London’s best bodies of water can be found everywhere from Hampstead to Hackney, and include historic lidos surrounded by green parkland and trendy rooftop pools where swimmers can drift alongside city views.
Shoreditch House, Bethnal Green — The rooftop pool at this private members’ club lets pool-goers swim and relax beside a stunning view of the London skyline. It’s worth sticking around until the sun sets so you can watch London’s night lights switch on.
Window air conditioners haven’t received much attention during the “smart” revolution, where everything from coffee makers and refrigerators are controlled with apps over the internet.
There was the Quirky Aros smart air conditioner made in collaboration with General Electric, but it received mixed reviews.
But one startup seems to have come up with an overhaul that’s way overdue for window air conditioners.
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In the clear-blue waters off the coast of Dubai lies a chain of islands known as The Heart of Europe. They’re manmade reconstructions of actual European nations, just on a smaller scale — part of an even larger chain of islands known as “The World.”
Richard Branson, fittingly, owns the island representing Great Britain.
The Heart of Europe saw its very first $2.8 million floating home, the aptly named “Floating Seahorse,” touch down earlier this year. Now they intend to build even larger homes that will cost a whopping $12 million.
The giant fleet of Floating Seahorses are slated for completion later this fall. Keep scrolling to see the gorgeous renderings.
A glimpse of the future
Our memories are fallible things. We remember something one way; but the reality can be quite different.
But imagine contact lenses that are also tiny cameras, recording and storing whatever you see, and even playing it back before your very eyes. What was really said at last week’s meeting? Play it back and see. Want to cherish forever some treasured moment—when you first saw your future spouse, or the birth of a child, or some other formative event? You may be able to soon.
Saule Technologies has created a prototype for a thin, flexible solar panel. The translucent material can charge cellphones and might even replace roof-mounted solar panels.
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These restrictions fascinate Anton Repponen, a creative director, trained architect, and photographer. In his latest personal project, entitled “Misplaced”, Repponen turned those deciding factors on their head, asking questions like: “What would the Chrysler Building look like in a mountainous landscape?” and “What about the Metropolitan Opera in a Brazilian desert?”
Anton RepponenNew York’s IAC Building as imagined in the middle of the desert.
The inconsistency in New York City’s architecture is what fascinates Repponen the most. “You have old and new mashed together without much rules,” he said. “That’s what’s interesting to observe, and what makes New York somewhat beautiful, but not ‘classic’ beautiful like Rome, for example.”
When Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid died unexpectedly last month, she left a remarkable legacy.Over her incredible four-decade career, she designed acclaimed buildings around the world. Her death came as a surprise, and 34 of her projects are still in progress. Nonetheless, her firm, Zaha Hadid Architects, is still marching on. On April 25, Hadid’s first posthumous building opened: the Salerno Maritime Terminal in Italy.
3D printers can be pretty expensive, but a company called OLO has created a new device that makes it a bit more affordable. This tiny, lightweight box uses a special resin and the light from your phone to create any 3D object you can imagine. It debuted at the World Maker Faire in October 2015, but just launched a Kickstarter and surpassed the goal in few days.
According to Taipei, Taiwan-based analysts,Apple is working on two new MacBooks that “share a design similar to the existing 12-inch MacBook,” which was introduced early last year. Currently, Apple sells a 13-inch MacBook Air laptop along with 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, but its latest skinny design only comes in a 12-inch size.
For consumers, the defining feature of the 12-inch MacBook, aside from its thinness, is that it uses a single standard USB-C port both for charging and attaching peripherals. Apple introduced a new charging cord that has its proprietary Lightning iPhone connector on one side and a USB-C connector on the other yesterday.
this Lamborghini was made fpr the 100th birthday present and is capable of blitzing the run to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds with a top speed of around 217 mph. Its cost is $1.9 million