Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

Anything that constitutes to lifestyle including hobbies, collectibles, fashion, travel and more.

Electric Paper Airplane Conversion Kit – paper plane goes electric

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(image credit: ThinkGeek) Electric Paper Airplane Conversion Kit | US$19.90 | www.thinkgeek.com

somewhere out there, there are folks who are dead serious about paper airplanes. the problem is, an old school paper plane is never going to give you sustained flight long enough for you to appreciate its flight, at least not until now. meet the Electric Paper Airplane Conversion Kit, a carbon-fiber body construction propeller kit that will bless your regular paper airplane with approximately a minute and half of electric flight on just a quick 20-seconds charge via a triple AAA battery powered charger. need we say more? Continue reading Electric Paper Airplane Conversion Kit – paper plane goes electric

Zippo Lighter Gun – lighting up could never be more dangerous

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camera disguised as a lighter isn’t new but a Zippo Lighter with a 6-mm pistol hidden within is something totally new. well, not really the newest new but in fact the said Zippo Lighter Gun was auctioned off back in 2006 for a cool $6,810. dubbed simply as “4mm”, this Zippo-branded lighter has barrel in place of the wick and instead of striking to light up, the flint striking wheel is the trigger. it came together with faux Ronson flint dispenser that contains eight individual copper-based 6-mm bullets. now, that just put a whole new meaning to the danger of lighting up. doesn’t it? a few more look of this awesome firearm after the break. Continue reading Zippo Lighter Gun – lighting up could never be more dangerous

Darth Vader Meet the Maker Holiday 2011 Deluxe Mini Bust

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(image credit: Gentle Giant) Darth Vader Meet the Maker Holiday 2011 Deluxe Mini Bust | US$75.00 (pre-order) | www.gentlegiantltd.com

Gentle Giant has announced the availability of the Darth Vader Meet the Maker Holiday 2011 Deluxe Mini Bust for 2011 premier guild members. the bust is sculptured based on LucasFilm holiday greeting card that features the dark sith releasing a white dove. yea, i know it’s kind of ironical cos’ white dove is usually associated with peace and loving, but the Darth Vader is anything but that. luckily, it has an interchangeable hand that doesn’t hold the symbol of peace. this deluxe version also includes another interchangeable hand holding C3-PO’s disembodied head. along with it, is a Dark Horse comic-inspired “Thank the Maker” story from Star Wars Tales #6 that tells of how the ever-chattering golden droid friend ended up on Vader’s hand. Continue reading Darth Vader Meet the Maker Holiday 2011 Deluxe Mini Bust

Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals by Originals JS SLM Bowling

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(credit: adidas via Hypebeast) Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals by Originals JS SLM Bowling | US$146.00

if you are familiar with footwear touched by Jeremy Scott, you’d be surprised by his latest collaboration with adidas Originals by Originals – they are overly minimalist and bears a very old-school feel. it has the look of bowling sneakers which is perhaps why it is called JS SLM Bowling. continuing the bowling sneakers theme is the two colors theme: red on the outer side, while blue adorned the inner side of the shoes, while perforations assumed the place of the usual iconic three stripes of Adidas. the whole retro-feel is completed with the gum rubber outsoles. the Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals by Originals JS SLM Bowling are available now through selected retailers for around $146 a pair. a few more look of this sleek sneakers after the break. Continue reading Jeremy Scott x adidas Originals by Originals JS SLM Bowling

LEGO Shuttle Expedition: pieces of the Space Shuttle history

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(credit: LEGO) LEGO Shuttle Expedition #10231 | US$99.99 | www.lego.com

the Space Shuttle may have retired but spacecraft enthusiasts will have a chance to rebuild their fond memories of the Shuttle with this new LEGO Shuttle Expedition set. yea, you can have your hands in building (or rebuilding, depending on how you look at it) this beautiful spacecraft of our time. the Shuttle Expedition comes packed with 1,230 pieces of bricks and a very small of team of minifigures comprising of a gentleman and a lady astronaut, as well as a lone service crew member. that’s all it takes to commission this LEGO shuttle, before that, it would be your job to piece together this 44-cm (17.5-inches) tall and 25.5-cm (10-inches) wide Space Shuttle. Continue reading LEGO Shuttle Expedition: pieces of the Space Shuttle history

