Beautiful or not so pretty, but interesting. Zeding.com made a top weird car designs that make you stare like you do to an accident. See here if you like them or not.
This is the Honda Puyo, a concept car which runs on hydrogen fuel. The Puyo boasts "no sharp edges" and is covered in soft silicone so that it can absorb light collisions. You use a joystick instead of a steering wheel.
Nicknamed after the "aristocratic" Italian race-car driver Count Carlo Felice Trossi, here's the Mercedes-Benz "Count Trossi" SSK.
The Diesel-Electric hybrid GMC PAD. Not exactly a car but an entire home, really. Its fuel and water supplies last for weeks or even months. Its photo-voltaic cells collect sun rays during the day as the energy source.
Peugeot Honey-B, like bees, it is aerodynamic and it is an SUV powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Boasts seats with techno-cool hydraulic arms that help various preset adjustments - meaning they retract automatically to your preferred position once you're seated!
Created by Robert Hoffman and designed for an auto magazine, this Nissan Moon Buggyvehicle is the direct inspiration from the Lunar Modules. The oversize rear wheels are supposed to provide more efficiency in maneuverability. Not only that, when it reaches high speeds, Ailerons are deployed for increased aerodynamics, Ailerons are commonly found on fixed-wing aircraft!
The Bombardier Embrio is a powered hydrogen fuel cells, with infrared night vision and an active suspension that adjusts to road conditions, thanks to a computerized network of sensors and gyroscopes. To drive it, there's an accelerator trigger on the left handlebar, to stop it, simply use a brake trigger on the right handlebar. The Embrio is made of lightweight materials like aluminum, magnesium and nylon - weighing only 360 pounds!
Nissan Pivo 2 is powered by advanced Compact Lithium-ion Batteries and featuring a unique rotating cabin, which means no reverse gear required. Each of the four wheels are powered by electric motors and can turn through 90 degrees to allow Pivo 2 to drive sideways as well as forward.
Peugeot Moovie isdesigned by Portuguese designer, André Costa. The rear wheels are actually part of the doors, and have multiple functions: allowing access to the cabin and also reducing energy consumption because of its such huge set of tires.
Audrey Ruby is a great artist that turns old books and vinils into unique pieces of art and sell them on RetroGrandma Etsy shop.
I talked to her and she told me how she does it:
Handmade objects always have a story. They
have a real character and charm over mass-produced items.
I've been crafting
for years and loved every minute of it - it's my relaxation time. Some of the
crafting I've done in the past involves sewing, ceramics, crocheting, knitting,
plastic canvas.....and now I love to make unique items out of books and
records: book purses, IPhone docking
stations, hollow book shelves, invisible bookshelves, book lamps, record clocks,
book tablet device covers, record handbags, record bowls and containers, and
My favorite are the
book purses. I have made a large number of
them over the years and never got tired of making them, as each one is
unique. How cool is it to walk down the
street with one of these and see heads turn in amazement!
I love searching for treasures at garage
sales and thrift stores and this is where I pick up all my gently used records
All of my unique items will spark
conversation! I’ve been creating these
items for 8 years now and have had an Etsy store to share my creations since
then. I’ve done many custom orders for
customers as they send me their special books to create one of my items for
them – mainly book purses.
Detroit Motor Show came with a premiere this year: the first car to be printed right in front of the customers. Arizona-based start-up Local Motors brought this invention to the show and people could also ride the car.
The Strati, as it’s called, is a two-seated that can go up to 40
kilometers per hour and is meant for short, urban trips. It can be
manufactured in just over a day. Jay Rogers, CEO of Local Motors, the car’s manufacturer said that he hopes to be able to build this vehicle closer to 24
hours, by the end of the year.
The car’s frame and panels are printed out of carbon fibre-infused
plastic, on a machine that could fit in a single-car garage. Made up of
more than 200 layers, it weighs some 800 kilos – that’s more than half
the weight of an average car in the US.
The car's expectancy is to be at least half a decade. Jay Rogers explains that "if you left it outside in the harshest of elements, you’d have
probably five to six years of use. If you garage it and you use it like
you would use a normal car, then it will last for much longer".
Also, the car
is recyclable. "If it
gets cracked or hurt or other things like that, you can take the
components off that are not recyclable and recycle the material, get a
credit for the cost of the material, and have a new vehicle,” said Jay
The Strati will be available this year at a cost of between 15.000 and 25.000 euros.
In these cold days of summer, a hot place is a must.
The Grotto Sauna perched at the north-west edge of a private island in Toronto,
Canada is not only a cool place to relax, but also has a beautiful smooth
design. The 800-square-foot freestanding sauna carefully sits on the island's
prehistoric rock formations.
The builders are the PARTISANS. They’ve
selected a concept of solid, simple presence on the exterior, while the
interior followed dynamic air movements in curvature forms.
To minimize disturbance of the age-old rock, PARTISANS used a Leica 3D
scanner to create a site model before working on the freestanding sauna design.
