Between missed calls, messages, emails, and updates, most of our reminders get lost in a sea of red bubbles. The SeeNote ePaper Sticky Note is bridging the gap between your standard post-it note and savvy smartphone so your daily duties don't continue to slip through the cracks. This digital sticky note sports an always legible ePaper Touchscreen and connects to Wifi, allowing you to pull notifications from your gadget's calendar, receive messages via email, and weather and traffic updates. Instead of an irritating alarm, the KnowGlow gets your attention with a subtle LED strip. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-Ion battery, the SeeNote can run for up to a month on a single charge. An integrated 3M Command strip provides damage-free mounting wherever you need it, so you'll never miss garbage day again.
Planted in the sands of the Dutch island of Terschelling, the Dune House is designed to capture the unique character of its natural environment. The abstract roofline is a play on the form of its rugged surroundings and is angled to invite in the North Sea breeze. Mimicking the palette and texture of the sandy lanscapes, bare timber siding covers the entire exterior and is reflected throughout the interior of the ground floor. Sleeping quarters are housed in a sunken basement, while the kitchen and living spaces are above and ascend over multiple platforms, emulating a hike through the neighboring dunes. Whether you're sitting at the dining table or hanging in the top loft, every window was thoughtfully placed in order to accommodate the function of the room as well as the intended view.
Photos: Filip Dujardin / MKA
This trash can is the key to your next great meal. As strange as that may sound, the Po' Man Grill can help you make a meal as delicious as any BBQ joint, and is incredibly cheap to operate. It's portable and easy to set up, just light some charcoal, add the meat of your choice, tilt the lid, and get ready to feast. But don't try and replicate it with your own trash can, as the Po' Man is made using highly durable rolled steel and stainless metals. Great food and an even better conversation piece for your next backyard BBQ.
With a simple design that only gets better over time, the Stahl Firepit makes a great addition to your carefully manicured yard or patio. It's crafted from hand-selected quarter-inch A36 hot rolled steel that's purposely left raw, allowing it to naturally lighten as you use it and develop a unique autumn-hued patina. It measures 32" by 30" and stands about a foot tall, and has an ingenious slotted five-piece build that lets you easily take it apart and reassemble as needed.
The Land Rover Defender and Chevrolet Corvette are two of the most iconic vehicles ever produced. So it only makes sense to combine them. The East Coast Defender Beast SUV pairs the Rover's off-road prowess and masculine lines with the Corvette's power, resulting in a highly capable ride. It's powered by an LS3 Stingray engine linked to Ashcroft drive shafts and axles, capable of moving the entire package from 0-60 in under seven seconds. There are upgraded brakes for added stopping power, and the interior has an 8-piece JBL speaker system, hand-stitched racing seats for secure but comfortable travelling, and a Momo steering wheel for precise maneuvers.
With a design based on a traditional Alaskan Native Ulu knife, the Benchmade Nestucca Cleaver is small but equipped to handle big game quickly. It features a blade that is a little longer than four inches with a large radius that dramatically increases edge retention. It's more like a small hatchet than a cleaver, with a large large cutout in the center of the blade for your index finger to provide a steady grip as you prepare a King Salmon after a productive day of fishing.
No one likes lugging a full cooler to and from the beach or woods. With the Igloo Trailmate Cooler, all you need to do is pull. This trail-ready kit has oversized never-flat wheels and a ground clearance of 10 inches, letting it easily tackle tough terrain. Its 70 quart capacity lets it hold up to 112 "cold ones", and the insulated body will keep ice in solid form for up to four days. There's also a water-resistant storage area for your pocketable goods, a butler tray that uses the telescoping handles for support, and tie down loops for hauling other gear in and out of wherever it is you're spending time.
Located as far north as you can get via commercial flight, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault is designed as a failsafe should the rest of the world's crop collections disappear due to any number of potential catastrophes. It's ideal for a number of reasons, like the Permafrost and thick rock that keep the seeds frozen without the need for powered systems, a semi-remote location that's above sea level and unlikely to be the target of a direct military strike, and a stunning illuminated artwork that runs the length of the roof to above the entrance that will help make finding it — and the 4.5 million varieties of crops it holds — that much easier (assuming the power's still on).
Photos: The Crop Trust
Designed in the same studio by the same people that brought the car to life, the Rolls-Royce Wraith Luggage Collection is the perfect accompaniment for a long trip. The collection includes a simple Garment Carrier, a Long Weekender bag, and a Grand Tourer rolling case. All three were developed using feedback from Head Butlers at some of the world's top hotels, and offer over-the-top features like handles that ensure equal weight distribution, invisible stitching done by white-gloved hands so as to preserve and protect the leather, magnetically-locking fasteners made from solid billets of polished aluminum, carbon fiber frames, and even self-righting wheel caps featuring the famous double-R emblem. Available by the piece or as a complete set of two cases, three bags, and one carrier, exclusively at Rolls-Royce dealers.
