Add a little style to your iPhone and get green at the same time. Grove, a Portland Oregon company is taking discarded waste material from skateboard factories and turning them into works of art with their new iPhone SkateBacks ($40). SkateBacks are milled in Groves factory and finished by hand. Each one is unique, so there are no two alike. They're available for the iPhone 4/4s or 5. And don't worry if you ever need to remove it, the SkateBacks use a 3m peel-and-stick adhesive making them easily removable.
Prebuilt is an Australian based designer who creates some of the most beautiful homes on the continent. One of their latest projects is the Merricks Beach House ($CALL) in Victoria. It's a family home that connects perfectly with the native coastal environment. It is made up of seven modules that contain three bedrooms, a playroom, and an open living space. The exterior is a mixture of dark-stained timber, contrasting natural timber and galvanized steel. A beautiful home set in the perfect location. Prebuilt offers standard home packages as well as full custom homes.
The Strietman ES3 Espresso Machine ($1713) puts the art back into coffee making. Strietman is a company based out of the Netherlands who make quality coffee related products for the home. Their ES3 espresso machine uses a manual lever action to force a column of hot water through your coffee. This action gives you full control over every cup. Additional features include a manual fill open boiler, a water reservoir the holds up to 350cc of hot water, and can be purchased in either a 230v or 115v version.
The timeless classic style of the 998 has been combined with luxurious fine suede and contrasting grey accents to create the New Balance Made in USA M998CEL ($179). The Abzorb cushioned midsole makes a welcome return to offer total comfort no matter what the activity and the lightweight mesh provides additional breathability for those hot summer months. The New Balance M998CEL are available to buy today and as a premium pair of stylish sneakers offer both comfort and function.
Rainy days are coming and we've added a great rain jacket to our wardrobe from the aptly named Danish company Rains. The jacket is lightweight, has ventilation at the underarms and back, and has ultrasonic precision welded seams to keep you dry in the wettest conditions. We've paired it with one of our favorite shirts by Corridor and some nice selvedge from J. Crew. We've finished off this outfit with some crisp kicks from Common Projects.1. Rain Jacket: Rains Long Jacket ($109) 2. SS Shirt: Corridor NYC Indigo Waves ($125) 3. Denim: J. Crew 770 Raw Selvedge Jean ($175) 4. Shoes: Common Projects Achilles Retro Low ($359) 5. Watch: Miansai M12 Watch ($495) 6. Bracelet: Hand-knotted Chevron Bracelet ($70) 7. Sunglasses: Westward Leaning Concord 6 ($205)
Just when it seems like everything is going digital and all your media files are on an electronic device or in the cloud Qleek brings back physical media in a unique way. Qleek ($249) is a wooden hexagon (Tapp) that makes all of your music, movies, and photographs available and shareable. Tapps can be playlists, YouTube channels, photos, pretty much any digital content. Now because the Tapp is dynamic, any change you make to the source, like add new songs to a Spotify playlist, automatically update the Tapp. All you have to do is place a Tapp in Qleek's beechwood-framed player, and it automatically plays on your screen, or speakers. The player has an HDMI, jack, and bluetooth outputs. Sign-up on Qleeks website to get additional product updates. [symple_divider style="solid" margin_top="20px" margin_bottom="20px"]Update: Qleek has initiated their Indiegogo campaign and you can now pick one up with 5 Tapps that can be customized on their website. If you want additional Tapps they run just $6 each, while additional hives can be had for $20.