Owning just one supercar isn’t going to get you into this exclusive club. With membership capped at 150 individuals, each with a personal stable value averaging $25 Million, the Supercar Owners Circle is an elite group. Founded by former Swiss financier Florian Lemberger, this network hosts curated events around the globe, at which its members get to immerse themselves in supercar culture, learn more about the host area, and, of course, get to have some fun in their street-legal racers. Membership includes other benefits and perks, nearly all of which are unique to the club, and while the number of members is capped, you can still apply to attend an event should you and your car pass muster — which is easier said than done.
Nestled in the mountains of Petite-Rivière-Saint-François in Québec, the Long Horizontals House is a sleek interpretation of the rugged mountainscapes that surrounds it. The home sits on a concrete foundation as though its an extension of the rocky plot. On the road side, wood planks clad the stacked boxes, shielding the interior from outsiders. The exterior palette runs into the interior where natural light washes concrete floors and timber ceilings. Blackened steel, contemporary fixtures, and clean lines provide a modern balance to the rustic backdrop showcased through floor-to-ceiling glazing. Encased in glass, the dining area extends out toward the river completely immersing guests in the dramatic scenery. To further showcase the location, the main living area opens to an outdoor deck enclosed by a glass railing, not to obstruct the sweeping views.
A Rolex is much more than a watch. And The Impossible Collection is much more than a book. This hardbound work of art pays proper tribute to the most coveted watch brand ever, dating back to the company’s genesis in 1905. The most valuable and technically innovate models are showcased – including timepieces never before seen in print. At nearly 200 pages with beautiful illustrations and photography, the book chronicles some of the most iconic watches in Rolex’s rich history, from an Explorer worn during Sir Edmund Hillary’s expedition to the summit of Mt. Everest in 1953, to the Chronograph worn by George Lazenby in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Exceeded only by the craftsmanship of the watches themselves, The Impossible Collection is hand-bound with color plates that are hand-tipped on each page of art-quality paper. It’s packaged in a linen clamshell presentation case with a metal plaque.
The 300 SL is undoubtedly the king of postwar Mercedes production cars. A thinly-veiled race car in street clothing, the 300 SL was the brainchild of American Mercedes importer Max Hoffman, who begged Stuttgart max a street version of their all-conquering 300 SL race car. With its aerodynamic body, gullwing doors, and direct-injection borrowed from WWII-era fighter plane engines, the 300 SL was an instant success. This 1955 300 SL was first owned by Ambie Collins of New York, where it arrived in the traditional Mercedes silver with black interior. The car crossed the Atlantic to join the Wiesenthal Collection in Vienna, Austria, in 1979, where it received a restoration in the early 90s and has remained since. With its immaculate condition and fully-documented provenance, this 300 SL is a must for any serious enthusiast.
Instead of making you pick from a vague, spa-like list of background noises, Endel intelligently uses a range of factors to create its own. Its algorithm takes into account your location, time zone, weather, and heart rate to come up with sounds that are meant to help you focus, relax, sleep, or provide you with a tempo-based soundtrack when you’re on the go. At the end of the week, it wraps all the data it’s gathered into a nifty visualization, so you can see how you did, and where to improve going forward.
Made from a solid piece of Green Forest marble, the Tom Dixon Rock Weight is the most elegant piece of training equipment you can buy. It measures roughly eight inches across and four inches in diameter yet weighs just 5.5 pounds. Buy a single for your desk, a pair as decoration for your home gym, or a whole rack full for your next art installation.
Suzuki released the first all-new Jimny in over two decades earlier in 2018, picking up right where the previous version left off — as a serious body-on-frame 4×4. The new styling is an almost perfect take on the classic boxy offroader, but that didn’t stop Japanese company Damd from creating a body kit that takes it to a place that’s somewhere between the 1975 SJ10 and the legendary Land Rover Defender. Damd’s Little:D kit replaces the grille, headlamps, and both bumpers for a cleaner, more angular look than stock. There’s only one problem with the Little:D kit — Suzuki hasn’t announced plans to bring the Jimny to the US, but hopefully, Suzuki solves that soon.
BenQ’s HT2550 4K Projector uses the newer, smaller, more affordable, and slightly lower “resolution” 4K UHD DLP chip. I’ve spent a lot of time this past week watching HDTV and movies with it. This is a smaller projector that packs a lot of performance while giving you a great value proposition. This short throw dlp projector gives you a 100 inch Screen at Just 10 feet. While not as small as those LED pocket throw projectors, this 9.3 pound device is still very portable with an 11” x 14” footprint.
This Projector Packs In A Lot Of Features
Is it worth the $1,399.00 price tag? That’s a fair question. Read on to see what we thought of this small but powerful projector.
Pros: 4K capable Picture quality beats most, right out of the box Light and portable Great price and value
Cons: 5-watt speaker is obviously not ideal No onboard media player to allow you to go PC-free Could use more smart features
The HT2550 has 2,200 lumens of brightness, a 1.2:1 zoom lens, and 4K HDR capabilities. This projector works best in a home theater, or anywhere that you can make very dark. It comes with a decent remote, and has tons of settings to tweak colors and get the perfect picture. You also get a 4,000-hour lamp life at full power, which can stretch to 8,000 in Smart Eco mode. It is also 3D capable. So this projector packs in a ton of great features. The 5-Watt speaker is adequate, but of course is no substitute for quality sound.
