Yup Steve McQueen once owned this awesome property and I for one want to know why in the world anyone would ever sell this beautiful piece of paradise. Steve McQueen's Pioneer Moon Ranch ($7.4 million) located in Hailey, Idaho includes about 500 acres, lies at the foot of the Pioneer mountains and is only about 25 minutes from downtown Ketchum.The east fork of the Big Wood Rover flows the length of the property. It provides irrigation for the ranch's seasonal pastures and supports an extensive wildlife. The property also borders the Sawtooth National Forest which provides miles of hiking, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, mountain bike riding, and backcountry skiing. Pretty much whatever your heart desires.The compound features a 1410 sq. ft. two-bedroom/two-bath log home which was remodeled in 2004. The home has a complete kitchen living/dining area with large rock fireplace and a loft area used a library.The separate 1731 sq. ft. annex structure was built in 2010 and blends seamlessly with the other structures. It provides additional living, entertainment and storage. It has a living room with bar, a dining room, library, bedroom and 1.5 baths. It also has a 1539 sq. ft. 4-bay garage with two heated bays, a workshop and a loft area for additional work or living space. If you love the outdoors you can have it all with this property.
The best threesome to happen this year so far, Emotionally Unavailable x United Arrows x Buscemi ($950) have teamed up to create something that will blow your socks off. Introducing the Emotionally Unavailable x United Arrows x Buscemi 100mm! Crafted using the finest Italian leather and canvas and then accented with gold plated findings these aren't your every day kicks. Fresh colors and exceptional comfort both come together to create the ultimate designer trainer.
Outdoor technology strives to blend "a modern lifestyle in the age of mobile technology with the drive to be outdoors." Their new Privates Wireless Headphones ($99) fit that mold exceptionally well. Privates are a touch controlled, Bluetooth enabled, wireless headphone that come with a bevy of features. The headphones have a touch-pad interface on the right earpiece that allow you to change tracks with a left-right swipe and control volume by swiping up and down. The Bluetooth 3.0 allow you to connect with any bluetooth enabled device and receive audio from up to 32 feet. Additionally a built-in microphone allows you to receive calls, hands-free. Just press the multi-function button and you can answer or disconnect a call without touching the phone. The Privates also include a 3.5mm AUX jack, so you can plug them in if you need to, integrated hinges for storage, and a canvas wrapped headband. Sign-up for Outdoor tech's newsletter to get updates. Expected delivery is September 1st.
With a focus on innovative architectural design, Berkshire House ($CALL) appeals to the modern city dweller who is looking for a home away from home. Taking a home high up into the treetops, this high-quality property blends into nature with a full glass front complete with four large sliding doors. Built as a two-bedroom property for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, the open plan design of this entire home has been constructed to allow optimal light to flood its interior. Standing at just 900sf, the architects have managed to create a compact but realistic living space with the loft area also functioning as a second bedroom.
We all know that the music we download nowadays is compressed and missing a lot of the nuance that the original artist wanted us to hear. With compression comes loss of detail and that emotional attachment that we felt from analog formats like vinyl records. PonoPlayer ($300) hopes to change all of this with its Kickstarter. Pono is looking to provide high quality digital music through its online store which will be playable on its portable PonoPlayer. You will be able to download and play 192kHz/24 bit music that has about 6 times more musical information than a standard mp3. The player will feature two output jacks. One is a standard mini-stereo output and the other is a mini-plug analog output for listening on your home audio system. Check out their Kickstarter today.
What would you do if you found a ton of money? That is what the three people in A Simple Plan ($6) have to figure out. Starring Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, and Bridget Fonda, this movie follows a trio of acquaintances who find a veritable treasure. They then formulate a plan to keep it a secret from everyone else. Unfortunately, mistrust and complications come into play. Directed by Sam Raim A Simple Plan will keep you glued to your seat.