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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 ...

Motorola Moto 360 Watch

The latest in Android Wear, the Motorola Moto 360 is a handsome smartwatch that masquerades as a traditional timepiece. The round face gives the design a classic look, and the three-hand movement and two-register chronograph make the Moto 360 fully functional as a wristwatch. When activated with a tap or an incoming notification, the face seamlessly transforms into a high-resolution screen. Set for release in summer of this year, the ...

Floating Skate Ramp

Pro skater Bob Burnquist invented a skating ramp that floats on water. Made in collaboration with a team of designers and craftsmen, including Jerry Blohm and Jeff King, the ramp took three hundred hours of work to complete and weighs in at 7,300 lbs, all held together with 1,250 screws. Sponsored by Visit California’s project Dream365, the ramp can be found gracing Lake Tahoe.  Photography by Myles McGuinness