Hublot isn’t the only non-sports related firm to exhibit a beautiful snow-related equipment in the recent World Ski Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Audi has a pair of beautiful crafted skis to show off, and skiers will get a chance to try out these prototypes skis too. dubbed the Audi Carbon Ski concept, the skis are designed and developed by Audi Concept Design in collaboration with ski manufacturing specialist, Head and the German Ski Association.
beyond its carbon fiber exterior lies a wooden core, surrounded by layers of aluminum and titanium and the result is a pair of ultra light weight skis that weighs just 960 grams per ski. with this design, the skis will flex on moguls, achieving maximum grip but not twisting on icy patches. this enables the skis’ steel edges to maintain constant contact with the icy surface throughout its entire length. the ultra light weight is also said to result in a highly maneuverable skis.
this pair of concept could be a reality by next winter, though there’s no indication on its pricing but we suspect it will be beyond the reach of many. from the look of the skis, we all know it will goes straight into the luxury goods category (read: pricey). however, if it becomes a reality and you eventually get yourself a pair – then you can proudly proclaim your Audi is 100% zero emission (but it’s not a car, duh!)
they say, money can’t buy you love. however, in case you choose to ‘pop the golden question’ to your sweetie via the Minus5 Ice Bar, then you better be rich enough to be able to fork out $10,000 for the whole pop-the-question affair. so what do you get for $10k? you will get a glass of the Monica Martini with the Jewel of Russia Ultra Vodka martini and instead of cherry, Monica will be topped with a diamond ring. all you have to do is give Minus5 Ice Bar a 48 hours notice, and they will get the Aaron Lelah Jewelers ring of your choosing embedded into a martini glass crafted out from pure New Zealand artesian water. Continue reading luxury style: pop the golden question at a cost of $10,000→
ahead of Thor – the movie release this May, Hasbro wants you to wield this mighty Thor Lightning Hammer and calls upon the rain, wind and lightning. well, i’m just kidding, i made that up but the part about the hammer is real. however, you will not be able to call upon the power of the nature with this hammer, except if you consider the flashing lights and thundering sound effect as ‘lightning’. while you may not have the supernatural power of the godly son, you can have his hammer, ermmm, albeit being a toy version but with the additional capability of launching a miniature missile at your enemy. launching a projectile is not an extraordinary feat but hey, Thor’s Mjoinir hammer can’t do that, isn’t it?
the Hasbro Thor Lightning Hammer cost $19.99 a pop and is available for pre-order at Hasbro Toy Shop.
the collaboration between sportswear giant, Nike and menswear maestro Steven Alan gives the old Nike designs a new lease of life. unusually dubbed as the Air Zoom Lava Dome, this pair of sneakers feature exclusive colorways, fabrication, and modern tooling as touched by Steven Alan. the Lava, however, does not oozes with lava or anything that’s remotely hot but it is a 100% suede shoes accented with nylons. looks rather retro-lish to me but i like. i want, i want, i want! Continue reading Nike x Steven Alan Air Zoom Lava Dome sports shoes→
remember the Adidas Jeremy Scott Wings shoes that makes you look like a Greek God of Messenger? if playing God is too huge a responsibility for you, then try this new hot-rod look limited edition Adidas Jeremy Scott Flames Shoes. this pair of flaming shoes feature a full grain leather upper flame graphic that looks kind of angrily fast. sadly, running faster still requires real training (and talent, to some extent) and not from a pair of shoes but hey, image is everything, isn’t it? nevertheless, it still looks cool.. er.. i mean hot. i hope the wings are detachable like the original wings shoes. no words on how limited is the ‘limited edition’ but if you have $200 to spare, then head on to Adidas web store and grab yourself one.
stumbled upon this “PokeKitty.” looks kinda of cute but at the same time, i pity the kitty. i’m pretty sure it wasn’t born yellow to start with. or was it a real Pikachu? or should i say Pussychu? is it just me that detects some sadness in those eyes? “meow…. why i’m in yellow?”
what can be more appropriate for a geek then to flip flop around with a pair of keyboards under your feet? while the real keyboard might be a tad too bulky and heavy to do so, this pair of KITO Keyboard 2.0 Slippers is definitely up to the task. it is also worthy to note that a real keyboard doesn’t have anything for your feet to strap on to. no mention on what it is made from but it is safe to assume that they are of rubber material and the ‘keyboard keys’ doubles as a foot massager while you straddle around in your office. available in a choice of color combos – black/yellow, black/red and black/dark blue et cetera, the KITO slippers weights a hefty 350 to 450 grams and has sizes that ranges from 36 thru to 43. the KITO Keyboard 2.0 Slippers retails at $29, which is very much cheaper than a single real keyboard. go ahead and prove that there’s still a geek in you. oh, there is even a new version of this fun slippers, called KITO Keyboard 2.1 which spots a range of cheerful hues – but less keyboard-like. check out the hilarious Thai commercial for the KITO Keyboard 2.0 Slippers after the break.
[UPDATE] KITO Keyboard slippers has new website! check them out!