Design archive for 2013-08-03

Sydney House by Fearns Studio

(4 years ago)
Long brick and wood volumes extend down the narrow plot of this house in Bondi, Sydney, by local architect Fearns Studio (+ slideshow). (more...)

Special feature: weird food

(4 years ago)
Following our recent story about an insect-breeding gadget for the domestic kitchen, here's a look back at some of the most bizarre designer food concepts from our archives, including 3D-printed burgers and wriggling snacks. (more...)

Leaves and Drawings

(4 years ago)
Coup de cœur pour les compositions illustrées de l’artiste Tang Chiew Ling qui mêle avec intelligence l’encre de Chine à des feuillages et branchages, deviennant ainsi des éléments essentiels des scènes de vie qu’elle crée.Plus de détails en images dans la galerieMore informations & creditsThese illustrations are …

The Park House

(4 years ago)
Superbe réalisation du studio Shaun Lockyer Architects, focus sur la splendide « Park House », une magnifique villa contemporaine avec piscine extérieure construite dans la région de Brisbane en Australie.Plus de détails en images dans la galerieDescription originaleThe Park House is a dramatic alteration and addition to what was …

i3 electric car by BMW

(4 years ago)
German car brand BMW has launched its first fully electric production car called the BMW i3 (+ slideshow). (more...)

Chinese heritage group "offended" by Zaha Hadid's RIBA Award for Galaxy Soho

(4 years ago)
News: a heritage group in Beijing has written an open letter to the Royal Institute of British Architects saying it is "disappointed and offended" that Zaha Hadid's Galaxy Soho complex has been given an RIBA International Award. (more...)

Rallycross with Ford Racing and the 2014 Fiesta ST

(4 years ago)
This post is by our LA based, NOTlabs running, automotive loving, Shawn Sims! He just spent the day with Ford and came back with quite the grin on his face…When Ford reached out to us and asked if we would be up for checking out the new Fiesta ST and their Ford Racing X Games rallycross team I did not expect to take a ride in the fastest machine I have ever been in. The first thing I noticed when I arrived were all the mechanics and support teams running around preping the cars, changing tires, pumping race fuel, and crawling under the cars. I immediately realized I was in for something intense. I signed all the necessary paperwork, grabbed my helmet, and tried to mentally prepare for the g-forces to come. This 600HP 4 wheel-drive race car is not the Fiesta show room model that you can walk in and test drive. It does 0-60mph in 1.9 seconds! It is a fully custom built championship winning car and behind the wheel was Toomas “Topi” Heikkinen, a Finnish rallycross champion, 3 times X games medalist, and arguably one of the most most aggressive rallycross drivers out there. I climb through the roll cage and one of the crew members hooks up my 4 point harness. We chat for a second before he asks me how hard he should drive and I instantly respond saying “full race speed!” Before I know it we are doing almost 100mph with a turn rapidly approaching and he is not slowing down at all. He flicks the wheel and we go sideways, back on the gas, another[..]


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