Get That 1940’s Style with Persol Galleria 900 Series
Renowned Italian eyewear maker Persol launched their Galleria 900 series. Inspired by their style of 1940s, the series revolves around five designs; handmade from unique lightweight acetate patterns and supreme arrow that is very distinctive of Persol’s signature. Frame colours are available in Havana, Black, Stripe Grey, Striped Yellow, and Striped Brown Grey.
Persol PO3141V $240.00
Persol PO3142V $240.00
Persol PO3143V $240.00
Persol PO3148S $240.00
Persol PO3152S $240.00
A Style Defined by Industrial Modernism: Moto Adonis XV750
© Mark Meisner
The beauty of custom work is that there’s none like it. It is truly made to your own liking. While diehard riders can argue it is bastardising the already beautifully crafted silhouette, others beg to differ. A 27-yr old man from Holland named Daan Borsje of Moto Adonis fabricated his own version of the Yamaha Virago XV750. Trust me, it doesn’t look anything like the original.
Parts from Yamaha YZF R1 were used for the front-end, while the clip-on came from Kawasaki Ninja. Benelli supplied the tank, a perfect combination for a Virago frame. Tuck under the black leather-seat is a box that stores its electronics. Some of its modern touches include LED taillight, keyless ignition, blinkers, and a circular Koso speedo set.
Borsje didn’t take any shortcuts either for the exhausts. Instead of directing the pipes downward, he designed it so that it slithers through the side, creating a boxy outline complementing the V-twin engine.
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Discover Chester Barrie Autumn Winter 2016 Lookbook
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Stay Hydrated with Memobottle as your Everyday Carry
With strengthened campaign to reduce green house gases, it is not surprising that oil is the primary target. Plastic is a by-product of petroleum and it is non-biodegradable per se. We can’t avoid using plastic, but we can minimise this by using it longer. 50% of the plastic we use ends up being thrown away with just one use and one of these products is the innocent looking disposable bottled water. Memobottle decides to change that by introducing a flat-designed water bottle, resembling the size of paper for easy storage in your bag.
Bringing your own water bottle not only reduces the use of plastic but also easy on your pockets. Made from BPA-free, durable plastic, this memobottle is leak and freezer proof. Perfect for people on the go and those wanting a minimalist item for daily use. Not to be used with carbonated drinks or hot liquids.
The memobottle is available in A5 and A6 size, with 750ml and 375ml capacity respectively.
Memobottle A5 $27.00 and A6 $24.00.
NOVITEC ROSSO Ferrari 488 GTB
As if a stock Ferrari 488 GTB isn’t good enough, a tuning company in Germany called NOVITEC decides to up the ante by offering premium aftermarket market parts. Carbon fibre bits such as front lip, side wall air-guide and skirts, rear diffuser, rear wing/lip, rear side air-outlet, rear centre air-outlet, tail light covers, make up the aerodynamic package.
NOVITEC also offers two types of wheels: NF 4 and NF 7; all designed to complement the Ferrari silhouette. While the suspension package features a hydraulic adjustment at the front, which rises and falls at 40mm, with a touch of a button, and sports springs to suit the original damper sets.
Performance wise; Novitec introduces its Plug&Play N-tronic Kit coupled with its exhaust system with flap regulation that boosts the power to 772hp at 7950 rpm while generating a maximum torque of 892 Nm at 3,250 rpm.
NOVITEC mentions they provide wide selection of custom interior with materials ranging from leather, carbon fibre and alcantara.
Photos don’t do the car justice so here’s a video of the car at full throttle and listen to that glorious twin-turbo V8 coupled with Novitec’s very own exhaust system, a fitting way for a Ferrari to sound like.
Le Man’s Legend: The 1966 Ford GT40
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Photos by RM Sotheby’s
In the earlier years prior to 1966, European cars dominated endurance races. They were practically invincible; one of these car companies was Ferrari. Having won nine championships; they were a force to reckon with. In the spring of ’63, reports circulated that Enzo Ferrari wanted to sell his company to Henry Ford. It was also known that the American car mogul that was fascinated by the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the early 1960s.
However, things didn’t go according to plan. Ferrari kept his company and Ford ended up sour with the whole ordeal. As a result, he decided to make a car to rival the champion. Ford partnered with British car manufacturer Lola. With Lola MK6 GT mated with Ford’s V8 engine as the starting point, their marriage created the iconic Ford GT40. GT stands for Grand Tourer and 40 for its height of 40 inches (101.6cm)
A series of retirement during the races became rampant for the first couple of years of the Ford GT40. Because of this, another legend Carroll Shelby was brought in to assist the program. They finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, took the championship for another three consecutive years, and ending Ferrari’s six year reign. This cemented Ford GT40’s legacy as one of the American legends to conquer the European endurance race.
This Ford GT40 with chassis number P/1057 is one of the 31 Mark I units with similar mechanical and race-spec parts while being configured as road legal. Robert Ash, a renowned GT40 restorer, made a few minor altercation/upgrades during its acquisition until it was later sold to a Washington-based collector. Detailed here is the history of its ownership and restorer. Bidding is on 19th August with a starting price of $3,250,000.
Big Small Coffee Shop and B&B
© Eric Zhang, Yu Cheng
- Source: ArchDaily
- Total Area: 34 sqm
- Coffee shop: 19 sqm
- B&B/Office AIO: 15 sqm
- Architects: Office AIO
- Location: Beijing, China
- Project: 2016
- Photographs: Eric Zhang, Yu Cheng
Situated in central Beijing, China lies a small space housing a coffee shop, B&B/office. While the project presented a challenge in itself, it ended with some fascinating and peculiar features.
The Big Small Coffee Shop owners intend to bring coffee culture in a country known for drinking tea without looking mainstream. The interior is littered with neutral colours with shades of brown and a myriad of materials such as leather, granite, and wood. Its set-up resembles a bar where the baristas serve coffee behind the table, while providing closer human interaction. On top features an opening pitched roof that offers natural light to flood the inside.
From behind, they acquired another space that was intended house their staff but ended up being used as accommodation for guests or as an office.
A Minimalist Shoe Horn by MENU That Looks Like an Art Piece
One of the most overlooked items at home is the shoehorn. Most people don’t have it, while those that do either look ghastly or missing in action. Scandinavian brand MENU decided to change this. And with the help of Australian designer Charles Wilson, they made the most sleek and modern looking shoehorn in the market.
Made from polished stainless steel, alloys and magnets, the shoehorn acts as an ornament when not in use. Simply stick it on the magnetic mount when you’re done.
Size: H 34,5 cm / Ø 7,5 cm
Shoe Horn by MENU $99.95.
Nintendo Classic Mini: NES
Recollect the time playing NES on a hot summer’s day because Nintendo is launching a mini version of the classic. The miniature NES is packed with 30 classic games from the past with multiple suspend points to resume your progress. It connects via HDMI port to your TV set and retains its original NES controller design.
Regretably, Kotaku reported that no expansion pack available for this console, and cartridge dock won’t open. No connection to the internet or external storage devices either. The device is a stand-alone but we expect a following, thus mods will become available.
The List of Games.
- Balloon Fight™
- BUBBLE BOBBLE
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
- Donkey Kong™
- Donkey Kong Jr. ™
- DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
- Dr. Mario™
- FINAL FANTASY®
- GHOSTS’N GOBLINS®
- Ice Climber™
- Kid Icarus™
- Kirby’s Adventure™
- Mario Bros. ™
- MEGA MAN® 2
- NINJA GAIDEN
- Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
- SUPER C™
- Super Mario Bros.™
- Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
- Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
- TECMO BOWL
- The Legend of Zelda™
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™
The Miniature NES will be available on 11th November. Priced at $60.00
A.P. Donovan Mahogany 7/8 Straight Razor
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Remember the time when your grandpa brought you to the barbershop to have your very first proper haircut? I do. The place was shabby, rusty barber chair with barber paraphernalia displayed in front. Aside from clippers, hair comb, and scissors, one in particular that stood out was the straight razor. Mainly utilised to shave beard, it was used to cleanly shave my sideburn.
While shaving has been modernised with the advent of safety razors and electric shavers, the tradition of straight razor lives on. It is that nostalgic feeling that most men (and women perhaps) yearn for. After all, we humans try to seize our youth through material possessions.
Based in Germany, A.P. Donovan became known for its handcrafted straight razors. Their straight razors are made from the finest steel with hardness of up to 65HRC.
One of their shaving kits is presented here, packaged in a small box.
The blade is made from Damascus steel with hardness of up to 63HRC. The handle on the other hand, is made from Mahogany that balances out the weight of the razor.
Fine shaving brush bristles came from badgers; known to last for many years of use. Organic ingredients were used to give a natural feel on the skin. Leather strops came from Kazakh cows while the other side is made from tough linen fabric. Abrasive paste is also included on days when the blade needs a bit of an extra sharpening.
The result is an astonishing product presented in an elegant box with a tag For Alphas Only – a notion their products are for alpha males.
Grab your A.P. Donovan Mahogany 7/8 Straight Razor Set from Amazon $179.95
Another brand that is making rounds on the Bluetooth speaker sector is Danish company Vifa. Started in 1933, this premium speaker supplier decided in 2014 to launch their line of quality speakers. One of these quality speakers is named after the capital city of Norway, the Vifa Oslo.
Equipped with two 50mm for midrange and tweeter, and two 65mm woofer all using neodymium magnet and is driven by Digital Pure Path amplifier with powerful four channels. Two passive radiators are located at the sides support the woofer to achieve the right amount of frequency. A Lithium Ion battery powers the Vifa Oslo while the connection is dealt with Bluetooth 4.0 aptX, AUX 3.5mm mini-jack and NFC.
Frame is made from one-piece diecast aluminium while the enclosure is made from polycarbonate grills covered with fabric made by Kvadrat; the same company that also made the cover for the A9 by B&O Play.
The result is a high dynamic range of sound packed in a small footprint. Discreet but also wanting to be noticed.
|Dimension:||268 mm/181 mm/90 mm|
|Colours:||Pebble Grey, Anthracite Grey, Ocean Blue, Sand Yellow|
|Connectivity:||Bluetooth 4.0 aptX
AUX 3.5 mm mini-jack
|Battery:||Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery|
|Materials:||Frame/One piece diecast aluminium
Grills/Custom made Kvadrat textile
2 x 50 mm Vifa unit with aluminium cone and neodymium magnetWoofer
2 x 65 mm Vifa units with flat sandwich cone and neodymium magnet. Mounted mechanically back to back in a force balanced configuration supported by 2 passive radiators
|Frequency Range:||55 Hz – 18 kHz @ +/- 3 db|
|Technical Features:||Bluetooth aptX
Lithium Ion battery
Force Balanced Woofers
Digital pure path amplifier
DSP crossover optimized for low distortion and high precision
|In the Box:||Vifa Oslo, power supply, AUX 3.5 mm mini jack cable, travel bag, manual, quickguide & warranty|
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True Utility CashStash Capsule
We love unobtrusive items. The Victorinox SwissTool Spirit Plus is a good example of compact but functional tool. This CashStash by True Utility is the same. Made from aircraft grade aluminium with stainless steel cash clip, the enclosure features a helical threaded lid and a rubber O-ring that makes this device waterproof. The top is finished with a keyring attachment for its 10mm split ring.
In an event you’ve lost your wallet or need emergency cash, you know you’re safe with one bill to use. Pretty nifty.
Grab your True Utility CashStash Capsule from Amazon $7.07
Mercedes AMG GT R
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Photo Source: Paul Tan Automotive News
West Sussex, England – The home of the annual hill climb event Goodwood Festival of Speed. It is also an event some car manufacturers launch their latest creations, like the Mercedes AMG GT R. Designed with racetrack in mind, the AMG GT R’s development came about from its mightier sibling — the AMG GT3.
Painted in AMG green hell magno in relation to Nürburgring’s North Loop dubbed as “Green Hell”, the car boasts more racing credentials with its front mid-engine twin turbo 4.0L V8 engine that outputs 585hp at 6250 rpm and generates 700 Nm of torque. Power is transferred to seven-speed dual clutch gearbox and goes to the transaxle at the rear, which then pushes it from nought to 100 kph in 3,6s and max out at 318 kph.
Weight distribution is kept at 47.3 to 52.7, front and rear, while an all-new suspension design and active rear-wheel steering (max at 1.5 degrees) makes it something to reckoned with through corners.
Exterior-wise, it is peppered with some active carbon fibre aerodynamic package, new titanium exhaust pipe and the gorgeously looking grille, which is reminiscent of the 1950s’ Mercedes Panamericana 300 SL and the AMG GT3. Inside you’re treated with leather and alcantara combo with yellow stitching, bucket seats, and matte carbon fibre with gloss black centre console. If you pay close attention to the detail, there’s a knob right there than gives nine traction control settings.
Price estimate: $160,000.
Aston Martin Vantage GT12 Roadster
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Take a stock V12 Vantage, modify it to track-oriented specs, and then chop off the roof. Why? Because they can. Bespoke division Q By Aston Martin is responsible for this one-off creation.
Underneath the hood is the same roaring 595hp 6L V12 mated with a single-clutch seven-speed Sportshift III transmission we get from last year’s Vantage GT12 coupé. It is finished in light grey colour and matched with carbon-fibre aero package while the interior is wrapped in dark brown leather with a centre console begging to be touched.
Yes, it loses some structural rigidity but who cares? I’d want one.
Ford Mustang 1967 Shelby GT500 Eleanor
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
There are only three American classic cars that hit the spot for me; the Ford GT40 that won the LeMans’ four times in a row, the Shelby Cobra 427 with British chassis mated with an American V8 motor and the First Generation Ford Mustang GT.
The nostalgic and unmistakable rumbling of the carburetted V8 engine, the car established itself as an icon when it was raced by Steve McQueen against the 1968 Dodge Charger R/T in the 1968 film Bullitt.
Another film that took the car to stardom was Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000) wherein Nicholas Cage calls it Eleanor; his unicorn.
YouTube channel TheSUPERCARDRIVER shares to us this marvelous clip in tuned with Moby’s Flower soundtrack.
BMW R69S ER Voltron
Photos by © Jernej Konjajev
Inspired by their creation the Mobster, Blaž Šuštaršič of ER Motorcycles, Slovenia took a 1964 BMW R69S frame, strip it and put in a reworked BMW R80 RT engine then add in a few aesthetically pleasing design bits and bobs. The result is a modern looking café racer with a homage to its old genetic imprint.
What impressed me most are the rear suspensions; it is mounted in such a way that it creates an unfinished illusion.
Full feature by BikeExif
Build time: 4 months (April to July 2014)
Engine: BMW R80 RT engine, replaced: main chain, sprockets, tensioners, gaskets, exhaust, intake tubes, diode plate
Carburation: stock, rebuilt
Exhaust system: custom made exhaust pipes, Spark silencer
Air cleaner: K&N air filter
Transmission: BMW R100 / rebuilt, 5 gear
Frame: stock / modified
Subframe: custom made (solo seat)
Forks: BMW R80 RT monolever / modified
Shocks: Hagon cartridge
Upper Triple Tree: BMW R80 RT / modified
Front rim: BMW R80 RT 18 inch
Rear rim size: BMW R80 RT / modified 18 inch
Tires: Heidenau K60 Scout 120/90/18
Front brake: Brembo calipers / modified
Rear brake: stock drum brake / modified
Brake calipers: Brembo calipers
Fuel tank: BMW R60/5 “Toaster” stock
Handlebar: Renthal Ultralow black
Speedo: Motogadget Motoscope pro
Headlight: 165 mm
Taillight: custom housing, LED lights / integrated into subframe
Hand controls: Motogadget M-switch
Handgrips: Ariette grips black
Footpegs: Tarozzi footpegs
Electrics: completely new electrical wiring, Motogadget m-Unit
Fabricated parts designed by ER team
Subframe, seat pan, leather seat, headlight brackets, brake caliper holders, honeycomb mesh side panels, front shield, license plate, custom front and rear fenders, exhaust pipes, battery box.
Hed Kandi Beach House 2016
In time for summer, Hed Kandi’s Beach House 2016 is cacophony of house music in three CDs designed to paint your memories of sun-kissed skin, tasty cocktails and groovy beats a bit more special.
Grab your copy from Amazon $19.65
- Snakehips Feat. Tinashe & Chance the Rapper All My Friends Prep Remix
- Ben Delay Feat. Alexandra Prince the Boy Is Mine Mark Lower Remix
- Blinkie Don’t Give Up Get to Know’s Future Boogie Remix
- NY’s Finest Do You Feel Me City Soul Project Remix
- O&O Musics Hypnotising
- Sonny Fodera Feat Yasmin Feeling U Deep Mix
- Alex Metric Always There Purple Disco Machine Remix
- Kort & Elementary Won’t Stop Loving You
- Sandy Rivera Long Time Coming Main Mix
- Gershan Jackson Take It Easy Eli Escobar Remix
- Eddie Leader & Tom Lawson Feel for You Boris Dlugosch Remix
- Zsak Time Around
- Coeo Humbled
- Lisa Shaw I Can See It Miguel Migs Salted Vocal Mix
- Alex Session Feat. Nicole Jackson Bluest Skies
- Gwen McCrae Keep the Fire Burning Joey Negro Feed the Flame Mix
- Tete de la Course Something About This
- Iban Montero & Jazzman Wax Underground Life
- Domenico Albanese Groovin’ Rhodes City Soul Project’s Classic Mix
- Crazibiza Vs House of Prayers Lockdown
- Jay Nemore Everyday Opolopo Remix
- Lay-Far Feat. Magic Number Like the First Time
- Faith Howard One Day at a Time Othersoul Classic Mix
- Housemechanix Mamma Saved Me Eric Kupper Remix
- Fusion Groove Orchestra Feat. Steve Lucas If Only I Could Boston Bun Remix
- Giulio Bonaccio What I Need Kenny Carpenter Soul Edge Mix
- Zsak & Crazibiza Sun Goes Down Unreleased Mix
- The Revenge Do the Right Thing Nachtbraker Remix
- Eli Escobar Visions Purple Disco Machine Remix
- Joey Negro Here Comes the Sunburst Band Fouk Radio Edit
- Butch Dope
- Yolanda Be Cool & Dcup from Me to You Superlover Remix
- Mighty Mi Feat Gran Puba Shake with Me Mason Remix
- Justin Jay & Friends Feat. Josh Taylor Karma
- Anti. Dot Lucid Dreaming
- Fred Everything Feat. Kathy Diamond Believe
- Groove Armada Call Me Fouk Remix
- Moon Boots Red Sky Kahwe Remix
- DJ Roland Clark Presents Urban Soul President House Superlover Rework
- Nachtbraker Backstabber
- Coeo Back in the Days
- Waze & Odyssey Go Go Go
- Simon Hardy Mambo
- Ponty Mython Feat. Lay-Far Gracefully
- Boris Dlugosch Keep Pushin’ Purple Disco Machine Vox Mix