WTF license plates in Hong Kong

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Not sure how the WTF License Plates – Hong Kong group on Facebook started, but it’s there, and its 113-strong members are sharing priceless snapshots of license plates that make them go ‘WTF’. Our favourite plate of the lot? It says ‘LOST’.

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Gravity defying Japanese artist Hironari Kubota

Michael Amter Contributor

By Michael Amter in New Art on Friday 15 February 2013

The gravity defying Japanese artist Hironari Kubota often builds large-scale sculpture designed to spin massive objects in the air. For Studio Kura’s recent Itoshima Arts Farm festival, Kubota created a vast installation for a performance juxtaposing old and new technology by rotating a Mazda automobile with traditional Japanese wood construction.

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Shrouds of Toyota: a photo series by Ed Eckstein

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 8 February 2013

Ed Eckstein’s latest series focuses on an unlikely and often overlooked subject: shrouded cars. His series was shot on the busy streets of Israel, which provide a contrasting background to the bleached tarps covering the cars. This collection of photographs is calming with an almost ghostly atmosphere.

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These fantastic car ads will make you drool

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By Kat Heap in New Design on Tuesday 22 January 2013

This fantastic piece of advertising for BMW caught my eye when trawling through Behance/a> for inspiration. The combination of digital and traditional illustration has created something unique and beautiful, and despite the fact that I don’t even have a drivers licence, it makes me want to own a BMW.

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Toyota ad banned in UK for promoting reckless driving

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Friday 11 January 2013

This Toyota ad was banned in the U.K. for promoting reckless and dangerous driving. The commercial shows a man trapped in a bland videogame-like world before he breaks free from his pixilated life after discovering the new Toyota GT86. Apparently, this ad is a bit too realistic. What do you think?

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SPONSORED: The MINI Countryman

Lost At E Minor Reader Find

By Lost At E Minor in New Products on Friday 16 November 2012

Here at the Lost At E Minor office, we’ve been drooling over the MINI Countryman ever since it was released in Australia. The appropriately named Countryman almost defies belief (almost!), and we’re super buzzed about it. Why? Because we all drive at Lost At E Minor, and we invariably need more room, for this, for that, and for everything in between. The Countryman is more than four meters long, with four doors, four seats (or five if required), and a four wheel drive option to extend the MINI experience off road. So it’s rooooomy. Yup, all the fun of a Hatch in a SUV/FUV.

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Artist Erwin Wurm shows how cars are the modern pets

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By George Hambov in New Art on Wednesday 29 August 2012

I have always been fascinated by the phenomenon of how dogs and their owners start to look alike after a period of time. Erwin Wurm has taken this to the next level with cars. I still believe humans place an indescribable amount of love and affiliation into cars and they have become the modern pet. So you have the modern pet starting to look like its owners; fat, comfort driven and lifestyle obsessed. Such a brilliant representation of decadence.

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Sneakercube: shoe designs by Pawel Nolbert

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By Dean Christ in New Design on Friday 13 April 2012

Love sneakers? Love compacted cars? Then this graphic designer has taken two of your favourite things and mashed them up. Sneakercube is a design project by Pawel Nolbert, who takes his wish list of swagged-out-high-end sneakers from Raf Simmons to Louboutin, and puts them through a process of cubification. There is not much more to it, but the result would make even the squarest person want to rock kicks. For comparison, each cubed sneaker is displayed next to its highly coveted original.

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Foldable BRB Evolution car

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in New Eco on Friday 12 February 2010

This eco-friendly car design by Daniel Bailey is a hybrid model that runs on both electricity and hydrogen. What’s more, it can be folded up to half of its original size, which should help reduce the impact of crowded car parking lots.

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Mercedes Smart Car

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Eco on Friday 16 January 2009

Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to zip around town in a spankin’ new Mercedes? Well, ok, ok, this is not quite the epic car that saturated my childhood dreams, but it’s eco friendly and fuel efficient and available for around US$12,000. Apparently it comes with an ‘exoskeleton’, for better safety, and a 55 MPG […]

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The Aston Martin One 77

Zolton Contributor

By Zolton in New Products on Friday 14 November 2008

Ok, well, we all need to have dreams, and if yours haven’t been that exciting lately, here’s one to wrap your mind around. The Aston Martin One-77 is no mere car, but ‘possibly the world’s most desirable automotive art form’. You want proof? Just look at it! Marek Reichmann and his design team have sculpted the One-77 so that it is still instantly recognisably an Aston Martin, but with hints of a new design language. Aston’s silver door handles and familiar rear lights feature, while the rear haunches are voluptuous and the six-spoke wheels hide huge ceramic brakes. Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez has confirmed that power will come from an artfully-crafted derivative of the company’s existing 6-liter V12, bored and stroked to 7 liters and producing somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 horsepower and 520 lb-ft of torque. Now, that’s some serious grunt.

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Derrick Stembridge Reader Find

By Derrick Stembridge in New Eco on Friday 5 September 2008

The Puyo is an environmentally friendly concept car designed by Honda. The vehicle is ultra-efficient, powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology, and has a unique aesthetic to boot. Literally. The sensual nature of this hydrogen fuel cell car also comes with a sense of transparency from its panoramic windows and intuitive operation. One of the […]

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Peugeot 888

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By Gerry Mak in New Design on Monday 1 September 2008

Norwegian designer Oskar Johansen’s entry into the 2008 Peugot Design Contest is every little boy’s dream come true, a sleek hyper-futuristic vehicle that folds in on itself for easy parking, and is powered via lithium batteries that can be recharged via built-in solar cells. All that’s missing is a laser canon.

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