Behold the Airbus Pop.Up Flying Vehicle Concept.
A vision of modular megacity transit by the aircraft manufacturer (in collaboration with Italdesign) which envisages the rolling/flying passenger pods interacting with rail, subway and hyperloops to create a ‘seamlessly integrated mobility solution’.
We want to believe.
Ceramic sculptures by Jennifer McCurdy inspired by the symmetries and asymmetries of nature – from conch shells to burst milkweed pods – finished in sea-bleached white, some lined with 23 karat gold leaf and designed to incorporate the reflection and shadows of ambient light.
‘SeedS’ designed by Karl Lenton of Burr Lenton Architecture are ‘mobile therapy spaces’ for prison inmates. The egg-like pods (featuring sound dampening, smooth surfaces, no potential ‘ligature points’ and an escape hatch opposite the main door) are modular and can be assembled in 30 minutes.
The Seeds are already being used to provide inmate healthcare at Leeds Prison.
A burial concept by Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel.
Egg shaped pods containing the deceased, buried beneath (and subsequently providing a nutrient source for) the tree of their choice. Such interments are illegal in Italy but Citelli and Bretzel are campaigning for a change in the law.
In fairness, if you can get key scenes from Invasion of The Bodysnatchers out of your head, there are worse ways to return to dust.
In the Sunday Times yesterday it was announced that POD closed the doors of Crawdaddy and Tripod over the weekend.
The 24,000 sq.ft Harcourt Street complex is being let to the consortium of people behind Flannery’s Pub and it was suggested that the POD complex would become a large nightclub to compete with nearby Copper Face Jack’s. The Odeon Bar beside POD has also closed down.
Tripod, Crawdaddy and The Lower Deck venues close (Nialler9)
Meanwhile, over at lecool…
Get your share on here.
The MicroPod: £10,890 from from UK company Pod Space: 2.5m x 2.0m, beechwood interior, underfloor heating, self cleaning glass.
Throw in a pizza slot and a urinal. Then we’ll talk.