On this week's Aspire, Chloe Wilde shows us a luxury study made from repurposed Mercedes parts, an action camera that'll capture your wildest adventures and a custom-built aquarium fish tank bed that lets you sleep with the fishes.
First up, South African artist Katie Thompson has crafted a career out of repurposing discarded furniture and accessories and giving them new life. Her company, Recreate, can turn suitcases into chairs or printing trays into coffee tables. Thompson's latest challenge, however, has been taking the interior of a Mercedes-Benz SL, and designing a home office out of it. The dashboard has been converted into a one-of-a-kind desk with magnetised pads instead of speedometers, card holders instead of vents and a USB charger in the old ignition lock. The driver's seat had its inner components removed to make it lighter and now functions as a swivel chair, the rearview mirror has become a desk lamp and it turns out the brake pedal makes a perfect pen holder. What do you guys think? Which car's interior would make the best office? Let us know in the comments.
Next up, if you need an action camera, it's probably because you're about to do something really awesome or really dangerous, or both. Whatever the case, you'll need something rugged and easy-to-use that can kick out impressive HD video. The Contour-plus-2 is a sleek, highly durable camera that boasts an impressive set of features. A GPS receiver can keep track of all your co-ordinates while you're snowboarding or mountain biking. A sliding, instant-on record switch has you ready to shoot at a moment's notice, and the Contour-plus-2 also has a microphone input and a ton of pro camera options. Sync it up your mobile to preview your shots or tweak your settings before you shoot.The four-hundred-dollar price tag also gets you a waterproof case for the Contour, so get ready to add underwater footage to your collection of daredevil documentaries.
And finally, speaking of underwater visuals, how would you like to unwind with the feeling of being submerged below the sea, surrounded by beautiful marine wildlife as you drift off to sleep? Well, you absolutely can with a 650-gallon aquarium headboard from Acrylic Tank Manufacturers. These guys have tons of experience precision crafting acrylic tanks and doing custom installations for zoos, hotels and casinos all over the world, which is important with 650 gallons of water resting above your head! An aquarium headboard can be tailored specifically to your bedroom, but be prepared to shell out close to 12 grand if you really want to sleep with the fishes.