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Sled Handmade Wood and Leather iPhone Backs

Sled

Sled is a company out of Boston, Massachusetts and Brooklyn, New York that crafts handmade leather and wood products into classic and distinctive accessories using natural materials.

Their flagship product, the Runner, is a cowhide and birch wood back housing bezel that completely replaces the glass back of the iPhone 4 and 4S.

It works with both Verizon/CDMA and AT&T/GSM, and adds an unmistakable warmth and unique character to your phone.

[Sled]

Desktop Dumpster – Trashy Street Art

Desktop Dumpster

SteelPlant is releasing a series of handmade desktop dumpsters that have been painted, inked, glued, printed and/or distressed by various street artists.

Each dumpster is unique, and the art and application methods will change with each release, so they’re guaranteed to stay unique as well.

Use it as a planter, a stationary holder, or just a cool piece of art to have around the house, because where else are you going to find an artified mini-dumpster?

[SteelPlant – Desktop Dumpsters]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Zero S?

Zero S

The Zero S is “a high performance supermoto motorcycle that is revolutionary because it is fully electric”.

With a Z-Force power pack and a handmade aircraft grade aluminum alloy frame, the power-to-weight ratio of the Zero S is as equally at home in an urban environment as it is in the occasional off-road detour, and will take you as far as 60 miles at up to 60 miles per hour. Plus, with an electric motor providing instant acceleration, there is plenty of torque available to make the bike as fun as it is green.

If the fastest, cleanest and lightest bike around sounds like a good deal to you, then check out the Zero S. The world will thank you.

[Zero S]

[Via: Acquire]

…It’s Things Thursday: PURE*ZENDER?

PURE*ZENDER

The Plush Department PURE*ZENDER Art PC is a design computer with a ceramic casing that looks even better than it performs. (And that’s not to say that it performs poorly, with its Intel Core 2 Duo processor and all the bells and whistles of a modern computer, but just that it looks so damn good!)

I am handmade I am handpainted.
I am urban, graffiti i am street.
I am moulded and shaped and glazed. I am unique.
There is no other like me.
Inside me is a powerful machine.
I will help you to stay in contact with your friends, to watch movies and play games. I can assist you with your work while you are listening to music. I will help you to find things, people, places, new experiences.
I am there for you when you need me and sleep while you don’t. I wake up on the push of a button and do for you what you ask me to.
I am not a television or record player or calculator i am all of that at the same time and more.
I am fast and silent and beautiful.

The art itself was done by Zender, a well known Dutch artist whose unique street style lends itself well to this tiny box, and other limited edition PURE* Art computers in the works are scheduled from Delft Blue, Mijn Schatje, Piet Boon, and Edward van Vliet.

[Plush Department – PURE*ZENDER]

[Via: NOTCOT]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Lamborghini Countach replica?

Handmade Lamborghini Countach

Ken Imhoff fell in love with the euro-spec 1982 Lamborghini Countach LP5000S that played a staring role in the classic film Cannonball Run, so he did what any extremely talented automotive fanatic would do: He build one in his basement.

Ok, so there are probably not more than a handful of people that could pull off a full replica build of this quality in their basement, but Ken is definitely one of them, and has proven it with what you see here; the end result of more than 17 years of hard work and creative construction.

Handmade Lamborghini Countach Exterior

The car started out as a wooden buck that Ken built off of dimensions taken from the real car, over which he hand shaped aluminum using an English Wheel. Ken also designed his own space frame that he also based off of the dimensions of the real thing, and then designed an interior to match.

The end result is a dead on knockoff of a real Lamborghini Countach, and even features real Lambo taillights, parking lights, windshield and badges for a little extra authenticity.

Handmade Lamborghini Countach Detail

The engine is a Ford Cleveland Boss 351 making 514 horsepower, and a ZF 5-speed transaxle out of a Pantera handles the shifting and axle duties. Wilwood Suprelite brakes take care of the stopping, and they hide behind custom rims with handmade center sections that are wider than they are tall. The exhaust was also handmade by Ken, and modeled after the GT-40’s ‘bundle of snakes’.

It definitely wasn’t an easy process, but after removing part of his basement wall to get the car out from under his house, I bet Ken is enjoying every minute that he spends in, around, and not working on his Countach.

[KIE Engineering]

[Via: Jalopnik]