Based out of Stockholm Note is a design studio that works in the fields of architecture, interiors, products, graphic design and design strategy. They've come up with a concept for the urban bike rack that beautifully mixes minimalism and maximalism. The Hook Bicycle Stand ($TBA) is unobtrusive but made from a broad band of metal which gives it substance. Can't wait for these to be available so I can throw a couple in my garage.
http://youtu.be/b1An1MFwXxQ The name if this film is We are Not Crazy... We Are Amazing! but based on the footage these guys are a little crazy. This awesome video is about SoulFlyers Fred Fugen and JP Teffaud base jumping at the Meara Kuala Lumpur 2012 event. The entire video was 100% filmed by GoPro and if you don't get an adrenaline rush from it you're already dead.
A word to the wise; if you are planning a bank robbery don't make the rookie mistake of leaving any evidence behind. Heat ($6) tells the story of a group of robbers who learn this lesson the hard way. Starring Hollywood royalty Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, along with Val Kilmer and written and directed by Michael Mann, the title comes from the heat the group feel when they realize they have left a vital clue behind. This is one of the great crime action dramas that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish, it is also the first time Al Pacino and Robert De Niro were ever seen on the screen together, and has probably the best shoot-out seen ever shot.
Located in New South Wale, Australia, the Castlecrag House ($CALL) is a wonderful example of modern architecture mixing with a 1940's house. The initial brief from the clients requested their modest brick home be integrated with a new addition to the rear of the house. Green Box Architecture approached the design by using a skylight that runs the length of the house creating a clear delineation between the existing structure and the contemporary 2 story addition in the rear. Giving the home a cohesiveness you wouldn't expect from two completely different elements.
The Sidewinder by Gray Design ($TBA) is the latest digitally imagined dune buggy concept from the Swedish Design Firm. The Project is the brainchild of CEO Eduard Gray. Their goal was to create a vehicle that would allow you to go from dune to dune in utmost luxury and style.The Sidewinder is powered by an LSX Bowtie big block engine which pushes 600 horses and has a top speed of 93mph.The high tech suspension features front and rear boxed chromoly arms, front and rear anti-sway bars, and 3.0 KING bypass shock absorbers to keep the driver an passengers level and handling perfectly no matter what the conditions.On the inside the driver is surrounded by an OLED infotainment center and display screens designed by Eduard Gray. The entire platform is Android-based which allows tuning by developers no matter where you are in the world. While the vehicle's own API allows you to access information from sensors and signals inside the vehicle.Here's hoping the concept actually gets off the drawing board and on to the dunes in the near future.
Ernest Hemingway had a well known insatiable appetite for the good things in life. His love of writing was only rivaled by his voracious appetite for good food and drink. The Hemingway Cookbook ($15) is a collection of over 125 recipes from both his life and his art and feature such unique and delicious dishes as Dorado Fillet in Damn Good Sauce, Woodcock Flambe in Armagnac, Campfire Apple Pie and Fillet of Lion washed down with Gordon's Gin and Campari cool Cuba Libre. They say the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but here it leads us to Hemingway's mind, brilliant.