Posts Tagged ‘ Water ’

Liquid Portals.


Every catch the reflection off a puddle just right, and catch an amazing reflection?  Well ‘Local Preacher’ has, and luckily for us, he had his camera with him.  Check out his incredible body of work created from these bodies of water.

A Church On A Rock.


There are many fantastical castles out there in the world, but hearing of a beautiful island that can only be reached at certain times is something straight out of a fantasy book.  Take a look at this incredible church, and the rock that it stands on.

The Next Generation Of Drones Are Here.


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Designer Ron Ferencz wants you to meet the “ROV”, a new ‘Remote Operated Vehicle’. Most drones dominate the skies, but ROV’s cooler than most drones. It operates underwater. The ROV’s design is a classic blend of bio-mimicry and form-follows-function. It retains its drone-esque character while roughly emulating the way a fish moves from left to right to cut across the water. A drone would be incomplete with the visually dominant fans, and ROV has three of them towards the rear. The main fan triggers upwards and downwards movement, while the pair at the complete end are responsible for propulsion.While we’re on the subject of what drones would be incomplete without, the ROV also comes with a pretty nifty camera that allows one to not just navigate the drone, but also take some rather nifty underwater footage. Pool party or Nat Geo? Where do you see this being used the most?  Let us know.

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Champion Jet-Skier Franky Zapata Develops a Hoverboard for the Water


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From the creator of the Flyboard – a jet-pack-inspired rotating platform designed specifically for the water, champion jet-skier Franky Zapata reveals the Hoverboard. Using the same technology as its predecessor, but with a single slalom water ski, the board is attached to a long hose with a single hydro-jet spewing water at a rate that will send its rider 30-feet into the air doing somersaults and flips on the way down. Priced at a whooping, yet expected $6,000 USD, check out how you could rent or even sell Zapata’s Hoverboard.

Seabob Cayago Underwater Jetski


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The Seabob Cayago F7 turns you into a much less fish-chatty Aquaman, propelling you through water at speeds up to 9 mph. You use your own weight to steer and angle the Seabob up or down, with the onboard computer display showing you your power usage, water temperature, speed, and depth. This is apparently the first jet system in the world that features an impeller; an electric-powered rotor that sucks water in and fires it out back out of the watercraft. Since no one needs a case of the bends, all underwater models from Seabob are set to a maximum depth of 2.5 meters but scuba divers can override that and set it 40 meters.

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Step Aside Jesus | Making Water Into Wine


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The Miracle Machine, which promises to turn water, yeast, grape concentrate, and finishing powder packets into a DIY wine. Just sync the machine up with its corresponding iOS or Android app, mix in the ingredients, and then give it three days. After 72 hours, wine will appear where there was once just water (and those other ingredients). Choose from six varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Chardonnay, Oregon Pinot Noir, a Tuscan blend, Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc, and a red and white from Burgundy. The makers say despite the brand newness of it all, the wine will taste likes it’s been aged to perfection.

Jet Capsule


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Production has begun on Italian boat company jet capsule‘s latest invention, a private 5 person and nine person taxi version. After the initial concept presentation five years ago, the unusual form was finally unveiled at the 2013 monaco show, where the design team sought to create a floating transportation device that was different from all others on the market. The innovation, which is 7,5 meters long and 3,5 meters wide is a fully customizable product that allows several configurations, including one with transformable sofas, a boat taxi with large seats and a luxury version with integrated comfort features. Several other versions are currently under development for ambulance and emergency purposes. The current capsule model has a built-in hydro-jet system that can be equipped with one or two engines, but the team are also working on the first electrically powered design to be presented in june 2014. All the jets come with an international sail certification and can navigate and operate in any country/region, and waves of up to 4 meters.

Sustainable Floating House Concept


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Designed by Singapore-based architect Dymitr Malcew, the sustainable floating house is the perfect way to get away from all the daily stresses one experiences living in an urban environment. This house literally floats on the water, and thanks to the floor to ceiling windows adorning the dwelling, residents get to fully enjoy these 360-degree ocean views from sun up to sunset. The home was created for French firm H2ORIZON, and was constructed from sustainable materials. The residence is quite spacious with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room kitchen, and terrace. The home also features luxury finishes throughout, and with the ability to gently float through the water, you’ll be able to enjoy everything nature has to offer without causing any disruption.

