The Casio G-Shock Premium GW-A1000-1AER Watch ($520) is the G-Shock for grown-ups. This GW-A1000 model features a quartz movement, large 52mm case, and water-resistance to 20 ATM. Some of the coolest features are its solar powered radio signal reception (Europe, Japan, China, United States) and extreme shock resistance due to impacts, vibrations, and g-forces. It also keeps 12 or 24 hour time, has automatic hand adjustments for different time zones, an automatic calendar, thermometer, and chronometer. Basically everything including the kitchen sink.
Your prayers have been answered. Jeep has just announced that the Jeep Gladiator Pickup Truck ($TBA) will be built out of its Toledo plant and hit the market sometime in 2017. Currently, if you want to a truck bed on a Jeep, one of your only options is to buy a JK8 conversion kit from Mopar at a price of $10,000.The Gladiator is expected to come with two engine options. A V6 with 285 horses and 260 lb-ft of torque and a 2.8-liter inline four diesel with 160 horses and 295 lb-ft of torque. If you're looking for better gas mileage and are going to carry heavy loads, the diesel is probably your best bet. These engines will be paired with a 6-speed automatic tranny and a pair of lockable differentials.With all of this gear, the Gladiator should be able to compete with trucks like the Tacoma and Colorado when comparing off-road capabilities.
The Nikelab ACG.07.KMTR ($150) was made especially for the urban commuter. It features a water-repellent textile upper the helps keep the elements away. You get the protection of a full boot without the bulk and weight.The lightweight upper provides a flexible, sock-like fit and with slip-on construction comprised of magnet straps and a toggle system, you'll be able to get these on and off in a flash. Additional features include a rugged outsole pattern based on the NikeLab ACG Tallac Flyknit, a foam midsole, and a rubber outsole.The ACG.07.KMTR are available now from Nike.
Nike releases another casual shoe and this one looks really comfortable. The Nike SB Project BA - Rest and Recuperation ($144) has a real cool 'Nightshade' blue one piece knitted mesh upper that contains perforations for ventilation. The 'Atomic Mango' inner shoe features a padded tongue and an Lunarion midsole for maximum cushioning and shock absorption. The laces are a special edition 'bumblebee' striped laces that run through knit-in fly wire cable eyelets. If you're in the U.S. you'll have to order a pair of these overseas.
The Italian Fashion Label BePositive has come out with its take on the military boot. The BePositive Army Boot ($440) is a leather boot made from printed leather, hints of camouflage around the ankle, and a rubber sole. These boots will look great with your favorite pair of khakis or jeans.
The Scrape House By Kouichi Kimura Architects ($TBA) looks like it comes straight out of a sci-fi flick, but it is more than real. Even thought it looks closed in, the 1500 square foot house was built to take advantage of the beautiful scenery surrounding the tiered-development where it's located. Each window location was considered in order to provide the best views possible. The framing of the outdoor scenes provide beautiful lighting and views of the neighborhood, without loosing the sense of privacy.