The Lego Marvel Superheroes S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier ($350) as a massive beast and not for the faint of heart. Lego has just announced that it'll release the 2,996 piece set on February 17-28 to LEGO VIP members and to the general public on March 1st. Along with the Helicarrier, you also get five minifigures including Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Maria Hill. The Helicarrier includes 2 runways, 3 microscale Quinjets, 3 fighter jets, a gasoline truck, 2 forklift trucks, and 4 road blockades. Basically 12 microfigures all together. You can also bring the Helicarrier to life with Power Function Sets (88000, 8883, and 8870) in order to add lights and spinning rotors. Can't wait for this guy to drop.
The guys over at Sartorie Meccanhice believe in making simple bikes with no frills. They favor open exhausts and tuned carbs. The Buell X1 by Sartorie Meccanhice ($TBA) is a great example of what can be done with that montra and a pretty standard looking street bike. The Guys over at S.M. took the ordinary and turned it into a beautiful cafe racer. Features include an entirely custom backend, replacement of the stock tank for a norton endurance tank made from fiberglass, a brand new giant carburator in place of electronic injection. The end result is simply gorgeous.
The Griffin by Prometheus Design Werx ($289) is a high precision machined blade finished to the highest standards. It was purposefully designed to create a high performance blade distilled down to its purest form. The Griffin is made form Bohler M390 steel, has an overal length of 9.2" and a blade length of 4". The handle has drilled holes to reduce overall weight and features a butt end chisel pry tip with a cats paw nail puller. The blade features a multi-bevel and arc so you don't have to use the main blade to strike ferrocerium rods. If you're looking to add to your fixed blade arsenal, you owe it to yourself to take a long look at The Griffin.
So you're headed to the beach and you're planning on hitting a party or the bars after. What do you wear? This outfit is perfect for a day away from home. It also has a sweet little notebook to catalogue all of your adventures.1. Sweatshirt: Faherty Birdseye Dark Wash Indigo ($97) 2. Shirt: Todd Snyder NY Short Sleeve Linen ($125) 3. Boardshorts: Faherty Moonlight Batik ($69) 4. Shoes: Nike for J. Crew Killshot 2 ($Auction) 5. Sunglasses: Rayban Original Wayfarer ($151) 6. Bag: Sandqvist Lars-Goran Multi ($219) 7. Journal: Blackbear Leather Tobacco Leather Journal ($75) 8. Watch: Daniel Wellington Watch ($229) 9. Headphones: LSTN Troubadours Cherry Wood On-Ear Headphones ($150)
Chairs, by definition, should be pretty simple things. We just use them for sitting on after all. But, despite their limited breadth of usefulness, this is no excuse for not making them look awesome. In this regard, it is clear that the legendary American designer, Charles Eames, was singing from the same hymn sheet with his timeless classic, the DSW Chair which, such is its extraordinary excellence, is on permanent display in the Musuem of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Don't try and sit on it though - the security guards get pretty mad! Originally released in 1948, the Charles Eames DSW Chair ($177) is a bit like a fine wine insomuch it has got better with age and it looks awesome in today's contemporary homes so if you're up for some new furniture, this iconic piece will be a good place to start.
What is great about this book is that from the outset is shuts the obscure, the limited and the ridiculously expensive. 101 Whiskies To Try Before You Die ($15) is a book pulled together by the whiskey expert Ian Buxton that is totally achievable, which is probably a first amongst this kind of book. He has scoured the whiskey warehouses of the world to come up with a eclectic mix of old faves, promising newcomers and those that are readily available but still hold a sense of mystery. A great book for anyone fond of a dram or two as we go on a virtual world tour of whisky; Sláinte!