Polish craftsman Boguslaw Sliwinski has a way of creating simple and interesting plates. The FaceOn plate has a human-shaped doodle on it, and the food you add could be placed so as to represent hair. Simple and interesting, just the way we like things.
A company in Shanghai recently broke ground for a “groundscaper.” Which as the name implies, will be a structure built below the surface. It isn’t going to be a tiny project either, the building is supposed to be a luxury hotel that goes 19 stories deep, with 380 rooms. Three of these floors will be build above the crater, while the others will go underground.
Everybody knows Ninjas exist, but you can’t really see them unless they want you to. Stealth is the way of the ninja, even when they appear in a form so benign as a watch. Ninja Time Watch by Andy Kurovets shows the time stealthily, mimicking the face of a ninja with only the eyes visible. Eyes of the ninja function as dials of the clock, separately showing the hours and the minutes.
Looking at its form, there is little doubt that this motorcycle fancies itself as something of an old-timey train engine. It’s got a fair bit of looks of the steam engines of the good old times mated to modern engineering. A lovely exercise by way of renderings, and probably very powerful as well. Yet, very likely to be a pain to ride if it were ever made real. Designed by Colby Higgins.
BMW has taken wraps off the i8 Concept Spyder, the convertible version of the i8 coupe they displayed earlier. The powerful roadster is a plug-in hybrid that works a 129 hp electric motor powering the front wheels with a 220hp petrol engine that powers the rear. The convertible can go from zero to 62mph in 5 seconds, and has a top speed of 155 mph.
If there ever was a business that lasted, it is a brewery. Heineken will soon be celebrating its 140th anniversary. To mark the occasion Heineken has put up a challenge to design a limited edition bottle for the occasion. Two halves of the winning bottle were designed by Rodolfo Kusulas of Monterrey, Mexico and Lee Dunford of Sydney, Australia. Quite an interesting look. Checkout the images to see the top three designs.
A tree of knowledge, this tree holds the wisdom of books in its branches and its trunk. The design by Roberto Corazza adds some flair to the conventional bookcase. Although we do suspect that getting books out of some of these twisty curvy shelves would be difficult, we still dig it for its style. The tree is made out of single cast plastic and can be fixed to a wall or made to stand freely.
Decked in striking sleek looks, the Bizzarrini Veleno Concept is a car of the future. Envisioned as a supercar for the year 2030, the Veleno would be a eco-friendly biohydrogen-powered vehicle. Drivetrain of the car is an electric motor and hydrogen fuel cell system with nanotube tanks. The required fuel hydrogen would be generated by sources like algae and organic waste, which would then feed the fuel cell system.