If you don't know already, Big Ass Fans make big ass fans. But now they're also making smart fans. Their latest endeavor is the Haiku Fan with SenseME Technology ($1100-$1300). The SenseME tech detects when you enter or leave a room and will automatically turn on or off. It will monitor the rooms temperature and humidity and adjust fan speed accordingly. And lastly it learns your comfort preferences and makes fan speed adjustments to find the zone that makes you the most comfortable. Multiple options are available including fan sizes of 52" and 60", fan materials and colors, LED lighting options, and drop heights. The Haiku with SEnseME is available for pre-order now with shipments expected the end of July.
Eastpak and A.P.C have gotten together to create a great backpack for daily use or that weekend get away. The military inspired A.P.C. x Eastpak Camo BackPack ($305) is a functional, yet minimal bag that is made from quality materials. The bag features an all over camouflage print, leather detailing, metal hardware, and fabric blend nylon straps. This rugged piece would make a great additional to any arsenal.
Forget the girly cocktails and spirits with a mixer and start to drink like a real man; and an old man at that! Get a few of these Old Man Drinks ($11) down and that baby's bottom that passes for your chest will be sprouting hair in no time. From Sidecars and Boilermakers to Satan's Whiskers and Rusty Nails, these old school drinkers go down in as rough a way as they sound. There is no room for foo-foo umbrellas or pink drinks in this book, just good ol' stuff such as bourbon, gin, rye and whiskey, along with a hefty dose of life lessons. It's time to man up, grab that stool and settle in for a long long night.
London based designers Buster + Punch work with precious materials to create everything from lightbulbs, to motorcycles and whiskey Bars. Every creation is unique and flowing with industrial elegance including their new LED Buster Bulbs ($61). These designer bulbs come in a choice of three different shades including gold, smoked and crystal, each giving off a tranquil warm glow. The casing is crafted from bronze and comes with a durable rubber cord for added aesthetics. Be one of the first to buy the worlds first designer lightbulb!
With only three major builds under their belt the Munich based shop has hit another home run with their Diamond Atelier DA#3 BMW R100R ($CALL). The bike started off as a 1994 BMW R100R Classic, which demanded a more agressive stance so they dropped the front suspension by three inches. Giving that I'm not stopping for anything look.Additional customizations include an older R-series tank, refinished wheels and hubs in gold flake, knobby TKC80s that give DA#3 that Mad Max feel, and an LSL headlight.The overall colorway is dark and mysterious. With a dark grey tank with gold pinstripes, with the rest of the bike in black.The DA#3 is currently for sell so if you're looking for something out of the ordinary hit 'em up.
Dualchas Architects are a building design firm located on the Isle of Skye located in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland. Their primary concerns are "sustainability through the use of energy harnessing technology, the choice of materials in the build, and the life-use of the building." The Cliff House By Dualchas Architects ($TBA) is a perfect example of this ethos. The Cliff House is simple two-bedroom home with a wall of glass that allows the residents to take in the majestic views across Loch Dunvegan in north west Skye. Dug out of the side of a hill, it integrates perfectly to its environment and is practically invisible from the front.