Good design is the basis for products that will take us into the future. The OVOPUR by AQUAOVO ($700) is no exception. The OVOPUR is a gravitational water filter designed by Canadian designer Manuel Desrochers. The OVOPUR's unique shape allows water to flow naturally, which induces a biotic movement that limits the risk of bacteria buildup. The filter should be replace every four months and they cost about $160 for a year supply. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=5vDDz40sRlY width=640 height=480 anchor=video] to see the OVOPUR in action.
BMW set out to create a motorcycle that offered the ultimate platform for customation and by all accounts they succeeded. To display just how versatile the new BMW is, Luismoto created their own very unique set of parts, soon to be released as a kit! Choose from the complete Luismoto Paris-Dakar BMW R nineT kit ($TBA) or just pick the components you need and get yourself on the right track to your own Luismoto Paris-Dakar BMW R inspired nineT.
Volkswagen's GTI has been a staple of those willing to tune their own cars for years. The ability to change the exhaust and update computer chips to provide additional horses is an industry all its own. But that may be a thing if the past if VW's Design Vision GTI Concept ($TBA) is ever released. The car has 503 horses and a top speed of over 185 mph. This is all produced with a 3.0 liter twin-turbo V6 which gets you those 503 horses at 6500 rpms and 413 foot pounds of torque. Who are we kidding, if it's every released someone'll try and get 600 horses out of it.
Released in support of the EAA's youth aviation program, Ford has commissioned the build of a one-of-a-kind Ford F-22 Raptor F-150 Truck ($AUCTION) that will go to auction in July 2017. Designed to blend the design of a Lockheed F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft with the iconic build of a Ford Raptor, this highly modified model features a twin-turbo, Whipple inter-cooled, high-output EcoBoost engine for exceptional power. A powerful audio system and modifications to the interior and exterior deliver a truck that stays true to its roots while appealing to aviation enthusiasts. The vehicle is the latest in a series from Ford which has raised over $3 million for the aviation community.
Juniper Ridge does things the right way. They make fragrances that evoke the outdoors, and allow you to bring a piece of the Pacific Northwest and California into your home. Their fragrances come from harvested plants and trees. Their Juniper Ridge Cabin Spray ($65) brings you scents from seven distinct locations; Big Sur, Cascade Glacier, Inyo, San Jacinto, Siskiyou, Steep Ravine, and the Yuba River. All fragrances are 100% naturally distilled.
I love the way certain brands are reinterpreted in typically non-related industries. Walt Siegl has done an excellent job interpreting Puma's brand into an awesome Walt Siegl X Puma Ducati 900 SS ($TBA). The original bike was a 1993 Ducati SS. The bikes 989 cc engine was reused and updated with new pistons, valves and belts. The body is made from kevlar-carbon and the exhaust is stainless steel with an Italian Mivv muffler. The gold, red white and blue palette finishes off this wonderful work of art.(more…)