Saturday, July 31, 2010
Tuner : Alex Witkin
Basic Car : Subaru Impreza WRC 2002
Power : 403 hp
Bodykit : C-West bodykit
Bumper : APR carbon-fiber air splitters
Other : installed a remote map selector, a test and up pipe and a high-performance boost controller all straight from the Turbo XS catalog, To mix quality-fed fuel into the chambers, Witkin fit in a dual Walbro high-flow fuel pump, and customized and flow tested 780cc fuel injectors
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
The Landau carriage was converted into a camera obscura in 2003 by Rodney Graham, the most celebrated artists in the history of Canadian art.
The camera obscura, which produces an image that is upside down and reversed, was an influential precursor to the modern, multi-lens camera. During the late 1500s to 1800s, the camera obscura was used as a model for explaining human vision and it stood as a model, in both rational and empiricist thought, of how observation leads to truthful inferences about the world. It was widely used as an instrument of scientific inquiry, artistic practice, and popular entertainment
Unveiled on June 25, 2003, this sculpture is the first work of art to be commissioned for the campus of University of British Columbia since 1976.
Millennial Time Machine is housed at a concrete and glass structure designed by a Vancouver based architecture firm Fast+Epp at the south-west corner of Main Mall and Memorial Road on the campus of the University.
The camera obscura focuses on a young sequoia tree that will grow to maturity. The tree and location are also meant to raise ideas about the university as a place where knowledge, technologies, and histories are constructed, and how this information is passed to generations of students.
You can learn more about the Landau carriage pavilion at Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery of the University of British Columbia.
Monday, July 26, 2010
The ZDX‘s sportiness is emphasised by the flowing ranks, the promptly roofline, concealed rear door handles and daring fender flares. While the gumboot is sizeable with corner for abundance of luggage, its all-goblet make is a continuation of the uniqueness of the thought car. Signing off the outer are 9-strut 20-inch wheels and dual chrome tailpipes.
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The engine is an all-aluminium VTEC V6 is knotted to a a 6-speed automatic transmission and Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD). The production ZDX goes onto dealership floors this autumn in the US.Size of the ZDX model is 4.89m long, 1.99m thick and has a wheelbase of 2.75m. On the other hand the BMW X6, the adjoining competitor to the ZDX dealings 4.88m in segment, is 1.98m wide and its wheelbase is 2.93m.
Premium leather upholstery skin on the seats and the hand-stitched leather dash adds to the vehicle’s propose skill. Although not as obvious as in the X6, the Acura‘s rear seats also accommodate only two. A third persona may take the inner area but not very comfortably. Comfort and shelter technologies contain the Acura Navigation System with Voice Recognition, Bluetooth connectivity, a blind-blemish information scheme and a rear camera.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
And hopefully, I will continue showcasing similar inspirational and out of box creation from the other parts of the world in my upcoming articles.
The Boston Consulting GroupInterior Design by: Carr Design Group Pty Ltd
The Boston Consulting Group is one of the world’s leading management consulting firms.This work environment for BCG aims to provide a contemporary design solution that fosters and nurtures this thinking while representing the company’s workplace culture to visitors and clients.
Located in iconic 101 Collins Street Melbourne, the brief for the two level, 2000m2 tenancy is unique, in that there was a clear requirement for a greater percentage of closed versus open plan areas yet providing the flexibility to reconfigure teams without the need for costly external assistance.
Calder Woodburn Rest Station, MelbourneDesign by: BKK Architects
The rest station marks a point on the journey, providing a place for pausing and place for reflection. The roof serves as both shelter and sing in the landscape.
Norton Rose (Deacons) MelbourneArchitecture Firm: CARR Design
At the Norton Rose (Deacons) Melbourne, a prominent law firm, floors featuring the colors green, fuschia, purple and orange have successfully rewritten the rulebook on what it means to be a contemporary law practice in fast changing times.
Level EightArchitecture Firm: Collins Towers
This design of Level Eight creates a flexible workplace environment that enables interaction and reflection in a holistic yet exotic interior.
Pinnacles Desert DiscoveryInterior Design Firm: Freeman Ryan Design
The Pinnacles Desert Discovery visitor centre provides interpretive and visitor facilities for tourists to the world-famous limestone formations of Numbung National Park. Freeman Ryan Design developed and designed the exhibition space within the new centre. The displays includes specimens of local flora and fauna, graphics, photographs and multimedia; custom finishes were developed for the displays to reflect the colours and textures of the area’s natural surroundings.
University of South Australia Future Learning SpaceDesign by: Woods Bagot
The task came to Woods Bagot with the ambition of creating a learning environment for the newly created combined ‘Foundation Studies’ in engineering. And that a was really successful mission.
MKTInterior Design by: Henry Francis Design
The 77m2 space for MKT, a marketing and communications company transformed a small shell into a dynamic, contemporary workspace. The bold yet feminine space reflects the sophistication and individuality of the company, with Art Deco-inspired geometric forms and bold colors.