In Sarasota Florida a group called Team Sandtastic has taken something that many of us did as kids and turned it into an art form (and a business). I came across these guys while doing research for another subject and was transfixed by what they accomplish using a few ordinary rocks. There's no glue or wires here - just patient, thoughtful stacking.…
Forward-thinking airline Air New Zealand has really taken a step into the future with a new cabin design that totally enhances the comfort of passengers on long-haul flights. And not just in First Class either! They made extensive changes in the Economy and Economy Plus cabins too. The picture above is actually from their new Economy seating where couples or families can purchase all 3 seats in a row for only 2 1/2 times the single price. The three… Continue
The YAS hotel in Abu Dhabi is not only a 500 room luxury hotel and the world's largest LED light show but it also has a Formula 1 track that passes right through the middle. This amazing building is part of a $36B (yes billion) complex that we have blogged about here before. Alice first introduced us to this here and last week I showed you the yacht club… Continue
The Yacht Club on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi UAE is is under construction now and expected to open next month. The shell of each building is studded with thousands of Swarovski crystals that capture and reflect the light. At night LED lights continue the sparkle. Designed by Omiros One Architecture (O1A) the two buildings are meant to be prominent landmarks in the area.…
In 1972 Geoffrey Hoyle wrote a book titled "2010: Living in the Future" in which he imagined what our lives would be like today. Daniel Sinker read the book as a child and loved it. He has now brought it to the web where we can see it in all its glory. It is at the same time prescient and saddening.
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.
V Magazine will publish their "Size Issue" on January 14th and already the photos they've released are causing quite a stir. An article at the Telegraph (here) summed it up perfectly: Are curvy models just a contrivance?
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The Lightsails Project is an interactive installation around the Millstaetter lake in Austria. Created by Söhne & Partner Architects in association with Karl Sodek these cionic towers are meant to guide visitors to the exhibits set around the lake. But they are more than just signposts: the towers draw their energy from their surroundings are also… Continue