create your own steampunk keyboard and wrist watch

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love everything that is steampunked? then you wouldn’t want to miss these pair of steampunk work of art. the best part is, you can actually make one yourself. yea, i know, not everyone fancy the idea of getting their hands dirty but wait till you see what they have done and i am sure you will be inspired to get one done yourself. the first is a steampunk keyboard dubbed Buccaneer. created by a group of folks simply known as “Rampkins“, the Buccaneer is one of the best steampunk keyboard i have seen to date (it has leather!). Continue reading create your own steampunk keyboard and wrist watch

stunningly beautiful Mass Effect 3 gun replica by Volpin Props

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from the guy who brought to you the wonderfully beautiful Portal Gun replica, comes yet another jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring masterpiece. this time the weapon in question is the N7 Rifle from Bioware’s upcoming Mass Effect 3. Harrison Krix, better known as “Volphin” created this one of the kind replica for Bioware as part of the press push for the ME3. the N7 is an assault rifle (in the game, of course) styled in the already announced ME3 arsenal such as the N7 pistol, shotgun, sniper rifle and SMG. those who are lucky enough might have just caught a glimpse of this at the recent SDCC 2011 but if you don’t, then do check out a gallery of this awesome replica after the break or “Volphin” build process here. just in case you are wondering… no, this fine example is not for sale. what a bummer, doesn’t it? Continue reading stunningly beautiful Mass Effect 3 gun replica by Volpin Props

MUJI Hard Carry Travel Suitcase – the beauty of minimalism

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(image credit: MUJI) MUJI Hard Carry Travel Suitcase 56L | US$197.50 | www.muji.us

MUJI, the Japanese lifestyle brand name for all things minimalistic cool, has lends its minimalist touch on luggages (or suitcase, if you prefer) too. latest to join their ever cool line of lifestyle products is the MUJI Hard Carry Travel Suitcase that has pretty much everything any style-centric traveller will want: 360-degree turning wheels for ease of mobility, adjustable handle bar to suit any stature, durable and lightweight polycarbonate construction and of course, sleek, minimalist design. it has 56-liter worth of space, which means it is not a carry-on suitcase but you will have a peace of mind knowing that TSA lock is included as a standard, hence your precious style bag won’t be plied opened indiscriminately for inspection. available in black, gray and khaki, the MUJI Hard Carry Travel Suitcase 56L carries a pretty affordable price tag of $197.50. Continue reading MUJI Hard Carry Travel Suitcase – the beauty of minimalism

Diesel x adidas Originals 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

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what happens when adidas is fueled with Diesel? well, what you get is a collection of funky yet functional sports sneakers that, at some point, kind of reminds me of Escape from New York and Pink Floyd. don’t ask me why, just check out the images after the break and judge for yourself. by the way, in case you still don’t know, Diesel is not an actual fuel but a uber-chic fashion brand. the collaboration between the sports shoes giant and the uber-chic fashion firm for the 2011 Fall/Winter Collection offers selection of high quality leathers, suedes and it even covers classics like the Stan Smith, ZX 700 and the Forum Mid. these awesome collaboration sneakers are available now via adidas Originals stockist. Continue reading Diesel x adidas Originals 2011 Fall/Winter Collection

Luminox Recon Point Man tells you how fast you walk

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(credit: Luminox) Luminox Recon Point Man | about US$320.00 | www.luminox.com

designed in conjunction with with former Swiss Army Military Security NCO, Andrea Micheli, the Luminox Recon Point Man address the need for a simple navigation tool on the watches of military personnel. this Swiss Made Ronda quartz movement watch features a black carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate case, sapphire glass with anti-reflective coating, stainless steel 316L crown, and the staple self-powered illumination that’s Luminox has been known for. Continue reading Luminox Recon Point Man tells you how fast you walk