Of all the Nissan Z cars, arguably two endure the most today: the original 240Z, and the sleek and twin-turbocharged Z32 300ZX of the 1990s. And the designer of that car, Toshio Yamashita, wasn’t just content to design rad cars back in the day. He’s been helping teach the art of car design to the next generation, so…
Are you familiar with “restomod” aesthetic? It’s when an old car is restored with modern goodies like power windows and LED lights. In some ways it feels like the 2017 Dodge Challenger, one of the last decidedly retro new cars left, is the ultimate restomod. It’s really just missing a few key pieces.
Former Nissan designer Yoshihiko Matsuo is the hero we need right now: a true believer in designing fun cars for the common man. His legendary 240Z went on to spawn an entire lineage of Datsun and Nissan Z cars. Yet Matsuo’s bosses at Nissan corporate thought he was insane for even suggesting a car like the first Z.…
Acura believes that awkward looks—not drivetrain, features or anything else—were what kept buyers from flocking to the TLX reports Automotive News. So, for their refreshed TLX, ditching the giant silver jaw-thing was priority number one. Thank goodness.
Building something as complex as a car is an expansive collaborative effort calling on people with diverse backgrounds. There is, of course, the engineers designing the actual mechanics, but there are also the aesthetic and tactile elements that affect how you experience the car, each carefully chosen by designers.
No generation falls for the same cars as their parents. Wagons and minivans fell out of favor as soon as the children of those eras grew up. No luxury buyer is after a giant land yacht these days. Cadillac wants you to think of it as more than just your grandma’s big, lazy brougham, and that’s why this race car is…
The world is quickly turning towards an era where nothing stands to survive traumatizing, unexpected change seemingly for the sake of change. For some damn reason, the Aston Martin logo design, the most inconic of which a winged beauty that has graced time unchallenged, is seemingly at risk.
Can’t decide what color Lexus to get? With the company’s one-of-a-kind LIT IS sedan, you can choose a different color, design, and even animation every morning as you head off to work. Instead of paint, the vehicle is covered in 41,999 programmable LEDs turning it into a giant, rolling display.
A public backlash has emerged in Norway in response to a proposed police uniform that’s been compared to outfits worn by science fiction villains and totalitarian dictators.
For top runners, like the elite specimens competing in the Olympics, every last thing you wear needs to be engineered for comfort and speed. So Nike and Zeiss took inspiration from human anatomy for a new pair of sunglasses that wrap around an athlete’s head.
Man, I am just so tired of my furniture resting on something as predictable as the floor. Sick of conventional couches and daybeds on which to have boring naps. Good thing these mini robots weavers that can build gravity-defying structures exist.
It looks like somebody at Faraday Future liked the look of Toyotas, or at least their concepts. The maybe-Tesla challenger has hired Toyota’s studio chief designer, Jin Won Kim, to head up exterior design.
Way back in 2008 BMW revealed an especially outlandish concept car called the GINA Light Visionary Model that traded metal body panels for a flexible lycra-like fabric wrapped around the vehicle. It wasn’t exactly pretty, which makes it harder to understand why Puma would use it as inspiration for a new shoe.
Over the last two decades, a new type of building has invaded New York City: The super skinny supertall known as a “super-slender.” This new generation of skyscrapers range from 50 to 100 stories, are almost uniformly filled with luxury housing—and some are wedged into the city with astoundingly tiny 45-feet-wide…
Mother Teresa? Gandhi? It doesn’t matter how nice or upstanding a human being you might be, the second you plunk yourself down in a chair made from the remains of a Boeing 737's massive jet engine, you’ll immediately be mistaken for a comic book-caliber supervillain. Whether or not that’s a bad thing is up to you.
In 1991, Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM was forced into bankruptcy and a split into four independent companies. By 2015, it had fully risen from the ashes to become the best-selling European bike brand. How did that happen? One word: KISKA.
Whether they’re selling tickets to orbit or making sure the science funding keeps flowing, rocket companies and space agencies alike have a vested interest in getting the public jazzed about the cosmic beyond. So it’s no surprise that we’re now entering a golden age of space tourism propaganda—one that’s bringing back…
Just outside the North East boundary of Tokyo’s Yamanote Line, is one of the megapolis’ oldest undeveloped urban areas. As one of the last stations on the Tokyo Metro’s Hibiya Line, Kita-Senju holds particular favor for the urban explorer, with many old buildings, local restaurants, and fascinating locals.