Author archives: Paul Lester

  • DiamondAtelier

    Diamond Atelier Custom 1994 BMW R100R Classic

    Apr 6, 15 • 999 Views • Motorcycles, RidesNo Comments

    There are times when even (presumably) very highly paid professional vehicle designers who work for some of the world’s most iconic manufacturers should tip their hat to custom designers. One of these times is now, and one of these designers is Diamond...

  • TreeSnakeHouse

    Tree Snake House

    Apr 1, 15 • 854 Views • HabitatNo Comments

    If Robin Hood were alive today we have a feeling he’d be giving far less of the money stolen from the rich to the poor and far more of it perfecting the interiors of his Tree Snake House. This rather unusual arboreal project based in Pedras Salgadas in...

  • AblatrossDesk

    Albatross Elevator Desk

    Apr 1, 15 • 971 Views • FurnitureNo Comments

    There are times in a man’s life when they move up in the world and realise that making a real statement in a modern office is going to take more than a bobble head doll and a box of doughnuts. Times like these call for something seriously impressive –...

  • orphe


    Mar 30, 15 • 773 Views • GearNo Comments

    Unless you’re averse to tying your own laces there hasn’t been anything particularly interesting going on in the shoe market since those annoying flashing LEDs that kids have built into their trainers. You don’t see many of them around these days, but...

  • ToyotaiRoad

    Toyota iRoad

    Mar 30, 15 • 925 Views • Cars, RidesNo Comments

    It seems like barely a day goes past without a car manufacturer telling us about the “future of motoring”. But perhaps the true future could be less about expensive rides and fancy gadgets and more about convenience and economy. Imagine being able to grab...

  • Brillhart

    Brillhart house

    Mar 22, 15 • 795 Views • HabitatNo Comments

    When it comes to combining a modern luxury retreat with the (otherwise) untouched beauty of nature they don’t come much better than the Brillhart house, an ambitious self-build project in the heart of tropical Miami. Sitting five feet above the ground...

  • gotham

    Gotham City SF // A Timelapse Film

    Mar 22, 15 • 800 Views • VideosNo Comments

    Gotham City SF // A Timelapse Film is one of those occasions when you can’t help but take your hat off to the creativity and ingenuity of those who have a passion for their art. Created by Toby Harriman, who shot all of the video on a Canon 6D and 5DMK III...

  • ride-on-thin-air

    Riding On Thin Air

    Mar 19, 15 • 663 Views • VideosNo Comments

    We still feel bad that mountain biking wasn’t included in our extreme activities feature, especially after seeing Danny Macaskill’s superb ascent of The Ridge. Now we feel worse. Riding on Thin Air stars Kelly McGarry and Jeremy Lyttle, two experienced...

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    The Great Wide Open: Outdoor Adventure & Landscape Photography

    Mar 18, 15 • 1013 Views • Books & Magazines, MediaNo Comments

    If you’ve ever considered getting into photography, and let’s be honest if you’ve seen some of the stunning results that are possible then you should be, you’d do well to search around for some inspiration to help guide you in your quest for the...

  • NeptuneDuo

    Neptune Duo Smartwatch

    Mar 18, 15 • 709 Views • GearNo Comments

    The technology industry is waiting with bated breath for Apple to release its smart watch. Not because it’s necessarily better than what is around already, but because smart watches haven’t really taken off and nobody really knows if they ever will. Going...

  • Cessare

    Cesarré sculptors

    Mar 16, 15 • 1028 Views • Furniture, GearNo Comments

    If there’s one thing the French know how to do well it’s quiet minimalism. If there’s another it’s that they never shut up about it. And if you’ve bought something from one of Cesarré’s sculptors you wouldn’t either – these beautiful...

  • TreehouseRetreat

    Nakanosawagawa tree house retreat

    Mar 10, 15 • 741 Views • HabitatNo Comments

    For most Dads the joy of a tree house comes from the actual construction – putting some serious DIY and woodwork skills to the test is reward enough, and it’s the kids that get the real fun out of pretending to live in it. But why compromise? Ryo Yamada...

  • MercedesGClass

    Mercedes G-Class Squared

    Mar 3, 15 • 895 Views • Cars, RidesNo Comments

    Mercedes hasn’t made its name from rugged four by fours so it has quite literally gone off road by pimping up its G-Class to produce with the new G-Class Squared. Let’s attempt to decipher the name here by explaining that it has taken its previous G83 AMG...

  • LiefSnowboard

    LEIF eSnowboard

    Mar 3, 15 • 605 Views • GearNo Comments

    If snowboarding is more akin to skateboarding, and skiing is more akin to rollerblading then it’s no surprise that snowboarding is the “cool” option when it comes to winter sports – nobody looks cool on rollerblades unless they’re female and wearing...

  • Aston GT3SE

    Aston Martin VANTAGE GT3 SE

    Feb 27, 15 • 722 Views • Cars, RidesNo Comments

    Continuing our recent tour of concept uber-cars, which has already seen some of the world’s greatest manufacturers toying with our dreams with a series of stunning looking vehicles (and god bless them for doing so) we reach Aston Martin – the James Bond...

  • BR_X1

    Bell & Ross BR-X1 Hypersonic Chronograph

    Feb 23, 15 • 1157 Views • Accessories, StyleNo Comments

    Some watches aim for timeless simplicity, others for classic looks, and others, like the Bell & Ross BR-X1, are just all out nuts. But in a good way. This looks like a timepiece for the future – the sort of thing you’d expect to transform into a robot...

  • microsoft-hub

    Microsoft Surface Hub

    Feb 23, 15 • 770 Views • GearNo Comments

    Meetings are boring. If your office has reached the point when someone has called a meeting to discuss the fact that there are too many meetings, you know it’s time for something to change. Microsoft has come up with an idea that’ll jazz up the tired...

  • swim_suit

    2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Tease

    Feb 19, 15 • 3170 Views • Videos, WomenNo Comments

    Fight, fight, fight! At least we wish they would – with pillows and jelly and non-lethal objects of course, we’re not animals. Since Victoria’s Secret changed all of our lives with its slow, sultry, swimwear, Sports Illustrated seems to have gotten its...

  • Miito

    Miito Electric Kettle

    Feb 19, 15 • 930 Views • Gear, KitchenNo Comments

    We’re fed up with kettles. Of all the appliances you’ll see dotted around a modern home, this is one that’s made no effort to move with the times and reimagine itself with a futuristic twist or a radical new feature – until now. Here we have the...

  • Smartring

    MOTA Smartring

    Feb 16, 15 • 771 Views • GearNo Comments

    We looked at a smart ring over a year ago but despite the apparent modern penchant for anything gadgety that’s also wearable, can honestly say we’ve never seen one in the wild. Could it be one of those things that seems like a great idea but never really...