Produced in very small quantities, the P538 is one of the most rare Italian sports cars of its era. This particular 1965 Bizzarrini P538 is chassis no. 001, and is powered by a 327-cu.in. Chevrolet Corvette V8 engine paired with a five-speed ZF manual transmission. Recently restored, the car was authenticated by Giotto Bizzarrini himself, who, before building the P538, was the leader of the team responsible for the Ferrari 250 GTO. Now in a condition suitable for entry into classic sports car competitions, it hasn't been offered publicly in decades, and represents an opportunity to own a unique piece of motoring history.
Sony might be spinning off everything but its movie, camera, and PlayStation businesses, but that doesn't mean it's run out of ideas. The Sony Huis Remote Control was dreamed up by six Sony engineers in their 20s, and is the first product to launch on the company's new crowdfunding site. Named for "Home User Interfaces", it uses an e-ink screen and learning capabilities to let you create custom button layouts and control pretty much anything in your home that accepts commands over IR, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi. Unfortunately for those of us here in the states, they'll only ship to Japanese addresses.
Mobile chips keep getting more powerful. Which begs the question: What makes a PC, a PC? Is it the chips inside, the OS it runs, or what you can do with it? If it's the latter, then the Remix Mini Android PC is as much a "personal computer" as any vanilla Windows box. Powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core 64-bit chipset, it runs a version of Android Lollipop called Remix OS that's been customized to provide a more desktop-like experience. That includes a Windows-like taskbar, multiple overlapping Windows for multitasking, and mouse and keyboard support. It has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, an Ethernet port, dual USB ports, and an HDMI port, supports 4K output, has either 1 or 2GB of RAM and 8 or 16GB of internal storage, and yet uses only 10 watts of energy. Oh, and it starts at only $20.
Grado's been making headphones in Brooklyn since the early '50s, and the family has run one business or another out of the same building since 1918. These Grado GH1 Brooklyn Tree Headphones honor that tradition by sourcing some of their materials from the same neighborhood. Built using a maple from Sunset Park that was otherwise destined to become furniture, the GH1 features a wooden body that imparts a dynamic sound with strong bass and crisp highs. The headphones otherwise feature Grado's classic styling, and arrive with a signed letter from third-generation headphone maker Jonathan.
No, it's not made with the popular brand of Scotch whisky. Instead, Johnnie Walker Moustache Wax is made to complement it. As anyone with serious facial hair can attest, sometimes the flavors of other foods and drinks can get left behind in your growth, altering the flavor of whatever you're enjoying later. This wax uses this to its advantage, allowing you to groom your upper lip rug while adding the essence of pepper, citrus, or ginger to your next drink.
Legend has it that modern skateboarding was invented by surfers in California who wanted to continue shredding even when there were no waves to be had. The Iris Surf Board honors this tradition with its construction. Made by covering a recycled foam core with a veneer of recycled skateboard decks, each board has a unique look all its own, and is made custom to your preferences. Available in several shapes and styles, each with a coating of bio-based resin for protection.
Just when you think you've had it all, Smoked Chilli Mayo from Gran Luchito hits your radar. Made using an underrated smoked chilli called the Pasilla Oaxaca, this fiery addition is blended with free range egg mayo and is perfect to use on burgers, sandwiches, or for a unique batch of deviled eggs. Dunk or dollop it on anything that needs extra smoke, spice, and authentic Mexican flavor.
If the old school Thermos you used to tote to school saw a modern upgrade, it might look something like the Black + Blum Thermo-Pot. Holding up to 17 ounces, this vacuum food flask features a biodegradable cork, polypropylene and silicon top, stainless steel body, and an ergonomic stainless steel spoon that magnetizes onto the side when it's not in use. It promises to keep the contents hot for up to 6 hours and the vacuum even comes with a 10 year guarantee.
