On the surface of it, the portable fishbowl handbag idea is quite exceptional. We love our fish, why not carry them along? Designer Cassandra Verity Green crafted a handbag that makes the fishbowl portable, and make it easy for you to carry the fish along. That’s a pretty sight. Well, but then those of us who do keep fish realize that this thing is something of a death trap for them. Tiny space, getting thrown around as you walk, constant changes, it is plain cruel. Pretty as it may be, something like this is guaranteed to significantly reduce the life of your fish; they’ll last a few days if they’re lucky.
We have heard from misplaced sources that women find makeup quite a problem. You wakeup, you spend a hell lot of time putting on makeup. A nagging problem like that would be totally solved if everyone looked equally hideous the same. Never mind that the solution raises more problems than the non-existent ones it solves, but Chinese designer Zhuoying Li has come up with the Uniface Mask.
Modern wheels might have seen improvement, but they have stayed more or less the same since they were invented. Of course, the modern world needs the reinventing of the wheel to suit modern times. One of such designs by Korean manufacturers Hankook, the i-Flex, takes the conventional look and feel out of the tires, making them independent of factors like air, while fusing the wheel and the tire into a single entity.
Audi is walking the road of good looks with the Nanuk Quattro Concept. Audi is taking the Nanuk Quattro Concept to the Frankfurt Motor Show. Dressed well for the occasion, the Nanuk is something of a coupe that can do the heavy work of off-roading. Power comes from a 5.0 Liters V10 that presents the car with 544hp and 377 lb-ft of torque. With all that energy at its disposal, the Nanuk can go from zero to 60 in 3.8 seconds and cap off at a top speed of 189 mph.
Gearing up for the Frankfurt Motor Show, where everyone is dressing up, Lexus apparently decided to do something different and bring along the fugly LF-NX concept. The sharp cuts and lines and stance are purportedly meant to give the crossover an aggressive stance, only it ended up giving it a fugly look. That grille could not have been worse, and the sharp curves are excessive enough to appear like a deformation. Interiors get a futuristic-modern look with touch sensitive instrumentation and a “Remote Touch” interface that works with a touchpad.
Ideas of green wall and vertical gardens have been floating around for quite a while, and while we enjoy those ideas, this one just took us with a pleasant surprise. Hideo Kumaki Architect Office came up with this idea for the Green Screen House, located in Saitama, Japan.
German firm ZA Architects has come up with a concept idea for the colonization of Mars. Since the first step to building a colony there is to have habitable areas, or at least shelters, the concept suggests that such shelters or caves be built underground. The idea is to send minimal resources from Earth, except solar powered robotic machines that would then get to work building hexagonal shaped structures on the red planet.
It has been a while since we first saw Fire-Design, a French company dedicated to take the dreary looks off fire extinguishers and suiting them up. They have added a lot more funk and design since then, including the option to allow you to have a custom design made for your fire extinguisher. You could for simplicity choose from a variety of colors, or just go down the road of random design and come up with some very eccentric looks, including having them packed and delivered like wine bottles.
Construction lamps by Joost van Bleiswijk take the look of small toy construction playset. The joints are exaggerated with large screws to enhance the construction look. The lamps are inspired by metal factory constructions, electricity poles and other construction elements. Taking the appearance of a pylon, the four sides rise and taper towards the top that is capped by the lamp itself. Made for Moooi, the lamp will be available in three size, two floor lamps and one tiny enough to perch upon a table.
As we all know, 30 is a magical number that makes all of us who are almost there shit bricks just at the thought. Putting on a brave face, or holding a torch as an example for all of us dreading the day, Eurydyka Kata has created this poster of 30 Things I Have Yet To Learn. Kata has turned 30, and the poster shows a lot of things that are still left to be done. Yup, that will work.