ASUL builds affordable modular structures. The problem with standard prefab homes are the costs associated with the factory and transport requirements. ASUL is transforming that model by creating a locally adaptable site-built process that combines a kit-of-parts model with contemporary materials and labor management practices. Based on this model they created The Savannah by ASUL ($TBA). The structure is 16-feet by 20-feet with an 8x20 foot cantilevered deck. It combines office space with a play room for the kids. So if you have space you may want to consider a backyard office.
Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man ($19) is a must read for any Star Trek fan. If you want to know what Leonard Nimoy's and William Shatner's friendship was really like, then this is a must read. Nimoy and Shatner first crossed paths on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. It's their next roles that shaped their lives forever. They starred together on Star Trek for just three years (1966-1969) but also filmed six Star Trek films. In the book, Shatner tells an honest story of friendship over five decades. You get the ups and downs and all the beauty in between. Rarely do you see such a heartfelt book written by one great actor celebrating the life of another.
If you're looking for a sophisticated bag for the Spring you should check out the Rag & Bone Sporty Grey Backpack ($350). The shell is made from nylon Cordura 1000 denier fabric, the bottom is wrapped in sueded leather, and the exterior compartments are zippered with heavy duty RIRI Decor zippers. Additional features include a padded interior laptop pocket, phone pocket, and pen holders.
It definitely looks like the one-piece printed upper is here to stay. And the adidas Originals ZX Flux "Faded Colors" ($98) looks like another winner for this particular silhouette. The upper is made from the aforementioned one-piece vegan mesh upper, with a cool geometrical graphic. It should keep your feet nice a cool in the hot days of Summer. The whole kit sits on a white midsole with a black outsole.
The Philips Shoqbox Bluetooth Portable Speaker System ($96) takes a licking a keeps on ticking. Being spill proof and drop proof the Shoqbox was built to handle some of the harshest environments. Whether you need a speaker for the garage or need something that can handle the elements on a camping trip the Shoqbox should be high on your list.
Stephen Kenn, originally from Canada, moved to Los Angeles and the rest is history. His focus on designing denim, bags, accessories and furniture has culminated in the Stephen Kenn City Gym Sofa ($5000). The sofa's frame is made from welded steel with a marbled brown finish. Custom webbing belts, and leather straps secure the cushions which are made from re-purposed WWII military fabric.