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Manta Resorts Underwater Hotel Room


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Situated off the eastern coast of Africa by Pemba Island, a private floating island at the Manta Resort provides guests with an all-inclusive hotel room submerged four meters below the surface of the ocean. Designed by swedish company Genberg Underwater Hotels, each of the three levels that make up the buoyant building has its own unique view: A rooftop terrace for sun bathing in the day and star gazing at night, a landing deck at sea level equipped with a lounge and restroom, and an underwater hotel room below surrounded by panes of glass for a 360 degree marine panorama. Throughout the day, guests of the resort can remain encapsulated in the submerged hotel room, floating amongst the turquoise blue water swimming with tropical life and coral reef. By night, sleep beside the fish – the bottom platform is illuminated with underwater spotlights beneath each window, attracting a variety rare marine creatures.

Coca-Cola EKOCENTER: Water Purifying Shipping Container Unit


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To help provide communities in need with access to safe drinking water and other basic necessities, the coca-cola company, together with DEKA R&D have launched ‘EKOCENTER’ – modularly designed kiosk, which has been transformed from a 20-foot shipping container – with the ‘slingshot’ water purification system housed within a community center. The initiative aims to improve the holistic well-being of developing communities around the world, focusing on those within the ‘bottom of the pyramid’, the largest, poorest socio-economic group – representing nearly 4 billion people who live on less than us$2 per day. EKOCENTER is a modularly designed kiosk with ‘slingshot’ technology at its core, transformed from a shipping container with solar panel awnings into a local community hub, offering clean, safe drinking water, alongside other services, such as access to wireless communication, electricity, vaccination storage, and more tailored to address community needs. The ‘slingshot’ water purification system developed in partnership with DEKA R&D – uses vapor compression distillation technology to turn any source of dirty water – river water, ocean water and even raw sewage – into safe, clean drinking water. The system delivers approximately 800 liters of clean water daily at the hourly electricity cost of less than a standard handheld hair dryer (1kwh).

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Soma Water Filter


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Stay fashionably hydrated with the Soma Water Filter. Claiming to be the world’s most innovative water filter, this blown-glass container holds 48 ounces of filtered water and uses environmentally-friendly filters. Made of biodegradable material like coconut-shell carbon, silk and a plant-based casing, these filters don’t lose little bits of black charcoal in your water as ordinary filters do.

Luxury Songjiang Hotel under Waterfall in China


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Atkins has won an international competition to design a five-star resort hotel set within a beautiful water-filled quarry in the Songjiang district close to Shanghai in China. Its stunning concept designs inspired by the natural water and landscape features of the quarry captured the imagination of judges to quash competition from two other international firms. The innovative design of 400-bed resort hotel stands two levels higher that the rock face of the 100 meter deep quarry and includes underwater public areas and guestrooms. It will incorporate conference facilities for up to 1,000 people, a banqueting centre, restaurants, cafes and sports facilities. Sustainability is integral to the design ranging from using green roofing for the structures above the ground level to geothermal energy extraction. An aquatic theme runs through the design both visually and functionality. Two underwater levels will house a restaurant and guestrooms facing a ten-meter deep aquarium. The lowest level of the hotel will contain a leisure complex with a swimming pool and water-based sports. An extreme sports centers for activities such as rock climbing and bungee jumping will be cantilevered over the quarry and accessed by special lifts from the water level of the hotel.

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Oru Origami Kayak


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Oru Origami Kayak is every adventurist’s dream. It is light, compact, durable, and fully recyclable. And it unfolds magically out of its own carrying case This innovative structure takes only 5 min to assemble and is equipped with extremely tough double-layered plastic hull and a comfortable foam seat.

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Beverly Hills 9OH2O Bottled Water


9OH2OIt’s being pitched as the “champagne of water,” developed by water sommeliers to be sipped, sniffed and rolled around the mouth like a fine wine during a fancy meal. The PR pitch for Beverly Hills 90H20 borrows heavily on the wine and spirits vernacular to sell the “best tasting water in the world.” Sourced from the mountain springs of northern California, the premium water claims to be crafted with natural minerals using a “proprietary patent-pending formula” that results in a 7.5 pH alkalinity for a “silky smooth,” crisp, fresh taste profile that’s supposed to appeal to the broad consumer spectrum. It’s these unique characteristics which are likewise supposed to make Beverly Hills 90H20 the ideal water pairing for fine foods and wines, reads the sales pitch. The premium water blend is bottled in a diamond-like, hand finished decanter triple-sealed for freshness. Each of the limited-edition 10,000 bottles also features a unique custom art design and is available at fine restaurants, luxury hotels, gourmet markets and fashion boutiques.

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Ice Cube Fish Tank Design by Arthur Xin


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This creative Ice Cube Fish Tank is designed by Arthur Xin for Treecorona. Arthur came up with this concept of using more glass material for a thicker and more obscured form. The object is based on a cuboid shape, but takes the appearance of a drink chiller that has begun to melt down its middle. The hollow Ice Cube Fishbowl is left with an open top to provide easy access to the scaly creatures inside of it. It only looks natural with water filled up to the brim.

