Built in Upstate New York for a pair of brothers, these Geometric Twin Houses have different forms and even a different number of sides, yet are built from five identical geometric shapes. In house, they form a rectangular, almost square form, while in the other, they're assembled to form a hexagon. Both feature large, panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, spartan interiors, and dark outer shells, and are linked together not only by proximity, but also via underground water pipes that allow the homes to share water gathered from their rooftops.
Designed with the same minimalist aesthetic that put Joey Roth on the map, this solitary Steel Speaker fills the room with high end sound in style. Made entirely in Portland, Oregon from steel, aluminum, and maple, it's wireless, and features omnidirectional sound for a first rate listening experience. The omnidirectional sound is achieved thanks to the hardwood ball at the base of the speaker, pushing vibrant sound and housing the Bluetooth antenna simultaneously.
Although the App Store is home to tons of VR software, virtual reality on the iPhone has mostly been an afterthought when compared to Android-focused solutions like Google Cardboard or Samsung's Gear VR. Figment VR is out to change all that. This combination headset and case lets you snap in your iPhone 6S or 6S Plus and enjoy immersive, high-quality VR right on your phone. Its built-in case offers protection, and its unique folding design means you don't have to remove it every time you want to go somewhere — just fold it to the rear and use/pocket your phone like you normally would. Available in white or black.
Brewing the perfect cup of coffee requires precise control of many factors, including the water temperature, grind, time, and coffee to water ratio. The Auroma One Coffee Maker makes the process easy. It integrates the grinder, water reservoir, heating and brewing chambers all in a single unit, allowing it to control the entire process. While you can set each attribute separately, you can also just rate the coffee it brews based on factors like bitterness, texture, and kick, and it will automatically adjust the settings to fit your preferences while also recommending new beans from local roasters. It's as foolproof as it gets, short of just placing an order at the local coffee shop.
Ministry of Supply believes that a suit doesn't have to be stiff and uncomfortable. Their 3D Suit proves that a suit can be as cozy as sweats, without compromising the look you need for a business meeting or formal occasion. Made from a new material that provides unrestricted movement, the soft, versatile suit even has an added layer of insulation to keep you warm without adding any bulk. Wrinkle-free, easy to machine wash, and available in blue and gray.
Cooking a pizza should involve more than just pulling a box out of the freezer or tapping away at your phone. Crafting a pie from scratch is a great experience to share with family and friends, and also helps hone core kitchen skills. The Pizza Book can help you get started. At its core is a seriously great dough recipe that's been perfected over a decade by the authors Aaron Quint and Michael Bernstein. It also includes a glossary of toppings, recipes for all their favorite pies, and even recommended beverage pairings. The end result is a happier you, making pizzas at home, and a sad delivery guy, who'll be wondering why he hasn't heard from you in so long.
Booze is readily available on most flights. But the ingredients needed to make anything more complex than a Jack and Coke or 7 and 7 are nowhere to be found. Unless, of course, you're packing a Carry On Cocktail Kit. Available in three styles — Old Fashioned, Gin & Tonic, and Moscow Mule — these self-contained, TSA-friendly tins include linen coasters, tools like jiggers and spoons, a recipe card, and all the ingredients you need to make a couple delicious drinks in the air, which should help make that mid-morning flight from Omaha to Reno a little less boring.
Developed in conjunction with Yamaha and debuted at the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show, the Toyota 2000 GT was Japan's first "supercar", capable of a 135 mph top speed. Only 351 were built, and only 50 made it to the US. This particular 1968 example was the first of those, and the 100th production chassis made. It's rare in that it's set up for left-hand driving, and also includes the original owner's manual and rarer still complete original factory tool roll. Repainted just this year in factory-correct Bellatrix Yellow, it's one of the best examples of these until recently under-appreciated cars available.
Most high-quality boots are made to last years, if not decades. But you have to take proper care of them. The Red Wing Heritage Master Care Kit includes everything you need to do so. The included waxed canvas mason bag sports copper leather details, and has a (filled) slot for every single care product Red Wing makes. The package also comes with a leather working mat, two pairs of boot bags, some finishing cloths, two pairs of socks, and an embossed boot horn that will help keep those heels in great shape.
Every great film is a time-consuming, painstaking work of art. Celebrate them appropriately with Stellavie Director Portrait Prints. These giclée fine art pieces measure roughly 16" x 20", are printed on textured, acid-free cotton paper, and were developed in collaboration with artist Julian Rentzsch. Each one combines the visage of a famous director — Hitchcock, Kubrick, Scorsese, Lynch, Burton, or Tarantino — with elements from their iconic films, and a quote that briefly sums up their signature style. Limited to just 200 and signed/numbered by the artist, they're a perfect upgrade over the pedestrian posters that currently populate your theater room walls.
