A guy named Till Konneker moved into a small apartment studio without any storage and the rest is just another great example of really good design. Till created The Living Cube ($3200+). The cube was made to store his record collection, TV, Clothes and Shoes. On the top was a bed and inside additional storage. What a great idea. Just think how much furniture you can get rid of if you had one of these in your room. Till is now offering these units for sale. He is offering a Mini Unit, an Urban Unit and a Living Wall that is priced based on the elements you want. All of the Cubes are fully customizable and available in several finishes.
We all have rooms in our homes that remind us dungeons. But you no longer have to put up with a dark area that you'd rather avoid. The Lucy Sunlight Bender ($200+) is an automatic mirror that follows the sun throughout the day, reflecting natural sunlight into the room of your choice. Lucy is made up of Photo sensors, Pv cells, and a flat mirror which when put together can reflect up to 7000 lumens of sunlight into any room. Check out their website to see before and after pictures of what Lucy can do.
Luis Quiles ($TBA) is an artist who takes a hard look at our reality and unapologetically shows us exactly what he sees.Luis' art gets strait to the point and shows us the reality behind the reality, from his i-Phonekkake, which shows just how much technology controls us, to homophobia, to our healthy relationships with fast food, prescription pills, and commercialism.His works are frank, stark, disturbing, but all speak to a certain truth. Luis will be initiating a crowdfunding campaign in the near future to develop a book with some of his best work. Stay tuned to his Facebook page for updates and to catch glimpses of has creations as he posts them on a regular basis.
The Nike Free Ace Leather "Haystack" ($129) has just dropped an all new colorway. The Haystack features a beautiful Haystack, Dark Loden, and White colorway. The upper is made from a leather upper with molded elements and perforations for added ventilation. An additional midfoot strap adds a secure locked in fit. While the interior of the shoe features a full bootie design for premium comfort. Other benefits include a Phylon midsole and an outsole with deep flex grooves for natural movement. This colorway will go perfectly with your favorite joggers or Khaki's.
Many men rate this as their all time favorite movie, and their wives empathize with the relationship that forms between the mighty Kong and the beautiful girl he falls in love. There have been many King Kong films but this King Kong 1976 $12) version ticks all the boxes. A group of explorers, while on a petroleum seeking mission, come across an island on which lives as giant gorilla. They ship him back to New York where, well, you know the rest. Starring Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange and Charles Grodin, and directed by John Guillermin this movie, which combines fantasy, romance and adventure, should be in everyone's collection.
Last Friday Elon Musk dropped in on the set of Desperate Housewives and delivered his future vision of solar power. He announced two new products. The Powerwall 2 ($5500) and the Tesla Solar Roof ($TBD).When the presentation first started, the first thing you noticed was the odd setting. A suburban street with a huge stage. But everything haD a purpose. Each of the homes surrounding the stage had the new Tesla Solar Roof installed which was barely noticeable. There was no decline in curb appeal, and it could even be stated that at least for one of the homes, it's curb appeal was improved.Tesla's Solar Roof is made up of Glass Tiles that mimic four styles. A Tuscan Glass Tile, French Slate Glass Tile, Textured Glass Tile, Smooth glass Tile. Each of the tiles includes a color louver film that hides the solar cell from the street while making it completely transparent to the sun's rays. A high-efficiency solar cell that produces energy even during really hot days. And tempered glass that was shown in a video to withstand a weight being dropped on it that broke traditional tiles.The Solar Roof combined with the Powerwall 2 gives you a complete home solution. The new Powerwall ($5500) stores 14kW of energy, and has 7kW of output. A single battery can power a 4 bedroom home's outlets and refrigerator for a full day.Although a price isn't currently available, Elon suggested that the Solar roof will have a lower cost than a traditional roof when combined with projected utility bill savings.