Case modder extraordinaire Josh Kroger on Reddit used an actual bourbon barrel for his latest computer build, and it just might be the classiest one yet. To make this happen, the barrel was first disassembled, the sides of the staves shaved to flatten them out to use as side panels, and then the metal straps recycled as accent pieces, that’s not to mention the countless hours of sawing as well as hand filing to get the wooden parts to fit perfectly together. Read more to see the entire build process and for additional information.
The Roland GPX-F1 Facet Grand Piano yet another interesting product to hit CES 2020, and many claim that it draws inspiration from the none other than the angular Tesla Cybertruck. However, the company says it’s based on the themes of design, connectivity and evolution, created by a team in Hamamatsu, Japan using Jong Chan Kim’s design, winner of their contest. Read more for a video and additional information.
What if there was a prototype city where one could test out the latest technologies, such as AI, robots, sustainable energy, cars, etc.? Introducing Toyota’s prototype “Woven City,” which is a 175-acre plot of land that will be turned into a futuristic theme park of sorts, with construction set to begin in 2021 with Danish architect Bjarke Ingels’ Big designing the entire thing. Read more for a video and additional information.
Ever wonder what a flying car inspired by classic F1 cars would look like? If so, Lazzarini Design Studio has just the vehicle for you. Called the FD 0ne, this tri-copter of sorts combines modern drone technology with the classic lines of a Ferrari Formula One car from the 1950s. It’s powered by six electric engines – four up front and two in the rear – connected by a belt system to a V12 petrol engine. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Thierry Dricot
Belgium-based custom carmaker Krugger has unveiled its latest creation: the Krugger FD. This open-top speedster only has a single seat, and is based on the ‘streamline’ Art Deco design philosophy from the 1930s. It was commissioned by two businessmen – François Fornieri and André Dupont – and took approximately three years to complete. As you might have already guessed, the letters FD stand for the clients’ surname initials. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Katsuya. Taira StudioREM / Fujiwaramuro Architects
Tokyo design studio FujiwaraMuro Architects has revealed their latest project, a geometric residence for a family located in port city Takamatsu, a Japanese province of Kagawa, that looks to be straight from a Blade Runner movie. Spanning 2,195-square-feet of living space over three floors, the owner wanted to showcase his Maserati GranTurismo, so they built a glass wall to showcase the automobile for the interior. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Modern House SPB
It’s only a matter of time until a wealthy Tesla Cybertruck owner commissions an architect to design a luxurious mansion modeled after the futuristic vehicle, and Russian design firm Modern House has just unveiled their version. Called the “Cyberhouse,” this structure is basically a two-level, 3,230 square foot home that boasts armored windows, steel gates that double as a working drawbridge, and most importantly, a dedicated Cybertruck parking space, complete with an elevator. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
Lazareth’s LMV 496 flying motorcycle may be the talk of the town, but the company quietly introduced the e-Triporteur, a stylish electric scooter designed for the city. It’s powered by a modular 2.2kW battery that was manufactured by Askoll in Italy and can be recharged to 80% capacity in just 5-hours. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Technically speaking, AC power plugs and sockets connect electric equipment to the alternating current (AC) power supply in buildings and other structures. As many already know from their travels, electrical plugs and sockets vary in voltage as well as current rating, shape, size, and connector type. This person decided to install a fake outlet that conceals a tiny apartment. Read more for a short video tour and additional information.
Photo credit: Atsushi Adachi
Japanese artist Atsushi Adachi didn’t want to throw out his old newspaper clippings, so he turns them into amazing sculptures, battleships included. He’s been intrigued with battleships, combat planes and other military gear since childhood, when he used to visit Self-Defense Force and American Armed Forces bases. Afterwards, he attempted to make 3D models of what he saw. Read more for a video and additional information.