Whether you're an experienced tinkerer or just beginning to discover electronics, the SAM Connected Electronics Kit can help you on your way. This modular system of "blocks" lets you build a wide variety of creations, from simple button controls to complex machines. There are five kits to fit your level of expertise, each of which contains a variety of sensors and actors, covering everything from servos and motors to sliders, buttons, lights, and thermometers. You lay out your systems via an intuitive app, and can link any of your creations to the Internet, opening up a world of possibilities beyond your own shed/garage/secret lab.
Odds that you've purchased some cool artwork or posters in your lifetime? Virtually 100%. Odds you have them framed and mounted on your wall? Not so good. Framebridge makes it easy to take all those prints you've got tucked away in your closet or storage space and do what you originally intended: frame them and hang them up for display. You simply send your items in or upload your photos and their experts will handmake frames to match your stuff, whether it's a 5" x 5" Instagram or a 32" x 40" poster that's just perfect for your new theater. Shipping is included, and thanks to transparent flat-rate pricing, even the largest of items won't cause sticker shock.
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Named in honor of the Tour de France — not the bike race, but the endurance road race held around the country from 1899-1986 — the Ferrari F12tdf harkens back to the days of the 1950s and '60s when Ferrari GTs dominated the race. This track-ready road car is powered by a 769 hp V12 mated to a special version of the F1 DCT transmission to deliver a 0-62 time of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of over 210 mph. Other unique features include redesigned components that shave nearly 250 pounds off the car's weight, wider front and rear tracks, and the use of bare carbon fiber in both the interior and aerobridge. Limited to just 799 examples.
Sometimes bigger really is better. The Lomo'Instant Wide Camera combines the convenience of instant prints with a size that's suitable for more than just passing among friends. Using a fully programmatic shutter, the camera lets you shoot automatically when needed, yet still take control when you want, and offers a 35mm equivalent lens with optional attachments. The built-in flash keeps things lit, three zone focusing areas let you keep the spotlight on your subject, and a long exposure mode lets you release your creativity. Takes Fujifilm Instax Wide film and runs on 4 AA batteries.
They're back. When we did the first edition of our sold-out driving sunglasses, we of course went with an all-black matte frame (because everything looks better in black). When it was time to reissue them, the eyewear gurus at Warby Parker helped us to craft a new Whiskey Tortoise version that's just as handsome as the original. Designed from the ground up for driving, and looking good while doing it, the limited edition Warby Parker x Uncrate Model X1 Sunglasses succeed on both fronts, if we do say so ourselves. Each pair is made with premium acetate and comes equipped with Zeiss Ri-Pel-coated lenses to give you extra protection on the road. The Model X1's curves were inspired by sports cars of the 1960's, and are just as timeless and functional as those beautiful machines. As usual with Warby Parker eyewear, for every pair of Uncrate edition frames purchased, a pair of glasses will be given to someone in need.
Yes, most normal people have moved on from the Bluetooth headset craze, but if you work on a construction site, odds are you like to keep your hands free. The Jabra Steel Headset lets you do so without worrying about breaking any delicate tech. It's built to satisfy the demands of trade workers, so it's dust-, water-, and shock-resistant, and uses advanced audio technology to handle noisy environments and model-specific EarHooks to keep the headset comfortably in place all day long, whether you're on your lunch break or in the middle of a project.
The best Valentine's Days end with an extended stay in bed. Make sure yours is ready for action with Sheex. This high-end bedding combines unmatched softness with sport apparel-like capabilities to keep you comfortable no matter how much things heat up. The secret is the company's breathable performance fabrics, which wick moisture away to keep you dry while letting out the heat that leads to wetness in the first place. They also stretch in four directions, satisfying even the rowdiest sleepers, and retain a slight sheen that makes them even more inviting. Available in a rainbow of colors.
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Classic looks, a compact body, and high-end components combine to make the Canon PowerShot G5 X Camera a solid choice for both a pro backup or as a walk-around cam for amateurs. At its heart is a 1-inch, 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor that works together with the fast f/1.8-2.8, 4.2x zoom lens and intelligent image stabilization to deliver quality images in a variety of conditions. You can frame your shots via the high-res OLED viewfinder or multi-angle 3-inch LCD touchscreen, take great shots of the night sky using Star Mode, and get your favorites off the SD card and onto your favorite social sites quickly and easily with built-in Wi-Fi and NFC.
Warby Parker x Uncrate Model X1 ($145).
Reigning Champ Mesh Fleece Hoodie ($127).
