Chevy has just unveiled its 2014 Chevy Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Concept ($30) at the 2014 Los Angeles auto Show. This futuristic racer was created by Jim Hall and includes cool stuff like a laser propulsion system.The engine consists of a mid-mounted 671-kilowatt laser propulsion system. The system emits lights pulses into a shroud which creates shock waves to generate thrust. Additional features include lithium-ion batteries, and an air-powered generator. The whole kit provides over 900 horses worth of thrust and is capable of going 240-mph, with a 0-60 time of 1.5 seconds.The driver lays in a prone position with their arms and legs splayed out towards the wheels. ThIS gives the feeling of flying and makes for an incredible driving experience.Now if all of this sounds out of this world, it is. Although the concept is on display, the only place you'll be able to drive this bad boy is in Playstation 3 Grand Turismo 6. The Chaparral will be available as an available upgrade to the iconic racing game. Check out the full press release here.
Following up on the success of the LoopAlien, a rapid cord attachment device, Canny Designs initiated a new Kickstarter project for their New Loopalien UFA Ultra Fast Attachment ($20+). The New LoopAlien UFA is faster, lighter (made from grade 5 Titanium) and has a new larger version available for purchase. The UFA is great for securing most everything including; tents, tarps, backpacks, camper bags and much more.
Robert D. Jansen is a Ph.D., ex-professor and experimental artist who uses chaos math to create beautiful works of art. The algorithms he uses are based on fractal process also known as flame fractal or iterative function system. His new Kickstarter, Put A Wildfire on your wall ($25+) puts on display some of his most beautiful pieces. File downloads ready for large format printing start at $25, and prints start at $150. Prints come in three sizes, 18x27, 36x54 and 48x72 ($500). The prints use a non-solvent ink on an adhesive backed matte vinyl. These pieces will make a beautiful addition to any room.
These Mygdal Plantlamps ($TBA) have a truly innovative design and allow you to grow plant where you have never been able to grow them before; in a dark or windowless room. They are ideal for office environments or basements where the natural light just can't reach and enable you to enjoy plants in rooms where, before, it was just not possible.LED lighting produces the right light for the to photosynthesise, while the self-sustaining ecosystem within the lamp itself means you won't have to water your plant for several years. The Mygdal Plantlamps are available in two styles; standing lamp and ceiling lamp.
Nanamic is back with its newly released Nanamica 2015 Spring Bag Colleciton. One of these bags is the Nanamica Cordura Cycling Pack ($409). As its name states this pack is made from Cordura, which is a lightweight durable fabric, perfect for a bag that's going to get a ton of use. Additional features include premium leather straps, brass buckles, a padded back panel, and a cool beige, yellow, and navy colorway. The bag measures 10"w x 19.5"h x 6"d and is available now from End Clothing.
The Yamaha SR400 Long Tracker by Deus Ex Machina ($TBA) is the companies latest build. The bike features an extended swing arm with a rear Ikon suspension. Additional customizations include an alloy tank, Nitro Heads seat, rear hugger, and a through exhaust. Each of these bikes is made to order and would make a great addition to any garage.