As part of their ongoing American made classic literature series, New Balance is about to release their New Balance M1400HB 'Catcher in the Rye' ($199) shoe. The NB 1400 series is one of the brands best silhouettes. It features a plush suede, textured leather and mesh panelled upper that sits on top of a Encap cushioned midsole with built up heel unit. The shoes are available for pre-order now, and will ship some time in the month of August '14.
These Mygdal Plantlamps ($TBA) have a truly innovative design and allow you to grow plant where you have never been able to grow them before; in a dark or windowless room. They are ideal for office environments or basements where the natural light just can't reach and enable you to enjoy plants in rooms where, before, it was just not possible.LED lighting produces the right light for the to photosynthesise, while the self-sustaining ecosystem within the lamp itself means you won't have to water your plant for several years. The Mygdal Plantlamps are available in two styles; standing lamp and ceiling lamp.
Craft brewery's have come into their own in the United States. In 1975 there was only one, now there are over 2,300. Those brewery's are making hundreds of millions of dollars and make some of the best beer in the world. The Audacity of Hops ($14) is an amazing look into the world of these craft brewery's. The book is based on hundreds of interviews with some of the most influential people in the industry. It weaves these stories, and shows a revolution that beat formidable odds to become an American success story.
The Deus Ex Machina 'Derrick' started its life as a 20+ year old BMW R80/7 German police bike. The bike got its name from the German TV series which was broadcast between 1974 & 1998. The Derrick was completely stripped down and given a cool milk and mint color that was also applied to the frame. It was also completely overhauled and features custom parts such as the mount buttons for the Motogadget speedometer, start button, miniaturized light switches, and 'old style' levers. The engine was upgraded by removing the airbox and using single cone filters, to provide and low throaty exhaust.
Masonry just doesn't customize high-end luxury cars, they enhance the cars natural beauty and improve its performance.Their latest work is the Monsory Torofeo Lamborghini Huracan ($TBA). By making radical changes to the body, engine, and interior, they've turned a run of the mill Lambo into a true Mansory car.Updates include a completely redesigned carbon fiber body, a newly aligned exhaust, and a rebuilt engine.The engine is a 5.2-liter V10 with updated pistons, connecting rods, bearings, camshafts, a water-cooled intercooler, and an entirely new fuel system. They've also built-in two bearing-mounted MANSORY turbochargers. The result is a whopping 1,000 horses with a maximum torque of a crazing 737 lb/ft.This four wheel drive supercar goes from 0-62 mph in just 2.7 seconds. Sick.
The 2015 Vencer Sarthe ($350K) is the latest supercar coming out of the Netherlands. Inspired by endurance racers of the 80s the Sarthe is made with a carbon fiber and aluminum body that weighs in at just 3,064 pounds. If features a 6.3-liter supercharged V8 that pushes 622 horses and 618 lb-ft of torque. This kind of muscle will get you from 0 to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds. If you kept going you could reach a top speed of 210 mph. Each car is built by hand and only one will be built each month. So if you're looking to place an order expect a bit of a wait.