The SOPHNET. SS14 Delivery II Lookbook ($MULTI) just hit the streets and Haven has the line's pieces in their online store ready for purchase. The new lineup features patch work flower and camouflage shirts and sweaters, cropped stretch chino paints, a pull over anorak and various accessories. The whole kit looks amazing so make sure you check them out.
Tesla has just announced they'll be releasing the New Tesla Model S Dual Motor P85D ($121). The new S models will feature a motor on each axle, that independently controls torque to the front and rear wheels. You end up with unparalleled traction control, while the instantaneous response of the motors gives you controlled performance in any condition. Tesla says the, "Dual Motor Model S has the most capable road holding and handling of any vehicle ever produced". It also has the best performance beating all gasoline cars in its class. And they backed this up by beating the Mclaren F1's 0 to 60 mph time when the P85D marked a 3.2 second 0 to 60 mph split.But that's not all, the new model also comes with all the hardware needed for autopilot functionality. The package includes, forward radar, 12 long range ultrasonic sensors, a forward looking, and a high precision, digitally controlled electric assist braking system. In the near future they foresee the Model S being able to steer to keep you in your lane, change lanes with a tap of the turn signal, braking and steering to avoid collisions, and manage speed by reading road signs. For autonomous control is still a long way off but the Model S should be upgradable when the firmware comes out.
Colonel Chris Hadfield spent decades training to be an astronaut and has now logged almost 4000 hours in space. There have been some strange times through his journey, such as when using only his Swiss army knife he broke into a space station, disposed of a live snake while at the controls of a plane and was temporarily blinded whilst he was clinging to the outside of an orbiting space craft. The secret of Colonel Hadfield's success, and his survival, is the unconventional philosophy which he learned from NASA : "prepare for the worst and enjoy every moment of it". In An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth ($28) Col. Hadfield takes us on the kind of journey most of us only dream about; training to be an astronaut, exploring space and learning how the impossible can be made possible. One of the best books you will ever read, period.
Man, to be honest, I usually don't go for Hyundai's. I'm not sure whether its my perception of their quality standards or if it's that I feel they've ripped off their styling from almost every other manufacturer. But the new Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept ($TBA) has got me thinking. This thing looks pretty sweet. The concept features a 2-liter turbo diesel engine that delivers a huge 300 lb.-ft of torque, and 190 horses. Of course you're going to get a better fuel economy with diesel and the Santa Cruz is no different coming in at 30 miles to the gallon. The inside fits up to five plus you get cargo space in an extendable bed that incorporates an integrated retractable tonneau cover. The fat tires finish off the whole ride.
Michael Symon is a restauranteur, a celebrity chef and a well known meat lover, He heads two hugely popular TV shows; the Food Network's Iron Chef America and The Chew on ABC. In Michael Symon's Carnivore ($23), he shares his vast wealth of knowledge as well as over 100 killer recipes for chops, wings, steaks and many lesser known cuts. Americans love Michael Symon. He has a big and charismatic personality and produced seriously mouthwatering food. There is one thing he is known for above all else however, and this is adoration of meat. He is a devoted and dedicated carnivore and if you are off the same ilk, this is the book for you.
If you want a pair of these kicks you better hurry-up and order them, because they're going to sell out quickly. The Adidas Originals ZX Flux Infrared ($85) feature an eye catching infrared mesh upper sitting on top of a white sole. The black Adidas stripes cap off the colorway. Right now they're available at Sneaker Politics. So check out their website site for ordering details, before they're all gone.