Bring the ancient art of Sake into your home with the Sake Making Kit ($57). Sake originated in 8th century Japan and can be a complicated, exacting process. This kit gives you everything you need to easily make your own. It includes a 1 gallon glass carboy, cane siphon, yeast, campden tablets, acid blend, short-grain high polished rice, yeast energizer, and fermenting bucket. The only items not included in the kit are 1 pound of raisins, and 2.5 lbs or sugar.
I hope Apple and Samsung are paying attention, the Smartwatch Concept by Gabor Balogh ($TBA) is exactly what most people envision when they think of the perfect smartwatch. Gabor Balogh is a Hungarian designer who created an interface that allows for a classic watch design to incorporate a multitude of digital features. The mockup that Gabor used was Triwa's Havana Watch and he simply took and replaced the face with a digital display. There are a number of technical hurdles that would need to be cleared before something like this could be a reality, but a product along these lines in the future is almost a certainty. Check out the mockups and then head over to The Verge to check out the rest of the piece.
Looking for a go to Navy blazer you can dress up or down? Check out the Beams+ 3 Button Solid Sucker Jacket In Navy ($218). Offered by Unionmade, this jacket will become one of your favorites. The Beam+ is a three button slim fit blazer, and comes unlined in a navy seersucker fabric. It features a single chest pocket, and two front flap pockets.
If you're looking for an all weather waxed cotton jacket, without having to break the bank, then you need to take a serious look at the Taylor Stitch Rover Jacket ($248). The Rover is made from a 6.25 oz. waxed cotton that is both water and wind repellent. On the interior, your body is wrapped in a 10 oz. British cotton moleskin lining. You will also find moleskin on the collar stand, collar, inside the cuffs, and under the pocket flaps. The arms are kept intentionally unlined to give excellent mobility. Additional features include antique brass armpit grommet vents, gusseted snap-closure pockets, and adjustable cuffs with snap closures. The main zipper is a YKK 2-way w/leather pulls. A sure sign of quality. This beautiful jacket is handmade in California.
Ross Osborne from Supacustom along with Triumph Australia and their respective teams have gotten together and created the Triumph Salt Racer ($NFS) in an attempt to set a new DLRA (Dry Lake Racers Australia) record at lake Gardiner in South Australia.Before beginning the project the two teams got together to set the requirements. The Salt Racer would have wire wheels, a 360-degree crank, a fuel injection system, and carbon fiber body. The horses have been upped from a standard Triumph.The result is pretty much everything they expected and much more.The race is expected to occur later this month so wish them luck.
If you're in the mood for some old school speed, made for the street or track, the Drakan Spyder ($80K) is the car for you. The Drakan Spyder is made for those who enjoy driving without all those computer interventions. It gets rid of all the modern conveniences, including ABS, TC and drivers aids. You get full control over the 430 horses coming from the GM made eRod LS3 V8. The V8 is paired with a Porsche G96 6-speed synchromesh. Due to the Drakan's weight, it only weighs 2000 pounds, this setup gets a 0-60mph split of 3.2 seconds.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="21980,21979,21978,21977"]Additional features include four-piston forged calipers for braking, with cockpit adjustments, adjustable pushrod, bell crank and Fox Racing coil-over suspension, Forged HRE Wheels, and AiM Dash and data/video acquisition. So whether you're headed to the Speedway for a weekend Track Day or just out for a drive on your favorite twisty road, the Drakan should be on your short list.