The New Balance 574 "Canteen" Pack ($CALL) is NB's newest back for the fall. The latest additions to the 574 lineup features leather united with a suede and mesh upper along with ride gum soles. They've arrived at select Asian retailers and will be arriving in the states shortly. If you can't wait you can order them from the Feature sneaker Boutique today. Check out additional pics after the break.(more…)
The Floyd Leg ($190) lets create beautiful furniture that's not only original, but easy to pack and move when you need to. The idea is real simple, four legs made from 11 ga. cold rolled american steel in Detroit. The top has an F-clamp fastener with thumb screw. You can use wood up to 2.25" thick with a maximum weight of 75 pounds. For materials, if you do a quick search for salvaged wood or reclaimed wood in a city close to you, you can find a treasure trove of supplies to make an original piece. The Floyd Leg comes in two options; a 29.5" and 16" for a coffee table.
OK, I put this Smartphone in the 'Cell Phones' category, but I was real tempted to throw it in with the tablets. The Sony Xperia Z Ultra ($TBA) is Sony's larget handset to date with a display size of 6.44 inches. To put that in perspective the iPad mini has a 7.9 inch display and the iPhone 5 has a 4 inch display. I like to think of it as a tablet with cell phone capabilities.Anyway outside of its size the Xperia Z Ultra has a lot of other things going for it. The enclosure has a metallic frame, tempered glass on the front and rear and is real thin at only .26 inches. It has an 8-megapixel camera and is IP58 durability rated, which means if you want to take some underwater shots, knock yourself out, the Z Ultra can handle it. It has a 2.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core on the inside and will come loaded with the latest version of Jelly Bean.The Ultra is expected to drop some time in the third quarter and will come in black, white, and purple. In the mean time check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=h45uTBGftkQ#at width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the Ultra in action.
The latest innovative offering to come from Kickstarter is the Leano Ultra Portable Chair ($39). Designed to be extremely light and easy to carry around it is the answer to all your travel seating needs. Simple to use and supportive to sit on this simple little chair is a modern wonder. Ideal for fishing trips, trips to the beach or just for leaving in the back of your car for emergencies the Leano Ultra Portable Chair is an affordable solution. The Kickstarter campaign has ended, but stayed tuned to their site for pre-order information.
If you consider yourself to be innovative, or inventive, or both when it comes to cooking it can be difficult to find an outlet for your creativity as opposed to just following recipes. Cooking For Geeks ($7) is the book you have been waiting for. It goes behind the dish and looks at the science involved in cooking a meal. This is so much more than a cookbook, as it takes your curiosity for new discoveries and applies it to the kitchen thus allowing you to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create it yourself. A very clever book that makes a fascinating read.
It's time for spring and to celebrate ADIDAS has released the Adidas Originals ZX Flux "Floral" ($117). These kicks feature a photo printed nylon upper with a molded heel cage. The whole flowery upper sits on a ZX 8000 outsole with a TORSION midfoot bar that provides adaptive midfoot support. Right now you can pick these guys up from the EU Footlocker.