By Michael van Vliet | April 7, 2014
From Australian designer Aaron Leahy, the Tri Light Desk Lamp is part art decor and part functional task lamp.
Aside from the Tri Light’s unusual aesthetic, it also features a uncommon user interface. There are no external switches, instead it is turned on and off by tilting the lamp forwards like a lever. The linear LED light is both powerful and energy efficient and is able to provide up to 25,000 hours of light.
Models are available in dark grey or white. To purchase check them out on fab.com
By Michael van Vliet | April 3, 2014
Join AETHERmoto LA for our Second Sunday Ride (4.13.14) as we explore the back way into Ojai.
We’ll take in the views of the Pacific as we cruise up the PCH to Decker Canyon. Then we’ll jump on CA-23 and snake our way through Moorpark and Santa Paula, before taking the scenic byway CA-150 into Ojai.
Click here for the Route Map
Meet Sunday (4.13.14) at 9:00 AM for coffee and donuts, kick stands at 9:30AM.
6100 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038
As always, all types of bikes are welcomed. Any questions email michael (at) aetherapparel.com
By Michael van Vliet | April 3, 2014
The Pop Up Grill is a portable barbecue that can be expanded or collapsed depending on your needs.
Winner of the 2012 Red Dot Design award, the Pop Up Grill can cook your food one of two ways. First, when fully expanded, it can be filled charcoal and function as a self-contained unit. Second, when cooking over an camp fire, the Pop Up Grill can collapse and utilize the heat of the open flame. Its three legs flip upwards to double as hooks that can be used to hang the grill. When finished cooking, the grill can be collapsed for easy to carry storage.
For more information on the Pop Up Grill, check it website: popupgrill.com
By Michael van Vliet | April 2, 2014
This remote cabin is located on an isolated peak in the Italian alps and can be used by anyone who can make it there.
The prefab wooden hut was designed and constructed by architect Giovanni Pesamosca in remembrance of deceased climber Luka Vuerich. Late last summer the structure was airlifted into location 2500 meters above sea level along a secluded crest in the Julian Alps. It contains nine beds that offer a refuge to any climbers caught in the regions often unpredictable weather.
Read more about the Luka Vuerich cabin on the architect’s website: ec2.it
By Michael van Vliet | April 1, 2014
Designed by AETHER and constructed by SPIDI, the Eclipse Motorcycle Jacket combines a modern aesthetic with the finest in old-world leatherwork.
With its rugged yet refined style, advanced protective padding, and Italian motorcycle racing pedigree, the Eclipse is designed to be the showpiece of any urban rider’s wardrobe.
The Eclipse Motorcycle Jacket is now available for purchase. Check out the product page for more details.
By Michael van Vliet | March 31, 2014
The Cork Globe lets you track your past adventures or plan your next one.
This 10 inch cork globe, with its simple world map, lets you pinpoint the cities you’ve visited or the ones you’re planning on seeing next. The globe is mounted on a stainless steel base and comes with a supply of pins.
For more information on the Cork Globe, check it out on suck.uk.com
By Michael van Vliet | March 28, 2014
Situated at the very end of Long Island, the Surf Lodge in Montauk is a beach house getaway that combines east coast prep with a west coast surfer vibe.
Beyond the social bustle of the Hampton, the Surf Lodge strives to capture the more down to earth vibe of Montauk point. It features 32 individually decorated rooms, three bars, and an outdoor patio area where big name acts have been known to put on small, acoustics sets. Beyond the wonderfully curated space, the Surf Lodge offers surf lessons, diving expeditions, and bike rentals.
For more information about the Surf Lodge, visit their website: thesurflodge.com
By Michael van Vliet | March 27, 2014
Get back to the basics on your next wilderness adventure with the Scout Single Pole Tent.
The all-canvas construction allows the Scout Single Pole Tent to breathe during warm summer nights while providing a reliable barrier from the wind and rain. An included water resistant canvas floor can be used if ground conditions are less than ideal.
Pitching the tent couldn’t be simpler. Use the single collapsible hickory pole or a mounted ring and paracord to pitch the tent by hoisting it over a branch.
For more information about the Scout Single Pole Tent, check out Scout Regalia’s website: scout-seattle.com
By Michael van Vliet | March 26, 2014
Motorcyclists of San Francisco, we are happy to announce the first (on many) First Sunday group rides with Piston & Chain.
Join us every First Sunday of the month as we explore some of the best riding routes in the greater Bay Area. These rides will meet at AETHERsf and be led by Piston & Chain. All types of bikes and riders are welcomed.
When: Sunday, April 6th, 2014. Meet at 9am for Ritual coffee, kickstands at 9:30am
Where: AETHERsf at The Proxy (489 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA )
This April, we’ll heading up north to the town of Occidental. We will take the 101 to get out of town before turning off at Lucas Valley Road and then up Route 1. For a more detailed description of the route, check out the Google Maps below.
About Piston and Chain:
Piston & Chain is a community workshop where motorcycle adventure is celebrated by enthusiasts tinkerers of all styles and skill levels. In their San Francisco location, you’ll find shared workspace, community tools, special events, mechanical instruction, apparel, accessories and a rotating carousel of nice bikes. For more information, follow them on Facebook.
If you have any questions feel free to email Bret (at) pistonandchain.com
By Michael van Vliet | March 25, 2014
Each Shelterwood notebook by Field Notes is a tribute to the trees that make their paper products possible.
The covers of the Shelterwood notebooks have been made from thinly sliced American Cherry wood that has been bonded to a substrate of kraft paper. Thanks to the natural grain of the wood, no two notebooks look alike. The covers have been sustainably produced using just a few hand-selected Cherry trees from Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. One 60 inch wide log converts into 5000 feet of of the thin, sheer veneer, with very little waste.
To see the Shelterwood construction process in action, check out the video below. For more information about the Shelterwood and other Field Notes notebooks, visit their website: fieldnotesbrand.com