East Coast Defender is a dream come true for Defender lovers in the United States. They take U.K. beauties and make them road worthy for folks on the other side of the pond. Their latest creation is the ECD Land Rover Defender 90 Honey Badger ($159,000). It's a handcrafted Defender 90 that features an LS3 V-8 430-hp Chevy engine paired with a six-speed T56 manual transmission. Every Defender that ECD builds is built to the client's needs and specifications and the Honey Badger is no different. Additional upgrades include Moal Bomber gauges, Kenwood infotainment center, JBL speakers with sub, LED lighting and ivory leather Corbeau seats. If you want your own Defender and are in the states, give East Coast Defender a call.
Do you consider yourself to be a witless cretin who has to real reason to be alive? Would you like to tap into every piece of knowledge known to man and have the cash to do it? Then congratulations my friend, as you have the chance to purchase the last ever book published by the print industry that is no longer as we knew it for so long. Ironically, it is also the only book you will ever need as this Onion compendium covers every known thing. Between its covers The Onion Book of Known Knowledge ($30) is packed with information on everything you could ever want to know, literally.
The Villa Kogelhof ($NFS) may be the coolest completely self-sufficient house on the planet. This self-sufficiency is due to a number of cool innovations as well as some old ones. It's heated using a combination heat pump and central air. The water is heated via a biomass pellet stove and Electricity is generated from PV-cells on the roof and in the future, a planned windmill.The Villa was built on a site setup by the government to connect regional ecological zones. The site is a protected habitat and a major tourist draw. The only way the owner could get the house built was to guarantee that it would be returned to its pre-agricultural state. Meaning some 71,000 six-year-old trees planted in 2006 will turn this Villa on a vast plain, into the Villa In The Woods.The Villa Kogelhof itself is made of two rectangular stacked volumes. The one underground consists of the main entrance, parking, storage, and a workspace that over looks the pond. The upper span features the main living area, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, and patio.
You know what's better than a whisker bar? A portable whiskey bar, of course. It's not the stuff of legend and dreams as this stylish piece from Louis Vuitton shows. The Louis Vuitton Portable Whiskey Bar ($39K) was built in the 1980's and is a sophisticated and elegant kit that will make you feel right at home wherever you might be. Lined with Epi leather and featuring gold plated studs this retro case is all original with original locks and latches, and it's very own key. But let's get to the good stuff. The interior is lined with a deep green and wondrously grained leather and fitted with everything a whiskey drinker could need. Including a silver mounted whiskey carafe, four high-quality whiskey beakers, and even a thermos-lined ice bucket.
The elegant Kirchplatz Residence by Open Office ($NFS) once started life as a farmhouse first built in the mid 1700s. Until the creative team of designers at Open Office renovated it and repurposed the space into a series of executive offices. But it doesn't end there, it also serves as a local community meeting area and also links an adjacent residence. Its light and airy feel is further elevated by crisp white walls, mid century modern minimalist furnishings and a selection of floor to ceiling windows
Adidas Originals loves them some ZX and have just dropped another colorway that looks to be a big hit. The Adidas Originals ZX 5000 RSPN (Red, Beige, & Black) ($138) features a black and beige mesh uppers with a cardinal red suede overlay. The midsole also features the same colors. The entire combination comes together beautifully and although a number of colors are used the over all presentation is muted. The shoes are available now from Caliroots.