Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Screw that Civic Hybrid!

Powertrain engineering firm Quantum Technologies and Fisker Coachbuild are co-developing a four-door plug-in hybrid sedan. The new car will make its debut at the Detroit auto show in January wearing an $80,000 sticker. First deliveries will be in the fourth quarter of 2009 with annual production projected at 15,000 cars.

Fisker is claiming the car will go 50 miles on a single charge, and a whopping 620 miles using the engine. Fisker says the car will get 100 mpg.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

For us visual geeks

The Visual Thesaurus is out there. It is an amazing tool, well worth checking it out.

Friday, October 26, 2007

It's a bird.......'s the Biplane. Suzuki introduced this concept motorcycle
at the Tokyo autoshow. Pure hotness. Check out the
custom tread pattern on the tire.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sony to Release First Energy-Efficient OLED TV in December
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A few weeks ago, we mentioned OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TVs as being the future of green television. (A brief review: unlike LCD screens, OLEDs don't need to be backlit--hence, they're thinner, use fewer parts in manufacturing, and can reduce power consumption by a power of four. Also, you've seen them before--in your cell phone).
And... they're almost here. Sony has announced that it will release its first OLED model in December (thanks to Engadget for the tip).
Unfortunately, the December release is only for Japan; the U.S. will have to wait another few months. But it's worth waiting for: an 11-inch screen that is 3 mm thin and with a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1.
The price? No info just yet, but I'd expect it to be between $800 to $1,000. Fortunately, I'd also expect it to come down fast in the next year or so.
Interestingly, Sony just won an eco award for its energy-efficient, 40-inch Bravia LCD TV. So if you want a green TV that's bigger than 11 inches and available now, check it out. Sony is apparently the go-to company for green TVs.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Million dollar Origami

I found a couple interesting projects that support the origami concepts we've been discussing.

The Tea House in the Netherlands

Theatre Agora in The Netherlands

I found a couple interesting projects that support the origami concepts we've been discussing.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Elric Petit, Augustin Scott de Martinville and GrĂ©goire Jeanmonod met at ECAL, in Lausanne. Respectively Belgian, French and Swiss, they developed a common approach and soon they formed a close team. Big-Game was created in June 2004.For “HERITAGE IN PROGRESS”, their first collection presented at the Milan Furniture Fair in 2005, Big-Game are confronting two radically opposed notions: heritage and contemporary lifestyle.While heritage places the object in the continuum of time, the current consensus regarding speed goes against any kind of continuity. How are we to confront our mobility and so-called “zapping culture” with cultural references passed down to us? Heritage can be the heads of animals we didn’t hunt, the tables too heavy to be moved and the centre lights you just can’t remove the dust from. Humour and distance are to be found in HERITAGE IN PROGRESS as much as technical and economic realism. The objects displayed are thought out for industrial mass production.

fridge magnet

OK, you like a nice cold beer every once in a while – like every other night. And obviously you prefer a good microbrew over a Bud – or maybe you don’t – taste varies. In any case, you need to open the bottle somehow.Yes we are aware of twist off caps, but what if you do like microbrews? Or prefer Coke in a bottle? Unless your hand is a wrench, you won't get to far…Why not consider this elegant piece of work from the good guys over at Suck UK?

interactive light show

Module based system buildt with LED technology enables possibilities for creating huge architectural interactive lightning systems that instantly reacts on any movement from by-passers.A person will instantly create a mirroring light, as a pixelated glowing shadow, the opposite experience of ordinary light. Bringing a short instant greatness for the playful.

yes... it's McDonalds

Monday, October 8, 2007

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some paintings i finished this weekend

Monday, October 1, 2007


Just thought we needed to go ahead with the visuals for ai3 Mallorca

This pershing 90 will make the perfect home for our new Spain based residential practice. ai3 Mallorca is slated to Launch in April '08