Audi has unveiled the R8 GT Spyder, a car powered by 5.2 liter FSI V10 unit producing 412 kW (560 PS / 552 bhp) and 540 Nm (398.28 lb-ft) of torque. Weighing just 3636 lbs, the car can go from zero to 62mph in just 3.8 seconds, on its way to the top speed of 197mph. The limited edition car will only see 333 units made.
Sao Paulo based designer Jum Nakao spent 700 hours and a ton of paper to create these amazing dresses. These dresses were displayed at a fashion show and later destroyed as a reminder that fashion “is a medium and not an end in itself.”
A super creative Lego fan Gerry Burrows has created a huge world with Lego bricks. Sitting in a 540-square-foot room that Burrows especially kept aside for his creation, the “Garrison of Moriah” has buildings inspired by Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and the creator’s own imagination. Gerry spent a lot of time doing preparations to pave way for his huge work that currently stands at 28 feet long and occupies nearly one-third of the room, which means the creation is still growing, with a lot more work to be added to the impressive Garrison.
Unless you have a really swank, nifty mouse, basically all of them have the same looks. A bit of customization goes a long way, especially when the mouse gets badass retro robot looks. Aaron Ristau makes these cool, customized mice, each priced at $180.
To put it very simply, the mobile beer bar is a grill and a kegorator in one smart package. The grill looks great, there’s a built-in tap and glass cleaner and while both these may not cost astronomical amounts, putting them in a pretty package paves the way for a high price tag. The Mobile Beer Bar costs $11000.
Lego and Mercedes have come together to create the largest Technic model till date. Based on the multi-purpose Unimog U 400 truck, the 1:12.5 scale set will include 2048 parts and be ready for Unimog’s various applications. The extremely detailed model also features pneumatically operated crane gripper arm capable of rotating almost 360 degrees via an electrically controlled turntable, and a front winch that can be converted into a snow plow. To be available in August, the model will be priced around $260.
Displayed at the 2011 Maker Faire in San Francisco, Trash Amps are a very interesting idea. Trash Amps use discarded cans or takeout food containers as sleeves or boxes for self-contained speaker units. They basically are compact speakers placed inside cans. Priced at $50.
The world’s first amphibious van recently set sail in the Thames, apparently to take the domination of ice cream vans from land to water. Named HMS Flake 99, the van will sail through the UK’s rivers, canals and shore to sell its ice cream.
Nub Cigars are what cigars would look like if they had some weird sort of arrested development thing. The previous line may not paint a rosy picture for the cigars, but they can be quite useful. If you have trouble handling a full-sized cigar, the nub may be for you. The Nicaraguan cigars are available in a variety of blends and shape, priced at $5-$8.
The video here is the official version of Cold Mailman’s “Time is of the essence.” For filming of the video, André Chocron picked up a few abandoned buildings in Oslo and used them as canvas for an animated visual.