Looks like today is the day for lighting because I've got another one for you. The Luna Moon Lantern ($70+) has just kicked off its IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign, and the offering is simply amazing. The Luna Moon Lanterna resembles the moon, I mean exactly like it. It is made from glass fiber and non-toxic latex. It has a dimmer and can be installed on the ceiling or placed on the floor to create a conversation piece for an empty corner. Seven sizes are available. They range from 3.2 inches all the way up to 23.6 inches in diameter. The bigger lamps come with a cord and use Halogen bulbs, The smallest of the bunch is a little different and comes with an LED bulb and battery instead of a chord.
I have to say I'm a bit skeptical on this one. I mean if there was a car out there that was able to run on salt water, I would think we'd be hearing more about it. The QUANT E-Sportlimousine ($TBA) claims to be a luxury sportscar that runs on salt water. It first made its debut at the 2014 geneva motor show and has now been approved for public roads. Its powerplant features an electric motor strapped to each wheel and a nanoFLOWcell electrolyte flow cell power system. The system is powered purely by salt water and has a range of 600 kilometers. The 912 horses from the engine will get you to 62 mph in 2.8 seconds. Here's hoping this turns out to be the real deal.
Staying true to the luxurious SUV design synonymous with the brand, the new Range Rover Velar ($57,000) is the newest addition to an already prestigious range. Designed to bridge the gap between the Range Rover Evoque and the Range Rover Sport, the Velar injects timeless elegance and modern glamor into the lives of families all over the world. Boasting a light, stiff aluminum body alongside 'pioneering suspension technology' and a silhouette that could only be crafted by Range Rover, the clean lines of the Velar promise to appeal to the most avid perfectionist. Finished with flush fitting door handles and rear LED light clusters, take your crew into a new age and put your trust in a brand proven to excel.
I know when you think about bike baskets we all picture the white wicker thing with a flower in the front, but the Bent Basket ($110+) takes it to a whole new level of style and functionality. The Bent Basket is constructed of seven sheets of maple veneer using the same process that skateboard manufacturers use. It has removable straps (White, Charcoal Grey, Navy Blue and Salmon Red) to hold all your gear in place and comes in at 17in x 13in x 2.5in weighing 4.5lbs. Also the mounting frame will fit a wide range of bikes. Check out their kickstarter today.
Old School Badass, are the words that come to mind when describing the Twin-Turbo 1970 Pontiac Firebird ($TBA) that's heading to auction in Chicago October 9-11. This firebird was completely rebuilt by All Speed Customs who are based in Muskegon, Michigan and has been seen all over the world in dozens of publications. The power plant features an ASC built twin-turbo Pontiac 455 with twin turbos. The motor is based on a Butler aluminum block paired with an Eagle forged crank and rods. With just 12.5 psi of boost, you get about 1100 horses from this badboy. If you're near Chicago this week you owe it to yourself to stop by to check out this beauty and 100's of other great cars going up for auction.
This mini cannon by pocket artillery actually works! If you looking for something cool for your desk you need to get one of these bad boys. The mini cannon ($29) is made from precision machined stainless steel and uses .177" BB's with a fireworks fuse. All of the supplies needed are easily accessible online. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=0tiTdwNILl4 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the canon destroying a perfectly good bottle of beer.