This ultra-rare Lancia was probably one of your favorite Hot Wheels cars as a kid, but did you know it was a real car? The model on auction is a 1970 Lancia Stratos HF “Zero.” Design-wise, this car was the predecessor to the iconic Lamborghini Countach that emerged a year later; its wedge-body shape is ultra-low to the ground and get this … you get in by opening the windshield. It was fully restored in 2000, even getting back its original bronze color. What would you pay?
First there was the laptop, then came the tablet and now, Acer combines the best of both with their 14-inch dual-screen Iconia. It features a full-touch interface and is driven by a powerful Intel i5 Processor. Watch a movie on one screen, while you fiddle with facebook on the other. If you crave the function of a traditional laptop, just activate the virtual keyboard and type away. If you want to multi-task your ass off, this could be just the laptop/tablet-thing for you.
Most of the world’s greatest foods are handheld items: the pizza slice, the burrito, the bagel, etc. And let’s not forget, the taco. Basically, it’s a vessel to get your dinner from the plate to your face with minimal effort. And it works. What you put inside the taco is up to you but this week, we’ve got a great recipe for chicken tacos. It’s easy; really easy actually.
In the realms of the surreal, dreams become reality. And for director David Lynch (Blue Velvet, Dune) surrealism is familiar territory. Follow actors Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, and Balthazar Getty into a strange montage of illusion, dread, and violence. Let’s not forget mystery, intrigue and psychedelia, too. This movie is tweaked but like all Lynch films, just let it wash over you like a dream and revel in the weirdness.
Serious bang for the buck. The D5100 offers Nikon’s proven image quality in a do-it-all DSLR that combines hobby camera prices and professional quality results. The stats: 16.2 MP file size, swiveling LCD monitor back, full HD video capabilities with full-time autofocus, plus new Effects & HDR settings for high-impact images. It also comes with a AF-S 18-55mm VR lens included; all for less than a thousand smackers. Believe it.
We were pretty stoked when the new iPad 2 came out, but when we laid eyes on the Miniot Cover, we got wood. Is that weird? It’s a three-way stand for your pad, but most importantly, it provides protection for your easily scratched screen. Light & slim the cover features an Ultrasuede microfiber lining. The wood comes from managed, sustainable forests and Miniot even offers free engraving. Made in Holland.
Sick of toting around your bulky, old noise canceling cans in their special little case? Lighten your carry-on bag with these earbuds from Pioneer. They block out 90% of ambient noise and the battery lasts a marathon 120-hours. A carrying pouch, 4 ear tip sizes, 1 AAA battery and in-flight plug adapter are all included.
If you’re a regular doodler, sketch artist, scribbler, poet, or planner you’re constantly looking for a pen, right? Maybe a mechanical pencil, whatever. The point is, you need to keep an implement handy. This journal bandolier does just that. Handmade and available in a wide array of colors & styles, these elastic straps wrap around your journal with Velcro and feature loops to hold your writing utensils. Various sizes to fit all Moleskine and standard journals.
The Mercedes 300SL is among the most iconic cars ever made. An incredible winning streak in races throughout the 50s didn’t hurt the car’s legacy, but it was the gullwing doors that rewrote the book on auto design. This new reproduction by Texas-based custom builders, GWA, is based on the winning 1952 Panamerica car. Aside from the silhouette and period-correct looks, this car is all new. Its powered by a new V8 Benz engine, gearbox & drivetrain, and the body is made from aluminum. Classic style with modern reliability.
What was once lost at sea, finally comes home to port. South African furniture designer, Nic Kruger, makes custom furniture from shipwreck materials. Timber, metal and various structural parts dredged up from the ocean floor are reworked in Kruger’s shop to create incredibly rich and textured pieces. Worn, rusty, bent and beat, these materials make gorgeous furniture that is truly one-of-a-kind.