This tricycle sculpture by Sergio Garcia is currently on display at 941 Geary in San Francisco as part of the “From the Street to the Cube” show which runs through August 28th.
Via [Laughing Squid]
Created by Los Angeles-based Nondesign, the installation aimed to highlight the two seemingly opposing features of the vehicle luxury and eco-friendliness by changing colors from luxurious gold to earthy green and blue.
Made out of 2,500 half-inch anodized aluminum bars cut to the exact measurements of the map, the installation aims to highlight the two seemingly opposing features of the vehicle, luxury and eco-friendliness, by changing colors from luxurious gold to earthy green and blue.
The design, patented in the US and the UK by inventor James Tristram, is powered by the spinning of the wheel itself. Cyglo bike tires are the pimped-out equivalent of spinners for bikes. They have LEDs embedded into the rubber which will glow in a perfect circle of light as the wheels turn, making you safe but also making you look awesome/stupid as you ride.
Despite the silly picture and the eccentric “3D Express Coach” branding, this cunning project by Shenzhen Huashi Future Car-Parking Equipment actually makes sense. The idea is to make use of the space between regular-size cars and bridges, thus saving construction costs as well as minimizing congestion impact by allowing cars to drive underneath these jumbo buses.
Boeing’s team came up with several Subsonic Ultra Green Aircraft Research (SUGAR) concepts, including this one, the SUGAR Volt. The most noticeable element of the design is that the wings are long and skinny–longer from tip to tip, and shorter from leading edge to trailing edge–and as a result, truss-braced.
The innovative SUGAR Volt concept is driven by an electric battery gas turbine hybrid propulsion system that can reduce overall fuel usage by 70%.
Auto Residence has been designed by the architect Markus Voglreiter. This auto residence is located in Gnigl near Salzburg, Austria and the surrounding areas make it look even more beautiful. Transforming the structure of the house into a car was a big challenge as it was originally a 70’s style house and then the architect also had to come up with two separate dwellings to incorporate two generations of a family. Add to this the fact, that the auto residence was laden with eco-lighting solutions as well.
Mike Simonian in collaboration with Pieter Schouten have made this skateboard in order to add the flexibility of snowboarding movements to skateboarding. Rather than having four wheels, the Flowlab sports 14 arranged in a set of curved parallel lines. They allow you to lean far into each turn, treating the skateboard almost like a snowboard. A traditional skateboard can lean up to 25 degrees, while a Flowlab ups that to 45 degrees.
These creative helmets are conceived by the creative Kazakh studio Good. Unfortunately, it’s just a project for the moment. Too bad. I think it would be great to drive down the highway and see someone wearing a watermelon or a brain helmet.
This Personal Submarine by Hammacher Schlemmer uses two 3-horsepower vertical/translational thruster powered by electric batteries and controlled by a central joystick that, according to the manufacturer, allows “precise positioning underwater”. The transparent sphere is made of 3 1/4-inch (8.25 centimeters) thick acrylic and has a diameter of 56 3/4 inches (1.44 meters), enough for two people.
Terrestrial Shrub Rover fits easily into a number of environments ranging from suburbia to the urban forest, offering a green option for short distance travel. It is a solar-powered vehicle that looks, as you may have guessed, exactly like a large shrub.
According to Shull, “In the spirit of NASA and its forthcoming 2020 lunar expeditions in preparation for colonizing the moon, the Terrestrial Shrub Rover presents the opportunity to explore terrestrial and social environments back on Earth from within a manned, foliage bedecked, solar electric powered rover.”
An experimental solar-powered plane landed safely last Thursday after completing its first 24-hour test flight, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all night.
Pilot Andre Borschberg eased the Solar Impulse onto the runway at Payerne airfield about 30 miles southwest of the Swiss capital Bern at exactly 9 a.m. (3 a.m. EDT) Thursday.
Helpers rushed to stabilize the pioneering plane as it touched down, ensuring that its massive 207-foot wingspan didn’t scrape the ground and topple the craft.
Kevin Scott has designed a unique bike that wraps around a lamp post so it can be locked-up safely – without the need for a lock or chain. The frame can be ratcheted tight to allow the bike to be ridden like a normal bike and can be quickly loosened to allow the frame to be bent back on itself. The design allows the bike to be stored in small spaces. As the bike bends to lock onto itself, there’s no need for a chain.
that wraps around a lamp post so it can be locked-up safely – without the need for a lock or chain.
Adi Marom’s cheeky Short++ project explores the role that height plays in our relationships with other people. Robotic platform shoes lift and lower people by remote: more specifically, an iPhone app.
The Terrafugia Transition, a light aircraft that can convert into a road-legal automobile, is to go into production after being given a special weight exemption by the US Federal Aviation Administration. The Transition was designed as a ‘light sport’ aircraft, the smallest kind of private aeroplane under FAA classification.
But the manufacturers found it impossible to fit the safety features that are required for road vehicles into that weight. Uniquely, however, the FAA has granted the Terrafugia Transition an exemption – allowing it to be classified as a light sport aircraft despite being 120lb over the limit.
German designer Adrian Lippmann has created this Fold Flat Shelter. These tent like structures are unsupported mini-houses made of light composite panels to be used as disaster relief shelters. Developed with only a few elements, each panel comes in relatively small dimensions resulting in a compact building design.
The is a UK based product designer Daniel Blackband has designed the 15 meter long Orca narrowboat concept. . The inclusion of wire technology to operate the steering wheel has made the concept self-sufficient enough to say ‘no’ to a tiller and rudder. This concept is a vision of a perfect solution for short distance trips to the canal-side pubs, dock-side restaurants and other fun venues.
Didi Dunphy of Modern Convenience created these fabulous neon colored laser-etched skateboards called Sheer Ride. The skateboards are laser-etched sculpture by Didi Dunphy of Modern Convenience, who has used Pinks, Seismics and Alligators and laser-cut risers for sculpture that glows against the wall or casts shadows on the floor.