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Seasoned Sailing

Seasoned Sailing

Capturing the beauty and power of the open water is a challenge and a pleasure for designers of sailing crafts. One particular design that rises to this challenge by using untraditional shapes and utilizing an extendable platform for extra space, is the concept yacht by Lujac Desautel, the Salt Yacht. Concept yachts like the Helios(…)

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Fly Like an Eagle

Fly Like an Eagle

Set in the not-too-distant future, this new concept plane features an astonishing layout that resembles a bird in flight. And not only does it look like a bird, but it is good for the birds; by using quantum mechanic technology, it would produce zero-contaminant emissions. Designed by Oscar Viñals  the AWWA-QG “Progress Eagle” Quantum Airplane could brighten(…)

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Feel the Thunder

Feel the Thunder

Motorcycle buffs are about to have their world rocked (and rumbled) by the arrival of the newest Thunderbike line. Equipped with the custom bike makers’ frame kit and a Harley Davidson engine, the Production-R motorcycle is one big bad hog. Thunderbike is known for making top-of-the-line custom motorcycles, like the Metzeler ME or the Softail Slim(…)

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Hot New Yacht

Hot New Yacht

The sun god Helios would certainly take a fancy to this new yacht, named in his honor. With sails made of solar panels in order to power the boat with the sun, this luxury yacht is surprisingly eco-friendly, for all its decadent appearance. Designed my Marco Ferrari and Alberto Franchi, the sailing yacht Helios is heating(…)

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Poseidon’s New Ride

Poseidon’s New Ride

A new wave in innovative vehicle design, this newly unveiled electric car is totally powered by: saltwater.  And this is not your variety electric car, either – this is a beautiful, sleek sports car. Designed by the creative masterminds at nanoFlowcell, the QUANT e-Sportslimousine is a sports car of the future, for our future. Electric sports cars are not only(…)

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2 Seats, 3 Wheels, 1 Great Car

2 Seats, 3 Wheels, 1 Great Car

Getting one step closer to the consumer market, this stylish electric car has been worth the wait. Those who have been watching its 3 year production process are extremely excited to see the Innvelo Three by Form & Drang finally reach the prototyping stage, making it that much closer to a purchasable product. Electric cars for(…)

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Inspired by a Legend

Inspired by a Legend

Fans of McLaren car manufacturers will know the story of the historic Le Mans race in 1995, in which the McLaren F1 GTR won the race – several times, actually – as the only road-ready car up against purpose-built prototype racers. In 2015, McLaren will be releasing an homage to this piece of history with(…)

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E-sy on the Eyes

E-sy on the Eyes

Proving that e-bikes do not have to be ugly, designer Kasper Jensen has created an aesthetically-pleasing e-bike. Rising in popularity, e-bikes are becoming a must-have for urban travelers who want to save time, money, and the environment. Jensen seeks to provide speed and style simultaneously with his e-bike, appealing to our environmental concerns as well as(…)

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Roll with Ollie

Roll with Ollie

For kids who like to play hard and who enjoy fast-paced fun, Ollie is a great interactive toy that takes games to a new level. Interacting with an easy-to-use smartphone or tablet app, you can race Ollie or have it perform awesome tricks. Play to rack up points and compete with friends.   Interactive toys for(…)

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Qoros Qloud Qubed

Qoros Qloud Qubed

Combining human interaction with futuristic technology, the new car from Qoros is the ultimate multi-functional vehicle. Like something out of a sci-fi movie, the Qloud Qubed (Q) perfectly represents the brand of Qoros and all it stands for. For an incredibly technologically advanced vehicle, it ironically puts great focus on human interaction. You don’t see(…)

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Like a Fish Out of Water

Like a Fish Out of Water

Imagine flying across the surface of the water on your own personal hydrofoil watercraft, with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face. This is actually possible with the Marlin electric hydrofoil, thought up by Charles Bombardier and designed by Niklas Wejedal. Inspired by the Mach2 Foiling Moth and based on its(…)

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Have a Home Wherever You Roam

Have a Home Wherever You Roam

Anyone who loves the nomadic lifestyle is sure to be intrigued by this bike-drawn mini mobile home. The Wide Path Camper is a portable living space that is big enough for a sitting area/bed and light enough to pull with a bicycle! Designed by Mads Johansen, you will have shelter wherever you go on your biking(…)

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To the Moon and Back on this Motorcycle

To the Moon and Back on this Motorcycle

Refusing to be placed in any contemporary motorcycle category, the Akrapovič Full Moon Concept Motorcycle is a fascinating and beautiful vehicle that proves to push boundaries and incite intrigue. The bike was first unveiled at the Bad Salzuflen Custombike Show in Germany, arresting the attention of all who saw it. Designed in collaboration with the Slovenian team(…)

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You’ll Find this Longboard a-Muze-ing

You’ll Find this Longboard a-Muze-ing

Riding a longboard from place to place is some people’s preferred mode of travel, because it’s so relaxing in many ways – being out in the fresh air, seeing the sights as you glide along, and connecting with the surfaces of your environment, to name a few. In pondering this, designer So-Hee-Woo thought that there could(…)

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Out of Thin Air – Creating Drinking Water with Fontus

Out of Thin Air – Creating Drinking Water with Fontus

Building upon methods used by Asian and Central American cultures for over 2000 years, the “Fontus” water bottle self-fills by creating water out of air. Sound like a miracle? It’s actually just science! Because our atmosphere contains over 13.000 km3 of unused fresh water, Fontus can use the air humidity to separate water and air(…)

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