March 26, 2009
The Qua de L’Ile is a new brand of luxury – the impossible to counterfeit accessory. Given the commonality of knock-off brands in the global marketplace, this watch gives the conspicuous consumer the reassurance that no-one can spend less than $12,000 (US dollars) and be able to call this this timepiece their own. The Swiss luxury watchmaker Vacheron Constantine, purveyor of these impossible to replicate masterpieces, uses security features commonly found in currency like images that can only be revealed by ultraviolet light, minute inscriptions, and high security inks.
March 25, 2009
Impress your guests as you slice clean through the glass neck of your favorite wine or champagne! Forget the hassle of the corkscrew, and push the limit on dining room drama. The Laguiole Champagne Sabre is strong and sharp, featuring stainless steel construction with a beautiful rosewood handle. Complete with presentation box, this great gift idea is sure to please even the man who has everything. For added impact, the stainless steel blade can be engraved. Purchase the Laguiole Champagne Sabre at fine specialty stores for $199.95.
March 24, 2009
The tiny, turbo-charged Tramontana R–a joyride for two costing $495,000. The jet-fighter-esque twin-turbo-charged car is packed with 760 horses, and weighs in at 2,750 pounds. It can go from 0-100 kph in only 3.6 seconds, and 200 kph in just over 10seconds! I bet this could out-run the Batmobile (and just about any cop car). Read the rest of this entry »
March 23, 2009
The Refrigerator Fizz Saver Dispenser is an attachment for two-liter bottles of carbonated beverages to help them retain their fizziness until the bottle is emptied. The bottle screws into the dispenser and sits upside down, dispensing liquid through the touch of a lever. The base is five and a half inches wide and long to keep it stable.
March 12, 2009
Tap Boards ($22) are a unique item for the beer lover or establishment owner. Instead of constantly having to swap taps whenever you break out a new keg, just note the change on the chalkboard insert. Save time and money with this innovation that adds a more personalized touch to any bar.
March 11, 2009
The Linksys Media Hub is a streamlined Network Attached Storage. It has a unique and simple user interface, allowing anyone to use and share it. The NAS comes in 500GB ($350, $300 w/ No LCD) and 1TB ($430) sizes; all with and extra bay for another drive, as well as usb port for external drives. All models but the no LCD model come with multi-memory card readers.
March 10, 2009
Oh the possibilities that become options when you order one of these babies for only $21.50. The slender tube with the three small angular spikes you screw in make all kinds of hero actions possible once you attach a cord. The diamond ring that falls off a beautiful ladies hand and rolls into the drain becomes a quick grab for you. The hat that the wind blew into a tree is a piece of cake to retrieve with your micro grappling hook. I bet you can even catch fish in a survival reality show! All kidding aside, the item was originally for military personnel for trip wire detection, so it has become essential to a lot of people. [via]
March 9, 2009
The Food Loop ($13) is a set of silicone rings that can be used in cooking to help foods keep their shape. They can be used in place of string to tie up meat rolls or poultry. Food Loops adjust between one and four inches in circumference, and are linkable. The loops are FDA-approved, and heat resistant up to 675 degrees.
March 8, 2009
The GXV Unimog will be seeing its last days of superiority this year. The original model was founded in 1945, with modifications being made almost every year over the past 64 years. Well known for its ability to accept almost any kind of diesel as well as sulfur rich fuel usually offered in second to third world countries, this vehicle will run on just about anything(and yes, that includes bio diesel as well). Retailing for $380,000 2009 is the final year to get your hands on this luxurious vehicle, as Unimog has announced that they will no longer be releasing new models in the states. There are more pictures!
March 7, 2009
The Poseidon 180 is a truly unique yacht. Its most striking feature is its enormous glass dome which houses several decks inside. The yacht contains eight private rooms which grant their residents a full ocean view. With its glass dome and curved balconies, the entire design has a very sleek and modern feel to it. At 180 feet and capable of reaching speeds of 40 knots, the yacht will cost about $50 million but is still just a design at this point in time. [via] See more rendered images.