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House on a Dune in the Bahamas

House on a Dune is a seemingly traditional beach house on Harbour Island in the Bahamas. Built by architect Chad Oppenheim, the vacation home is a timeshare between the architect and the clients and their respective families. The unusual agreement was reached after months of negotiation, guaranteeing that the multiple users maintain privacy during their separate getaways. One look at the view reveals why Oppenheim wanted in on the project. ...

Grain Surfboards Made by New England Surfers

Founded by surfers from York Beach, Maine, Grain Surfboards is a New England company that crafts surfboards out of a composite of Northern White Cedar and air. The air of course allows the boards to float, and the wood gives the designs a more natural aesthetic and greater durability than those made of synthetic materials. Sustainably harvested from local mills, the wood is a responsible, eco-friendly choice as well. Green ...

Harman Kardon Esquire and JBL Synchros S300a

GBlog received samples of the Harmon Kardon Esquire and JBL Synchros S300a. Full disclosure: these products are so awesome we would buy them. The Harman Kardon Esquire is a wireless audio system with Bluetooth and NFC connectivity. The speaker has dual drivers and a built-in bass port and can be used for music listening around the house or on-the-go. Additionally, the Esquire can connect with Bluetooth-enabled smartphones to make clear, ...

Clicktape Dispenser

Clicktape is a 3D-printed tape dispenser designed by Derk Reilink. The flexible ring links with a roll of tape just like a paper chain. Ergonomic and attractive, the lightweight dispenser comes in four different colors: blue, turquoise, green, and black. Support the design on Kickstarter by May 31st, 2014.

Bowlus Road Chief

Proclaimed to be the “world’s first luxury trailer,” the Bowlus Road Chief is a high-tech reincarnation of William Hawley Bowlus’ iconic 1930s design. The posh camper boasts a shower, king-sized bed, dining table for two, armchairs, and a kitchenette as well as hidden features such as an interior aluminum frame and fresh and gray water reserves. This spring and summer, the designers behind it all, the husband and wife team ...

Large Sculptures by Ken Price

Relatively recent work by the late Ken Price will show at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York from May 9 to June 28. Crafted in 2011, the pieces on display revisit one of Price’s iconic shapes, the phallus with a twist. Some of the self-explanatory “Large Sculptures” stand four feet tall, diverging from the miniature forms for which the artist was perhaps best known. Made of painted bronze composite, the ...

Vanhawks Valour Connected Bike

The first “connected” smart bike, the Vanhawks Valour, is a commuter with a lightweight yet strong carbon fiber frame. The bike works with Vanhawks’ navigation and performance tracking app, which will be available for Android, iPhone, and Pebble devices upon Valour’s release. Connected via Bluetooth, the app records the bike’s bumps and turns, collecting data about potholes, blocked lanes, and closed roads and refining its recommended routes for the Vanhawks ...

Cylo One Bike

New to the Portland, Oregon bike scene, Cylo is a startup co-founded by American-French brothers Eric and Antoine Duvauchelle. Combining the American word “cycle” with its French equivalent “vélo,” the company name invokes both cultures, and their first release, the aptly named Cylo One, draws from both. The urban bike is American-made, although its lightweight aluminum frame was collaboratively developed with ARRO.studio in Paris, France. In addition to the distinctly ...

Mahali Mzuri Safari Resort

Designed by Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Limited Edition, Mahali Mzuri is a resort safari camp located west of Nairobi, Kenya, inside the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. The resort is made up of twelve tented suites and accepts just twenty-four guests at a time, guaranteeing low-density tourism and minimizing the impact on the surrounding environment. In the name of sustainability and community responsibility, the elevated tents echo local architecture and are ...

Smog Bicyclettes X Atelier de l’Armée

Designed as a collaboration between Smog Bicyclettes and Atelier de l’Armée, this limited edition bike series outfits Smog Bicyclettes frames with vintage military backpacks and roll kits. Each fixed gear bike is hand-painted in a Swedish army camouflage pattern and finished with rich details such as the Tibaut Malet handlebar and brown leather Brooks saddle. Integrated into the design, the backpack and roll kits are made of leather and fabric ...