http://vimeo.com/86960593 When the body moves quickly the mind is still, when the body is still the mind is moving to understand. So is the philosophy of a Kendo Sensei in Shozo Kato - Way Of The Sword. The film discusses how these notions of stillness and movement come together to create and effective Japanese sword fighter.
Probably the most recognizable New Balance shoe; the 576, is getting the English treatment. Inspired by the most popular varieties of tea at New Balance's Flimby factory, the New Balance 576 Made in England "Tea Pack" ($169) comes in three different colorways: English Breakfast, Earl Grey and Fresh Peppermint. Each of the shoes include a tongue label and matching lace lock highlighting the tea that inspired the shoe. Additional features include luxury nubuck and pigskin uppers, and extra laces included in a collectable tea bag. Check out the glamour shots after the break.(more…)
The Balmain Boat Company is an Australian based company that creates flat-packed, DIY rowboats and sailboats. The Sailboat Kit by Balmain Boat Company ($2590) enables anyone anywhere to build a boat. The kit comes with step-by-step instructions, and basically everything else you need to build your boat. It only takes about 30 hours to build and if you don't feel your sailing skills are up to par you can by some oars and rowlocks for backup.
Starwood Motors is know for extreme car customization and they've taken their paint brush to the new 2014 Jeep Wrangler. The 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited NightHawk By Starwood Motors ($122,888) features a ton of upgrades. The engine is a 3.6L V6 24V VVT with a Ripp Supercharger strapped to it. The wheels are 22" American Force Burnouts wrapped in 37" x13.50" x 22" Nitto Trail Grappler MT Tires. They've also taken car of the interior by wrapping the seats in supple Cocoa Bugatti Leather. So if you have an extra six figures laying around you might want to take a look at this bad boy.
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A bit ago we did a write-up on the 3DSIMO 3D Pen that allowed you to draw 3d objects free-hand. The Lix 3D Printing Pen ($120) takes 3D drawing one step further by creating a 3D printer that actually looks, feels, and operates like a pen. The Lix 3D Pen lets you create anything you want in the air without worrying about paper or limiting your creative expression. The pen melts colored plastic, letting you create rigid and freestanding structures. The heating of the hot-end nozzle is done by plugging the pen into any USB 3.0 port. The Lix Kickstarter campaign is going on right now, so check it out.
If you're not in the know, Paper is the award winning paper app by Fifty Three. The program gets the tech out of the way and allows artists and regular folks to use it as they would a regular pad of paper. The new Paper Book ($40) functionality in the app now lets you have your drawings and ideas printed on stunning, custom-printed books. The Moleskine journals match the 4:3 ratio of the iPad screen, and use Italian-made premium matte paper. From the app you just choose your the pages you want, choose a custom cover design or classic black, and order. In less than two weeks you'll have a beautifully printed book of your work.