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The Best of the New Breed of Light-Weight Coupes

The sport coupe is having a moment. And here's why: Carmakers have finally found ways to create performance models that are strong, sturdy, and lightweight. This is a big trend in the world of sexy two-door cars, boosting both acceleration and gas mileage. The primary credit goes to nimble materials like aluminum and carbon fiber, which help trim the fat off car designs and reduce carbon gas emissions. Beyond those things, however, these new-to-the-market cars all go in separate directions. see more
Tech

Meet the Water- and Sand-Proof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker That Fits in Your Back Pocket

There's no shortage of portable speakers on the market, but Nude Audio's Super M—which launched on Kickstarter today—is water-proof, sand-proof, and small enough to fit in the back pocket of your jeans. (Although we've been testing a pre-production model for about a week now, and if you wear slimmer trousers, we'd recommend just throwing it into a bag.) see more
Tech

We Want It: Capture Your Workout on the Shimano CM-1000 Helmet Sport Camera

If you don't share your workout on Instagram, did it really happen? For FOMO-inducing posts, capture days spent cycling, surfing, or skiing with the Shimano CM-1000 sport camera ($299; shimano.com for stores). Yes, the action-cam market is oversaturated, but here are three reasons this one reigns supreme. see more
Tech

We Want It: Drink Clean Water Anywhere with the Thermos Filtration Bottle

Carry the new Thermos Filtration bottle ($25; at Target) and fill up at any running-path-adjacent water fountain, minus the ick factor. It works like a trusty Brita: Liquids pass naturally over the BPA-free container's gravity-fed filter—instead of being forced through as you sip, as with many handhelds on the market—which leads to more efficient toxin removal. Gone are contaminants and chlorine (and the bad tastes and odors they produce); what's left is clean, pure H2O. see more
Fashion

Forget Zoloft and Prozac: Try the Happy Sunglasses

Most wearable tech products aim to accomplish relatively mundane tasks, like track how many steps you've taken or gauge how long you've been sleeping. Now a California firm specializing in eyewear claims its sunglasses will make you happy—and not just because they're attractive or reasonably priced (between $130 and $170). The power lies in Spy Optics' technologically advanced lenses, which leverage mood-enhancing light to boost your inner glow. see more
Fashion

We Want It: Snarkitecture's Luxe Take on Beats by Dre Headphones

The latest project from the Brooklyn-based architects at Snarkitecture is a sleek, all-white iteration of the now-ubiquitous Beats by Dre headphones. see more
Fashion

Bulletproof Bespoke: 4 Stylish Suits That Will Literally Save Your Life

International bankers and oil tycoons may indulge in a wardrobe filled with fine Italian tailoring, but when their lives depend on it, they go to extreme sartorial measures—not that you'd know just by looking at them. If you need to protect more than just your sense of style, here are four suits and jackets you can trust with your life. see more
Design

The Real Star of the World Cup: Brazil's Breathtaking New Stadium

Pictured above, Arena das Dunas: Rain that falls on the arena's roof trickles down the sides and is used to irrigate the pitch. Christopher Lee, a partner at the sports-architecture firm Populous, talks about the inspiration behind the Arena das Dunas ("Dunes Arena"), one of the most stunning of the new Brazilian venues built to host the beautiful game. see more
Tech

How to Blast Music Only You Can Hear: 2 Designer Sound-Proofing Solutions

You can keep noise at bay and cover a few bare walls at the same time, thanks to two Swedish design companies that are going beyond egg crates and a staple gun. Form Us With Love's new Baux line (pictured above) includes geometric acoustic panels (starting at $35 per square foot; baux.se) that use shredded spruce wood instead of melamine foam and can be customized, Sol LeWitt-like, in different shapes and colors. For those who'd rather keep things monochromatic, Blå Station's polyester-felt fan-shaped semicircles (starting at $81; blastation.se) double as textured wallpaper when layered in a dark palette. Either way, see more
Travel

How to Get the Most Out of Your Hotel Stay—Using Twitter

Long gone are the days of sifting through travel guides, calling hotels, and even scrolling through websites to plan your escape. Now, all you need is a Twitter account and a Wi-Fi connection. Targeting millennials, hotels across the globe are making it easier to pretty much do anything in regard to your stay by incorporating the popular social media platform. That means you can finally say goodbye to awkward run-ins with the concierge. see more
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