Once upon a time a caveman picked up a rock and proceeded to chuck it at someone or something. A History of Weapons ($14) began at that moment. John O'Bryan is a respected comedy writer and self described weapons nerd who relays to us through A History Of Weapons the often freaky highlights of the obsession man has had with weaponry for centuries. In this laugh out loud book he explains the weapons, the history of them, their main uses and also their bad ass potential. Those who used these weapons are also here from Genghis Khan to Attila the Hun to those peaceful souls the Shaolin monks.
Every one of us have happily taken cardboard boxes, and taped them together to create the ultimate tunnel fort. Now you can get the same experience in a size suitable for the entire family with the POD Tents ($576+). POD tents are a modular system made up of interconnecting tents. You can use the PODS individually or put them together for the ultimate social experience. The POD Maxi sleeps up to eight and the POD Mini will sleep four. If you're a festivalgoer, these tents would be perfect for creating large communal areas for groups of friends.
The Ruckus Cruiser ($920) is a throwback back from the good ol’ days. It is a bicycle for everyone and reinvents cycling both in terms of a social activity and form of entertainment. The large, extended saddle allows another person to ride with you, in a tandem style, but without the additional size.The Ruckus Cruiser quiet-running drivetrain, which delivers a superior smooth ride. The frame and forks are made from Chromoly, and there are three gear options: Shimano Claris 8-speed, GreenTrans motor, and Singlespeed. The Ruckus Cruiser is available in small and medium sizes in classic red, white or black colors.
Prince Rogers Nelson, known as Prince died today at the age of 57. Best known for his 1984 Album Purple Rain, he was one of the greatest musicians and artists to walk the planet.No details are currently known, but he had been suffering from flu-like symptoms over the past several weeks.His greatest albums included Prince 1979, Dirty Mind 1980, Controversy 1982, and of course Purple Rain 1984.Prince primarily worked with his backup band the Revolution until 1987 when he released the solo album Sing "O" the Times.Over his entire career, Prince sold over 100 million records, making him one of the best-selling artists of all time. Awards include seven Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe, and an Academy Award.He will be missed.
A 1936 Talbot Lago T150C Cabriolet by Carroserie Figoni et Falaschi ($TBA) is going up for auction on November 21st by RM Auctions. This beautiful car was designed by Italian Giuseppe Figoni and manufactured by Ovidio Falaschi. Its teardrop shape harkened the age of aerodynamics. Powered by an inline-6 engine which produced 140 horsepower the Lago T150C was able to reach top speeds of 115 mph which was enough to bring home a number of trophies back in the day. Only 11 of these cars was produced so if you're looking to bid on this one be sure to bring a big check. Additional pictures after the break.(more…)
Well you knew it was only a matter of time before Dyson threw its hat into the robot vacuum ring. Their new Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum ($1250) is touted to be the most powerful and advanced robot vacuum available. The 360 Eye gets its name from a panoramic lens that sits atop the unit. The lens allows it to see 360-degrees, so it can identify key features in the room and triangulate its exact position. With this tech you get better coverage and accurate navigation. The engineers at Dyson designed their smallest Radial Root Cyclone unit to fit the 360. It generate high centrifugal forces and captures particles as small as pollen and mold. The 360 Eye is expected to hit stores in Spring 2015.