Good morning. Dozens of the world’s richest people are banding together in an unprecedented effort to fight climate change. The Breakthrough Energy Coalition, a new venture fund led by Bill Gates, will deliver the “next generation of reliable, affordable, and emissions-free energy to the world.” Among its members are Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson and Jack Ma — combined, the group’s 30 members are worth more than $170 billion. Here’s what’s good in gear: a home beer tap, a 3D printed running shoe, a reincarnated vintage race car and much more.
And here are some fresh stories to start the day.
Lawrence Hunt Dress Shirts
If professional athletes wore dress shirts instead of jerseys, they’d be dress shirts from Lawrence Hunt. These performance dress shirts feature a one-of-a-kind design made with both 100 percent Egyptian cotton and athletic fabric that wicks sweat, eliminates odor, breathes easily and stretches four ways for maximum flexibility. Perfect for the man who works hard, but plays harder — the New York Giants’ Sterling Shepard and James McCann of the Detroit Tigers are official brand ambassadors for these “game-changing” shirts.
Aston Martin DB4 G.T. Continuation Models
Aston Martin has announced a run of continuation vintage race cars: 25 new DB4s (only eight originals exist in lightweight spec). And the British marque has given it some modern updates, including a reworked 3.7–liter straight-six engine good for 340 horsepower (38 more than the OG), revised brakes and a body made with “state-of-the-art digital technology” that’s afterward finished by hand. It’s for the race track only, but included in the $1.9 million asking price is a two-year international track-driving program. – Andrew Connor, Associate Staff Writer
Fizzics Waytap Home Beer Tap
Draft beer maintains the ideal amount of carbonation, enhancing flavor and smoothing out the body, and the Waytap converts mundane bottled beer into primo draft. Drop in a 12–25 ounce can or a 12 ounce bottle, pull the lever, and out flows a perfectly carbonated, perfectly balanced beer. Push the lever forward, and sound waves agitate the beer’s carbonation bubbles, releasing stronger aromas and enhancing flavor. And since it runs on batteries (four double A’s), you can pour draft beer anywhere you go.
Adidas 3D Runner
The beginning of the 3D printed footwear revolution.
‘Time Travel: A History’
As a culture, we are obsessed with the concept of time travel. We have fiction to thank for that — books like The Time Machine by H.G. Wells or In Seach of Lost Time by Marcel Proust. These books have also influenced the realm of theoretical physics a great deal. In Time Travel: A History, author James Gleick explores the cultural phenomenon of time travel — where it came from, why it came to be, and how it influences our modern concept of time and space.
The Standard x Maison Francis Kurkdjian Candles
The esteemed French perfume master Maison Francis Kurkdjian created three scented candles in collaboration with The Standard Hotel. Each candle evokes the sights and sounds of a city: New York, Los Angeles and Miami.
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