“The QBracelet has the fashionable look and feel of a jewelry piece before anything else – even if it didn’t charge your phone, it stands as a fashion accessory based on its style and design alone,” said Alessandro Libani, co-founder and COO of Q Designs. “We conceptualized the QBracelet based on the idea that every useful object should also be a beautiful object, and we believe that merging technology with fashion in smart ways will push the fashion industry forward.”
Lightweight, elegant and crafted from the highest quality materials, the QBracelet premier collection is available in brushed and matte black, polished and matte silver, and polished gold and comes in small, medium and large. Consumers can pre-order for $79 USD at Qdesigns.co.
The striking vehicle is powered by a hybrid drivetrain that pairs a KERS system with a combustion engine to produce 1,200 horsepower. Graduating from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Raeli replaced the iconic V12 with a 900 horsepower twin-turbo V8 setup (paired with the 300 horsepower KERS system
Garret Cord Werner have designed a contemporary home near Vancouver, Canada.
The architecture & interiors of this new home design by Garret Cord Werner represents a high quality of new construction on a modest budget.
Over 20 ft. high concrete walls frame the dramatic entry into the home that features a floating open riser staircase. The home was designed to maximize light & to make one feel as much a part of the forest surrounding the home as possible.
Oversized sliding glass doors & clear story windows are used to reinforce this inside-out relationship to the garden.
Upstairs, a signature feature of our work is what we call a sky garden. This is an exterior garden that is enclosed & open to the sky. It provides a private green space & a wonderful light filled experience that is not expected on an upper floor.
Design: Garret Cord Werner
Builder: Werner Construction
Photography by Benjamin Benschneider and Garret Cord Werner
E/L STUDIO have recently completed the conversion of an 1800′s horse stable into the Naylor Court Studio/Residence in Washington, DC.
An 1800’s horse stable is transformed from an empty shell on a neglected alley into a classic shop-house with architect’s storefront studio and living quarters above. The studio is a void set back from the alley by an interstitial zone separating entrances for work and home.
A rolling gate and folding glass wall spanning the width of the old carriage opening enables the interior to open completely to the street and expands the space from alley to garden in warm months for events. A narrow volume containing stairs and storage frames the interior, creating a buffer to the residence. A floating volume on the second level contains baths and kitchen.
Structural reinforcement in the ceiling is accentuated with a series of coves which define the public area. A skylight above the stairs brings light to both levels by means of a translucent box.
Much of the historic character of the stable is preserved and highlighted including exposed heavy timber structure, masonry and horse tether rings.
Design: E/L STUDIO
Photography by Pepper Watkins
Recognized with the prestigious iF product design award 2014, the revolutionary SpreadTHAT is the answer to an annoying household problem – hardened butter from the refrigerator. The lightweight knife is the first self-warming butter knife to work without electricity, it features a cutting-edge design and is made from highly efficient thermal conductive titanium to transmit heat from your hand to the blade of the knife, making spreading hard butter a breeze.
The guys bringing us the Quant E-Sportlimousine Concept have figured out a way to harness the power of salt water to run four electric motors, giving this car an incredible 912 horsepower and a range of nearly 400 miles. Forget that the car is gorgeous (you’ll barely be able to see it when it tops out at 235 mph) and just revel in the sheer awesomeness of a car producing that much power from seawater alone.
The AMG 6.0- litre V12 biturbo engine, with an output of 621 hp and 738 lb-ft of torque, is unique in its segment, as is the AMG sports suspension, based on Magic Body Control with curve tilting function and Road Surface Scan. The S65 AMG Coupe accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.0 seconds and has a top speed of 186 mph (electronically limited). Orders can be placed for the S65 AMG Coupe in the coming weeks, and the United States market launch is planned for the end of 2014