If you’ve never heard of a “virtual stadium” you’re not alone. Nobody else has either. This $30 million dollar stadium-thing features 20-foot tall LED screens that simulate the most iconic playing fields in sports, allowing you to turn the dune behind your Dubai mansion into a virtual Fenway filled with screaming fans while you play wiffle ball with the servants.
A few years back New Zealand-based FX Bikes unveiled the world’s lightest dirt bike, a svelte little motocrosser build with a combo of mountain bike & motorcycle parts. Their newest creation is the FX5, now powered by a 4-stroke, single-cylinder, 125cc motor with optional automatic clutch. And gone are the mtb parts, meaning it’s a bit heavier at 130 pounds but still silly light. Specs are hard to come by at the moment, but stay tuned to their website for more information. Available next summer.
Swiss timing experts Piaget are known for making slim, lightweight watches but their latest, the Altiplano 38mm 900P is officially the thinnest mechanical watch in the world. To achieve this Miley-esque physique, the design has welded the movement and case into a single unit. via
Sandwichbike is a build-it-yourself bike made with a plywood frame. The idea of a bike offering flat-pack shipping and home assembly is the brainchild of Amsterdam-based designer Bastien Leijh. Years in development, the finished & fully functional Sandwichbike kit is now on sale.
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.