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Robotic City car

Dubbed the Robotic City Car, this hybrid automobile looks quite unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. It comes with an enclosed cabin like a car, but seats two people in a fighter-jet/motorcycle style (one behind the other). The car is operated by a standard steering wheel instead of handlebars and sits on three wheels arranged in a 2×1 format.Read More →

Maersk has entered into a partnership with Castlery for a multi-year global integrated logistics and fulfilment agreement. The furniture retailer expects to reduce wait times for orders to one to two months. Maersk’s landside facilities and expertise in international markets will help optimise time and cost savings at various points across the supply chain.Read More →

URBN Balcony is a modular outdoor system that can help you add function and purpose to a balcony or terrace. The modular structure is made from resistant iroku wood that performs wonderfully outdoors. The system can be attached to a wall or the ceiling, then personalized further with various accessories.Read More →

The new Citroën C5 X is the company’s new flagship. Available as both a plug-in hybrid with a 37-mile pure electric range and a more conventional petrol engine. It majors on comfort, quality, and refinement – it’s an excellent car. Citroën’s global design director, Pierre Leclercq, talks strategy, styling, and what comes next. Over the course of his career, Leclerq has worked on projects like Marc Newson’s Ford 021C concept, and been design director at both Chinese manufacturer Great Wall Motors and Kia Motors.Read More →

The Shedir Collection has opened Umiltà 36, a design hotel in the heart of authentic Rome. An exclusive art gallery, a fusion of classic and modern, and eclectic, refined interior design choices. Intimacy, elegance, and exclusivity are breathed in every corner, and welcome the guests to an exclusive multisensory experience. The hotel occupies a historic building that has undergone a prestigious renovation. 47 rooms, suites and apartments are elegantly furnished and equipped with every comfort.Read More →

After years of lying low, some brands are experimenting with new form factors and designs. It is unlikely all of them will succeed but this new experimental phase is what the phone industry desperately needs. The question is for how long this phase will continue and if it does, what are the chances that some of these technologies will become part of mainstream phones of the future?Read More →

Architecture News from around the world

Gottfried Böhm, Master Architect in Concrete, Dies at 101 A recipient of his field’s highestRead More →

I saw La La Land this weekend and Damien Chazelle musical is brilliant and emotional tribute to the 1950’s musical. Visually stunning eye candy for my inner graphic designer. Not so much a visual re-imaging of Los Angeles as a opportunity to see it through an artists eye. Chazelles last film, “Whiplash”used Jazz as a tool to explore ambition, the price of achieving excellence. Read More →