You’ve probably heard of steampunks and their crafty retro-Victorian movement; well, this could be an offshoot, we’ll call it junkpunk. Unless you have a better term for a desk lamp made out of a beer bottle, galvanized pipe and fittings.
If you know the Moog, you love it. The classic, spaced-out synthesizer sound has been backing dance tracks, movie sound effects and hip-hop beats for decades. Now you can turn your iPad into a Moog with their new app, and this isn’t some noisy knockoff, the app came straight from Moog’s Intergalactic headquarters.
What the hell is this beauty? Well, the simple answer is that it’s a late-60s Ford Bronco. However, it’s been completely re-imagined by the Los Angeles-based custom craftsmen at ICON. Founder and front-man Jonathan Ward & his crew take old school donor SUVs like Jeep CJs and Toyota FJs and transform them into modern monsters, complete with serious power, performance, chassis, and body upgrades.
Ward offers us his own explanation of the ICON approach, “ICON, at our core, is all about revisiting vintage transportation in a modern context. We’re also part of a resurgence in American design and manufacturing, hell bent on reviving classic American craftsmanship and industrial design quality, in detail.” And when he says detail, he’s not kidding. The ICON Bronco boasts Ford’s new 5-liter Coyote Mustang motor and a whole raft of fully custom features from bumper-to-bumper.
The design for the ICON Bronco also included the input of a team of 10 designers from Nike who took their expertise in reviving classics into a whole new realm of collaborative creation. You want one, right? Okay then, just do it.
Motorola is calling their Motoactv fitness device “the ultimate.” The watch-like unit tracks your workout stats, stores up to 16Gigs of music, and even offers “audio coaching.” All this sounds good but wouldn’t the “ultimate” device actually be doing the workout for you?
If there is just too much you don’t know about Batman to really understand his relevance in contemporary culture, this new hardcover called The Batman Files can help. It’s basically a scrapbook that chronicles the Dark Knight’s life, from lowly beginnings to his iconic status as a super hero.
Aside from a choppy, pixelated 8-bit walk down memory lane, what real uses are there for classic Nintendo game cartridges? How about turning them into bookends? Yeah, sure.
Street criminals have long relied on the trusty old box cutter for intimidating and/or slashing unsuspecting victims. But if someone approached you menacingly with this new ergonomic safety slicer you’d probably just slap them in the face and tell ’em to cut it out.
If not for the movie Back To The Future, the exotic, stainless steel DeLorean would have gone the way of the Edsel, the AMC Gremlin and the Ford Pinto – filed under goofy/extinct. But Marty McFly drove this landshark into infamy. A revived and reorganized DeLorean will soon be selling this iconic car in a futuristic all-electric model.
With all the smart technology and after effects, it’s getting harder & harder to take bad photos. So why do yours still suck? User error? Bad aim? No matter what you’re lacking, the Lytro is designed to correct all your photography shortcomings in a small, easy-to-use package. Capture the entire light field. What does that mean? It means you can focus on certain details of your photo after the fact. That’s smart.