By Michael van Vliet | February 21, 2014
This leather Travel Journal cover by Just Wanderlust is a great way to collect your thoughts while on the road.
The Travel Journal Cover is made from premium leather and waxed thread and is perfect for carrying a Moleskine or similarly sized notebook like Field Notes. It also has plenty of pockets to accommodate a phone, pencil, passport, and any other paper mementos you collect. It comes with a leather strap with a buckle to keep contents fully secured.
For visit Just Wanderlust‘s shop on Etsy,
By Michael van Vliet | February 20, 2014
Attention New York:
You’re invited to join us and Cool Hunting at AETHERnyc for a screening of short films on Tuesday (2/25). These films, shot and produced by Cool Hunting, will feature a selection of unique designers, innovators, and creators. Those that join us will enjoy 20% off all Aether merchandise that evening. Cocktails will be provided.
If you are interesting in attending, please let us know by RSVPing with Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 25th
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
13 Crosby Street
New York, NY 10013
By Michael van Vliet | February 19, 2014
Combining smart design with an unwavering commitment to bicycle infrastructure, the Dutch have constructed the first suspended bike lane roundabout.
Known as the Hovenring, or “Ring of the Hovens” is an ode to the surrounding towns of Eindhoven, Veldhoven, and Meerhoven. This bicycle path roundabout was designed by IPV Delft and features a 230-foot tall central pylon, 1,000-ton steel circular bridge deck, and 24 steel suppoer cables. Aluminum lamellas, translucent sheeting, tube light, and LEDs keep the Hovenring lit up at night.
By Michael van Vliet | February 18, 2014
Austrian design firm Klemens Torggler revisits the simple, age-old concept of the door with a slightly more complicated version.
Their origami-styled door, called the Evolution, uses two rotating squares that fold together when pushed to the side. With just a gentle nudge, the doors moves from one side to the other – all without the use of tracks. With five different options currently in production, the Evolution door could soon be baffling passerby near you.
For more information about the Evolution door, check out their website: torggler.co.at
[ Via Ben Barnes of AETHERsf]
By Michael van Vliet | February 14, 2014
Get 20% off select styles during our Presidents Day Promotion.
From Friday (2/14) until Tuesday (2/18) use promo code: 14PRES20 during check out and receive 20% off.
This promotion does not include: Canyon, Skyline, Altitude, or any of the third party gear we sell on our site. Products purchased through this promotion are not eligible for cash refunds . Exchange or store-credit only.
Offer is valid online and in stores:
AETHERla – AETHERsf – AETHERnyc
By Michael van Vliet | February 13, 2014
The Impress Coffee Brewer Cup is a sturdy, French Press-style coffee brewer that’s perfect for those on the go.
The French Press makes fantastic coffee, but glass containers and finicky mesh filters are not ideal for traveling. But rather than sacrifice the taste of a well-brewed cup, consider picking up an Impress Coffee Brewer Cup.
This one-cup-at-a-time mug / brewer uses a double-walled outer stainless steel cup and nesting inner cup with stainless steel micro filter. Just fill the outer cup with hot water and grounds, steep, press the inner cup down and snap on the to-go lid. Rugged enough for any camping trip, the Impress Coffee Brewer Cup is one of the best ways to keep caffeinated while on the road.
For more information visit Gamilia Company at: gamilacompany.com
To purchase head over to The Fowndry at: thefowndry.com
By Michael van Vliet | February 12, 2014
The Zeus by Quirky is a shovel, brush, and ice scraper combined in one versatile winter tool.
Continuing with their deity line of snow equipment, Quirky features a handle that can be extended to form a full-sized shovel, a detachable snow brush, and the head can be used as a blade to remove ice from glass. It is sized to fit perfectly in the trunk of a car and can come in handy with our never-ending winter. Check out the video below for more details.
To learn more about the Zeus three-in-one shovel by Quirky, check out their website at: quirky.com
By Michael van Vliet | February 11, 2014
The Railroad Tie Bike rack is a unique, and incredibly sturdy, way to store your bicycle.
Rail Yard Studios have taken timber from railroad crossties and repurposed them for a custom bike rack that’s capable of holding up to four frames. This structurally robust storage solution might be overkill for most lightweight carbon bikes, but it also doubles as an impressive piece of interior decor. The racks are available in an array of materials, including: maple, oak, hickory, elm, cherry, and beech wood.
For more information about the Railroad Tie Bike Rack, visit their website at: railyardstudios.com
By Michael van Vliet | February 10, 2014
Snow2 by Recon Instruments is an advanced heads-up display system designed specifically for ski goggles.
This wearable computer is compatible with most goggles and displays key information at just a glance in the bottom right side of the frame. The device features an innovative mirror and prism technology that virtually displays the information five feet in front of you. Check your speed, altitude, resort maps, track your friends, listen to music, or take calls and read texts (pairs with your smart phone). All of these functions from a Bluetooth, waterproof remote with oversized buttons for easy use with gloves.
For more information visit their website at, visit reconinstruments.com
By Michael van Vliet | February 7, 2014
Power on Ice is an intensive driving course that puts Bentley’s Continental GT to the test.
In the far northern hinterlands of Finland, the pristine silence is broken by the sound of Bentley Continentals tearing across a frozen lake at full throttle. The class is designed to teach drives the skills needed to push the all-wheel luxury vehicle to limits of their capabilities. Over the course of several days, Bentley’s team of instructors develop and hone your skills so you can take bends at high speed and drift sideways without loosing control.
The course is custom designed for the needs of each individual, thus allowing you to learn at your own pace. While much of your time will be spent in the drivers seat, it’s not all about the car. Other activities include a night-time husky sled safari, traditional Finnish smoke sauna, and snowmobiling.
To find out more about Bentley’s Power on Ice, visit their website: bentleymotors.com