Launched in 2004, Common Projects has firmly established itself in the pantheon of high end footwear with low-key aesthetics. The only branding visible on the shoes are ten gold digits, divided into three sets, indicating the style, size and color of the shoe. The sleek lines and contemporary styling of their Chelsea Boots have garnered a cult-like following. This new variation features black suede with coordinating elastic gussets and crepe soles. They are meticulously handcrafted in Italy and their minimal styling is suited to occasions, formal and casual.
Set on a hillside in central Germany, Villa K is a minimal glass, steel, and concrete residence built with an eye towards sustainability. It faces south, so as to provide better views and more sunlight, the home is set back into the hill, providing natural cooling, the roof is an alternating series of moss, sedum, and solar panels, and an exterior garden provides fresh food. The interior is broken up by glass panels that stretch from the floor to the ceiling, serve as the front wall of the building, and block off the lap pool that extends from the interior of the house out past the terrace and appears to float over the ground below.
Some regard it among the best albums ever made. Others think it's too disjointed. Regardless, it's one of the most important albums ever recorded, and now you can own the first copy ever pressed. The Beatles White Album Pressing No. 0000001 was given to Ringo Starr upon the album's completion, with the other three band members receiving Nos. 0000002-4. It was pressed from the very first masters (as indicated by the -1 matrix numbers), has "Factory Sample Not For Sale" stickers on both discs, and, since it was stored in a bank vault for 35 years, is in pristine condition, as are the pack-in portrait photos and lyric poster. A piece of rock history that would be the highlight of any collection, with proceeds going to benefit the Lotus Foundation.
Built for the track, the Zenos E10 R melds lightweight components with serious power to deliver a great Britain-born racing experience. It's powered by a turbocharged 2.3L Ford EcoBoost engine, tuned in-house, paired with a six-speed transmission, and good for over 350 hp. Helping to keep it on the track are an adjustable suspension, new lightweight wheels, and uprated brakes. And thanks to a hybrid chassis that uses a blend of carbon composites and steel, wrapped by easily-replaceable GRP body panels, it weighs just over 1,500 lbs, letting it move from 0-60 in just 3 seconds and hit a top speed of 155 mph.
When James Bond needed a pair of boots for the rugged conditions in the Austrian Alps during Spectre, 007 turned to the legendary Danner Mountain Light II, the same model we collaborated with Danner on last year. (We're not saying James Bond reads Uncrate, but it's clear Q does.) Made in Danner's Portland factory, in a special black-on-black colorway, the Mounting Light II is a classic hiking boot with unmatched quality, durability and support. The full-grain, one-piece leather upper offers a spy-worthy classic look, while the Gore-Tex lining provides waterproof protection. Danner's famous stitchdown construction creates a wider platform for stability, and the lace-to-toe system ensures a secure fit. The chunky Vibram Kletterlift outsole offers comfort, superb shock absorption, and great traction on both wet and dry surfaces — no matter if you're heading up a snow-covered crest or find yourself chasing down villains in an unexpected plane/car chase.
Created by a Sony subsidiary and successfully crowdfunded nearly a year ago, the FES E-Paper Watch is finally available. While mention of an E-Paper display might lead you to believe this is yet another smartwatch, it is instead a more traditional, albeit wildly customizable timepiece. By covering not just the circular watch face but in fact the entire band in E-Paper, you can choose between a white or black face, decide how many, if any, markers to display, and swap between a variety of white or black strap designs, many of which ape traditional band and bracelet materials. Available at select Japanese outlets, with more stores and potentially markets to follow.
Spider silk is stronger than steel, tougher than Kevlar, and therefore ideal for rugged outwear — but harvesting it from actual spiders is incredibly hard. The North Face x Spiber Moon Parka is the world's first coat made with artificial spider silk, giving it the same properties without the need for a factory full of arachnids. It's based on the South Pole-tested Antarctica Parka, and has a unique glow thanks to the outer material that's the same color as the webs of the Golden Orb spider. Only a prototype for now, it's a glimpse at the future of extreme condition clothing, and on display at select North Face stores in Japan.
