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…It’s Things Thursday: HunterGatherer by Incase?


Incase and Arkitip teamed up to create the new HunterGatherer line of MacBook and iPhone cases, and the result is a fantastic looking concept that will give your gadgets more style than most people can handle.

Featuring woodgrain on the outside and woven orange fabric on the inside, it’ll look equally at home when your hunting the woods for wild game or hunting in the wild world of your local Starbucks for an open chair.

[Incase – HunterGatherer]

…The Internet is having a balloon race?

Orange is hosting the World’s first Internet Balloon Race, and DidntYouHear is taking part.

I’ve entered P-Nut the raccoon into the race (you should be able to see him in the bottom left of the screen), and DidntYouHear.com is a destination that racers can stop at to earn “miles” during the race. Then, the person with the most miles at the end of the wins a trip to Ibiza.

If you’d like to participate in the race, just click on P-Nut and it should take you to the Orange site where you can sign up and get your own balloon to race.

Hurry though, because the race ends in just four days.

[Orange – World’s First Internet Balloon Race]


…Apple icons are blue?

Blue Mac Icons

Subtraction recently noticed something interesting about Mac programs: Everything’s blue!

Apparently blue is the go-to color for icon designers, with circles being the predominant shape, and yellow and orange (blue’s complements) being the predominant accent color.

Perhaps Apple designers are just a tad on the sad side?

[Subtraction – Blue In The Interface]

…Reeboks smell like Kool-Aid?

Reebok Kool-Aid

Reebok/Kool-Aid kicks aren’t exactly groundbreaking, since the shoe game is known to bring some unique partnerships together, but what is interesting is that not only do these shoes look like their respective Kool-Aid flavors, they smell like them too thanks to scented sock liners.

Run one includes cherry, strawberry and grape, and more are planned (orange, lemon and lime) if the scented shoe takes off like Reebok surely hopes it will.

What’s your flavor?

[Complex – Reebok/Kool-Aid]

[Thanks Stephen (NSFW)]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: SEMA?

Twin Mill

SEMA was, as expected, amazing.

If you’ve never been (given the chance, I think everyone should go), then picture this: More automotive eye candy than you can imagine, and I walked around for two full days and still didn’t see everything. It’s that big.

Though the name of the game is new and improved, and everyone is trying to one-up the next to grab that photographer’s eye, there were a couple trends that I noticed:

  • Orange is the new black. Orange was definitely the go-to color scheme for any car that was trying to show off, and even cars that were painted other colors seemed to have some sort of orange accent.
  • Bigger is better. To grab your attention, rims have now crossed the 30” barrier, and the more gaudy, the better. There were rims with TVs in them, rims with solid gold bars in them, rims with jewels in them, and rims that were painted just about any color you can imagine. If you can dream it, someone else can put it on a rim.
  • Heat-treated is the new chrome. To add to the wheel spectrum, many manufactures are now offering a “heat-treat” option, which takes your shiny new wheel and adds some color to it with a heat-treating process. I like the look, so I hope to see more of it.
  • Horsepower numbers need four digits to impress. With everyone pumping 300 horsepower out of their Civic, it takes something special to show off now, which is why many of the tuners were demoing cars that easily passed through the thousand mark in the horsepower column.
  • Conversions are big. Four door cars became two door, two door cars became four door, convertibles became single seat roadsters, and some cars just lost all hope of being original and simply transformed into something new entirely. There are definitely some automotive Dr. Frankensteins out there, and for the right funds, they can build you just about anything that you can think of.

Tractorri Engine

Though there were many cars that impressed, my favorite car of the show was easily the Tractorri; a half Mustang, half Lamborghini concoction that looked like it just stepped off the showroom floor. The execution was flawless, and it was hard to believe that this car started out as two entirely different machines. Though I couldn’t decide if it should be called a Forghini Musardo, or a Lambord Gallardang, it was easy to decide that John Haugh (the owner of the Tractorri) is one lucky man.

Tractorri Rear End

Starting with a 2007 body in white Ford Mustang, the Tractorri soon began to take shape. The 5.0-liter, 520 hp Lamborghini V10 was midmounted behind the front seats, and then mated to the Gallardo’s four-wheel drive, paddle-shifted E-gear transmission, and Aluminum double wishbone suspension.

Tractorri Interior

Other amenities include 8 piston front and 4 piston rear brakes, custom wheels, Lamborghini interior, PPG paint, and Gallardo taillights (to remind fellow drivers that there is a reason you’ll only ever see the back of this car).

If heaven has cars, then they all look like this, because the Tractorri was simply stunning.

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