Junya Watanabe, the great avant-garde Japanese designer, has collaborated with Italian outerwear manufacturer Duvetica to create the Junya Watanabe Man x Duvetica Memnone Varsity Jacket ($735). Made from premium Japanese nylon, the lightweight quilted jacket combines Junya's design sensibilities with Duvetica's modern and functional fabrics. What you get is a modern take of the traditional varsity classic as only Junya can do it. This jacket is now available from English based End Clothing, and don't worry about shipping if you're in the U.S., it's only $12 for FedEx.
They guys over at DeltaMaker not only want the their 3D printer to create works of art, but they also want the creation process to be a work of art that can be on display in your home. The open air design does not use the conventional one motor per axis system. It uses three parallel arms to move the print head. This makes a fun to watch high resolution printer that can create objects up to 9x11 inches. This printer uses a 1.75mm filament, and will achieve 100 micron layer resolution. The frame is made from rigid aluminum and uses an open-source software. Check out their KickStarter.
Too many movies sugar coat things and make it look unrealistic. Drugstore Cowboy ($8) is not one of those movies. Directed by Gus Von Sant and starring Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, and James LeGros, this movie is a realistic road film about a drug addict's life, his 'family', and the group's inevitable downward spiral into crime. Men who prefer the more realistic movies will appreciate the brilliance of this movie because it doesn't gloss over anything or rely on unrealistic expectations on the part of the audience. This is something that sets it apart from other movies of this genre and helps it continue to be relevant today.
If you're looking at getting a 2014 C7 Corvette you may want to consider turning it into a 2014 Callaway Aerowagon ($15,000) with the addition of Callaway's Corvette Stingray shooting brake package. The package takes a standard C7 Corvette and turns it into a coupe with the tail end of a wagon. The customization gives the Vette a Ferrari feel, plus the added storage doesn't hurt. Callaway expects the kits to finish development in the fourth quarter of 2014 with the first customizations taking place January 1st of 2015.
We just did an article on Ton-Up's BMW R75/5 build, but we think they've upped the game once again with their latest build, the BMW R45 "Pure" by Ton-Up Garage ($TBA). Basically this bike is a do-over. It evolved from a previous custom attempt that they felt missed the mark. They were shooting for simplicity and purity. An easy to ride and handle bike, that allowed any type of rider to ride it.The engine is a completely rebuilt 474cc 35hp engine, that's well balanced and can be used as either a city commuter or with its off-road tires, able to take on the oldest roads you may encounter. In order to manage these conditions they fitted new rear shocks, and tuned the front forks. Built a headlight grill, rear subframe, and cut and fitted new chrome mudguards on both wheels. The spoked wheels and the old school off-road tires balance each other perfectly.Additional updates include handmade new exhausts, tubes with titanium exhaust wrap, small black indicators, LSL black handlebar, brown grips, and rear shocks were also replaced.To finish off this R45, they painted the bike in white for purity and brown to represent the earth. A perfect ending to a great ride.
Love Tron? Then get ready to be really happy. The is of course if you have the asking price. RM Auctions currently has a full functional Tron Lightcycle Replica ($40K) up for auction. The bike was made as a tribute to the motorcycles seen in the 2010 movie Tron: Legacy. It is fully electric and features a 96 volt, direct-drive electric motor with lithium batteries and a computer-controlled throttle. Additional features include front and rear hydraulic brakes and spring-preloaded front suspension and a rigid rear suspension. The bike will go up for auction on May 2nd.