When hundreds of fans of facial hair strutted their fuzz at the World Beard and Moustache Championships held in Anchorage, Alaska, renowned photographer Matthew Rainwaters was on hand to capture the action, The result is, Beard ($10), a collection of portraits that feature the most stylish, the bushiest and the downright strangest beers adorning the faces of men from around the world. The photos are taken in such a raw, stark manner these awesome beards speak for themselves although is a few words alongside them from several of the leading competitors including Steven Ra$pa and his unique creation Prepostero.
Displaying your trophies on your wall from a hunt is nothing new, but Stephen Alexandr's Painted Skulls takes standard animal skulls and turns them into works of art. Stephan Alexandr's White Lite ($210) is an 18"x24" white partial deer skull and antlers. Stephen also has Blespok, Bull, Caribou, Baltic Roe Deer skulls, and many others listed on his site.
One January 6th in Detroit VLF Automotive revealed one of the fastest American made supercars to date. VLF was founded by former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, and legendary automotive designer Henrik Fiske. 50 units of the VLF Force 1 Super Car ($268,000) will be made at the companies manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills. The Force 1's price is on par with other European supercars and has the specs to compete.It will come with an 8.4-liter V10 engine that puts out 745 horses with 638 lb-ft of torque. Top speed will be 218 mph with a 0-60 split of under three seconds.“The sculpture on Force 1 is like a family succession to Destino, dramatic and powerful, relative flat surfaces on the high end of the body side, with lines full of tension, emerging onto a rounder lower section, where Force 1 has a large functional outlet. The sculptural hood has unique large negative surfaces, as in the family of the Destino, with six highly needed air intakes and outlets for the 745-HP 8.4 L V10 engine.", said Fiske.Although the Force 1 is priced out of range of regular folks any manufacturing in Detroit is good news for the city.
Budnitz makes some of the best city bicycles available. The bikes utilize an exclusive titanium and cro-moly steel which makes them extremely light, and durable. The majority of components on Budnitz bikes are handmade by Budnitz. Their latest bike the Budnitz Bicycles FTB Limited Edition ($7000) features 3.8 inch tires, carbon belt drive, a 14-speed Rohloff Speedhub, and of course their handmade FTB twin-tube cantilever titanium frame that weighs less than 4 pounds. The fat tires of the FTB allow it to go almost anywhere; down flights of stairs, through potholes, dirt, mud, snow, you name it. If you want the ultimate city bike this is probably it.(more…)
Lets get real, guys don't wear CROCS. But CROSSKIX ($40) is trying to do what CROCS couldn't and get you to throw on a pair of stylish foam composite shoes. Some of their best features are; style, you can run in them, you can wear them for crosstraining, and they don't fit like a clog, but like your standard sneaker. They CROSSKIX also let you insert a standard insole for additional arch support. And just like CROCS you can wear these shoes in water conditions. They have specially placed Air & Water Drain holes that allow air to circulate through the rear of the shoe. You can pick yours up for almost 50% off retail.
After this years E3 it's clear that we are going to need all the graphical gods on our side when it comes to running the latest titles with high frames per second and silky smooth transitions. Luckily AMD have unveiled their successor to the older flagship model, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti ($650) and it's exceptionally good! Capable of running the Witcher 3 at 45 frames per second, the GTX 980 Ti can deliver amazing 4K video and features 6GB of GDDR5 memory instead of the older 4GB for an even better performance.