Spot Cool Stuff has it on their list of 5 cool camping caravan trailers. It’s the Sealander Aquatic, the trailer that can be used as a camper on land and a boat on a lake. That thanks to it’s 5hp outboard motor and the amphibious frame and chassis. The interior is large enough for two beds, a kitchenette and a cooling & heating system, all of which are removable if you want to make room for more passengers. €15,000
Global warming might be crimping winter. But that doesn’t mean your opportunity to go sledding has to follow suit. Not if the Polish design company has their way. They are developing the Hanczar Snowless Sled. It features a wooden seat that sits atop a steel frame and fast wheels. It does not feature brakes or any kind of steering mechanism. Add that together and the Snowless Sled strikes us as both a fun concept and a sure fire way to get hurt.
For a safer and more established faux snow experience, check out sand skiing and ash boarding.
Leave it to BMW to change that with their new BMW C 650 GT Scooter.
Bicycling to work is becoming more common. Bicycling at work is still rather rare. And doing both, well, that requires a Pit In Bicycle Desk.
This is definitely not your parent’s hippie-mobile from the late ’70s. Nor is it your older sister’s girly-mobile from the early 2000s. The newly redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is more sporty, more sophisticated, more pure car than that. Yet, somehow, the Beetle-ness of the vehicle remains.
On the outside, the new Beetle is longer (by 6 inches) and wider (by 3.3 inches) than it’s predecessor. More importantly: it is sleeker. No longer does a VW Beetle look like a box driving down on the highway.
Inside, the new Beetle sports bucket seats and a GPS/stereo touchscreen. Happily, the ridiculous speedometer in the middle console has been replaced by an excellent behind-the-steering-wheel display that’s similar to other VW vehicles.
As for underneath the hood . . . see more
Most bicycle baskets look powerfully uncool. One vondrous exception: the Bent Basket.
The simple yet ingenious design uses a strong piece of wood topped by nylon straps. The straps are plentiful enough to keep books, folders or other thin objects from sliding out. They are also flexible enough to hold a variety of items in place, including loose vegetables (photo to right) or 6-pack of beer (photo below). Another bonus: the Bent Basket can fit either on the front or back of a bike.