Visually-tasty morsels delivered fresh everyday. On today’s menu: abandoned luxury cars of Dubai, No Future Tokyo, a short video on Ferdinand Porsche, a video from eGarage, and a sleek superyacht that can be controlled by an iPad miles away. (That sounds so Dr. No. like).
Until recently, the Adastra Superyacht was merely a concept, with early renderings of the yacht generated numerous ‘ooohs’ and ‘aaaaahs’ from boat enthusiasts across globe. Last year the Adastra got its toes wet for the first time in Hong Kong, and has now taken the prize for ‘Most Innovative Design’ at the 2013 World Superyacht Awards. Designed by UK based yacht-maker John Shuttleworth, the trimaran is the second largest of its kind and can be controlled by an iPad from miles away from the actual vessel. Hong Kong-based shipping industry billionaire Anto Marden first commissioned construction of the Adastra five years ago. The finished product is worth $15 million, and will likely be used by Marden and his wife Elaine to sail between two islands that they own off the coast of Indonesia.
eGarage & DonVintage present this video profile of a renowned yet humble fabrication shop in the quiet town of Puyallup, Washington that rebuilds and restores vintage race cars.
No Future Tokyo…my favorite site for unexpected visual wheeled-madness. You just never know what whimsical bike, motorcycle or thingy might show up.
October 12, 2013–January 20, 2014
Porsche by Design: Seducing Speed marks the North Carolina Museum of Art’s first design exhibition, exploring the history and development of the Porsche lineage from the 1930s to the present day.
From Cool Material: Don’t you hate it when you have too many luxury cars? I mean, how annoying is that?! You’re always like, “Man, I don’t even know where to park all these luxury cars.” Well, it’s actually a problem in Dubai. The city has been faced with the issue of people abandoning their high end sports cars and leaving them to gather dust. After Dubai had a bit of a financial meltdown, car owners riddled with debt just started leaving their rides at the airport and taking off. The cars are still there.