All I have to say is wow and thanks to the guys over at Silodrome for bringing this amazing artist to our attention. Jomar Machado creates some of the most beautiful futuristic vehicle creations I've ever seen. He started his career creating story-boards, layouts and art for print. Eventually his employer, JWThompson went from analog to digital and Jomar joined the change. In looking at his blog, his tools of the trade seem to be the standard fare 3D Studio Max, Mental Ray, HDR Light Studio and Photoshop. But what he does with these tools is nothing short of amazing. Check out the slide show above of his works and enjoy. If Jomar ever decides to sell prints of his amazing artwork, I'd be first in line to pick one up. Make that two.
OK, occasionally an idea comes along that is just simply amazing. The Stuff-A-Burger Set ($24) allows you to stuff your favorite fixings into your burgers, taking standard fare and making it something truly remarkable. Imagine a bacon cheddar stuffed cheese burger or caramelized onions and blue cheese. The possibilities are endless. The set comes with the Stuff-A-Burger Press and a grill basket. What a great way to kick off the summer.
There is nothing worse than cycling somewhere only to find there is nowhere to secure your bike. However, the Linka Smart Bike Lock ($99) gives you an instant and safe solution for keeping your bike safe. A frame-mounted lock that works as a self contained unit with a 9mm hardened square steel ring which can be locked at a push of a button. Plus the built-in 100 dB siren will go off should anyone decide to try and pick your bike up. On your return the Smart Lock picks up the signal from your phone and unlocks the bike for you. But don't worry should you leave your phone at home there is a four digit code that will release your bike instead. As you can see, it's called the Smart Bike Lock for a reason!
Michael Young, a designer out of Hong King, has brought his interpretation of the Moke to life. The Moke International By Michael Young ($TBA) comes more than 60 years after it was originally introduced. Michael was approached by Moke after he completed a rebuild of the storied truck and the rest is history. The Moke has been modernized while keeping its visual appeal intact. About 1000 will be produced each year and they'll be available in left or right hand drive.
American Trench Outfit #8. Out last American Trench Outfit is one of my favorites. It's the one that most fits my style. It's perfect for casual Fridays at work when you'll also be heading out afterwards. It features the American Trench in Khaki, which is paired with a merion wool sweater in navy from J. Crew, a crisp Ludlow Spread Collar Shirt, light Baldwin Jeans, and a pair of Adidas Originals. The entire outfit is brought together with a wonderful tie from The Tie Bar.1. Trench: American Trench Coat in Khaki ($795) 2. Sweater: J. Crew Slim Merino Wool V-Neck Sweater - Navy ($78) 3. Shirt: J. Crew Ludlow Spread Collar Shirt ($88) 4. Denim: Baldwin The Henley in Josh - Light ($315) 5. Shoes: Adidas Originals Stan Smith - Navy ($79) 6. Wallet: Tanner Goods Utility Bifold Indigo Two Tone ($105) 7. Bracelet: Hand-knotted Chevron Bracelet ($70) 8. Bag: Mismo M/S Utility ($393) 9. Tie: The Tie Bar Roadway Stripe ($19)
The 2015 LaFerrari FXX-K ($TBA) is a no holds barred track only supercar that is unfettered by attempts to meet requirements or regulations. Because of this you will never see this supercar in any competitions. Only an exclusive group of client test drivers enrolled in a special test programme will be able to get behind the wheel of this beautiful machine over the next two years.PowerTrainThe FXX-K houses a V12 ICE paired with a 7-speed transmission which delivers 860 cv and is paired with an electric motor that puts out another 190 cv. CV is the metric unit of horsepower. The overall torque is an amazing 663 ft-lbs. The V12 has been optimized for track use with the HY-KERS kinetic energy recovery system.Additional features include a dual-profile spoiler, Pirelli slik tires outfitted with performance sensors, intake manifolds, and a front splitter with a new spoiler in the rear.