Stationed in the town of East Hampton, the Montauk Beach House brings a laid back California retreat to the East Coast. A soft white palette is flooded with tons of natural light, establishing an airy atmosphere. Whitewashed wide plank floors run throughout all three-stories and aid in highlighting the warm wood furniture and brass hardware. An eclectic mix of Moroccan rugs and mud cloth throws complete the relaxed Bohemian vibe.
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You'll recognize the distinctive Cayenne appearance right away, but you get much more than meets the eye with the Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition. Offered for a limited time, you can choose from the Cayenne S E-Hybrid or the standard Cayenne Platinum Edition. Each features 20-inch RS Spyder design wheels, eight-way adjustable sport seats, and stainless steel door sills with illuminated "Platinum Edition" lettering. You're also treated to Bi-xenon headlights, Power Steering Plus, navigation, a Bose Surround Sound system, and front and rear Park Assist. Available later this year in solid black and white paint finishes or with optional Jet Black, Purpurite, Mahogany, Carrara White, or Rhodium Silver metallic paints.
Filson Rugged Suede Tote ($550).
Alex Mill x Omnigod Officer Jacket ($450).
Maharishi Swim Shorts ($206).
Imogene + Willie Knit Raglan Tee ($78).
White Mountaineering x Adidas Leather Sneakers ($140).
Garrett Leight California Optical Sunglasses ($310).
D.S. & Durga Mississippi Medicine Cologne ($125).
Leica D-Lux-4 Classic Case ($170).
There's nothing more timeless than a classic Chesterfield sofa. The Chesterfield Denim Sofa is giving this clubhouse favorite a facelift by adding an equally classic material to the trademark tufts. Only to get better with wear, the nearly ten-foot frame is covered in a moderate wash denim and lined with hand-hammered shoe nails, keeping with the sofa's old-school aesthetic. The signature hardwood legs are given a subtle updated ash finish. An eight-way hand-tied spring suspension and 50/50 down feather and foam cushions make for a seat as comfortable as your most beloved jeans.
Since Ford didn't make proto-SUVs or four-wheel drives back in the day, they had to get assistance in building this 1951 Ford F1 Ranger Marmon-Herrington. One of only 54 ever built, 11 still around, and only 2 to be restored, it started out as a panel delivery truck before being sent to Marmon-Herrington who converted it to 4x4 and added the Seibert custom body. The result is a fascinating look at Ford's first ever "Ranger", completely restored over two years to 100% original condition, with a flathead V8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, correct Ford Sheridan Blue paint job, and only 74 miles on the odometer.
With dual amps and DAC converters, the Onkyo DP-X1 Music Player is ready to make the most of any music you throw its way. To get the best sound, you can use the balanced 2.5mm 4-pole output with support for BTL and ACG drives, hook it up via the micro USB digital output, or just plug in your normal cans via the 3.5mm jack. It supports a wide range of audio formats, including 11.2MHz DSD, WAV, FLAC, and ALAC, and since it's based on Android, you also have access to apps like Tidal, Spotify, and Apple Music. It has 32GB of built-in storage with dual micro SDXC slots for up to 432GB total, can play up to 16 hours per charge, and has both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth with aptX for wireless streaming.
Today's digital cameras offer tons of features. So many, in fact, that they can distract from what's most important: your photos. The Leica M-D Camera packs high-tech components in a no-nonsense throwback body that eschews menus for manual control. It's so spartan, in fact, that the entire back screen and menu system has been replaced by a single control — an ISO ring — that joins the shutter speed dial and on-lens aperture and focus controls for a pure photographic experience. It has a 24 megapixel full-frame sensor, and lets you make the most of it with a subdued, red dot logo-less black body and a nearly silent shutter for discrete snapping.
Smaller architectural structures rarely receive the same praise as the latest opera house or skyscraper does, but Nanotechture: Tiny Built Things shines a spotlight on some of the best small-scale architecture in the world. Over 300 works are included in this color filled hardcover book, with everything from tiny homes to bird houses profiled. Each project is broken down by their materials, and will give you a deeper appreciation for each modest yet beautiful piece of architecture.
Taking advantage of its placement against a South Korean ridge, the Rock Wall House uses its namesake feature to frame its large entertaining area. Indeed, the space is as much for guests as it is for the owners, with a studio, performance space on the mezzanine, and a separate bar downstairs, and a more traditional living space above. Unique architectural elements blend the natural with the modern, including a gnarly hanging pine tree that provides context to the plywood "rings" on the ceiling, a rock-like cushion/seat, and, of course, the sliding glass doors that open onto the aforementioned stones.
