Summer is around the corner. And if you're going to carve your way down to the corner store or your corner office, it might as well be on a board as beautiful as the Woolsey x Uncrate Land Cruiser. In our latest collab, we worked with Sean Woolsey, the Los Angeles woodworking guru of jigsaws and jointers, to create the limited edition all-black board. Made of ebonized walnut, the deck is topped with recycled crushed glass grip tape and comes ready-to-roll with Abec 7 bearings, black OJ wheels, and black Bennet Vector trucks. Half art piece, half beater board, you can make it a daily driver or hang it on your wall. Limited to 25 boards.
Set in the Upstate New York town that gives it its name, this Hudson Guesthouse is more than just another addition to a sprawling compound. Its placement creates an entry court with the existing house, while providing a connection with the meadow that surrounds it. The covered breezeway bisects the home, with a gym on one side and a living and sleeping area for guests on the other. Vertical wooden slats cover the exterior portions that aren't part of the glass wall, and the simplistic design extends to the interior with concrete floors and exposed rafters.
Already one of the leaders in the Imperial Stout game, The Bruery are back with yet another big beer that also happens to be for a good cause. The Bruery Share This Coffee Stout is the first in a series that will spotlight a worthy charity with each sale. This 11.9% ABV stout uses freshly-roasted coffee from the Phillippines and for every bottle produced, Free Wheelchair Mission in the Phillippines will receive one dollar. The cause makes it worthwhile by itself, but a coffee-infused imperial stout from The Bruery only makes it more enticing.
Mixing striking design with lightweight performance, the Escobedo Sea Dart looks as good as it handles. This canoe-kayak hybrid is built from Joubert Okoume marine plywood that's sourced from France, certified by Lloyd's of London, and generally considered the best in the world, joined using a Viking-era construction method that sees separate panels overlapped, glued together, coated with fiberglass, and then hand sanded. The result is a boat that's stable, able to navigate shallow waters with ease, and sixteen feet in length, yet weighs just 55 pounds. Available in three subtle color finishes, each boat is built-to-order in Buda, Texas.
16 burgers or 24 hot dogs is a lot of food. The Traeger Pro Series Grill can handle that on its extra rack. It has a digital controller with "Advanced Grilling Logic" that uses an auger to move pellets from the hopper to the firepot as needed to keep the temperature within a +/- 15 degree range, ensuring precision. It has dual probes to keep tabs on your meat's internal temperature, and a convection fan to circulate the smoke from the firepot throughout the cooking chamber, eliminating hotspots and boosting efficiency. The main grilling area can hold as many as 9 racks of ribs, and the sawhorse-style chassis gives you a stable base of operation no matter how much food you're cooking.
Raspberry Pi's combination of small size, versatility, and affordability has led to a number of interesting projects. The Raspberry Pi Tube Amp is just the latest. This add-on is compatible with all 40-pin versions of the Pi, and adds a 24-bit DAC, single 12AU7 tube gain stage, and a solid state Class A output that can drive headphones ranging 32 to 200 Ohms with ease. A gain select switch sets the output to the optimum level for your listening device, so the only thing you really need to worry about is what sort of case you want to build.
Widely know as an iconic Danish furniture designer, Jens Risom also heightened the reputation of modular construction with his prefab family beach house. The Jens Risom Block Island Retreat is a 1967 timber A-frame-esque structure located off the coast of Rhode Island and has remained largely hidden for several decades. A glazed north-facing wall frames in views of the ocean, while flooding the open interior with natural light. The 700-square-foot cottage stands nearly untouched, acting almost as a showroom with its vintage Knoll pieces and never-bever-seen prototypes. In honor of his 100th birthday, take a tour of the mid-century masterpiece he leaves behind for a new generation to enjoy.
Funny name. Serious performance. The Donkervoort D8 GTO-RS is the company's latest open-air racer, taking its name from the Nürburgring record-setting RS of the mid 2000s. Redesigned over the last two years, it's powered by an Audi 2.5L R5 engine, enhanced with launch control and a double-clutch system, set on a new, wider suspension, and with a new braking system for added stopping power. Limited to just 40 units, it remains street-legal despite all the track-focused features, making it a highly desirable drive, both on the track and off.
