Mansory Torofeo

Mansory Torofeo, Lamborghini Huracan

"A completely carbon fiber interpretation of the Lamborghini Huracán is the latest development from the premium aftermarket manufacturer, MANSORY. Referring back to the Spanish “Toro” meaning bull and the Super Trofeo Motorsports Range, this reconstructed monster has been christened TOROFEO. Radical changes have been made to the body, engine and interior, making the “little” Lambo a real MANSORY once."

Primer Studios Chess Set

Primer Studios Chess Set, Black and White Chess

The object of chess has always been to capture the king - at all costs. PRIMER takes another look at the game through more current cultural perspectives.

Primer Studios Chess Set, Black Chess, chess design

"We highlight parallels between the game of chess, and humanity, to assess the costs associated with achieving so-called “victory” during conflict. We challenge the player to question the clarity of their conviction. Chess_01 illustrates that there are no absolutes, no ultimate right and wrong, no black & white."

Willy Guhl

Willy Guhl, Loop Chair, Concrete Furniture, Concrete Chair, Vintage, Distressed

Willy Guhl (1915–2014) was an Industrial design pioneer whose motto was "achieving the most with the minimum of effort." The loop chair was designed for Etermit, for whom he designed many pieces made out of fibrated cement. Also called The Garden Chair, it was designed in 1954 and in production until 1980.

What is so incredible about these pieces is that, being in excess of 36 years old, each has developed it's own personality from natural corrosion and wear. 

Bikes Designed From People's Drawings

Gianluca Gimini, Velocipedia, Draw Bikes from Memory

In 2009, designer Gianluca Gimini started a project by approaching friends and strangers, handed them a pencil and paper, and asked them to draw a bicycle from memory. 

In 2016, Gimini selected the drawings he found "most interesting, genuine, and diverse," and rendered them as if they were real. 

He calls it, Velocipedia.

"I collected hundreds of drawings, building up a collection that I think is very precious. There is an incredible diversity of new typologies emerging from these crowd-sourced and technically error-driven drawings. A single designer could not invent so many new bike designs in 100 lifetimes and this is whyI look at this collection in such awe. "

 

Check out Gianluca Gimini's portfolio here!

SpaceX Hires Superhero Costume Designer For New Spacesuits

SpaceX, Spacesuit, Jose Fernandez, Elon Must

Elon Musk’s space company, SpaceX hired costume designer Jose Fernandez, whose costumes have appeared in Batman v Superman, Iron Man, The Avengers and Tron: Legacy.

Musk said in a 2015 interview that the spacesuit design for SpaceX would focus heavily on design aesthetics, not just utility, saying: “It needs to both look like a 21st century spacesuit and work well.”

Stay tuned as the SpaceX spacesuit is set to unveil in the upcoming months!

My Little Ponies get a Designer Overhaul

Designer My Little Ponies, Luisaviaroma, My Little Pony

12 design houses have designed their own versions of My Little Ponies for charity.  The ponies are helping to raise funds for Save the Children the Nepal Earthquake in conjunction with the Make Kids Happy campaign sponsored by Luisaviaroma

Baik Bike

Baik, Bike, Bicycle, Ion Lucin, minimal bike

Idealized by Spanish designer Ion Lucin.  The idea was to create a bicycle design with as little elements and lines as possible.

When viewed from the side, Baik appears completely matte black.  When viewed at an angle, the insides of every angle come alive with color reinforcing the linework of Lucin's design.

Overfinch Defender 40th Anniversary Edition

Overfinch Defender, 40th Anniversary Edition

As one of the most iconic British vehicles ever, Overfinch are proud to announce an exclusive edition of the Defender, to celebrate our 40th Anniversary.

The edition is strictly limited to a run of just five, individually numbered vehicles.

The external design is completed by Overfinch’s trademark bonnet lettering that has been set in polished black chrome with sandblasted inner.

Inside sees a complete Overfinch leather trim package adorning Recaro front seats that have a bespoke 40th crest stitched into the headrest to mark the anniversary.

The fuel cap has been specially machined in aluminium with discreet Overfinch branding and so too the exterior door handles, giving the vehicle a distinct identity.

