The Vanmoof is the worlds first intelligent commuter bike. The Vamoof Electrified Bike ($3000) has a bevy of features normally only found in the auto industry. The Vamoof Smart Power Assistance (SPA) technology monitors your cycling behavior via an onboard computer and applies pedaling assistance via a small lightweight motor in the front wheel. SPA can boost you're pedaling power by up to 80%. A dashboard in the aluminum frame while give you complete control over all of the bikes key functions. And don't worry about theft, integrated into the bike is GPS tracking. It can trace the location of your bike in case it's ever stole or lost.
903 hp. Zero to 124 mph in less than seven seconds. The McLaren P1 ($1.15 million) expected to start delivery in early 2014 can deliver on both and I want one. The 3.8- liter twin-turbo V8 combined with an electric motor and a seven-speed dual-clutch puts out 664 lb-ft of torque and has a top speed of 218 mph. And lets say you want to hit the track - there's a mode for that. The P1 comes with modes including Launch, Track, Race, Sport, and E and at a push of a button you can adjust suspension height and firmness, change powertrain programming, chassis settings, and stability control. Only 375 of these guys are going to made so you better step on it if you want one.
Design by Mexican 3D artist Julian Carlos Ramos the Pyramid House ($INFO) is a beautiful take on the world famous Ancient Egyptian pyramids. The triangular glass structure is breath-taking to behold and shines with a glorious light that harks back to the Egyptian sun itself. While it’s not quite the “traditional” pyramid this magnificent work of art is something you really have to take in with your own eyes to appreciate.
When Dr. Allen Lim first left his lab to work with professional cyclists, he son found that these athletes were sick and tired of of processed bars, gels and boringold pasta. Lim had the ingenuity to team up with professional chef Biju Thomas in order to make eating for athletes both delicious and practical. Once the menu was changed, nobody could argue with the following race results. Their groundbreaking book Feed Zone Cookbook brought all those favorite recipes of the pros to us everyday athletes. In their latest book Feed Zone Portables ($16), Dr Lim and Chef Biju offer us75 all-new portable food recipes suitable for runners, cyclists triathletes, climbers, mountain bikers, backpackers and hikers. Every real food recipe is simple to make, delicious during exercise, and ready in no time for you to take along on your next run, ride, run, hike, climb,road trip or any other sporting event.
The Metal Shop is back with another great piece of craftsmanship, The Brass Cigar Stand with Ashtray ($150) is a minimalistic, yet classic piece that will make a great addition to any room or garage. The thing I like most about Metal Shop's work is the weight of their pieces. This stand is made from a solid piece of lacquered brass, weighs in at a whopping seven pounds and measures 4.5"l x 2"h x 2.5"w. Engraving is also available upon request.
Classic, is the first word that comes to mind when looking at the Weatherbreaker Jacket ($130). Although the styling is basic by todays standards, it still defines old school cool the way no other jacket can. The Weatherbreaker features a motorcycle inspired collar, plaid lining, rib-knit cuffs and waist, and the Weatherbreaker water and wind resistant shell.