Photos: Jeong Taeho / TUNEplanning
For those looking for an advantage on the paintball course, look no further than the Goblin Deuce Double-Barrel Paintball Pistol. It's the world's first double-barrel air cartridge paintball pistol. Each set comes with two air cartridges, a four barrel sizer kit, a fitting tactical holster, air adapter, and 2 O-Ring kits. Or grab the conversion kit and add it to the Goblin Solo for the same double barrel effect. The double barrel gives you the ability to fire your ammo simultaneously, or release each round separately. It's the perfect covert edge you'll need during your next paintball war.
There's nothing more sacred than a perfectly cooked ribeye. The Otto O.F.B. Steak Griller is promising just that without leaving the house. Using radiant instead of convection heat, a pair of infrared gas units capable of 1,700º temps give your meat the steakhouse crust you long for while keeping the inside a juicy medium rare. A solid cast iron grid distributes the heat evenly and can hold the biggest Porthouse your butcher can dish out. And the grill isn't limited to just steaks — you can throw on burgers, chicken, fish, or whatever's hanging out in your meat tray.
Handgrey H4 Keychain ($85).
Triwa Stirling Lansen Chrono Watch ($275).
Rhodia Pad Holder ($12).
Spyderco Manbug G-10 Knife ($135).
Leatherman Brewzer Bottle Opener ($11).
Engineer Series Silver Rollerball Pen ($11).
Kiyoko Lip Balm ($18).
Airstream's brand is synonymous with its iconic aluminum trailers. With the Airstream Nest, you're going to need to add molded fiberglass to the mix. The result of the Ohio-based company's purchase of Nest Caravans, production on these sleek two-tone campers is set to begin next year with a 16-foot model. By using an all-fiberglass monocoque design, the trailer has plenty of room and a modern interior yet weighs roughly 2,400 pounds, making it towable by smaller vehicles like crossovers and compact pickups.
DeWalt already makes rugged tools. Now they're making a rugged version of the most important one: the smartphone. Powered by Android, the DeWalt Smartphone is as ready for the jobsite as any of their other tools, with IP68 dust- and waterproofing, military-grade protection against drops, bangs, chemicals, extreme temperatures, and pressure, and dual SIM slots for easily switching between work and home. It also has a 5-inch screen, LTE networking, wireless charging, and all the other features you'd expect in a phone, even one that's more suited to the boardroom than the boiler room.
Denim might be the most iconic fabric known to man, but even the strongest cuts don't stand up to the wear and tear you encounter as a biker. Saint Unbreakable Denim is tougher than standard denim — 133 times tougher to be exact. The toughness comes from a blend of cotton and a material known as UHMWPE, or Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene. It's serious stuff, and provides 360º torsional strength with big-time burst and abrasion resilience. And despite those hardcore facts, it's surprisingly light and is made to be worn all day and night.
Video game graphics have inarguably improved over time. Yet when it comes to the artwork surrounding them, it's hard to beat The Art of Atari. This compendium of artwork was sourced from private collections all over the world, and showcases the gorgeous work of unsung artists who created visuals for advertisements, catalogs, and, of course, the game's boxes and cartridges. The images are accompanied by interesting stories on how some of the games were created, from conception to final product, making it a worthwhile flip-through for art buffs and gamers alike.
Given the number of message screenshots we see a day, it's obvious there are a lot of people who don't mind their conversations being public. Talkshow lets others follow your conversations in real time. To use it, simply start a "show", give it a name, invite your co-hosts from Facebook, Twitter, or your contacts, and start talking. Each show gets its own easily-sharable URL, and editors will be on the lookout for the best shows, boosting them to the front page of the app. You can also follow other shows, like individual messages, and even send reactions. No screenshots necessary.
Some Lego vehicle reproductions simply want to recall their inspirations without being overly complex. The Lego Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS looks like it could take off on its own if you could just find a gas pump small enough. Clocking in at 2,704 pieces, this 1:8 scale model was developed with the assistance of Porsche AG and is shockingly realistic. Its brick-based boxer engine has moving pistons, the double-clutch transmission with paddle shifters is fully functional, and the glove box opens just like the real thing, showing off the laser-printed serial number. It comes packaged with a full-color collector's book in a premium black box, with all the major components packed in separate boxes so you get a little added insight into how its real-world counterpart comes together.
Most yachts are built to sail the waters of the Caribbean or Mediterranean. The Kilkea Superyacht is designed to go wherever you want. Based on a supply-vessel platform, it measures nearly 270 feet long with a 59-foot beam, and has a steel hull certified for operation in light ice. Yet it still offers resort-class accommodations for up to 36 guests, multiple swimming pools, options like a submarine dock, underwater observation room, or on-deck soccer pitch, and, of course, a helipad with hangar. It can travel for up to a month without making landfall, has a top speed of 15.4 knots, and a cruising speed of 12 knots, making it an ideal mobile base for the adventurous mogul.