The Coast by Oru Kayak ($1775) is the latest release from the company that produces origami-inspired kayaks which redefine access to the great outdoors. The original Bay Kayak was 12 feet long, and 25 inches wide. But the new Coast is longer and is able to handle rough waters wherever you may find them.The new Coast was inspired by Arctic kayaks and was made for serious expeditions and pro-level performance, capable of handling long days on the water and choppy seas. So whether you're dealing with rough coastlines or big lakes, the Coast can handle it.The Coast measures 16 feet long, but weighs just 31 pounds, so it's easily thrown in a truck, checked on a plane, or carried on your back or motorcycle. Its size and form give it excellent speed and handling, which is perfect for novice paddlers all the way to the seasoned explorer. And once you get to your location it only takes about 10 minutes to assemble.The Coast is currently being sold via a Kickstater crowdfunding campaign. So if you want to save hundreds off of the retail price, act soon, becuase you only have a limited amount of time.
I would hate to get poked by this bad boy. Microtech, located in Vero Beach, Florida, has one mission, "To Make The Best Possible Knives." They built their reputation by building their products to extremely close tolerances, by using the highest grade tool steel, aircraft alloy and component pieces, and by fabricating 95% of their parts on site. That brings us to the Microtech Jagdkommando Knife ($790). This beautiful blade is a one of a kind dagger. Named after the famed Austrian Armed Special Forces group, it features a blade with three cutting edges, fuller grooves, and drilled holes. Made from 440-A/6AL-V4 Titanium, it has an over length of 12.8", with a 7.42" blade and a total weight of 24oz. You also get an aluminum sheath with your purchase.
Marshall has thrown its hat into the Bluetooth speaker ring with the Marshall Stanmore Wireless Speaker ($400). The Stanmore is an active speaker system that produces great sound even at the highest levels. It features two 3/4" tweeters and a 5 1/4" woofer that give a frequency response of 45-22,000HZ. For a speakers of its size that is pretty nice coverage. For connectivity it has Bluetooth V4, one 3.5mm, one RCA, and one optical input. And it goes without saying it has the classic Marshal crate styling with gold colored detailing and the vintage front fret and logo. Check out the white version after the break.(more…)
Nobody wants a watered down drink. The Whiskey Wedge ($14) by the makers of the Corkcicle, lets you keep your favorite drink chilled without watering it down. When you buy the kit you get a double old fashioned whiskey glass and one silicone mold. Simply insert water and then the mold into the glass and freeze. The wedge shape created by the mold helps the ice melt at a slower rate due ot the reduced surface area. The Whiskey Wedge is perfect for any whiskey, bourbon, scotch, or tequila.
Loopwheeler is a textile company out of Japan that specializes in making sweatshirts using a hanged knitting machine (loop wheel machine). The result is a material that is as soft as human skin. NEXUSVII is a modern clothing designer, also form Japan. Together they've created the beautiful Loopwheeler x NEXUSVII Fleece Hoodie ($400). The hoodie is a classic heathered navy and charcoal that retains its shape and softness even after repeated use. It features a button front, two slant pockets, and ribbed cuffs waist.
Finding any space in New York can prove a challenge, so architects continue to stun us with their creativity, space saving solutions and innovation. The New York Apartment Interior X Ben Herzog and Kevin Dumais ($NFS had a lot of space to work with at the offset with this beautiful loft apartment however it lacked depth and character. The pair worked together to visualise a stunning contemporary space that perfectly balances a modern home’s creature comforts with sleek designer furniture and home furnishings. It certainly is a sight to behold and one that will never be replicated.