Completely new yet firmly grounded in the past, the Jannarelly Roadster picks up where the racers of the '60s left off. It's powered by a mid-mounted 3.5L V6, with its 304 hp routed through a six-speed manual to the rear wheels. The chassis is made from tubular steel, while the body is largely aluminum, save for stainless steel panels that offer side-impact and rollover protection. It rides on three-piece, 16-inch alloy rims controlled by a Momo steering wheel, and can move from 0-62 in just four seconds on its way to a top speed of 135 mph. Available in both track- and road-ready configurations.
Scents play a huge role in our daily lives. They can relax us, wake us up, or remind us of a special occasion. The Cyrano Scent Machine is a scent speaker that "plays" scents in the same way you'd queue up a playlist of music. It's all controlled through a smartphone app, and makes for a nice companion on your commute to work, at your desk, or even bedside. You can even combine different scents playlist-style to move through a mood melody the next time you come down with a case of the Mondays.
SCCA legend Don Roberts has driven plenty of cars, so to call this 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra his "favorite" might be a stretch. That said, there's little doubt it's special. After being originally purchased and upgraded to competition spec by one of Shelby's own employees, the car was sold to Roberts, who piloted it to a win in its debut outing before converting it from A- to B-production specification. Over the next decade, he would win three SCCA Divisional Championships behind the wheel, and after a second spell in ownership, re-acquired the car in 1980 and then piloted it to four straight Monterey Historics wins. Even though the car is now with a different owner, Roberts still does maintenance on it, and might very well be on hand to see it auctioned at the site of so many of its successes.
Inspired by a love of water and fire and a constant desire for a hot bath, The Soak Wood-Fired Hot Tub takes its minimal design and red cedar seats from Japanese Ofuro soaking tubs. The Bauhaus style form is covered in a marine grade aluminum and held together with tig welding. A side accessed stove and stainless steel pipe allow for authentic wood-fire heating, while a propane heating option is also available for a less demanding soak.
Modular, sustainable, and easily movable, a Wikkel House is among the most versatile structures you can buy. Named after the Dutch word for wrapping, each 1.2 meter-deep segment is created by wrapping 24 layers of high-quality cardboard around a central mold. The resulting structure is strong, lightweight, and well-insulated, and can easily be joined with as many other segments as your design calls for. You can add extra windows, the pre-made Home module with bathroom and mini kitchen, and as much space as you need, but no matter what configuration you choose, your house will be built in Amsterdam, finished with a waterproof coating and wood panelling, and transported to the location of your choice, where it takes only a day to set up.
Inspired by the handmade racing gloves of the '60s and '70s, these Velomacchi Speedway Gloves mix vintage style with smart new features. The palms are made from soft deerskin, giving you both control and dexterity, while the backs are built using scuff-resistant goatskin and have TPU finger guards that double as goggle wipes. They're finished off with reinforced brass rivets on the outer impact zone, conductive tips on the index finger and thumb for using touch screens, and secure Velcro closures.
The result of a design-loving owner and a preservation-focused Boston neighborhood, this South End Townhouse merges a rowhouse facade dating back to 1899 with a strikingly moden addition. Instead of just adding on to the existing structure, the loft-style design permeates both sides of the house, with an open living/kitchen/dining area, and a staircase that runs between the home's two wings. The new addition is covered in wood sunshading that provides some privacy while allowing for views of the neighboring park, and also recalls the unfinished wood, steel, and glass of the interior.
Peter Vanderwarker / Alan Christ Architects
Eating carnitas on anything bought from the store is no way to spend Cinco de Mayo, and neither is working all day in the kitchen. The Flatev Tortilla Maker is a Keurig-like machine that serves up freshly made tortillas without any mixing, kneading, or generations-worth of experience. Just like your coffee, place a corn or flour dough pod in the drawer and the Flatev will flatten and bake warm pillows of goodness at your desired crispness. Having delicious tortillas isn't the only benefit — all of the dough is made from organic ingredients and is also gluten-free.
You can drink regular tequila to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, or you can drink the most luxurious tequila in the world. Clase Azul Ultra Anejo Tequila is aged for five years in previously used sherry wood casks and limited to only 100 bottles. And speaking of the bottle, it's hand painted with platinum and boasts a silver agave medallion with a label that is applied using 24-karat gold. One of the most sought after tequilas on the planet presented as a true work of art.
