Zaha Hadid known for her flowing, fluid style spaces that undulate and morph from building to sculpture and back again. She's recently designed art installations, furniture, shoes and now a bar. This bar just happens to be the farthest thing from a watering hole we can imagine. A glossy metallic bar designed for Home House a private club in London, the Hadid bar is more reminiscent of the curvaceous car bodied stylings we been seeing lately in the futuristic concepts of Renault and Peugot. Like some Jetsonesque kitchen island, light slips and dances across this earth bound spaceship beauty. I doubt it's available to the masses, but for the right price anything can happen, right?
The Eden by German designer Daniel Hahn is a stunning hybrid design concept that is both organic and tech driven. The 21 meter motoryacht is a unique mix of carbon fiber and wood superstructure and powered by a pair of 1,250 horsepower inboards. The lower hull section is formed from the rigid and lightweight carbon fiber with a very modern industrial sensability, while the main body is sculpted from wood to give it a luxurious and soft feel. The tinted single-piece windshield is a beautiful transition from the deck to the bridge where as most yachts are chopped up into many layers of fiberglass and lack the fluid beauty that sea demands. With a proposed range of 360 miles and accomodations for four, the Eden is tops on my list right next to Ken Freivokh's styling mega yachts.
previous post, I extolled the virtues of Porsche and how they may one day bring to life my personal dream of a smoking hot Stuttgart super-saloon, in the yet to be released Panamera concept. Well they have semi-officially unveiled their new contender, but sadly they have since smashed my expectations with their soft bodied Panamera. Seen here cruising San Francisco's Nob Hill, no doubt cruising for some wealthy and design illiterate buyers. As if it were designed in some sort of auto-burlesque fashion, the Panamera reveals itself in a teasing manor. She peeks her face out, attractive at first, with a touch of Carrera GT. Then she uncovers her mid section. Okay, not bad, kind of formless and no real hips or curves to speak of, but she's got one great asset to go, let's hope for the best. Then, she strips away her skirt to reveal a monumentally flat and saggy backside. Like a gorgeous beauty queen with a weak ass, the Panamera just lost out to the competition with one fatal flaw. This Bavarian beauty queen is more like an ugly baroness, nice face with a terrible silhouette. Sorry, mein heir, but das ist nicht gut, your girl just blew it. With the release of Aston Martin's Rapide, the brand new Lambo Estoque and Maserati's Quattroporte the competition is fierce for Euro-Queen and it doesn't appear the German's are going to win this war either.
confederate motorcycle's limited edition Fighter is for you, at $110,000 it's one the most expensive production bikes on the market. Limited to just 45, the Fighter is a masterpiece of titanium, carbon fiber, aluminum with a 1966cc engine and staggering top speed of 190mph. This is no rice rocket with full fairings and aero race stuff, this is a pure hot Cajun powered hurricane starter.
Porsche Design simply gives them letters and number in true German fashion. With clean retro modern styling the P9120 is a classic broadcast radio reciever, plus an XM tuner and iPod dock. Complete with oversized dials and organic LCD, 3" woofer, alarm clock and usual radio fair. This little number would be a perfect addition the gentlemen's workshop or boathouse.
Gus Wusterman designed this 3-story sculpture home on Lake Zurich, in Switzerland. The home is beautiful, an undulating form of concrete, steel, air and light that unfolds with no sense of architectural programming. You move through the space constantly filled with the amazing views of the majestic alps and glistening lake in the distance. With unobstructed views, broad open-air verandas geometric light filling each room, this home makes me want to get back into the built form. It challenges us to live without all the conformity of American design and our stifling sense of how to build a home. Thank you, Gus.
Lunocet has studied the super efficient swimming morphology of sealife, more specifically dolphins for seven years, and they've come up with this 42" wide "biometric swimming device" with two carbon fiber hydrofoils attached to an aluminum and titanium footplate that allows for fast and agile propulsion. It may not be that practical for the average diver, but it earns mad credit for innovation and simply cool styling. Add it to your kit of water toys, I will.
here. I'll take one in Black with chrome and teak trim, thank you very much.
Here's a slick house in L.A. who took this to heart. Granted the car could stand to be updated to match the pa nosh of the house, but it's a hot idea none the less.
Watchismo, now is your chance to find out what time it is. Watchismo is a image intensive guide to rare, exotic and vintage watches. First up for us is Big Time, a new desk/watch/sculpture concept from former aircraft toolmaker and art engineer Lee J. Rowland. At over $35,000 this piece is not for the faint of heart or those of you with thin wallets. But I must say it is a slick concept and a very buzz worthy addition to your office.
Enzyme Design, a uber creative firm created the super cool future bike concept powered by a 1.6liter Honda Six. The Icare concept is presumably frighteningly fast and would most like blow our minds in a few years to come. I'd pick one up just for the stunning factor.