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DEUS EX MACHINA AGO TT MOTORCYCLE

Named after racer Giacomo Agostini, who won 13 Grand Prix championships and 10 Isle Of Man TT’s, the Deus Ex Machina Ago TT Motorcycle is part tribute, part modern reinvention. Based on an MV Agusta Brutal 800rr, the bike sits on a custom subframe, and offers several dramatic features, among them the custom aluminum tank shell formed from seven separate pieces of aluminum. There’s also a handmade aluminum tail that houses the electronics, a custom Öhlins rear shock, Beringer hand controls, and a Scitsu tach. Also notable is what it’s lacking, namely a headlight, turn signals, and license plate, as they’re unnecessary for a bike whose only home is the track. Continue reading

Posted in Ride on August 29th 2016 comments
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Philips Hue motion sensor turns lights on for you

So you have your home all decked out with some sweet smart lights that you can control with your phone. Big deal. True convenience is when your lights turn on exactly when you need them to, without you even lifting a finger. And Philips’ new motion sensor can help you achieve that. The $40 device will be available in October. Continue reading

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Pirelli Stars of the 2017 Pirelli Calendar by Peter Lindbergh

Pirelli has announced the stars of the 2017 Pirelli Calendar by Peter Lindbergh. One of the most prestigious features to be included in every year, the calendar has become an institution over the last few decades. Not only does it always features the most iconic models and stars, it is always shot by the very best photographers as well.

After the 1996 in California (El Mirage Desert) and 2002 in Los Angeles (Paramount Studio), this is the third Pirelli Calendar that Peter Lilndbergh has photographed. The calendar has been shot in five locations: Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Le Touquet (North of Paris) and New York. Continue reading

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HYDRO FLASK 64 OZ GROWLER

Lovers of stouts, lagers, pilsners, ales, porters, and all other frosty beer varietals, rejoice! No longer must you put your bottles and jugs into an ice-filled chest in order to venture away from your fridge. Never again shall you feel compelled to chug your suds lest the remainder get too warm to enjoy. Hydro Flask, makers of a wide variety of superb beverage vessels – from water bottles to coffee to-go mugs to food flasks – have introduced to the world their newest method of brew transport: the 64 ounce wide-mouth Growler.

Alongside many of Hydro Flask’s standard features – like the ability to keep liquids cold for up to 24 hours, keep them warm for up to 6 hours, and guard from external temperature variations – this Growler also comes equipped with the brand’s Fresh Carry System, a leak-proof seal for improves portability and temperature control. And this BPA-free stainless steel container comes in any of 5 different colors of sweat-free powder coat finishes. It can be yours for just $65.

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Beaches

It’s not too late! There’s still time to cross one more book off your summer reading list. For those in need of one more reading suggestion before summer shuts the door and the work week picks up, here are some ideas.

Gray Malin is the artist of the moment for the Hollywood and fashion elite. His awe-inspiring aerial photographs of beaches around the world are shot from doorless helicopters, creating playful and stunning celebrations of light, shape, and perspective, as well as summer bliss. Combining the spirit of travel, adventure, luxury, and artistry, Malin built his eponymous lifestyle brand from a deep passion for photography and interior design. His work forges the synergy between wanderlust and adventure, creating the ultimate visual escape. $26

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How Wine in a Can and ‘Brosé’ Are Helping Marketers Appeal to Millennials

Move over, wine snobs. Millennials are disrupting wine marketing. The age group is outguzzling baby boomers in terms of wine consumption: 36 percent of wine drinkers in the U.S. are millennials versus 34 percent of baby boomers, according to the Wine Market Council. And to appeal to these millennials, wine brands are busy crafting innovative packaging, clever labels and more approachable messaging.
Compared with older generations, millennials are more likely to drink wine at least once a week, noted Beth Bloom, senior food and drink analyst at Mintel. “Forty-nine percent of millennials say the wine they drink says a lot about them, compared to 36 percent of the general population,” she said.

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Omega eyewear collection

Omega is launching its first eyewear collection for men and women in partnership with Italian eyewear powerhouse Marcolin, the group behind brands such as Tom Ford and Balenciaga. Across all brands, Marcolin produced a staggering 14.3 million eyeglasses in 2015. Each model of Omega sunglasses will be made in Italy. Exclusively available at Omega stores. Continue reading

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Tobacco Humidor Candle

If you have a penchant for lighting up a fine cigar after a long workweek, you’re no doubt familiar with the intoxicating aroma that comes from a fully-stocked humidor. Cedar and dry tobacco smell so good together that we’ve considered just leaving our humidor open to inhale that scent 24/7. Problem is, that would mean a quick death for our precious cigars. So we came up with a better option. When lit, the Tobacco Humidor Candle will fill your space with the rich scent of a loaded humidor. Musky cedar and earthy tobacco fill the air when you spark this 100% soy wax candle. Each Tobacco Humidor Candle is handmade in New Jersey. Save the Cubans for smoking. Fill your room or office with the scent of a stocked humidor with this candle. $24

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TEMPUS ELECTRIC BIKE

One of the problems with a lot of electric bikes is their styling. Though they can be very cool, fun, and quite convenient, it seems that their inventors are so consumed with the idea of ‘future tech’ that they fail to realize that design and technology are not mutually exclusive. They forget that it is possible to have something built with forward-leaning machinery that doesn’t look like a vehicle out of a Jetsons cartoon. At least, that’s the lesson that should be learned from the folks at Tempus Electric Bikes.

This beautiful bike, which draws styling cues from classic cafe racer motorcycles, is fitted with a 1000 watt hub motor and a 48 volt Lithium-ion battery – that takes only 5 hours to recharge. It can reach speeds of up to 31 miles per hour and its Aircraft-grade Chromoly steel frame supports a maximum load capacity of 350 pounds. And if while riding, you do get up to an uncomfortable speed, the 26 inch wheels can be brought to a halt with the already-equipped Marks M2 Hydraulic disc brakes. This two-wheeled melding of past and future can be yours for just $5,000 Canadian Continue reading

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Dyson Hot + Cool Link

Dyson is essentially the low-key English home-goods version of Tesla. Except instead of electric cars that would make the Roadrunner cry, they make magical air-multiplying fans that have no blades. Now they’ve taken three examples of modern Dyson sorcery — blade-less fan, heater and air purifier — and ensorcelled them all into one. It’ll heat and cool the air while utilizing a HEPA filter to clean your breathing space. Out September 6; sign up for a notification from Dyson. $600

Posted in Gadgets on August 25th 2016 comments
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