Despite the best efforts of forward-thinking carriers like Virgin and Emirates, air travel remains a hellish experience for most. Poppi is a concept airline created by Teague, an air travel design firm that's worked with Boeing since the mid 1940s, that would make a number of changes to benefit both the flyer and the airline alike. Gone are the space-hogging, time-wasting overhead bins, replaced by thin compartments for things like laptop bags and jackets that can speed up boarding times by over 70 percent while your checked baggage is stamped with an RFID tag to help you keep track of it. Middle seats would become sponsored affairs, with special gifts and perks awaiting those who book them, and the elbow-killing beverage carts are replaced by vending machines placed strategically throughout the cabin. For movie buffs, there's "cinema class" with a huge screen and blacked-out lights for a more enjoyable experience, and you could buy or sell your tickets, or even just swap seats, all from a user-friendly app. It's just an idea, for now, but with any luck you'll see some of these ideas in use by real-life airlines sooner rather than later.
The team behind Civilware has one goal in mind when they're making something new — it should provide a "lifetime of service". They first proved that statement a year ago with the Striker Utility Knife, then followed it up with the pocket-ready Striker Folding Knife. So when we heard a hatchet was next on Civilware's list, we knew we had to jump onboard. Built to those same standards by a respected maker in El Salvador, the Civilware Hatchet, with our edition clad in an all-black Uncrate colorway, has a drop-forged 1060 high carbon steel head that holds a sharp edge on one end and doubles as a hammer on the other. The well-balanced American Hickory handle is the perfect length for everything from splitting campfire wood to hammering in tent stakes or even protecting your beautiful beard and/or loved ones from predators in the wild. A leather cover keeps the hatchet nice and warm when you're not putting it to use. Also available with a natural wood handle or a quick-to-spot red handle.
Inspired by the iconic Paul Newman Daytona, the Project X DS8 Rolex Daytona Watch is as close as you can come without tracking down an original. It has the same three-color black dial found on those early '70s models, all the way down to the modified sub-dials and Rolex Cosmograph Oyster text. It also ships with two different bezels — the original steel bezel, and a custom black bakelite bezel — giving you two looks with one watch, matching both the ref. 6263 & 6265 models. Limited to just 28 examples.
If you grew up on the Game Boy, or just respect and understand the trail it blazed for all the handheld gaming devices that came after it, you'll love the idea behind the Game Boy 1Up. The concept takes the original elements of the Game Boy from 1989, and updates them in subtle ways like the addition of earbuds and the evolution to landscape mode. If executed, the 1Up would be compatible with the functions and requirements of current games, constructed from plastic reinforced with natural fiber.
One of the most celebrated American architects, whose work is the subject of several entries here on Uncrate, is also the subject of a brand new book. Tom Kundig: Works features 19 new projects ranging from Hawaii to New York City. With drawings, sketches, and firsthand descriptions of his design process, the book is as autobiographical and informative as it is beautiful. Each private residence, public building, and commercial space further establish Kundig as one of the most influential architects our the modern era.
A tribute to the Group B era in motorsports, this Autodromo Group B Watch features the same tech and materials in use at the time. Featuring bi-metallic case construction and Miyota 9015 automatic movement found in a lightweight 39mm titanium capsule. And at only 52 grams, it's the lightest watch Autodromo has ever released, and arrives in a handcrafted aluminium box with a number plaque with two nylon straps inspired by racing harnesses. Two straps come with each watch, one gray, and one that matches the color of the markings on the dial.
American-born artist Frank McCarthy was responsible for posters from some very well-known films, including The Ten Commandments, The Dirty Dozen, and Once Upon a Time in the West, but his most famous works are those done for Bond films. This Frank McCarthy Thunderball Original Artwork gives you a chance to own a bit of that history. Both of the paintings, done in casein on 35.8 x 23.6 inch boards, were used in posters for the film, with the iconic jetpack featured in the "Look Up!" poster, and the underwater battle scene captioned with "Look Down!". Each comes with a letter of provenance and is expected to fetch a minimum of $40,000.
Originally built for a H-D dealership contest, the Analog Harley-Davison Street 750 Motorcycle takes one of the company's most affordable models and turns it into a rugged custom scrambler. Gone are the stock wheels, replaced with custom spokes and rims from Buchanan's, wrapped in Continental TKC80 tires. Fox Podium RC1 Shocks help absorb bumps in the rear, and are topped with a custom rear fender and an Analog-sourced tail light, while a CNC-milled aluminum luggage rack accommodates the Cotter Pin tool and luggage rolls. The engine's growl is now heard through a two-into-one stainless steel exhaust system capped by a Cone Engineering muffler, and has a custom perforated heat shield on the side to help keep you cool on longer rides.
Founded by three brothers Parce Colombian Rum is inspired by the beauty and hospitality of the Colombian people. Aged for 12 years and crafted by hands with over 50 years of experience, this rum is aged in whiskey barrels, making it perfect for lovers of bourbons or scotch. It even took home the honor of Best Rum and Best in Show at this years San Francisco Worldwide Spirits Competition.