No need to pass the motorcycle license to buckle on these two wheels. Bringing a bit of madness in a sector often sanitized because normally companies focus on performance, the guys behind Ono Bikes has tried a mixture of genres. The result is a model with low seat and voluntarily raised handlebars. Ono Bikes are available on two versions, ARCHONT and ARCHONT Electric. Regular ARCHONT (20kg) is powered by paddles while the ARCHONT Electric comes with electric motor installed weighing 55 kg and capable of a top speed of 80 km/h. It goes 99 km on a single charge.
Urban Armor Gear are specialists in ultra rugged protective cases for your beloved gadgets, their latest release is this Armor Shell for the new and fragile MacBook 12-inch laptop. Designed for the outdoors and taking along your adventurous trips, the light-weight, low-profile case, is built to meet military crash-test standards, and uses a combination of patent-pending hard composite outer shell and shock resistant rubberized bumpers for 360-degree protection. It also features a dual lock secure screen closure, and cooling vents to keep your prized possession cool even when heavily armored. Available in 2 distinctive colors, clear and smoke grey. $80
Some regard it among the best albums ever made. Others think it’s too disjointed. Regardless, it’s one of the most important albums ever recorded, and now you can own the first copy ever pressed. The Beatles White Album Pressing No. 0000001 was given to Ringo Starr upon the album’s completion, with the other three band members receiving Nos. 0000002-4. It was pressed from the very first masters (as indicated by the -1 matrix numbers), has “Factory Sample Not For Sale” stickers on both discs, and, since it was stored in a bank vault for 35 years, is in pristine condition, as are the pack-in portrait photos and lyric poster. A piece of rock history that would be the highlight of any collection, with proceeds going to benefit the Lotus Foundation. Continue reading
Designed by Italian JM Architecture studio, the Montebar Villa is a minimalist residence located in Medeglia, Switzerland. The prefabricated wood house lies on a slope that faces the Swiss alps, with the main entertainment areas opening up to the beautiful view. The huge top-to-bottom front glass facade lets in plenty of light during all four seasons, and offers dramatic views of the tranquil surroundings. Continue reading
Inspired by pocket journals from the early 1900s, The Standard Memorandum is designed to chronicle one year of your life. Word. Notebooks has once again teamed up with designer and illustrator Jon Contino to create a modern version of this storied notebook. $11.00
Developed in conjunction with Yamaha and debuted at the 1965 Tokyo Motor Show, the Toyota 2000 GT was Japan’s first “supercar”, capable of a 135 mph top speed. Only 351 were built, and only 50 made it to the US. This particular 1968 example was the first of those, and the 100th production chassis made. It’s rare in that it’s set up for left-hand driving, and also includes the original owner’s manual and rarer still complete original factory tool roll. Repainted just this year in factory-correct Bellatrix Yellow, it’s one of the best examples of these until recently under-appreciated cars available. Its on auction now at Keno Brothers. Estimate $600.000
While you never know when disaster may strike, you can always be prepared for it. Bad stuff happens, so be prepared for any possible fire with the Saver Emergency Breath System, a personal life-saving device designed to mobilize an individual in the event of a fire and help one escape safely. Easily activated, the compact device filters toxic gases, preventing smoke inhalation for up to 5 minutes, giving you time to escape from the fire. $69
Britain was the country that turned Christmas into an advertising showcase. But this year, a Spanish ad from Leo Burnett Madrid might just beat anything the U.K. turns out.
The holiday season in Spain unofficially kicks off with the much-anticipated annual ad for the Christmas lottery. A national tradition since 1812, the Christmas lottery is more of a group affair than other lotteries—it’s traditional for people to share the winnings by buying shared tickets with colleagues, friends and family.
The new Burnett spot captures this sentiment beautifully through the story of Justino, a lonely overnight security guard at a mannequin factory. Justino passes the time by playing with the mannequins, and setting them up in poses for the factory’s daytime staff to enjoy. And in the end, they repay his kindness in an unexpected way. Continue reading
Think Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, America, Eagles, Steely Dan, Sunshine & soul and you get YOUNG GUN SILVER FOX. Not in such a long time did we hear such a joyful and easy album. The forces behind Young Gun Silver Fox are Andy Platts and Shawn Lee. It was inevitable that two of the UK’s most prolific and versatile pop music linguists would one day collaborate on a studio project that crystallized many of their creative strengths. West End Coast fuses the talents they’ve mastered in their respective careers, from Andy’s role as frontman and co-founder of Mamas Gun to Shawn’s numerous self-produced projects with AM and his own Ping Pong Orchestra. What’s even more interesting is the way the album conceived. Continue reading
If you think you’re good at coming up with imaginative emoji combinations, think again! The Emoji-to-English Dictionary challenges you to step up your game with more than 100 phrases that will have you ROFL. This unique guide gives you the lowdown on the most hilarious and unexpected emoji phrases around. Divided by topic, each chapter translates dozens of emoji combinations into plain ol’ English, so that you can quickly incorporate them into your messages–and even brainstorm crazy one-liners of your own! $10 Continue reading