Some of us barely have the patience to watch a full T.V. show. Imagine the dedication it would take to build a home for 55 years. This is how long it took to build Jim Olson's Cabin Retreat ($TBA). The home started as a 14 sq. Ft. cabin and was transformed over years into a stunning retreat. Starting when he was just 18, Jim carefully layered features year after year incorporating past additions seamlessly. Each layer revealing the cabin's history. Features include steel columns, floor-to-ceiling windows, and fir flooring. The flooring extends from the interior rooms to the outside decking, seamlessly connecting the interior and the exterior. Check out Jim's website for other beautiful works of art.
Slyde Handboards ($167) make a day at the beach a blast, plus you don't have to worry about lugging around your surfboard. If you're already a seasoned bodysurfer or even if you're a complete newbie, a good handboard will help you up the thrill factor and let you do things that are much more difficult without one. By using Slyde handboard you'll be able to generate more speed, control, maneuverability, and lift out of the water. It's even possible to get enough speed to round a section of a wave or get barreled. A handboard makes your experiences in the water so much more enjoyable, why wouldn't you want one.
http://youtu.be/PjopKsZuxDA Dustin Hollick spent his late teens and early twenties doing what he loves; surfing. His film, Priorities talks about his beginnings, how he surfs such massive waves, his family and his addiction to the ocean. And of course it includes incredible shots of him surfing waves that look like they're taller than buildings.
Daneson Toothpicks ($20+) make high-end toothpicks for the connoisseur. They offer a multitude of flavors which include Salted Birch, CinnaMint, Lemon, Mint, Smoked, and of course their famous Single Malt No16. They make the Single Malt from barrel aged Islay single malt scotch from a 200-year-old distillery. Daneson soaks the white birch alder toothpicks in the scotch and kiln dries them leaving behind the subtle flavors of the scotch. They guarantee each bottle will have 12 toothpicks, but that you should expect more.
The Nike Air Jordan XX8 ($250) is the most advanced basketball shoe to date, and the most aesthetically controversial. Either your going to love them zipped up and ready for work or down and casual. One thing not in dispute is that these shoes are made for performance. The synthetic stretch upper is made to lock your foot into the shoe. The spiral pattern on the outsole provides great traction in any direction. And the flight plate along with the Nike Zoom Air provide quick cuts and maximum responsiveness. The look my not be your cup of tea, but the performance is sure to be.
The elegant Kirchplatz Residence by Open Office ($NFS) once started life as a farmhouse first built in the mid 1700s. Until the creative team of designers at Open Office renovated it and repurposed the space into a series of executive offices. But it doesn't end there, it also serves as a local community meeting area and also links an adjacent residence. Its light and airy feel is further elevated by crisp white walls, mid century modern minimalist furnishings and a selection of floor to ceiling windows