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Utopia Candles

Utopia Candles from The School of Life are beautiful candles in matte black ceramic candle pots inspired by Le Corbusier’s architecture, Henry David Thoreau’s idyllic Walden Woods and Plato’s philosophy.

Throughout history, people have designed utopias, perfect worlds that aren’t exactly real and yet that serve to illuminate real needs. Contemplating utopias restores and reinvigorates us by helping us to focus on what things could, and might, one day be like.  London’s School of Life created these candles so that lighting them creates a moment in which we are able to reframe, and gain perspective over, some of the problems of our world today. €40

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Relonch Camera Elevates iPhone Photography to Magazine Quality

The gap between capable cameras and smartphones continues to close quickly, and the Relonch Camera Case would like to be the nail in the coffin. Although we doubt that will be happening anytime soon, this iPhone case has piqued our interest.

The case will slide right over your phone, and using the Lightning port will give you access to an improved APS-C sensor alongside a permanently affixed f/2 lens. The case is designed to work on both the iPhone 5 and the newly released iPhone 6, and it also serves double duty as an external battery pack for your phone – giving you an additional 4 hours of use. According to the brand, you’ll be able to take “fancy photos” that are comparable to magazine quality, and they even went as far as saying,”It would be really hard to make a trashy photo.” Although delivery is estimated for late 2015, pre-ordering is currently available through the Relonch homepage here. $499 Continue reading

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THE ICONIC “EASY RIDER” CHOPPER IS FOR SALE

Do you love Easy Rider? Do you love motorcycles? Do you specifically love the chopped Harley with the American flag that Peter Fonda rode in the movie? If you answered yes to any of those questions, want a new bike and happen to have a cool million sitting around, you can own the last remaining two-wheeled patriotic icon. The bike–there were originally four produced for the film, but the other three were stolen before it was even released–is set to hit the Profiles in History Auction Block 10/18 with an estimated ticket price from $1mil – $1.2mil. In case seeing it isn’t enough verification, it is a million bucks we’re talking about, it comes with three letters of authenticity from Fonda, “Grizzly Adams” Haggerty (the original owner) and the National Motorcycle Museum.

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Gatorade | Made in New York ft. Derek Jeter

Gatorade hits it out of the park with this epic 90-second salute to New York Yankees superstar Derek Jeter, breaking today.
If the retiring Jeter is looking for a new career, he can get a job on Madison Avenue, since he wrote some of the copy here and even suggested the Frank Sinatra song that serves as soundtrack for the ad, by TBWA\Chiat\Day in Los Angeles.
Molly Carter, Gatorade’s senior director of consumer engagement, gave Adweek a preview of the commercial, which shows Jeter surprising fans outside Yankee Stadium to the tune of Sinatra’s “My Way.”
After penning an open letter announcing his retirement this spring, the Yankees captain himself suggested a spot showing him thanking Yankee fans, said Carter. When Gatorade asked the 40-year-old (the brand’s third-longest-serving endorser after Michael Jordan and Mia Hamm) which song best summed up his career, he picked “My Way.”
“It was a true collaboration between Derek and Gatorade,” Parker said.

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What if the Apple Watch was Designed by Famous Fashion Designers?

During the World Cup, we imagined what football jerseys would look like if they were designed by famous fashion designers. With the celebrated announcement of the Apple Watch, we took the idea and applied it to the much anticipated device. While we’re unsure if the Apple Watch will bring smartwatches to the mainstream, we do believe that the Cupertino company’s implementation of customization will be a big selling point among consumers. The designs revealed thus far are rather reserved so we took some of our favorite fashion designers and brands and imagined what the Apple Watch would look like if they had a say in their design.
Alexander Wang keeps things minimal with a touch of gold and a marble print along the band, while Chanel‘s iconic interlocking rings add a wealth of luxury. Givenchy‘s tried-and-trued robotic print features subtly along the face with a hint of red on the Digital Crown. French fashion house Louis Vuitton‘s traveling heritage comes through via flag prints and a rich leather strap. Completing the collection, Maison Martin Margiela applies their avant-garde aesthetic by flipping the traditional dial with the bare essentials.

Enjoy the illustrations by Flnz Lo above. Thanks Highsnobiety

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Dremel 3D Idea Builder Printer

Dremel well known for its range of hand tools has this week unveiled its new Dremel 3D printer called the Idea Builder which has been created for the mass market and is priced at $999.

The new Dremel 3D Printer was unveiled at this years MakerCon in New York City and was built in partnership with Chinese manufacturer Flashforge. The new Dremel Idea Builder is the first 3D printer to be released by a major tool manufacture.

The Dremel 3D printer offers a build area of 230mm x 150mm x 140mm and a removable bed to help with the extraction of the finished models, but unfortunately due to this feature the bed is not heated. The included Dremel 3D software offers features that are similar to Makerware or Cura and supports both Mac and Windows with a slicing engine offering 0.1mm, 0.2mm and 0.3mm layer heights. $999

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MASS FIDELITY CORE WIRELESS SPEAKER

We love portable speakers as much as the next guy, but let’s face it, they don’t always do the best job at filling a large room with sound. The folks at Mass Fidelity believe they have addressed this issue with the Core.

Don’t let the small size of the Core fool you, this little guy offers up big sound. Thanks to a combination of both Acoustic Holography technology and Wave Field Synthesis, this bad boy sounds like its pumping out sound from two different speakers – giving you that stereo-like effect. This means that no matter where you’re positioned in relation to the speaker, you’re guaranteed to get crystal clear, booming sound. Core offers up not only optical and auxiliary connections for wired devices, but also built-in Bluetooth with aptX codec to ensure you can connect all of your favorite wireless devices as well. And don’t worry about battery life, because this thing can keep the party going continuously for up to 12 hours. As the old saying goes, big things come in small packages.

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Legion Meter

This always happens. I look at my phone and it’s at some ridiculously low battery level. Then I look at the clock and realize I don’t have time to charge it before I have to run off and do some highly important task. I either leave with a dying phone or see what I can get from five minutes plugged in. The Legion Meter plans to put a stop to this. The Legion Meter is a charge attachment, meaning this gadget will do you no good if you’ve already left the house and have nothing to plug a USB charger into. But if you can still access some power, then his little black box will kick your charge process into overtime. In fact it can speed up your charge time by 92%. The Legion Meter is $69.99 and begins shipping in December.

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SWING TIME

Höweler + Yoon Architecture have created an interactive playscape composed of 20 illuminated ring-shaped swings. The installation is located at The Lawn on D in Boston, Massachusetts and will be on display until October 31st.

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ETRICKS EVOLUTION R01

The all-terrain eTricks Evolution R01 will add some fun to your daily commuting, it is also great for the leisure and sporty trips in the weekend. The street legal moped/bicycle fusion, can be used with pedals, or with foot pegs if you want to let the 2,500 W electric engine take over and do the work for you. The R01 has a range of 25 miles and can reach a top speed of almost 30mph. Equipped with a maintenance free belt drive, powerful motor, brakes and hydraulic suspension, the Evolution R01 is the perfect machine for the new generation of freeriders.

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