The “Pedestrian’s Guide to USA” from Hipmunk shows you what to expect if you decide to go walking in cities across the country. Full image after the jump.
People, what you are looking at here is an amazing example of shoe design. By slapping together plastic Lego bricks on a stiletto, Finn Stone has revolutionized the world and created the LEG-GO. To be made in a limited edition of 12 pairs, the stilettos will be available in spring this year. What is available right now is glue, and Legos, and the ability to make your stilettos match your keyboard tuxedo.
We’ve all gone “wow” at the beauty of astronomy photographs, showing us the universe in colorful detail. In reality, images captured by telescopes are black and white and require a lot of post-processing. A lot of these black and white photographs are put together and colored to get the desired result. The video is a quick tour of post-processing of one such image in Photoshop.
Mobile phone designer Mobiado and luxury car maker Aston Martin have teamed up to create a brand new luxury mobile phone. The CPT002 concept phone is a lot of glass and appears transparent. The capacitive touchscreen can go opaque when required, providing easy access to the phone’s functions. CPT002 comes packed with numerous features, and can of course, also be the key to your Aston. It will be officially unveiled at BaselWorld 2011. An interesting phone, but not quite as attractive as you’d expect an Aston branded phone to be.
Ecosse FE TI XX is a superbike so grand that it can rival some of the best supercars out there, both in raw muscle, and in price. A 2.4-l billet aluminum engine endows the motorcycle with a mind-numbing 225hp. Built off the Titanium RR (pictured), FE TI XX is priced at a staggering $300000, with first of its units being shipped to China.
Putting a watch in an iPhone case is quite a show of redundancy, but do it elegantly enough, and you’ve got something like the DBM De Bethume iPhone case. The case itself is made from alligator leather, and an old-fashioned pocket watch sits smug in the back of the case. The watch makes use of DB 1024 caliber movement and has a six day power reserve.
Rotterdam-based architects MVRDV have designed this new high-rise tower as the new headquarters for Guosen Securities Corporation, China. The 204-meters high Shenzhen Guosen Tower aims to be efficient, and full of daylight and panoramic views. Glass facade of the building lets the sun flood the interiors with natural light, and the floorplan of each building ensures proper shade for the levels below.
Qatar will be the host of the 2022 soccer world cup, but the extreme heat in the middle-eastern country could dampen spirits at what is arguably the most popular sporting event in the world. Wonders of modern tech have come forward to find a way around the problem, with scientists suggesting artificial clouds to cool the stadiums. The artificial clouds will provide shade to the stadium, and also harvest solar energy to power air-conditioning to keep things cool in the stadiums. Each of these “clouds” is expected to cost $500,000.