Could this be the future of personal air transportation? "Simon Scott, the owner of Falx Air, an aviation company based in Staffordshire, England has been designing Falx Air's hybrid-electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) craft for the past eight years. He's currently bench-testing components in the hopes of getting a single-passenger prototype ready to be… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 22, 2008 at 9:00am —
Is there finally a good-looking electric motorcycle with decent specifications available on the market in the U.S. for a relatively affordable price? It looks that way, as Electric Motorsport has just released its new GPR-S electric motorcycle, which costs $8,000 including lithium ion batteries. Using a permanent magnet DC motor that offers up to 19-horsepower, the GPR-S can hit up to 70 miles… Continue
Added by SiMonster on October 25, 2008 at 9:30am —
The One-77 boasts 700 horses and 7.3-liter V-12 engine.
Take a peak at this beastly creation. Aston Martin's One-77 is rumored to carry a price tag of a $1.5 million, about six times the price of the company’s current flagship, the $266,350 DBS. The One-77 will be very, very rare (only 77 are planned).
While the One-77 shares its front-engine,… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 9, 2008 at 8:00am —
Straight from our brilliant friends at Google, today they launched Gmail voice and video chat! That's husband Sam and my peace fingers!
From Google's blog:
"Today we're launching voice and video chat -- right inside Gmail. We've tried to make this an easy-to-use, seamless experience, with high-quality audio and video -- all for free. All you have to… Continue
Added by alice on November 11, 2008 at 5:27pm —
Paper+Cup is a stationary store that was started by a few old friends in New York. What I love most about their products is that they're simple yet elegant. Their silhouette labels, cards and journals have that modern vintage feel to them. Sam and I ordered up this line for our rehearsal dinner gifts and we couldn't have been more happy. So, if you're looking for… Continue
Added by alice on December 1, 2008 at 10:00am —
Historically in art, The Three Graces
have been viewed as a symbol of lasting unity that represent joy, beauty and charm. NOX | Lars Spuybroek has designed a family of towers called The Three Graces
in Dubai which emulates that very dynamic. The family of towers, which are currently in progress, will be interconnected by a footbridge that will reduce footprints on the piers. The symbolism of unity will make The Three Graces
Added by Eugene on December 9, 2008 at 7:00am —
is a Vietnamese born artist who came to the United States where he studied and earned a degree in landscape architecture from California Polytechnical University, Pomona in 1984. In 1998, he embarked on an experimental project that would launch his career: the Glass Gardens in Los… Continue
Added by alice on December 10, 2008 at 10:30am —
Ahhhhhh ... just looking at the photos of the breathtaking Healing Arts Center & Spa at Cavallo Point Lodge
is relaxing. The new resort is located in Sausalito, a 15 minute drive from San Francisco, just over the Golden Gate Bridge.
With spa services, cooking school, and art classes, one could dwell for weeks. In addition, they offer complimentary olive oil and tea tastings and guided Green Design/Green Living and… Continue
Added by PANDA JU on December 11, 2008 at 3:00am —
I love the creativity and thought behind these underwater sculptures. Instead of trying to create unchanging and lasting works, Jason de Caires encourages the organic growth of coral and other organisms across his creations. The texture, chemical composition and design actively encourage the settlement of embryonic corals. Areas of shelter and void space provide a… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 19, 2008 at 9:00am —
I really love typography.
Typography is the art and techniques of arranging type, type design, and modifying type glyphs. Type glyphs are created and modified using a variety of illustration techniques. The arrangement of type involves the selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading (line spacing), adjusting the spaces between groups of letters (tracking) and (kerning) adjusting the space… Continue
Added by Kara on December 27, 2008 at 9:30pm —
I guess some people think time is really valuable. The renowned watch maker, Hublot, has already earned itself a name with the Exclusive Big Bang (see below) . This time, it’s the Hublot Black Caviar Bang, a new entrant to the million dollar watch club. Carrying the legacy forth, the Caviar Bang comes festooned with a 18k white gold case and clasp with hundreds of… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 29, 2008 at 9:30pm —
We're introducing a new segment today called The Met Minute where we'll aggregate some of the best news stories we think you'll like and give them to you in one nice little bundle. Enjoy!
This one's on tech:
* At Macworld this morning, Apple announced that iTunes songs are now DRM free. Song pricing will also be offered in three tiers… Continue
Added by alice on January 6, 2009 at 10:00pm —
There's something about these socks that make me giggle in glee. Sure I'm not a mommy-to-be but watching my sisters raise their kids gives me a sneak peek inside that world. Grace (sis) tells me that you shouldn't even think about bringing your kid to daycare if they aren't sportin' Trumpettes. Damn!
The above… Continue
Added by alice on January 9, 2009 at 11:30am —
Headpieces by Paige Gamble are some kind of incredible. The python "flowers" are cut, pressed, and crafted by a third generation flower-maker in New York. Flower maker?
Aura Quartz. $450.
Black Python and Resin. $215.
Smoke Anaconda. $150.
Natural Python and Tan Crocodile Gardenias. $450.
Smoke Anaconda and Slate Gardenias.… Continue
Added by PANDA JU on January 13, 2009 at 10:00pm —
"Beguiled" cover for 17" MacBook Pro. $29.95.
Caia Koopman, a MET darling
, is a snowboarder and a painter whose designs have been used as graphics on snowboards, skateboards and wakeboards. She currently works as a freelance illustrator and painter in Oceanside, CA.
Blossom print (12" x 8.9"). $30.…
Added by PANDA JU on January 15, 2009 at 1:30am —
I'm diggin' the new WhiteHouse.Gov website. Almost at the instant Obama was sworn in, the website relaunched with a redesign to signal a new era in government.
The new design includes more interactive features, a prominent photo gallery displayed across the top of the site, the ability to get e-mail updates, and a White House blog. The site's "briefing room"… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 20, 2009 at 5:30pm —
I like the sleek exterior and modern interior of this concert hall in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. This is Jan Kaplicky's final project. The founder of the avant-garde architecture firm, Future Systems
, past away last week at age 71.
The building features a shiny, dark, undulating roof that is shaped like a sting ray. Inside, the unique design… Continue
Added by Eugene on January 23, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Born, raised and based in Rochester, New York, artist Andy Gilmore
has a beautiful way of combining form and color to create geometric works of art. He's like M.C. Escher with a modern twist. Often times using a full spectrum of color, he takes us into a trippy wonderland - in fact, we… Continue
Added by alice on January 31, 2009 at 10:00am —
If you're interested in how art is going to get interactive, you must check out The LightScraper.
The LightScraper is a custom built aluminium structure fabricated with a layer or semi translucent mesh. By Electronic Miracles
, the structure can be easily… Continue
Added by alice on February 9, 2009 at 9:00am —
This Thursday one of our very own Met members is having a book signing in Silverlake! I met Kaz
back when theMET was a wee little baby, we were introduced through John B, who I met at a play. Kaz and I have remained friends ever since and I cannot be more thrilled that she's having an… Continue
Added by alice on February 10, 2009 at 9:30am —