looking and feeling, like fall.
That's okay - it's my favourite season of the year. I actually don't mind the cooler weather - find it invigorating, stimulating - kinda like an effervescence for the soul. And I don't mind at all the shorter sunshine hours - dusk, 6:30-ish — gentle jazz whispering in the background • the smell of chicken soup on the stovetop || all good, no?
Fall! Sortof like this but with the flicker of a fireplace seen through the mist covered windows.....
Do you not simply LOVE this?
This is the future drawn from the past. Lines of the iconic Jaguar XKE • the spirit of racing wind, of heart-pounding raw power!
This is JAGUAR • and nothing less than this should we expect from Jaguar.
Jaguar is a brand synonym with style, masculinity and class that is definitive in the automotive realms. The luxury and performance combo of the Jaguar sports cars, the new F-Type in particular is exemplary. Taking design cues from 2020 F-Type, to shape the future of Jaguar sports cars that’ll be eco-conscious, the Jaguar Consul is a glimpse of things to come. Seasoned automotive designers Gregoire Mory and Hanchang Liu have pondered over the design of a Jaguar coupe thirty years down the line, and this is what it looks like.
Consul has the aerodynamic flowing lines, ever sharper than the current generation of Jaguar cars. In particular, the rear which flows from the front and seems to be stretched right up to the taillights. The rear end is so sharp you can virtually cut a slice with it! There is some semblance of the E-Type in the exterior design as well, and why not, it is one of the most iconic sets of wheels that Jaguar has envisioned. The autonomous coupe looks bold and intimidating up-front with sharply designed squinting LED headlights. From the sides, the car bears a very toned character with the wheel arches giving it a definitive road presence. Consul is made to go at high speeds with the encapsulated windshield design that gives the riders the sensation of whizzing through on the highway. To match the sporty look overall, there are gull-winged doors that open up to the back.
The interior of the Consul has an equally distinct setup with a four-person sitting configuration. Two at either side of one seating position which extends further back. The extreme left position is equipped with a steering wheel, just in case you feel the urge to drive the car. The fourth position is right where the dashboard would be, facing the other three passengers. All the sitting configurations have a laid-back setup for the ultimate comfort. The car design is quite practical and with a bit of more inputs could see daylight in the coming years.
Designers: Gregoire Mory and Hanchang Liu
The future • it's coming
I dunno! Just had to include these. . . . . I mean, have you ever seen a manufactured product that so effectively shouts out its brand? Even without seeing the name LEGO, discreetly at the top of the tongue, you just know - THIS, is LEGO! CrazyKool for sure......heck, I'd wear a pair!
Adidas teams up with Lego to release new colourful trainers
Comment Laura AbernethyThursday 24 Sep 2020 7:43 am
Adidas and Lego have come together to create amazing colourful trainers. The sportswear experts and toy brand revealed the new design for the classic ZX 8000 sneaker, which features sections to look like the classic bricks and interchangeable pieces around the shoelaces. The tongues also feature the classic Lego red logo and you can choose from different coloured laces. The shoes will go on sale through a worldwide lottery, which is open until this Friday at 8.30am, and will cost £99.95.
They’ll launch exclusively through the Adidas app, so you’ll need to download that if you want to get your hands on a pair.
The Adidas website says: ‘It’s up to us to build the world we envision. A collaborative effort between adidas and Denmark’s iconic toy brand LEGO®, these ZX 8000 Lego Shoes are part of the A-ZX series, a global platform spanning a multitude of cultural touch points to showcase the diverse world of sneakers.
‘Bold colours and brick details reminiscent of classic LEGO® building blocks lend playful style to the throwback silhouette. Because you’re never too old to get building.’ Although the news of the collaboration was released earlier this month, fans were excited when the design was finally revealed. One person joked: ‘Now you can safely step on LEGO. While stepping IN LEGO.’ Someone else said: ‘Ok but these are actually sick.’
Play Music & Make Hands-Free Calls Safely With This Wireless Smart Mask
We’ve seen our fair share of interesting masks since the onset of COVID-19, but as the days turn into weeks, and the weeks turn into months, it’s become more difficult to find an offering that’s worth our adulation. Well, the drought has officially ended with the MASKFONE — an affordable, “hands-free” smart mask that allows wearers to take calls, listen to music, and access their virtual assistant without removing their protective barrier.
