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2016 HARLEY DAVIDSON SOFTAIL SLIM S

Harley Davidson has taken everything that was great about the Softail Slim and tweaked it even further to their liking for the 2016 Harley Davidson Softail Slim S.

For starters, they’ve added a Screamin’ Eagle Air-Cooled Twin Cam 110B engine to give it more power than its predecessor. The military theme has been taken up a notch with an Olive Gold Demin paint option atop a mostly black core. The bike sports that latest technology, such as anti-lock brakes and a new electronic throttle system. Yet, somehow, it doesn’t look technological. It has horizontal rear shocks hidden in its guts, so you get a classic-looking hardtail frame that is a signature rigid look for the Softail model. It’s available for $18,499.

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NASA GRAPHICS STANDARDS MANUAL

For those that grew up in late ’70s and ’80s, the graphic designs of NASA are some of the most memorable of the period, appearing on everything from hats to the Space Shuttle. This reprinting of the NASA Graphics Standards Manual celebrates this outstanding identity system, which was used from 1975 to 1992. Recreated from the personal copy of one of the original designers, it covers the logo, placement, and color schemes that helped capture the imagination of a generation and make the American space agency a lasting, iconic part of our legacy of exploration. $80 on Kickstarter

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2016 Vans Infuse Snowboard Boots

After a year-long hiatus due to one of their manufacturers shutting down, Vans Snowboard Boots are back and better than ever. The new Infuse is Vans’ highest-performing boot and shares DNA with their highly acclaimed Andreas Wiig pro model from years past. The boot features a dual-lace system consisting of a traditional lace system with a Boa zone that tightens across your ankle to lock your foot in. It also features a power strap across the cuff of the boot to provide ample support when things get heavy. If you are someone who rides the entire mountain, these boots will give you enough stiffness and support to tackle steep lines while still being supple and flexible enough for flowing lines through the terrain park. $360

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The Party Is On The Roof

MIA Design Studio have completed one of the villa designs, that are part of the Naman Residence project, located on Non Nuoc Beach in Vietnam. What is special is that the roof is used as party place, Continue reading

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POLAROID SNAP INSTANT CAMERA

The Polaroids of old were popular not because they were great photographic tools, but because they were fun. The Polaroid Snap Instant Camera offers a similar feeling of casual spontaneity, updated for modern times. Each time you snap a photo, you can use the integrated ZINK printer to spit out a 2″ x 3″ print that you can share IRL, instantly. Of course, being a digital camera, it also stores the 10 megapixel shots on a Micro SD card, and gives you several different shooting modes, including color, black and white, a vintage Polaroid filtered, and “photo booth”, which snaps six quick images in ten seconds. $100

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Vantage Robotics Snap

Snap takes a different crack at the consumer drone equation. Rather than creating a heavy giant like the latest DJI Phantom or some crappy toy that you’d buy off QVC, Vantage Robotics has chosen to create a drone that packs high quality recording equipment in a lightweight ultra-compact body.

The app-enabled Snap allows users to perform a number of automated camera movements that let you focus on the action while the drone maneuvers with a range of 150 meters. Speaking of motion, the 4k camera handles it well thanks to state-of-the-art gimbal stabilization.

Perhaps one of the coolest things about the drone is just how compact it is. It easily transports in a backpack and is durable enough to endure the trip.

Snap is available now for pre-order from Vantage Robotics. The drone still claims a rather hefty pre-order price tag at $895, but with insanely high-quality video recording on-board in a device that you can take out of a backpack then toss into the skies, Snap offers something pretty cool for both drone enthusiasts and those looking to make their first foray into the class of products.

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The Broad

The Broad, a contemporary art museum designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, is due to open on September 20th in Los Angeles, California. Continue reading

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Technics Turntable

Panasonic has announced it will relaunch and reinvent its iconic Technics turntable series. At the show, Panasonic presented a prototype of the new direct-drive turnable. Made from stark aluminum, the prototype features classic lines and a utilitarian aesthetic. The relaunch announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise, seeing as recent data collected for the British Phonographic Industry shows that vinyl sales in the UK are up 56 percent year-on-year, reaching their highest mark since 1994.

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RECENTLY

Snapping great photos with your iPhone is easy. Getting those shots grouped and printed is not. Unless you’re using Recently. This combination app and service automatically curates 100 of your most recent photos, then has you upload them once a month. When they’re received, they’re printed into a customized, high-quality 7″ x 10″ magazine with the date displayed prominently for easy sorting. You can use as few as 50 photos to make a magazine, or if you’re a prolific shooter, use the simple editing tools to decide what goes in and what stays out. It’s one of the easiest ways to get your latest photos in the palms of your hands. $8.99 p/month

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The Book of The Dog

Available in September, The Book of the Dog by Angus Hyland and Kendra Wilson features all kinds of dogs along with an impressive collection of dog art and illustrations by artists both living and dead. Interspersed throughout the Pentagram-designed paperback are short texts about the artists and breeds, paying homage to man’s best friend. Packaged beautifully, the book will appeal to dog and art lovers of all ages. $10

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