The Golf House By Luciano Kruk ($NFS) is simply amazing. The home consists of three stacked forms, made from unfinished concrete. The home has the added benefit of being on a beautiful golf course in Argentina. Built in dunes on the course, some of the levels are actually half buried in the sand. The unfinished concrete creates a neutral color palette that blends in with its surrounding and allows the beautiful views to take center stage. Floor to ceiling windows enhance these views even more. In addition, to the concrete, tonal wood siding runs throughout the home on the interior and exterior.
There are some movies that stick in your head from the first time you viewed them, and you find yourself recalling scenes from them years later. The Matrix ($7) is one of these movies, and from the moment an everyday computer hacker learns about the computer generated reality and the part he is destined to play in its survival we are set for a roller coaster ride that includes some crazy martial arts we had never seen the likes of before. Written and directed by Andy Wachowski and starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, The Matrix is a modern classic and one of my all time favorites.
Time to preorder your Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ($199-$499). Now that the Apple store is back up you can pick up both models for delivery after the September 19th drop date. Each are available in either silver, gold, or space gray. They include the updated 64-bit A8 processor with M8 motion coprocessor, Touch ID , faster LTE wireless, a new 8MP iSight camera, and iOS 8. The 6 plus has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels on a 5.5 inch screen with image stabilization to fight blurry photos. While the 6 has a 4.7 inch screen and a 1334 x 750 resolution and no image stabilization. And don't forget Apple Pay which allows you to pay for items with a swipe of your phone.
Huzza is selling a beautifully crafted Damascus Steel Pocket Knife ($500). Damascus steel is created by layering steel which creates a pattern on the blade similar to flowing water. This technique also results in a blade that can be honed to a sharp, resistant edge. This particular knife is made from 120 layers of Swedish rose stainless Damascus steel. The knife is 4 1/8" closed and 6 7/8" when opened.
http://vimeo.com/33306702 Sasha Digiulian is one tough little girl. On October 15th 2001, as a part of the Adidas team, became the first American women to ever climb the grade 9a (5.14d). She accomplished this by ascending "Pure Imagination" which is in Red River Gorge in Kentucky. This video shows the trials and tribulations she when through to accomplish that goal.
V-Moda wants you to get rid of your in-ear low quality ear buds and get some audiophile quality headphones that have been slimmed down without reducing sound quality. The V-Moda extra-portable XS headphones ($212) are ergonomically designed, and made to the highest military and audiophile specifications.
Usually known for their bulkier headphones, the XS feature an ergonomic design that are significantly smaller and remove that unsightly gap noticeable on most headphones. The result is a more comfortable, enjoyable fit that contours to the shape of your head that are highly portable. And since these are going to be your new favorites, you'll be happy to know they've been tested to the highest quality standards.
These tests included 1 million+ bends to the Kevlar-reinforced cable, 70+ drops on concrete from 1.5 meters, 10+ flat bends of the steelflex headband, and easily survived extreme temperatures, humidity, salt spray & UV rays.
The V-Moda XS are also highly customizable through optional enhancements. You can choose over 10 colors for the metal shields on the sides of the cups and have them engraved from a list of designs or by creating your own logo.