Houses are often designed to stand out. The Oak Pass House by Walker Workshop was designed to blend in. By burying the bedrooms into the hillside and below a vegetated roof of edible herbs and grass, this sleek structure hides its 8,000 square foot enormity. Up top you'll find the public spaces, with large glass windows and limestone floors, as well as over 130 Coast Live Oaks surrounding the home and a 75-foot lap pool with infinity edges on three of its four sides. Built using structural concrete, the bedroom level has long uninterrupted stretches of space, walnut floors, and a courtyard that allows light and fresh air into the hallway.
Based on classic keyboards from years past, Yamaha Reface Keyboards promise to bring professional-level sound on the road. Each of these mini-keyboards offers 37 keys, with actions taken from the flagship Motif XF synth, built-in speakers, turning knobs and sliding faders to control the sound, and the ability to operate off battery power alone. The CS is based on the Control Synthesizer from the '70s, while the CP is based on the Combo Piano played by everyone from Billy Joel to Keane. The YC is based on the combo organs of the late '60s, and the DX — perhaps the most notable of the collection — draws inspiration from the DX7, the keyboard that helped to shape the sound of the mid '80s.
Based on the well-regarded Gallardo, the 2006 Lamborghini Concept S was meant to serve as the basis for a limited production run. But that never happened. Due to the high cost and time required to build one, this example — chassis 001 — was the only operable, street-legal version ever built. The design is highlighted by the "saute-vent" windscreens that sit incredibly low and merge with the bodywork to physically separate the driver's cabin from the passenger, making this one of the most unique designs from a company with a history of them. It's being sold by its only owner, and has under 115 miles on the odometer.
Viewed from the outside, it still looks like a house of worship. Step inside this London Church Conversion, however, and you'll find that while it retains some of its original detail, it is very much a home. Expertly converted, it uses the full-height sanctuary for the main living/eating/cooking area, complete with heated parquet floors and marble details. There's a single bedroom on this floor and three more on the floors above, all with en suites, while a separate stairway takes you to the mezzanine and reading area that overlooks the living room. Other notable features include a private patio with waterfall, original stained glass windows, and a gym.
It's not as easy to enjoy a rich coffee stout during the warm summer months. Calm Before The Storm from Ballast Point Brewing is a great solution for beer and coffee lovers alike, and is a perfect fit this summer. It's a golden cream ale infused with cold brewed Caffé Calabria coffee and a hint of vanilla. A fantastic warm weather alternative to the equally delicious Victory At Sea Porter that is a standout in the Ballast Point line.
As a record ages, you expect some cracks and pops, but an inconsistent sound just won't do. The RAW-1 Record Adapter Weight from Scout can help even things out, improving the sound by creating a flatter contact between the record and the turntable platter. It doubles as a 45rpm adapter and provides a more consistent listening experience whether you're a hardcore audiophile or just getting started as a vinyl collector.
Sure, the Toyota Land Cruiser is more well-known. But a Volcan Vintage Nissan Patrol is a fine alternative for old-school 4x4 fun. The company specializes in finding these classic rides in and around their offices in Medellín, Colombia, and bringing them to Tampa, Florida for full restorations. With experienced mechanics, full body, paint, interior, and roll bar shops, and an impressive array of replacement parts, they can find you a Patrol of your own, then customize it to fit your needs.
A huge number of adjustments in Photoshop, Lightroom, and the like rely on the use of a virtual slider. What if you could bring that control off the screen and onto your desk? With Palette Creative Controls, you can. This modular system of anodized aluminum dials, buttons, and sliders connects to your computer via USB, and gives you fine-tuned, physical controls for the aforementioned photo apps, Premiere, InDesign, After Effects, and any other app that supports MIDI controls or keyboard shortcuts. You can customize the layout, function and color of each control to suit your own preferences, and thanks to the modular design, expanding your system is a simple as plugging a new module in.
