Designed like a classic teardrop camper, these new convertible campers from Canada’s Safari Condo company feature the low, compact dimensions that makes towing a teardrop easier but once parked, they pop-up. The added vertical space is made of windows that bring in light while keeping it light enough for car towing. Two models are available.
Lytro’s Light Field camera technology works differently than regular cameras. Instead of a 2D image, it captures the entire light field, enabling users to adjust focus after the shot is taken, change the image perspective, turn images to 3D, and add Living Filters to create amazing images. The new Illum model is available for pre-order now.
Despite all the shiny, snorkel-equipped SUVs you see on the freeways, surprisingly few ever even get dirty, let alone cross a body of water larger than a puddle. That’s not the case with this amphibious 4X4 from Dutch off-roaders Amfibious Transport. This waterhog is built for performance on land as well as water built around the proven Toyota Land Cruiser body & motor. It drives just like you’d expect on land but cruises along steadily at 8-MPH on the water, no matter how deep it gets.
Build after new build, Copenhagen’s Wrenchmonkee garage continues to push custom bike design blending fresh ideas with classic looks. Their latest is an ’05 Triumph Thruxton turned scrambler that features a mix of vintage parts, Italian hardware, & ridiculous attention to detail. via
This is not your run-of-the-mill shed. The Tetra Shed is a modern, modular, multi-use shelter/space that you build yourself. Constructed from a plywood core that comes flat-packed, the 28-sq. foot interior features programmable under-floor heating and LED lighting. How you configure & use it is up to you: sauna, kiosk, or secret hideout. You can even join a few together to create a small house.
This week at the New York Auto Show, Audi unveils their upgraded RS7. The Dynamic Edition is a pumped up version of the already sporty sedan that will feature a more powerful 560-horse twin-turbo motor, Dynamic Ride Control suspension, plus red brake calipers & black valcona honeycomb-stitched leather sport seats with crimson red seatbelts.
Since the 1 percent is really only 1 percent, all the luxury car brands are working out new ways to get more people into their cars. Aston Martin came up with the V8 Vantage, a 430-HP luxury coupe (also available as a roadster) aimed at the U.S. market. Somehow, Aston has priced this awe-inspiring 190-MPH beast below $100 grand. $99K to be exact.
The new URSA from Blackmagic is a surprisingly affordable 4K video camera designed for professional filmmakers. Features include a 10-inch fold out monitor, large user upgradeable Super 35 global shutter, 4K image sensor, 12G-SDI and internal dual RAW and ProRes recorders.
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.
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