The Diemme Black Textured Kevlar Roccia Vet Boots ($540) is an Italian made shoe with a cool upper made with Schoeller-Keprotec fabric. This fabric is extremely protective and was originally developed for motorcycle racing. It comprises high-tensile aramide fibers, like kevlar, which makes it highly durable and tear, temperature, and abrasion resistant. Additional features include gunmetal tone eyelets and lace hooks, padded tongue, padded collar, and a white rubbing sole.(more…)
Located in New South Wale, Australia, the Castlecrag House ($CALL) is a wonderful example of modern architecture mixing with a 1940's house. The initial brief from the clients requested their modest brick home be integrated with a new addition to the rear of the house. Green Box Architecture approached the design by using a skylight that runs the length of the house creating a clear delineation between the existing structure and the contemporary 2 story addition in the rear. Giving the home a cohesiveness you wouldn't expect from two completely different elements.
A few days ahead of the New York Auto Show Land Rover has revealed their much anticipated Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept ($TBA). The most recent discovery models from Land Rover have used the LR3 and LR4 badges. With this latest concept Land Rover intends to bring back the Discovery name in full force. The concept features seating for seven, suicide doors, gesture control, remote control drive, laser headlights, smart glass, laser terrain scanning, and a transparent bonnet to give you a better view of the road. You should see a lot of the innovations come to Land Rovers production cars over the next years.
The current working from home phenomenon has never been so thoroughly explored as it is in this new and illuminating book from the bestselling founders of 37signals Fried and Hansson. Remote: Office Not Required ($11) takes an in depth look at this surging trend of employees who never enter an office to work, they simply log on in their own home, or anywhere else for that matter. They also explain the challenges that come with this work ethos and well as the often unexpected benefits. Most importantly they show us why, with a few notable and controversial exceptions like Yahoo, more businesses than ever are going down this road to get things done.
Budnitz makes some of the best city bicycles available. The bikes utilize an exclusive titanium and cro-moly steel which makes them extremely light, and durable. The majority of components on Budnitz bikes are handmade by Budnitz. Their latest bike the Budnitz Bicycles FTB Limited Edition ($7000) features 3.8 inch tires, carbon belt drive, a 14-speed Rohloff Speedhub, and of course their handmade FTB twin-tube cantilever titanium frame that weighs less than 4 pounds. The fat tires of the FTB allow it to go almost anywhere; down flights of stairs, through potholes, dirt, mud, snow, you name it. If you want the ultimate city bike this is probably it.(more…)
The Tanner Good Braided Tether ($100+) will add a bit of style to your everyday carry wallet. When you're looking for security and style in the same package, Tanner will give it to you. Each tether is handmade in Tanner's Randolph workshop. They use either Natural or Meridian English bridle leather that's been hand braided around a steel chain for added security and support. Tethers are available in natural, black, hickory, cognac, and saddle tan colors. Additional features include dual brass hardware clasps. If you get the tether, then you'll probably want to get Tanner's workman wallet to go with it.