The Hexa K500 Dive Watch ($624-$800) is a beautifully crafted, assembled in the U.S. 500m diving watch, where every detail has been considered. The K500 is made from 316L surgical grade stainless steel. The screw down crown is located at the 10 position and protected by an integrated crown guard. The movement is the Sii NE15/Seiko 6R15 and the dial is illuminated by Lum-Tec. Each watch is engraved and serialized, but you better get yours soon, production is limited to only 500 units.
Design by Mexican 3D artist Julian Carlos Ramos the Pyramid House ($INFO) is a beautiful take on the world famous Ancient Egyptian pyramids. The triangular glass structure is breath-taking to behold and shines with a glorious light that harks back to the Egyptian sun itself. While it’s not quite the “traditional” pyramid this magnificent work of art is something you really have to take in with your own eyes to appreciate.
If you're a weekend explorer and you love hitting the trails or putting yourself in adverse conditions then you'll love the versatility of the PJ-1 Packable Expedition Jacket ($365). The PJ-1 was designed to deliver the ultimate protection for all events. The jacket has been stitched from waterproof S1-J fabric and features a drawstring hood stored in the zipper collar that has been designed to sit under a helmet and cinched during bad weather. Medium in weight, the stretchable jacket has been sized with a longer bottom seam to sit like a mountain jacket without restricting the wearer during movement. The jacket features numerous pouches, folds down to the size of a softball and has been manufactured in the US. An ideal choice for anyone seeking to tackle the elements with minimal luggage.
Some times simple looks really cool. The Velonia Viks ($TBA) bicycle frame is the basis for an urban commuter. The frame is handmade to order in Estonia and is built from two stainless steel frames that are joined at the head tube, seat tube, and bottom bracket. This allows for the removal of the seat post giving the frame a beautifully unique design that weighs under 10lbs. The frame is avialable in either a fixed gear or coaster brake versions. Contact Velonia via their website for price and production schedule.
One January 6th in Detroit VLF Automotive revealed one of the fastest American made supercars to date. VLF was founded by former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, and legendary automotive designer Henrik Fiske. 50 units of the VLF Force 1 Super Car ($268,000) will be made at the companies manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills. The Force 1's price is on par with other European supercars and has the specs to compete.It will come with an 8.4-liter V10 engine that puts out 745 horses with 638 lb-ft of torque. Top speed will be 218 mph with a 0-60 split of under three seconds.“The sculpture on Force 1 is like a family succession to Destino, dramatic and powerful, relative flat surfaces on the high end of the body side, with lines full of tension, emerging onto a rounder lower section, where Force 1 has a large functional outlet. The sculptural hood has unique large negative surfaces, as in the family of the Destino, with six highly needed air intakes and outlets for the 745-HP 8.4 L V10 engine.", said Fiske.Although the Force 1 is priced out of range of regular folks any manufacturing in Detroit is good news for the city.
ASUL builds affordable modular structures. The problem with standard prefab homes are the costs associated with the factory and transport requirements. ASUL is transforming that model by creating a locally adaptable site-built process that combines a kit-of-parts model with contemporary materials and labor management practices. Based on this model they created The Savannah by ASUL ($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.