The Audi A8 L is already a large vehicle. The Audi A8 L Extended is much larger. In development for nearly a year, it's 20.9 feet long with a wheelbase that's 3.6 feet longer than the L, and uses its extra room to make space for two more doors and two more seats. The result is a car that comfortably seats six adults while offering all the luxury and tech touches you'd expect. It's powered by a 3.0 TFSI engine putting out 310 hp, moves from 0-60 in seven seconds, and has Quattro all-wheel drive. All that car takes some serious stopping power, so it borrows the brakes from the sporty S8, and it also has extra tubes and cross braces to help maintain its rigidity. Supposedly a one-off build, the company is already received inquiries into building more — but no word on whether it actually will.
Although it may look like something straight out of Egypt, the Pyramid House is anything but ancient. Architect Juan Carlos Ramos used the clean lines and sharp angles of the classic geometric shape to his advantage to create a unconventional yet modern concept. Dispersed throughout multiple levels, a library, kitchen, two bedrooms, and a garage asend inside the peak to keep the interior open. A triangular window covers one entire side of the home, creating the dramatic component you'd expect from a pyramid-shaped house.
Funded by a Kickstarter and currently floating about on Lake Union in Seattle, this Floating Sauna is a buoyant piece of modern architecture. The deck is framed in aluminum and clad in marine-grade plywood, while the sauna is covered in treated plywood with an ebony stain and lined on the inside with spruce, which was also used to create benches within. A ladder provides access to a rooftop diving platform, and an electric trolling motor helps move the 4,500 pound structure across the water. While it's not exactly for sale, we know the project goal was $43,000, so if you want to try and talk the designers into building you one of your own, at least you've got an idea of what it will cost.
Lomography, champions of retro photography, have reached all the way back to the beginning of the art form with the Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens. Inspired by the lens created by Charles Chevalier and Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre that took the first photo of a human in Paris in 1838, this handcrafted lens lets you capture images with a unique quality modern lenses can't match. Using a achromat optic design, it creates a soft glow at large apertures and offers surprising precision as you stop down. It's fixed at a 64mm, can use Lumière and Aquarelle Aperture Plates for added effects, and is available for both Canon EF and Nikon F mounts, with your choice of black or historically-inspired brass finish.
You can't buy your way into a night in the Shark Aquarium Underwater Bedroom. That's okay, though, because if you write well enough you can stay there for free. A stay for two in this unique accommodation is being given to three lucky winners, and all you have to do is explain why you belong with the sharks for a night. As for the bedroom, it's submerged below the waters of the Aquarium de Paris' shark tank, where 35 of the fearsome fish roam, and holds a cylindrical bed, ideal for taking in the views from the 360-degree transparent wall. In addition to the accommodations, you'll also have dinner at the aquarium, get a private tour from world record-breaking freediver Fred Buyle, and, if you need it, receive round-trip airfare to and from Paris.
Based on a design that pays tribute to place the company was founded in 1854, the Timex x Red Wing Waterbury Watch makes several notable improvements over the original. Most obvious among them is a leather strap made from the same stuff Red Wing uses to craft its iconic boots, finished with a stainless steel clasp that matches the case. The dial is a simple, vintage affair, with a date complication, Arabic numerals, and Indiglo night light, and the watch is available in three styles, including a chronograph with a four-hour capacity.
Get all the joy of instant prints with the features you expect from a modern product with the Impossible I-1 Instant Camera. A reimagining of Polaroid's classic cameras, the camera body itself is extremely simple, providing only rudimentary control. But with a companion app, you can do things like adjust aperture and shutter speed, select a pre-set for effects like light painting and double exposures, control the flash, and remotely trigger the shutter. And since it uses they company's type 600 film, the results look just like the ones that come out of your vintage Polaroid — only better.
Most days call for denim, and some call for denim in a business casual setting. For those occasions Mott & Bow's Twill Denim fits the bill. Each pair is smooth, soft, comfortable and available at an affordable price. They feature 20% stretch Mercer denim for comfort, while giving you all the things you love about premium denim like an ideal fit and a look that transcends your surroundings — whether it's a fancy restaurant or a weekend grill-out. Always comfortable, always stylish, and always the best option for premium denim.
When it first launched, the Kindle was a luxury item. Over time, they've become more and more affordable. The Amazon Kindle Oasis brings things full circle. This flagship e-Reader has a tapered design that places most of the bulk — if you want to call it that; it's 20% lighter and 30% thinner than any other Kindle — near the palm of your hand, much like a folded-over paperback. The design also makes room for the dedicated page turn buttons, the 300 ppi screen with 10 LED backlights, and the connector for the included charging cover that boosts its battery life from mere weeks to months.
We all know how irritating it is to wake up to an alarm, whether it beeps, buzzes, or rings. The Shock Clock is designed to ensure you never need to hear that sound again. It does so by training your body to wake up earlier, using a wrist-mounted gadget to gently vibrate when it's time to wake up. If that doesn't work (and it will in just a few days), you'll keep a loud, annoying beep, and if that doesn't work, it actually zaps you awake. Since your body soon realises that the zap follows the vibration, that's all you'll need to wake up, and a handsome companion app makes it easy to adjust your schedule.