Scye Basics Pleat Trousers ($216).
Vans Classic Slip-on ($65).
Hop & Barley Volume 5 ($15).
Norse Projects Niels Basic Tee ($55).
Convoy Zippered Pouch ($30).
Makr Zip Slim Wallet ($110).
Beams Plus Socks ($20).
Phones can easily become sources of stress. They can also help alleviate it. Pause does precisely that by leaning on principles of Tai Chi and mindfulness, having you slowly, methodically move your finger across the screen while splashes of color appear and calming audio plays. This combination of events triggers the body's "rest and digest" response, helping you focus and relieve stress anywhere, anytime you need a breather for your brain.
In most parts of the world, the minutes and seconds are the same as everywhere else. The Klokers Klok-02 Watch takes advantage of this fact, letting you check the time anywhere on Earth with just the push of a button. It does this by displaying retrograde minutes and seconds on the top half, then pairing a circular opening for hours with a second window showing the current city, and a pusher at 4 o'clock to swap between them. A Swiss-made movement powers the watch, which has a 43 mm metal polymer and faux leather case, and a 22mm leather bracelet that hooks to the watch via a patented "jewel" that makes swapping bands quick and easy.
Simple to set up and environmentally friendly, the Garden Igloo is an interesting alternative to the backyard hideout. The frame of this geodesic dome is made with PVC struts and high-strength nylon joints, and covered by a transparent PVC cover. It's over seven feet tall at its highest point and nearly 12 feet in diameter, so there's plenty of room inside, and should you decide you'd rather have shade than shelter, the optional canopy cover offers added privacy from the rear and an open entrance that's ideal for warmer weather.
Built by hand and designed specifically to match your needs, Out Of The Valley Cabins blend modern styling with time-honored tradition. UK-based Rupert McKelvie works with each client to create a retreat that works for them, then builds the home using locally-sourced materials. Each one incorporates green technology and renewable energy sources, so it can work off-the-grid, yet still provides luxuries like king-size beds, custom handles, tile showers, and custom furniture.
Just when you think you've seen every fall seasonal beer, a new one comes along to redefine the category. That's the case with Stone 24 Carrot Golden Ale, a Belgian Golden Ale that somehow manages to taste like a delicious piece of carrot cake. It's the winner of this year's American Homebrewers Association competition, which gives one homebrewer the opportunity to brew on Stone's equipment and be bottled for the masses. Made using a unique blend of carrots, cinnamon, raisins, and vanilla beans, it might change the way you think about fall seasonals.
When well thought out design impacts everyday products like the Eva Solo Stainless Steel Tea Bag, it gets our attention. This stainless steel tea bag is perfect for loose leaf teas and even comes in the shape of an actual tea bag. It's reusable and features a wire string, along with a silicone loading base and grip tag. After steeping, just rinse it out or put in the dishwasher to prepare it for your next cup.
If you think all pomades are the same, then you haven't tried any of the selections from the Baxter Pomade Mixer Kit. The kit includes four different pomades, with firm holds, light holds, and natural, matte, or shine finishes. Each pomade in the kit is great for travel, and allows you to find the perfect pomade cocktail to keep your hair looking fresh and clean on a daily basis.
With a clean design that recalls a bygone era, the Electric Mashman Snow Helmet provides timeless looks with modern protection. The outer shell is made from either ABS or carbon fiber, with a liner made from multiple materials and Poron XRD foam that instantly transforms into a protective shell upon impact. The chinstrap lock is easy to use while wearing gloves or mittens, the vents along the brow and at the rear help keep you cool, and the leather goggle keeper helps keep your shades in place.
Named for the Milanese word for "two" — referring to the number of cylinders in its S&S X Wedge engine — the CR&S Duu Motorcycle can be as simple or as refined as you like. The engine serves as the main heart of the bike, attaching to a stainless steel chassis and a five- or six-speed gearbox. The rest of the specifics are determined by which version you choose, as there are 10 different variations, each with its own colors, bodywork, and other adornments. No matter which you decide on, however, one thing remains the same: the near-instant access to torque and the throaty exhaust that make it such fun to ride.
Love him or hate him, Yves Behar has a knack for taking natural phenomena and turning them into physical objects. The Movado Edge Watch is the latest example. A modern interpretation of the company's stunningly minimal Museum Dial, it replaces the sun-inspired 12 o'clock dot with a three-dimensional circle rising above the dial, and decorates the edges with sculpted peaks that mimic the sun's rays while doubling as markers. The standard model arrives in a 40mm case, while the chronograph has a 42mm case, white markers printed inside the sapphire crystal cover, and three tonal sub-dials. Available with a sandblasted black, gray, metallic silver or midnight blue dial, with a polished stainless steel or black PVD-finished steel case, and with a stainless steel link, black leather, or black rubber strap.
