It’s a nice idea: hook up a vintage Volkswagen Karmann Ghia with Arduino so it can monitor social media buzz and literally run on tweets, hashtags, views and likes. It’s part of an exercise by non-profit MindDrive to engage at-risk youth by getting them to convert the Karmann Ghia car into an electric car. Hmm, […]
This can only happen in Dubai: ridiculously expensive luxury cars are being dumped in droves at carparks and roads. Apparently the odd phenomenon stems from both expatriates and locals who flee the city in a hurry to avoid having to pay off their massive bank loans.
When the cast of car-racing sequel Fast & Furious 6 — Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Gina Carano and Luke Evans — learnt just how expensive cars cost in Singapore in an interview, they reacted rather, er, appropriately. You just have to see the look on Rodriguez’s face for yourself, while Vin Diesel started an anti-car […]
For those of you with a quirky sense of humor, this DIY project is the perfect touch for your next date. Just imagine all the wonderful looks of surprise or distaste you’ll earn with this fantastic screwdriver key. Everyone will think you stole your own car. The instructions are easy, so get started before you actually need […]
Apart from sticky Post-Its, the humble sheet of paper seems to be drifting swiftly out of mainstream use, thanks to iPads, iPhones, y’know, the general digital revolution. Which isn’t a bad thing. What it’s lacking in functionality has been swapped in for novelty value, so I was happy to see writing material getting a cool […]
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]