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.
Ravi Hongal, a 49-year-old photography fanatic from Belgaum, India, decided to combine his passions into a three-story house. Little did he know that it would become the latest attraction in the city. Why? Well, from afar, it looks like a giant camera with a Nikon lens, Canon flash, and an Epson printer. How much did all this cost? So far, he’s put in $95,000 USD. Read more for a video tour and additional information.
San Francisco-based startup Zephyr Aerospace has created a luxurious social distancing-compliant airline seat and bed combo for premium economy passengers. Previously, lie-flat seating has been reserved exclusively for business and first-class travelers, but now, this innovation could bring the luxury to economy plus. This means that budget travelers will not only be able to sit, but lie flat and sleep in the same seat, all the while maintaining social distancing rules. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Ijhoo Yoon
Wouldn’t it be nice to have the functionality of a computer mouse, but without having to lug around the actual input device? Meet the ring mouse by Ijhoo Yoon. Simply slide on the two rings and you’ll be able to click, scroll, sweep as well as sweep across pages. When not in use, you’ll barely notice them on your fingers. Read more for additional pictures.
Photo credit: Stephan Laforge
Located just two miles from the Las Vegas strip, this home may look normal at first, but it’s just a cover for the 15,000-square-foot doomsday bunker that lies beneath. At $18-million, the fallout shelter includes a 5,000-square-foot home with a 1970s style design, complete with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a pool, as well as a small guesthouse located above ground. Read more for two video tours, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Michal Trpak | Stavebni Sporitelna Ceske Sporitelny
Prvok will soon become the first 3D-printed home in the Czech Republic, floating on its own pontoon, though it can be set up on land as well. Unlike other 3D-printed homes that take days to complete, this structure can be printed in just 48 hours, all the while saving up to 50% of the building costs of traditional structural costs. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.