OK, I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a big fan of convertibles, but heck if you have to throw one on, why not really get the wind moving through your hair. The 2015 BMW M4 Convertible ($73,000) is about to be released and only time will tell if it will take off. The M4 convertible is a two door hardtop that features a dual turbo 3.0-liter S55 engine. That engine will get you 425 horses, 406 lb-ft of torque, with a governed top speed of 155 miles per hour. Because of the added weight of the hardtop the 0-60 times are a little slower at 4.2 seconds, .3 seconds slower than its standard top counterpart. Expect the 2015 BMW M4 Convertible to hit showroom floors later this Summer.
Got $75,000 blowing a hole in your pocket? Wanna see the curve of the earth in near-space? Well we have just the extreme experience for you. World View Enterprises Near-Space Ballon Flights ($75,000) let you see the curve of the earth from the safety of a hot air balloon capsule.The capsule will lift you 19 miles via a high-altitude balloon. The complete ride will take about 4 hours. The ballon will reach its maximum height in about 90 minutes, once there you'll sail for about 2 hours, followed by a 40 minute descent. Flights are expected to start early in 2016.(more…)
At one time or another everyone wanted to get their hands on the classic BMW 328. A few years back BMW put together the BMW 328 Homage ($TBA) and it's still worth taking a look at. The concept is so light, I might actually be able to lift it. It's an amazing 1700 lbs and the loss of weight comes down to the modern materials used for the chassis, which include carbon fiber and reinforced plastic. The vintage kidney grill was inspired by the cars forerunners and the alloy wheels feature a 1930's styling with hints of modern aesthetics. Hopefully if we pay enough attention, they'll actually release this homage some day.
Venice designer Enrico Zanolla is used to pushing creative boundaries and his new striking Picia Lamps ($156) are no exception. Using a unique combination of beautiful hand-blown glass and contrasting cork these modern lamps come in a variety of pastel shades to suit you. Available in a choice of subtle shades each further enhancing the suspension lights natural curves and sweeping lines. Recently showcased at the Milan Design Week 2015 these enchanting Picia lamps are sure to become a point of focus in your home.
OK, so it's not really for killing zombies, but the Zombie Killer Primal Fear Knife ($20), is a great tool for you hunters out there. The knife is a combination kitchen cleaver, with the look of a Inuit ulu knife, a razor-sharp skinning blade, a gut hook, and a serrated reverse edge. The heavy duty ABS handle is made to withstand heavy chopping, while the powder coated, 3CR13 stainless steel blade is made to resist corrosion and for maximum toughness. It also comes with a free ABS holster and belt clip.
The Scout Leather Co. is based out of Mountain View, Ca. They create goods for everyday life by using traditional methods with a modern approach. Their latest product is The Scout Hook Keychain ($50). The Scout Hook was inspired by Japanese brass fishing hooks, and includes an inconspicuous bottle opener. Made form .25" solid brass, the hook has a solid feel and will only develop more character with age. When you back their Kickstarter campaign you'll have a choice of two finishes: stonewashed brass and a bright nickel. Each Scout Hook comes with a hand punched leather fob attached with a custom brass jump ring. Because this is a Kickstarter you have 23 days from this writing to back their campaign. The Scout Hook keychain is guaranteed to be one of your favorite EDC items for years to come.