Category Archives: LIFESTYLE

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

Sideshow Comic-Con exclusive: Iron Man Mark IV Secret Project

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(credit: Sideshow Collectibles) Iron Man Mark IV Secret Project 1:6 scale Figure | US$214.99 | www.sideshowtoy.com

running up to the upcoming Comic-Con 2011, Sideshow Collectibles has unveiled yet another exclusive figure, the Iron Man Mark IV – Secret Project 1/6th Scale Figure. this limited edition 12-inch figure features authentic and detailed likeness to the Iron Man IV in grey color with a teeny bit of battle-damaged finish. it also features a newly developed alternate head with authentic likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as the iconic Tony Stark. other highlights include more than 36 points of articulations, LED-lighted eyes and micro ARC reactor on chest, light-up repulsors, detachable chest armor and forearm rockets, deployable air flaps with built-in metal flaps, retractable countermeasure dispenser and articulated flaps on the left and right legs. Continue reading Sideshow Comic-Con exclusive: Iron Man Mark IV Secret Project

Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Titanium and Carbon Fiber

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(image credit: Hublot) Hublot Oceanographic 4000 | from US$19,900.00 | www.hublot.com

last week, Hublot unveiled the Oceanographic 4000 diver’s watch in association with the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. this classy yet rugged looking watch is capable of taking to a crazy depth of 4,000 meters (13,123 feet). besides its spectacular feat, this particular handsome watch also makes history for it is the first time Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, with the Institut Océanographique Fondation Albert 1st Prince de Monaco, has given the nod of approval to be associated with a time piece. Continue reading Hublot Oceanographic 4000 Titanium and Carbon Fiber

iCufflinks: inspired by pulsing sleep light of Apple’s MacBook

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(credit: Adafruit Industries) iCufflinks by Adafruit | US$128.00 | www.adafruit.com

cufflinks are in abundance in the market but one that shows the geeky side of you is far and few between. lucky for us, geeks (and nerd, inclusive), between the ‘far’ and ‘few’ there is one iCufflinks that should wow any tech-heads and gadget fans alike. created by Adafruit Industries, the iCufflinks features a real pulsating standby light machined from the finest aluminum and you gotta be amazed by how they even managed to squeeze the electronics (with battery!) into that tiny package, not to mention how it bears such an uncanny resemblance to the Apple pulsating LED on the MacBooks. in fact, the ‘pulsating’ effect was reverse-engineered from the Apple’s item. we shall not go into lengths on how they did it but lets just say a lot of equipment were involved. Continue reading iCufflinks: inspired by pulsing sleep light of Apple’s MacBook

Scroll Bookshelf has rolled up sheet metal to hold your books

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(credit: Xin-Hung Lin, Pei-Yi Chiu, Chia-Rung Shu, & Wung-Bing Lin)

when i first saw this, i pretty excited and wonder where can i grab one of these. unfortunately, this is just a concept but nevertheless, worthy of a feature. the Scroll Bookshelf, as it is called, consists of a sheet metal overlaid with a plastic sleeve and two sturdy end-rolls that act as bookends for your books. i wonder if the designers are betting on a springy sheet metal or do we have to roll them up ourselves? i thought the former would be a better option – if you can find a sheet metal that’s springy enough and of reasonable thickness. as an added bonus, the ends have two concealed chambers (or drawers, if you prefer) to hold your pens and other smaller stuff. what a wonderful concept and i seriously hope it will make it to production someday. Continue reading Scroll Bookshelf has rolled up sheet metal to hold your books

cool stuff: awesome reproduction of the 1935 airship

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(image credit: Cody Pickens via PopSci)

after 2.5 years, $6000 and the third attempt, retired computer engineer Jack Clemens’ scale model of the USS Macon airship finally takes to the sky. in case you missed the few words ahead – it is a scaled RC model based on the naval airship USS Macon that was lost in a bad weather back in the 35′. this faithful scaled replica measures 20-feet long (6-meter), 3.3-feet (1-meter) in diameter and has propulsion system provided by eight small model airplane propellers (with motors) which are powered by a single 2.5-ounce (71-grams) lithium-polymer battery. on a single charge, the airship gets a good 45 minutes of flight time. feeling inspired and wants to build one yourself? then you better have a garage big enough to park it. since it is a rigid hall airship and not a blimp, means you can’t deflate it for storage. oh, did i mention that within that gorgeous hull is about 150-cubic-foot worth of helium? if this isn’t awe-inspiring enough, i don’t what is. Continue reading cool stuff: awesome reproduction of the 1935 airship

