Art and Design
Toyota's Mark X (pronounced “Mark EX”) offers Camry-class car buyers a front engine/rear drive alternative (with optional AWD) to the popular front-drive Camry. Now Toyota's sweetening the deal by offering specially-trimmed versions of the Mark X in a choice of colors including the lemon-hued Yellow Label.
If today's MINI compact car is a triumph of retro automotive style, what will BMW's boxy British brand look like tomorrow? The MINI Businessman Concept revealed by students from the International School of Design in Valenciennes, France, offers us a tantalizing glimpse of MINI's future.
The Hormel Black Label Bacon-Fueled Motorcycle, based on the rare Track T800 CDI chopper, features an 800cc, three-cylinder diesel engine purposely tuned to run on 100% biodiesel... ideally sourced from bacon grease, of course.
by Laurie Kay Olson
There are a number of reasons that people can become refugees -- from geo-political conflicts to the effects of climate change. It is a devastating thing for people to lose everything in the path of these forces and then be faced with trying to rebuild a life from nothing. Designer Abeer Seikaly has come up with a different kind of shelter for refugees that gives them a small home of their own that is more functional than your average tent.
by M Dee Dubroff
Making It Real is an innovative global exhibition featuring new and edgy designs for 3-D print-ready jewelry, products, fine art and other small objects. Read on to learn more about this new and fascinating digital fabrication display that began last year.
If Bandit9 Motorcycle Design's mission is creating beautifully crafted, one-of-a-kind motorcycles than what can we say about the stripped down, up-content Bishop Concept, a limited edition of nine superbly styled cycles?
Vinyl vehicle wraps are most often used to display graphics and advertising but a growing automotive subculture is using wraps for purely cosmetic purposes. When the right kind of wrap is expertly applied, some spectacular visual effects are in the offing and such is the case with an eye-popping Audi that gleams in copper, green and brown – depending on your point of view.
The 2015 HSV (Holden Special Vehicles) GTS Maloo is (or will soon be) living proof that going out with a bang is a good thing. Only 150 of the flashy supercharged utes will be made, giving a fitting send off to both the coming end of Holden's Australian automaking operations and the demise of the iconic ute in general.
by Steve Levenstein
The Hanaga Tap from Japanese design studio ekoD Works redirects power cords downward to save space while adding a honking big dose of fun to your home or office decor scheme.
by M Dee Dubroff
Paper is a ubiquitous material, but up until now has never been used as a substitute for fabric in a line of apparel. While this may seem a bit far out, it's here. Read on for more about these amazing paper collections created by Bea Szenfeld.
It's no er, accident this "distressed" white BMW 328 sedan from St Petersburg, Russia looks like it met a moose going the opposite direction one dark and stormy night. All it took was a LOT of blood red paint, the creative use of a paint sprayer, and an idea likely thought up over a bottle (or two) of vodka.
by Lady Bee
What I love about products designed by The Refined Feline is that they serve cats in a very functional way, and they also add an elegance to your home decor that doesn't stand out and shout "This is for THE CAT!" In fact, they're so lovely, they make you wish you were a cat so you could enjoy them too. Take, for instance, the Cat Cloud cat shelves....
by Steve Levenstein
Skateboarding monks? On my traditional Japanese porcelain cup? It's more likely than you think, if the traditional Japanese porcelain tableware comes from Kutani Choemon, a 130-year-old Japanese pottery maker who looks ahead instead of back for inspiration.
The all-new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Pullman is set to become Daimler's standard bearer when it debuts as a 2015 model. Sticker priced at just over $1 million each, the next uber-Benz follows a long line of luxurious land-barges like the legendary 600 Pullman long-favored by the world's top celebrities, dictators, and celebrity-dictators.
Swiss luxury watch maker Hublot thinks the time is right to celebrate free trade, and their new Classic Fusion Sino-Swiss FTA Limited Edition wristwatch is just the timepiece to do it!