Dualchas Architects are a building design firm located on the Isle of Skye located in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Their primary concerns are "sustainability through the use of energy harnessing technology, the choice of materials in the build, and the life-use of the building." The Cliff House By Dualchas Architects ($TBA) is a perfect example of this ethos. The Cliff House is simple two-bedroom home with a wall of glass that allows the residents to take in the majestic views across Loch Dunvegan in north west Skye. Dug out of the side of a hill, it integrates perfectly to its environment and is practically invisible from the front.
True beer lovers, enjoy visiting new cities, because we know that every new port provides a bevy or riches when it comes to discovering new microbrews. So why not make a lasting memory with the Beer Cap Map ($68). If you've tried a new beer that really made an impact on you, then keep that cap as a souvenir and turn it into a conversation piece by placing it your Cap Map. Beer Cap Maps is not only offering a large map of the continental U.S. but you can also get maps for each individual state. So if you live in a state like California that has over 250 craft breweries, you can track your progress. This would make a great gift for any beer lover.
If you want to add a little style and class to your bluetooth audio experience, then you need to check out the Audioengine B2 Bluetooth Speaker ($300). The first thing you'll notice about the B2 is the beautiful hand-built wood cabinet. It not only looks great, but is also acoustically isolated to provide the best sound possible. The extended range custom 2.75" woofers made from Kevlar and the 3/4" tweeters provide a silky smooth sound. The frequency response is respectable coming in at 65Hz-22kHz. This is a portable speaker so don't expect ground thumping bass.
Is folding clothes the thing you hate most? Well, it might be a thing of the past with the all new Foldimate Clothing Folding Machine ($700+). Available for pre-orders in early 2017 the Foldimate machine is likely to be priced around $800 and could be the next big thing when it comes to taking care of your clothes. Designed to be compact so it can easily fit next to your washer or dryer the Foldimate works by folding, steaming, softening and even sterilising clothes you fed into it. It takes it around 45 seconds to complete the whole process and will come in handy on those busy laundry days.
Looking like it came straight from the set of a Hollywood action movie the Ariel Nomad ($78K) has arrived in the US. While it was revealed quite a while ago, this slick and quirky vehicle is completely street legal and if you’re unfamiliar with vehicles of its kind you're in for a treat. The Nomad is powered by a 235hp Honda Four-Cylinder engine in the rear of the vehicle. Two versions are available; the standard Nomad called the Nomad Sports is priced at $78,200 and the premium model the Nomad Tactical is priced at $90,450. The Tactical model features added skid plates, sump guards, lights and a winch.
Ryan and Joe of Suus took their electrified Honda C90 Motorcycle ($NFS) to Deus Ex Machina's 3rd Bike Build Off and came home with a first-place trophy. Their bike won from a field of about 40 entrants. They started with one goal. To build a bike "that didn't look awkward or unbalanced." They also didn't want the fact it was electric to be obvious. They took a Honda C90, along with a scooter frame, and some damaged electric parts and came up with the work of art you see here. The bike combines cutting edge technology and retro design to great effect. It doesn't make use of a gearbox and instead uses high efficient motors. Fewer moving parts means it's reliable despite its age. This lightweight, nippy little cycle is perfectly suited to whizzing around tight city streets. Able to make laborious journeys more enjoyable and more eco-friendly.