Sprout | A Pencil That Grows ($20) is a very simple but excellent concept. We all know that as soon as a pencil gets down to the point where there's only an inch or so left it's pretty much useless. The Sprout lets you put that little stub to get use. The end of the Sprout has a seed capsule that is water activated, after you plant your pencil and water it a few times the capsule dissolves and the seed's start germinating. The plants usually take about a week to sprout. The Sprout pencils come in a number of varieties including vegetables, herbs and flowers like rosemary, tomato, marigold, and many more.
One of my favorite casual, but not too casual outfits has always been the light blue oxford with jeans. In this outfit we've paired the Todd Snyder Cotton Button-Down Collar In Light Blue with Rogue Territory Denim. The New Balance 998s bring the whole fit together nicely.1. Shirt: Todd Snyder Cotton Button-Down Collar Shirt In Light Blue ($158) 2. Denim: Rogue Territory Slub SK 17 OZ ($245) 3. Shoes: New Balance M998CPLO - Made In The Usa Grey, Slate & Blue ($215) 4. Belt: J. Crew classic buckle belt ($45) 5. Watch: Daniel Wellington Watch ($229) 6. Sunglasses: Westward Leaning Concord 6 ($205) 7. Bracelet: Hand-knotted Chevron Bracelet ($70)
Martin a New Zealand based avionics company just received a test license from New Zealands Civil Aviation Authority. This means the company can start manned test-flights for The Martin Jetpack ($2000,000). They are hoping that a military version will be ready some time in 2014 and a civilian version in 2015.
The Vertu Smartphone For Bentley ($16K) is a luxury smartphone for those who have money to burn. Supposedly if you can afford this phone you've got a Bentley sitting in the garage. Only 2,000 of the Vertu will be made, they run on the latest Android 4.4 OS, and feature a 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, possibly 2GB RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a 1080P display. The 2,2275 mAh battery is touted to last up to 380 hours on standby and the back plate is made with Grade 5 titanium.
Sam Pack is a noted car collector and celebrated Texas Businessman. On November 14-15 he will be partnering with RM Auctions to auction off 130 of his prized vehicles. One of the vehicles hitting the block will be an incredibly affordable 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Two-Door Sedan Custom ($25K-$30K). This Chevy features a 105 bhp, 235 cu. in. OHV inline six-cylinder engine with dual carbs, paired with a three-speed manual transmission and coil-spring independent front suspension. The wheels are 18-inch Cragar mag wheels wrapped in Z-rated Nitto tires and all of the stainless and chrome have bee refinished to better than new quality. Check out the RM Auctions website for the complete listing of vehicles.
The Liberty for London x Gitman Bros. for Unionmade FW'13 Collection ($245) is one of those collaborations made in heaven. Liberty of London is famous for their fabrics and Gitman Bros. for their shirt making. Put them together and you get a great exclusive shirt for Unionmade. The shirts are made from chambray fabric and have subtle floral and paisley prints. The vintage print patterns include rose prints, vine prints, light calico and dark calico prints. Check out more pictures after the break.(more…)