Satellite Island - Your own private piece of Tasmania

Satellite Island, Tasmania, private island

Satellite Island has never before been accessible to the public.  It remains utterly unspoilt. With 360° views of this southern hemisphere wilderness—a mix of beautiful native bush, ancient blue gums, sheer sea cliffs, pebble beaches and sunny coves—Satellite Island is a secluded secret hideaway, yours alone to explore.

Satellite Island, Tasmania, private island

"It is hard to describe the magic of staying on your own private island. Time seems to stand still. Satellite Island is about slowing life down and enjoying the simple things: a bonfire on the top of the island at sunset; a long lunch at the Boathouse on the water’s edge; cooking freshly caught fish over a fire on the pebble beach; shucking wild oysters straight from the sea; diving for urchin; watching the sunrise over nearby Bruny Island. There is so much or so little to do on Satellite Island."

Book here!

Loft 9B

A small reconstructed loft in Sofia, Bulgaria with pieces of custom designed furniture.

Loft 9b, rustic interior design

"After several years living and working in London architect Dimitar Karanikolov and interior designer Veneta Nikolova moved back to Sofia, where they found a small but interesting attic apartment in a newly built development.They spent the next two years reconstructing the place,  designing furniture and experimenting with details, and finishes."

Classic Recreation's Ford Mustang GT500CR 900S

Classic Recreation's Ford Mustang GT500CR 900S

Classic Recreations, out of Yukon Oklahoma, has given this 1967 GT500 Shelby Mustang a $25,000 upgrade.  Included in this recreation is a 427 cubic-inch Ford Performance engine with a Procharger F1-R supercharger system that in tandem deliver over 800 horsepower.

Classic Recreation's Ford Mustang GT500CR 900S

Some other highlights of this model include a carbon fiber driveshaft,  Fast XFI fuel injection system, 18-inch Forgeline Grundge wheels, 275 front and 335 rear BF Goodrich tires, Wilwood six-piston front and six-piston rear brakes, Magnaflow exhaust and a Detroit Speed full suspension system.

Lincoln Navigator Concept

The Lincoln Navigator concept for 2017 was unveiled at the New York Auto Show.   It comes equipped with "Gullwing Doors," three-step retractable entry, and a "wardrobe management system" (essentially a closet) in the rear.  

Lincoln Navigator Concept, gullwing doors

Printable Solar Cells

Melbourne researchers have successfully created Australia's largest and most flexible solar cells, with the aid of a new printer located at CSIRO.  

Printable Solar Cells

The scientists are part of a collaboration between research and industry called the Victorian Organic Solar Cell Consortium (VICOSC). The group,  consisting of scientists from CSIRO, the University of Melbourne, and Monash University have been working on the technology for over seven years and have figured out a way to cheaply print the panels onto plastic, including smart-phones and laptops, enabling self charging electronics.  They are also able to print directly on to walls and windows using an opaque solar film and claim that they can line a skyscraper with panels, making it totally electrically self sufficient.

Handwriting Clock

Kango Suzuki, handwriting clock, product design, wooden clock

Created by Kango Suzuki, a product design student in Japan who was inspired by traditional Japanese wind-up dolls.  The clock which hand writes the time every minute consists 407 parts and is powered only by four weights. 

The Home of Morten Bo Jensen

Home of Morten Bo Jensen, Vipp, Interior Design, Sandinavian interiors

Located in CopenhagenDenmark, this is the home of Morten Bo Jensen, chief designer of Vipp.

Crown House

Crown House, Polish architecture, minimal home design

The "Crown House" by polish architectural practice 81.WAW.PL

Radinn WakeJet

Radinn Wakejet, electric wakeboard

Swedish company Radinn, a team of extreme sport fanatics that also happen to be engineers, entrepreneurs, industrialists and financiers, has developed the world's first electric wakeboard, WakeJet.  It enables water sport enthusiasts - all over the world - to discover a new dimension of riding possibilities by combining the agility and speed of wakeboarding with the freedom of surfing.

Radinn Wakejet, electric wakeboard

WakeJet is small enough to fit in any car or boat and light enough to carry around, plus it is compatible with all standard wakeboard bindings.

"The brushless electric motor further increases the sensation by providing acceleration and speed, yet with close to zero sound.  It gives the rider a very similar sense of freedom as from snowboarding - quiet, thrilling and an amazing way to experience the surrounding nature. "