Tesla cars have made quite an impression on the road, and even in space! The company has however, shown little interest to take to the sky. But that is no reason to put a cap on imagination! Designer Antonio Paglia has created this innovative concept called the Tesla Model H. This flying Tesla combines the tech of helicopters and drones to create a fresh concept. An exoskeleton formed like a ribbon covers the body of the helicopter, while the overall form takes inspiration from biomorphic as well as robotic shapes. Four mini rotors have been added to the ribbon-exoskeleton to make maneuvering easier, and the flight more stable.
Unveiled at the New York Auto Show, the all-electric Genesis Essentia Concept is a lovely head-turner. Good looks and performance of this concept could do wonders for the Genesis brand, and also for the parent company, Hyundai. Genesis sees the concept as the pinnacle of its awkward sounding “Athletic Elegance” design language; the phrase thankfully is overshadowed, or at least vindicated by the looks of the Essentia.
It is a concept, an idea that exists as a rendering; it could be many things, but it chose to be a keyboard. As a new concept keyboard, it looked at the wide choices of names it could have, wondering if simply being called keyboard would be enough. “No” said the booming voice of its creator, giving it the name F**ktron. This point forward, I’m just going to call it F-Tron. It is easier to write, and having to censor names just doesn’t sit right.
So here’s this cool stovetop kettle designed to look like the silhouette of Darth Vader. Well, there aren’t many things that Star Wars characters and Darth Vader haven’t been mashed up with, so a kettle couldn’t have been that far on the horizon. The handle on this stainless steel and plastic kettle is designed to evoke the lightsaber. Get one of these for $70 and you’ll get to
see hear Lord Vader whistle like a kettle.
Set in the Swiss Alps, this cabin shows an interesting setting by itself. Although, don’t be fooled by its apparently ragged exterior, this one hides its beauty. The Sarreyer Cabin by Rapin Saiz Architects has an interior that takes a whole different look than its exterior. Once you enter the cabin, the rough exterior reveals the warm and cozy interiors it carefully hides.
ORIGIN tree house rests on a hundred year oak in a French forest. The tree house was designed to be functional, and as comfortable as a hotel room. Inspired by the shape of a nest, the tree house has been designed by Atelier LAVIT.
Meet Felix, the interesting and weird cat sculpture lamp built by Studio Job for Italian brand Seletti. We call it interesting because the skillfully crafted lamp takes the look of a cat rather well, and the eye lamp looks rather interesting, to say the least. The lamp shows Felix with a straight-up tail, indicating the cat is feeling relaxed.. that’s also where the weird part comes in.
Singapore-based Vanda Electrics is trying to make a name for itself, and its parent company Wong Fong Engineering in the automobile space. Vanda is still in its nascent stages, though it is quite ambitious as displayed by the Vanda Dendrobium electric supercar it showed at the Geneva Motor Show.
The Monkey Radio was designed by Rudolph Schelling Webermann for Palomar. The idea was to create a radio with the features of easy mobility. Not willing to take the usual route of throwing in a strap, the designer chose to add that function to the radio’s antenna.
Lash Clock by Bina Baitel is an interesting creation. It is a circular disk inlaid with hair (or fiber), which is parted to represent the position of the hour and minute hands. The clock’s idea is to offer a “new experience in the perception of time.”