InPulse watch – your Blackberry notifications on your wrist

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(image credit: InPulse) InPulse smartwatch | US$149.00 | www.getinpulse.com

just like the evolution of mobile phone, watches are evolving and soon, we will be able to do more with our watch then just telling time. in fact, watches that has dual or more functions aren’t new today, it ranges from USB drive watches to seemingly useless function like stopping time. personally, i have one classic Casio that has a built calculator complete with keypad which was beyond its time when it was first introduced. before the watches could do even more, we have to make do with item like the InPulse Smartwatch. Continue reading InPulse watch – your Blackberry notifications on your wrist

LEGO moulding machines made out of LEGO, well, kind of

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every true blue LEGO fans should make it to the LEGO Inside Tour 2011. why? cos’ you will get to purchase this exclusive LEGO Moulding Machines kit when you tour its Denmark factory. so why should you have this LEGO Moulding Machines set? well, i supposed every LEGO fans would want a piece of the machinery that created those wonderful pieces that has given them hours of building fun and years after years of appreciation – well, assuming you have the space for the collections which i happen to ran out of. Continue reading LEGO moulding machines made out of LEGO, well, kind of

Regnah Axe Hanger: punch an axe in the wall to hang your coat

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(credit: Meninos) Regnah Axe Hanger | US$45.90 | www.meninos.us

if you are person that treasures individualism, i bet you would be particular about everything you own, even right down to coat hooks. so we shall talk about coat hooks. what’s there to talk about if it is just a typical ‘J’ hook which you’re better off using a fishing hook to do the job? well, you can always hang your wall-mount fire extinguisher higher up to do the coat hanging job or you could go with the Regnah Axe Hanger that gives you two pluses: it’s going to be a conversational piece, and it is definitely not boring. the sturdy MDF ensures that it will not hurt you or your wall except for that little screw that came with it. once installed, it will hold your towel, coat, handbag and even keys – yes, it has a small secondary hook under it to take care of that. Continue reading Regnah Axe Hanger: punch an axe in the wall to hang your coat

before iSteve arrives, there will be a Steve Jobs comic book

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(credit: via Amazon) Steve Jobs comic book biography | US$3.99 | www.amazon.com

we all know Steve Jobs official biography will only be available next year but if you can’t wait that long, here’s something to tie you over: the Steve Jobs comic book biography penciled by Chris Schmidt. unlike the official biography, this 32-page comic book will be available beginning August in comic stores and book shops, and online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble as well as Borders. the Steve Jobs comic book biography cost just $3.99 a pop and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Continue reading before iSteve arrives, there will be a Steve Jobs comic book

Isukebo: a perfect mashup of a skateboard and a chair

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(credit: Isukebo) Isukebo Kyattofutto | ¥52,800.00 | www.rollingfoot.com

Isukebo is the result of fusing skateboard into a chair design. no kidding and it looks pretty awesome too. ok, it is awesome. created by Japan-based custom skateboard maker, RollingFoot, the Isukebo has seat and back made out of skateboard deck material and has skateboard wheels. hmmm, interesting. i wonder if i can change the some racing ball bearing or something? it is essentially a chair, however if you like, you can roll it around with your feet just like you would with your ordinary office chair, but it has a bonus: it can turn by shifting your body weight to either side, just like what you will do on a skateboard – except that you will be seating down instead of standing. Continue reading Isukebo: a perfect mashup of a skateboard and a chair