Saturday, 28 January 2012

Super Cool Retro Laptop!

This may look like a Victorian music box, but inside this intricately hand-crafted wooden case lives a Hewlett-Packard ZT1000 laptop that runs both Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux. It features an elaborate display of clockworks under glass, engraved brass accents, claw feet, an antiqued copper keyboard and mouse, leather wrist pads, and customized wireless network card. The machine turns on with an antique clock-winding key by way of a custom-built ratcheting switch made from old clock parts. (Made by Datamancer)

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Thursday, 19 January 2012

New Street Fighter X Video!

Screen Shots and the Coolest trailor for Street Fighter X Tekken.

 Having worked out the original arcade conversions for Spectrum and Amiga in 1987 I have a particular interest in what this legendary game has to offer. Street Fighter and Tekken series' stalwarts Ryu, Chun-Li, Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams headline a memorable cast of your favorite fighters in a tag battle dream match for the ages! Street Fighter X Tekken (SFXT) is a 2 vs. 2 tag team-based fighting game where players can freely tag in and out between partners. The game promises to marry the styles of both a 2D and 3D fighting game for a fresh take on the genre!

Fans from each series will also be able to play with either Street Fighter's traditional 6 button layout or Tekken's 4 button layout!

Players who are new to either series will be able to join in on the fun with an easy-to-understand battle system that promises excitement and countless hours of fun.

Pre Order your copy here: Street Fighter X Tekken: Special Edition

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Ferrari Dino Concept!

Check out this awesome design for a new Ferrari Dino by Ugur Sahin.
As Ugur Sahin explains “the goal was to create a car that feels stylish, modern, dynamic and organic while staying true to the original design language of the Ferrari Dino and Ferrari brand in general.”
“The main characteristic of the Dino Concept design is the way it looks similar to the original Dino. With very round styling elements around the wheelbases and its cockpit, it looks retro and modern at the same time.”

Ugur Sahin is an automotive and industrial designer. He currently works for Netherlands-based Modesi.
He also works as a freelance designer in the 3D graphics and art fields – mainly with 3DStudio MAX and Final Render.
Check out his fantastic designs here: UgurSahin

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Very Strange Homes

Check out these odd homes I found...

Gangster House (Archangelsk, Russia)

Though incomplete, the “Gangster House” is believed to be the world's tallest wooden house, soaring thirteen floors to reach 144 feet (about half the size of London’s Big Ben). The homeowner or gangster, Nikolai Sutyagin, had all intentions of finishing the construction but his dream went on hold when he got locked up behind bars for his third jail sentence. Now out of jail and out of money, the ex-convict lives at the bottom of this precarious tower of wood.

Upside-Down House (Syzmbark, Poland)

This upside down design seems totally nonsensical–but that is exactly the message the Polish philanthropist and designer, Daniel Czapiewski, was trying to send. The unstable and backward construction was built as a social commentary on Poland’s former Communist era. The monument is worth a trip be it for a lesson in history or balance.

Pod House (New Rochelle, New York)

We assumed this oddball home was UFO-inspired, but it turns out the weed Queen Anne’s lace is where it got it's roots. Its thin stems support pods with interconnecting walkways.
Floating Castle (Ukraine)

Supported by a single cantilever, this mysterious levitating farm house belongs in a sci-fi flick. It’s claimed to be an old bunker for the overload of mineral fertilizers but we’re sure there’s a better back story . . . alien architects probably had a hand in it.
Wozoco Apartments (Amsterdam-Osdorp, Holland)

A zoning law and blueprint flub were the inspiration for this apartment complex. Dutch housing regulations require apartment construction to provide a certain amount of daylight to their tenants–but MVRDV architects forgot to plan for that. Their solution? To hang thirteen of the 100 units off the north facade of the block. The ingenious design saves ground floor space and allows enough sunlight to enter the east or west facade.