Limited to just 400-units worldwide, the Casio G-Shock MRG-B2000SH Shougeki-Maru watch draws inspiration from the traditional kabuto (helmet) worn by Japanese samurai. The watch was modeled after Shougeki-Maru, an original kabuto piece that was commissioned for MR-G, resembling what Japanese samurai wore when heading into battle. Each bezel is individually hand-carved by metalsmith Masao Kobayashi with an image of a dragon climbing to the heavens. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Marchi Architects built a house specially for the Renault Symbioz, which is an all-electric, autonomous and fully connected vehicle. The Symbioz features a cabin that feels like home and has been designed for autonomous motoring, as while on the road, it becomes an extension of the home. When parked inside the home, it doubles as a multi-purpose room. Called “House 33”, this single-story structure, located in Parigny, France, is fully glazed, but crowned with a metallic cylinder on its roof. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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You may have seen photos of a building with an actual highway passing through it, and for those who have always wanted to visit, just head on over to the Gate Tower Building in Fukushima-ku, Osaka, Japan. This 16-floor office building has an Ikeda Route highway offramp that passes directly through the building. More specifically, it passes through the 5th-7th floors of this building. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Apple Central World is now the second and largest retail location in Thailand, located in the heart of Ratchaprasong, Bangkok’s famous intersection. It also has the first-ever all-glass design, housed under a cantilevered Tree Canopy roof spanning two levels via a spiral staircase that wraps around a timber core. Or, you can ride a stunning cylindrical elevator clad in mirror-polished stainless steel. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
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When you see these boxes, most people think of a distribution transformer, or a device that provides the final voltage transformation in the electric power distribution system, stepping down the voltage used in the distribution lines to the level used by the customer. Designer Joey Ruiter envisions a motorbike that looks just like one of these transformers, blending in perfectly with its surroundings. Read more for additional pictures.
In the near future, Virgin Galactic will begin transporting passengers to the edge of space in its SpaceShipTwo vehicles, with the first being VSS Unity. Will it be a first class experience? Well, the company revealed the interior, designed in collaboration with London design agency, Seymourpowell, complete with individually sized seats that were created using the highest-grade aluminum and carbon-fiber manufacturing techniques. Read more for a video and additional information.
The world’s longest glass bridge has officially opened at the Huangchuan Three Gorges Scenic Area in Lianzhou, Southern China. Measuring 1,726-feet long, the bridge is even wide enough for cars to safely drive across. Should you decide to walk across it, the Lianjiang River will be visible below. There are four observation decks in the center section that can hold 500 people at once. Read more for a video and additional information.
Lumen Couture unveils their LED Display mask, which uses paper-thin LED matrix screens to allow you to add custom text, images, and voice inputs, all controlled through a free companion app. There are breathable sections above and below the electronics, which are fully removable for washing. When the tech component is removed, you can wear the fabric mask as you would any other. Read more for a video and additional information.
An underground doomsday bunker may not be necessary for a pandemic, but when things really hit the fan, the ultra rich will most definitely want a place like this. Located in north-central Kansas, each unit in the Survival Condo starts at $1.1 million and are located below ground in a decommissioned nuclear missile silo, complete with all the amenities you’d expect from a luxurious apartment. Residents can use the heated pool with slide / waterfall, gun range, movie theater, gym, arcade, rock climbing wall, saunas and even a dog park. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
Many want to travel, but are aware of the risks associated with getting on planes. What if you could stay in your very own floating hotel suite? Introducing Anthénea, which was designed by French naval architect Jean-Michel Duacancelle. This solar-powered, autonomous pod was inspired by “Atlantis”, a deep-sea citadel and laboratory featured in the 1977 Bond classic The Spy Who Loved Me. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.