After decades of designing & building canoes by hand, John Lockwood has created these home-build canoe kits that make building your own wooden canoe about as easy at it’s likely to ever get. The Taiga Wilderness Tripper is a full-size 17’ boat you can build step-by-step if you can follow instructions.
Poetry is not popular but inspiration is more than just a marketing objective. It has a real source. For guys like Nick Cave, J. J. Abrams, Stanley Tucci, Jeremy Irons, and 96 other literate dudes, poetry has been that source. In this collection, they share some of their favorite works & thoughts on the writing that inspires them.
In the old days, drying off after a swim or shower was as easy as picking up a towel and toweling off. But not now. We know too much; even the cleanest towels are no less than a swamp of bacteria and harmful germs. The solution: blow yourself with the Body Dryer. It uses air instead of germs to get you dry.
Local Motors has just reset the whole trike drifting underworld with their new electric-powered model. With the Verrado drift trike you don’t need a downhill slope anymore, just charge it up & the Lithium-Cobalt-Magnesium battery will keep you peeling wheels for 3 hours. via Kickstarter
The race to make the best consumer 3D printer just got another interesting entrant. Easy, out-of-the-box operation in a compact, user-friendly design makes the Micro a real contender. It uses either ABS or PLA filaments and their simple software makes designing your 3D model as easy as watching the extruder build it up & spit it out.
Just like the current M3 sedan, BMW’s new 2015 droptop M4 features the same 431 horsepower 3.0 liter six-cylinder in-line engine with M twinpower turbo technology. So if you don’t want to lose that BMW ballcap, maybe put a chinstrap on it.
This set of 12 Game Of Thrones Lego minifigs are obviously not for kids based on the price. They are also not “official” but neither of these facts should keep you from clicking the “buy” button.
The Dash is a handy handheld scanner that allows you to easily scan bar codes & add items to your Amazon Fresh home shopping list. Designed to hang in your kitchen, you just scan the product you want delivered or search for it using voice control & right on schedule, the Amazon drones will drop it off. Available in a few test markets.
Instead of simply playing basketball, Wilson’s new smart b-ball will turn your time on the court into a data stream. The app-enabled ball tracks running distance, speed, heat maps, shooting accuracy, automated shot recognition and shot distances. Available Winter 2014.