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.
Photo credit: Love Hulten
Sweden-based designer Love Hulten unveils his latest creation, and it’s a sleek coffee table with what appears to be arcade stick handles sticking out. Why? Pull those handles out to reveal two full-sized wireless arcade controls. They may not be compatible with every game console, but it does use a signal box to connect wirelessly to a television set. Read more for a video and additional pictures.
Photo credit: Yakusha Design
Cliffside homes are nothing new, but how many are actually suspended right on the edge overlooking the ocean? Meet “The Air” cabin by Yakusha Design. The entire living space boasts transparent floor-to-ceiling windows that provide unobstructed views, while the interior has just enough space for the essentials, including a bed, kitchette, as well as a seating area for guests. Read more for additional pictures.
EcoCapsule first unveiled their egg-shaped tiny house that can be transported anywhere in the world, and now, they’ve followed up with “The Space”. It may look similar, but this mini living space is priced at just $55,000 USD, which is a lot less than the $88,000 USD price tag on the original. Instead of a wind turbine, this model boasts a removable 200W solar panel array that stores energy in a battery and, if necessary, can also be hooked up to the grid at an RV camp. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
China’s Raffles City Chongqing, designed by Moshe Safdie, is a massive $4.8-billion project that includes a horizontal skyscraper. It’s nearing completion and the skybridge with a park as well as a glass-bottomed observation deck, has opened to the public. The entire project consists of eight skyscrapers and half of them are used to support the horizontal skyscraper, which is called Crystal. Read more for a video and additional information.