Archive for the ‘ Technology ’ Category

The Future College Bookstore: Leave The Books, Take The Panini | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

The Future College Bookstore: Leave The Books, Take The Panini | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Imagine that the campus store you remember from college–the place where you went to buy text books and maybe a school sweatshirt–could be so much more. Now, instead of just a bookstore, it’s a town square/marketplace where students, faculty, and maybe even locals grab lunch, meet friends for coffee or a glass of wine in the evening, plug in for an afternoon of studying, buy an iPad, buy a keyboard, buy a T-shirt, get their laptop fixed, and perhaps buy a book.

via The Future College Bookstore: Leave The Books, Take The Panini | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.

Apple Car Play coming soon!

 

Here is an example of the future Car Play that will been featured on several models in the coming year! Nice integration and well designed!

Dreamcar 2020: Turning 10 Trends in Design into the Car of The Future

We’re in the middle of a transformational moment for the automobile.  There’s a century of gasoline-burning, hand-on-the-wheel vehicles in our rear-view, while the road ahead is powered by electric, driverless technologies.  Somewhere between yesterday and tomorrow, however, is the vehicle that bridges this gap, and its spirit can be seen in the concept cars, TED Talks and patent filings of today.What will the car of the future look like?  We set out to find out, documenting 10 trends in car design and technology along the way.  To give these trends a face, we collaborated with French transportation designer Sydney Hardy, a student of car design with an eye for futurism.  Sydney fused these trends into a single vision with a car we’re referring to as Link, a vehicle that bridges the gap between the road ahead and our history in the rear view.this story is brought to you by vapor-distilled smartwater, who found unique inspiration for their water by looking up to the sky. we hope the change in perspective this piece offers will help inspire you.

via Dreamcar 2020: Turning 10 Trends in Design into the Car of The Future.

The New Electric Harley Has A Roar Even A Hell’s Angel Could Love

Electric engines are usually silent. There’s no way that would fly for the Harley Davidson crowd, so designers created an entirely new engine sound. Listen to it here.

Norman Foster On Designing Apple’s $5 Billion “Spaceship” Campus | Co.Design | business + design

Norman Foster On Designing Apple’s  Billion

Apple is building an amazing new campus with Norman Foster that is estimated to cost $5 billion–a billion dollars more than the new World Trade Center complex. That is due to an Apple-like attention to detail: 3.7 miles of curved glass will wrap around the building, concrete ceilings will be carefully cast then lifted into place, museum-grade stone-infused flooring will replace standard concrete, and most infamously, gaps between surfaces promise not to exceed 1/32 of an inch (vs. the U.S. build standard of 1/8 of an inch).


via Norman Foster On Designing Apple’s $5 Billion “Spaceship” Campus | Co.Design | business + design.

Lighting a dragon: a bridge to prosperity!

A big hand has to go out to  Philips! The port of Da Nang has grown in prosperity since Philips LEDs began lighting up the Dragon Bridge. See how the lives of fisherman Le Van Khe and his daughter Le Thi Vinh are improving.

A beautiful and exciting design for a destination in an urban city. The design and installation attracts both tourist and locals alike, as well as, boosting the local economy and influencing unique entrepreneur opportunities. An amazing an wonderful story. Hopefully, the proposed 11th Street Bridge Park project can be as dynamic and rewarding for the local community in Washington, DC.!

Motorlust: The Top 10 Exotic Cars of 2013

20140105-193024.jpg

Rare, exotic and alluring, some exotic cars can stir emotions in a way no other object can. These 10 represent some of the finest exotic cars ever conceived or constructed, and all ten were revealed in 2013. From a single-seater Lamborghini to a 250+ mph Bugatti and some bold steps into alternative fueling, these ten cars were the most exciting things to happen in the automotive world in 2013. Start your engines below…

Like a self-titled album by Italy’s greatest automotive artist, the Ferrari LaFerrari bears the best name twice. This new Ferrari replaces the Ferrari Enzo as the brand’s flagship vehicle, a gas-electric hybrid that combines for 949 horsepower. This hybrid isn’t built for fuel-sipping efficiency, however, it’s built to produce a performance factor a standard internal-combustion system can’t compete with. A 6.3-liter V12 engine and a 160-hp electric motor work in concert to push the LaFerrari past 62mph in under three seconds on its way to a 205 mph peak. Visually, it’s also one of Ferrari’s most distinguishable designs, featuring doors that swing out and up in a manner that has made other vehicles famous. It’s 2013′s greatest Ferrari, which makes it one of the greatest vehicles ever built. – See more at: http://www.thecoolist.com/motorlust-the-top-10-exotic-cars-of-2013/#sthash.lnoVliMG.dpuf