Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

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

is this the best LEGO X-Wing yet? you be the judge.

Mike Psiaki's custom LEGO X-Wing Starfighter
(image: Mike Psiaki)

we have seen many beautiful custom LEGO projects and the latest to be featured here this custom X-Wing Starfighter created by one Mike Psiaki. so what’s so special about this X-Wing? well… first off, The Brothers Brick has billed it as the “Best LEGO X-Wing” yet and you know that is not something to be taken lightly if those words came out from the mouth of The Brothers Brick. the creator has worked extensive details, employing every new and existing Techniques parts to sculpted an incredible detailed Starfighter. Mike even went to the extend to make the landing gear retractable! wow. i am totally awe by it. i hate to say this but LEGO should be ashamed for putting lame sets of X-Wing for us to buy. this is the kind of details that we, fans of LEGO, wants. LEGO, are you reading this? get in touch with Mike and draft this into your next season’s production. check out a gallery of this awesome LEGO creation by Mike Psiaki after the break. trust me, you won’t want to miss this. Continue reading is this the best LEGO X-Wing yet? you be the judge.

A Bathing Ape Singapore Camo Bape Sta Sneakers

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(image: A Bathing Ape) A Bathing Ape Singapore Camo Bape Sta Sneakers | ¥17,640.00 | www.bape.com

Japanese fashion label, A Bathing Ape (or BAPE) has announced the Singapore Camo Bape Sta sneaker to commemorate the store’s two year anniversary. the sneakers is based on the signature camo colors of the flagship store located at Mandarin Gallery, Singapore. this pair of commemorative sneakers is crafted from premium leather with color block upper design that could be easily mistaken for kids’ footwear and a strategically placed APE HEAD branding on the sneakers’ heel. the A Bathing Ape Singapore Camo Bape Sta Sneakers will be made available in Singapore soon and as for the price, it is listed as ¥17,640 a pair or around S$299 based on the current exchange rate. there will be also limited sale in Korea and BAPEXCLUSIVE Kyoto Aoyama store. Continue reading A Bathing Ape Singapore Camo Bape Sta Sneakers

50 Foot Snowball Launcher and Snowball Slingshot

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(image: Hammacher) The 50 Foot Snowball Launcher (US$$29.95) / The Snowball Slingshot ($39.95) | www. hammacher.com

for countries that get to experience snow falls around this time of the year, it means fun time for kids. apart from snow sleds and lugging snowballs at each other, there is actually a more fun way to enjoy the inevitable snow season such as blasting snowballs or perhaps, turning the snowballs into a slingshot ammo. meet the 50 Foot Snowball Launcher and The Snowball Slingshot, the ultimate weapons for your snowball shoot out. the former makes snowball war a faster pace affair with its snowball forming chambers that can quickly turn out three softball-sized snowballs, ready for your snowball confrontation. a slingshot mechanism, powered by elastomers, launches the snowball up to 50-feet – one at a time. The Snowball Slingshot, on the other hand, has a longer range of 60-feet, thanks to its medical-grade elastic tubing slingshot mechanism. Continue reading 50 Foot Snowball Launcher and Snowball Slingshot

video: awesome steam-powered RC Trike is painted pink

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(image: screenshot from YouTube video)

today, RC cars are getting speedier but that doesn’t mean everyone who’s into RC are all speed demons. one YouTube user by the nick of Prallplatte took on the opposite route by creating a steam powered RC Trike. yup. you heard it right. it is a trike slapped with monster truck wheels and pushed on by a petite steam engine. needless to say, we were impressed like the many others – even despite it is a slow, hulking 8.8 kg monster trike. actually, the steam engine is not the only thing that we marvel at. we are equally impressed by its overall aesthetic, which we thought looks more steampunk-like. what really goes on under the hood is anybody’s guess. what we do know is it has real working suspensions, a teddy pilots it, and it was born out of Prallplatte’s ‘Secret Ural Russian Laboratorys’… whatever that means. anyway, blast past the jump for a pretty comprehensive video of this ‘Steamtike’. Continue reading video: awesome steam-powered RC Trike is painted pink

Bluelounge Bonobo Series Bags

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(photos: Bluelounge) Bluelounge Bonobo Series Bags | from US$44.95 | www.bluelounge.com

being a tech lifestyle enthusiast, you probably have loads of gadgets and hence, you are face with the challenging issue of how to lug all of them along with you in your daily commute. let’s be honest: the market is not shortage of bags to take it all but as a style connoisseur, we would opt for something more stylish like the new Bonobo Series Bags from Bluelounge. though, we would love to have more color options other than black. anyway, the Bonobo Series collection include a iPad sleeve ($44.95), laptop sleeves ($49.95 – $59.95), laptop totes ($129 – $149), a messenger bag ($139), as well as a backpack ($159). in short, the Bonobo Series has something to suit all your gadgets-toting needs. style and functions are not all the Bonobo Series is about. Continue reading Bluelounge Bonobo Series Bags

