February 25th, 2013 – It’s the top of the week and we’re rounding up five new and noteworthy happenings that are sure to grab your attention. If you’re in or heading to Norway for the Nordic World Ski Championship make sure you make it to the top of the slopes where you’ll be surprised to find an Ice Skyline art instillation created by Marco Nones. On the other side of the globe, in Carlsbad, California, the cool new Legoland Hotel is on the verge of opening its doors. Also noteworthy this week is a citrus-y looking denim shop that has just opened in São Paulo designed by Fernanda Marques and a peak into the EvaGT, Morgan Motor Company’s idea of a stylish fuel economy car.
A new art installation created by Marco Nones and called “Ice Skyline” lays in Pampeago, on the Tresca ski-slope and it opens the curtain on a series of artistic exhibitions scheduled during the Nordic World Ski Championships Trentino Fiemme 2013 that will be on display from February 20th to March 3rd. Photography By Orler Images.
Architect Fernanda Marques created a delightful citrus colored space for John John’s flagship store that has just opened in the cool Rua Oscar Freire, São Paulo The new store is full of vintage furniture, toys, art, and trinkets, which are situated around the premium denim garments. Marques explained that “the idea was to highlight the architectural references in the setting, to provide an indirect and subtle the brand’s identity. Always in an introverted and quiet manner.”
At a time of global warming with a drive towards improved fuel economy the Morgan Motor Company introduces a new concept for a sporting family, the Morgan EvaGT. The Morgan EvaGT makes use of the clever technologies that the Morgan Motor Company has developed to manufacture a lightweight car. Bonded aluminum gives rigidity to the chassis and saves weight. The chassis successfully competes in International GT3 Sports Car Racing and is compliant with European and US safety regulations. The body of the Morgan EvaGT is made from an aircraft technology; super-formed aluminum. Morgan Design understands the unique technical properties of the material and have sculpted a new shape for the Morgan EvaGT. Using the latest computer technology to ensure accuracy in manufacture, the parts are then hand finished making sure they feel as good as they look. The philosophy of the car is lightweight luxury but the model also exhibits authenticity, sustainability and innovation and is made by skilled craftsmen.
Great news for LEGO enthusiasts and every kid under the age of six! This April, the new Legoland Hotel in Carlsbad, California will open its doors to excited park goers. The hotel is not actually made of LEGO’s, obviously, but the hotel is chock full of the beloved blocks, and it lets guests interact with their famed yellow LEGO mini-people in a wide range of LEGO themed rooms. Word on the street is that this one of a kind LEGO hotel is decked out in decorative color blocks with a giant LEGO castle in the lobby and an in-house restaurant that is packed with LEGO chefs and pixellated foods. Awesome.
next time your mechanic friend tells you he’s going to work in the ‘garage’ you might not want to jump to greasy conclusions about his or her working environment. Photographer Richard Pardon captured the garage of the Caterham F1 Team, and this shop is not what you would expect! This garage puts Mr. Clean to shame. The sparkling white warehouse is sectioned off into “U” shaped compartments that each house one vehicle, with surrounding counter space, roll-out tool boxes, and a working desk. After Pardon’s visit to the garage, he said “Forget what you would usually associate with automotive subjects. No grease, oil or tire marks will be found here.”
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