If you're an Uber hippie then you have to take a look at this 1965 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon ($220K) up for sale right now on eBay. This Woodstock wet dream has gone through two years of restoration and customization which has resulted in the machine you see before you. The bus features a stretch limousine body that allows for the microbus to fit up to 12 passengers comfortably. The owner says it only has 1600 miles on the odometer and runs and drives perfectly. But that's not all. When you buy the bus you also get a limousine company which includes Hawaii Public Utilities Commission licensing, a website, logo, phone numbers, and embroidered Tommy Bahama Drivers Uniforms. So if you've bee thinking about packing up your surfboard and moving to Hawaii, this might be the way to do it.
From the Taiwanese company 22 comes this unique and bold, creative set of writing tools made from some of the most unusual materials available including concrete and steel! The Concrete Writing Tools by 22 ($65+) include a rollerball pen, a sketching pencil, and a mechanical pencil. Anyone from professional to pupil could use this set, and they mold to your hands over time for improved performance and grip. And because of their hardy and expert craftsmanship they can last for years without needing to be replaced, so say goodbye to cheap plastic writing tools their time is official over.
Spruce up your desk with a beautiful Vintage Industrial Bronze Table Lamp ($209). The lamp shows the beauty of Edison's bulbs and gives you that vintage industrial look. The base is made from heavy cast iron and all the fittings are solid brass. You can select from a multitude of colors for the braided chord. The lamp does not come with a shade, but two screws are provide so that one can be added in the future. This lamp is 240v, but Edison does have offerings in the 110v range.
This has to be one of the coolest uses for a 3D printer that I've seen. Theo Jansen is a Dutch artist who is known for creating gigantic creatures out of PVC that can walk on their own. He's taken the same structures, shrunk them down, and 3D printed them to create the 3D Printed Strandbeests ($56-$113). There are four of these creatures available in various sizes which your can purchase from Shapeways. There are also two propeller kits available, and when attached they allow your Strandbeest to move with a little air from your mouth, fan, or blower. Check out the video below the features both the full-sized and miniature Strandbeests.
The Ratio Eight Coffee Maker ($395) not only makes great coffee, but it'll also look great in any kitchen. Mark Hellweg set out to make a coffee make that was made from premium components, was easy to use and improved the aesthetic of your environment. Each coffee maker is hand assembled in Portland, Oregon from cast aluminum, wood, and laboratory grade borosilicate glass for the water tank, supply lines, and carafe. The first 500 machines will be marked with a serial laser marking. Expect initial delivery in May 2014.
The Amsler Knives Pocket Wedge ($56) is a great addition to any EDC arsenal. We know we've all been in the situation where we needed to open that paint can and had nothing on hand, or chipped a tooth trying to open a beer bottle. Needless to say a good pry bar is essential. The Amsler Pocket Wedge has a very portable 3" inch length and is made from 6al4v Titanium. It includes a carbonized tip and a bottle opener. It also comes in three different finishes; raw, dark, and pink.