The MASKFONE is an innovative evolution of the traditional masks that we’ve seen thus far, pairing multi-layered protection and three included PM2.5 filters with a unique, built-in smart suite. An internal microphone provides access to clearer voice calls thanks to background noise isolation, while a wireless Bluetooth headset offers from eight to 12 hours of playtime/listening, whether it be to music, podcasts, audiobooks, or colleagues who need a quick opinion on an upcoming project. The mask’s sleek design is amplified by a durable, IPX5-rated twill fabric design, adjustable neoprene ear hooks, and a cable clip that can be utilized whenever you’re not interested in listening to audio. Head to MASKFONE’s website to pick up one of your own for $50, but be wary — at that price point, you shouldn’t expect genre-leading quality.
ARCHITECTURE : : By Ellie Strathaki
MVRDV’s new glass building in Detroit’s Eastern Market is a love letter to the city
MVRDV’s new glass building in Detroit’s Eastern Market is a love letter to the city
Dutch architecture studio MVRDV has been commissioned to design new office and retail building Glass Mural, which will incorporate work by artists DENIAL and Sheefy McFly
MVRDV has been commissioned to create a new office and retail building in Detroit’s Eastern Market. Titled Glass Mural, the structure is conceived as a celebration of its historic area – the largest public farmers market in the United States. The colourful scheme will also incorporate murals by artists DENIAL and Sheefy McFly.
‘Over the last 20 years The Eastern Market has become the epicenter of the creative community in Detroit,’ says MVRVD’s Winy Maas. ‘The gritty "industrial" neighbourhood has become filled with public murals, thanks to the annual Murals in the Market festival, which was recently named by the Smithsonian as one of the five most important public art festivals in the world.’
Responding to this, the building’s printed glass facade skin embraces the area’s vibrancy and art by taking the existing mural by DENIAL, found on the old brick building on site, and visually preserving it on this new ‘canvas’ made of glass, stretched around all four sides of the building. This has been welcomed by the artist.
‘I feel that the physical integration of the original public artwork into the glass architecture of the building is about the permanent preservation of an idea for the future to experience, as public art is more often than not, an ephemeral form of art,’ says DENIAL. ‘To incorporate the artwork and history of the building into the new imagination of the structure is a beautiful homage to a true epoch of change in the Eastern Market district and for Detroit. I really think it will serve as an inspiration to people and it really mirrors the unique characteristics of the market, which is exactly why I fell in love with that area of Detroit. I am extremely fortunate to have champions behind me who believe in the ideas my work speaks to.’
Glass Mural, sat at the intersection of Russell and Division Street, will span 3716 sq m and three floors, as a stack of three translucent glass boxes; one will showcase DENIAL’s piece, the other will feature a ‘flat façade finish’ to provide an opportunity for different artists to use it over time, and the third one will depict a newly commissioned mural by Sheefy McFly, one of the city’s emerging artists. Balancing coloured areas with clear ones will ensure the businesses inside get openings and plenty of natural light.
Ed note: : Personally and professionally I applaud this initiative. This is a fantastic example of harnessing the imagination of a cityscape, of a neighbourhood. MVRDV has seized the fingerprints of the area and translated them into a clever, colourful and hugely celebratory statement - one that does reflect its residents, occupants.
Toronto, in an effort to combat and control runaway graffiti (something that Montréal just can't seem to come to grips with) established an area in the core of downtown, Queen/Spadina - and turned a whole alleyway over to the cities graffiti artists. In fact it even has a street sign - Graffiti Alley.
And this is, perhaps, graffiti of a different ilk - controlled graffiti.
The French Museum of Fashion and Lace, Cité de la Dentelle et de la Mode, was opened in a restored 19th-century factory building to honor the lace-making tradition in the city of Calais. Recently, one of the walls of the museum was graced by the hands of the Warsaw-based artist NeSpoon, who spray-painted it with an intricate lace design.
The museum is located in the city of Calais, which is well known for its lace-making tradition
For this project, the artist chose a machine lace pattern designed in 1894 that she found in the museum archive
The artist describes all her works as being “somewhere in between street art, pottery, painting, sculpture, and jewellery.” Most of NeSpoon’s works consist of prints of traditional laces made in clay or painted on walls.
