The beautiful Ascaya By SB Architect ($NFS) is located in Henderson, Nevada and would be any bachelor's dream home. Just 22 miles from Vegas, you could chill at home, while being within striking distance of the city that never sleeps.The 7,000 square foot home sits on a half acre lot in the foothills of the McCullough mountain range. This exclusive development is almost 1000 feet off the valley floor. The home has expansive vies of the city below.The home was meant to feel like a private resort. The design of the home features a series of indoor/outdoor spaces, with expanses of glass that disappear to create numerous arrangements of flexible space.
The Moto Guzzi V50 By Revival Cycles ($TBA) is another hit by the guys from Austin, Texas. This commissioned project started off with a bike that had been ridden cross-country a couple of times and served its owner well. Some of the many customizations they made was to completely detab the frame, swapped out the tank for one from a Yamaha RD400, custom built a new CNC for brace, rebuilt the electrical and many more improvements. The result is an absolutely stunning piece of work.
The Machine Era Co. KeySquare ($38) is a new way to carry your keys, and open bottles while getting something handmade, designed, and machined in the USA. The KeySquare will be one of your favorite everyday carry pieces. The slot, with its belt loop stay, is designed to hold securely to your belt loop, while being easy to detach. Each piece is nickel plated and made from a solid block of steel, which creates a stronger, more reliable product. Because these are in such high demand, please allow about a week for shipping.
The Midual Type 1 ($185,000) is for those looking for an uber elite status symbol. The Type 1 just made its debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California. So what exactly goes into a $185,000 machine. Well, the power plant is a fuel-injected DOHC four-valve transverse flat that puts out 106 horses at 8000 rpm with about 74 ft-lb of torque at 5300 rpm. Additional features include an aluminum alloy frame, 43mm Ohlins FGRT front fork and a catilevered Ohlins TTX36 rear shock supporting 17-inch wire-spoke wheels wrapped in Michelin tires (120/70 front & 180/55 rear). Brembo brakes, leather hand grips, and your choice of Australian Oak or metal instrument panel finishes finish off the luxury touches. Only 35 of the Midual Type 1's will be made available.
The Best Made Co. Oceanmaster Knife ($84) is not your run of the mill blade. It's made to withstand the harsh working conditions of the high seas. The Oceanmaster features a locking marlin spike, a serrated sheepsfoot blade with a large ring pull for easy opening, a can opener and a locking slot shackle. The multi-tool is corrosion-resistant and made for easy handling when you have cold hands and can't waste time fiddling with small tools.
We recently did a write-up on the Hubsan X4 FPV Quadcopter ($39-$195), a great starter quad at a very reasonable price. The DJI Phantom 2 Vision Quadcopter ($1200) is the next step up for those looking for more advanced features. These include an HD camera for pictures and video, an autonomous flight system, and extended flying time.(more…)