Charcoal is great for grilling foods. Turns out, it's also good for cleaning teeth. The Nano-B Toothbrush has bamboo charcoal particles on half its bristles, leveraging the material's natural whitening properties to give you a brighter smile. The other half of its bristles have genuine gold nano-particles that kill bacteria, both in your mouth and on the brush. All the bristles are cut in a way that rounds their edges, so they're softer on sensitive enamel and gums, and are double-layered, with long bristles to clean hard-to-reach areas, and short bristles for polishing. Travel case included.
One of only 15 examples built, this 1953 FIAT 8V Supersonic is exceedingly rare — and exceedingly gorgeous. The coachwork was designed by Giovanni Savonuzzi at Ghia, and sits atop the chassis of an Otto Vu. Under the hood lies an example of the only overhead-valve V-8 that Fiat ever made, completely rebuilt to original specifications during an exhaustive 8-year restoration that also saw the transmission rebuilt, the bodywork smoothed out, the brightwork re-chromed, and the dashboard instruments and gauges restored. Now presented in like-new condition, it might be the best Supersonic left.
Give your closet a serious makeover with the Cling Magnetic Hanger. Designed to work with standard metal racks, this minimalist hanger does away with the traditional hook, instead securing to the rack with Neodynium magnets. Each one can support up to two pounds, and has the side benefit of exerting less pressure on the rack's metal tubes — which means less chance of it ripping out of the wall. It's made from ABS plastic, and includes a detachable hook for use on non-metal racks that can also be turned upside to hold items like belts or ties.
The Defender is already an impressive vehicle. But if you want yours to be even more unique, getting your hands on a Startech Land Rover Defender is a good way to go about it. These customized rides offer a huge number of special parts, from new leather-clad, plastic-backed seats, door panels, and steering wheels to air intakes, new grilles, running boards, headlights, windows, and wheels. Assuming you've got taste (or listen to their suggestions), the resulting modifications become more than the sum of their parts, turning your classic SUV into something personal and distinctly yours.
Built for a fly fisherman in the woods of the Olympic Peninsula, the Sol Duc Cabin is far more than your average outdoors getaway. It sits on stilts to keep it safe from the occasional flood from the nearby river, and while it's sleek and modern inside, with dining and kitchen areas on the lower level and a sleeping loft above, the outside is purposely raw, with unfinished steel and insulated panels. And to ensure it stays safe when fishing season's over, there are full-length shutters that cover the house's windows, making it practically indestructible, and ensuring it's just as he left it when it's time to fish again.
The history of Rye Whiskey from Maryland goes all the way back to the Civil War. And although Pikesville Rye Whiskey is no longer produced in the Mid-Atlantic, the whiskey remains true to the pioneers that paved the way. At 110 proof, this brand new expression from Heaven Hill Distilleries falls in the sweet spot between Bottled-In-Bond and the barrel strength rye that is becoming more and more popular. It's aged for six years and unlike its predecessor will be available nationwide.
Call it a paperweight. Call it a wrench. Just don't call it useless. The TKM Hex Tool features six identically-sized openings that can technically be used for turning bolts. But they also make it incredibly easy to grab it from either direction should the situation call for something a little more... serious. Available in four different colors and armored with Cerakote, the same stuff they use on firearms to make them resistant to rust.
It's not the fastest of the 250s. Or the winningest, or the best-looking. But the 1964 Ferrari 250 GT/L Berlinetta Lusso was the final model of the 250 series to be produced. Powered by a 243 hp V12 engine paired to a four-speed manual gearbox and independent front suspension, the Lusso straddled the line between luxury coupe and speedster, with a more refined interior than its racing-bred cousins. This particular model has matching numbers, wears its original color, recently had its engine rebuilt, and is a fine example of the 250's legacy.
They're not as cheap as pole barns or as easy to build as post-and-beam structures, but there's something about Holder Bros. Timber Framed Barns those other options can't match. These modern marvels are built without the use of steel plates, brackets, and screws, instead relying on varying types of joints to hold the building together, giving each one a unique, rustic aesthetic most common building practices can't match. Built for a variety of uses, like holding events, horses, or even families.