Damien Hirst Opens New Pill-Themed Pharmacy 2 Restaurant in London

February 21, 2016  |  Design  |  Comments Off on Damien Hirst Opens New Pill-Themed Pharmacy 2 Restaurant in London

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For many, Damien Hirst‘s art is the visual equivalent of Valium (or worse, Ipecac) these days, but for the faithful (and the new money art collectors who don’t yet know better), Hirst’s work can now be experienced immersively over dinner at his new restaurant, Pharmacy 2. Created in conjunction with Hirst’s celebrity chef buddy Mark Hix 13 years after his original Pharmacy restaurant closed, the new eatery is housed within the artist’s own Newport Street Gallery in  in Vauxhall, London which Hirst uses to Read More

Design | The Evolution of The Porsche 911 in Under 90 Seconds

February 20, 2016  |  Design  |  Comments Off on Design | The Evolution of The Porsche 911 in Under 90 Seconds

Aside from it’s uglier cousin the VW Beetle, no other automotive silhouette has proved as enduring and influential as the iconic Porsche 911. Beginning life in 1963 (originally as the “901”), the classic rear-engined, air-cooled bubble-topped 2+2 was an instant hit and its indelible shape has stood the test of time as a high water mark in evolutionary design. Now, to pay homage, Donut Media has created an animated tribute that traces over 50 years of its DNA evolution. Read More

Digital Artist Chris Labrooy’s Visual Tales of “Auto-Elasticity”

February 20, 2016  |  Design  |  Comments Off on Digital Artist Chris Labrooy’s Visual Tales of “Auto-Elasticity”

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Uk-based digital artist Chris Labrooy‘s latest installment in his “Auto-Elasticity” series finds him drawing from Japan’s rich car culture to depict iconic tuner favorites the Honda NSX, Datsun 240Z, Datsun Skyline GTR and the Toyota AE86 in various states of visual entanglement in a setting inspired by Tokyo and Kisho Kurokawa’s Nakagin Capsule Tower. Read More

Design | Gearhead Geek Creates Fully Functional V8 Engine Out of Paper

February 15, 2016  |  Design  |  Comments Off on Design | Gearhead Geek Creates Fully Functional V8 Engine Out of Paper

Like millions of Americans, designer Aliaksei Zholner is an avid gearhead. Unlike those millions of other gearheads who work in the traditional materials of aluminum, steel, and iron, Zholner creates his intricate engines almost entirely out of paper. His newest microscopic creation is an incredible & fully-functional miniature V8 engine that is only 32mm long, purrs like a Hemi, and runs entirely on the ultimate eco fuel: Read More

Design | Carmaker NanoFlow Introduces Radical New Electrolyte-Fueled Quantino

February 10, 2016  |  Design  |  Comments Off on Design | Carmaker NanoFlow Introduces Radical New Electrolyte-Fueled Quantino

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While eco nerds everywhere are focused on ugly EVs (that includes you, Tesla) that have to be plugged into the wall like a lamp, Liechtenstein-based auto startup NanoFlowcell (hopefully they’re still working on that name) has announced plans to put their new Quantino 2+2 seater that runs exclusively on the company’s trademark electrolyte fuel into production. Featuring radical design language throughout and powered by four Read More

Design | The Incredible Cantilevered Crossed House by Clavel Arquitectos

February 4, 2016  |  Design  |  Comments Off on Design | The Incredible Cantilevered Crossed House by Clavel Arquitectos

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Forward-thinking Spanish architecture firm Clavel Arquitectos has created an incredible new cantilevered residence Crossed House in Spain’s Murcia region. Fabricated in concrete, the home was designed to offer views of the surrounding Valle del Ricote  & Sierra de la Pila mountains while creating protected & shaded outdoor spaces. To achieve this, the team, led by   Read More

Design | United Nude Transforms Vintage Lamborghini Countach Into a Stealth Bomber

January 27, 2016  |  Design  |  Comments Off on Design | United Nude Transforms Vintage Lamborghini Countach Into a Stealth Bomber

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International fashion brand United Nude has applied its trademark faceted brand design ethos to the realm of automotive design with the creation of their iconic new Lo Res Car, a road-based Stealth Bomber born from a vintage Lamborghini. Read More

Design | VFX Shots From The Force Awakens Artfully Deconstructed

January 25, 2016  |  Design, Film  |  Comments Off on Design | VFX Shots From The Force Awakens Artfully Deconstructed

Design Porn | Harow’s $500K 24K Gold Skull Armchair

January 20, 2016  |  Design  |  Comments Off on Design Porn | Harow’s $500K 24K Gold Skull Armchair

HARROW1For the young hesh tech mogul who loves metal and spending their money, French design company Harow has just released a 24K gold edition of its signature Skull Armchair with a $500K pricetag . Entirely handmade in Read More

DESIGN | SNARKITECTURE TURNS THE NATIONAL MUSEUM INTO A “BEACH”

August 6, 2015  |  Design  |  Comments Off on DESIGN | SNARKITECTURE TURNS THE NATIONAL MUSEUM INTO A “BEACH”

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Now through September 7, visitors to Washington DC’s National Museum can go “swimming” at the giant Beach that has taken over the Great Hall. Created by Daniel ArshamAlex Mustonen’s Brooklyn-based Read More