VCA Facas Artesanais, based out of southern brazil, produces some pretty awesome knives. The Einstein saying goes "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." I believe Joao Alexandre Voss de Oliveira, the maker of these amazing knives, shows this trait in spades throughout his pieces. Joao's knives show beautiful lines, a restrained simplicity and an incredible attention to detail. Each of his knives are custom made and created more in line with how an artist creates a work of art than a craftsman creating a blade. Orders can be placed by sending Joao an email with the description of your project.
Ever wish you could wear your messenger bag like a backpack or visa versa? Now you can with the Carter Duffle Bag ($260) from Property of. This bag can be worn as a traditional backpack or across your body. It's made from crunchy coated cotton that has a distressed wash finish to give it that weathered and worn appearance. The zippers are heavy duty YKK and leather accents finish the bag. Whether it's an outing to the gym or a weekend adventure the Carter Duffle will fit the bill.
This classic Michael Cimino movie looks at war from a different angle; how people in a small industrial town are affected by what is going on thousands of miles away in Vietnam. The Deer Hunter ($13) stars Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken and John Cazale and is an outstanding portrayal of the horrors of war for those at home and for those who return home damaged and unable to cope their everyday lives. The younger generation for whom the Vietnam War is something they learn about in history should watch the deer hunter, and so should everyone else for that matter.
Air quality is becoming increasingly more important as pollution and other harmful allergens mount up. Generally to maintain air quality you'd have to fit your whole home and office with an expensive HEPA filter. However thanks to the Bitfinder Awair ($149) which continuously monitors the air around you, highlighting any problems. Even more the incredibly handy companion app can even alert you if something's not quite right. Meaning you can respond appropriately and very quickly. The Awair is available to buy now and at just under $150 it's also a sound investment.
For its 30th anniversary, Reebok is creating a lot of attention with its collaborations and varying shoe colors. The Rebook Classic Leather Denim Shoe ($75) is apart of this celebration. The Classic Leather was originally introduced in 1983. The newest addition of the runner has an upper made entirely of premium denim with contrasting stitching and tan leather used for the tongue and lace locks. The white cushioned midsole brings the shoe all the way current, making it assuring that it will be a future classic.
The Nissan IDS Concept ($TBA) is the brand's idea of where they want to take their fully autonomous zero emission vehicles. The Nissan IDS, just revealed at the Tokyo Motor Show, incorporates Nissan's autonomous drive technology that improves the ability of the driver to see and react to unexpected dangers. It compensates for human error that causes 90 percent of all accidents. IDS has a fully piloted driving option that turns over the controls to the vehicle. There are also settings that allow the car to mimic the driver's driving style and preferences.The interior comes with two versions. One for the manual drive and the other for piloted. During the piloted mode, the steering wheel recedes into the dash and is replaced by a flat screen. The extra space allows all four seats to rotate inward, allowing for easier conversation.Check out additional details on Nissan's website.[gallery ids="20933,20932,20931,20930,20929,20928,20927"]