A single angular form brings the entirety of the Clear Lake House under one roof, allowing it to keep a cottage-like feel yet remain distinctly modern. The getaway home is set on Parry Sound, roughly three hours north of Toronto, and offers a Douglas Fir-lined interior with an open living/dining/kitchen area, a peaked roof that provides the space for a sleeping loft, a master suite, and bedroom bar. Floor to ceiling windows provide views of the surrounding forest and water, as does the covered terrace.
Photos: MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects
If Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell ever does retire, it'll be tough to top the tribute that fills the bottles of Russell's Reserve 1998 Bourbon. His son, and fellow Master Distiller Eddie Russell set this bourbon aside back in 1998 with his father in mind, and while Jimmy has yet to stop working after 61 years at the helm, the bourbon is ready for consumption right now. It aged gracefully in the Wild Turkey timber rickhouses and was bottled at 102.2 proof when Eddie deemed it ready. But only 23 barrels, or a little over 2,000 bottles will ever see the light of day, making this a turkey worth hunting.
Plenty of cameras can take pictures of the night sky, but very few were actually built specifically for it. The Tiny1 Astronomy Camera pairs a sensor that's particularly good in low-light with advanced image processing to create striking images of stars, whole constellations, and planets in far less time than a traditional DSLR. It can also take time-lapse videos in 2.5K resolution, and should you have trouble finding a subject, it can show you up-to-date star charts right in live preview mode.
Timberland Authentics Chukka Boot ($170).
Timberland Waterproof Bomber ($178).
Timberland Selvedge Denim ($148).
Timberland Wharf River Hoodie ($58).
Timberland Heathered Lightweight Beanie ($18).
Timberland Nantasket Duffle Bag ($248).
Bowers & Wilkins P7 Headphones ($400).
Rogue Industries Front Pocket Wallet ($45).
Thierry Lasry Sunglasses ($485).
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Set on a bridge-accessible island off the coast of Maine, Deer Isle Hostel offers cozy accommodations that let you take a step back in time. The main building itself has both private and dorm-style rooms, and is part of a self-sufficient homestead where the owners grow the food, raise their own pigs and chickens, and cut their own lumber and granite for building. Power is provided by solar panels, water is pumped by hand, dinner is a communal event scheduled for 6:30 each evening, and the surrounding wilderness offers opportunities for hiking, canoeing, biking, and just generally unplugging.
Known for their line of Vespa Scooters, the team at Piaggio know a thing or two about two wheel transportation. The Piaggio Electric Bike shows a keen eye for design and function, taking the compact 250W-350W electric power unit and hiding it behind the sprocket to greatly reduce impact. And the tech is well thought out as well, as owners have the ability to tether their smartphone via Bluetooth to the bike and unlock map routes, and training programs. It even acts as an anti-theft device and is entirely waterproof, making it an immediate standout in the evolving and expanding market.
Packing your bag for the slopes just got easier. The Forcite Alpine Smart Snow Helmet is more wearable computer than headgear, and lets you replace a whole bag full of stuff with a single item. Made with an ABS outer shell and EPS protective core, it offers a host of built-in features that typically require extra gear, like a 4K action cam, an integrated trail light, sensors for tracking speed, altitude, airtime, and distance, helmet-to-helmet communication with a 200 meter range, and Bluetooth for both answering calls and streaming music.
Built to meet all FIA rules and regulations, the Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R is as track-ready a 'vette as you'll find. The race car is the result of roughly two years of hard work, requiring design, development, and fabrication of multiple custom components. Carbon panels provide weight reduction while helping with aerodynamics, the Chevy-based 6.2L V8 engine now channels its 600 hp to the wheels via an X-Trac 6-speed sequential gearbox with paddle-shift technology, and the steering wheel and dash have been replaced with race-appropriate equipment.
Blurring the lines between life under the water and above sea level, the Darwin Jellyfish Tank is one of the most elegant ways to display and observe these curious creatures. Because they're such poor swimmers, the tank incorporates a custom StreamMaker pump that aspirates the water without harming the jellies. The curved glass dome acts like a magnifying glass to help you better see your aquatic pets, and the built-in LEDs let them make impressive shadows on the wall as they swim about.