The Maersk Link Triple-E's are the largest ships in the world. The "Triple E" comes from three design principles which include economy of scale, energy efficient, and environmentally improved. The Maersk Linke Triple-E LEGO Ship ($150) is a great representation of this beast. The LEGO set includes over 1,500 bricks and when complete measures over 25" long, 8" high, and 3" wide.
If your house caught fire and you could only grab one or two thing what would they be? Foster Huntingdon has been collecting the answer to this very telling questions from thousands of respondents across the globe is a bid to get to the heart of what holds the most value today. The Burning House ($13) is the result of this painstaking research and it features the best of Huntington's hugely popular website TheBurningHouse.com, as well as a whole load of new material. This gives us a fascinating insight into what modern society hold most dear, and there are some very surprising results.
If you're sick of leather and want to add a little canvas to your shoe game, then you have to check out the Nike Air Max 90 Premium 'Gray Sail' ($CALL). Although the shoes look blue in the picture the uppers are actually a monochrome combination of black & white with grey accents around the heel, laces and the midsole. Whether you're wearing jeans, khaki's, or your favorite joggers, you'll definitely want a pair of Gray Sails in your arsenal.
If the Nike Lunar Presto Strata Grey weren't your cup of tea then you might just take a shine to the new Nike Lunar Presto Newsprint Blue Hero ($100). These Lunars are still made with a light-weight mesh upper and flywire lace cage, but they now sport a darker more laid back newsprint/blue hero colorway with speckled midsole. The combination allows this show to be worn with almost anything.
If your looking for an original piece of furniture, look no further than the Smoke Chair by Maarten Baas ($4700). Maarten Baas is a Dutch designer who has been creating the Smoke collection since 2002. The Smoke Chair is actually burned and then preserved and strengthened with a clear epoxy coating. The entire collection includes an armchair, dining chair and chandelier. Each piece made is unique and will differ due to the process. The upholstery is black leather. Check out this [video_lightbox_vimeo5 video_id=36472962 width=640 height=480 anchor=video] on the creation process.
On September 2nd, Sony will release it's smallest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera to date. The Sony A5100 ($548) is the little brother to the A6000. It will be smaller but have much of the same internals. These include an APS-C 24MP CMOS sensor, bionz X processor, on-chip phase detection covering 92% of the frame, 6fps continuous shooting, and Wi-Fi. Additional features include a titling LCD (180-degrees for selfies) and 1080/60p full high definition video. You can also get the A5100 with a 16-50mm lens ($698). So if you're looking for an entry level MILC, the A5100 looks to be a great option.