For the last 10 years, artist Ra Paulette carved a sandstone cave in New
Paulette created different designs and styles for every cavern, giving
each one very specific qualities and textures. He carved over 14 different caves in the desert outside of
No two of Paulette's caves are alike. Some feature under-size doors or
skylights that let the sun in, while other include benches carved into the wall.
The walls are also decorated with designs from flowers to abstract formes.
The purpose of this gigantic artwork is to create an environment that
would inspire “spiritual renewal and personal well being.” It will also serve
as a venue for artistic events once it’s finished.
An artist creates his painting, through his work, people can take a glimpse into the painter’s soul. But what about his life? What are the artists unusual habits? Are there any skeletons in his closet?
It is said that the great geniuses of the world were not good at school.Claude Monet is an artist who did not like to study at all. In the short biography published in 1900, the artist said: “School always seemed to me as a prison and I could never convince myself that it was better to stay there, more so as it was four hours a day, when the sea was calm, and I had such a craving mood to stay in open-air.” Few people know that from this boredom appeared Monet’s first passion. During classes, he used to draw on the border of the book’s portraits of his teachers and other personalities in the city. Thus, at 15 years old he was known throughout Le Havre as a cartoonist. His fame earned him quite a few orders from friends and colleagues. He said: „In one month, my sponsors have doubled. I could ask for twenty francs without decreasing the number of orders. If I would have continued drawing caricatures today I would have been a billionaire.”
Painting was not Vincent Van Gogh’s first love. The artist had in his youth a special inclination towards religion. He studied theology at the University of Amsterdam, but not for long. Because he did not understand the utility of learning Latin and ancient Greek, he dropped out of school. He later tried to follow a course of a preacher in Brussels, but failed to promote the final exam. After several attempts, the preacher stage ends, and Van Gogh is preparing to pursue his final vocation, that of an artist.
Nevertheless, one of the most eccentric artists is Salvador Dali. Convinced that he is a genius, he decides to write his memoirs in the book called „Dairy of a Genius, Salvador Dali.” Dali even makes the difference between him an ordinary person: „From the French Revolution has developed the vicious tendency to believe that geniuses are human beings more or less similar to the rest of the world. Not so true. And if this is false for me, who I am a spiritual genius, it is false for the Renaissance geniuses, like Raphael, who is an almost divine genius. This book will show you that the daily life of a genius, his sleep, digestion, ecstasy, his fingernails, coldness, blood, life and death are different from ordinary people.”
Pablo Picasso is another artist who besides painting had the passion for writing. In fact, when he had been lacking inspiration in drawing, he dedicated his time to poetry. The lyrics are written spontaneously, and the association of words and images is left to run free. The texts are written in a surreal manner, often without punctuation.
Pinza't brings a fresh, sort-of-rock-punk spanish design for bags. Plus, Pinza't only works with recycled good quality materials. Each item is handmade, handsewn and handpainted. Sam, a member of Pinza't told me how it all begun:
beginnings of Pinza't are back in the new born XXI century, 14 years ago.Samuel Nualart and Dolça Teruel, both
sculptors, started the Pinza't adventure in a workshop in Barceloneta with a
totally new business idea: combine recycled materials (the boom of the
recycling bags will start a year later) with original art paintings.
The Pinza't concept is inspired by the
graffiti scene in NYC back in the '70 when the trains and subways where the
common support for the street artist to develop their creations. So you have
original art passing through the city, as our bags: unique art pieces wondering
around different landscapes. Very important too is the relation we live with
bikes: the bags are adapted to the bikes and we have specific products for the
bikes (pedal straps, u-lock carries, bike seats, …) Biking is how we move!
We work as a
collective, Sam and Dolça paint and saw all the products and other artists
collaborate in the project by painting. At the beginning we were 4 artists, and
now, the family has grown up to a35
allover the world artist, mostly based in Barcelona. Five years ago we move
from Barceloneta to Born, a neighborhood base of artisans since the Roman
As we are
35, we have 35 different styles and influences, most of the artist are graffiti
artists and some others illustrators. So, you will find icons of the street art
scene in Barcelona and abroad like Ibie, Uyu, Alberto de Blobs, Lolo y Sosaku,
Ovni, Morcky, Otica... and very tallented painters Minerva Capdevila, Javier
Siquier, Emilio Cerezo... From the abstract to the figurative, there is a vast
and rich exhibition. Our shop/workshop is a lively art gallery with new bags
and creations every day.
in recycling but in a way that the recycled material doesn't fell apart in
months. So we choose always strong and tough materials such as truck canvas (3
layered pvc), seatbelts -if they can protect your live, they can carry your
stuff- and also the buckles, just for fun. One of our achievements: our
waterproof ink. It is the result of two years of research and it is really
stable, also washable and doesn't fade away. We want our art to stay!
technic line, backpacks, hippouchs and messengers, we use cordura, ballistic
and waterproof zippers to give the products a really long life.
seller: bike straps, backpacks and laptop size bags
can become a Pinza't artist, we are very accurate in choosing the artist we
work with, and we like to keep an heterogeneous style. Normally, one artist
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