Why is at all the bad guys in the Bond movies get the cool cars. Just to prove my point, take a look at the kickass ride Mr. Hinx gets in the latest Bond flick, Spectre. While James Bond is driving an Aston Martin DB10 with a V8. Mr. Hinx gets the Jaguar C-X75 ($TBA) with a four-cylinder 1.6-liter turbo/supercharger combo, paired with an electric drive system. Before you get on the four banger, the C-X75 puts out a whopping 850 horses and can hit 100 mph in under six seconds. The sad thing is although both the Aston and the Jag are kind of cool, there are no plans to offer either car to public.
Everything You Know Is Pong ($) is a brilliantly designed and beautifully illustrated tribute to the game of ping pong. The most popular sport in the world is also just about the least appreciated, and here we have tales of the table from such icons as Will Shortz. Nick Horby, Davy Rothbart, Jonathan Safran Foer and Harold Evans. Every sport going claims that it is the world's game but none can come close to the global status enjoyed by the ubiquitous and modest game of ping pong. Quite why this fast paced phenomena has never reached the upper echelons of sporting history, and made superstars of its plays, is still a mystery, one this book seeks to solve.
If you're in the market for a minimal home or vacation spot, then you're in luck. ÖÖD Homes ($55,000) are 18 square meter prefab homes were originally designed for short-term accommodations for the fast growing Airbnb markets. They are sized as small houses, can accommodate 2-3 people, and are delivered as complete sets. And only take about 8 hours to build. Once complete the homes can stay put or can be moved to another location.The only thing you would need to provide is the internet, water, sewage, and electricity hookups. An LG heat pump with moisture separator is provided for heating and cooling and it comes fully furnished.The ÖÖD homes are built from steel, insulated glass, and thermally treated wood. They come with a custom built bed, kitchenette, living area, and bathroom. You also get adjustable floor heating and LED lighting.Right now the homes have only been installed in Estonia, but they are planning to expand to international markets.
End clothing is getting ready to reveal their new collaboration with Saucony, the Sauncony X End Shadow 5000 'Burger' ($TBA). Being called burger, it has all of the colors that you would expect. The upper is a perforated nuback and suede with touches of leather. The mid quarter panel is in a ketchup red, the remaining upper is in bun orange, and the rear heel is in lettuce green. The shoes will be dropping at End's exclusive launch party at End Hunting Co. followed by their online release on Saturday May 3rd.
The Y-3 Multicolor Retro Boost ($365) is now coming in a simplified futuristic upper. The upper is made from a woven textile that's wrapped in a suede sidewall. It features an elastic tongue strap, an Adidas branded heel strap in webbing, and a heel lining in suede. The entire kit sits on a textured boost midsole and rubber outsole.
The Leica Q Camera ($4250) is Leica's latest foray into no compromise compact cameras. The Leica Q features a full-frame 24.2 megapixel CMOS sensor, which leverages their Maestro II image processor. It provides high-resolution, low-noise shots up to an ISO of 50,000 at a rate of 10 fps. The Maestro II processor also provides full HD 1080p video captured at 60 or 30fps. While the 3.68-megapixel LCOS electronic viewfinder provides a live though-the-lens image, which handles just like a rangefinder. The Leica Q is available for pre-order now.