The New Balance M998BR Kith Exclusives ($300) are an amazing looking shoe. The U.S. made 998's are a classic amongst runners and the new colorway will be it a favorite for non-runners as well. The shoes overall black color with the off-white midsole will go with almost any outfit. The uppers are made from multiple materials including suede and a heavy duty canvas box. The kicker are the red accents and the 3m reflective rope lace accents that make the shoe a must have.Update: Kith is sold out of these, so if you want to pick up a pair you'll have to check them out on eBay: Click Here.(more…)
One of the best collabs out there is END Clothing and Tricker. Their perennial project END. x Tricker's Vibram Sole Stow Brogue Boot ($519) is one of our favorites. The boots features a reworked Vibram Morflex sole. Vibram soles are the world leaders in high performance rubber soles. Their soles provide comfort and durability for those who put their boots through their paces. Additional features include uppers made from supple Aniline leather, bronze eyelets, punched brogue detailing and hiking laces. All boots are hand made in England.
We all have rooms in our homes that remind us dungeons. But you no longer have to put up with a dark area that you'd rather avoid. The Lucy Sunlight Bender ($200+) is an automatic mirror that follows the sun throughout the day, reflecting natural sunlight into the room of your choice. Lucy is made up of Photo sensors, Pv cells, and a flat mirror which when put together can reflect up to 7000 lumens of sunlight into any room. Check out their website to see before and after pictures of what Lucy can do.
The BMW i3 City Car is BMW's latest stab at sustainable design. The i3 is power by eDrive technology and generates zero emissions. On one charge you'll get about 100 miles to the gallon. It will take about 30 minutes to fill her up (80%). You'll get about 170 HP out of i3, which is enough to tool around town. The interior will consist of European Eucalyptus wood. For the interior leather surfaces, the tanning solution is derived from olive leaves. All of the materials in the car are not only environmentally friendly but offer amazing durability.
Researchers at the University of Rochester may have discovered the holy grail to creating Invisibility Cloaks ($TBA). The system they've developed is an optical system that hides objects in the visible spectrum of light. The device is made up of four lenses, separated by a precise distance, in order to cloak an object that passes behind it while leaving the background undisturbed. The cool thing is that you can build your own cloaking device just by following the directions below. 1. Purchase 2 sets of 2 lenses with different focal lengths f1 and f2 (4 lenses total, 2 with f1 focal length, and 2 with f2 focal length) 2. Separate the first 2 lenses by the sum of their focal lengths (So f1 lens is the first lens, f2 is the 2nd lens, and they are separated byt1= f1+ f2). 3. Do the same in Step 2 for the other two lenses. 4. Separate the two sets by t2=2 f2 (f1+ f2) / (f1— f2) apart, so that the two f2 lenses are t2 apart.
Under the right conditions I love camping. And the Lotus Belle Luxury Canvas Tents ($1800+) will make any camping trip or weekend excursion a thing of beauty. Lotus is offering 8 versions of their 13ft and 16ft tents for sale. Each of their tents feature a 350 gsm tent canvas treated to make them mould, mildew, rot and fire resistant. The floor is made from 340gsm PVC, which is the same durable and waterproof fabric they use to make kayaks. The whole kit is easy to transport; will fit in the trunk of your car, and can be set up by a single person in about 45 minutes. If you want to try one of their luxury tents before you buy, Lotus Belle offers a rental program. So if you're looking to camp in style with the fam or that special someone this year, you can't go wrong with Lotus Belle tents.