I spent the last weekend cleaning out my son's closet to prep for some new organizers. After going through the piles of junk I came across a small plasma globe we must of gotten from Five Below. At most it's 3 or 4 inches in diameter. He threw some batteries in, it and we can't stop playing with it. It's one of those things you just mesmerized by.So of course I jumped online to see if we can find something bigger to go with his new decor and came across Plasma Globes By Aurora Plasma Design ($499). The company says these are museum quality globes that are 22" tall, have a globe that's 15" in diameter and sit on an 8" inch high stained & lacquered natural maple veneer base. They offer a multitude of plasma effects to match your taste, and stand behind their work with a nice 1-year manufacturer's warranty. Right now I'm trying to decide between the Tyrian Purple, Genesis Series II, or the Emerald Fury.
When your pocket knife can’t handle it the Fireman’s Backup Axe ($200) can without any hesitation! A favourite amongst SWAT teams, survivalists and tactical operators it’s an important tool for the serious enthusiast. The Fireman’s Backup Axe has been constructed from high carbon alloy, measures around 7.5” long and features a black powder coated blade for added long term durability. Add one of the most important survivalist tools you can own to your tactical pack and never get caught out!
Based out of Oregon, CRKT has been in the knife making business for over twenty years. Wether you're looking for gear for tactical and survival situations or just for everyday use, you should be checking their products out first. Their latest is the CRKT Viva Pocket Multi-tool ($10). It was designed by Liong Mah and was made to hang just like a keychain via the ring with a sturdy finger retention. Made from stonewashed stainless steel and measuring just under 4 inches long it packs a ton of tools into a small package. These include a flathead screwdriver, a hex wrench with 5 different sizes, pry bar, and bottle opener.
ER Motorcycles is a Slovenian bike customizer that was started back in 2009 by Blaž Šuštaršič. The 'ER' stands for Espresso Racer. Blaž and his team take old bikes, redesign them and give them a new look and feel. Their latest customization is a Honda GL1000 "Nordiq" by ER Motorcycles ($CALL). [gallery royalslider="2" ids="14781,14780,14779,14778,14777,14776,14775,14774,14773"] The bike started off as a 1975 Honda Goldwing and the owner had big plans for it. He wanted a bike that could handle a ride of over 2400 miles from Verona, Italy to Nordkapp, Norway. ER's first priority was to take an old bike and make it comfortable and robust while keeping its original classic feel. One of the biggest issues they had to overcome was luggage space. Two custom designed side saddle travel bags had to be created from scratch. [gallery royalslider="1" ids="14774,14777,14773"] Blaž Šuštaršič said, "I loved the way those bags turned out, they really complete the overall look of the bike. They put us through some long working hours though in order to get the looks we wanted and to meet all functional needs, but it was all worth it." Additional customizations included front and rear carriers, side racks for the travel bags, headlight bracket, front and rear fenders, exhaust pipes, airflow modifier, protective mesh for the radiator, seat pan and leather seat, and of course the bags. [gallery royalslider="2" ids="14783,14782,14781,14778,14772,14771,14770,14769,14768,14767,14766"] The customer also wanted a front mask but ER ended convincing him that one wasn't really necessary. Instead they created a blanket holder which amped up the vintage feel of the bike and would be functional especially for the northern climate the customer would experience. If you're interested in new builds from ER Motorcycles check out their Facebook page where you can see their latest work. Honda GL1000 "Nordiq" Project Team: Blaž Šuštaršič - CEO & founder, industrial design Žiga Petek - fabrication, welding, electrics Sašo Oven - marketing communications & graphic/web design Primož Vindišar - mechanics Aleš Urbanc - upholstery & travel bags fabrication Janez Žebalc - painting Drago Jenko - electrics Jernej Konjajev - photography Nina Bečaj - copywriting
The guys who make the Mini Cooper have created a folding bike and it looks pretty cool. The 24 pound Mini Foldable Bike ($548) has an eight-speed shifter and 20-inch wheels with Schwalbe tires. The tires are completely slick so you may want to trade them in for tires that have some off-road capabilities. The bike also comes with a built-in tire pump in the seat post and an adapter in the front of the bike to add accessories like baskets. The Mini comes standard in a matte black finish, but a neon finish if available for an additional charge. Because the bike is foldable it'll make a great urban bike as it can easily be stored in a closet or in the trunk of your car.
We did a write-up on the Lamborghini Veneno a little while ago and now after a lot of rumor they've released the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster ($4.5 MILLION). The roadster version has the same amazing engine and aggressive styling as the original just minus the roof. To refresh your memory the 6.5-liter V12 is the same engine found in the Aventador but it's tuned to 750 horses which will get you to 62 mph in under 2.9 seconds. The split time is a hair slower than the hardtop version, but I'm sure with no roof it'll seem like your going much faster. Check out additional pics after the break.(more…)