New Balance 891 High-Top Sneakers ($85) give you a cool retro look, with their suede upper body, and white outer and midsoles. The colorway navy, orange, white colorway is very slick and can be matched up with almost any outfit. Whether you're sporting your favorite khaki's or a slim cut pair of jeans, these will go nicely. The only place these guys are being offered is at J. Crew and for $85 they'll be tough to pass on.