If money is no object and you’ve always wanted your own supervillain lair, Aston Martin wants to make your dream a reality. They’ve formed a new Automotive Galleries and Lairs department that can turn ideas, like an underground concrete wall garage with glass supercar showcase, into a real-life supervillain lair. Or, you could opt for something more traditional, such as an art gallery / garage with a water covered skylight. Read more for additional pictures and information.
For $9,990, you can now buy a DIY tiny house kit online that can be assembled in just a few days. It’s called the Allwood Arlanda XL, and once built, you’ll have a total floor area of 227-square-feet and an inside floor area of 193-square-feet. This may not sound like much, but for those living a minimalist lifestyle, this should be more than enough, or you can just use it as a backyard office. Product page. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Many of us have a habit of laying in bed while using our smartphone or tablet, but what if there was something better? Meet the HiBed. Think of it as a smart bed that not only monitors your sleep patterns with the companion mobile app, but also analyzes sleep quality, biometric parameters, body weight, temperature, air quality and even the noise level. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Newron (a play on neuron and Newton), a France-based startup, reveals a sleek electric motorcycle with a wooden body, which exposes the large cylindrical battery pack located in the center. The battery itself features a ring of LED lights that may indicate just how much power is left using different colors. To complete the organic look, the designers integrated the drive shaft directly into the swingarm. Read more for another picture and additional information.
Photo credit: Honglin Li
We have seen the future of recycling, and it includes the FILTRATION skyscraper by Honglin Li. Simply put, it’s a highly modular prefabricated waste-management and waste-to-energy power plant mega-structure that consists of several Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) and Water Treatment Plants (WTP) to recycle the ocean’s floating garbage. Plus, it’s capable of filtering seawater in all levels from the different oceans across the world. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The opening ceremony for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics may be in one year, but the medal designs have just been unveiled. Nearly 80,000 tons of mobile phones as well as electronic devices were collected from all around Japan, and will be used in the handcrafting every gold, silver and bronze Olympic and Paralympic medal awarded to athletes at next year’s games. There expect to be approximately 5,000 medals handed out between the two games. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Jeremy Mayer
Jeremy Mayer has always been fascinated by the typewriter, and he spends countless hours rummaging for these vintage objects at flea markets and thrift stores. Once he does find one, he quickly snags it and then fully disassembles it, before turning the machine into something entirely new, whether they be robots to birds or even giant human figures. Sometimes, he creates an initial sketch to establish the general layout of new pieces, but the rest of the build process relies on how the parts fit together. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio
Istanbul-based Hayri Atak Architecturl Design Studio has proposed a unique hotel that aims precariously off the edge of Norway Preikestolen cliff. We’ve seen other cliff-hanging hotels and homes, but this one adds a pool that extends out even further from the cliff, giving those thrillseekers even more reason to book at least a night’s stay there should it even get built. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Sure, this isn’t the first glass-bottomed pool to extend over the edge of a high-rise building, but it’s definitely one of the latest. Located at the Anaha complex in Honolulu, Hawaii, it was designed by Chicago-based studio Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) in collaboration with local firm Benjamin Woo Architects. It’s cantilevered 75-feet above ground with a transparent base that can be viewed from both the sides as well as bottom. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: AngiesList | NeoMam Studios
If The Simpsons home at 742 Evergreen Terrace ever got an extreme makeover, this is what it might look like, according to NeoMam Studios. Yes, there has already been an animated feature film The Simpsons Movie, but these renders give us a better idea of how the home’s interior should the movie studios opt to create a version with real human actors. You’ll get a glimpse of the living room in a “luxe style”, Marge & Homer’s room in an “industrial style”, the kitchen in a “smart home style”, and more. On a related note, did you know that in 1997, a real world replica of the house was constructed at 712 Red Bark Lane in Henderson, Nevada, and given away as the grand prize in a contest? Read more for a virtual tour of the rooms.