Antonio Pedrosa from ADR Studio has designed an amazingly simple but useful camera. Combining the functionality of digital cameras, social media and the old school Polaroid cameras, he has created the Instagram Socialmatic camera ($TBA). Very simply just shoot, apply a filter, share on any major social network and print. The camera will be based on the Androic OS and come in four versions; 16GB OR 32GB, with Wifi only or Wifi and 3G. Expected to release end of 2013. Check out this short [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=5WRBsfghij8 width=640 height=480 anchor=video].
Joey Roth is one of our favorite speaker designers and he's gotten together with Grovemade to help design the Grovemade Wood Speakers ($599). The speakers harness the acoustic properties of wood and create beautifully clear and nuanced sound. The speakers are machined out of solid wood and are mounted on a leather clad stainless steel stands.The wood enclosure isn't just for looks. It is carved into a horn with precise dimensions in order to provide the very best sound. The horn shape provides a boost to the lower frequencies while removing distortion caused by digital signal processing, and standard bass reflex enclosures.Each of these speakers is hand crafted one at a time at Grovemade's Portland, Oregon workshop.
If you're looking for a fast shooting professional grade compact camera, then the Samsung NX1 Camera ($1500) might be just what the doctor ordered. The camera features a new 28 megapixel BSI sensor and the ability to shoot 4k video. The really cool thing is the new DRIMe V image processor which is 2.8 times faster than its predecessor. It can shoot a whopping 15 frames per second in continuous mode. While the Auto Focus System features 205 detection points. This gives you superior tracking and an autofocus speed of .055 sec. And what about low light shooting. Well they have you covered here as well. The APS-C BSI Sensor has a sensitivity range between 100 and 25600. This can even be extended to 51200. Now if they offered this bad boy with a full-frame sensor this might be the perfect MILC.
Sahn helmets ($129) offer a nice departure from your standard aggressive styled bike helmets. These helmets feature clean lines and are made from a tough ABS plastic outer shell with an absorbing polystyrene inner layer. The also have easily adjustable straps, comfortable foam padding, and a swiss-made rear dial harness.
"I'm An American Bad Ass", are the lyrics to one of my favorite Kid Rock songs. Those lyrics perfectly describe the 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 'Cobra Jet' ($70k-$80k) that's up for auction in beautiful Hershey, Pennsylvania. 1969 was the first year Ford introduced the 428 cu. in. OHV Cobra Jet V8 series of engines. These engines were paired with a Cruise-O-Matic transmission and put out 335 horses. This ride was completely restored back to its original specifications by rotisserie restoration, taking over three years to complete. The auction is taking place on October 9th and along with this iconic sports car you will find an assortment of boats, and other very rare vehicles.
So we just did an article on the beautifully designed Sol Duc Cabin ($TBA) which closes up via huge metal panels on barn door sliders. We now bring you the False Bay Writer's Cabin ($TBA) also designed by Olson Kundig Architects. Instead of a hunting and fishing cabin, this one serves as a private writing retreat and guest cottage for their clients. Surrounded by wildlife it is a perfect retreat. The cabin is basically a glass house with 10 foot high windows, surrounded by three wooden slat decks and topped with an inverted hip roof with extended overhangs. The decks can be raised to serve as shutters via a system of hydraulic winches, wire rope, pivoting sheaves and lead blocks. Inside you'll find over 500 square feet of living space which includes a glazed room and a back of cabin area housing a small bathroom and kitchenette.