Nike is celebrating the World Basketball Festival with the release of a new shoe that kinda looks like a basketball. The new Nike Lunar Force 1 "World Basketball Festival" Sneaker ($125) will drop August 14th at Nike retailers. The uppers feature an orange pebbled leather that looks like an actual basketball. You wouldn't think that would look good, but in execution it actually looks pretty cool. The midsole is in white while the outsole is in a cool blue. Can't wait for these to come out.
It is amazing what you can do with under 800 square feet of living space. The Wirra Walla Pavilion ($NFS) isn't the main home on this 80 acres private property, but it looks welcoming enough to be just that.The Pavilion was Matthew Woodward's first design project and he hit the ball out of the park. Of course to show off his newly acquired talents he needed someone to believe in him and who better than his father.The Pavilion is cantilevered over an embankment and floats just 500mm above the flood level. Just yards away from his father's main residence, the home takes inspiration from Philip Johnson's Glass House located in Connecticut.The home features a main sitting area with hot tub, which can be opened up to the outdoors via sliding glass doors, a bedroom, and shower. Add a small kitchen and this home would make a killer bachelor pad.
The (multee)project "Wabi-sabi" Concrete Coaster Set ($48) will take the decor of any room and kick it up a notch. The coasters are handmade in Massachusetts and are composed of recylced granite and marble. Every coaster is unique, marked with the (multee)project (x) icon and backed with a cork bottom. Each coaster measures 4" and come in a set of four.
Crack it open, cook with it and eat it, washed down with another bottle. Who knew there were so many great recipes that were lifted from your ordinary, run of the day dishes to something very special just by adding beer? The Beer Cookbook ($12) is the book beer lovers have been waiting for as if they aren't drinking it they can still indulge through their food. Included within the 40+ recipes included her are such delights as spicy beer-soaked shrimps, sauced meatballs, drunk cheddar soup, pub chops, beer-buttered steaks, tailgate salmon, 3-beer chilli and chocolate stout lava cake, yum!
Diamond Atelier was started on a summer night in Munich on July 13th. It was the point they realized that the majority of motorcycles they saw looked like they rolled off the same Cafe Racer production line. They wanted to instill fresh ideas and unique styles into an established niche.One of the first bikes they worked on was the DA#1 BMW R80 ($CALL). With its heated grips and large windshield, the R80 was originally made for those expecting to travel long distances. DA had other ideas. Their plans was to make it "light, low and brutal" making it the perfect machine for midnight cruises through downtown.The DA#1 includeS a ton of updates and is currently for sale through their website. So if your in Europe and in the market this would be a great bike to take a look at.
Power Moves ($13) - Meet Karl Welzein, also known as Captain Karl, aka @DadBoner on Twitter, the most beautiful loser in the Midwest and hey you guys, he's really looking forward to the weekend. His job is a real drag and his wife has kicked him out but hey that's okay as she wore granny panties and is forever dropping off wads of cash in Target oh, and his kids cry ALL the time. Things did improve with his temporary roommate but that's now gone down the toilet as Dave has eaten all the Totino's pizza rolls. One more thing - Karl is sick, but this level of sickness is a whole new ball game. If you are already a buddy of Karl's you will love this book if you aren't then what are you waiting for?