To commiserate the final season of Breaking Bad, Citizen Brick has put together the Breaking Bad Superlab Playset ($250). The playset includes over 500 pieces and three figures that resemble the cast. Because this is such a limited edition please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
The Scrape House By Kouichi Kimura Architects ($TBA) looks like it comes straight out of a sci-fi flick, but it is more than real. Even thought it looks closed in, the 1500 square foot house was built to take advantage of the beautiful scenery surrounding the tiered-development where it's located. Each window location was considered in order to provide the best views possible. The framing of the outdoor scenes provide beautiful lighting and views of the neighborhood, without loosing the sense of privacy.
Tired of beer, try making your own low-alcohol honey wine using Williams-Sonoma's Mead Making Kit ($60). The kit includes everything you need to make five 1 gallon batches. Actually making the mead is super easy. Just steep 2 to 3 pounds of honey into 1 gallon of water that has been heated to 160 degrees. Pour it into the growler and add the yeast. In 4-6 weeks you'll have a nice alcoholic beverage. The earlier you stop the fermentation the sweeter the mead. If you end up making some let us know what you think.
Bates Masi is a New York based architecture firm. If you looking for the best American Architects you need look no further than Bates Masi. The house pictured is a 2000 sq ft. weekend retreat on 1.5 acres for a New York interior designer and a DJ. They completely gutted a 1960's kit house to get the final product you see. The exterior is dark stained cedar siding. The interior walls and the cabinetry were also resurfaced in the reclaimed barn wood. You can get more information on their website.
If your not into deep sea diving, but want to still get some cool under water photos check out the HydroView from Aquabotix ($4200). The HydroView weighs less than 10 lbs and travels down to 100 feet to give you a unique experience of the under water world. Driving the HydroView is pretty straightforward. It can be steered by either using the motion control on your ipad or via your laptop keyboard. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=3O_mmYEJiGQ width=640 height=480 anchor=video] on how to drive the HydroView and this second [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=APvh58GSA1I width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of some footage shot by the HydroView off of the Florida Keys.