Right out of the box the picture quality is better…
Tom Selleck’s Magnum P.I. was such an iconic character that one of his outfits sits in the Smithsonian. While you might not want to sport a barely buttoned Hawaiian shirt or thick mustache, these Vaurnet Tom Sunglasses are a piece of his signature look you’ll want to emulate. Their aviator-based silhouette has been widened for more masculine proportions — making them ideal for broad faces — and the acetate frame beefed up with lateral reinforcement and heavy-duty 5 barrel hinges. They’re finished with a detachable cord with steel fasteners, adding to their sporty feel. Available in matte black frame with pure grey lenses, or a sportier amber frame with polarized blue lenses.
Despite only having broken out onto the home networking scene a few short years ago, mesh routers have quickly become the preferred way that thousands of users set up a wireless network in their home.
But with so many options to choose from (and so many of them being released in just the past year, making it difficult to tell which models stand the test of time), which is the best mesh router in 2018?
After 30 hours of research, we’ve concluded that the Linksys Velop Mesh Networking system is the best mesh router of 2018, but why?
Well it’s no secret that for over 20 years Linksys (and their parent company Belkin) have produced some of the best routers in the business, including our #1 pick for best overall router the Linksys WRT3200 ACM.
This is no different in the case of the Linksys Velop system, which combines ease of setup, powerful antennas, and a wide variety of features into a stylish and slim package.
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Unless you’re a janitor trying to chase off some pesky kids, you don’t want your keys announcing your arrival. The Key Titan Carabiner ensures yours stay quiet and organized until you’re ready to use them. Crafted from Grade 5 Titanium, it uses a stainless steel sweeper gate and an elastic band to keep up to seven keys in place, while two more stainless gates keep the keys from falling off and keep it securely fastened to your belt loop or wherever you want to keep it. The clever design also integrates a 1/4 slip driver into the top, has two keyring loops, and hides a bottle opener in plain sight, using your keys for added leverage. Available in original Silver or Orbital Gray.
For nearly 200 years, Guinness was stored and shipped in barrels. To honor that tradition the legendary Irish brewers have teamed up with Bulleit for the first in a new line of barrel-aged beers. The iconic stout is brewed in Dublin and then sent to the new Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore where it spends eight months maturing in Bulleit Bourbon barrels. The new brew is available in limited supply until the end of the year in 11.2oz bottles at an ABV of 10%.
In 1972, BMW wanted to go racing in the European Touring Car Championship. Starting with the E9 platform, BMW’s engineers removed everything not necessary for racing, throwing out soundproofing, power windows, adding Perspex windows, an aluminum hood and thinner steel for the unit body. The car was a success and cemented BMW’s reputation as a maker of the most sporting luxury cars you could buy. This 1972 3.0 CSL is from the first-year production run and one of 500 right-hand drive (1,265 total) models. Presented in a beautiful Tiaga green, this CSL is fresh from a two-year restoration that covered every nut and bolt on the car. The level of detail is astounding both inside and out, with things like original-style speckled carpeting and an extremely clean undercarriage. Possibly one of the best 3.0 CSLs on the market, this car is one for the history books.
Originally released in 1999 weighing 66 pounds and limited to just 10,000 copies, Helmut Newton. SUMO. was the first in a line of oversized books, celebrating one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. Now you can add it to your own library. Offered in a still-large but less hernia-inducing size and revised by Newton’s widow June, it contains high-quality reproductions of the artist’s work, ranging from his celebrity portraits to his notorious nudes. It arrives with a perspex display stand, an indication of its importance among any well-curated collection. Sensitive images shown online are intentionally blacked out for the respect of our audience, however the book itself has no censorship.
Created as entries for one of NASA’s Centennial Challenges, these 3D-Printed Mars Habitats offer a few glimpses at how we might sustain life on the Red Planet. The winning submission uses a spider-like landing craft that creates a seal with the ground and a pressurized printing zone inside, lifting up only when the complete unit is done and moving to build the next. Like the second-place, egg-shaped structures, they’re printed using materials that are either found or can be grown on Mars. All five finalists received a portion of the $100,000 prize, presumably to continue research into extraterrestrial living.
Porsche’s 935 race car inspired German tuners like Ruf and Kremer to start modifying customer cars with frontend bodywork similar to the 1979 Le Mans winner. The changes disposed of the 911s traditional bug-eye headlights and replaced them with sloping fenders and popup lighting. In 1981, Porsche started offering a factory-option “Flachbau” front for the 930 — the internal code for the 911 Turbo. Only 948 were built over the eight-year production run. With the more aerodynamic bodywork, the 930 Slantnose was faster from 0-60 and could reach a top speed of over 170 MPH. This 1987 930 is immaculate inside and out and is in almost completely original condition. With the market for classic Porsches and the rarity of the factory bodywork, expect this to collect a premium when it crosses the auction block.
Made from solid metal and machined to perfection, these cufflinks are the perfect accessory to complete your formal look. Each pair features Buster & Punch’s signature knurled detailing, and arrive in a velvet pouch and gift box. Available in brass, steel, or matte black.
Lighter, faster, stronger — the third generation of BMW Motorrad’s liter bike, the S 1000 RR, promises to be the best yet. BMW aimed to best the previous generation’s performance by a second, and with an all-new engine and suspension, it looks like they’ve reached their goal. The new 999cc inline-four gains eight horsepower, pushing output to 207, with a smoother torque curve throughout the rev range thanks to BMW’s ShiftCam variable valve tech. A brand new suspension with revised geometry increases the load-bearing capability of the engine that also allows for a lighter frame and components, helping the S 1000 RR drop 25 pounds of overall weight. Electronic aids like ABS, traction control, and wheelie control have been revised to help make the S 1000 RR one of the most approachable superbikes on the market. Expect the S 1000 RR to make it to market in time for the 2019 riding season.