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Art and Design

Roomette: A Lightweight Trailer That's Big On Inner Space

Have Roomette, will travel... and the heck with hotels, motels and inns! This compact on the outside, spacious on the inside reinvention of the tow-able trailer lets you take your bed and lie in it when the day's driving is done.

Love & War: Ferrari 458 Italia Camouflage Edition By Lapo Elkann

Fiat heir and possible future Ferrari boss Lapo Elkann is into camouflage these days, which one might think would conflict with his passion for all things Prancing Horse. Think again: Elkann's military makeover of a box-stock Ferrari 458 Italia – complete with chromed peace sign – would win any fashion war in a heartbeat.

Japanese Road Sign Earrings Make Admirers Stop & Look Both Ways

Japanese road sign earrings from Toumei are sold in sets of three so you can mix & match to suit your mood. Wearing them just might create more traffic jams in your personal space.

Eight Old Chinese Cars You've Probably Never Seen... And Never Will

In a bid to reduce smog in its major cities, China is aiming to “eliminate” more than five million older cars... sort of like Cash For Clunkers but without the cash. What's an older Chinese car look like, you ask? We found 8 examples worth a look-see before they go to the crusher.

Bentwood Bicycle Evokes The Classic Thonet Cafe Chair

The Thonet Concept Bike by artist Andy Martin may roll on ultramodern carbon fiber wheels but its curved beechwood frame was made by a steam-bending process over 150 years old.

Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept: The Shape Of Things To Come?

Make no mistake, the ruby-red Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept is a statement car. The ruby red souped-up sedan states quite starkly Nissan's desire to join Mercedes' AMG and BMW's M-series in the upper echelon of luxurious performance vehicles.

Waiter, There's A Person In My Soup - Unique Miniature Food Art

Pierre Javelle, a French photographer of culinary magazines, and Akiko Ida, a Japanese cooker, photographer and artist have collaborated together to make these unique works of art.

2015 Honda Civic Type R Concept: Ready For The Road, Inspired By The Track

The good news is, the next generation of Honda's high-powered Civic Type R should look, sound and drive a lot like the wickedly stylish concept car shown at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The bad news is, the production 2015 Type R won't be sold in North America.

Gory Gourmet: Zombie Food Truck Serves Braaaaiiinnss

Zombie food trucks are a trendy concept. Most American cities have one, playing on people's love for all things undead. While a zombie food truck is a unique concept in itself, when a business trend is overused, it takes away from the innovation. Standing out from the pack therefore needs a super creative approach to something that already falls into the realm of imagination.

Want This New Invention? 3D Printed Crab Shells

Hermit crabs are perhaps one of the most enigmatic and unusual animals in the underwater universe. Though a crustacean, it possesses no shell of its own, but takes over discarded shells of gastropods (like snails and bivalves). When such shells are in short supply the crabs will adopt other items it finds along the sea bed, including trash. Japanese artist Aki Inomata has created fantastic 3D shells specifically for hermit crabs.

MINI Superleggera Vision: British History Meets Italian Elegance

BMW-owned MINI and Italian coachbuilder Touring Superleggera have teamed up to create the MINI Superleggera Vision concept sports car. The open-topped, electric-powered two seater flaunts a hand-shaped and formed aluminum body styled to evoke the classic roadsters of British automotive history.

Toyota Aygo: With This City Car's Fourth Generation, X Marks The Spot

The Toyota Aygo (“I Go”, get it?) has enjoyed considerable success in its European market niche over the past decade but something's always been lacking... mainly, memorable styling. That's about to change in a big way. The fourth generation Toyota Aygo offers surprisingly bold styling (especially from the front) and a new slogan, “Go Fun Yourself”. Same to you, Toyota Aygo.

Snow Globe Rings Let You Give Winter The Finger

How do snow globes fit in today's digital world? By fitting on your digit, of course. Snow Globe Rings from Toumei of Japan encase the iconic symbols of the world's five most famous cities in miniature spherical wearable snow globes.

Nimble Cargo Scooters Make Local Shopping More Fun

The California-made Nimble Cargo Scooter is a practical, fun alternative to shopping by bicycle. These sturdy, safe and simply-made scooters are ideal for local pick-ups, especially when bringing home large or unwieldy items like watermelons or cases of beer.

Debt Penalty: The Top 10 Abandoned Luxury Cars Of The UAE

Life in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or any of the other United Arab Emirates can be very good indeed but the fun can come to a screeching halt should you bounce a check or miss a credit card payment. Non-payment of debt – any debt, any amount – is a criminal offense in the UAE and rather than face the music an astonishing number of Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and other high-end car owners park their pricy rides at the airport and hop on an outbound jet, never to return.

Majestic Drink Holder Looks Awesome As It Locks Down Your Soda

The Majestic Drink Holder is to standard auto cup-holders what the Luxury Fries Holder is to McDonalds' cheesy red plastic Potato Holder, offering awesome looks augmented with a Swarovski-studded padlock. Hey, at least your secured soda will have some taste.

World's First Electric Wooden Bike Leads The Charge To Sustainable Cycling

Bough Bikes is a world leader in the field of handmade all-wood bicycles, having produced over 300 pedal-powered two-wheelers from sustainably harvested French Oak. Now the Dutch manufacturer is, ahem, branching out into electrobikes, showing off two prototype electric wooden bikes at this year's NYCxDesign.

Photo Shock: Lighting A Vehicle From Beneath The Ice Of Frozen Lake Baikal

A photographer looking for an innovative new way of lighting his automotive subject decided to illuminate the vehicle from beneath... and by beneath, we mean under the yard-thick, crystal clear ice of frozen-over Lake Baikal.

Jaguar To Complete Lightweight Special E-type Production Run After 50 Years

A half-century ago, Jaguar built 12 “Lightweight” E-types for the 1964 racing season. The original plans called for 18 cars, however. Now Jaguar plans to complete, by hand, the remaining 6 Special GT E-Types using the originally designated chassis numbers.

2015 Cadillac CTS-V Special Edition Coupe Limited To 500 Cars, 3 Colors

The 2015 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Special Edition is Cadillac's way of closing out this sleek two-door model in style. The all-new 2016 CTS-V is only being offered as a sedan, so a mere 500 coupe fans will have a chance to drive a very special Caddy into the sunset.