Manhattan is an awesome city, but it never stops, and is full throttle 24/7. That's why folks who have the means usually have a get away spot out in nature. Now art at about 3 acres and go up from there. The homes start at about 2800 square feet, which includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. And you can pretty much customize any feature to your liking with available upgrades including swimming pool and pool house, guest house, tree house, kids playhouse and much much more. So if you're looking to get a way from the hustle and bustle Hudson Woods is an option you'll want to consider.The swimming pool is an 18' x 40' unite pool with dark plaster finish. With the upgrade you get integrated bench seat at the deep end of the pool, 800 sq of bluestone patio with lights, lighted pathway from house to pool, dry-stacked stone retaining walls made from stone gathered on site, a sale water chlorination system, propane heating system, integrated mesh safety cover, pool fencing and gates, and indigenous plantings. SpecificationsHudson Woods ($735K+) gives you a moderately affordable option, just a couple of hours from downtown. The plan is built on 131 acres and features 26 beautifully designed homes. Plots start at about 2.6 acres and go up from there.
Grovemade is usual known for their smartphone accessories, but it looks like they've started branching out into the everyday carry arena. One of their first offerings is the Grovemade Brass Key Ring ($59). Grovemade made the Key Ring from a solid block of brass, making it nearly indestructible. They designed it to hook quickly onto your belt loop but made it small enough to fit easily in your pocket. It also comes with a built-in bottle opener for opening your favorite beer or soda. The ring is also available in stainless steel ($39) and black oxide ($39).
Add some comfortable sports chic to your summer wardrobe with the new New Balance M1400JGY ($160). With a traditional grey/white colourway and a luxurious suede upper the M1400JGY make for quite a striking and prestigious pair of shoes. Not lacking in comfort either these plush bad boys offer a supportive and comfortable midsole, padded collar and tongue. Lace these up and prepare for a fun day on your feet! This stunning grey/white colourway is available now.
Courtesy of Jack Streat, the 18 year old LEGO guns maestro and YouTube sensation comes LEGO Heavy Weapons ($16), a fantastic collection of comprehensive building instructions to enable you to create 4 truly awesome 1:1-scale replicas of some of the most iconic firearms in the world. Thanks to this book you will be able to build LEGO brick based models of such cool weapons as a huge Desert Eagle handgun complete with working blow back action, and compact but oh so deadly AKS-74U assault rifle with folding stock. Every set of instructions includes a complete parts listing as well as giving you the chance to find or specially order those hard to find bricks. A great book for both LEGO and firearms enthusiasts.
New Balance's Numeric collection isn't just for skateboarders. These Kicks come in a multitude of colors but the New Balance Numeric Stratford 479 - Black & Magnet Grey ($85) are some of the coolest. The shoes feature no-seam quarter panels made from one piece to limit blow outs, mesh tongue for breathability, and an injection molded EVA foam insole for reduced weight a better cushioning.
I love living in a period where such small groups can bring products to market that can intrigue and capture the imagination. The guys over at Bitcraze.se are about to start taking pre-orders for their new quadcopter. These little guys are really cool. The Crazyflie is a small quad where the PCB acts as the frame for the control board and the motors. This is an open source project. In order to get this thing flying you will need the Crazyflie quadcopter, and USBRadio dongle, a pc application for controlling the quad and a joystick controller. Xbox or Playstation controllers should work. The Crazyflie weights about 19g and is 90mm from motor to motor. You'll get about 7 minutes of fly time per charge. Keep an eye on their site for updates. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=gi450jjosXo width=640 height=480 anchor=video]