Set amongst granite outcroppings on an island near the Norwegian Sea, Vega Cabin is a humble getaway that blends in while standing out. The lower level is setup like a large open gallery around a stone hearth, while above, the bedrooms and family areas offer smaller, more intimate settings. Both floors feature linseed oil-painted pine paneling with untreated birch details, large windows facing in three directions, thus offering unique views, and a clean, modern aesthetic.
Built using only local lumber and rope, the Arrowhead Porch Swing is a striking take on this American classic. Based on a design from his great-grandfather, Raleigh craftsman Justin Johnson and his partner Matthew Cronheim build each one to order, sneaking in details like slots for reading materials and cupholders that often go unnoticed thanks to the intricate details that hold each piece together without screws, nails, or other hardware. Available in one and two-up widths.
It's tough to beat the calorie burn from jumping rope, and now you can train and track at the same time. Tangram's Smart Rope combines form and function with comfortable 45 degree angled handles to help make this age old workout interesting. Sure, there are other smart ropes out there that provide tracking, but none of them have a strand of bright white LEDs that you can view while you jump. View your jump count, calories burned, or the duration of your workout as the rope swings in front of you. When you're done, the data is all transmitted via Bluetooth to an app on your smartphone. The only thing you have to supply is some sweat and an epic workout montage soundtrack.
You don't need to be a boy scout or sailor to know how to tie a good knot. The Complete Book of Knots offers detailed, easy-to-read instructions on how to tie over 100 knots, with each entry accompanied by some background information and step-by-step color illustrations. Also included is a glossary of terms, a quick-glance guide to choosing the right knot for the job, and information on selecting the right rope, whether you're securing a boat to a dock or using string to tie up a package.
With the ability to fit into a normal wall oven cavity and an interior ventilation system that requires no extra construction, the GE Monogram Pizza Oven is the closest you can get to a pizzeria in your kitchen. The stainless steel exterior fits right in with your other appliances, and while it still takes a while to preheat, once it's ready it can cook any type of pie you want in just two minutes. Precise heating and app control keep the temperature exactly where it's supposed to be, resulting in evenly-cooked, outstanding pizza.
Jerry Seinfeld is known for his hilarious observations on everyday life. He's also known for his Porsche collection. Now you have a chance to own one, two, or three cars from his garage with Jerry Seinfeld's Porsche Trio. Included in the group is a highly-coveted 1955 550 Spyder in its original shade of blue expected to fetch at least $5 million, a racing-ready 1958 356 A GS/GT Carrera Speedster in sea foam green estimated to sell for $2 million or more, and a 1974 911 Carrera 3.0 IROC RSR that was raced by Peter Revson in the Roger Penske International Race of Champions and is expected to bring in as much as $1.2 million.
Annabelle Selldorf is far beter known for her public buildings — like the Neue Galerie in New York City and Le Stanze del Vetro in Venice — than for private residences, which is just one of the things that make Walden House so special. Set on 105 acres in the valley west of Vail, this 10,000+ square foot house is built around a separate courtyard, with more intimate rooms that you'd expect based on its size, thanks in part to large windows at every turn providing fantastic views of the surrounding mountains, and pocket doors that help to temporarily close off certain areas from the rest of the house. In total, it has seven bedrooms, ten baths, a gym, and a professional-grade kitchen inside, with a chicken coop, greenhouse, two-bedroom, two-bath caretaker's house, and small pond outside.
No, Philips hasn't gotten into the bodybuilding supplement business. Instead, Philips Power Potion is an unassuming portable battery pack for keeping your gadgets charged up. By disguising a 3,000 mAh battery inside a fragrance bottle-shaped soft touch plastic housing, this clever power pack can supply an iPhone 6S Plus with one full charge, no outlet needed. There's an integrated Lightning connector in the top, a micro USB input, standard USB output, and LED power indicator in the bottom, and an aluminum ring around the top that matches the color of your phone.
Surfers know the most direct route to the biggest swells, so it's no surprise that the wave-loving founders of Aulta took the same approach to sales: directly to the consumer, with lower prices and no markup. Their signature timepiece, the Aulta Leeway Watch, makes the transition from work to play with ease with a clean design and masculine case. It's powered by a Miyota quartz chronograph movement, responsible for keeping the hour, minute, and second hands, date window, and two sub dials in sync. A 44mm stainless steel case, hardened mineral crystal, and screw-down caseback and crown keep things safe from the elements down to 100m underwater, and a 22mm band keeps everything in its place.
