Adidas just announced its Adidas Originals 2013 Fall/Winter Trail Pack ($TBA) which it includes to version of the Torsion Mid. The shoe may look like one of Adidas' basketball shoes, but it is made to be durable and rugged to handle the most demanding trails. Besides the weatherproof ripstop upper, the soles are made to provide improved traction on slippery surfaces. Two colorways are available; blue and camouflage. The Trail Pack will be available in the coming weeks so keep an eye on the Originals website for details and check out the camo version after the break.(more…)
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're starting to see the start of the virtual reality phenomenon. We've mostly seen it used for gaming. But google wants to change that. The Google Tilt Brush ($TBA) gives you the ability to paint in 3D. Google's tagline for Tilt is," Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless." The program will be released with the HTCThe program will be released with the HTC Vive ($829) virtual reality headset, which is available for preorder now with shipping expected in May. To get it working all you have to do is setup the Vive, install Steam, launch Tilt Brush, start creating your masterpiece, and share with the world.
Inspired by the hi-tech suit designs in Star Wars and manufactured by a Russian military center for future forces, the Russian Exoskeleton Suit ($NFS) is a revolution in the world of combat equipment. It was unveiled at the largest high-tech prototyping center at the National University of Science and Technology in Moscow. The concept model features a full helmet, cutting-edge body armor to protect the wearer from potential attacks, and a powered exoskeleton that increases performance and stamina. Designed to aid soldiers on the battlefield and noted as the military suits of the future, this next-generation exoskeleton combat system will soon be seen on Russian forces in combat.
In the past Bamford has created some of the coolest designs for premium luxury watches. Their latest release does not disappoint. The Phantom Rolex X Bamford Watch Department x DRx Romanelli ($CALL) is a collaboration between the famed watch designer and Darren Romanelli a Los Angeles based designer, famous for his limited edition clothing, furniture, and collectibles. The watch started off with a Non-Date Rolex Submariner. BWD then coated it with a military grade titanium, and engraved the underside the the DRx logo and a limited edition number. Every watch comes with a numbered, custom comic strip poster, steel warranty cards, and handcrafted rings. If you want one, you better hurry because only limited number with be issued and when they're all sold, no more will be made.
If you're looking to build a summer beach house, then this Seascape Retreat in New Zealand ($NFS) is the model you want to base it on. Pattersons Associates Architects is a New Zealand studio started in 1986 whose first works consisted of building lodgings along New Zealand's unspoiled coasts. Their mantra is quite simple:
If a building can feel like it naturally ‘belongs’, or fits logically in a place, to an environment, a time and culture, then the people that inhabit the building will likely feel a sense of belonging there as well.The Seascape Retreat fits this methodology perfectly. Starting off with an amazing location set into a rock escarpment in a South Pacific cove. Created as a honeymoon retreat for paying guests, it consists of just three rooms; a lobby, living/sleeping room, and a bathroom. To make the cottage feel like it belongs amongst its surroundings, it was built from all local materials made up of rock, poured concrete floors and an earth turfed roof. It is also self-sustaining with on-site water harvesting and wastewater treatment.[gallery type="rectangular" time="false" bullets="true" ids="21993,21992,21991,21864,21863"]
This outfit will be perfect if the weather ever decides to chill out. It is focused around the classic Levi Sequoia King Trucker Jacket and the MKI Single Gray Overcoat. It's finished off nicely with an unassuming Apolis T-Shirt, and one of our favorite denim jeans by Rogue Territory. Accessories are comprised of items from Rayban, Shinola, Caputo, and Miansai.1. Jacket: Levis Trucker Jacket Sequoia King ($90) 2. Overcoat: MKI Single Gray Overcoat ($205) 3. T-Shirt: Apolis Transit Issue Merino T-Shirt - Heather ($68) 4. Denim: Rogue Territory Slub SK 17 OZ ($245) 5. Shoes: New Balance M996DSKI ($150+) 6. Sunglasses: Rayban Custom Aviator Glasses ($180) 7. Wallet: Shinola Classic Bifold Wallet - Bourbon ($225) 8. Bracelet: Caputo & Co. Hand-knotted Chevron Bracelet ($70) 9. Watch: Miansai M12 Watch ($495)