Need a new deck and you like all things retro? Check out the VHS Skateboard Series ($50) from 5BORONYC. The series features some of the most iconic images from the reign of the video tape. The coolest part is that each deck is named after some of the greatest skateboarders ever. These include: Akira Ishizawa, Dan Pensyl, Danny Falla, Guillaume Dulout, Jimmy McDonald, Joe Tookmanian, Rafael Gomes, and of course the great Willy Akers. A part from custom decks, 5BORONYC also has a cool clothing line of hats, tees, and wheels.
V-Moda wants you to get rid of your in-ear low-quality ear buds and get some audiophile quality headphones that have been slimmed down without reducing sound quality. The V-Moda extra-portable XS headphones ($212) are ergonomically designed and made to the highest military and audiophile specifications.Usually known for their bulkier headphones, the XS feature an ergonomic design that are significantly smaller and remove that unsightly gap noticeable on most headphones. The result is a more comfortable, enjoyable fit that contours to the shape of your head that are highly portable. And since these are going to be your new favorites, you'll be happy to know they've been tested to the highest quality standards.These tests included 1 million+ bends to the Kevlar-reinforced cable, 70+ drops on concrete from 1.5 meters, 10+ flat bends of the steelflex headband, and easily survived extreme temperatures, humidity, salt spray & UV rays.The V-Moda XS are also highly customizable through optional enhancements. You can choose over 10 colors for the metal shields on the sides of the cups and have them engraved from a list of designs or by creating your own logo.
The making of Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon's Classified Moto Motorcycle ($NFS): If you're a fan of The Walking Dead, then you know in the latest episode the gang is holed up in their latest safe haven, Alexandria, and Daryl just got a new bike.Now if you're into the custom bike scene and watched the show, the first thing you would have noticed were the gold forks on the bike and you might have thought they looked real familiar.Well it just so happens that Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon), has a Classified in the garage and when the show asked him if he had any ideas about his new bike he went straight to John Rylan of Classified Moto. And the rest is historyNorman painted of picture of Daryl's character and where they were in the story, the Executive Producer and Prop Master filled in the rest and John took over from there.They needed to build two bikes and started with a pair of 750cc Hondas from the '90s. If you watch the show you know they needed to make the bikes look like they were put together from different lots and different models.They gave them sportbike front ends, and painted the engine components to look like they were made from a hodge podge of components.Additional updates included knobby dirt-bike tires, upgraded rear suspension, and a pair of $1000 Progressive shocks.By getting rid of unnecessary components, John and the team were able to fill the void they left with an ancient military canvas bag that Daryl uses in the show.John R. says,"The process was a designer’s dream — an unbelievable assignment and a client with a shared aesthetic sense. Two thumbs up."
The Magnum MK5 ($139,000) lets you have your cake and eat it too. It's a lightweight sports car that's designed to be driven either on a track or the street. The MK5 has a four-cyclinder engine that produces 250 horses. Now that doesn't seem like very much until you take into account it only weighs 1,200 pounds. That little four banger can get the MK5 to 60 mph in 3.2 seconds with a maximum speed of 150 mph. It rides on 225/40's on the fronts and 265/35's on the back. The carbon fiber body is completely removable. Production is limited to only about 20 units per year.(more…)
If you love your GoPro, then you’re going to go wild for the Traveler Camera Case for GoPro ($44) which adds a more stylish twist for use around town. This mean little camera is great for action adventure but if you want to use it around town, then this vintage-inspired case will give you a real blast of retro cool. A leather case available in black, brown or teal, your GoPro will never have looked so good! You better hurry though, because the Kickstarter campaign only has a couple days left.
The Canadiano Coffee Maker ($60) is a personalized handcrafted coffee maker that you'll never want to be without. Each coffee maker is carved out of either Cherry, Walnut, or Maple. And each purchase comes with a pound of 100% Fair-Trade Organic coffee from Peru. Using the Canadiano Coffee Maker is simple, just place it on top of your favorite coffee mug, grind 2 table spoons of coffee, pour the coffee in to the maker to cover the metal filter, slowly and evenly pour a cup of boiled water on to the coffee grinds, and wait 2-3 minutes for the coffee to brew and filter through the grinds. That's it! Your cup of morning joe is good to go. Check out a video of the coffee maker in action after the break.(more…)