Regarded as one of the most beautifully designed car of all-time, this 1967 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 Stradale Continuation is one of very few 33's in the world, of which there were only 18 originals ever produced. Designed by Franco Scaglione in the 1960's to re-enter the Alfa brand into endurance sports car racing, the street legal version is made with an aluminium body on aluminium tubular chassis. It was also the first production vehicle to feature butterfly doors. This Tipo 33 was purchased by the current owner in the early 2000s, and is said to be valued at well over $10 million dollars. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own one of the rarest sports cars on earth.
Star Wars has spawned some of the most notable characters in movie history. Even people who haven't seen the films can recognize Han and Chewie. This documentary pays homage to some of the less familiar faces from the galaxy far, far away, including the real men behind Darth Vader's and Boba Fett's masks. The film will begin making its rounds in theaters across the country starting May 6th.
Having a warm cup of coffee sitting on your nightstand the moment your eyes open sounds more like a dream than a wake-up call. The Barisieur Coffee Alarm Clock lures you into consciousness with the aroma of a fresh brew. Using induction heating and stainless steel ball bearings, water boils and is siphoned over your grounds to drip into your favorite mug while you sleep. The walnut frame even houses a cooler for your cream and a drawer for your sugar, eliminating the need to even get out of bed. Although this bedside barista seems like a gift from the caffeine gods, this concept is still in development and isn't currently available for purchase.
Rising above the Czech treeline like a vertically-oriented roller coaster, the Sky Walk is a conceptual structure worth the visit. It's built from wooden beams laid into a grid structure and supported by columns. While the walkway up obviously offers spectacular views, the it's more than just a lookout, with a huge metal slide, nets, and "nests" hidden throughout. The wooden construction helps it blend into its woodsy surroundings somewhat, but it's fairly obvious that the stack of tree limbs reaching up into the sky isn't exactly natural.
Drying your jeans isn't good for them. Folding them causes wrinkles and creases. The Jean Hanger takes care of both problems, supporting your precious denim while letting them hang dry and giving them the same importance as your shirts and jackets. The center loop on the back of your jeans goes in the slot in the middle of the hanger, while the ridges on the ends secure the outer loops. The hanger itself is made from a single piece of beech wood, and the hook is screwed in for added security. Time to find some more space in your closet.
Weighing in at under 1,200 pounds yet still offering everything you need for a short stay in the wilderness, the Timberleaf Camping Trailer is a smart alternative to traditional campers. The exterior is made from anodized aluminum, with colors on the side, clear anodizing on the top, and a rear hatch that opens for access to the handsome birch galley with sink, birch cooler, and colorful countertops. On the inside, there's a custom-made "Colorado" queen mattress, a large skylight, and plenty of storage. Best of all, you don't need a massive SUV to haul it, so you can go explore places larger rigs simply won't fit.
Inspired by furniture designs from the 1950's and 60's, the folks at Department Chicago recently unveiled this beautiful throwback Hi-Fi Console. It's made from select Maple and Walnut hardwood solids for the best sound possible and comes with an adjustable shelf, removable record holders, connects wirelessly via Bluetooth or a audio-in connection. You even have the option to personalize your console by picking the best finish and color combo for your space. A classic hi-fi look with modern amenities make this the perfect excuse to finally dive headfirst into the world of vinyl.
As classic cocktails have stepped back into the spotlight, the accessories that help you craft them have as well. At the top of that food chain is this Starboard Cocktail Shaker, arriving in sterling silver and green glass. The emerald green represents the green lights that adorn the starboard side of boats. And while it costs more on its own than most bars cost to stock entirely, it's a one-of-a-kind conversation piece that also gives you an assist behind the bar.
Inspired by a declining industry in their native Buckfastleigh, designers Hannah and Justin Floyd are recreating the Eames Molded Fiberglass Chair with an eco-friendly twist. The Solidwool Hembury Chair replaces the iconic fiberglass seat with a wool composite, while keeping the integrity of the mid-century design intact. The process swaps glass for wool from a Herdwick sheep as the binder and mixes it with an environmentally conscientious bio-resin to form a hard surface. Light grey guard hairs blend into the naturally dark wool to create a marbled finish. The chair is completed with a black powder coated steel frame and ash wood legs.