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.
There was a time when passenger airplanes wore more sophisticated outfits than they do these days.
The Verizon IndyCar series unveiled a new logo today, however, it looked a little bland. Uninspiring. Not lilac enough. Clip-arty. So, we fixed it.
Art can be judged on an almost infinite number of criteria from technical skill, monetary value, importance in an artist’s body of work, etc. The best criteria, we feel, is judging art based on how it makes you feel. When viewed in that context, the art created by Ornamental Conifer (aka Nicolai Sclater) is awesome.…
Cities can learn a lot from Copenhagen’s multimodal ways. But how about this inspiring piece of infrastructure from the Danish city: Instead of simply adding a frilly statue to mark its harbor’s entrance, this bridge incorporates housing and provides a stunning vista for tourists and residents alike.
When automakers don’t get it right, they really, don’t get it right. From small interior tidbits to catastrophic mechanical failures, these are the ten worst automotive design flaws that our readers have experienced.
Believe it or not, there was a time not that long ago when modifying a Porsche for any reason was considered a travesty. Keep in mind that this is at a time when most Porsches, 911s and 356s alike, were worth a fraction of what they are today. One of the men who changed the Porsche community’s perception of the…
Norwegian shipping company Simon Møkster Shipping got a brand new offshore platform supply vessel back in August. That might not mean anything to you, but the ship’s bridge is the first to tout a new type of ergonomic design created Rolls-Royce–and it looks like an amazing place to work.
The idea of a track day car, something designed solely to go as fast as possible on a track with almost no restrictions placed on the designer, is something that entered the automotive world’s collective conscience some time in the late nineties. They’ve always been the province of the more money than sense crowd, but…
Spacesuits of the future are going to do much more than just keep us alive–they’re going to make us look damn good. Because clearly, the most important thing when landing on other planets is that we look extra cool doing it.
The 1980s were a golden era for road racing both in the United States and Europe. The fields of cars were incredibly varied and competitive, the action was close, and the cars were FAST. No car was more dominant in endurance racing during this period than the legendary Porsche 962. Most race cars now have a…
People don’t often realize it, but the design of every high-end bicycle is shaped, one way or another, by the governing body of bike racing, the Union Cycliste Internationale. This is what bikes might look like if their rulebook didn’t exist.
What if you could look up any automotive designer and actually see, not just read about, the vehicles for which they were responsible?
The retrofuturism movement among American car companies in the early 2000s spawned some truly awful looking cars, chief among them was of course the Chrysler PT Cruiser. The PT Cruiser, and by extension the Chevy HHR, became the wayback machines of choice for boomers desperately looking for any way to relive their…
In the same 1953 issue of Popular Science that I found those trucks you can happily be run over by, I also came upon this small story about a proposal to use fake, 2D cutouts of cop cars to dissuade speeders. Not too weird, right? Except the article also suggests putting real cop cars behind the fake ones.
Derek Jenkins is Design Director at Mazda. He’s a designer whose work I respect a great deal, partially because he did VW’s amazing 2001 Microbus Concept when he worked there. But according to his LinkedIn profile, he’s just left that position to be Vice President of Design for “Stealth Project.” What’s going on here?
Airports and cities don’t get along for a few specific reasons—namely, air pollution, noise pollution, and plain old risk. As such, some designers think that a future of increased urban density could be an opportunity to mix things up. This concept for a new airport in downtown Stockholm is simply mixed up.
Airplanes used to be luxurious things, laden with fine china and unlimited wine. But over the years, the glory of flying has faded—giving way to broken technology (frustrating), bruised knees (painful), terrible smells (actually dangerous!). Yet, somehow, someone has figured out a way to make things worse.
Our minds have been trained to identify a common shape or design of what a car should be. In the past, automakers have played around with that idea. Here’s what they have come up with.