Do you work or live in a multi-story building? Are you prepared for the risk of a fire? Preparing and practicing a fire escape plan is essential and greatly increases the chances of surviving, SkySaver is the ultimate personal rescue device, making escaping easy. The portable escape kit is lightweight and easy to use, simply strap on the backpack, attach the fire-resistant cable to a secure anchor point, exit the nearest window, and the SkySaver will slowly and automatically lower you to safety. via watch the video
Concrete is one of the noble materials of contemporary architecture, this new book by Taschen called 100 Contemporary Concrete Buildings features the most exciting projects behind the contemporary concrete trend. The two-volume book highlights the best concrete work in recent years by star Architects such as Zaha Hadid and Herzog & de Meuron, to rising stars of the international scene such as James Turrell and Rudy Ricciotti.
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Flying-car developer Terrafugia have presented the science fiction-esque TF-X, the practical realization of the dream of countless visions of the future. The spectacular flying plug-in hybrid will be able to take off and land vertically, carry four people in car-like comfort, cruise at speeds of up to 200 mph, and have a non-stop flight range of at least 500 miles. Terrafugia predicts it will take the average driver about five hours to learn how to fly a TF-X, you´ll be able to deploy the wings at the push of a button in a matter of seconds, and power the propellers to take off vertically just like a helicopter. A ducted fan then provides thrust. Unfortunately Terrafugia says the TF-X will be another 8-12 years in development. watch the video
The beautiful Prisma Guitars are made from used skateboard decks! Built out of a workshop in San Francisco, California, these one-of-a-kind guitars are designed by Nick Pourfard a self-taught woodworker and industrial designer with a great passion for skateboarding and music. All guitars are 100% handmade using the wood from broken and used skateboards resulting in a completely unique design for every build. watch the video
We are suckers for a simple functional design, and we specially love products that are easy to pack and transport in a backpack or saddlebag. Best Made´s new offering is this clever Takedown Skillet, a 10” skillet made of British cast iron, with two brass wing nuts that secure the handle to the pan, so the Skillet can be broken down and stowed easily.
Hoboroll is a really great name given to a useful item that, we think, might help bring out your inner nomad. Designed by the guys at Gobi Gear, that want us to get out more, and have more fun outdoors, the Hoboroll´s smart design features five inner divisions inside, so you can easily separate and locate what you´re looking for, plus a special zip lock pocket on the side. It also has two aluminum quick release sliders that allow you maximum compressibility, to get you roll really tiny thus easy to stock up or carry around. Choose from three different colors, Pinyon Pine, Mineral Blue or Midnight Lava. Simplify your packing system.
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Olympus Air is the new device that will make all smartphone photo buffs rejoice. It´s a mirrorless camera that you can pair up with your smartphone and take the most awesome photos, with DSLR reflex quality. Plus you get the Olympus quality badge. Featuring a high speed sensor 4/3 live MOS, with 16 MP resolution, wi-fi remote control, 10 frames per second burst shooting and a silent 1/16000s shutter, this is really almost pro interchangeable lens style. The A01 also has a memory card slot, to make sure you´re not cramping your smartphone´s storage room. You can even ditch your phone and pair it with your Apple watch! using it as the live view display and control the camera interface.
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