Unlike other clocks, the ETCH clock boasts a surface made from a transforming thermo-elastic membrane that forms digital numbers, which appear to be engraved into the surface. When it’s turned off, this could pass for a slab of concrete or some other minimalist home decoration. One caveat: it’ll set you back at least nearly $2,000. Read more for another video and more information.
The problem with most tiny homes is that they aren’t built for easy transportation, or at least ones designed for families, but the Land Ark Draper is most certainly one exception. Featuring an asymmetrical design, it sports a black exterior, perfectly contrasting the natural wood interior, complete with a drawbridge-style collapsible hardwood deck. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Photo credit: Justin Nicholas
Hilton’s Conrad Hotels & Resorts group have officially announced that The Muraka, the world’s first underwater villa, at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, is now ready for the public. Simply put, the suite boasts a two-part structure – half of it above the Indian Ocean, half of it below – with the upper level featuring glass walls that offer unparalleled views of the water, along with a private jetty, infinity pool and secluded decks. However, the main attraction is an all-glass hotel room, 16.5 feet below sea level that can be accessed by an elevator or spiral staircase. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Domes are not synonymous with luxury, but Domes Charlevoix by Canadian architects Bourgeois Lechasseur just might change things. Charlevoix is actually the first phase of a larger tourist initiative to be constructed in the Petite-Riviere-Saint-Francois near Quebec City, and it consists of three luxurious domes set atop wooden foundations, while providing expansive views of the St. Lawrence River. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Alan Williams is an artist from Brighton, UK that takes scrap metal and turns it into amazing animal sculptures, with at least one dragon included. This is made possibly due to his expert welding skills, a forge, and lots of recycled scrap metal. His obsession beghin as a child, when he used to pick apart and re-attach toys in different to create unique characters. Continue reading for more examples.
This couple from Nottingham, UK, love snowboarding and traveling, but couldn’t quite shell out the 6-figure sum necessary for a decent RV. So, they picked up an old bread delivery truck for £3,600 ($4,670) and transformed it into an expedition vehicle of sorts after lots of hard work. Martin handled most of the exterior transformation, while Iona took care of the interior design. In all, they spent four months on the project and are now enjoying the French mountainside. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Photo credit: Noah Deledda
Noah Deledda is an artist known for his aluminum can sculptures, and they’re more than meets the eye. At first, they look to be 3D-printed or manipulated using a tool, but in reality, they’re all handcrafted. First, he starts by sanding the printed layer of the can, then polishes it before using his thumbs to create creases and dents into the soft metal. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.
Bulgarian artist Angel Ganev doesn’t rely on Photoshop,or similar software, to create these awesome glowing illustrations, but rather pencils as well as lighting techniques. “Each picture is coupled with a unique mood, wherein the glow becomes a feeling of a warm autumn evening with a cup of tea in one portrait, and a cool metallic touch of magic in another,” said “Hidreley” of Bored Panda. Continue reading for more.
Photo credit: Ares Design
In 1985 further improvements were made to the Ferrari 400 i, with the launch of the Ferrari 412 in April that year. The engine was bored 1 mm, for an increase in displacement to 4,942 cc – hence the name change representing the single cylinder displacement in cubic centimeters. Ares Design decided to give this classic a modern makeover, complete with a 6.3-liter V12 engine generating 690 hp and 514 lb-ft of torque. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Design studio BREAKFAST reveals the “Brixel Mirror,” a 19-foot-wide by 6-foot-tall installation made up of 540 Brixels – black on one side and mirrored on the other. Each Brixel is illuminated from the bottom with LEDs, and the mirror can be controlled from a smartphone, enabling users to switch between various content and interactive experiences. “Silhouette” is one that transforms the installation into a mirror that matches your silhouette, giving a one-to-one reflection. Continue reading for a making of video, more pictures and additional information.