Better Than Dune Buggies: Crosskart Racing at New York’s Monticello Motor Club via Robb Report read
“Maybe all that social distancing made the folks at New York’s premiere (and highly manicured) private track even more imaginative. The team at Catskills-based Monticello took out some trees in the center of its South Course, and turned it into a dirt-and-grass path that both intersects and joins up with the asphalt.
The result is a rallycross circuit that includes superfast, on-tarmac straights; a mad, blind dash up a dirt hill; and at least two potential jumps. Even better, they are making a wheel-to-wheel race out of the new course for members…”
Learn more about Monticello Motor Club and membership here
Garden Gadget: PictureThis App is a Botanist in Your Pocket
PictureThis identifies 1,000,000+ plants everyday, with 98% accuracy – better than most human experts. Simply take or upload a photo of any plant, and get instantaneous and accurate plant ID results with PT’s revolutionary artificial intelligence technology.
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Moving with these times…I’ve decided to come out from behind the camera a little, with my own zoom talks. It’ll allow a new way of showing my work, where I can go much more in-depth with gardens , feature unpublished work and give a bit of background to taking the images. My first talk, Sun 28th June is: “Dreamscapes – An Inspirational Journey through some of the World’s Most Beautiful Gardens”. Booking details via link in profile. I’ll give two live talks to suit both hemispheres at 09:00 & 18:00 UK time. If interested, please do let me know if there’s any gardens you’d like to explore more. Recent images taken at @greatdixterofficial & @gravetyemanor will be included. Both gardens have meant the world to me these past three months . Other gardens seen here which I’ll feature: @hillandalegardens , @lowthercastle , @heronswoodgrdn , @lejardinsecret_marrakech , Schwetzingen Palace @schloesser_bawu, @marthastewart , @carolynrobinsongardendesign , @tuinenmienruys
Highly Giftable: Teenage Engineering Factory Pocket Operator via UnCrate
Pocket operators are small, ultra portable music machines with studio quality sound at an affordable price for everyone.. All pocket operator models perfectly complement each other from drum machine, bass and lead synthesizers to noise percussion,the various unique units allow you to start a pocket band. Use them separately or connect them together, the choice is yours.…
Check out the full line + specs here
On the Radar: Tops Chefs Join One-Of-A-Kind Gastronomic ‘Bid for Recovery’ Auction see the lots here.
Running from Friday, 7/3 to Sun, 7/12, the 50 Best for Recovery — the largest international fundraising initiative of its kind — will give the opportunity to food and travel enthusiasts to bid for more than 100 lots featuring chefs and restaurants that have appeared on recent World’s 50 Best Restaurants lists.
Summer Fit: Hermes Frankie Hat via FT How to Spend It buy
Highly Covetable: The VW Cool Box is a scale replica of the iconic volkswagen T1 camper via Design Boom read
“…Manufactured by Board Masters and available on amazon, the ‘VW cool box’ comes with a 26L capacity, which makes it great for storing large selections of food and drink. complete with an internal drainage plug at the base of the compartment, the box can be easily drained if filled with ice. the scaled-down VW camper van model is made of durable pressed steel material and comes with official Volkswagen branding…”
What to Watch This Week: Magnetic on Netflix watch here
Popular Mechanics Riddle of the Week: Our Circuit Breaker Riddle Is Pure Evil. Sorry.
The circuit breaker box in your new house is in an inconvenient corner of your basement. To your chagrin, you discover none of the 100 circuit breakers is labeled, and you face the daunting prospect of matching each circuit breaker to its respective light. (Suppose each circuit breaker maps to only one light.)
To start with, you switch all 100 lights in the house to “on,” and then you head down to your basement to begin the onerous mapping process. On every trip to your basement, you can switch any number of circuit breakers on or off. You can then roam the hallways of your house to discover which lights are on and which are off.
What is the minimum number of trips you need to make to the basement to map every circuit breaker to every light?
Hint: The solution does not involve either switching on or off the light switches in your house or feeling how hot the lightbulbs are. You might want to try solving for the case of 10 unlabeled circuit breakers first.
Solution: Click here to see if you’re right.