Architecture firm SOM has created an off-the-grid, 3D-printed building called AMIE. This structure sports built-in solar panels that can be powered by the sun, or a car. The bi-directional energy flow makes it possible for the 3D-printed structure and a hybrid car to charge each other continuously. Once printed, the structure is reinforced with steel rods for strength, and the result is a stalwart structure that resists both lateral and live loads. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Many older homes just weren't designed with balconies in mind, but Danish window company Velux aims to solve that issue with "Cabrio". It's basically a two-section dormer, each serving a different purpose - the top opens for ventilation, while the bottom is an integrated banister that moves outward, creating a space to stand, like a real balcony. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and additional information.
A team of London-based design students have invented an edible water bottle called Ooho that you can make in your own kitchen. It consists of a gelatinous membrane (brown algae and calcium chloride), or in other words, a biodegradable bottle you can eat or safely throw away. Since it's made of dual layers, manufacturers can place labels in between without affecting the water quality inside. The droplets can vary in size, controlled during the packaging process when the water is frozen. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how pros beat games quickly without cheating.
Studio NL has unveiled the perfect desk for those who love taking naps during their lunch break. When closed, it looks like a normal desk with plenty of space for a computer, but fold out the sides, a cozy bed is revealed, complete with flat panel display should you want to catch up on your favorite Netflix series. Continue reading to see the entire conversion process.
Billionaires can choose to live wherever their heart desires, but many splurge on a superyacht, that is unless...they decide to buy a portable island. Migaloo's portable island could be moved anywhere in the world, and it comes complete with an 262-foot high penthouse suite, waterfalls and even a helipad. Should one want to keep their superyacht in tow, it comes with an attached mini-harbour. You'll also find a spa, gym, beauty salons, bar and a pool on-board. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
This isn't a crashed UFO, but rather a real Volcano House built atop a real volcano in Barstow, California, overlooking the Mojave Desert. Located approximately 45-minutes east of Barstow, next to a small lake, it features a unique dome-like design, complete with shiny silver metal accents on top to give it an other worldly feel. There's two bedrooms, two bathrooms, all of which have tile floors and tall, curved ceilings. Unlike other homes out in the desert, this one has a separate garage and apartment at the bottom. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the toughest Super Mario Maker level yet.
Looking to be something straight from Mad Max: Fury Road, or The Walking Dead, the Full Metal Jacket Jeep by Starwood Motors has been complete revamped, and it took over 100-hours to customize. It's equipped with a Pentastar 3.6L V6 motor that generates an ample 285-horsepower, good enough to help push it from 0-60 in 8.4-seconds. You'll also get a bulletproof suspension lift kit, LED light bar for increased visibility in the dark and Kevlar panels all throughout. One caveat: it'll set you back a hefty $109,888. Continue reading for a video of someone shooting a .50-caliber mounted on this beast, and more pictures.
Designed by NASA engineer Garrett Finney, the other worldly Firefly Micro Camper is crafted from aluminum, and can easily be towed into the middle of nowhere with a normal pickup truck. You can also throw it onto your travel trailer, or even have it flown in to a remote location via helicopter. Simply plant its 4 sturdy legs into the ground to keep yourself elevated, and there's plenty of storage space inside for your gear, complete with a folding couch. Click here to view the first image in this week's WINS gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a funny asleep in the cockpit airplane prank.
Most old jet wither away at aircraft graveyards, but MotoArt's design team specializes at giving them second life, or at least parts. The beds, tables and desks you see above are all sourced from 747 engine nacelle cowlings, DC-10 cowlings, C-124 cargo plane floors, DC-9 rear stabilizers and lots more. Our favorite? Definitely the 747 engine office table. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of autonomous drones that can actually build a bridge.
KOP Properties in Singapore have unveiled apartments with en-suite sky garages that literally put a supercar garage right in your living room. Located within the Hamilton Scott luxury apartments, the high-tech garage system shuttles your supercar up a freight elevator, and parks it right inside your living room. A fingerprint scanner over linked to an encrypted system ensure that no one trot right into your living room. Two parking spaces will set you back $7.5-million, while a penthouse house equipped with a four car garage will cost you a hefty $24-million. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.