Lexus says that the skilled man and women (known as Takumi) who work on the production lines hone their dexterity skills by folding origami models using their non-dominant hand. To show their level of talent, Lexus commissioned their best workers to build a functional Origami Car. That's right, this paper car has everything a regular vehicle would, including functioning doors, headlights, and rolling wheels. The electric motor mounted on its steel and aluminum frame enables on to drive it around, albeit not on real roads. Continue reading for a making of video, more pictures and additional information.
This looks like a normal garden at first glance, but upon closer inspection, you'll see an entrance to Perdu, a luxurious underground mansion. This circular three-bedroom home located on Bowdon in Manchester may be underground, but there's plenty of natural light, thanks to a dome-shaped passage in the center that allows sunlight to enter the home. To keep things eco-friendly, it features a rainwater harvesting system, a heat exchange system, and hot water warmed via solar tubes. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
This looks like a normal shipping container at first, but at the push of a button, everything begins to unfold, and it becomes a 2-story home. This principle is used by the military for their mobile headquarters, and how they replace old tents by deploying them from even smaller containers in a matter of minutes. It's only a matter of time before people are able to purchase one of these and move in on the same day, as they're not only cheap, but quite durable as well. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of Jaw Crusher, a machine that can turn granite into dust.
Korean design studio Tale have created beautiful ceramic Moon Glasses that show the cyclical lunar faces depending on how you poured your desired beverage - it's even more noticeable with a white-colored drink, like traditional rice wine. Each glass has a bulge that forms a gentle slope, which shifts the liquid into the different phases, and they come in each set of two come in small and large sizes. Continue reading for more pictures.
If Bugatti ever partnered with Lucasfilm / Disney, this is probably what one of their hypercars would look like. Digital artist Khyzyl Saleem gives us a preview of the Vision Gran Turismo: Darth Vader Edition. "The expressive design of the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo is marked by large convex surfaces, which contrast with concave transitions and strong lines. That lends the exterior styling precision and surface tensions of the highest quality. The proportions of the vehicle are uncompromisingly athletic and designed for maximum performance," said Bugatti. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the self-playing xylophone stairs of Hokkaido, Japan.
It's been many years since NLO Moto unveiled the first Predator motorcycle helmet, now they have unveiled an upgraded 4.8-pound model, complete with 17" durable dreadlocks made from foam rubber, a Bluetooth ready headset setup w/action camera compatibility, a new visor that can be opened with one hand (slides into the helmet body), and double casing with an additional shock-absorbing layer. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The Kleindienst Group have created three-level luxury villas, called "Floating Seahorses". Not just any floating villa, these $1.8-million, 1,700-square-feet masterpieces have a master bedroom and bathroom located on the submerged level, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views of the marine life as well as the coral reefs. The second floor features a sun deck, living room, kitchen, and dining room, while the third floor boasts a glass-bottomed Jacuzzi, along with a minibar. Continue reading for more fascinating photos you probably haven't seen before.
There are normal treehouses, and then this Lord of the Rings-inspired "Hobbit Treehouse", located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. This isn't just for show, but rather an actual rental property owned by Gordon Mack. It's perched 16-feet above ground, complete with rounded doors, windows, and an interior space that will drive LOTR fans crazy. No detail was spared, as you'll find Elvish-language signs, a mask worn by Sauron, Hobbit-feet slippers, and even a gauntlet with the gold ring. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Situated 590-feet above ground in China's grand Shiniuzhai Geopark, this glass-bottomed bridge welcomed its first guests, with some falling to their knees after glancing down at vast expanse of rocks and wildlife below. Connecting the peak of the park to the Stone Buddha Mountain, this bridge was previously made of wood, but after part of it was successfully converted to glass last year, authorities decided to for the complete overhaul. The 984-feet-long walkway in Hunan province is the longest of its kind in the world, taking 11 engineers several months to replace all the planks of wood with glass plates 25-times stronger than regular window glass. Continue reading for another drone video, more pictures and additional information.
Created by Italian designer Alan Guerzoni, the stunning 12.4 Atlantique Grand Sport draws inspiration from the 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Grand Raid Roadster and open-top Type 57T Tourer. Featuring an electric-powered, fold-away carbon fiber roof, forged lightweight wheels, and a twin turbocharged 650-horsepower V12 engine, paired with a 200-horsepower electric motor. Continue reading for more pictures.