It might be hard for those of us living "normal" lives to imagine, but some people prefer to spend their time isolated from modern society, at one with nature. Alternative Living was born from a quest to find out why. Penned/shot by photographer and Uncrate contributor Alex Strohl, the book shows what he and his wife Andera found through four months of living out of their car, using solar panels, a solar shower, and a roof top tent to make their vehicle as self-sufficient as possible. Passing through a solid chunk of Europe, reaching all the way past the Arctic Circle in Norway, they made friends, saw amazing sights, heard terrific stories, and gained a new insight into off-the-grid living that made them question their own day-to-day lives. Available in limited quantities, with the first 250 copies both signed and numbered.
Inspired by the Yamaha BW200 — a bike that was company founder John Ryland's first ride, and he describes as "a two-wheeled three-wheeler" — the Classified Moto BW650 Motorcycle is ready for both on- and off-road adventure. The BW200 didn't just serve as a design guide, though, as it also supplied the rear swing arm, attached to a Honda XR650L donor with Yamaha WR250R forks. Also notable are the custom triple trees, stainless exhaust and intake, upholstered waxed canvas and leather seat, and the impossible-to-miss oversized STI Black Diamond tires.
We've had globes of the Earth for ages. It's time our only natural satellite got its due. The Moon Lunar Globe is a truly accurate 1/20 million replica of the Moon featuring every detail — craters, hills, and ridges — in full 3D, created using topographic data from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. All that detail does no good if you can't see it, so it has a ring of LED lights that spin around it, illuminating the correct side of the moon, recreating the lunar phases as seen from Earth, and putting every impressive detail into sharp relief. Also available without the lights, and as a larger, 1/11.5 million scale globe.
Packing more zoom than a rocketship into a surprisingly compact body, the Sony RX10 III Camera might be the ultimate walk-around shooter. It pairs a backside-illuminated, stacked 1-inch Exmor RS sensor with a ZEISS lens that stretches from 24mm all the way out to 600mm, a 25x zoom range that lets you get as close to your subjects as you want. The lens is fast, too, with a maximum aperture of f/2.4-f/4.0, and has serious image stabilization that helps get the most out of all 20.1 megapixels when you're zoomed in. Thanks to the stacked sensor, it's also plenty speedy, with a 14 fps burst mode, 960 fps slow-mo, a maximum shutter speed of 1/32,000 that also eliminates the typical "rolling shutter" effect, and 4K video capture.
Connected by a 13-foot passage, the Savion House keeps private and public areas completely separate. The front cube contains a communal living room, kitchen, dining room, and a second-story study, with wide plank and concrete floors running throughout. The space is lined with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors for added light and access to the patio and pool. The three-story rear cube holds another living room, three bedrooms, and the master with a white pine bridge that leads to a library housed in the front wing. When joined together, the two concrete and steel forms create an unmistakable L-shape.
By now, you should know that a jacket that fits you is a much better look than something that you grabbed off a rack. This Seamless Jacket from Ministry of Supply fits your frame thanks to 3D modeling. That means it's constructed around a model in computer-animated design, resulting in an exact replica of the human shape. Every detail is taken into account, from the ventilation patterns to how and where the lapel folds. The knit enables maximum stretch in all directions while providing seamless ventilation at the underarms. It fits like no jacket you've had before, while maintaining your need for comfort and everyday movement.
Take control of all your music across your entire home with the Nativ Music System. At the heart of the system is the Nativ Vita, a standalone music player that can access songs from built-in storage, Apple Music, Spotify, and most other streaming services, or from your local network, and let you browse them easily with its 11.6-inch touchscreen. It delivers bit-perfect audio to connected equipment, supports playback of DSD, DXD, and PCM audio files, lets you stream music videos to your TV over HDMI or Google Cast, and has a dedicated output stage to remove noise and jitter from the signal. It's made by hand from high-grade aluminum, Asahi glass, and solid American Oak or Walnut, and performs even better with the company's matching Wave DAC and Pulse power supply.
A classic rain jacket should be a staple of any springtime wardrobe. The Taylor Stitch Beach Jacket fits the role nicely. It's crafted from 6 oz. dry-finish waxed canvas sourced from British Millerain , the world's top waxed cotton manufacturer. Its cut is comfortable without being baggy, protective yet still lightweight, and is enhanced by details like antique brass YKK zippers, top and side entry pockets, adjustable cuffs, and a drawstring hood. Available in navy or olive and handmade in California.
Handcrafted in Texas out of thick 10 gauge steel, the sleek design of the M1 Grill betrays its meat-cooking prowess. It has a crank on the outside for moving the fire up and down, letting you get a good sear on foods like steaks while keeping chickens and hams from burning. You can keep an eye on the temperature with the Tel-Tru stainless steel thermometer, which comes in especially handy when taking advantage of the bottom-mounted, double wall-insulated firebox that has its own dedicated door, a slide out basket, and a fully welded baffle for indirect smoking. The grates are made from 1/4" thick stainless steel, and give you 481 square inches of grilling surface, which can be expanded by 328 more with the use of the secondary smoke rack — enough room to smoke three full-sized briskets at once. The industrial thermal paint that is baked on for a lasting finish, and should anything ever break, it's covered by a lifetime warranty.