The name Terence Conran is a big deal among those interested in fine woodworking & classic cabinetmaking. To celebrate the old master’s 80th birthday, Benchmark Tools has created a custom walnut & burr tool cabinet filled with premium woodworking gear: instruments for marking & measuring, chisels, planes, saws and scrapers. The ultimate woodworker’s dream gift? via
Today Ford unveiled the totally re-designed 2015 Mustang. It’s wider, lower, and clearly more streamlined than the outgoing model. Engine options for the new Pony include a standard V6, a premium EcoBoost 4, and the “of course the one everyone wants”: a performance V8.
The motorsport mavens at ICON have created a unique set of aluminum prints featuring what else but ‘iconic’ vehicles. Icon owner Jonathan Ward tapped aluminum expert Neal Feay to develop the printing process for the series which combines screen printing and anodizing.
The average computer bag or briefcase isn’t really mobile office ready. But This French-made full grain leather briefcase definitely is. Disguised as a stylish brief, it quickly converts to a pop-up mobile workstation offering privacy for your computer and plenty of pockets.
You can call Porsche’s new Macan a crossover or a compact SUV. It’s got that look, with 5 doors, 5 seats, & all-wheel-drive. But it’s still a Porsche and that means it’s a sports car at heart, so in addition to the S model, there’s also a 400hp Turbo model.
Having spent no time ever riding a 4-wheeler, it’s hard to know how much of an issue flat tires are for the hardcore quadder. But since Polaris is now offering one with airless tires, we’re assuming it’s an issue. Their new Sportsman WV850 features TerrainArmor tires that cannot pop. In fact, Polaris claims they can survive a hit from a .50-caliber round and still function just fine for 350 miles.
This surfboard-inspired table and bench come to us by way of the old wave-hounds at Duffy London. They’ve created this custom set using woodworking techniques borrowed from classic surfboard construction and used only woods from FSC-managed forests.
Like a Smart car for the sea, this 23-foot Italian made Micro Yacht gets you and a few friends on the open ocean for a fraction of the cost of those big rigs. The Jet Capsule is also well-equipped: the dining area converts to a bunk plus there are options like a compact kitchen, & even a private bathroom. via
As the lure of their big twin bikes continues to wane, Harley is taking extreme measures to get anyone under 50 on their bikes. Their solution: 2 new smaller displacement bikes, the 500CC and 750CC Street. Both are light, nimble, & very competitively priced plus they feature those classic HD looks. Maybe this will work.
Frank Zappa once said that the world won’t end in fire or ice. The other possibility: it will end in nostalgia. That probably has naught to do with Nikon’s new DF, an advanced digital DSLR with a full-frame sensor designed to evoke the golden age of square, clunky, knob-laden 35mm cameras of the early 1980s. Until its release next month shutterbugs and retro fetishists will be squirming in anticipation.