It's been 47 years since the top came down on a Corvette ZR1. Not since the original 1970 ZR1 has there been a convertible offering — until now. Chevrolet has unveiled the convertible version of the ZR1, which gives up nothing performance-wise to the coupe, including a top speed of over 200 MPH. While the performance is nearly identical, the ZR1 convertible comes with the added bonus of a lot of very fast wind in your hair.
Faster building times. Lower costs. Eco-friendly construction. There's already many benefits to prefabricated homes but the M.A.DI. House is adding earthquake-resistant to the mix. The home comes in an appealing a-frame design. Completely foldable, the structure needs no foundation — just a flat surface — making it ideal for temporary housing. It comes in three sizes that are completely customizable with options for solar panels and grey water systems, while installation can be completed in a single day.
Brewed using only four organic raw materials, this Norwegian Pilsner is a light, balanced option. The simplicity of the beer's recipe is reflected in the can design, opting for clean, bold packaging that stands out. The cans feature a matte finish with gold tops to emphasize the beer's quality and the brand name — Krone, which is Norwegian for 'Crown.'
Add a touch of Kentucky charm to your drinking routine with the Jim Beam Smart Decanter. This tongue-in-cheek gadget is designed not just to store your liquor, but pour you a shot on demand. Its voice capabilities aren't limited to pouring drinks, as it also dispenses humorous bits of advice in the voice of 7th-generation Master Distiller Fred Noe. Even after its wireless connection expires, it will continue to work as a regular decanter as well as an interesting piece of bourbon memorabilia.
BMW's sporty flagship hybrid is getting a few upgrades — and an all-new body style. The BMW i8 Roadster uses a plug-in hybrid powertrain similar to the prior hardtop, only updated with more capacity, power, and range. Horsepower is up 12, pure-electric range is now 33 miles, and it can now hit 65 mph without using the petrol motor, up from a paltry 43 in the prior model. Its power soft-top can raise or lower in under 16 seconds and stows away in a storage area occupied by the rear seats in the coupe. Speaking of which, it also receives the performance upgrades, as well as new interior and wheel options, and coupe-specific badging.
Designed with former elite military operatives, the Ceramic Clothing System from Vollebak is as hardcore as any extreme conditions you might encounter. It boasts a three-part layering system that is the first in the world to use ceramic technology to make their T-Shirt, Baselayer, and Midlayer. All three are abrasion resistant yet soft, stretchy, breathable and as comfy as your favorite sports clothing. And each Ceramic layer is embedded with over 100,000 particles that can't be scratched off or washed away.
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Winter is coming. That means cooler temps and harsh winds. The Triple F.A.T. Goose Eldridge Parka can handle both and look great doing so. The jacket is insulated with 675 fill power white goose down to keep your body warm, while a removable coyote fur-lined hood protects your face. Its outer shell is specially treated to repel both water and stains and is equipped with plenty of pockets to store all the essentials. Basically, it offers everything you'd expect from a luxury performance coat, but with their direct-to-consumer model, you get it for a fraction of the cost.
Presented by Triple F.A.T.
Located on a three-hundred-year-old lava flow, the Outside House is open-area living at its best. The dwelling is comprised of two pavilions. Clad in a mixture of western red cedar and reflective film, the enclosed volume houses a bedroom. A large sliding window frames in views of the rising sun. The outdoor structure is free of walls and partitions, allowing it to be immersed in the Maui landscape. The slanted roof shelters a kitchen, concealed shower, and a deck where glimpses of the Pacific Ocean and the nearby island of Kahoolawe can be seen.
Photos: Olivier Koning / Float
All Shelby Cobras are rare, but this one deserves special attention — it's the last 289-engined Cobra sold to the public, and second-to-last made. The very last one was kept by Carroll himself, and remains in the Shelby family. Finished in the original rare Rouge Iris, this 289 Cobra has been professionally restored and is ready to take a historic place in its new owner's collection.
Back in the 1960s, Hamilton was one of several companies to build field watches for the US Department of Defense, under the spec MIL-W-3818B. That same design is reborn in the Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical Watch. Although the brushed stainless steel case has increased in size from 34 to 38mm, it still retains a utilitarian dial with Roman numerals, markers, and hands that are also perfect reproductions. It's powered by a manually-wound mechanical movement, offers 5 ATM of water resistance, and has vintage-toned lume. Finished with a green NATO strap with brown leather trim, and available worldwide beginning in January.
