OK, before you get all excited, I need to give you the sad news that this 1975 Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406 ($57K) has already been sold. But there is no reason why we can't marvel at its beauty. Recently selling at a Bonhams auction the Unimog shown is a relatively rare dual cabin model, which runs on a six-cylinder, 5.7-liter, 84 bhp diesel engine, and is paired with a transmission comprised of six forward and two reverse gears. This guy has plenty or pull as its original job was towing aircraft. It could also be used as an agriculture machine with power take-offs that can accomodate a wide variety of machinery including; brush mowers, snow blowers, etc.
The Bleu De Paname Wool Shoulder Panel Jacket ($504) is a classically constructed jacket made with premium materials and well suited for cold weather. It features a 100% wool shell stuffed with polyester fiber, canvas yoke panel, two button pockets, and two hand warmer pockets. The closure is zippered with a placket that includes wooden buttons.(more…)
Sheri Koones has created an incredible book called Prefabulous World: Energy-Efficient And Sustainable Homes Around The Globe ($25). The book shows you the varying options available for energy-efficient homes. The book features fifty homes in such places as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, and the United States. Each home is represented by multiple images of its interior and exterior, plus a listing of its architect, builder, and suppliers. If you're thinking about a pre-fab home or even a prefab addition for your current home, this would be a great book to have.
The THINO charger ($54) might be something you’re already familiar with but for those of you who aren’t this memory stick like device allows you to quickly charge your smartphone. It’s an invaluable item for travel when you simply can’t afford to be without a decent charge. Where standard charging cables may take up to an hour to charge your phone, the THINO takes only 20 minutes. THINO is also doubling its capacity in the newer model but keeping its already amazing price. Plus it’s compatible with both Android and Apple smartphones so no matter what “team” you’re on you can still benefit from the THINO.
If you like bikes, robots, or just plain ole cool stuff then you have to take a look at the Robots Made from Recycled Bike Parts ($14-$131) by Felvarrom. The imagination behind these little works of art is borderline genius. The robots are made from pieces of bike hubs, brakes, chain links and assorted screws and nuts. For an original work of art you really can't beat the price.
The BMW i3 City Car is BMW's latest stab at sustainable design. The i3 is power by eDrive technology and generates zero emissions. On one charge you'll get about 100 miles to the gallon. It will take about 30 minutes to fill her up (80%). You'll get about 170 HP out of i3, which is enough to tool around town. The interior will consist of European Eucalyptus wood. For the interior leather surfaces, the tanning solution is derived from olive leaves. All of the materials in the car are not only environmentally friendly but offer amazing durability.