By Michael van Vliet | July 11, 2014
Come take a day trip into the Angeles National Forest and check out our AETHERstream mobile pop-up shop at Newcomb’s Ranch.
On July 26th & 27th the AETHERstream will be set up at Newcomb’s Ranch (a classic Los Angeles motorcycle destination) where we’ll be featuring our full collection of motorcycle gear and apparel. We’ll be open 8am to 4pm on both days, so come on up and try on the new Eclipse, Compass pants, Skyline, or Canyon. As an added perk, for those who make the trek up, we’ll be offering a promo code for 10% off any of our motorcycle apparel. This offer will be available on location only.
And if you don’t want to go up alone, we’ll also be leading a group ride up to Newcomb’s on Sunday (7/27) at 9:00am from our Los Angeles location at 6100 Melrose Avenue. So come join us as we escape the heat and have a little mid-summer fun up in the mountains.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: July 26th & 27th (Saturday and Sunday)
By Michael van Vliet | July 10, 2014
Designed by Greg Klassen, each of these tables feature hand-cut glass to replicate the natural contours of rivers and lakes.
The wood has been sourced from discarded trees, which have been previously cut down for new building construction or landscaping. While being far from premium cuts of lumber, the various knots and grooves in the wood is what gives it its distinct and unique character. After finding the best way to work with each particular piece, the intricately crafted glass is fitted into one of the pre-existing channels that runs through the wood. The final result is glass that mimics the natural contours of a jagged shoreline while seeming to to flow through the middle of the table.
These works of art can be purchased in several different shapes and sizes. For more information visit his website: gregklassen.bigcartel.com
By Michael van Vliet | July 8, 2014
The PatchnRide is a portable tire repair kit that can quickly and permanently patch most flat tires.
Designed to eliminate the need to carry a spare tube and tire removal tools, the Patchnride can patch just about any flat in 60 seconds. Just locate the leak, remove any debris, and then insert the Patchnride into the tire and push the button to release the Air Seal Patch, which forms a permanent seal inside your inner tube. All you need to do is pump the tube back up and you’ll be ready to go.
For more information on how the Patchnride works, check out their website: patchnride.com
By Michael van Vliet | July 4, 2014
Located in northern Germany, the Treehouse Djuren by Baumraum is a tranquil hideout in the trees.
The egg-shaped structure is vertically supported by four steel posts and horizontally braced by two large oak trees that grow in the middle. From the ground the structure is accessed by a ship ladders that connect a pair of multi-tiered platforms. It may not be a true treehouse per se, but it does a decent job of integrating the nearby tree into the design.
The interior space is finished in a bright glossy white paint to contrast with the lush greenery outdoors. Two reclined benches covered in grey woolen felt offer visitors a feeling of casual comfort, where they can enjoy the surroundings. A number of large windows offer a variety of outward views to help bring the forest inside.
For more information about the Treehouse Djuren by Baumraum, check out their website: baumraum.de
By Michael van Vliet | July 3, 2014
Sleek, modern, and stylish, the Chapter Knife by The James Brand is a new take on the classic pocket knife.
Available with both a serrated combo blade or a straight blade, the Chapter Knife’s high strength stainless steel blade holds an edge while remaining reliably low-maintenance. The titanium frame-lock construction is as simple as it gets, with minimal moving parts reducing the potential for failure. Made in America and built to last, this is a knife you will have for a lifetime.
For more information about the Chapter Knife, or any of James’ other hardware, check out their website: thejamesbrand.com
By Michael van Vliet | July 2, 2014
Handcrafted from reclaimed oak in downtown Los Angeles, the Shuffleboard table by District Millworks is nothing less than a piece of art.
Each table is constructed from wood that’s been collected from demolished barns all over the country. This wood is full of character, with nicks, knots, and time-worn patina that would have otherwise been lost to the scrap yard forever. Once the wood is brought back to their Los Angeles warehouse, District Millwork’s team of skilled carpenters begin to mill, plane, glue and finish it. Not only does reclaimed wood offer a unique aesthetic while staying environmentally friendly, but it’s also less prone to warp after being set in place.
Once the woodwork is done, a talent group of welders and metal workers take over to construct the table deck and A-frame legs out of high strength steel with an aged bronze finish. The gutters have a sleek hand-stitched leather base to protect the included. 8 pucks. The finished product is beautifully constructed bar-room classic, which, with proper care, will last for many generations to come.
For more information about the Shuffleboard by District Millworks or any other of their creations, check out their website: districtmfg.com
By Michael van Vliet | July 1, 2014
With its innovative hard shell design, the Solid Gray is unlike any other backpack you’ve seen before.
Offering greater protection than a typical soft shell, the exterior of the Solid Gray is constructed from a durable polypropylene copolymer while the interior is cushioned with a EPDM foam lining. This makes the backpack ideal of caring delicate electronics, like a laptop or tablet. On the inside, it features a variety of small compartments as well as a multi clip for keeping papers in order. It closes using two smart locks while a back panel forms a slight curve for a comfortable fit.
For more information about Solid Gray hard shell backpack, check out their website: solid-gray.com
By Michael van Vliet | June 30, 2014
The Grippine by Sovrappensiero Design Studio can turn any bicycle pedal into a non-slick, friction pad.
Made from a silicone shell with deep ridges, the Grippine can be easily installed on any bike pedal. No need for screws or bolts, just slip the flexible cover around your existing pedal. The material and texture ensures a firm grip between the the sole of your shoe and the pedal. Perfect for slick bottomed dress shoes or on wet, rainy days.
For more information about the Grippine by Sovrappensiero Design Studio, check out their crowd funding campaign here: eppela.com
By Michael van Vliet | June 27, 2014
Nothing has had a greater formative influence on our company than the countless interactions we’e had with our customers over the years. Until now, these highly constructive conversations have been limited to those individuals who reach out to us first, either by writing, calling, or stopping by one of our stores or events.
Now, we’re opening up the conversation to anyone who wants to join. To do this, we’re asking you take a few moments to fill out a brief survey about AETHER. In return, we’d like to give you a little something for the effort.
Everyone who completes the survey will receive a 15% off promo code that can be used online for your next purchase. Unlike promotions we’ve run in the past, this discount will apply to all AETHER produced products without exception. Promo code will expire July 8th at Midnight.
Thank you for you participation. We appreciate it.
Click here to begin: AETHER SURVEY
By Michael van Vliet | June 26, 2014
Norwegian CycloCable is the world’s first bicycle lift designed for urban areas.
The first functional prototype was built in 1993 in Trondheim Norway. During its 15 years of operation, it has pushed more than 200,000 cyclists up the 130 meter long Brubakken hill. In no time at all, the bike lift became one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city.
In 2013, the prototype lift was upgraded to meet new safety regulation. The new industrialized version was named CycloCable and will start to be introduced into international markets by French cableway company SKIRAIL.
The CycloCable is technically very similar to a ski lift, however most of its mechanics are placed underground. The layout is concealed so that pedestrians and other vehicles may cross over it safely. Riders place their right foot on the start station, where a footplate softly launches and pushes the rider uphill.
For more information about the CycloCable, check out their website: trampe.no