Nixon has added a new watch to its lineup, The Nixon 48-20 Chrono, Limited Edition ($550). The refined watch gets its name from a 48mm dial and 200 meter/ 20ATM rating. You can get the watch in all black, gunmetal, and black-will colorways. Only available in limited quantities the Nixon 48-20 limited edition is available from select dealers.
Car, Microbrewery, Car, Microbrewery. If you're a real beer-head the decision isn't difficult, but for the rest of us it isn't that easy. The Hammacher Schlemmer Professional Microbrewery ($45,000) gives you everything you need to create anything from a refreshing lager, to a full-bodied stout. All you have to do is enter a recipe on the touch screen computer and the HERM takes over the rest of the process. The hot liquor tank circulates heated water to a mash/lauter tun which extracts water from your grain or mash. The liquid then goes to the boil kettle where it's converted into wort and then to the 14 gallon fermentation tank. All aspects of the brewing process are monitored and relayed to the computer, so you can just sit back and enjoy your creations.
The Dragon House By GilBartolome Architects ($NFS) shows what can be done with a little ingenuity. The home was commissioned by a young couple who had a difficult plot with amazing views. They wanted the home built on the side of a hill with a 42-degree incline with all of the living areas facing the sea. Add a tight budget to the mix and the Architects have their hands full.The form of the house combined with the metallic roof produces the feel of dragon skin when seen from below and waves when seen from above.The house features two floors: a terraced living area with an outdoor swimming pool and a second floor which contains the main sleeping areas.Because of the high unemployment rate in Spain, the owners wanted to use craftsmanship and local labor instead of using machine-made construction systems. The most complex systems in the house, which include the metal formwork, the concrete structure, the tiles, and the interior furniture all used manual labor.Because the house is set into the ground, it maintains a constant 67-degrees year round. Additional building features and construction methods enable the house to operate without any form of heating or cooling during the year.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="22833,22832,22831,22830,22829,22828,22827,22835,22834"]
There is nothing like the soothing scent of your favorite beer after having had the day from hell. The new Craft Beer Candles ($27) are available in three refreshing and delicious smelling scents including the rich Coffee Stout, fruity Juicy Pale Ale and floral West Coast IPA, each wonderfully unique. Hand-poured in the USA into 12oz candle holders, which can still continue to provide joy by acting as a glass! After a bit of clean of course.
Marshall Phone Cases ($20) offer the look and feel of a classic Marshall amplifier. They feature a black soft-coated case with the Marshal logo emblazoned on the back and a vinyl wrapping that holds your phone securely in the case. The cases come in models for the iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Kick your dental hygiene to another level with the Boie USA Toothbrush ($12). The Boie blurs the line between beauty and function. It boasts a number of features that ensure the cleanest brush every time. The head features bristles made of a rubber-like material which is gentle on both your enamel and gums. Additionally, the bristles are embedded with silver which works to kill bacteria. The head itself is interchangeable which will extend the life of your brush up to two times longer than an ordinary brush. Each Boie is completely BPA and Phthalate-free. Simple in design but exceptional in performance.