http://youtu.be/iD4qsWnjsNU Base jumpers are insane. Knowing that you may have less than a few seconds before you have to deploy your parachute and still making the jump takes a lot of guts. Skydiving duo Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen have taken it to a whole new level. They've broken the World Record by BASE jumping from the pinnacle of the World's tallest building in Dubai. Check out the video, it's nuts.
If you're familiar with the James Bond movies then you know the Aston Martin DB5 is one of the most iconic cars of the film series. The David Brown Speedback GT ($TBA) looks to take that same look and bring it into the modern era. The Speedback GT looks almost identical to the original, but it's been stretched to fit over the Jaguar XK chasis and features the supercharged 5.0-litter V8 from the KXR. With that engine you'll get 510 horses, a top speed of 155 mph, and a 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds. David Brown only plans to build about 50 of the cars each year so make sure you order well in advance.
Luis Quiles ($TBA) is an artist who takes a hard look at our reality and unapologetically shows us exactly what he sees.Luis' art gets strait to the point and shows us the reality behind the reality, from his i-Phonekkake, which shows just how much technology controls us, to homophobia, to our healthy relationships with fast food, prescription pills, and commercialism.His works are frank, stark, disturbing, but all speak to a certain truth. Luis will be initiating a crowdfunding campaign in the near future to develop a book with some of his best work. Stay tuned to his Facebook page for updates and to catch glimpses of has creations as he posts them on a regular basis.
The Shinola Bifold Wallet ($125) is the perfect accessory for the guy who loves the good things in life. This bifold is handcrafted, features raw cut edges and a simple minimalistic design. The leather used is American made vegetable-tanned Horween which will only get better looking with age. On the inside you get two card slots, an individual billfold compartment and each wallet is individually numbered.
If you don't have a pair of Jordan Futures, then you need to check these out. The Futures are one of the most popular silhouettes ever from the brand and when a new colorway is announced they're usually sold out in no time. But you're in luck because the Air Jordan Future (Iron Green/White) ($153) will be dropping tomorrow 8am UK. As with previous releases these Futures feature a one-piece woven upper that sits on a clean all white midsole and outsole, with jumpman logo on the inside heel and tongue. End Clothing will be taking orders online, so make sure to set your alarm clocks.
The new NASA Mars Rover Concept Vehicle ($NFS) looks like it came out of the latest post-apocalyptic Mad Max flick. This futuristic concept was recently unveiled at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. They wanted to use it to inspire and educate as NASA gets closer to actually reaching their goals of sending people to the red planet.This concept operates on a 700-volt battery powered by solar panels. The cool part is that it splits in the middle of the chassis. Where the front is designed for scouting with radio and navigation equipment. The rear section acts as a laboratory which can also disconnect for autonomous research.