Nano House ($23) contains 40 examples of ingenious, responsible and advanced homes that each have less that 650 sq ft of living space. Housing is becoming a real problem due to lack of space. In growing cities space is at a premium due to new businesses whereas out in the country we are doing our best to preserve both nature and the landscape. In the world's most impoverished areas economical and sustainable living is a necessity and something we rarely think of in this digital age until we are in the position where we have the basic human need for a roof over our heads. This is a fascinating look at how we can fulfill this need by having a living space that is efficient, ecological and flexible.
Honda has recently revealed its new Honda Bulldog Concept Motorcycle ($TBA). The bike is meant to be Honda's next generation leisure motorcycle, perfect for those quick camping trips or long weekend getaways. The Bulldog features 15-inch wide tires, a low 730mm seat height for stability, and a respectable liquid-cooled 4-stroke DOHC inline 2-cylinder 400cc engine. It comes with accessory storage on both sides of the fuel tank, making sure you have plenty of storage whatever your destination.
Nonnative's "Subcity Deweller" SS14 ($MULTI) collection has just hit stores and it continues on last season's inspiration from Europe. It has some nice pieces including the Rider Blouson - Cotton Army Cloth with Windstopper. The jacket features a vintage washed cotton army cloth, with Windstopper construction that provides protection from the elements. The color palettes are toned down with the remaining pieces like the Dweller Easy Rib pant, Rancher shirts, and cable knit Sailor sweaters. The complete collection is on sale now at Haven.
The Vachetta Messenger Bag ($1650) from Ralph Lauren is a made from the finest Italian Vechetta leather which gives it that classic broken in look. The bag measures 11"H x 15"L x 3" D and features a Leather handle, webbed cotton shoulder strap, and polished metal buckles. On the interior you get a large zippered leather divider and two leather patch pockets with two pen slots. You can get the Vachetta in either black or tan.
The Ratio Eight Coffee Maker ($395) not only makes great coffee, but it'll also look great in any kitchen. Mark Hellweg set out to make a coffee make that was made from premium components, was easy to use and improved the aesthetic of your environment. Each coffee maker is hand assembled in Portland, Oregon from cast aluminum, wood, and laboratory grade borosilicate glass for the water tank, supply lines, and carafe. The first 500 machines will be marked with a serial laser marking. Expect initial delivery in May 2014.
Lavenham, an English clothing company, has been making quilted jackets for over 40 years. The AW13 line includes the Lavenham Raydon Jacket ($303). It's and urban take on their classic slim offerings and includes matching rib cuffs with contrasting sports stripes, a two-inch diamond quilt pattern, cord collar, press stud fasteners, and patch pockets. The jacket is available in forest green.