Designers love finding great new typefaces and color palettes. But it can be difficult to match what you find out in the world to what you're trying to create on your computer. The Spector Typeface & Color Collector is designed to bridge this gap. It communicates with apps like InDesign, Photoshop, and Pages via a plugin, sending over both the typeface and the size in real time. In addition, it can detect colors, and give specific CMYK, RGB, and Pantone values. And since much of your discovery happens away from your desk, it can store both type and color information for use when you return to work. Unfortunately just a working prototype for now, hopefully it will be available for purchase soon.
Swimmers spend a lot of time with their arms stretched out in front of them. So it's rather amazing that the Roka Maverick X Wetsuit is the world's first to be designed for arms-up use, freeing you from the restriction in the catch phase of your stroke. Described as the "fastest wetsuit ever built", the majority of it is crafted from nano-coated neoprene, while the forearms are made from Italian stretch woven textile to increase feel. The suit's buoyancy is designed to keep you in the optimal freestyle position, enhancing your technique and power while reducing drag. Finally, the independent neck panel helps to create a better seal while increasing comfort.
Driven by the late actor to a second-place finish at his first 24 Hours of Le Mans (along with team owner Dick Barbour and Rolf Stommelen), Paul Newman's 1979 Porsche 935 Le Mans Race Car has more than a little racing pedigree. It also won the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona with Bobby Rahal at the wheel, as well as the 1983 12 Hours of Sebring. Apple fans will also know this car as the only racecar the company ever sponsored, wearing the white and rainbow livery during the 1980 season. It was restored in 2006 and finished in the same Hawaiian Tropic paint scheme it sported when Newman drove it, and is an ideal car for both show and vintage racing events.
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