No longer the sole province of huge government organizations or private defense companies, getting into space is being revolutionized by private companies. SpaceX is leading the charge with their reusable rockets, but in a sign of how far technology can filter down, Joe Barnard is building his own — albeit on a smaller scale. While Joe hasn't successfully landed a rocket yet, he's getting closer every day, along with learning a lot in the process.
Shanghai is known for is modern towers but if you look below its skyline, there's a wealth of Art Deco treasures. Defined by its geometric forms and gold accents, the architectural style rose to fame in the 1930s and was the epitome of glamor and luxury. Take a tour of two of the city's most notorious Art Deco buildings, the Grand Theatre and the Paramount.
After nearly a century of setting the standard in bootmaking, Viberg has entered the sneaker game. The only sneaker made entirely in Canada and the result of years of studying Nike and the Jordan Brand, they feature a silhouette that draws inspiration from classic athletic footwear from the 1980s and 90s. Each pair is built upon a Vibram Sphike RGS sole that you'd typically only find on a rugged hiking shoe. This robust foundation not only provides comfort but also gives you the best traction we've ever seen in a sneaker. The upper is lined with contrasting Italian horsehide panels and supported by soft padding at the tongue and collar, a heavyweight leather insole — the same one used on their boots — and a removable leather footbed. Available in black or white, each pair is finished with custom linen laces from Italy and use Viberg's #1003 Last.
Viberg sizing, take your equivalent US size listed next to the Viberg Size.
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Although we all might think we're beer experts, Garrett Oliver actually is. While sampling a variety of pilsners, IPAs, and dark Lagers, the Brooklyn brewmaster uses his particular set of skills the decipher between cheap brews and the expensive stuff.
Aston Martin's upcoming Valkyrie hypercar is anticipated to be one of the highest-performing and technologically advanced cars ever to be sold to the public. Designed by F1 aerodynamic ace Adrian Newey, currently employed by the Red Bull F1 team, the Valkyrie is an uncompromising race car for the road. But the heart of any car is the engine and legendary British manufacturer Cosworth was tasked with building the 6.5-liter V12. Carfection got an early look at the naturally-aspirated, 1,000 horsepower unit during testing on Cosworth's dyno, in all its 11,000-plus RPM glory.
Leaning on decades of audio experience, Grado took their time developing their first Bluetooth headphone. It was worth the wait. The GW100 delivers the effortless detail and power the brand is known for, using the same signature drivers. Their open-back design is a world first for Bluetooth headphones and has been built to reduce escaping sound by up to 60% compared to wired open-backs. And while the wires might be missing, Grado's timeless design language remains intact, ensuring they look great with any ensemble.
Wireless: Bluetooth 4.2 with apt-X / Battery Life: 15 hours / Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz / SPL 1mW: 99.8 dB / 3.5 cable with Remote and Mic included
Made from hand-selected A36 hot rolled steel that is left untreated to allow it to age naturally and beautifully from season to season, Stahl's new X firepit will be a center of warmth and attention for generations. Each minimalist firepit is made in Portland, Oregon and includes four 3/16 inch steel pieces that can be assembled in minutes with no complicated parts or screws.
Height: 13.5" / Width: 32.5" / Length: 32.5" / Weight: 90 lbs.
The distillation process behind booze is always fascinating but the techniques used for Aviation Gin are downright unbelievable. From sunrise meditations to serenades by Sarah McLachlan, owner Ryan Reynolds reveals the extreme measures his distillers go through the ensure each bottle of Aviation Gin is impeccable.
When John F. Kennedy kicked off the space race by announcing the goal of landing on the moon by the end of the decade, it was one of the biggest crunch times in history. The newly-formed NASA faced the nearly-impossible task of not only getting there but designing and building the multitude of systems required to make the trip. On December 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launched and put three astronauts in orbit around the moon. Flying on largely untested equipment, the mission was a success as the crew spent Christmas watching the Earth rise over the horizon of the moon.