The summer is coming fast and we're about to enter the hottest days of the season. So before they get here, you owe it to yourself and your family to get the World's Biggest Backyard Water Slide ($149). Don't be a snob, you know you want one. This slide is a whopping 75ft long and 12 feet wide. It only takes 15 minutes to setup and your ready to go. The Wahii is constructed of thick specially formulated, UV protected plastic, and is rated to handle up to 256lbs per square foot. So if you have the space, this bad boy would be perfect for birthday parties, or just to cool down on the weekend.
J.Crew continues their historic collaboration with New Balance and that's good news for us. Their latest release is the New Balance X J.Crew 1400 “Fort Greene” Sneaker ($160). It's obvious by simply looking at the shoe that it will soon be a classic. The 1400 silhouette was originally released in 1994, has been wrapped in a brand-new colorway and mesh upper. The shoes are made in the U.S. from premium American-made suede and mesh uppers, which sit on a rubber sole with New Balance's trademark tread pattern. If you want to grab a pair, you'll need to hurry because these won't last long.
Fancy a shiny new Chevrolet for up to $7500 less than retail price? Well thanks to Chevrolet and the Federal Tax credit scheme you can! In a bid to get more of us sparking up the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt ($27,000) will be available for under $27,000, a small and compact $24,995 for those lucky Californian residents. The electrifying next generation Volt will offer owners a mightily impressive 102 MPGe and 41 mpg on gasoline power combined for the ultimate in cost effective travel. A single charge has seen a 31% improvement over the older model which provides around 50 miles of uninterrupted electric driving. Imagine the long term savings! Jump in the new Chevrolet Volt and feel devilishly smug as you total up the money and environment savings racking up.
Slim Timber is run by a husband and wife who make wood products. Their latest endeavor is a wood watch called "The Slab" ($165). The Slab uses a Miyota 8215, an automatic mechanical movement that is also used in watches like Invicta and Citizen. It will run up to two days when not in use. The remainder of the watch is made from stabilized maple or seven-ply maple skateboard wood. The Slab is water resistant to 5 ATMs, so it's OK for swimming and showers, but not for diving or snorkeling.
The beautiful Base Camp by Johnston Architects ($NFS) is a truly spectacular sight with generous views over the Cascade mountain range. Not only stunning it's also super-energy efficient thanks to the streaming natural light, solar thermal system that helps to radiate heat organically. This breath-taking lakefront residence situated in Washington was originally developed as a peaceful retreat, but can also double as a family home.
The CST-01 makers say their watch is the thinnest in the world. The CST-01 ($129) comes in at .80mm thin. The time is shown with an E Ink display housed in a single piece of stainless steel. In order to keep the watch as thin as possible, there are no buttons or knob on the watch itself. All of the charging and time adjustments are made from the included base station. It only takes about 10 minutes to charge the CST-01 and the charge will last up to a month. The CST-01 comes in either black or white.