If your not into deep sea diving, but want to still get some cool under water photos check out the HydroView from Aquabotix ($4200). The HydroView weighs less than 10 lbs and travels down to 100 feet to give you a unique experience of the under water world. Driving the HydroView is pretty straightforward. It can be steered by either using the motion control on your ipad or via your laptop keyboard. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=3O_mmYEJiGQ width=640 height=480 anchor=video] on how to drive the HydroView and this second [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=APvh58GSA1I width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of some footage shot by the HydroView off of the Florida Keys.
Finding any space in New York can prove a challenge, so architects continue to stun us with their creativity, space saving solutions and innovation. The New York Apartment Interior X Ben Herzog and Kevin Dumais ($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.
The Polar Ice Tray ($30) makes circular ice balls, for your favorite drinks. If you've never had your favorite scotch or bourbon over perfectly circular and clear ice, then you're missing out. Circular ice has less surface area than cubes, which enables it to melt slower, allowing you to enjoy your drink without that watered down taste. Clear ice just means all of the impurities have been removed, so their is nothing to ruin the taste of your expensive drink. The Polar Ice Tray crowdfunding campaign, currently on Kickstarter says it will create the perfect drink ice and do it in a simple process. Just fill up the silicone layer until the water flows out, freeze and soon you'll have the perfect 6 centimeter ice ball. If you want one, you need to hurry because their campaign is ending soon.
A word of warning to all this thinkers, poets, artists and misfits: Soulpancake ($13) is not just a book, it is a movement that chews on the big questions in life. The side effects of reading this book include changing how you think about what being human means. Consider yourself warned. Somewhere through the time, chewing over Life's Big Questions became very uncool. Luckily for us Rainn Wilson, Dwight Schrute in The Office on NBC, along with a bunch of his buddies, is on a mission to change this. Based on the hugely popular website of the same name, Soulpancake aims to get people really thinking about the world amongst them, and is the book we have been waiting for.
If you've got the cash, you can have your own personal submarine. The Deepflight Dragon Submarine ($1.5M) takes underwater flight to the next level. Touted as the easiest underwater vehicle to pilot, the Dragon's DeepFlight Dive Manager (DDM) allows you to pilot the craft with little training. You can even set the depth limit for any particular dive. Dragon is also the first craft to offer hovering capability. This feature allows you to cruise alongside large animals or just hover over shipwrecks. The engine consisting of quad brushless DC thruster and an underwater lithium battery back allow you up to six hours of operation between charges. And because it weighs just 1800 kg and is only 5 meters long it can fit on more yachts that any other sub.
If you're in to vintage rides, then you'll surely love this 1962 Aston Martin B4GT ($TBA). Going up for auction shortly, this is a must have for any classic car collector. The DB4GT is considered to be an automobile with few peers. This example was the 14th of 19 built and raced in Australia with great success. It spent most of its time down under and was eventually sold to an owner in England, and restored by specialist Richard Williams. It has since been shown all over the world and has earned prizes, including 1st in Class awards at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza.