The New Minimalist Collection from Artifox
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
A key to an inspiring workspace is a clutter-free desk with supporting accessories to house your productivity tools. Missouri-based Artifox released a series of minimalist products that are eye-candies to say the least.
Let’s start with Desk 02 – Available in two varieties of wood: Walnut or Oak, it also comes in white finish for those obsessed with a blank canvas. Together with steel, this combo can stand the test of time. On top, it features a straight groove with predrilled holes to serve as dock/charging station for your techy toys, while Knot prevents the cable from slipping. At the back, you’re greeted with a grid that holds all power cord and cable management. At the front, you have two wooden hooks to serve as hangers for your headphone or bags.
Artifox Stand can be used independently or to complement the Desk 02. To house some of your pens, Artifox designed the Tray that easily slot into the groove of Desk 02. Magnetic Pegs can be used as book-ends, tablet stand, temporary hooks while the container doubles as pen holders.
The Shelf is designed to imitate a floating storage; it comes in two finishes: Chalkboard Black or Dry-erase White. When paired with magnetic Pegs, the combinations are limitless.
With all these products working seamlessly together, Artifox surely made a compelling collection for modern creative people. Head over to their website and order your choice now.
Black Stallion #28 – NCT’s Very Own BMW R100 RT
One of the favourite chassis amongst Café Racers is the BMW R100 RT. Austria’s National Custom Tech’s latest creation also went that route, except it’s a bit different.
The engine went full overhaul with fresh pistons, camshafts and cylinders while the chassis was stripped bare and powder coated. NCT further accentuated its design by incorporating custom made exhaust pipe with an Akrapovič tip. For suspension, they went Frankenstein by installing a set of Ducati 900 Super Sport Showa suspension at the front and a single Öhlins at the back.
A fresh set of Brembo brakes for stopping power, a pair of aggressive dual-sport Heidenaus tyres for aesthetics with grip and a solo cowhide for the seat. They went for a minimalist speedometer and control switches from Motogadget. While it has an LED headlamp, it lacks rear lights, which is probably going to raise some eyebrows – especially for a man named Bobby. But one thing you can’t deny is that it is one of the best looking BMW R100 RT to date.
Full feature at BikeExif
Jeff Banks London Autumn Winter 2016
Source: Fashion Beans
For: Jeff Banks London
Model: Yiorgos Karavas
My Christmas Wish List
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
When I was a kid, I was led to believe (by our neighbour) that by hanging your ‘clean’ socks on a Christmas Eve, an overweight bearded old man in red costume called Santa would sneak in at night and put a nice little present for you. Sadly however, my family is Chinese, so he doesn’t exist.
Well, now that I’m an adult, I still have a wish list. Though it has ballooned into a list of expensive tech toys.
One of the dilemmas with quadcopters or drones aside from price is its portability. Most drones capable of shooting videos in 4k are massive. Not the Mavic Pro though, with its retractable propellers, it can easily fit in your pocket. It shoots true 4k videos, has ActiveTrack, TapFly and sensors to avoid obstacles. But that’s not all; it flies up to 40mph and lasts 27 minutes.
Apple’s overpriced airpods are delayed and for a good reason, because I don’t think it’s ready. I mean real-world ready. Good thing, there’s DinoTwin to fill in the gap. With up to 10hrs of music, premium Comply foam ear tips that is guaranteed for fit and comfort, a red band equipped with The Fit Clip designed to secure your wireless device and a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Most cinematographers or amateur video bloggers know that shooting high-resolution videos take tons of storage space. On average, a 4 minute 4k video takes 1.5GB. And any sensible creative person wouldn’t go without any form of backup. While RAID setup isn’t entirely the same as a dedicated scheduled backup, it works almost as well and keeps each file up to date. Pegasus2 set in RAID 6 means you can still retrieve your data after two disks failure. It connects via Thunderbolt2 for faster Read/Write speed.
