BoomCase is a Sacremento, CA. based company whose owner built the first BoomCase back in 1999 because he was sick of replacing 12 "D" batteries in his boom box. He's been building portable battery powered speaker systems ever since. BoomCases are handmade. Each one is one of a kind, so no two are alike. His latest offering is the Signal Corps By BoomCase ($575) that's made from a vintage US Army Signal Corps Frequency Meter box. Features include two 4" full-range speakers, two vintage dome tweeters, and a 50-watt amplifier. Frequency response is 70hz-20,000hz with a play time on a full charge of 18+ hours. Bluetooth is available for an additional $45. Check images of BoomCase's other offerings below.
Being from the suburbs of Detroit, I love hearing stories of daylight for that city. The Falcon F7 ($195K) a Detroit made supercar is one of those stories. The Falcon hails the next generation of muscle cars from Detroit and it has plenty of it. It features a Lingenfelter built twin turbo inter-cooled V8 that pushes 1100 horses. The engine is paired with a high performance 6 speed tranny with a dual disc clutch system. The body panels are completely made from lightweight carbon fiber and kevlar. This not only includes the outer skin, but the interior structural panels as well. All of this contributes to an overall weight of just 2850 lbs. Giving it an amazing power to weight ratio.
Environment Furniture is an environment friendly furniture company that uses materials and processes that have low environmental impact. The furniture it builds and designs has a casual sophistication which fits beautifully with modern minimalistic design where clutter is eliminated and focus placed on individual pieces. Their Santos Platform Bed ($3200) is just such a piece. Made with reclaimed Brazilian Peroba wood, it sits upon a mahogany base to give you that floating magic carpet feeling. The angled headboard is crafted from ebony stained mahogany to cap off a beautifully simplistic and rugged piece.
A few days ahead of the New York Auto Show Land Rover has revealed their much anticipated Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept ($TBA). The most recent discovery models from Land Rover have used the LR3 and LR4 badges. With this latest concept Land Rover intends to bring back the Discovery name in full force. The concept features seating for seven, suicide doors, gesture control, remote control drive, laser headlights, smart glass, laser terrain scanning, and a transparent bonnet to give you a better view of the road. You should see a lot of the innovations come to Land Rovers production cars over the next years.
This beastly looking Retro Fighter, dubbed Iron Fist by Macco Motors ($NFS) was once just a stored page in history. But it's original owner couldn't quite bear to part with it and so handed it over into the capable hands of Macco Motors. One of their biggest challenges soon became one of their biggest triumphs after more than just a few months of painstaking hard work and dedication. Completely reconstructed this once lifeless Suzuki Katana has been given a new lease on life.
Tubes, wheels, folds, grooves and twists, pasta comes in hundreds of different shapes and every one of them has it own unique beauty, history and place on the table. For centuries now these shapes have further developed amongst the cornucopia that is Italian cuisine, and if you what flavors relate best to what shaped then you have the secret formula for good taste, In The Geometry of Pasta ($18) we find more than 100 authentic recipes courtesy of the esteemed chef Jacob Kenedy paired up with designs from the the award winning designer Caz Hildebrand. This combination reveals the culture, science and philosophy which exists behind these spectacular pasta dishes that have a history as old as Italy itself.