At the Detroit Auto Show today Toyota unveiled their newest hybrid, the FT-CH. It is designed to be a hipper, less expensive version of the Prius. it is still technically a "concept" car but Toyota is hinting strongly that this one will make it to production soon.
The design of the FT-CH is intended to "capture the vivid, high-energy appeal… Continue
Philippe Starck never ceases to amaze us. In his latest creation, the brilliant and somewhat crazy French designer has converted a former aristocratic home in Venice into a hotel. Created for Design Hotels, Palazzina Grassi promises a "magical world of mirrors, glass sculptures, rare books and vintage objects." True to form, Starck will surprise you with transparent…
With a long list of benefits, such as preventing energy loss and weight gain, reducing stress and serious health conditions, people who take part in daily physical activity report that they feel more balanced and have a better emotional state of mind.
With experts recommending 30 minutes of physical activity a day - Philips Direct Life activity monitor is… Continue
If you're a big fan of legos (who isn't) you'll be super excited that they've just started up their own community. Lego Cl!ck is a collaborative environment designed for inventors, artists and creative enthusiasts to share their vision about new products and toys. For a sweet intro, check out this super creative video by Leigh Marling from… Continue
Just who will land in the coveted ten Best Picture nominee spots for this year's Oscars? 10, you may ask? Yes, 10. The best picture lineup at the Academy Awards doubled from five films to ten this year. It's the first time since 1943 that the Academy has allowed this many films in that category.
"After more than six decades, the Academy is returning to some… Continue
There has never been a more retched hive of scum and villainy (and sexiness) than the Los Angeles club Bordello this past Saturday. The club was turned into the Mos Eisley Canitna for a night that Empire and Rebel fans could both get behind. Classic characters like C3PO, Boba Fett, Darth Vader and a sexy Storm Trooper stripped down shook it for the audience. You can check out more photos and a review of the event over at the… Continue
Step into the world of Denise Grünstein and get ready for a beautiful adventure. Her gorgeous photos make us feel as though we've been transported into another world. She has that rare ability to create interesting stories through a single picture or a whimsical series like some of our favorite photographers,…
The 31st running of the Dakar Rally is being held in South America for the second year, instead of the traditional African route, due to ongoing security concerns. This year's race began and will end in Buenos Aires, covering a looping 9,000 kilometers between Argentina and Chile over 14 stages. 362 Teams began the race with 176 motorcycles and quad bikes, 134 cars, and… Continue
While some would argue that Pixar's 10th animation film is not their best, I wholeheartedly disagree. Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Monsters and Wall-E are nothing compared to Up. Director and co-screenwriter Pete Docter and co-director and co-writer Bob Peterson took Up to new heights - creating a sweet love story in the beginning, an exciting… Continue
These are photographs of abandoned houses in Detroit. They're part of a project called '100 Abandoned Houses' by Kevin Bauman. You might think that 100 is a large number, but reality counts around 12.000 abandoned houses. As you can see a lot of these houses are pretty big and beautiful. Bauman started this project due to pure… Continue
If we were at CES this year, we know where we'd be hanging out - in front of Intel's incredible touch screen wall. Created by Foghorn Creative, The World Live is a peek into what a future desktop might look like. 500 cubes, each holding a separate piece of data, are brought in either from a hard drive or from websites like Google News, Flickr, Twitter, etc. From the… Continue
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Belgium-based Christophe Gilbert is arguably the best photo-manipulator in the world. A constant trickster, Gilbert distorts reality through these amazing hyper-realistic photographs, often adding a touch of shock or humor to put them over the top.…
If there's one company who's led a major food trend this year it's Chef Roy Choy for Kogi. His famous Korean taco truck business boomed and he's now sporting four trucks and one outlet at the The Alibi Room in Culver City. With nearly 52,000 Twitter followers, his company's also an example of how to use social media in a smart and effective way.
Kevin recently tipped us off to this amazing surf video by Allan Wilson. The quality footage Wilson was able to capture in the water is really impressive. I love the editing and music as well. The song is Lisztomania by… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 10, 2010 at 10:00am —