Posts Tagged ‘Transportation’

1:1 Model Kits

February 24, 2010 Leave a comment

Michael Johansson’s sculptures ‘some assembly required’ and ‘toys ‘r’ us’ see the swedish artist turn real forms of transport into 1:1 model kits. Pieces from each vehicle are fastened together by a welded tubular frame and painted a uniform color.

Toys ‘r’ us – Dinghy (scale 1:1, 2006)
‘A boat and related equipment are joined together in a welded metal frame. Everything is painted in a unifying plastic layer to resemble the surface of a model kit. The real boat is transformed into a model of itself, and its original purpose has given way to something else.’

Some Assembly Required – Crescent (scale 1:1, 2007)
‘As a child I was fascinated building models. I remember breaking off the pieces from the surrounding plastic sticks that were leftover from the casting process and subsequently gluing the pieces back together in the right order by following the instruction manual. A real bike is turned back into a space of imagination. By this I wanted to address the similarities between different contexts and spin concepts such as size and belonging.’


Motorcycle rocking horse

October 3, 2009 Leave a comment


This fantastic creation is from German designer Felix Götze, who has created this rocking horse from old motorcycle parts. Apparently it’s for a little kid who is fascinated by choppers coming out of a workshop opposite his house. It also features pinstripe detail by artist Thomas Weber.


Audi R8 advert

September 14, 2009 Leave a comment

Brilliant new advert for the new V10 Audi R8.

An advert only car lovers will get!!

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics supercar concept

September 4, 2009 Leave a comment


BMW’s vehicle of the future is the Vision EfficientDynamics concept, a low carbon plug-in hybrid supercar aimed at the premium end of the market.

The vehicle is powered by a three-cylinder turbo diesel engine supported by two electric motors and can do 0-60mph in 4.8 seconds.

The vehicle really excels in its emissions output. While running on diesel, the vehicle has a consumption of 3.76 litres per 100 kilometres or around 99 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

What matters to most people is the day to day use. The vehicle can be used in an electric mode only, which can be recharged through its plug-in module. In its electric mode, the vehicle stores the energy on its lithium polymer cells, which allow it to drive for 50km (31 miles) on a single charge. This can be extended a bit thanks to its regenerative braking system.

I must admit that it is a fantastic looking vehicle with an interior designed to use as many natural materials as it can. The vehicle has been optimized in both its drag coefficient and its weight, which has been reduced and redistributed to maximize energy efficiency and improve driveability.

As a final touch, both the roof and door inserts become opaque to reduce the amount of glare coming into the vehicle – quite a nice perk.

A fantastic glimpse into the future for the environmentally conscious supercar owner!!!