Category: DESIGN

Nov 17, 2012

Life Size Replica of the Iconic Hot Wheels Twin Mill

Life Size Replica of the Iconic Hot Wheels Twin Mill

Photograph by Sarah (Pandora-no-hako on Flickr) In 1968, American toymaker Mattel released a series of 1:64 scale die cast cars called Hot Wheels. The first series of cars released (16 in total) were ‘customized’ versions of well known models like the the Camaro, Corvette and Mustang. However, later that year, Hot Wheels designer Ira…

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Nov 15, 2012

Red Bull Amsterdam’s ‘Shipping Yard’ Office [25 pics]

Red Bull Amsterdam’s ‘Shipping Yard’ Office [25 pics]

Selected over two other firms, Sid Lee Architecture was hired to create Red Bull Amsterdam’s new headquarters. Red Bull wanted a headquarters that would capture the ‘true spirit’ of the brand. The chosen location was a former shipping yard (complete with a docked submarine) in the North side of Amsterdam’s port area. Duality is…

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Nov 13, 2012

The World’s Largest, Fully Retractable LED TV

The World’s Largest, Fully Retractable LED TV

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could have a massive 201-inch HDTV magically appear out of the ground at the push of a button? Honoured earlier this year with the ‘red dot: best of the best 2012’ award for product design, the C SEED 201 does exactly that. Created in collaboration with the Porsche…

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Nov 7, 2012

High-Speed ‘Superbus’ Aims to Disrupt Personal Transport Industry

High-Speed ‘Superbus’ Aims to Disrupt Personal Transport Industry

The Superbus project is an ambitious attempt to disrupt the personal transport industry. This new concept in sustainable mobility consists of: a new electronically powered vehicle capable of cruising speeds in excess of 250 km/h (155 mph), new dedicated infrastructure (such as a dedicated lane on highways), and new logistics via a central routing…

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Oct 17, 2012

A Photo Tour of Google Data Centers Around the World

A Photo Tour of Google Data Centers Around the World

Earlier today, Google released a massive gallery of pictures of their Data Centers around the world. In an effort for greater transparency, Google also published a guided tour on YouTube and even a Street View tour of their data center in Lenoir, North Carolina. With 13 data centers around the world (7 in the…

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Oct 16, 2012

The Maunsell Sea Forts of WWII

The Maunsell Sea Forts of WWII

Photograph by Neil Brown on Flickr At the outbreak of World War II, the Port of London was the busiest port in the world. The German Navy recognized the Thames as an important shipping route and sought to disrupt its usage through the use of a new secret weapon — the magnetic influence…

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Oct 15, 2012

School Bus Converted Into Mobile Home

School Bus Converted Into Mobile Home

In this incredible conversion we see an old school bus turned into a mobile home. The all wood interior really gives this mobile home a comfy feeling. There’s a fully functional kitchen, a wood burning fireplace for heat (the bus is undoubtedly poor for insulation), a futon for sitting/sleeping, a desk and shelves with…

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