GMC has taken its Sierra 2500HD from merely "go anywhere" to literally "go everywhere". Using the 2500HD Denali Crew Cab as the base, the All Mountain rides on Mattracks 150 Series tracks and has snowboard racks by Thule in the bed. The body is wrapped in GMC graphics with LED lights in the wheel wells and under the chassis. The All Mountain concept shows just how far you can take GMC's trucks.
It's been proven that staring at your smartphone before bed is not good for your sleep. Yet so many of us still use one as an alarm. The Circa Smart Alarm Clock aims to break you of this habit, replicating some of the same functionality while enhancing your rest. Its nightstand-friendly design was cooked up by Robert Bronwasser and has an OLED screen as well as two speakers hidden behind a piece of fabric. It works in conjunction with a thin sensor underneath your mattress to rouse you when you're in light sleep, helping you wake refreshed. It can also play your favorite playlist as you get ready for your day, and even communicate with your smart lights to help brighten your surroundings as you wake. Available in three soothing shades.
Shinola Canfield On Ear Headphones ($550).
Shinola Runwell Turntable ($2,500).
Run The Jewels / 3 ($35).
Nas / Illmatic Exclusive LP ($26).
Dr. Dre / The Chronic ($25).
Banks & Steelz / Anything But Words ($25).
Kanye West / The College Dropout ($30).
Oddisee / The Good Fight ($22).
Shinola Runwell Backpack ($995).
Shinola Canfield Over Ear Headphones ($650).
Kith Winfield Bomber Jacket ($325).
Stone Island Regular Tapered Jean ($249).
Yeezy Boosts Semi Frozen Yellow ($1,111).
Supreme x Louis Vuitton City Mask Sunglasses ($1,500).
Giles and Brother Gold Necklace ($240).
Nike Lab Hat ($29).
Instead of a New Year's resolution, make a lifetime resolution. Elysium's daily supplement now has a subscription that will help you keep a healthy routine for the rest of your life. Once you purchase the lifetime supply, you'll begin receiving their proprietary mix of nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene right to your door every month. Unlike diet and exercise, it's clinically proven to raise levels of NAD+, keeping your cells healthier, longer — and in this case, much longer.
Presented by Elysium Health.
The ideal gift is something you'll actually use (twice) every day, and it's on sale right now for the first time ever. Named one of the TIME's Best Inventions of 2016, quip is the sleek, simple, and surprisingly enjoyable electric toothbrush designed to help you brush better starting at $25. The bristles vibrate for two minutes and pulse every 30 seconds to guide a full clean in hard to reach areas, and a nifty cover hygienically stores your brush at-home or on-the-go — made slim and light for easy holiday travels. When you subscribe, you'll get brush heads delivered right when your old bristles become dirty and ineffective at cleaning according to dentists, automatically refreshed every 3 months starting at $5 with free shipping worldwide.
Presented by Quip.
When the weather takes a turn for the worse, the Hafstein Boot from UGG is up to the challenge. Each pair is crafted from waterproof leather and soft natural wool, and are ready to dominate the elements while improving your look at the same time. The hiker hybrids have sealed seams along with a cushy foam insole that makes every step over rain, ice, and snow comfortable.
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In 1994, Adidas introduced the Predator, with functional "skin" that made bending the ball easier than ever. Now, over two decades later, it's back. Debuting in time for the 2018 World Cup, the Adidas Predator 18+ Soccer Cleat stays true to the spirit of the original while improving in nearly every way. The laceless upper includes a Primeknit sock fit collar, anatomical shape, and a forged knit midfoot support for a lockdown fit. A layer of Controlskin provides added grip and outstanding feel, and a full-length Boost unit keeps you comfortable for 90 minutes and beyond. Also available in cage and street versions.
It won't help you evade Imperial forces, but the Podmakers Escape Pod will help you get away from everyday life. The circular structure is crafted from a mix of birch plywood and European oak. Clad in cedar shingles, the detached space comes in a variety of configurations, allowing you to use it as an office, studio, guest room, or an outdoor shelter. Although these layouts give you a place to start, everything from the window placement to the heating source is completely customizable.
The 1960s are the inspiration for the latest timepiece from Klokers. It features a 39mm watch-head with a patented fixing system to clip on and off, giving you the option to add to an accessory or wear with a traditional strap. It also tells time in an innovative way, with a disc for hours and minutes, and another for seconds. They turn counter-clockwise and display the time on a vertical line at the top of the dial. The Swiss-made Klok-08 is available in in 5 different color combinations, all with a 316L stainless steel case.
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Covering over 6,000 miles, the Dakar Rally in South America is one of the hardest tests of man and machine in racing. MINI and the X-Raid rally team look to reclaim the Dakar crown they held for four straight years with the John Cooper Works Buggy. Powered by a 340hp inline diesel six, the all-wheel-drive Works Buggy is a full-on offroad racing machine and will take the starting line in January 2018.