“Why laces? Because in laces there is an aesthetic code, which is deeply embedded in every culture. In every lace we find symmetry, some kind of order and harmony, isn’t that what we all seek for instinctively?” reads the artist’s Behance profile
“Calais in northern France is famous for its lace-making tradition. In the past, local factories employed 40,000 people in the lace-making industry,” reads the description of the project. “Today in the city exists a unique lace museum. It is housed in a recently restored 19th-century factory building. In addition to the great collection of lace, it holds 200-year-old, still working lace-making machines. Learning how to control this machine at the master level took up to 12 years. The weaving master controlled 11,000 threads at the same time.”
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So you're thinking, probably, that this is a weird homemade attempt at a space capsule.
You can now rent this sustainable Airship in the Scottish Highlands via Airbnb
Who said staycations had to be boring?
I'm thinking, 'I could handle this for a week - or six. . . . . '
Anyone in search of a unique staycation need look no further, as this secluded Airship in Drimnin, Scotland, ticks all the right boxes — and it's available to rent via Airbnb.
With more of us opting for holidays closer to home, there's no greater time to find an off-the-beaten-track location away from the crowds.
This interesting property — known as Airship 002 — is a sustainable and insulated aluminum pod designed by architect firm, Roderick James. With wrap-around views of the Sound of Mull and unique interiors, it's quirky, comfortable and as cool as can be.
Step inside and you'll discover one bedroom with plenty of amenities to ensure you have a relaxing stay, plus a coffee maker, quaint kitchen, Wi-Fi, bathroom, small seating area and a lovely patio, too. Sitting on four acres of land, it's the ideal place for adventure seekers in need of something special.
The main pull here, however, has to be the stellar views: right in the heart of the Sound of Mull, guests will be surrounded by still waters, grazing sheep, soaring eagles and inquisitive deer popping their heads round to say hello. It's a place popular with ramblers, so don't forget your walking boots if you do book in.
One recent guest said: 'This has to be the most amazing place we've ever had the pleasure of staying. Airship 002 is quirky, unique, extremely comfortable and beautifully designed.' While another added: 'Totally magic. All the other reviews are right. Really unique and special place. Insane views. Bigger and more comfortable than expected too. If you can go, just go!'
The unique Airship has risen in popularity in recent months, with Airbnb naming it as one of UK's most wish-listed unique stays.
Original post written by: Lisa Walden
So we'll begin, and end, with superb examples of form/function/fantasy. . . . . 60 years ago this was the epitome of automotive design elegance for the regular folk. MG was an amazing innovator of style and design - when they moved from this model, the MGA - to the MGB, they lost that connection. And although the MGB was a great success in the north american market it's lines never came close to the elegant statement evident here. Pity that.
Mention an outlaw build and the first thing that comes to mind are Porsche 911s and 356s. That doesn't mean Stuttgart has a monopoly on what an outlaw is — and this MGA outlaw by the Petersen Automotive Museum proves the point. The first frame-off restoration done completely in-house by the Museum, this MGA has been totally disassembled down the last nut and bolt. The 1.6-liter dual overhead cam four has a hotter camshaft profile and larger twin carbs for better breathing. Disc brakes replace the original hydraulic drums, and all-new modern suspension components bring out the best in one of history's all-time great roadsters. A black exterior is set off by wire wheels and a stunning Oxblood leather interior add a touch of classic British class. The car is set to be auctioned off by the Petersen Automotive Museum on September 26, 2020.
The end of yet another issue. Little in the way of architecture in this post - except perhaps the architecture of thought • an exploration of design thinking, of design relevance. And of the comforts, of design.
Hopefully you've found it enjoyable.
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• the story and work of master papermaker Del Foxton
• a mostCool portable hammock
• yet another neat small mobile camper
• a novel modular housing concept
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As a professional interior designer (45+ years) and as a Certified Graphic Designer (25 years) I have devoted my life to the pursuit of design excellence. Winner of numerous design awards I have also spent 25+ years teaching Interior Design.....the greatest quote regarding design is: the greatest faux pas in design is irrelevance