March 1st, 2013 – This week was full of happenings. The International Geneva Motor Show began, which has sent car enthusiasts into a frenzy as auto makers are unveiling all their new models. Over in Paris, Fashion Week kicked off with a bang as designers unveiled their spring/summer 2013 collections. In the middle of these epic events that drive a lot of attention and hype, there are some pretty cool stuff that sometimes gets missed. Here’s a roundup of other cool things that happened this week worth knowing about.
ZDDZ Unveiled their Spring/Summer 2013 Collection
UK based fashion house ZDDZ, presented their new collection this week full of one of a kind oversize jackets. The collections of large jackets and blazers are decorated with abstract bold art. The garment makers are remixing urban impressions into a new angle of sophistication. The marriage of eccentric and refined qualities is the ceremony that defines the designs.
Volkswagen XL1 car going from concept to real life
This week, Volkswagen has announced that their XL1 Concept car is now going into production. That’s right, the life imitating art. The XL1 has taken over 10 years of developing and has cool spaceship-like doors, carbon body similar to a race car, and stunning looks. The car will weigh only 1741 lbs, with 261 MPG and some high tech attributes. We commend VW for working towards the future of transpiration design!
Your Last Shot Project by Frieke Janssens
Slightly morbid but still noteworthy: Your Last Shot’ is your very last portrait. A serene and fearless portrait that will be taken of you now and that one day will be used to remember you by on your grave. Why would you have someone else choose a picture for you that you would have untagged yourself from? Your ‘last portrait’ will be finished in porcelain, so that it actually can be used when the time has come. Meanwhile: have a great life. ‘Your last shot’ is a limited project.
Stewie starting the weekend early
Stewie Griffin is always up to no good. Conceptual photographer CERO was caught Stewie waking up in the gutter after a rough night out, blanky in tote.
Rhino Shield: The Impact Resistant Screen Protector
The Rhino Shield protects your iPhone, iPad, Android mobile and tablet screens against impact. Rhino Shield is a patent pending and custom formulated polymer created by Evolution Labs. Their specially designed shock-damping layer is able to take at least 5 times the impact energy of Gorilla Glass 2 on its own thanks to their unique polymer technology. The team is in funding mode, trying to raise money to get these bad boys on the production line. Get over to their Kickstarter page to help.
Altura ATX8 Pro V2 Drone Camera
The photography industry is making headway on the first drone cameras designed to capture Ariel photography and video to get some spectacular shots! These are the first shots of the Altura ATX8 Pro V2, which has been developed by Dutch photographer Nico Alsemgeest. Another making headway in the unmanned flying camera department is DARPA with their 1.8 Gigapixel Drone Camera Could See You Waving At It From 15,000 Feet. Photograph of the drone captured by Aart Bergsma