We recently did an article on the Sidewinder Concept By Gray Design. You won't be able to buy that concept for the near future, if ever, but you'll be able to get your hands on an Ariel Nomad ($46k) a whole lot sooner.The new ultra-light off road buggy is made by the same guys who brought you the Ariel Atom. The Nomad features a welded roll-cage, a higher ride height, independent suspension, a manual six-speed trans and a long travel suspension. Because this guy is meant to handle less than ideal terrain you also get some thick, knobby off-road tires. Now here's the one downfall, it's only rear-wheel drive. Which quit frankly makes no sense to me. The Nomad is expected to go on sale this month, with deliveries starting in the summer.
The 3P Clock ($80) creates the illusion of a three dimensional cube on your wall. It was created through a collaboration between Robocut Studio, a digital fabrication company, and Baron Magazine. The clock measures 12 x 10 x 35" and features a cherry wood finish, and black hands. The 3P will add interest to any room.
If you're into surfing exotic locations, then Deus Ex Machina is the customizer you want making your next motorcycle. We've previously covered bikes from them that were specifically geared towards the surfer. These included the Sea sider and the Deus Ex Machina Bali dog. There latest the Deus Ex Machina D-Side Motorcycle ($CALL) is a collaboration with Yamaha and the third entry in their Yard Build Project. Since seeing a motorcycle with a wheelchair they've had the urge to build a three wheel motorcycle and Yamaha has helped make that dream come true. The loaner bike was a Yamaha XV950 and upgrades include a new sidecar with 19" wheel and integrated door, aluminum tank, and mudguards, Sella Alcantara nautical cover, front Discacciati front breaks with 6-piston calipers, Firestone tires, custom paint job by Kaos Design, and a ton of smaller changes. The D-Side is the perfect bike for a day out on the beach.
Stutterheim makes really really good raincoats. They're so good functionally and stylistically that they are the last raincoat you will ever need. Each Stutterheim Raincoat ($315-$735) is handmade and signed by the seamstress who made it to guarantee that no detail is overlooked. Also the design is kept intentionally minimalistic, there are no extra straps or buckles hanging from this coat. You get only the features necessary to make this one of the best raincoats ever. You get a rubberized cotton fabric with cotton lining, ventilated gaps under the arms, and taped hand stitched seams for 100% water and wind proofing.
Now you can play with your Legos when your dring you coffee in the morning. The Build-On Brick Coffee Mug ($20) is the best way to start your day. With a hand full of Lego pieces you can turn this mug into a race car, robot or whatever you can think of. Even when your done drinking your coffee you can make the day go faster by making some super awesome creation. And for you Greenies, the mug is made from BPA-free plastic.
With beautiful vineyards and natural scenery the Napa Valley is a breathtaking place to explore and visit and now it as another more man-made wonder to add to its already impressive beauty. The Valley Floor House ($TBA) is a brand new architectural marvel that features multiple gardens and courtyards. The Valley Floor House is actually a double residence that are connected by a glass foyer. The house includes both stone and cedar leadings that separate the areas of the house, and each room is fitted with its sliding glass doors that offer direct access to the outdoors and wondrous mountain views.