MIT’s CityCar

Because, you know, we need to improve our ecological footprint and adapt to another innovation. I may be sounding informal at the moment, but it’s difficult sometimes to read about all these new and fabulous innovations/inventions and believe that we will be able to adapt to a new technological base lifestyle in the next 5 to 10 years. Some ideas are plausible, in a sense that they’re realistic, and others just make me giggle inside. One plausible idea is developed from MIT’s Media Lab. They designed a vehicle that’s sustainable in an urban environment. The car can travel 200 miles and fold up to maximize space while not in use. It’s also really light ( less than 1,000 pounds) and is battery-electric. I can definitely see these cars in suburbs where people travel short distances in their cars because there aren’t any sidewalks to even walk on. I’m not quite sure about the idea of putting these cars in the city. Everything is so cramped and quick that these cars can fly away if they could if they were to be hit by a 10,000 pound truck. But, there are many good points to these vehicles.

  • Change our typical idea of traveling (which is still back to the Henry Ford era) and get us to unconscionably ride a more ecologically approved method.
  • You can charge it. Better than pumping in oil and breathing in what could possibly be the death of us.
  • “Network robots”- this includes GPS and other “smart” ideas
  • Easy parking. Good for time and nature.
  • These cars will have their own roads. Similar to a bicycle path.
  • More to come …

Article about these CityCars from Metropolis Magazine.

Michael’s Garden by Michael Trapp

View more of this project or others by Michael Trapp by visiting HERE

Real Estate – Paddington, Australia

Why shouldn’t we do a bit of real estate shopping every so often? There is this fabulous contemporary house in the suburbs of Australia and I have to share it. Words cannot describe the beauty of this house so I’ll let the pictures speak to you.

For more information on the house please visit HERE

Robert Austin Gonzalez

Recently, I’ve been seeing a lot of colours, accessories, and clusters of “stuff” in my house and all over the internet that I really needed to look at something cleaner and organized. Robert Austin Gonzalez is an interior designer from New York and he cleverly disguises storage area or spaces into a beautiful modern room. Before he started using his name as a brand he started off manufacturing furniture during 1994 and then went to design his own custom residential furniture in 2002. During this time which he created custom furniture he quickly went into designing interiors and renovation. By 2006 he decided to brand himself as an interior designer.

It’s difficult to not love art with function.

Designing the Dream Closet

In my closet I would have the essentials, walk-in, tons of shelves, a table to organize the clothes that I might possibly wear that day, a large mirror to look at myself, chandelier, a comfy chair and the best sets of surround sound stereos. Too much?

Paula Abdul’s closet

Mariah Carey’s shoe closet

My favourite out of them all

Gerard Butler’s New York Apartment

I recently had a peek at the Architectural Digest while I was at Shoppers Drug Mart and I was stunned by the main article in the May 2010 issue. Gerard Butler’s N.Y. apartment is absolutely gorgeous! It screams out creativity, detail, baroque era, Gothic, rustic, classic, and “Am I actually in a N.Y. apartment?”. The pictures are incredible and they compliment the apartment very well. One day, I’d like to stand in front of those large doors.

All pictures are from Architectural Digest. Architecture by Alexander Gorlin Architects/Interior Design by Elvis Restaino/ Photography by Durston Saylor

Your Majesty

I’m in love with the elegant and superior look of the Victorian time. Fine details on everything, stone exterior, large entry into the house, beautiful landscape and overflowing drapery. Everything seems so much more sophisticated than the 21st century. To be honest, if I had to be classy all the time I don’t think I’d have much fun.

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