Powerlace sneakers auto-lace without the pesky batteries and motors

It’s about time the prophecy of Back to the Future came true. Well, it’s 2015, and the hoverboard seems far away, but thankfully, we do have those sweet auto-lace shoes from Nike. As much as Nike’s idea does look like that in the movie, it’s more desirable to do that auto-lacing thing better. That’s exactly what the Powerlace sneakers intend to do. It looks like a regular shoe, and has a solid auto-lace mechanism that does not depend on motors, batteries, and springs.

Trion Nemesis is in the futuristic hardcore supercar business

Trion, and by association, the Trion Nemesis are both new names in the supercar game. And as things stand, they might as well be here for the long haul. I say that because I’m smitten with its good looks and excellent form. Top of the line model Nemesis N1-RR comes with a humongous 9.0 liter twin turbo V8 engine that has 2000 horses at its command. This motor will be mated to an 8-speed sequential transmission. Working together, the arrangement promises a zero to 60 mph time of 2.8 seconds, and a top speed of 290 mph.

Air Umbrella projects a ‘Force Field’ to keep you dry in the rain

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Ever since the umbrella first showed up, it has had the same basic appearance. A stick to hold it, and a cloth or some other material up top to stop the rain. All that is about to change if the Air Umbrella goes through. In essence, it is still the same principle, as in you hold a stick, and stay under a surface that protects you from the rain. Except, here the protecting surface would be air, not the usual fabric that we are used to.

A preview of Cory Barkman’s Intergalactic Coffee Table

Continuing with his very classy and creative work, artist Cory Barkman has come up with this very beautiful Intergalactic Coffee Table. The table takes on the appearance of a very retro-looking spaceship, and absolutely scores a win in the appearance department. The video here is especially interesting, and we could as easily believe it to be part of a sci-fi show trailer.

Match Candles are the best of candles and matchsticks

Match Candles are one part matchstick, one part candle, and the best of both. You light them by striking the head of the match candle, like you would do a matchstick. The head lights up, and the candle is lit. Pretty simple actually, and we imagine, quite handy in a blackout. While this is still a concept, it would be fair to assume that China based designers Coor Design & Manufacture would like to see their design as a tangible product.

The ‘Total Steampunk’ Franken Edison Light

Franken Edison Light matches up with the light bulb by Edison, takes inspiration from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and has that Victorian Steampunk look going about it. The two Edison bulbs on the lamp are placed inside two 8-inch mouth blown globes as a salute to the old Frankenstein movies. The movies placed two separate spheres that would catch lightning and send it through to Frankenstein. While these globes aren’t going to catch lightning, they do make a statement of style towards the form of Van de Graff generators used in the movies.