I’ll admit, I’m not a sound specialist. I don’t have a dedicated speaker on my workstation except for the built-in ones from my iMac. However, the ADAM Audio ARTist 3 speakers might make an exception due to its retro minimalist look and crisp sound quality, and a wider range of frequency. It comes with XLR, RCA and 3.5mm jack connectors.
Though I came from graphics and photography, I’m beginning to appreciate cinematography as another form of art. Shooting high-resolution videos can set you thousands of dollars on set-up alone. This is where the Zhiyun Z1 Smooth-C comes in. It fills the void for us amateurs who want an inexpensive steady gimbal to pair with our smartphone. With its small footprint, it is perfect for on-the-go usage.
Despite the title, the purpose of this list is to give you gift ideas for that important person who’s into gadgets. Hey, I wouldn’t mind if you want to be my Santa this year though.
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Codigo Unico 1950s Editorial Lookbook
Model: Arthur Gosse
Photographer: Sergi Pons
For: Codigo Unico
Huge Moto’s New Concept for a Dedicated Cafe Racer – MONO RACR
Café Racers are notoriously modified to go fast while still looking good. The blokes at Huge Moto knew this and made an easy-to-install kit for the Honda CBR1000RR. Now though, they’ve taken a step further by designing a concept motorcycle from scratch. They’ve named it MONO RACR.
The concept was started on a Honda 4-cylinder 1000cc motor and from there, branched out its mono-form carbon fibre construction.
“In terms of the industrial design process, I would say that this is at the stage of a refined concept, taken to about eighty percent real.”
The design is reminiscent of retro-modern feel, and comes out as one of the most exciting lines to come across on a motorcycle.
The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus – SCG003S
Words By Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Photos by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus
Another company enters the hypercar scene, introducing the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. Its founder, as you might have guessed it, is the New York based film director and avid car collector James Glickenhaus. He’s more known for commissioning one-off supercars; amongst which is the P4/5 based the legendary Ferrari P4/5 Competizione with Ferrari Enzo as base.
Enough talk with the past, let’s check out the SCG003S. From papers, a 4.4 L twin turbo V8 engine powers the fully carbon fibre monocoque, a far cry from what most hypercars use today, but capable of producing 750hp. And what Glickenhaus claims to be the fastest cornering road car ever, generating a maximum downforce of 2G. Top speed is 350kph and goes from 0-100kph in less than three seconds.
The SCG003S will debut at the 2017 Geneva Motorshow, with limited numbers to be produced.
The Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster – 557 hp in an Open Top
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Source: Paul Tan Automotive News
After the launch of the powerful Mercedes-AMG GT R comes the roadster version – the Mercedes-AMG GT C, which sits nicely in between the GT S and the GT R. Power comes from the same twin turbo 4.0 L V8 engine but tweaked to boost up to 557 hp and 680 Nm of torque.
The roadster also boasts some GT R goods such as active rear–wheel steering and electronically controlled rear differentials. It is driven by AMG’s Speedshift DCT seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and pushes the car to 0-100kph in 3.7 sec and maxes out at 316kph. Underneath the rear are the AMG signature performance exhausts with two adjustable flaps; to restrain its growl.
Other titter tatter like the soft roof that closes in roughly 11seconds even when travelling 50 kph, and is offered in three colours; black, red and beige, are available.. The exterior is available in 11 various shade while the interior is in 10. The steering wheel is finished in nappa leather and Dinamica microfibre for grip and comfort balance.
The body rigidity has been improved thanks to thicker walls in the skirts, and additional reinforcements in the dashboard and between the soft-top and tank, then an added fixed roll-over protection system on the cross-member.
Overall, the Mercedes AMG GT C is eyeing for people who value fresh air without compromising the look and feel of a true GT. The silhouette remains loyal to the original while injecting an extra oomph to put any person behind the wheel to cheering for more.
Norse Projects 2016 Autumn Winter Men’s Lookbook
For: Norse Projects
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
For: Chester Barrie
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.