Nike is about to release a shoe that has the public divided. The shoe is the Nike Vandal Clog ($60). The debate is so divided you have to wonder if Nike planned this all along. The Vandal takes the original Vandal and chops it off at the heel and collar, while keeping the ankle strap and moving it down. When the clog hits stores it will sport black & gold or silver,red & blue colorways. The shoe is targeted for fall release. So the question is will you wear them? Throw us a Facebook like if you're on board.
The Villa Kogelhof ($NFS) may be the coolest completely self-sufficient house on the planet. This self-sufficiency is due to a number of cool innovations as well as some old ones. It's heated using a combination heat pump and central air. The water is heated via a biomass pellet stove and Electricity is generated from PV-cells on the roof and in the future, a planned windmill.The Villa was built on a site setup by the government to connect regional ecological zones. The site is a protected habitat and a major tourist draw. The only way the owner could get the house built was to guarantee that it would be returned to its pre-agricultural state. Meaning some 71,000 six-year-old trees planted in 2006 will turn this Villa on a vast plain, into the Villa In The Woods.The Villa Kogelhof itself is made of two rectangular stacked volumes. The one underground consists of the main entrance, parking, storage, and a workspace that over looks the pond. The upper span features the main living area, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, and patio.
These watches are not cheap. In fact, they may be some of the most expensive watches on the planet. But these futuristic watches for men are really really cool. These are not your standard watches with run of the mill movements. These watches have features like floating dials, spherical turbines, and treads. Our first watch up is a beautiful $230K piece by MB&F.Related: The Most Expensive Luxury Watches For Men
In it's fresh new packaging and packed full of the very latest information on the environmental and health benefits of eating bugs, as well as full instructions on breeding your own, this latest edition of The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook ($14) is the must have guide for all those interested in epicure of entomological kind. Most Americans would only eat an insect if it was a date but thanks to David George Gordon, the naturalist and esteemed bug chef, we are all discovering how bug eating is exciting, fun and damned delicious. Who knew a worm and white chocolate cookie could taste SO good?
Breaking bad is one of my favorite TV shows of all time. Through the years the show has garnered multiple Emmy wins and some of the highest ratings ever for a television show. If you haven't watched this show or even if you want to see your favorite episodes whenever you want, get Breaking Bad: The Complete Series ($225). It will include a replica money barrel, 55 hours of special features, a two-hour documentary, 16-page booklet and a Los Pollos Hermanos Apron. Pre-orders are being taken now as it won't be available until after the last episode airs. In the mean time checkout the Breaking Superlab Playset.
Smart watches might be a new piece of tech in the world however they are having a hard time winning over fans of more traditional watches. But now you can have the best of both worlds with the new LINK System ($249). Designed by Wearatec based in Toronto Canada the LINK will add a variety of smart features to your watch including adding smartphone connectivity to keep you updated with notifications, appointments, and messages. LINK launched earlier this week on Indiegogo and is looking to raise $50,000 so they can start producing straight away.