An Uncuttable Material Inspired by Abalone Shells

A new material called Proteus made from “ceramic spheres embedded in a cellular structure made of metallic foam” that’s believed to be uncuttable could revolutionize security. Inspired by abalone shells—which are composed of an essentially weak material that’s arranged in a manner that makes the shells super-strong—Proteus may be used in various ways, from bank vault doors to bike locks. After being tested with angle-grinders, …

LAVA MUSIC’s Innovative LAVA ME PRO Guitar

A carbon fiber guitar with embedded effects and aviation-inspired acoustics

Expanding upon design features from previous editions, LAVA MUSIC unveils the LAVA ME PRO, the instrument-maker’s most powerful guitar yet. The performance-oriented PRO allows for plenty of improvisation whether in the studio or on stage. Its unibody allows it to be light and easy to handle, and the expandable pre-amp system makes this ripe for plugging into a high-performing speaker set-up. The LAVA ME PRO‘s …

The Sustainability Aspects of North Sails’ America’s Cup Capsule Collection

High-performance sporting attire and outerwear crafted entirely from recycled materials

Founded in 1957 by Olympic Gold Medal winner Lowell North, North Sails began as an innovative producer of award-winning competition sails for regattas. In 1989, the brand would launch its first high-performance clothing collection. Today, North Sails continues to dress those on land and at sea. Their recently released AC36 by Prada capsule, designed to honor their partnership with this year’s America’s Cup (the continuation of a relationship …