There is nothing better than that perfect hoodie. No matter what, getting home and throwing it on just seems to wash away the stresses of the day. Now imagine being able to have that hoodie for ten years. Flint and Tender's 10-Year Hoodie ($90) is an example of what can be accomplished when no detail is overlooked. Everything down to the cotton used in the Hoodie is made in America. Features include a 100% cotton 18 oz. all-weather knit, Raglan style sleeves, reinforced seems, and a custom industrial zipper that's reinforced with heavy-duty twill tape. If all of this isn't enough, if your hoodie ever rips or tears F&T will mend it for free. The hoodie will be coming soon, so get on their mailing list and get notified when supplies are available.
Thug Kitchen ($19) is all about inspiring people to eat good food and adopt a healthier lifestyle. In this book, the guys are delivering more than 100 recipes that include such offerings as Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos, Pumpkin Chili, Grilled Peach Salsa, plus everything you need to know to shop on a budget and get the ingredients you need at a good price. If you just started learning to cook and want to elevate your cooking skills then this is the book you need to read.
The Hughes Titanium Aviator Sunglasses By William Painter ($125) will be the only shades you'll want to wear. The frames are made from aerospace grade titanium which make The Hughes not only extremely strong and break resistant, but some of the lightest and most comfortable sunglasses on the planet. The frames are made even stronger via a military grade 'Armour' coating that comes in a matte black or gold. The lenses are polarized, light and layered with a Hydrophobic coating that repels moisture and water buildup. Water literally shoots right off these bad boys. Right now you can get The Hughes at a discounted price from their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. Once its over they will retail for $185.
Loopwheeler is a textile company out of Japan that specializes in making sweatshirts using a hanged knitting machine (loop wheel machine). The result is a material that is as soft as human skin. NEXUSVII is a modern clothing designer, also form Japan. Together they've created the beautiful Loopwheeler x NEXUSVII Fleece Hoodie ($400). The hoodie is a classic heathered navy and charcoal that retains its shape and softness even after repeated use. It features a button front, two slant pockets, and ribbed cuffs waist.
Last Friday Elon Musk dropped in on the set of Desperate Housewives and delivered his future vision of solar power. He announced two new products. The Powerwall 2 ($5500) and the Tesla Solar Roof ($TBD).When the presentation first started, the first thing you noticed was the odd setting. A suburban street with a huge stage. But everything haD a purpose. Each of the homes surrounding the stage had the new Tesla Solar Roof installed which was barely noticeable. There was no decline in curb appeal, and it could even be stated that at least for one of the homes, it's curb appeal was improved.Tesla's Solar Roof is made up of Glass Tiles that mimic four styles. A Tuscan Glass Tile, French Slate Glass Tile, Textured Glass Tile, Smooth glass Tile. Each of the tiles includes a color louver film that hides the solar cell from the street while making it completely transparent to the sun's rays. A high-efficiency solar cell that produces energy even during really hot days. And tempered glass that was shown in a video to withstand a weight being dropped on it that broke traditional tiles.The Solar Roof combined with the Powerwall 2 gives you a complete home solution. The new Powerwall ($5500) stores 14kW of energy, and has 7kW of output. A single battery can power a 4 bedroom home's outlets and refrigerator for a full day.Although a price isn't currently available, Elon suggested that the Solar roof will have a lower cost than a traditional roof when combined with projected utility bill savings.
If you're looking to get a taste of the track for a reasonable price take a look at the Caterham Seven 160 ($24,250-$29,100). The newest Caterham can be purchased as a kit or fully built. In order to reach the low price point the 160 had to shed a little power. The Seven 160 is powered by an 80-hp 660cc Suzuki three cylinder turbo engine which reaches 79 foot pounds of torque at 3,400 rpm. It has a five-speed transmission, can reach 60 mph in about 6.5 seconds and has a max speed of 100-mph. Obviously performance isn't the 160's high point, but it does get marks for handling. It has a live-axle rear suspension used in early Seven models and weighs a slim 1,080 pounds so the horses per ton are relatively high. The 160 is something unique for the entry level market. Caterham will begin production in January 2014. (more…)