Posts Tagged ‘ transport ’

The New Tube for London


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Mayor of London, Boris Johnson revealed the design and brand experience consultancy priestmangoode’s new vision for the underground tube. Working with transport for London (TFL), the next generation of deep level trains will operate from 2022 at newly modified piccadilly, Bakerloo, central and Waterloo & city line stations for more than 40 years. The 250 built will be capable of fully automatic operation but will have a driver on board when first introduced. The designs reflects the contemporary culture and architectural landmarks of the city, whilst staying true to the british transport’s style heritage. The stations platforms feature a step-free walk-through system that increases commuters’ safety by opening seamlessly with the train’s doors. The carriages include wider entrances to facilitate quicker turnaround times and also an increased capacity. Inside, the cars have an updated air-cooler to provide a more fresh traveling experience and has digital screens to display live news feeds from the TFL. The interior uses natural finishes and materials to ensure a comfortable commute, and includes a color palette of charcoal, warm grey and oxblood that represents the underground DNA.

Naturally Clicquot Bottle Cover


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Veuve Clicquot has come up with a new form of innovative packaging made with potatoes and recycled paper that can keep the bottle chilled for up to two hours. Created by French designer Cédric Ragot, the Naturally Clicquot bottle cover is made from potato starch and recycled paper, and is likewise recyclable. The cover can keep a bottle of the brand’s Brut Carte Jaune cold for up to two hours once it’s been chilled in the fridge beforehand. A user-friendly handle allows for easy transport. In 2011, Belgian designer Mathias Van De Walle created a foldable origami-style champagne bucket for Veuve Clicquot that could be reused up to four times.

Black Spring Water


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Black Spring Water is not only different it is healthy, it is infused with fulvic trace minerals, these minerals play a critical role in the growth of plant life, assisting in the transport and absorption of nutrients inside the plant cell. Once the minerals are added to pure water, the water turns black naturally without the use of any artificial dyes or colorings. The water delivers a high pH to consumers without any carbs, calories, or sugar.

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Observation Tower “Pin” in Phoenix


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Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has released their most recent design project – a 420ft-high observation tower in Phoenix, Arizona. Phoenix is renowned for its stunning natural terrain, its mountainous peaks drawing tourists in from around the world. And the Observation Tower or “Pin” allows visitors to gaze across the local surroundings with 360° views. Three glass elevators transport users to the summit from which they can descend while taking in the panoramic views either to the central level where glass elevators will take them back to the base or further down to the lowest level of the spherical volume where they will encounter the retail and restaurant facilities. Brian Stowell of developers Novawest said of the project: “This is the right place and the right time for a signature project for downtown Phoenix and we knew the design needed to be something extraordinary. BIG has delivered something exceptional, blending form and function in a way that will change the local skyline forever and will give visitors a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

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