Cantilevered off the side of Kohn Pedersen Fox’s 30 Hudson Yards, The Edge hovers 1,131 feet above Manhattan. It’s currently the highest observation deck in the Western Hemisphere and the platform offers breathtaking views of New York City, New Jersey, and beyond. For those who aren’t afraid of heights, the glass floor lets you look down directly onto Midtown buildings and the streets below. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Designer and 3D-printing expert Danielle Baskin is offering custom N95 respirator masks that are not only smartphone-friendly, but protect against the coranovirus as well. Simply put, it prints a high-definition image of the mouth and nose onto disposable N95 respirator masks, thus enabling Facial ID software in the latest smartphones to recognize the wearer without them having to remove it. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Called “The Oaks,” this $22-million estate is located on Lake Thonotosassa and is one of the largest homes in the county. Featuring 600 trees, 8 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 14 half-baths, a stable / barn, grazing pasture, two-story boat dock with boat lift, 20 car showroom garage, two-story guest house, pool house, walking trail, an 11,000-square-foot workshop, and coolest of all, a private race track. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has just acquired David Geffen’s Beverly Hills estate for $165-million. This 9-acre property this week belonged to the Warner Bros. founder and president, Jack L. Warner, in the 1930s, and is currently the most expensive home in Los Angeles. The previous most expensive property sale was last year’s $150 million purchase of the Bel-Air Chartwell estate, as seen on “The Beverly Hillbillies.” Read more for an in-depth tour of the Chartwell Estate.
Photo credit: Ivan Venkov
Industrial designer Ivan Venkov specializes in architecture, and his latest concept draws inspiration from Tesla vehicles, or so we’d like to think. Starting with the smooth lines that lead up to a roof covered entirely in solar panels, this home just oozes sleekness and minimalism. The goal was to create modular spaces that can be used for more than just a single purpose. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Sure, there’s James Bond, but this franchise’s novels and films are probably most notable for their despicable villains as well as henchmen. Whether it be Le Chiffre’s encounter with Bond in the original Casino Royale novel in 1953 to Raoul Silva’s scheme to exact revenge on M in Skyfall, his enemies have greatly contributed to the series’ continued popularity. Read more for additional pictures of the “Concrete House”, which is built into the side of a volcano.
Photo credit: Anders Blomqvist / Arctic Bath
The floating Arctic Bath spa and hotel has just opened on the Lule River in the Swedish Lapland. It’s located right under the northern lights during the winter and midnight sun in the summer months. The design itself resembles a giant circular bird’s nest and alternates between a frozen or floating state depending on the season. Read more for additional pictures and information.
New Ground Technology specializes in crafting custom high-definition designs on playing fields, and their latest project pays tribute to the late Kobe Bryant. Kelli Pearson’s stunning 115-foot portrait of the former Lakers great can be found on a Bay Area softball field. This was made possible using the company’s patented Turfprinter technology. The face was drawn from two different photos, the neck another shot and the body was from a different image. Read more for a video and additional information.
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.