Category Archives: Design

The Jaguar E-Type Zero – lighter and faster than the 1968 Series 1.5 Roadster on which it is modelled – has an all-electric (zero-emissions) engine capable of 0-100km/h in 5.5 seconds.

Other modifications by Jaguar Land Rover Classic include LED headlamps and revised instrumentation based on the original 1968 layout.

The prototype was unveiled in London last weekend to gauge interest in production and, presumably, remind customers that after 2020, Jaguar Land Rover will cease making petrol and diesel engined cars altogether.

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Behold the all-new 7,541-piece Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon – the biggest LEGO set ever.

With insane levels of detail, the ship can be configured to match its appearance in The Empire Strikes Back or the films of the latest trilogy and comes with ten minifigs from both periods, including old and young Han Solo.

If €799 seems a bit steep, it’s worth remembering that this set’s predecessor, released in 2007 (and with 2000 fewer pieces), regularly changes hands for over a grand on eBay..

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Comparative studies taken from a 2014 book chronicling an ongoing 20 year project by Dutch conceptual artist and photographer Hans Eijkelboom showing how, at least in terms of street apparel, we are more victims of a homogenised transnational monoculture than we like to think.

More here.

People of the 21st Century (Hans Eijkelboom, Phaidon)

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Tenkawa Fishing Cabin – cantilevered out of the grey bedrock at the edge of Mount Omine in Japan – a concrete cuboid with a liner layout (master bedroom, guestroom, kitchen, bathroom and living area) split by an internal plywood partition with spectacular views of the river at one end and the mountain at the other.

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