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The WaterRower Classic is the most snob way to do sport at home. It is hand crafted from American black walnut (which may vary in color from a rich brown to purple-black because it is natural you know). Each machine is hand finished with three coats of Danish Oil to give the wood a deep lustre and warmth to the wood. How superficial can sports be sometimes… But don’t be mistaken, this is the best rower you can find on the market: wood has been chosen due to its marvellous engineering properties, primary amongst these is its ability to absorb sound and vibration enhancing the WaterRower‘s quietness and smoothness of use! Why water? Like rowing, the WaterFlywheel creates a fluid connection between rower and water using a simple immersed paddle. There is no solid mechanical connection, instead the contact between the paddle face and the water acts to dampen out any mechanical feel. Read the rest of this entry »
I don’t know how to surf. Never tried, never dared. But if I did know how to climb on a board and ride waves like a boss, I’d probably surf on something that would look like this collaboration between ISAORA and Meyerhoffer. From what I’ve heard (and did not understand), the polyester resin board is 6’6″ long and has “a negative side cut pintail for a tighter turn radius” and “a hulled nose for old school high-speed trim”. Yup!
Mostly known for their motorcycle accessories, Italian company Rizoma teamed up with Belgian fashion designer Dirk Bikkembergs to develop the 77|011 Metropolitan Bicycle. The bike simply features a monobloc carbon framework, an aluminum saddle, handlebar and pulley system. No more, no less. Priced at 3,700€, it will be available in either a white matte (see above) or carbon finish. Read the rest of this entry »
You may not be familiar with designer Nicola Formichetti but you are very likely to have seen at least one of his works. After all, he was the brains behind Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress. Nicola is preparing for a new venture now though, after being named as the first ever artistic director of Diesel watches. Mind you, the timepiece brand is no stranger to unique designs. This Diesel Unisex Digital White Resin Strap Watch instantly catches the eye due to the fact that its face features time that appears to lie on its side. The watch’s white plastic case and rubber strap present a simple yet effective style that is extremely modern too. Read the rest of this entry »
Evolved from the piano keyboard, the Seaboard by WeAreRolly is a new musical instrument which bridges the gap between acoustic and digital music by putting the control of pitch, volume and timbre right at your fingertips. Actually a limited edition of 88 GRANDs will be available for pre-order worldwide starting in April 2013. In recognition of its provenance, each will be named after a particular note on the piano keyboard, from A0 to C8. Interested, click here! Read the rest of this entry »
With Easter around, you might need a hand to have the most impressive egg collection. Some people seemingly take it very seriously. The Eggbot is an open-source art robot that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects from the size of a ping pong ball size to that of a small grapefruit. It is super adjustable and totally designed to draw on all kinds of things that are normally “impossible” to print on. Not just eggs but golf balls, light bulbs, mini pumpkins, and even things like wine glasses. This robot might well be your only chance to impress your friends with state-of-the-art Easter eggs !! Read the rest of this entry »
The Jordan Dominate Pro TD is a sleeeeek football cleat inspired by the new Air Jordan XX8. Nike’s innovative technology (Dynamic Fit Technology, Lunarlon midsole…) and this crazy minimal design. I would play football just as a pretext to buy this piece of art. Read the rest of this entry »
There are urban legends about this credit card that you may have seen in luxury stores or starred restaurant. What does it take to get your own AMEX Centurion? The real card incarnated the myths and hit the market in 1999 and to make it more exclusive they made it out of anodized titanium. At first, it was “invite only” and it was estimated that the top 1% of American Express’s clientele received an invite. Now you can apply for it but you still need to respect some requirements: clean financial records, a minimum of $250,000 annual spending, a huge net worth and a ridiculous $2,500 annual fee. More after the break.