Hublot F1™ King Power Abu Dhabi Limited Edition

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(photos: Hublot) Hublot F1™ King Power Abu Dhabi Limited Edition | US$tba | www.hublot.com

if you have been following this blog, then might have already read about the various Hublot F1 King Power time pieces and if you can’t get enough of the Hublot and F1 collaboration, here’s another one from the Official Watchmaker for Formula One to add to your growing list. Hublot has unveiled the Hublot F1™ King Power Abu Dhabi Limited Edition to mark the 2011 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. the Hublot F1™ King Power Abu Dhabi has been specially designed in recognition to the Yas Marina Circuit, which is celebrated for being the most technologically advanced circuits in the world. like the previous King Powers, this particular edition is also crafted from materials inspired by Formula 1, including a ceramic bezel that sports a circular-grained satin finish with holes that reminisces of a high performance brake disc, and a strap made from a combination of rubber and Nomex, a synthetic fiber used in the suits worn by F1 drivers. Continue reading Hublot F1™ King Power Abu Dhabi Limited Edition

Tokidoki x Hello Kitty Collection

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(photos: Tokidoki) Tokidoki x Hello Kitty Collection | from US$24.00 | www.tokidoki.it

Tokidoki has given many iconic characters of our time a Tokidoki-style makeover and the latest to be put through this makeover session is the iconic feline without mouth aka Hello Kitty. if you are purist fan of Hello Kitty, you might not be amused but for Tokidoki fans, the Tokidoki x Hello Kitty should be equally collectable like the Marvel and Barbie collections. the collection includes a laptop case ($55), an organizer ($45), a hand bag ($175), a luggage ($280), a pencil case ($24), a necklace ($36) and a wristwatch ($75). the star of the print is of course, Ms Kitty herself dressed up as Tokidoki’s Sandy, accompanied by her new found friends. Continue reading Tokidoki x Hello Kitty Collection

The Bionic Bopper Cars – bumper cars that throw punches

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(photos: Hammacher) The Bionic Bopper Cars | US$17,000.00 | www.hammacher.com

a champion boxer often has to face with routine cardio exercises and having to answer dumb questions from the media, and that’s not including the inevitable pain that you have to endure while you scuffle your way to the championship title. those are not the worst bits cos’ as a boxer, you run the risk of suffering from concussion as a result of a blow (or two) on your head. the very thought of a 100-lbs punch landing on our temple sends shudder down our bones but not if you can do your favorite bout with your best pal, each in your very own safety cage cockpit. meet the Bionic Bopper Cars: the awesome robots that you and your friend can sit in and send chin-lifting uppercuts without suffering from any form of injury. it works like a bumper car, except that it has pneumatic-powered tire-tread-fisted arms that are capable of sending punches at each other’s head…er, i meant robot’s head, and a front-mounted display on each robot’s mid-section display the successful scoring punches. you don’t even need a referee for this kind of head smacking fun. Continue reading The Bionic Bopper Cars – bumper cars that throw punches

Hard Graft Zip Wallet and Bill Folder / Nero

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(image: Hard Graft) Hard Graft Zip Wallet and Bill Folder / Nero | from €89.00 | www.hardgraft.com

you know what sets men apart? its the wallet. you won’t see it much other then footing bills but that is exactly when it should be seen: paying for the lady (or ladies, if you prefer) for a meal or a drink, or whatever. whether you appear to be unpolished or stylish, it all depends on this small leather goods and for that, you probably need a wallet like the Hard Graft Zip Wallet or the Bill Folder so as not to fall into the less desirable category. the former is crafted from semi-vegetable tanned premium Italian cow leather with a touch of British-made wool and features an uncomplicated three compartments storage for your cards, folded bills and change. basically, everything that you would need on your daily trip to work or fun. Continue reading Hard Graft Zip Wallet and Bill Folder / Nero

Hard Graft All In One Laptop Folio / Heritage

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(image: Hard Graft) Hard Graft All In One Laptop Folio / Heritage | €98.00 | www.hardgraft.com

sometime we have not many gadgets to bring with us and there are also time where we have lots to stuff into a bag. if the aforementioned scenario is a familiar ritual for you, then this classy Hard Graft All In One Laptop Folio / Heritage might be just for you. instead of looking all too puffy (some say saggy) when there aren’t much in it, this folio stays slim while still fits up to a 15-inch laptop but when you have books, charger, wallet, iPhone and probably an iPad to lug around at the same time, it expands readily to fit all of them in. versatile? it’s a definite yes and plus, it is has a timeless luxurious look granted by the combination of semi-vegetable tanned leather and 100% wool felt that’s made in Germany. Continue reading Hard Graft All In One Laptop Folio / Heritage