Hide and Seek – The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs

Hide and Seek – The Architecture of Cabins and Hide-Outs

Our longing for simplicity, clarity, and retreat often leads us into nature. Hide and Seek showcases a range of charming and elegant hideouts that satisfy this yearning.

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The highly individual cabins, hideaways, and summer homes featured in Hide and Seek offer their owners exceptional, yet convenient ways to escape urban routines and embed themselves into the land. These imaginative structures meld traditional architecture with modern living in fascinating and surprising ways. Whether located in the forest, on the water, or in the mountains; whether light and minimalistic or dark and cozy, the compelling dwellings exemplify how to create remote shelters that bring calm and balance to our hectic lives. With the right concept, furniture, décor, and atmosphere, even small or basic designs become stunning sanctuaries.

Hide and Seek is a contemporary survey of contextual architecture and interior design that channels our shared desire for peace and quiet. These projects not only have the power to get people in touch with their surroundings, but also with themselves.

Available now in gestalten.com

Book: Otherworldly – Avant-Garde Fashion and Style

Book: Otherworldly – Avant-Garde Fashion and Style

Fashion from another planet. Unwearable, subversive, radically post-human, alien. Otherworldly presents avant-garde garments, styling, fashion photography, and young designers who are a whole galaxy away from the mainstream.

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Other rules apply to the fashion of the future. New technologies and materials make things possible today that couldn’t have even been imagined in the past. High-tech fabrics and melting forms are no longer science fiction but reality. Inspired by the odd, mutant, and deformed, many designers and stylists are now redefining clothing to expand the body and speculate on the evolution of identity—from wearables to the utter transfiguration of the human silhouette.

Otherworldly showcases a fashion avant-garde between futurism and fetish. Featuring work by emerging talents and established designers such as Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Lucy McRae, Peter Popps, Iris van Herpen, and others, it not only explores groundbreaking developments but also their fruitful interplay with photography.

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BMW unveil shape-shifting concept car with computers that can predict your every move

BMW unveil shape-shifting concept car with computers that can predict your every move

German manufacturer BMW Group is celebrating its centenary year by unveiling a series of future-looking concept vehicles, the first of which is a shape-shifting autonomous car with artificial intelligence.

The BMW Vision Next 100 is an attempt by the manufacturer to predict what cars will look like in the not-too-distant future when driverless vehicles are commonplace and artificial intelligence can learn and then predict a passenger’s behaviour.

“If, as a designer, you are able to imagine something, there’s a good chance it could one day become reality,” said BMW’s design chief Adrian van Hooydonk. “So our objective with the BMW Vision Next 100 was to develop a future scenario that people would engage with.”

The concept vehicle features 800 moving triangles, which are set into the instrument panel and fitted to the side panels on the outside.

The shape-shifting triangles – a feature BMW is calling Alive Geometry – would move to allow the car to communicate with the rider. For example, they could open up to reveal red undersides when hazards present themselves on the road.

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icona designs electric compact neo concept for overcrowded city streets

icona designs electric compact neo concept for overcrowded city streets

the roots of the icona are loacted in the area of turin, italy where globally recgonized facilities and automotive knowhow are concentrated, from designers to manufacturing companies, from equipment manufacturers to universities and research centers. with the compact ‘neo’ concept, the diverse design team looked to analysis software, virtual reality and simulation processes as powerful tools to improve transportation in tight, urban areas. the development included manufacturing physical models and prototypes that allow drivers to have a more realistic view of the future. it will be completely electric, to help provide a continual sustainable transportation infrastructure, and a demonstration for the need for unpolluted urban areas.

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2016 VICTORY IGNITION CONCEPT

2016 VICTORY IGNITION CONCEPT

Victory has unveiled a stunning new Ignition concept, based on their previously debuted Project 156 that created some excitement earlier this year. And, the new concept comes packing a serious punch.

In fact, it has a 1,200cc, 60-degree V-twin engine, as well as Brembo brakes, inverted forks and a cast frame. The design also has 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Metzeler Racetec Interact tires. The bike is painted in silver and black, with red wheel accents to match the Victory logo. Most notable is its bronzed tailpipe, which gives the stunningly-designed motorcycle an almost steampunk aesthetic. It’s one of Victory’s more sizable offerings, and it’s significantly beefier than most of their previous models. The bike has a launch date set for sometime in 2016. Pricing is not available at this time.

Thanks to the BOBBY BERNSTEIN and hiconsumption.com for the news!

Porsche Mission E Concept

Porsche Mission E Concept

Porsche just announced their gorgeous new “Mission E”, a four-seater sports sedan that is fully electric and charges faster than a Tesla.

Rather than trying for loads of speed off the line, Porsche has instead opted to look toward extended driving with long-distance comfort in mind. While the body is made to feel luxurious, with 600 horses stuffed under the hood and the ability to scream up to 60mph in less than 3.5 seconds, the Mission E is a Porsche first and a sweet little green electric car second.

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