MRO is currently circling approximately 300 km above the Martian surface. Here is an astounding collection of alien-like photographs taken by the HiRISE camera on board the MRO – at resolutions as fine as mere inches per pixel.
‘Ventura’ is designed by Leo Krol & Vincent de Rijk for the Dutch manufacturer Solid. The pendant light is constructed out of two aluminium disks covered by a two-tone polyesther transparent diffuser in different colours.
Photographer Brett Arthur took his own vision of the H1N1 virus, better known as swine flu and applied it during a personal photo shoot of his to hopefully use as an awareness tool for the serious effects of the virus.
In the WATER/GLASS House, Kengo Kuma tried to frame space with only two horizontal planes - the floor of water and the ceiling louvers- and to generate between the planes a transparent and fluid time-space.
American Club cigarettes designed in 1961 by Swiss typographer and designer Jost Hochuli. Lettering set in Neue Haas Grotesk and Hochuli’s design is reminiscent of Constructivist work, reproduced in early issues of Neue Grafik.
Volvo debuts "Blind Preview" where Ersef Armagan, a blind painter, depicts the car. Ersef, blind since birth, is renowned not only for the beauty of his art, but for his ability to paint objects, in perfect perspective.
Union Square in Washington, DC, is showing off a shiny new Bike Transit Center that offers secure bike parking for 150 cycles, plus a changing room, lockers, bike rentals, and repair shop for commuters.
A new draft table by the Japanese designer Kazuhiro Yamanaka: A simple form with a double tray to store many items. This table, named “Sleepy Lagoon” was announced at the festival 100% Design in London.
The Mavizen TTX02 is a new electric race bike with top speed of 130 mph. Just released at SEMA, this green motorcycle is available later this year for about $40,000. Features twin Agni electric motors and 3 lithium-ion battery packs.
The Beehive Design Collective is working on another epic story told through their giant works. 'The True Cost of Coal' is a tool to teach about mountain top removal and coal extraction in the north east.
On top of the Shilthorn in the Bernese Alps, you'll find a mountaintop pavilion named Piz Gloria, complete with rotating restaurant and 33 miles of slopes. If it looks like you've seen it in a Bond movie, there's a reason...
"We immediately called Andre Yousefi (our master prototyper) and the guys in the IDEO shop. They’re up for anything, and it was not at all hard to convince them to find an old Mac laptop and cut off one corner and ship it to us in the New York office."
: In 2009, Abraham Ingle brought Berlin's Papergirl Project to Portland. Over 200 pieces of original 2d art were displayed in a gallery, then rolled up, and distributed via bicycle to randomly selected people on the streets of Portland.
Skål is a media player designed for the home that lets you interact with digital media using physical objects. You place objects in a wooden bowl to play back related media on the TV. Skål makes media playful.