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.
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.
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.
Designed to be a handsome home for all your mobile gear, the Tech Dopp Kit from This Is Ground organizes your essentials and surrounds them in luxe leather. There's now a place for your cords, headphones, favorite shades, and every iteration of Apple charger that you own. Smaller stuff is kept safe in a central zippered pouch. All together, it's the ultimate solution for any on-the-go scenario. Made in the heart of Los Angeles, the Tech Dopp Kit is available in two sizes (grande and regular) and three colors (whiskey, grey, and charcoal). Leave no accessory behind.
Created by a couple who owned a pre-prohibition era bar, Tippleman's Cocktail Syrups were once only available on site in Charleston, but are now bottled and ready to purchase around the country. Each concoction is made with bartenders in mind to add new flavors to their current menu or create something brand new. Of course, it's just as effective when utilized in your bar or kitchen at home, especially with choices like Burnt Sugar, Ginger Honey, Barrel Smoked Maple Syrup, and more.
It's not always easy to blend the old and the new. The Carroll Gardens Townhouse does it masterfully. This four-story row house was converted from a three-family to single-family space in the process, with a den and office in the bottom, a living room and revamped kitchen on the main floor, a master on the third, and two kid's rooms at the top. Among the highlights are decidedly modern steel rear windows and a matching balcony and a completely restored staircase with that serves as a dramatic reminder of the home's heritage.
Sure, we've ditched film, but the basics of photography remain much the same as they were decades ago. The Light L16 Camera is out to revolutionize the industry by ditching the traditional DSLR form factor altogether. Dubbed a "multi-aperture computational camera", it fires up to 10 small cameras out of 16 simultaneously, using a powerful processor and proprietary algorithms to stitch together the results into a single high-quality 52 megapixel image. This unique approach lets you choose your focus and depth of field after you've taken your photo, and gives you all this capability in a device that's able to fit in your pocket.
Odds are you've seen an HDR photo, so you know what the added range can do for an image. Now imagine that image as a video in 4K resolution, and you've got an idea of what to expect from the Vizio Reference Series TV. The 65-inch set is the first on the market to Dolby Vision, using quantum dots and other cutting-edge tech to deliver a picture far beyond that of any common set, with over one billion possible colors. It's powered by a six-core processor, supports both 4K and HDR streaming content, and has a built-in 3-channel sound bar, paired with an included wireless 10-inch subwoofer and satellite speakers for out-of-the-box 5.1 surround sound. Also available in a staggeringly large, $130,000 120-inch model.
Inspired by spiral staircases, the 4th Dimension Watch gives new depth to wrist-bound timepieces. Each of the watch's three color schemes features a 1mm concrete face with 12 "steps" representing the hours of the day, spiraling down counterclockwise until the disappear from view. It's powered by a Citizen Miyota GL36 Quartz movement, has a 42mm stainless steel case, the hands extend both out and up to complement the face, a sapphire crystal keeps things protected, and a heavy-duty leather strap keeps everything in place.
They look like they're from the future. They sound like it too. Bang & Olufsen's Beolab 90 Speakers use a crazy array of 18 Scan-Speak loudspeakers placed in specific locations and directions paired with 14 ICEpower and four class D amplifiers — for a total of 8200 watts — to deliver strikingly clear, lifelike sound. The insane 360-degree design and Active Room Compensation technology deliver fantastic sound no matter where the speakers are placed, or you can use the Beam Width and Direction control to place the sound precisely where you want it. You can save your settings as presets in the companion app, and can also have them automatically pulled up via a B&O TV or by connected devices, most of which likely cost far less than these.
It's not even a full eight feet wide, but the aptly-named Slim House makes the most of its cramped lot. Set on London's St. John's Hill in a space formerly used as stable access, the house has a slanted roof with staggered skylights that provide views out while letting plenty of natural lighting in. The unique, extended floor plan also provides for a double-height dining space, exposed brickwork, an extra bedroom on the first floor, a study on the second floor, and a storage loft above the top.
You could argue that bacon is that the height of its popularity, but there is way more to enjoy from the pig than just the crispy strips we crave. Praise the Pig: Loin to Belly, Shoulder to Ham--Pork-Inspired Recipes for Every Meal puts a focus on all things pig, with this cookbook dedicated to loads of delectable pork dishes. Learn how to shop for the right parts of the pig and then make them part of breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack time. Over 50 recipes are featured, helping you discover just how versatile this famous meat can be.
It might have a "b" logo on the top, but it's easy to see the influence of a certain Cupertino fruit company in the Beats Pill+. The portable Bluetooth speaker is still shaped like its name suggests, but is far more mature than its predecessor, with a clean grille up front and only four buttons up top. It offers 12 hours of battery life, the ability to charge your phone via the USB port on the back (it unsurprisingly comes with a Lightning cable), and compatibility with the new Pill+ app that helps manage multiple users and lets you join multiple sets together, either playing in unison or split in a left/right setup for better separation. Available in white or black.
We don't like to admit it, but most of us don't take care of our teeth like we should. Many of us forget to brush twice a day, most of us don't brush for the full two minutes and we all let our toothbrushes get frayed and ineffective. The Quip Electric Toothbrush and oral care service is out to change this. To encourage regular brushing, Quip features a sleek aluminum handle and a convenient wall mount that doubles as a travel cover. A built in smart electric vibration motor guides brushing for a full two minutes and, to ensure you actually replace your brush on time, you'll get a new head and toothpaste refill through the mail every three months from just $5 a pop.
The screen on your iPhone 6 is big. Which also means it's power-hungry. Give yourself quick access to your most-used information without the battery drain by putting your phone in an InkCase. This intelligent accessory puts a 4.3-inch E Ink display on the back of your phone, connecting over Bluetooth to let you display things like boarding passes, payment cards, or even notifications. And it measures only 4.2mm thick, so even with your iPhone inside, the whole package measures a still-pocketable 11.1mm, or thinner than an iPhone 3GS.