Located in Bantry Bay, Cape Town the ZA OVD 919 by SAOTA ($NFS) has almost sculpted aesthetics with breathtaking 360 degree sea mountain views. This contemporary building features smooth lines, sleek angles and hugging curves that all come together to create this modern masterpiece. Interior furnishings are plush and luxurious, each complimenting the décor perfectly and making every room feel welcoming. Outside landscaping is just as sophisticated with a pool terrace and garden.
http://vimeo.com/62092214Before we start I need to state: The Biting Elbows - 'Bad Motherfucker' Official Video ($FREE) is NSFW, contains scenes of extreme violence and is meant for mature audiences. Now that I got that out of the way it is also one of the coolest videos I've ever seen. It was shot using a GoPro Video Camera and shows what type of creativity can be achieved with first person action cameras. Plus the music is pretty good. Check it out and let me know if you love it as much as I do on our Facebook page.
Power Moves ($13) - Meet Karl Welzein, also known as Captain Karl, aka @DadBoner on Twitter, the most beautiful loser in the Midwest and hey you guys, he's really looking forward to the weekend. His job is a real drag and his wife has kicked him out but hey that's okay as she wore granny panties and is forever dropping off wads of cash in Target oh, and his kids cry ALL the time. Things did improve with his temporary roommate but that's now gone down the toilet as Dave has eaten all the Totino's pizza rolls. One more thing - Karl is sick, but this level of sickness is a whole new ball game. If you are already a buddy of Karl's you will love this book if you aren't then what are you waiting for?
I hope Apple and Samsung are paying attention, the Smartwatch Concept by Gabor Balogh ($TBA) is exactly what most people envision when they think of the perfect smartwatch. Gabor Balogh is a Hungarian designer who created an interface that allows for a classic watch design to incorporate a multitude of digital features. The mockup that Gabor used was Triwa's Havana Watch and he simply took and replaced the face with a digital display. There are a number of technical hurdles that would need to be cleared before something like this could be a reality, but a product along these lines in the future is almost a certainty. Check out the mockups and then head over to The Verge to check out the rest of the piece.
Easily squeezable into a medium-sized rucksack these portable nylon Parachute Hammocks ($19) are an affordable luxury! Easy to set up and maintain this fantastic Parachute Hammock is exceptionally durable, making it ideal for camping holidays or for taking over a friends house. Capable of taking up to 150kgs it's no lightweight either. Pop one in the car and stop to enjoy life whenever the feeling takes you. Available in a choice of colors to suit you.
ICONIC: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation ($75) is a collection of some of the most breath taking images you will ever see. The subject? The design and innovation that have made Apple products world beaters. This book takes you the reader on an amazing tours of some of Apple's most important and visually stunning products. Follow the journey from the beginning in this photographic timeline of desktops, peripherals, portables, prototypes, iDevices such as the iPod, iPhone and iPad and the unique packaging they came in. A real pictorial treat that will astound you.