The Mercedes SL GTR is a concept study of a Mercedes Benz homologation special for the 21st century. Designed by Mark Hostler, this concept car aims to offer rider with purest expression of road car driving feel and performance. The design incorporates race car chassis technology, race suspension, carbon ceramic brakes, racing tires and a Nismo designed 5.5 liter v8 race engine from Nissan GTR GT1 race car. Cutting edge aerodynamics combined with sharp Mercedes Benz styling creates a car with an extreme, race car aesthetic and unique detail and style. The bodywork has been designed to look shrink wrapped around the mechanical components, taking out all unnecessary volume from the surfaces and exaggerating the cooling and induction intakes around the bodywork. Together with the details of the Mercedes Benz grille, large rear spoiler, 5 spoke magnesium wheels, and a classic teardrop shape racecar canopy, the Mercedes SL GTR is as close to a Le Mans racer a driver can get.
Hephaestus is the latest creation by Daryl Villanueva and his band of pirates at Beijing-based garage, Bandit9. They named the bike, Hephaestus, in honor of the Greek God of blacksmiths, craftsmen, sculptors and artisans.
An evolution of the 1988 Honda Bros 400, Bandit9 shed the bike’s original plastic exterior and refitted it with a more modern aesthetic; sporting an armor-like exoskeleton forged from steel. There’s nothing soft about the bike, except for maybe hand stitched black leather seat. The tank, gas cap, cowl, side covers and fender were all handcrafted from stainless steel.
The tank was designed to have a mid-line bevel that carries through to the cowl and the fender. The side-covers with a dotted grill pattern were crafted from sheet metal. The handlebars were replaced with clip-ons designed by Bandit9. The rear lights function both as turn signals and brakes. When you signal to turn, the corresponding light flashes. However, both rear lights flash red when you hit the brakes.
There were characteristics of the original Honda Bros that Bandit9 kept. The diagonal cross bar made of an aluminum alloy guided the overall design. The exhausts were shortened to expose the original single swing arm; making the rear wheel appear to float.
This year, as Bandit9 grows, the shop will expand their craft beyond the Chang Jiang. In Beijing, it’s “all systems go” for Bandit9, as they plan to increase their output and build more international custom motorcycles throughout the year. Hephaestus is just their first step.
Special thanks to Sofia and Niamh. Hephaestus motorcycle would not be possible without their dedication and contribution.
Imagine if you don’t need to put the clean dishes out of the dishwasher! CleaninCloud Carbon Dioxide Dishwasher is an innovative ecological product which both washes and keeps dishes inside. The form, the localization on the wall and the principles of operation give a thriftiness of space, water and energy. Moreover, it doesn’t produce liquid sewers. It also allows to the comfortable usage.
Designer : Kinga Key Grebosz
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1. How CleaninCloud Carbon Dioxide Dishwasher works?
This dishwasher is waterless. To wash dishes it uses Carbon Dioxide which has great cleaning and disinfectioning properties. Cleanincloud counteracts the greenhouse effect because it absorbs the Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere. The gas is absorbed by the coating layer of the dishwasher, then it is kept under high pressure in the second layer. The most internal zone with nozzles dispenses sublimated gas directly onto dishes and cleans them.
2. What about sewers?
The garbage and waste are solid cubes. They are kept in the special chamber. They may be recycled into a biofuel or may get composted.
3. The usage.
CC location is dedicated to the wall. All control panels and operating units may be highly
adjusted to the users height. The flexible implementing pocket is in the left side of the dishwasher. Before the wash starts it chooses the proper chamber depending on the amount of dirty dishes you put inside. Under 10 kg will be used the smaller chamber and with over than 10 kg starts the bigger one. When you want to get some dishes out, simply touch the icon of the dish, and then the amount needed. Dishes will be put out automatically.
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