Known for their high quality timepieces, the team at Richard Mille are bringing that same attention to detail and tech to the world of fountain pens. The Richard Mille RMS05 Fountain Pen's barrel and cap are made using the same material that is used in racing yachts. And it's also outfitted with a genuine, manufactured calibre — just like the movement you'd find in a Mille watch. It's used to extend the pen's 18k gold nib with the push of a button. It's then reset and rewound when capped. It also comes with microblasted and satin-brushed surfaces, circular-grained and rhodium plated gears, as well as handpolished angles, locking sections, and sinks. It's not a leap to say this is the most sophisticated fountain pen we've ever come across.
You're not going to mistake it for one of the company's vintage rangefinders, but the Leica X-U Camera can do several things those can't — like shoot underwater. Developed in collaboration with Audi Design, this 16.5 megapixel APS-C shooter is waterproof down to 49 feet, and is also shockproof and sealed against dust. It achieves this by pairing its CMOS sensor with a fixed f/1.7 23mm lens, and by placing the rear buttons underneath the anti-slip thermoplastic elastomer coating that covers the majority of the body. Other features include a 3-inch monitor, built-in flash, and a dedicated underwater mode.
Odds are you've never seen a car quite like this 1953 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe. There's a good reason for that. One of only two examples built by Italian coachbuilder Ghia, it's actually one-of-a-kind, with a front end design that differs from its twin with a unique grille, missing front parking lights, different taillights, and two "bumperettes" instead of a full front bumper. It's powered by a 212 hp V8 engine paired to a four-speed Hydra-Matic automatic, has gold-anodized aluminum throughout, its original golden tan leather interior, and only 34,320 miles showing.
No matter how advanced the boot, there's always been something between the player and the ball. Namely, laces. Adidas Ace Purecontrol Laceless Soccer Cleats use an innovative Primeknit upper to abandon laces altogether, giving you unthinkable control and a sock-like fit that instantly molds to your foot. The lightweight Sprintframe outsole provides stability, the short studs give you excellent traction on firm ground, and a thin layer of raised dots on the upper helps keep the ball attached to your feet for more precise dribbling.
With a sleek, tube-like body, the Misfit Ray Fitness Monitor looks more like a piece of jewelry than a gadget. And that's fully intentional. Meant to be worn at all times, it's powered by replaceable button batteries, is water-resistant to 50 meters, has a multicolor LED display for quick progress updates, and a vibration motor for notifications. It'll track your steps, calories, distance traveled, and sleep, with the ability to label a slew of different activities in the companion app. It uses a spring bar system for connecting accessories, and its anodized aluminum body is available in carbon black or rose gold, with your choice of TPU or leather bands.
Built atop an existing ruin in Italy's Bergamasque Alps, Casa VI juxtaposes a local stone exterior with a sleek modern interior. Using a sloped roof and a set of skylights, the two-story cabin offers year-round sunlight and terrific views. The ground floor houses the living room, kitchen, and a bathroom, while the upper floor plays host to a pair of bedrooms and a loft. While the exterior looks as though it could be centuries old, the contemporary interior consists of reinforced concrete, larch wood, and iron, and is finished with handmade elements like the fireplace, table, chairs, sink, and stairway.
One of only 310 Carrera 2's ever built — and only 27 with a factory sunroof — this 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 is a stunning example of one of Stuttgart's most legendary road cars. Powered by a 130 hp, 2.0L flat four-cylinder with dual Solex carburetors, the Carrera 2 was the company's fastest road car to date, with a four-speed transaxle, and four-wheel independent suspension with disc brakes. This particular example has a number of desirable features, like the wood-rimmed steering wheel, ventilated chrome wheels, and teardrop tail lamps, and was meticulously restored in 2013 while retaining its original ruby red exterior hue and black leatherette with gray corduroy inserts.
Even after more than 30 years, the Land Rover Series III remains one of the best looking SUVs around. This Land Rover Series III Adventuremobile was fully restored to Defender TDI specs, with a 2500cc engine, 5-speed transmission, and BF Goodrich Mud MK2 tires that are ready to eat anything in their path. It also comes with a full set camping trailer complete with a ladder and tent to escape from the elements. One of the best options for your next weekend getaway, but unfortunately not able to be exported to the US.
