The Yarraville Garden House by Guild Architects ($TBA) is a traditional home in Melbourne Australis that had a modern rear addition added to increase the living space. Prepare yourself for a serious, potentially critical case of home envy when you see this amazing home addition. The goal was to create an extension that integrated the garden as part of the living area. The new areas include the kitchen, hallways, dining areas, living rooms and more. They were carefully crafted to form and amazing piece of architecture.
The Tudor Pelagos ($4,000) has been called the poor man's Rolex, but it is so much more. The Tudor watches are owned and made by Rolex. The primary difference in Rolex and Tudor watches is the movement. Rolex uses an in-house Rolex made movement, while Tudor uses base Swiss ETA movements. Otherwise, the Tudor has a lot going for it. The Tudor is the first titanium diver from the Rolex family, it has a 42mm titanium case, pointed crown guards, a matte ceramic bezel, and is?water-resistant to 500 meters. The clasp is spring-loaded and self-adjusting. It expands and contracts based on your movement, which makes the watch extremely comfortable. Because it's made for diving, it comes with an optional rubber strap and an extended rubber strap that is made to go over a diving suit. The Tudor Pelagos will save you about $4,000 compared to the Submariner. So you'll need to decide if the use of a different movement and loss of name recognition is worth it. Sadly the Tudor Pelagos is not sold in the United States, but I've found some for sale on eBay.
The worlds first wearable wireless storage solution has arrived! The ReVault Storage Drive ($320) acts as a secure personal device that allows you to sync your data across each of your wireless devices. Wear it on your wrist or around your neck, whichever you prefer and have instant access to all your files instantly! Made in both 32GB and 128GB models think of it as your own personal cloud. For music lovers out there you can also stream directly from it, leaving space on your tablet or smartphone for something far more important.
The ANTVR Kit ($300) is a full HD display (1920 x 1080) headset that comes with its own transformable controller, which can be used as a gamepad, light saber, gun and joystick. The added bonus is it can be had for only $300. The headset provides you an IMAX-like experience with a 100-degree diagonal field of view and both 2D and 3D viewing. The internal 9-axis IMU provides a real-life gaming experience with head rotation and movement tracking. Their Kickstarter is going on right now so check it out.
There's no reason to toss perfectly good knives and scissors just because they've gotten a little dull. The Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener By Ken Onion ($130) brings industrial knife sharpening home. This tool is designed to sharpen every knife you own. It features a fully adjustable sharpening guide, and variable speed 3/4" x 12-inch flexible abrasive belts that can sharpen straight blades or serrated kitchen knives. Professional blade makers like Ken Onion use flexible belts for razor sharp blades. Now you can too with the Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener.
The Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay H2 Headphones ($200) will be dropping early December, just in time to add to your Christmas list. The headphones from B&O feature some specs that we've come to expect like a microphone and remote for hassle-free control, but they're also are extremely comfortable to wear. With their adaptive fit technology, which adapts to fit any head within minutes, and only weighing 155 grams, you'll hardly notice you're wearing them at all. They also come in your choice of colors - Silver Cloud, Feldspar Green, and Carbon Blue. Now because they're made by B&O you know the sound will be exceptional. The drivers are 40mm and include a bass port to give you an incredibly engaging music experience.