Caravan by Kevin Van Braak is customized caravan that opens out to provide a grassy area. He stripped an old trailer down to the metal, cut it up, hinged the pieces and and can simply tow it into place, park and unfold it. Caravan can bring a touch of country living to anywhere it’s needed.
Environmentally friendly car usually look ugly, but a car being is released that doesn’t look like a cardboard box and is actually stunning. Designed by Austin-based automotive design and manufacturing company Ronn Motor’s, here comes the mighty Scorpion, a hydrogen fuel injected hybrid.
Can you imagine a wave of ondulating orbs that appear to weightlessly float? This impressive kinetic sculpture made of 714 metallic balls is exhibited at BMW museum, Munich. The balls dance, flow and the shape of a vintage motor.
Check out the video and see the installation in action.
This “faucet” can automagically dispense water, sensing the presence and position of your hands and acting accordingly. Not only does the Hidden Tap’s water begin to flow as your hands draw near, as you move them from one side to the other, the temperature of the water changes accordingly.
GINA, which stands for “Geometry and Functions in N’ Adaptations” is an inspiring new car concept from German manufacturer BMW. Its exterior is entirely made out of textile fabric that’s pulled around a frame of metal and carbon fiber wires. The core of this little beast is controlled by electro-hydraulic devices and can actually move and change its shape beneath the fabric skin. The headlights, for instance, can be exposed or hidden by the car’s skin just like blinking eyes, and the hood opens from the center as the fabric parts to expose the engine.Impressive, huh? But wait until you discover the interior, where BMW designers have made visible only the instruments that are required at a certain time, while the rest of the time the same fabric interior “blinks” them out of view. Don’t get too excited yet as the car is just a concept, meant to display the talent of BMW’s designers and engineers. But if this baby is ever to be produced, I will have to find a quick way to become a millionaire.
Watch a cool video of the GINA after the jump.
Swedish artist Erik Nordenenkar claims to have created the “biggest drawing in the world” by sending a GPS-equipped plastic briefcase on a squiggly, looping trip around the world, tracing out a 110,664-km (68,763-mile) unbroken line with the help of DHL delivery planes and trucks.
A Freebord is an alternative skateboard created to simulate the feel of snowboarding on pavement closely as possible. On a Freebord, you can carve as well as slide just like on a snowboard. Just edge in and slide to a stop, just like you do in snow. All you need is a hill and some pavement.
Spanish designer Jaime Hayon has designed a fantasy jet complete with open-air seating for mosaic brand Bisazza.
A setting reminiscent of a hangar, totally atypical and chic, hosts a sophisticated “fantasy” aeroplane with a decidedly surreal shape, decorated with white gold mosaic tiles, leather inserts and featuring a neat lounge with padded white sofas.
“The installation’s spectacular atmosphere, created by the use of reflectors, is reminiscent of a scene from an old Hollywood movie. At the heart of the aircraft is a circular lounge. I can imagine this thing flying, with a couple of lovers on board sipping champagne, the atmosphere charged with positive energy and emotions during their flight.
Photon Light Boards are skateboards which incorporate lighting designs that will make you look cooler than Tony Hawk while you’re skating. These amazing boards come many different designs and range in price from $110 – $120 for the board only. A complete setup with trucks and wheels will cost you $200. They’re rechargeable, so you’ll be glowing like a rockstar until you break the board.
Watch two videos of the Photon Light Boards in action after the jump.
A team called Smart Cities have designed a two-seat electric vehicle which they call the “City Car” that can be “stacked” in convenient locations (say, just outside a subway stop), and then taken on short trips around urban areas. This technology is patented-pending and under design development at the MIT Media Lab.
The Scooter Desk, from Utilia Design, is one of the greatest desks ever. It combines a desk, with, you guessed it, a scooter! This device not only is ergonomic and beautifully designed but it also allows you to race around the office like never before. And wait, there’s more: you can also order a dual-seat version. Oh happy day!
The GO was designed from the frame out to be a one-of-a-kind mobile adventure trailer. Weighing in at 700 pounds, the GO Miniature Trailer can be pulled by small cars. It also includes stargazing windows, excellent ventilation and the beds even convert to a table for when the weather or bugs made eating outside unpleasant. The tent itself packs down and stows inside the trailer’s roof/storage box allowing it to be used for hauling other gear when you’re not sleeping in it.
When I was on the move, I used to fry sausage on my car hood, but these days are gone thanks to the Freedom Grill ($299). This is probably the best tailgating gear I ever saw. This amazing piece of technology is a hitch-mounted, propane grill that boasts a 12,000 BTU high-efficiency, stainless steel burner and an electronic igniter. It’s got 352 square inches of cooking surface, a swing-away arm that rotates 180 degrees, and can be moved to a tabletop in seconds. The new king of barbecue is born!
The Maltese Falcon is a clipper sailing luxury yacht owned by American multimillionaire Tom Perkins. It is the second largest privately-owned sailing yacht in the world at 88 meters (289.1 feet), after Royal Huisman’s Athena.
One the world’s hottest luxury cars just got a nice top speed surgery. The Bentley Continental GT Speed will be the most powerful car ever produced by the English manufacturer, boasting a 600hp twin-turbo W12 engine. With a 0-60 mph time of 4.3 second and a top speed of 202 mph, you’ll travel from your yacht to your castle in no time. Classy.
Here’s your chance to turn your iPod into a good ol’ Boombox that will impress all the homies from your neighborhood. Suck UK has created these fantastic boombox-shaped speakers which are supported by a folded cardboard that will hold your iPod within its core, making it look like it’s 1980 again. Grandmaster Flash already owns one, so what are you waiting for?