If you're looking for a little companionship, and aren't too picky about it being an organic life form, check out the Synergy Swan by R.Bot ($450). The Synergy Swan is a telepresence or automated interaction robot that uses an Android based device as its face and camera. Telepresence simply means, the ability to interact with your environment as if you were actually present. Here is a [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=S5LKXO9aCTc width=640 height=480 anchor=clip] from the TV show "The Big Bang Theory" showing telepresence in action. Automated interaction simply means the Synergy Swan will complete an action based on your reaction. For example, playing a video or start talking. At $450 you can't beat the price. R.Bot also has a smaller stationary version for $250.
The first Mustang rolled off of the assembly line back in 1964. Now to celebrate the five decade milestone Mustang has announced the 2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition ($TBA). Now if you want to pick up one of these bad boys, you'll have to get your name in fast because only 1,964 will be made. This limited edition Mustang will be based on the 2015 Mustand GT fastback with an upgraded performance pack. It will have louvered rear quarter windows and chrome highlights which can only be found on this model. As far as performance, the 5.0-liter V8 will deliver 420 horses and 390 lb-ft of torque which isn't bad for an old man.
The Tudor Pelagos ($4,000) has been called the poor man's Rolex, but it is so much more. The Tudor watches are owned and made by Rolex. The primary difference in Rolex and Tudor watches is the movement. Rolex uses an in-house Rolex made movement, while Tudor uses base Swiss ETA movements. Otherwise, the Tudor has a lot going for it. The Tudor is the first titanium diver from the Rolex family, it has a 42mm titanium case, pointed crown guards, a matte ceramic bezel, and is?water-resistant to 500 meters. The clasp is spring-loaded and self-adjusting. It expands and contracts based on your movement, which makes the watch extremely comfortable. Because it's made for diving, it comes with an optional rubber strap and an extended rubber strap that is made to go over a diving suit. The Tudor Pelagos will save you about $4,000 compared to the Submariner. So you'll need to decide if the use of a different movement and loss of name recognition is worth it. Sadly the Tudor Pelagos is not sold in the United States, but I've found some for sale on eBay.
The Parkside Wimbledon House ($CALL) was built in 1968 by Richard Rogers as a home for his parents. It revolutionized the idea of bringing the outdoors inside. Parkside features floor to ceiling windows throughout which creates an open plan that brings the garden inside. The house was recently renovated by Gumuchdjian Architects in order to house two Harvard fellows. Three-quarters of the building's frame was replaced, all of the joineries was refurbished, and the garden was completely redesigned. Through it all the property still holds on to its light and airy feel.
These Mini Materials ($10+) allow you to enjoy all the fun of building in the comfort of your own home and are a great gift for anyone in the construction industry. Whether you’re just looking for a bit of fun or are planning your next build, these Mini Materials are perfect.Each Mini Material is scaled at a 1/12 ratio, which is typically used for modelling, allowing you to create life like buildings and structures. There are several realistic Mini Materials to choose from including cinder blocks, bricks, pallets, two by fours and even mortar. So why not start your next big idea with Mini Materials.
Wine making kits are great gifts for wine lovers but finding a kit that’s truly special and stands out isn’t easy is it? Thankfully those professional DIY craftsman from Box Brew Kits have made dreams come true with the Box Brew Winemaking Kit ($239), a stunning winemaking kit. The kit is lovingly crafted and can make up to five gallons of wine, and it includes everything you need to start crafting that divine wine for your family and friends to enjoy. You also get a supply of blue wine bottles complete with corks. This rustic and quality kit is also very fairly priced at just $239.