1968 Soviet Cosmonaut Survival Kit

Take a look at this survival kit, designed in 1968, for the Soviet’s spacecraft. From top left to bottom right it contained: Makarov pistol and ammunition, wrist compass, 18 waterproof matches, machete; fishing kit, strobe light with spare battery, 8 fire starters, folding knife, antenna, 3-pair wool gloves, signal mirror, NAZ-7M type medical kit, penlight, radio, 2 radio batteries, and 3 wool balaclava hoods.

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Amphicruiser

This 2-in-1 SUV/boat would be the perfect vehicle to have on this Memorial Day weekend. The Amphicruiser is fully certified to use on paved roads and has passed rigorous tests for ships to allow it to journey on water. Its 4.2L Toyota Land Cruiser engine runs the wheels on the road and an onboard water jet off of it, letting you cruise at up to 8mph.

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S/S ’14 “GIRL” Editorial by BASIS, NY

We’ve teamed up with creative collective BASIS, NY to produce an editorial showcasing some of our latest Spring/Summer ’14 offerings. The editorial features BBC/BGC tees and hoodies cut up and styled to fit our Billionaire girls, as well as some of our newest products like the BBC Wealth News Tank and BBC Gravel Tank. These tanks, along with our Summer Delivery 1, will be dropping at our NYC flagship and webstore on June 1st.

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MakerBot Replicator Mini

The MakerBot Replicator Mini makes 3D printing at home much more attainable and easy to use. With a reimagined interface, wireless connectivity, a digital store for downloading designs, and touch-and-print capability, it’s never been easier to get started with rapid prototyping and modeling. It costs $1,375 and has just begun to ship in the US.

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World’s First Supersonic Private Jet

Developed by a team of ex-Gulfstream, Eclipse, and Airbus engineers, this proposed jet, dubbed the S-512, will be the first to fly at supersonic speeds—cruising at Mach 1.6 with a top speed of Mach 1.8. With a range of 4,600 miles, the 131-foot-long plane will feature a spacious cabin designed to carry 18 passengers from NYC to London and LA to Tokyo in half the usual time.

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Tree-Inspired Building by Sou Fujimoto

Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto has unveiled plans for a tower block shaped like a pine cone with balconies sprouting outwards in all directions. This would give residents the maximum outdoor space without blocking views or taking up too much room on the ground. The amazing 17-story building, named “Arbre Blanc” (White Tree), will be built in the Port Marianne district of Montpellier, France, and is expected to be done by December 2017.

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Pharrell’s Bourgie Lamp Design for Kartell

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ferruccio Laviani’s iconic Bourgie table lamp, Kartell invited 19 designers to re-imagine it with their own one-off creations. The five American designers include Pharrell, Lenny Kravitz, Rafael de Cardenas, Snarkitecture, and Kelly Wearstler. All interpretations of the lamp are currently exhibited in the Kartell showroom on Greene Street in SoHo for a week starting today.

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