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SPACK Sound Packaging

SPACK is the first portable active loudspeaker developed in Chile, is eco-friendly proposing to extend the life of the cardboard boxes or packagings. ..

Transition Roadable Aircraft by KiBiSi for Terrafugia

Transition Roadable Aircraft by KiBiSi for Terrafugia

Danish industrial designers KiBiSi have collaborated on the redesign of a two-seater aircraft that converts into a vehicle that can be driven on normal roads.

Transition Roadable Aircraft by KiBiSi for Terrafugia

The Transition Roadable Aircraft was launched this week by American aviation company Terrafugia.

Transition Roadable Aircraft by KiBiSi for Terrafugia

KiBiSi was formed last year by designer Lars Holme Larsen of Kilo Design, architect Bjarke Ingels of BIG and brand consultant Jens Martin Skibsted of Skibsted Ideation. See our story about the launch of KiBiSi. See all our stories about transport design.

Transition Roadable Aircraft by KiBiSi for Terrafugia

Transition Roadable Aircraft features wings that fold away, allowing the plane to be driven like a small truck.

Transition Roadable Aircraft by KiBiSi for Terrafugia

Here’s some info from KiBiSi:

The Terrafugia single engine two-seater aircraft packs a light “transformer” truck. The 2nd gen Terrafugia Transition is the result of a transatlantic collaboration between industrial designers, including KiBiSi, mechanical engineers, aerodynamic engineers and a dedicated Terrafugia nerd squad with an unequaled childhood dream of flying cars.

The FAA approved vehicle merges the worlds and requirements of cars, trucks and planes, combining cutting edge aerodynamics, mechanics and manufacturing skills.

The overall design approach and thought mode has been holistic – making an unfamiliar object appear as a wholesome whole. Step by step it has been built on one new coherent DNA set, aligning very different sets of requirements and, to one another, outlandish elements and characteristics from each their transportation paradigm.

Wish i was there…

Uncluttered baby: The EZ Bundle

This is an item I really wish would have existed a year ago when we were outfitting our home with baby gear:

The EZ Bundle 4-in-1 Baby System from Fisher-Price is an infant swing, high chair, newborn seat, and toddler seat all in one unit. You don’t need to buy four different items, just the one that transforms into the four different uses. Brilliant. And the suggested retail price is only $150.00 — which is less than many individual swings.

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Kwon Kyung Yup

Découverte de l’artiste peintre Kwon Kyung Yup, originaire de Corée. Une série et une sélection de portraits très réalistes entièrement conçue en peinture à huile. Cette jeune femme met l’accent sur l’émotion, et l’expression des visages. Plus d’images dans la suite.










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David Zwirner to Launch Pop-Up Bookstore


When the good people at David Zwirner [cue chorus of angels] e-mailed us with news that the gallery will soon launch its first annual summer pop-up bookstore, we briefly considered keeping the news to ourselves, so great is our obsession with admiration for many artists in the Zwirner stable (Luc Tuymans! Marlene Dumas! Lisa Yuskavage!). Somehow, we’ve managed to subvert our selfish impulses to let you know that for one week only—Monday, August 9 through Friday, August 13—Zwirner will offer up deals galore on a selection of rare and out-of-print books, signed artist catalogues, DVDs, and more. David Zwirner Pop-Up Bookstore will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and you know we’ll be there in the wee hours of Monday morning to make sure we get first dibs on anything and everything related to Neo Rauch. OK, and we’ll probably hoard all the Thomas Ruff stuff, too. Because all’s fair in love and pop-up bookstores.

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In Brief: News from SCAD, FIT, and Art Center


  • Down at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Heriberto J. Brito has been appointed dean of the School of Building Arts. Brito, who helms his own interior design firm, is returning to SCAD, where he taught from 1979-85 and developed the curricula for the architecture, historic preservation, and interior design programs. He went on to teach at Georgia State University and the Atlanta College of Art, among other institutions. Brito has also served as a studio director, preservation planner, and architectural historian with a variety of firms and agencies. Brito replaces Brian Wishne, who now serves as chair of SCAD’s urban design department.

  • Closer to home, the ever-more-fabulous Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has launched a masters of fine arts program in illustration. The three-year program, which will welcome its first cohort of students this fall, was developed in response to the growing demand for the highest levels of professional illustration excellence and expertise, particularly in the film and entertainment industries. The new MFA program “will prepare illustrators to be innovative visual communicators and fosters the entrepreneurial approach that professional illustrators need in order to find professional success,” according to FIT. Also helping to draw in busy would-be students? Evening and weekend courses, including “History of American Illustration” (yum!) and “Digital Boot Camp.”


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  • Mercedes Aircap and Airscarf

    New technology takes the turbulence out of driving with the top down

    When Mercedes-Benz unveiled their brand-new Aircap technology in their 2011 E-Class Cabriolet at last February’s NYC Fashion Week, I knew I wanted to check it out for myself. As someone who always saw the appeal of convertibles as spoiled by hair whipping in my face, I was curious to see if it actually worked. I had the perfect opportunity when Mercedes lent me the E-Cab for a day trip to the
    Barnes Foundation
    (a spot I highly recommend visiting) outside of Philadelphia, PA.


    Activated with just a push of a button in the center console, the Aircap technology makes the smooth and luxurious ride that you’d expect from the luxury car all the more so for all of its passengers. While the experience isn’t completely wind-free, the small windshield spoiler and rear screen creates a pleasantly breezy and more quiet interior for chatting, listening to music, talking on the phone over the built-in Bluetooth, or just communing with the open road.


    The feeling of joy and freedom that comes with driving is what the device is really all about—cruising down the highway, with the wind licking at your hair (not blowing it in your face) and sunlight pouring in the car. For lead-foots like me, Aircap automatically adjusts according to speed, significantly decreasing the wind flowing through the cabin, even at speeds over 60 mph.

    With the new technology, you might be inclined to keep the top down all year long. Fortunately, Mercedes thought of that too. In cooler weather, Aircap also works to keep cold air out of the cabin, and combined with Airscarf, a heating system at the often-ignored neck level, you can still keep warm while getting all the benefits of owning a convertible.

    Available only from Mercedes-Benz, Aircap can be found in the new E-Class Cabriolet, with a sticker price of a little over $56,000 (give or take a few thousand for various customizations). Airscarf is also available in the E-Class as well as other models.