The new Rick Owens X adidas FW14 Tech Low Top Sneaker ($689) collection expected to deliver between July 15th - August 15th gives you three shoes with a futuristic silhouette, but subdued enough for everyday wear. The shoes feature suede collars, rubber midsoles, and the iconic extended heel. Although these are considered trainers, I'd think twice about wearing these fashion statements to a regular old workout. Sneakerboy will be take pre-orders starting on June 30th. Mark it in your calendars.
Ross Osborne from Supacustom along with Triumph Australia and their respective teams have gotten together and created the Triumph Salt Racer ($NFS) in an attempt to set a new DLRA (Dry Lake Racers Australia) record at lake Gardiner in South Australia.Before beginning the project the two teams got together to set the requirements. The Salt Racer would have wire wheels, a 360-degree crank, a fuel injection system, and carbon fiber body. The horses have been upped from a standard Triumph.The result is pretty much everything they expected and much more.The race is expected to occur later this month so wish them luck.
Walt Siegl is known for his artistically designed bikes. His new creation though, is a bit of a departure. The WSM Enduro Motorcycle by Walt Siegl ($TBA) is based on a KTM 450 off-roader, stripped down to give a bare bones vintage feel. Customizations include an aluminum fuel tank and subframe, side panels, seat pan and seat in Vivian Smith leather, and an Air-Tech rear fender. Walt kept the suspension and engine to make sure none of the bikes off road ability was lost.
An updated Google Nexus 7 ($229) will be released on July 30th and based on the specs it looks like the decision on what tablet to get just got a little bit harder. The updated Nexus 7 comes with a 7" screen, a resolution of 1920x1200 pixels, 2GB or RAM, Android 4.3, and storage options of 16 and 32GB. Outside of giving an inch away in screen size to the iPad Mini, the Nexus bests the Mini in almost every other category. Its two major advantages are screen resolution and $100 savings on base models. Expect the Nexus to give the Mini and the Galaxy Tab 3 a run for their money.
I love the way certain brands are reinterpreted in typically non-related industries. Walt Siegl has done an excellent job interpreting Puma's brand into an awesome Walt Siegl X Puma Ducati 900 SS ($TBA). The original bike was a 1993 Ducati SS. The bikes 989 cc engine was reused and updated with new pistons, valves and belts. The body is made from kevlar-carbon and the exhaust is stainless steel with an Italian Mivv muffler. The gold, red white and blue palette finishes off this wonderful work of art.(more…)
Finding great new places to eat can be a frustrating endeavor. Now there is a book that provides you with all the tools you need to find those great little hole in the walls or five star restaurants. Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs' Favourite Restaurants ($13), is a restaurant guide developed from the recommendations of over 400 chefs. The guide starts with the listing of the Chefs, their restaurants and their recommendations. It then goes into geographical locations and the recommended restaurants in those areas. Where Chefs Eat would make a great companion for the who to travel a lot or are planning to visit new cities.