If you're in the market for a rewarding summer weekend project, then check out the Balmain DIY Sailboat Kit ($2,590) — it has everything you need to build a fully-functioning small sailboat in your backyard or garage workshop. The kit comes with all of the wood, hardware, sealant, and glue you need, along with a sail, ropes, mast, boom, and gaff. A step-by-step instruction manual with detailed construction notes will walk you through each step of the process. All you need to provide are some simple hand tools, aquatic paint, and elbow grease. Also, a nearby body of water wouldn't hurt.
Occasionally a machine can be more than just a functional hunk of metal and grease — it can be a work of art, showcasing craftsmanship and design. The Vandeyk x Rapha Continental Bike ($TBA) is just such a machine, built as a partnership between talented, creative folks. Handmade and TIG welded in Germany from Columbus XCr Stainless Steel tubing, this highly-limited piece displays just what happens when designers and builders come together to make something beautiful. The bike stands out as a completely-original piece with a black, pink, and purple custom paint job, disk brakes, a higher tire clearance, and a longer seat.