Nano House ($23) contains 40 examples of ingenious, responsible and advanced homes that each have less that 650 sq ft of living space. Housing is becoming a real problem due to lack of space. In growing cities space is at a premium due to new businesses whereas out in the country we are doing our best to preserve both nature and the landscape. In the world's most impoverished areas economical and sustainable living is a necessity and something we rarely think of in this digital age until we are in the position where we have the basic human need for a roof over our heads. This is a fascinating look at how we can fulfill this need by having a living space that is efficient, ecological and flexible.
The concept that everyone loved is finally becoming a reality with the release of the 2016 Acura NSX ($TBA). The brand new NSX is completely built around the needs of the driver and will feature all wheel-drive, and a 75-degree DOHC V-6 mid-mounted twin-turbo engine paired with a 9-speed dual clutch transmission. Additional drive is provided by three electric motors, two on the front wheels and one attached to the engine. Weight and stability are improved buy utilizing an aluminum frame, and carbon fiber flooring. Expect the 2016 Acura NSX to by released some time later in 2015.
If you're interested in shooting video, then you have to take a look at the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera ($995). This camera isn't your run of the mill camcorder. The BMPCC has a Super 16mm sized sensor, records directly to SD cards, and shoots 1080 HD raw video and ProRes 422. In other words, you get film quality video, in a camera that fits in your shirt pocket, that can take virtually any lens, and costs under $1000. The BMPCC is available for pre-order now and should be shipping in the next week. Check out this [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id= 64693161 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the BMPCC in action.
It really hits you sometimes how many technological advancements there have been in the last few years alone; this shouldn’t be possible, yet it is. The German company Airbus have done it they’ve actually created the Light Rider 3D-Printed E-Bike ($56K). This futuristic bike is made using aluminium powder to create a lightweight frame. Slick and stylish this bike really does show how far technology as come, although if you want one you better start saving as they are priced at $56,000 each.
Getting your tent off the ground is a great idea. It helps reduce the need for level terrain and limits insects getting into your tent and animals eating your food. Plus it's just plain cool. The Tree Tent by Luminair ($13,000) addresses these concerns albeit at a luxury price point. The Tree Tent has a diameter of 10 feet, which is big enough for two adults to cohabit comfortably. The frame is made from aluminum and bent green ash, the skin is a waterproof cotton canvas that is available in olive green, natural and red. You can get two benches which can transform into beds and a thermal liner. Additional options include under-floor water tank, pump, battery pack and charger. And you can add a bio-fuel stove to the mix. It takes about four to six weeks to build and if you want, Luminair will come out and set it up for an additional fee.
Created to address the need for multi-tool function at your fingertips, the Statgear Bitzblade 2.0 Multi Tool ($59) is a lightweight but durable addition to even the most equipped of field operatives. Weighing in at 2.2oz, this upgraded model comes equipped with a flashlight and the capability to interchange 3 tools between a knife blade, box cutter/scraper or a hex wrench/pry bar/bottle opener. In addition, the multi tool comes with 9 interchangeable, double-sided S2 steel bits and is fully compatible with standard 1/4" bits. The only tool you'll need for all those household tasks from cracking open a cold beer to changing batteries in the remote control.