New Sport Plates For Interactive Food Fun By Designer Boguslaw Sliwiński.

You may have seen his wonderful and whimsical Transportation Plates (shown at the end of this post) on some other design blogs such as Dezeen. Now, in addition to those, designer Boguslaw Sliwiński has come up with five new designs that feature a silhouette of a man in various athletic positions, giving the illusion of interacting with food placed on the plate. The five sports: football, skydiving, diving, tug of war and weightlifting are whimsical, but still stylish and will delight children and adults alike.

The method of application is extremely durable and resistant to washing in dishwashers or using in the microwave. This durability is guaranteed by the firing ceramic components in the furnace at a temperature of 800 °C.

Sport9 (Skydiving):

Sport4 (Soccer/Football):

Sport5 (Diving):

Sport7 (Weightlifting):

Sport8 (Tug o’ War):

Also worth noting is his Face On plate:

His various Face On plates (several different designs) can be purchased here at Art Syndicate

And if you never saw the Transportation Plates, those are shown below:

The Transportation Plates can be purchased here at Art Syndicate

To order any of the new Sport plates (each measuring 26 cm in diameter) you have to contact the designer directly.

Phone order: +48 502 946 920
email: sale@bsliwinski

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Sleevefaces. Vinyl Visages That Are So Simple And Yet So Captivating.

Sleeveface is a website that showcases the illusion of people replacing their own body parts with album covers – in most cases their heads. Some of them are hilarious, others seamlessly constructed and still others compellingly bizarre (no photoshopping allowed).

While the quality of the photographs is mediocre at best (some are out of focus, others poorly lit) it doesn’t detract from the amusing appeal.

Founded in 2007, the site began as an idea, then a website and now, a book

As founder Carl Morris describes it “It started with a Paul McCartney sleeve, then swiftly led to one or more persons in Cardiff, Wales having TOO MUCH fun ransacking their record shelves – from Rolling Stones to Nugent to Bowie to Cymande to Streisand. And people brandishing cameras yelling “up a bit, down a bit”. (You can view the “How to Sleeveface” video at the end of this post).

Here are some of the best (some have been cropped or altered for better visibility) :

Sleeveface the book, a 192-page compilation of Sleeveface pictures, was compiled by Carl Morris and John Rostron with the help of friends – and talented contributors from around the world.

If you’d like to submit your own “sleeveface” you can send it to their website, join their Facebook group and upload it there or join the group pool on Flickr

How To Sleeveface:

A special thanks to Mike Yagi for bringing this to my attention.

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Two Comic Approaches To Breast Cancer Awareness. I Don’t Mean Funny, I Mean Superheroes.

animated ad campaigns for breast cancer research

The news has just broken that Marvel Entertainment will be launching a month-long campaign in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with special variant covers on select October titles and educational material on Read more

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The Rock Has Landed. Levitated Mass, A 340 Ton Boulder by Michael Heizer, Hits LACMA.

Levitated Mass at LACMA

Levitated Mass by artist Michael Heizer, considered one of the last great ‘land artists’, is composed of a 456-foot-long slot constructed on LACMA‘s campus, over which is placed a 340-ton granite megalith. At 340 tons, the boulder is one of the largest megaliths moved since ancient times. Read more

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Brand Your Spouse With The Hilarious Titanium Anti-Cheating Wedding Ring.

The Cheeky has designed this hilarious high-strength titanium wedding band on which the words “I’m Married” are embossed in reverse on the interior of the ring, leaving a legible impression on your finger when the band is removed.

Go ahead, try picking up someone in a bar with the words “I’m Married” depressed into your skin.

The Anti-Cheating Ring costs $550 and is available in any size.

Buy it here
Also available for £359.99 at iWoot.

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It’s Big, It’s Bad Ass And It’s Still Not Yet Ready. The $1.42 Million Bugatti 16 C Galibier.

Bugatti 16 C Galibier

We have been teased with the Bugatti 16 C Galibier sedan for over 2 years now, anxiously anticipating what is said to be the world’s most powerful four door luxury sedan.

Bugatti 16 C Galibier

Still not given the green light for production, the French automaker (yes, French was their origin, not Italy)  launched this promotional video, with the most pretentious voiceover I’ve ever heard, a month ago:

Rumored to have been ready for purchase by 2012, Bugatti head Wolfgang Durheimer was reportedly disappointed with the car’s levels of comfort and performance, forcing engineers to go back to the drawing board. Bloomberg is citing two unidentified sources who say the Galibier will actually be launched in 2013 or 2014 with a base price of approximately 1 million euros ($1.42 million USD).

The most recent photos of the Bugatti Galibier prototype:

The Galibier concept, first unveiled in 2010 at the Geneva Auto Show, is a five-door hatchback with sleek styling and incredibly luxury laden custom interior. It boasts a supercharged 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine which likely produced between 800 PS (588 kW / 789 hp) and 1,000 PS (735 kW / 986 hp).

Following the footsteps of the Veyron, the Galibier features a W16 engine displacing 8.0L. However, unlike the Veyron’s quad-turbocharger setup, the Galibier uses two-stage supercharging. The results are essentially the same, though, as the Galibier reportedly produces more than 1,000 horsepower.


