Ica & Kostika just launched their 3D printing studio with the goal of creating fashion-forward footwear via computational design. The Mycelium Shoe is just as much sculpture as it is a shoe, an intricate work of art that’s designed to make a statement. Whether that statement is on a runway, Lady Gaga’s feet, or walking down a city street remains to be seen. While we don’t know where they’ve end up, we do know a bit about how they began.
The Mycelium Shoe benefits from the latest 3D printing has to offer. First, the future wearer downloads the app and uploads a series of photos of their feet. Their algorithm then creates a 3D sketch that allows for fit improvements before 3D printing and finishing with automotive grade technologies that make up the final structure. The result is a custom fit, wearable shoe with a unique silhouette that will surely stop traffic. If you’re brave or just intrigued, you can jump on a pair but fair warning – they are a limited edition of only five pairs. They’ll be available for pre-order later this year as part of a future collection entitled Exobiology.
Although Halloween might be over, Nike is still looking to drop a new blood-stain gradient take on its popular Air Max Plus colorway.
The Nike Air Max Plus “Faded Coloring” features an off white colored mesh base dressed with a touch of faded red and accented by a transparent cage, white leather mudguard and TPU toe cap. The gradient look of the upper is continued on the torsion plate attached to the Air-assisted white midsole, which is then paired with a contrasting black rubber outsole. As usual, branding on the shoe comes in the form of Swooshes on the midfoot and tongue, along with Tuned Air badges on the heel and torsion plate.
No official release notes just yet, but stay tuned for more details when they become available.
The Drivelines Studios building is a new residential building in Johannesburg, South Africa that is made entirely using a total of 140 up cycled shipping containers to offer cozy dwellings for many inhabitants.
The building was designed by New York and Italy-based design studio LOT/EK for the Propertuity company, and features a total square footage of 75,000. The building offers ample and affordable rental options for inhabitants of the city or those spending extended periods in the area.
The Drivelines Studios residential building community features separate studio apartments that are between 40 and 60-square meters each that is achieved with six containers per unit. Each of the dwellings have a private outdoor space that enhances the sense of community.
Companies are churning out a variety of drones with cameras or GoPro mounts so you can experience the liberating feeling of flight through a screen. Astro killed the camera idea and created a drone large enough to fit a couple of passengers so you can actually roam the skies.
Astro’s Elroy provides a fully autonomous flight for the modern age. It’s equipped with adaptive flight control, fiber optic internal communications, field-oriented motor control, and encrypted communication channels. You’re able to input your destinations quickly thanks to Glass Cockpit Avionics flight support, working with a secure 4G network so you can sit back and enjoy the views as the Elroy takes control. It also comes with a joystick for a fly-by-wire override. The Elroy is built with a full carbon body and 360° cabin glass for your viewing pleasure. The passenger drone has 17 rotors powered by an emission-free electric motor designed to run quietly while allowing the vehicle to travel at a top speed of 43 mph. You can reserve your passenger drone today.
Nikola is a startup that believes the future of trucking is electric, by way of hydrogen. Its latest vehicle, while still years away from actual production, takes that US-centric plan and modifies it for Europe.
Nikola has unveiled the Tre, which means “three” in Norwegian. It’s the company’s first hydrogen-electric truck for the European market. The US and Europe have different trucking regulations, so a completely different model was required to meet all those unique standards.
That said, the Nikola Tre still has the powertrain in common with its American sibling. Running on 800-volt batteries, it relies on a hydrogen fuel cell to take compressed hydrogen gas and convert it to electricity, creating potable water as its sole byproduct. It’ll be offered in both 6×4 and 6×2 configurations, with between 500 and 1,000 horsepower. Depending on the options chosen, the Tre’s range is estimated between 310 and 745 miles.
The Wool House pavilion – which features a timber base, tin roof, and fleece-clad facade – was built by Architecture Uncomfortable Workshop (AUW) for architectural festival Hello Wood that takes place every year near Hungary’s Lake Balaton.
Having taken an interest in spaces designed for single person use, the Budapest-based architects decided to create a structure where individual festival-goers could temporarily retreat from the noise and crowds.
“We understand this space as a kind of outhouse, where we get rid of our mental excesses,” explained the studio in a statement.
Inside the 2.5 square-metre pavilion is a timber stool that directly faces a wool mat on the floor, so that the visitor can choose to sit or lay down.
A blanket with special (FDA-determined special) Celliant fibers that give it the ability to increase blood flow, aid in recovery, and get more restful sleep just by wrapping up all Neflix & chill cozy on the couch in it?
Celliant fibers are able to absorb and recycle your body’s natural heat into infrared light, which they then bounce back into your tissues to provide the health benefits outlined above.
Infinity Blankets are also made green, with both eco-friendly materials and practices. Up to 12 plastic water bottles are recycled to drive the production of each blanket.
CAULIPOWER, which makes naturally gluten-free cauliflower crust pizzas, recently launched the CAULIPOWER Claw Machine in New York City, giving everybody the chance to snag a fun prize after they play. Players have the chance to get their hands on mini pizza boxes with coupons, cauliflower stress balls and other great prizes from the machine set up for a limited time at NYC’s Turnstyle Underground Market.
Vending machines are no longer just for dispensing snacks and soda pop, with consumers now able to get everything from single-serve pouches of whisky to soft serve ice cream with the press of a button. While these kinds of machines emphasize on-the-go convenience, branded claw machines take this premise to the next level by offering a challenging yet rewarding experience.
Sea-Doo Fish Pro has just been launched and it was specifically designed to fish at pro level.
This watercraft made by the world famous BRP Group is more spacious, so it may carry up to three quite comfortably, it’s also a bit wider than other leisure models, thus more stable too and it hauls a specially designed cooler at the back to keep your loot fresh while you’re still fishing, with a capacity of 13.5 gal (51L), quite enough for a catch.
Engine wise you get 62hp and a trolling mode easily managing slow speeds and a number of special features that make it all the more handy for fishers such as multiple attachment points, innovative rod holders, an angled footrest to enhance comfort and stability plus the possibility to customize it to best fit your needs, should you need a GPS to assist you in finding the fish and to get you on the right course, a water tight phone box is also available and more.
Aprilli Autonomous Travel Suit wants to offer door-to-door transportation service in between traveler’s home and destination. It’s a futuristic, driverless mobile hotel. Even though this automobile becomes a compact hotel environment, it is still equipped with basic sleeping, working, and washroom functions. Guests would still be able to enjoy their travel time more productively and efficiently. Thanks to this technology, you can travel to multiple destinations while working, enjoying your personal vehicle as your hotel room at the same time.
The autonomous travel suit communicates through a central platform called Autonomous Interface. It controls different operations and services in between travel suits and hotel facilities using advanced technology. Guests can set multiple destinations and necessary services through an online app, this autonomous hotel suit will be delivered right at their front door.