The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is building the world’s tallest temple in Vrindavan, India. Named the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, the skyscraper temple will be one of the largest religious buildings in the world. Upon completion, the temple will stand 210 meters (700 feet) tall and include a built-up area of 540,000 square feet.
Smartphones today can do the traditional job of the phone, plus a hell lot of things. Perhaps you would like a phone just for making phone calls, well, then the modern technology is sufficiently placed to create a tiny phone you wouldn’t have to carry around in your pockets. Nokia FIT is a concept phone that travels in the same direction, its existence solely to make and receive calls.
Flash drives have grown very well over the last few years, and of course, technology continues to develop and make them better. dataSTICKIES concept is one that takes flash drives to a different direction, and with a different technology. The concept by New Delhi based designers Aditi Singh and Parag Anand envisions the use of graphene in data storage, and seamless transfer of data between devices.
Here is a simplistic view at life if there ever was one. Pinch this butt lamp to light it up, slap the butt to switch it off. That’s just the magic of glowing butts, where the sun shines right out of the arse. The glowing butt lamp by London based designer Joseph Begley is called Slap It, and offers “a multi-sensory experience to make you smile.”
Maserati Alfieri is a concept cooked up to celebrate a hundred years of the brand. The centenary concept, which by all accounts seems to be headed for production, comes with a sleek look that is pleasing to the eyes. The car carries the name of Alfieri Maserati, a prominent automotive engineer in his time, and one of the founders of the marque.
What good is tilted furniture? We ask. For starters, it looks pretty good, and if you photograph it well enough, it looks even better. Seen here is the “60” series from Georgian design studio XYZ Integrated Architecture. The simple name apparently comes from the angle at which the furniture bends along their vertical axis.
Red Bull gives you wings, but it adds superhero powers to those wings. Well, usually. Sometimes you don’t get the power to fly, and you could end up as Batman (which would be awesome), or Aquaman (which would suck). In the latter case, you just accept your destiny because fate is cruel. Redbull Superheroes from Diego Fonseca present minimalist superhero styling on the classic cans of RedBull. Well, they have no RedBull logo or insignia, but the shape of the cans is identification enough.
Lotus is going the way of the motorcycle. And if this concept is any indication, they are doing it right. The recently unveiled Lotus C-01 is a concept from designer Daniel Simon, and includes quite a bit of the sci-fi and strong appearance you would expect the designer of the light cycles from Tron: Legacy to bring to the table.
Lying down and gazing at the stars would be awesome, except the trouble of having to deal with the discomfort of an open space and lack of Hogwarts-like enchanted roof. Thankfully, there’s always a synthetic way to recreate the magic of nature. In this case, it is the Cosmos Bed.
Selecting a tie to wear every day, or buying ties every so often can be a bit of a daunting task for several people. The iTie concept just makes the role of the tie way easier. The electronic tie has a screen that functions as your classic tie and also allows you to create customized designs. As an extra, the concept tie would allow you to check your mail, messages, and use IM applications like Skype.