Modeled on WWII-era field watches, the Boldr Expedition Watch is a sturdy timepiece built for the outdoors. Its 41mm case is machined from 316L stainless steel and sits on a canvas strap with leather lining and brass eyelets. An automatic Sellita SW200-1 movement is visible through the sapphire case back and powers the three hands and date window, located at 4 o'clock. The inner crown bezel can be moved via the screw-down crowns, augmenting the Superluminova markers, which appear in two-tone depending on which of the six mountain-themed colorways you choose.
Designed by Marcel Breuer as a personal residence, his Connecticut House is the embodiment of his modernist vision. The home was built in 1951 but has recently welcomed a new addition. The former two-bedroom structure has nearly doubled in size thanks to a steel and glass volume that mimics the icon's signature architectural vocabulary. Like nearly all mid-century dwellings, glazing is ever present throughout the home. This design feature is most prominent in the main living area and the cantilevered master bedroom, showcasing the swimming pool and surrounding acreage.
Photos: Houlihan Lawrence
Following the fervor for the FIA's Group B spec in the 1980s, Ford's European arm conjured up the RS200 to compete with the likes of Audi's Quattro S1. Group B was killed after a handful of seasons, and Ford converted the remaining cars for street use and sold them to the public. This RS200 Evolution was privately run in rallies before being sold, and retains its race tuning, making over 600hp. One of only 24 RS200 Evolutions made, this car is a piece of rally history.
Inspired by the classic Teleavia P111 tube set created by Citroën DS designer Flaminio Bertoni, this Teleavia Retro TV Concept is a dream come true for those tired of hanging boring rectangles on their walls. Its curvy design extends past the white exterior to the screen itself, with corner-hugging curves reminiscent of modern smartphones. A brown leather handle enhances portability, and a simplified remote completes the vintage-leaning package.
Created in 1883, the Orient Express was a legendary long-distance passenger train service. The Express could carry passengers from Paris to Constantinople in 76 hours. Orient Express: Legend of Travel is a hardbound, 260-page book that serves as a visual document of the history and culture of the train. The guide includes maps of the route and vintage advertisements, along with famous passengers like Tolstoy and the stories written by Hemingway and Agatha Christie.
Providing a cycling experience on the water, Manta5 Hydrofoil Bike is a unique way to enjoy your favorite lakes, streams, and rivers. Its carbon fiber-reinforced nylon propeller is paired with a 400W electric motor, giving you a boost when pedaling alone isn't cutting it. Carbon fiber hydrofoils are optimized to provide lift and reduce drag while making it possible to handle everything from a quiet lake to choppy ocean surf.
The Shinola Large Carryall will wear your travels like a badge of honor. Durable Navigator leather is infused with oils, which will slowly age over time, adding character with every scuff and scratch - making it the ultimate no-fuss leather. Side clips expand the bag for longer trips and the leather-reinforced bottom ensures it can handle the load. The cotton-lined interior features two open pockets and a large zip pocket, while an exterior compartment keeps your phone or wallet on hand. Gunmetal hardware finishes off its rugged look.
Using two existing structures, the Zhoushan Island Restoration emerges as a modern dwelling from the abandoned ruins. The new home uses the original, locally-sourced facade as a stone shell to house the bedrooms and a studio. Their collapsed roofs have been replaced with a glass ceiling. On the eastern side, a new concrete structure has been incorporated into the previous architecture. This space serves as a common space where seaward views are always on displace through the floor-to-ceiling glazing, as well as a pair of covered terraces.
Photos: JianPing Yang, Yong Zhang / Evolution Design
The Model ELectric Cafe Racer 1 is an electric bike disguised as a cafe racer. Designers Pablo Baranoff Dorn and Alex Guliyants based the concept on a vintage 125cc Honda and ditching the ICE for a well-hidden electric motor. The result looks like a modern interpretation of a classic — with the addition of emissionless power. Denzel looks to bring the bike into production in 2018.
Building on lessons learned making its prior smartwatches, the Phase and the Vapor, the Misfit Command Hybrid Smartwatch keeps an analog design but doesn't skimp on features. It tracks steps, calories burned, distance, and sleep duration, and can provide customized notifications for calls, texts, emails, and other apps using a dedicated subdial. Automatically time and date updates, second-time-zone keeping, and the ability to act as a Bluetooth remote are also included. Its 44mm stainless steel case is water-resistant to 50 meters and comes in four colors with complementary dials.