Stereo Tube Amplifier Kit

Tube Amplifier Kit

Vacuum tube based amplifiers have been making a significant comeback over the past 10 years or so, they were ubiquitous before the invention of the transistor – which due to its low cost and ease of manufacture quickly replaced tubes in almost all applications. The reason vacuum tubes have seen such a return to favour…

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#19 Daypack by Kilo Gear

Motorcycle Tool Roll

The #19 Daypack by Kilo Gear is a backpack with an integrated tool roll, specifically designed for motorcyclists who like (or need) to keep their tools on hand. Each #19 is made from a combination of waterproof 16oz rubber backed waxed canvas and full grain leather, the zippers are heavy duty brass RiRi and it…

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Harrier Drop Tank Boardroom Desk

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I can only imagine that Bond villains could potentially have difficultly sourcing suitably cinematic furniture to kit out their volcano lairs, although on retrospect I guess this could also apply to hedge fund managers, political lobbyists and certain petite North Korean dictators. Fortunately for the above mentioned scoundrels a company called Hangar 54 specialises in…

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1927 Isotta Fraschini 8A S Roadster

Isotta Fraschini

Isotta Fraschini is an automaker that’s largely unknown today, but back in their pre-Depression heyday they were globally recognised as a leader in the production of luxury automobiles – second only to Rolls-Royce in fame and reputation. The company started life in 1900 as a small Italian outfit that assembled and sold early Renault automobiles,…

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Evel Knievel Poster

Evel Knievel Quote

With all of the stunning imagery provided by the long career of Evel Knievel we sometimes forget that he had a habit of coming out with highly quotable quotes – like the one you see above. This particular quote has been hand-drawn and then screenprinted onto 300 gram art paper by Rustle of Silk, it measures 50cm…

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E-Type Poster by Petrolified

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Petrolified is a one-man operation run by Martin Miskolci, he made a name for himself with a poster design last year called the “Wall of Wheels” – the design was so successful that he decided to create a collection of posters with a similar design aesthetic. The E-Type poster measures 30 x 40 cm (11¾” x 15¾”)…

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The T-Dub Ski by Big Woodski

Wooden Skiis

The first few hundred years of ski development took place on rudimentary wooden planks that were slowly shaped via trial and error into the form we’re now more familiar with. In the modern day wooden skis have almost entirely fallen from common use, to rectify this companies like The Big Woodski have been founded – to bring the natural…

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The Sibley 400 Deluxe Tent

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The Sibley 400 Deluxe Tent is something I came across a few weeks ago and immediately bought on impulse – despite the fact that I had no plans to go camping and that it’s currently the middle of winter in my part of the world. At €449 each, the Sibley 400 Deluxe certainly isn’t the cheapest tent…

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DemerBox Stereo

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James Demer is a location sound mixer known for his work on films like Bowling for Columbine, Winter’s Bone and TV shows like Survivor and The Apprentice. While on location in Alaska a few years ago he needed to create a portable sound box so he took a Pelican case, a lithium-ion battery some waterproof speakers and…

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Ejection Seat by Hangar 54

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Hangar 54 is a company that makes exactly the sort of furniture you’d want to kit out your secret volcano lair, if you were a Bond villain with a penchant for vintage aerospace engineering. The ejection seat you see here is a real unit (decommissioned obviously) from Martin Baker, it’s been upholstered in black Bentley…

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Alpine-Renault A110

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The Alpine-Renault A110 is remembered for two things, it’s beauty and its extraordinary rally abilities. The model had quite a long life for a sports car, it was introduced by the small French marque Alpine in 1961 and continued production until 1977 – it even saw parallel production lines running in both Mexico and Bulgaria…

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