The SOG X GUNNY Fixed Blade Knife ($750) is one of those knives you don't know whether to hang on your wall or use as your go to knife. The fixed blade Gunny was co-designed by R. Lee Ermy, aka "The Gunny". It's handle is made from Cocobolo hardwood inlaid with stingray hide. The blade is 7" and made from VG-10 stainless steel. Along with your purchase you also get a walnut display case and handmade sheath.
The Griffin by Prometheus Design Werx ($289) is a high precision machined blade finished to the highest standards. It was purposefully designed to create a high performance blade distilled down to its purest form. The Griffin is made form Bohler M390 steel, has an overal length of 9.2" and a blade length of 4". The handle has drilled holes to reduce overall weight and features a butt end chisel pry tip with a cats paw nail puller. The blade features a multi-bevel and arc so you don't have to use the main blade to strike ferrocerium rods. If you're looking to add to your fixed blade arsenal, you owe it to yourself to take a long look at The Griffin.
Exovault of Brooklyn makes high-end iPhone cases. Their EXO16 Nickel Plated Aluminum Ebony Composite iPhone Case ($250) is elegant while being impact resistant. The case is made from a resin composite core, layered with an Ebony veneer and capped on the ends with Nickel plated aluminum. The EX016 is held together with 4 stainless steel screws and comes with a screwdriver and additional screws. Because they use real wood veneers each case will be distinct. Check out a picture of the cases back after the break.(more…)
If you have a bunch old speakers gathering dust down in the basement, it's time to put them to good use. Beep ($99) allows you to control good ole regular speakers just like today's modern bluetooth speakers. Beep sets up in just a matter of minutes, just connect it to your speakers, and enter your Wi-Fi password through your iOS or Android device and your good to go. You can play the music files on your devices or use the Pandora music service. You can also control music directly from Beep; one tap starts playing music, a twist of the dial changes the volume, and you can pause with a single touch. You can pre-order Beep now. It has an expected shipping date in the fall.
If you're going out for the night and need a small wallet to carry a couple cards and a few bills, then the GroveMade Minimalist Wallet ($99) is exactly what you've been looking for. The wallet is made from lightweight anodized aluminum and has a hidden steel faceplate. This structure is wrapped in supple vegetable-tanned leather for a modern yet classic look. You may just want to carry this guy around 24/7.
The Villa Kogelhof ($NFS) may be the coolest completely self-sufficient house on the planet. This self-sufficiency is due to a number of cool innovations as well as some old ones. It's heated using a combination heat pump and central air. The water is heated via a biomass pellet stove and Electricity is generated from PV-cells on the roof and in the future, a planned windmill.The Villa was built on a site setup by the government to connect regional ecological zones. The site is a protected habitat and a major tourist draw. The only way the owner could get the house built was to guarantee that it would be returned to its pre-agricultural state. Meaning some 71,000 six-year-old trees planted in 2006 will turn this Villa on a vast plain, into the Villa In The Woods.The Villa Kogelhof itself is made of two rectangular stacked volumes. The one underground consists of the main entrance, parking, storage, and a workspace that over looks the pond. The upper span features the main living area, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, and patio.