Released earlier this year the Adidas Originals ZX750 Blue Bird & Dark Slate ($115) was an instant hit. This take on Nike's classic running shoe adds sued leather and mesh uppers with multiple shades of blue and hints of red on the midsole and outsole.
If you're looking to build a summer beach house, then this Seascape Retreat in New Zealand ($NFS) is the model you want to base it on. Pattersons Associates Architects is a New Zealand studio started in 1986 whose first works consisted of building lodgings along New Zealand's unspoiled coasts. Their mantra is quite simple:
If a building can feel like it naturally ‘belongs’, or fits logically in a place, to an environment, a time and culture, then the people that inhabit the building will likely feel a sense of belonging there as well.The Seascape Retreat fits this methodology perfectly. Starting off with an amazing location set into a rock escarpment in a South Pacific cove. Created as a honeymoon retreat for paying guests, it consists of just three rooms; a lobby, living/sleeping room, and a bathroom. To make the cottage feel like it belongs amongst its surroundings, it was built from all local materials made up of rock, poured concrete floors and an earth turfed roof. It is also self-sustaining with on-site water harvesting and wastewater treatment.[gallery type="rectangular" time="false" bullets="true" ids="21993,21992,21991,21864,21863"]
The Nike Free Trainer 3.0 Mid Shield "USA" ($120) is for those looking for a performance shoe that will provide some protection against the elements. This Mid Training shoe keeps your feet warm and dry while still providing flexibility and breathability. The mesh upper has a durable, water-repellent finish while multidirectional Diamond FLX grooves in the outersole offer a barefoot-like feel and enhanced flexibility and articulation. Because these are team trainers you also get "USA" embolden on the heel so you can pay tribute to our national teams.
This isn't you Grand Dad's credenza. Add a little glam to your home with The Rockstar Whiskey Bar ($CALL). The Rockstar is hand made in the UK and is available in American Black Walnut or Blackened Ash with either a Grey Berry Silk or Black Leather back panel. On the left of the bar is a brass light fixture with a heat cage for protection. Each bar is made to order so allow eight to twelve weeks for delivery.(more…)
If you love bacon, then you'll love Bacon 24/7: Recipes fo Curing, Smoking, and Eating ($18). Theresa Gilliam and E Jane Armstrong have gotten together to create a book that includes bacon recipes for all hours of the day, and in depth topics on how to cure and smoke your own bacon. Along with the great recipes you also get beautiful photography to highlight your favorite bacon dishes.
A versatile addition to your keyring, backpack, luggage or just by themselves. Machined in the USA from aerospace quality 6061-T6 aluminium, the Tuff-Writer Aluminium Carabiners ($60) have gone through several processes to make them one of the toughest on the market! Upgrade your tired or worn out carabiner with one of the best. These carabiners are completely corrosion resistant and include a Lumi-cord insert which will glow all-night once charged making it the must have accessory this season.