Showing posts from May, 2016

BMW Cruise M Bike Limited Edition

[ #inspiration #BMW ] BMW Cruise M Bike Limited Edition is a core stylistic element of the bike is its Long Beach Blue metallic paint finish, which matches the official colour of the BMW M2 Coupe. Like the M2 Coupe, the BMW Cruise M Bike Limited Edition – which will be produced in a limited run of 1,500 units – boasts exceptional dynamics and agility. The bike cuts a powerful figure thanks to the hydro-formed aluminium frame’s distinctive “bullneck” – reminiscent of the tank position on a motorcycle – and its clear transitions in form. The bike’s striking design concept is complemented by high-quality technical components, which generate a special feeling on the road. The carbon seat post and spacer ensure the BMW Cruise M Bike Limited Edition is a light yet also a strong device. With larger wheels (now 28 inches), a 30-gear system and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, it has all the tools to deliver the last word in riding pleasure – on straight roads and twisty or hilly routes alike.

Miyahata Jomon Museum

[ #inspiration #Architecture ] Drawing inspiration from the Jomon period, Architecture studio Furuichi and Associates has completed a museum featuring a multi-faceted roofscape designed to evoke the inside of a cave. The Jomon ruins excavated in Miyahata, in the Fukushima Prefecture, made it mandatory to build a museum that could accommodate the research, investigation, exhibition and educational needs of the Jomon studies. Furuichi and Associates architecture firm conceived a building that faces and interpret some of these significant ruins. The Jomon Period – around 100 B.C. – was a significant period in early Japanese history, where people lived as hunters and gathered in the northeast area of Japan, and there have been many significant findings and studies related to the Jomon people over the past 20 years. In a beautiful natural landscape, the museum has a massive roof structure that lays on concrete walls and is made of a timber roof construction. Inspiration came from the c

Aston Martin Unveils Vanquish Zagato Concept

[ #Automotive #inspiration #AstonMartin ] Aston Martin has teamed up with Italian design-house Zagato to conceived the astonishing Vanquish Zagato Concept. The Vanquish Zagato Concept is the fifth car to emerge from a collaboration that stretches back over five decades, pairing Aston Martin’s acclaimed sporting, dynamic and material qualities with Zagato’s signature design language. From the iconic DB4 GT Zagato of 1960 through to the V12 Vantage Zagato of 2011, every collaboration has accentuated key aspects of Aston Martin’s design journey and brought them together with Zagato’s own race-inspired design language. The result is a group of four sports cars that represent some of Aston Martin’s most avant-garde expressions. The Vanquish Zagato Concept was designed in close collaboration between the Aston Martin Design team led by Marek Reichman and Andrea Zagato and his dedicated design team in Milan. Developed and engineered at Aston Martin’s headquarters in Gaydon, England the

Chicago Skyline aerial cable car

[ #inspiration #Chcago #Travel ] Architecture firms Davis Brody Bond and Marks Barfield Architects have teamed up to design the ‘Chicago Skyline‘, an aerial cable car attraction linking Navy Pier, the Chicago Lakefront, the Riverwalk running alongside the Chicago River, and downtown Chicago. The Chicago Skyline is a sophisticated, environmentally friendly aerial cable car that will be a unique urban experience. Marks Barfield Architects, designers of the hugely successful London Eye, and Davis Brody Bond have designed state-of-the-art, custom-designed passenger pods or ‘gondolas’, that will enable visitors to appreciate the city’s lakefront, skyline and world-class architecture in a completely new way. In the tradition of the early Loop, the City Beautiful movement, and generations of Chicago skyscrapers, the Skyline blends modern engineering with deeply rooted architectural values. The Skyline was inspired by practical need, in this case connecting the cultural and recreational