Set just a 10 minute walk away from two separate underground stops, Paper Mill Studios is a multi-use workspace that makes the most of its setting. The owners worked with closely with Gresford Architects to restore the interior of the three-story former mill, separating it into a standalone photo studio, kitchen area, loft, and communal office while adding a second-floor mezzanine and modern glazing and zinc-clad extension. Some desks in the main work area are available for rent on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, giving you the opportunity not only to visit the place, but to get some work done while you're there.
Ford's Raptor is able to get you pretty much anywhere you want to go. Problem is, with a limited backseat, it's likely going to be just you — and maybe a single friend — making the trip. The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Supercrew Truck fixes this problem by giving your rear passengers full doors for entry and exits, far more legroom, and actual seats to sit in. The extra room comes from a wheelbase that's a foot longer than its Supercab cousin. Otherwise, it's the same super-capable offroader you already know, with signature features like a 3.5L EcoBoost engine that bests the prior model's 6.2L V8, a 10-speed transmission, LED lighting, 17-inch wheels, and a high-strength steel frame and a military-grade aluminum alloy body that makes it over 500 pounds lighter than its predecessor.
Projectors offer great image size for the dollar. But they generally also require a lot of room to reach their potential. The LG Ultra Short Throw LED Smart Projector displays 1080p video at sizes up to 100" while resting as little as five inches away from the screen or wall. Its LED light source delivers consistent, vivid color and will last for roughly 30,000 hours, built-in Smart TV features mean you don't need a separate box to find great content, and Bluetooth output means you can connect powerful speakers without running wires everywhere.
Built to compete for the $30 million dollar Google Lunar XPRIZE, the Audi Lunar Quattro is the first four-ringed vehicle not meant for terrestrial use. To complete its mission, it'll have to traverse at least a half kilometer of rocky lunar landscape, while beaming high-res images and video back to Earth. During the journey, which will take an estimated five days, it will need to hitch a ride on a rocket, and deal with temperatures as high as 250º F. In order to overcome these challenges, it's built from a mix of high-strength aluminum and magnesium, uses a pair of stereo cameras to navigate obstacles, has a swiveling solar panel to charge up the battery powering its four hub motors, and, of course, takes full advantage of Audi's legendary all-wheel drive system.
One of only 30 ever built, this 1990 Riva Ferrari 32 Speedboat is a rare example of the collaboration between the Italian racing and boat-building firms. The Formula 1-styled hull is painted in Ferrari's signature Rosso corsa hue, with a black carbon fiber spoiler adding a flourish to the top. As you'd expect, it has plenty of power, with two 390hp V8 Vulcano 400 engines pushing it to a top speed of 62 mph, as well as a cuddy cabin in the bow, and an automotive-style helm.
Beginning with the time tested Jeep Wrangler Unlimited platform and drivetrain, the makers of this USSV Rhino XT SUV have managed to take an already tough vehicle to the next level. The latest reinvention from US Specialty Vehicles features flared fenders, hardened tow hooks, a hard-top removable roof, and a performance roll cage built to withstand the toughest tumble. It's also loaded up with 35-inch off-road tires sitting on 20-inch aluminum rims, and a turbocharged 3.6L V6 engine. The interior is customized as well, with leather seats, and an Alpine navigation system.
The Mad Scientists at Sixpoint are at it again with their latest offering Sixpoint C.R.E.A.M. The new release is brewed with a blend of pilsner and two-row pale and crystal malts. It's then stored cool and blended with cold-brewed coffee from the good folks at Stumptown Coffee Roasters. It's a blonde ale but exudes all the aromas you'd expect from a great cup of Joe. Packaged in the signature Sixpoint slim 12 oz. cans at 7.2% ABV.
Ever thinner devices mean ever smaller batteries. You can extend your phone's life with a battery case, but at the end of the day, it's just another gadget to charge. The Ampware Hand Crank iPhone Case gives you an alternative. Using an on-board generator, five minutes of cranking can deliver a full hour of normal use or five hours of standby juice, guaranteeing you'll have power when you need it most while keeping your iPhone 6 or 6S safe from drops and bumps.
Based on a Yamaha TW 225, the Deus Ex Machina Two-Up Yamaha Motorcycle plusses the diminutive bike with a number of upgrades. The engine and wheels are done up with black paint, the better to contrast with the vintage Husky aluminum fuel tank sporting a fresh white paint job from Dutchy Motorcycle. A SuperTrapp muffler provides a deeper growl, air now arrives via a high-flow K&N filter, an EasyRider seat ensures a comfortable ride, and the twin head and tail lights give it an even more recognizable look.