On today’s menu: driving gloves from Autodromo, trailer from the New York Bicycle Film Festival, a video about The Wedge, an axe, a jet bike, BMD Design Helmets, and a stealth pavilion.
Despite the fact that this looks like some funky windshield scraper, it’s actually a really smart ax. The Vipukirves Axe’s unique design eliminates a few problems you may have encountered while chopping some firewood. First off all, because the bulk of the weight of the ax is toward the back and off to the side, it allows the blade to kind of curve in and down further (think like a lever) resulting in an easier and more efficient chopping process.
referencing the stealth technology of the lockheed martin F-117 nighthawk, dutch artist paul segers has created ‘stealth pavilion 2013’ at fort ruigenhoek in groenekan, the netherlands. the work is part of for KAAP’s exhibition curated by frank koolenat and organized by the storm foundation. the installation’s form is modeled after the geometric surfaces calculated by 1970s computers, which allows fighter jets to operate hidden from radio tracking.
The New York Bicycle Film Festival is set to roll at the end of this month, June 26 – 30. The trailer above is for Wheelin’, just one of many short films that will be viewed throughout the weekend.
Throughout the 1950s and into the 1960s, racing drivers relied on the stringback driving glove to protect their palms from wooden steering wheels and keep their hands cool and dry while they sped across the countryside. Our beautifully crafted driving gloves will take you back to that simpler era every time you slip them on for a drive. Featuring a short, split cuff, these gloves will pair perfectly with your Autodromo watch, and have no annoying snaps to do up.
Wikipedia: The Wedge is a surfing, bodyboarding and bodysurfing spot located at the extreme east end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California. During a south swell of the right size and direction, the Wedge can produce huge waves up to 30 feet (9.1 m) high.
In addition, the beach at The Wedge is very steeply shaped sand, resulting in what is known as shore break (see below) and a very strong backwash which often drags people back into the surf. The backwash itself frequently creates another, outgoing wave, which can hit an incoming wave or surfer with enormous force. With the combined effect of the unpredictability of where the incoming waves will break, and the strength of the backwash, the resulting wave action can be highly unpredictable and therefore both exciting as well as very dangerous.