Bugatti Galibier removable dashboard clock

Bugatti says the car’s exterior is inspired by the torpedo-like Type 35, while also evoking cues from the Type 57.

The Galibier is largely constructed of carbon fiber, but some body panels — such as the doors and fenders — are made of aluminum. The interior, which has room for four, makes use of similarly exotic materials, albeit of a different variety. The cabin is adorned with the highest quality wood and leather, juxtaposed with an ultramodern LCD center console.

The interior:

And of course, it comes with a watch and luggage:
Bugatti 16C Galibier watch

luggage for the Bugatti 16 c Galibier

Concept drawings:

Production is expected to run 1,500 units, or about five times as many as the outgoing Veyron.

information courtesy of Bugatti and Left Lane News
images courtesy of Auto Motor Und Sport

Check out the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and the matching safe by Stockinger as well as some of the amazing Bugatti design luxury extras here

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Historic Schindler Home In Los Angeles Can Now Be Rented For Short-Term Stays.

Schindler’s Fitzpatrick-Leland House, perched at the top of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, was designed by architect R.M. Schindler in 1936 and is considered one of the city’s masterworks of Modern architecture. Read more

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Aston Martin’s Limited Edition Luxury Road Bike. The Technologically Advanced One-77 Cycle.

Designed by Factor for Aston Martin, the new limited edition luxury super cycle will only be produced in 77 units. Available in 7 sexy color options, the bicycle is equipped with an electronic touchscreen, Tufo Hi-Composite Carbon Tubular tires and a carbon fiber frame and handlebars. Full specs are at the end of this post.

The Aston Martin One-77 Cycle is the world’s most technologically advanced road bicycle. Designed, engineered and built in Britain, the One-77 Cycle features technology and innovations derived from racing car technology, together with the highest levels of fabrication and craftsmanship.

Blue Pearl:

Villa D’Este Blue:

A fully integrated synthesis of cutting edge forms and space age materials, the bicycle has been developed alongside parts for F1™, Le Mans, MOTO GP and some of the world’s fastest road cars. From the outset, the One-77 Cycle was conceived as a training aid for the serious athlete, with a fully integrated, multi-channel ergonometric data recording system that provides a rich, in-depth record of athletic performance.

Spirit Grey:

Copper Fire:

Designed and manufactured by bf1systems, the One-77 Cycle benefits from the cross-pollination of their extensive experience, expertise and devotion to building the very best road bicycle on the market, without compromise.

Bronze Pearl:

Carbon Black:

The One-77 Cycle is a fitting partner for the Aston Martin One-77, the most elegant, sophisticated and powerful road car the company has ever built. Both machines have much in common; a clean sheet design, developed from the ground up to showcase the most extraordinary potential of modern design, craft and engineering.

Limited to just 77 pieces, like the car itself, the One-77 Cycle is available in seven exclusive Aston Martin colours, with hand-stitched trimming of both the saddle and handlebars detailing that mirrors the craftsmanship and quality integral to every Aston Martin road car.

One-77 Cycle Specifications
Bike Highlights

FRAME: Twin vein down tube and seat tube frame made from high strength and high modulus carbon fibre. Embedded electric and hydraulic lines. 7075 CNC machined replaceable rear derailleur hanger

FORK: Double crown carbon fibre forks with integrated hydraulic line and calliper mounting made from high strength and high modulus carbon fibre. 7075 CNC machined inserts

HANDLEBAR: One piece carbon fibre handlebars and integrated stem with internal hydraulic and wire routing made from high strength and high modulus carbon fibre. Stem 85mm, Bars 150mm drop x 77mm reach, 40-42-44-46cm wide

HEADSET: Factor, combined needle roller/angular contact ball bearing
SHIFTERS: Shimano Dura-Ace 7970 Di2 STI, 20 speed
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 braze on
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 SS short cage
CRANKSET: Factor, made from high strength and high modulus carbon fibre 167.5mm, 170mm, 172.5mm, 175mm, 177.5mm, 180mm
CHAINWHEEL: Shimano Dura-Ace, 53/39T
BOTTOM BRACKET: Factor, Titanium shaft, cermic bearings, 90mm width
CHAIN: Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 10-speed
FREEWHEEL: Shimano Dura-Ace 7900 cassette, 12-27T
BRAKE LEVERS: Shimano Dura-Ace 7970 Di2 STI, operating Factor hydraulic master cylinder
BRAKES: Steel hydraulic disc, front – 180mm, rear – 140mm
ELECTRIC SYSTEM: Embedded wiring system, Factor re-chargeable battery pack
LIGHTING: High intensity front LED integrated into control levers, red rear LEDs integrated into seat tube. Operated from switches on control lever housings
HYDRAULIC SYSTEM: Shimano levers connected to Hope V-Twin remote master cylinder mounted in handlebar assembly
SADDLE: Fizik Antares braided rails
SADDLE MOUNT: Factor, shim height adjustable
WHEELSET: 700C Factor front and rear asymmetric wheelset. Factor hubs, ceramic bearings and preload adjustment
TYRES: Tufo Hi-Composite Carbon Tubular 700C-22mm

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