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Water-Saving Multifunctional Bathtub


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In the time of multifunctional furniture and other stuff the following example will surely come in handy. Designed by Seung Hyun Lee, il Woong Jwa, Bom Yi Lee & Jiwon Moon the Multifunctional Bathtub has an exclusive tilt function that allows you to save water when you take a soak. Depending upon how you tilt and use the tub, you could end up saving 80% of water for foot bath, 60% of water for half-body and 40% for full-body bath.

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Pool Party


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Pools are not exactly the most projection ready surface, and initial brainstorms produced many more challenges than this team had anticipated. In researching a solution, they had to overcome the fact that projection doesn’t work on the surface of water, it becomes distorted if you project through it, and pool parties are notorious for more standing than swimming. Most people reacted as any any normal person would, and promptly put in and order for 65,000 ping pong balls, enough to cover the entire surface of the pool. To go with their new screen, they created an application which mapped to the pool and displayed a floating river of graphics, pulled by an invisible tide. Audio reactive visuals bumped along with the various dj’s and musical acts taking place poolside. The tactile quality of swimming through ping pong balls, combined with animated colors and light created an interactive event worth telling stories about.

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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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Cigarette Racing 42 Huntress


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The boat boasts five Mercury Racing Verado 350SCi engines, all together generating 1750hp, enough to put it on the surface at the speed of 125 km/h. The thing that has put to alongside Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG SUV is the capacity to meet all sorts of water conditions. The Cigarette Huntress 42 doesn’t compromise at agility, speed and quick response. Apart from performance the boat has all the luxury on-deck and in-cabin amenities.

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Sleep No More


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DuoMert & Marcus captures longtime muse Natalia Vodianova for this hauntingly dreamlike story featured in W Magazine’s December issue. The Russian model poses in a flooded apartment wearing neon-hued looks from the winter collections of Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu amongst others styled by fashion director Edward Enninful while hair by Julien d’Ys for Julien d’Ys, Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury.

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Wenger Sea Force Waterproof Watch


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If you concern more about fashion and underwater adventures, you would be able to get a little out of Sea Force by Wenger. More like any other sophisticated watch, Sea Force watch comes with basic features such as unidirectional rotating bezel, equipped with a knurled and waterproof up-to 200 meters deep inside water. Sea Force watches features stainless steel casing and luminous marker at zero spot and silicone strap.

Metro Napoli’s Art Stations


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Metro Napoli’s Art Stations. The Art Stations program has been going on for some time with artists, designers and architects, including, Alessandro Mendini, Anish Kapoor, Gae Aulenti Jannis Kounellis, Karim Rashid, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Sol LeWitt contributing. The station is on Via Toledo (Via Roma), one of the main shopping streets in Naples. A second entrance to the Toledo Station will open in February 2013 in the Spanish Quarter, Quartieri Spagnoli. Oscar Blanca also designed the public squares above the two metro entrances. The Toledo station is one of the deepest in the line at 50 meters, and it is themed around water and light.

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Mysterious Italy by Giuseppe Desideri


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These beautiful art photos of Italy. Teacher from Treviso, known as Giuseppe Desideri will show you his native land by a very unusual angle. Mysteriously, sometimes looks like they are in the middle ages.

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Mercier-Jones Hovercraft


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The future is here. The age of flying cars may not be, but hovercrafts are no longer a concept too far from reach. Chicago based design initiative Mercier-Jones aims to create the future of personal transportation today. All signs point to it as they unveil the first look at their remarkably inventive hovercraft. Futuristic, stylish, and most importantly, functional, the Mercier-Jones Hovercraft open-air vessel is ready to take flight on land or a body of water near you.

Drawing inspiration from a slew of luxury vehicles and supercars, the Mercier-Jones Hovercraft boast a low profile hull along with an aggressive front end and side thrust ports. Traveling on a cushion of air just about surface, the hovercraft seats two comfortably in its highly sophisticated frame featuring carbon fiber and alloy wheels fueled by a hybrid-electric drivetrain. Manufacturing will take place just outside of Chicago.

The A Due Colori Collection.


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Italian artist Alberto Seveso was born in Milan, but is now working as a freelancer in Portoscuso, Sardinia-Italy. His passion for graphic art started when he was in a young age and he was really fascinated by the graphic of skate decks and the cover of music CD of metal bands. From this passion he started to create his artwork. In his series ‘A due colori’ Seveso experiments with high-speed photography while trying to find a new way to make something beautiful using ink and water. Loving to play with colors and tones, this series embodies the concept of stopping time through ink in the image.

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