Photo credit: S3 Architecture
Aston Martin collaborated with S3 Architecture to design the British luxury car manufacturer’s first private residential estate in New York’s Hudson Valley, Sylvan Rock. Located on a large 55-acre wooded plot, located just two hours from Manhattan, the massive compound combines health and wellness, multi-functional “pods” and sustainability with the true luxury of space, privacy, as well as self-contained living. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Tanner Van De Veer
The electric Harley Davidson LiveWire motorcycle was most certainly not a roaring success, especially since it retailed for nearly $30K. Industrial designer Tanner Van De Veer figures that it just did not stand out enough, and that’s why he came up with the Harley Davidson Revival. Rather than a standard battery pack, this one has swappable packs, thus cutting recharging time down to zero. Read more for additional pictures and information.
This is not an early April Fools’ Day joke, the California mansion made famous by the external shots featured in the 1990-1996 sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is being listed on Airbnb by star Will Smith. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the sitcom, a few lucky guests will be able to book one of five available nights at the “Freshest Los Angeles Mansion Around” and get to spend a night in a wing of the home that has been decked out in the famous 1990s style favored by Smith’s character. Read more for a house tour, additional pictures and information.
The Finnish-designed Origo Steering Wheel may look strange, but it was created like this to keep drivers’ hands on the wheel at all times. Featuring tactile, three-dimensional touch surfaces on the steering wheel that can be connected to various smart controls in the vehicle, thus enabling quick access to the most important functions, such as adjusting climate settings, using turn signals, setting navigation, and more. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Mark Gurman
There was a leaked screenshot of what the Apple Face Mask looks like, but this weekend, an employee got their hands on it and uploaded some unboxing images. Just to recap, these Apple-designed mask are being handed out to both corporate and retail employees amid the coronaovirs pandemic at no cost to them. It has three layers designed to filter incoming and outgoing particles, while also being washable for reuse up to five times. Read more for additional pictures.
Apple Marina Bay Sands has opened to the public and it’s the Apple Store to sit directly on the water. The floating sphere is entirely surrounded by water and provides uninterrupted 360-degree panoramic views of the city as well as its breathtaking skyline. This all-glass dome structure is fully self-supported and consists of 114 pieces of glass with only 10 narrow vertical mullions for structural connection. Read more for a look inside, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Lazzarini Design Studio
Lazzarini Design Studio is no stranger to watercraft, but their most recent project just might be the craziest yet. Called Avanguardia, this 450-foot swan-shaped superyacht starts at a staggering $500-million and spans five separate decks. It can easily accommodate up to sixty people, but the standout feature is its control tower, which looks like a swan’s head and is used to maneuver the vessel. For shore excursions, this head can be separated to be used as a 50-foot cruiser. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Living Big in a Tiny House
At first glance, you may think this is a decommissioned submarine sitting out in the forest, but upon closer inspection, you’ll realize that it’s actually a tiny house. Couple Keith and Jen created this yellow submarine-shaped tiny house in their very own backyard. The cylindrical shape is based on a small grain silo, which eventually turned into the creation that you see here. Read more for a video tour and additional information.
If you’ve always wanted to visit Norway or want to make another trip there, be sure to add the Vøringsfossen bridge to your bucket list. This architectural masterpiece lets you climb over the 535-foot Vøringsfossen waterfall situated high above the idyllic Måbødalen valley. It was designed by architect Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk and seamlessly fuses the natural as well as the man-made. Read more for a video and additional information.
Many have been forced to work from home due to the pandemic, and let’s face it, sitting in your living room isn’t the ideal place for productivity. So, Panasonic came up with the Komoru. Put simply, it’s a basic desk and partition that can be assembled at home to create a mini cubicle that can be placed in the corner of a living room without taking much space at all. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.