Chairs, by definition, should be pretty simple things. We just use them for sitting on after all. But, despite their limited breadth of usefulness, this is no excuse for not making them look awesome. In this regard, it is clear that the legendary American designer, Charles Eames, was singing from the same hymn sheet with his timeless classic, the DSW Chair which, such is its extraordinary excellence, is on permanent display in the Musuem of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Don't try and sit on it though - the security guards get pretty mad! Originally released in 1948, the Charles Eames DSW Chair ($177) is a bit like a fine wine insomuch it has got better with age and it looks awesome in today's contemporary homes so if you're up for some new furniture, this iconic piece will be a good place to start.
Just when you thought your classic New Balance MRL 996 FH - Orange ($135) could never be replaced New Balance decide to re-envision the model into an instant retro classic. The expertly re-developed retro shoe gets a new title to go with its new design, the MRL 996FU. The modern successor still features traditional elements of the original like super breathable mesh and luxury suede but now includes a modern mix of neoprene-like material for an even more durable and flexible shoe. Distinctive and stylish the New Balance MRL 996FU are a rare combination of retro and contemporary design, if you only choose one pair of retro kicks this summer make it these. Available right now, so there is no reason to miss out.
The elite class of Urban Racer has arrived, and it goes from zero to awesome in 0.1 seconds with its cutting edge technology and precision design. Built from the ground up by the expert team at the Vanilla Workshop the Speedvagen Urban Racer ($4900) is the definition of a city racer. With its super lightweight frame, integrated chain guard, tough urban tyres and a smart coaster brake lining up and nailing jumps is intensely satisfying. Make your next trip down to the shops a thrilling experience with the new Speedvagen Urban Racer.
Let's just say you have so much cash that you're running out of ways to spend it. Well, the team over at Schwinge might have a little something that'll wet your whistle. How about a flying pyramid that looks like a spaceship. I'm talking about their Schwinge HYSWAS Tetrahedron Superyacht ($TBA). Once this superyacht gains enough speed, it's lifted out of the water via side-mounted adjustable hydrofoils, which provides smooth long distance travel without the inconvenience of waves slamming into the side of the ship. An autopilot system controls roll forces and maintains foil born speed to help control pitch and heave. Even in the worst storms, this setup achieves virtually no slamming. Shwinge is working with a large superyacht yard to complete development of the project.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="22533,22532,22531"]
If you want a blade that’s produced by one of the most prestigious brands, the Cold Steel Code 4 Folding Knife ($60) is one to look out for. With a super-strong Carpenters CTS® XHP Alloy Steel blade that’s 3.5 inches long, you can choose from a tanto point, spear point or a clip point. And with a chunky aluminum handle and a stainless steel pocket clip which is ambidextrous, it’s the ideal pocket sized tool for any job.
Kwikset has developed a Bluetooth wireless lock called Kevo ($TBA). Kevo comes with some pretty cool features. The lock allows you to use your smartphone or tablet to unlock or lock your door. The idea is fairly straightforward; the lock uses Unikey, it pairs with your headset via Bluetooth, using an app on your smartphone you just tap the deadbolt and the lock opens or closes. If you don't have a smarthphone, a small device is available for your keychain. The cool thing is if your smartphone is in your pocket the Kevo will lock/unlock with just a touch. No more searching for your keys. Pricing and availability are still pending.