1. Introducing Model S


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    Tesla’s Chief Designer Franz von Holzhausen and Vice President of Sales and Ownership Experience George Blankenship discuss how Tesla reimagined the sedan and produced a car with meticulous design and unrivaled driving dynamics. For more info visit: http://www.teslamotors.com/models

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    • Holland & Holland


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      • Hair Highway


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        What if you could use human hair as an alternative to diminishing natural materials? Studio Swine travel along the Hair Highway to explore the hair trade and its potential as a future resource. www.studioswine.com Hair Highway is a contemporary take on the ancient Silk Road which transported not only silk but also technologies, aesthetics and ideas between East and West. Investigating the global hair industry in the Shandong province of China, Studio Swine followed the journey of the material from the people who sell their hair through to the hair merchants, markets and factories. The project documents this journey in a film and a collection of highly decorative objects. China is both the largest importer of tropical hardwood and the biggest exporter of human hair. By combining hair with a natural resin, Studio Swine has created a composite material that provides a sustainable alternative to the planet’s diminishing natural resources with an aesthetic that evokes the palettes of tortoiseshell and a grain resembling that of polished horn or exotic hardwoods. The result is a unique collection of exquisite objects inspired by the 1930’s Shanghai-deco style. As the world’s population rises, human hair is one natural resource that is increasing. Asian hair regenerates the fastest, growing 16 times more rapidly than tropical hardwoods; it is also incredibly strong - a single strand can take up to 100 grams. Hair Highway reflects on China’s relationship with the rest of the world, while exploring the idea that trade has the ability to not only transport products but also values and perceptions. Credits Concept & Design : Alexander Groves & Azusa Murakami Director / Camera : Juriaan Booij Edit : Sally Cooper Music : Titus Twelve Production support : Danful Yang & Lily Xu Links www.juriaanbooij.com http://cutandrun.com www.studioswine.com

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        • KIDULT " Visual Dictatorship"


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          *kidult visual dictatorship* 2012 K.ARMY

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          • Santoni through the eyes of Bruno Aveillan


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            Santoni through the eyes of Bruno Aveillan Santoni collaborates with award-winning multi-media French artist Bruno Aveillan creating a short movie and a series of pictures that talk about manual dexterity, dedication, extended timelines, craftsmanship. The culture of making things is expressed through an elliptical narrative defined by skilful gestures. The process of construction of a shoe made by hand offers the plot of a story that is always the same yet always different, repetition being the only key uniqueness. With a gaze that is both poetic and analytical – an analysis made of feelings, empathy, emotions, because it is always the heart that communicates to the mind, and not vice versa – Aveillan tiptoes into the Santoni ateliers, where unique creations come to life through techniques that are passed on from hand to hand and innovation stems from tradition. He moves lightly, almost unseen, like a lyrical voyeur. The atmosphere is suspended: the images ooze a painterly, timeless aura. Naturally and silently, Aveillan chooses his protagonists: the hands of the artisans, the tools that they use. He isolates the different elements into an abstract and pragmatic dimension. Far from being mere contemplation, the observation follows the course of the loving gestures that give life to the shoes. But it is not on the product that Aveillan focuses: rather, on the process, on the rituals and emotional precision that define the DNA of handmade shoes. Bruno Aveillan’s touch is personal yet impalpable. He works in soft focus using veiled lights that erase the unnecessary. Still, he goes deep, revealing the very essence of an art that Santoni, stubbornly, keeps alive in the era of mechanization. It is the culture of making things: savoir faire as a vision and an essential quality, a sign of individuality of those who create, for those who use it. www.santonishoes.com

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            • Mo Ventus - Transformative/Zero Energy Wind House


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              FIXd architecture/Design, Boston + Bangkok Project Website: www.mo-ventus.com www.FIXd.co , www.nourmand.com todd@mo-ventus.com , ryan@mo-ventus.com What is Mõ Ventus? Mõ Ventus is an exciting and architecturally unique luxury zero-energy home that we want to build for, or with you. This house is unconventional in that it’s designed as a luxury zero energy house, not bound by geography, climate or access to a power grid and can be built literally anywhere in the world, on or off the grid. This innovative, sustainable private residence known as Mo Ventus was designed without a client in mind, and therefore is designed with inherent, built-in flexibility and 70% customization potential. This private residence has four definitive characteristics and aspirations: 1) The first pertains to Mõ or Mõtus: The real-time transformation of the main living area and home-office/studio through the mõtus or movement of large composite retractable screens and insulated shells that allow for the micro-management of day-lighting, heat gain, openness, and privacy. The Living Area (Kitchen, Dining & Living Room) has nearly unlimited combinations of screen and shell positions. The screens and exterior shell ride on track and are moved throughout the day as desired, producing a completely transformative environment, from open glass to patterned screens with diffuse light to solid walls all at the owners discretion or automatically adjusted to changing climatic conditions. 2) The second pertains to Ventus: Mo Ventus functions as a zero-energy design capable of being built in remote, on- or off-the-grid locations, with wind (or Ventus) and sunlight being the major energy contributors. This house is organized so as to embrace and utilize the features of an unique landscape and dramatic sloping site. The topographically integrated cup or curved form is sited towards prevailing winds and is designed to increase by five-fold the wind speed and resultant energy. The resultant wind-produced energy is stored via hydrogen fuel cells on site for later use. The photovoltaic array, four embedded bi-directional wind turbines, and fuel cells provide power to meet all operational needs enabling the house to be remotely located off the grid. 3) The third is that Mo Ventus offers the choice of full immersion in nature and real connectedness to its environment through an all glass skin around the main living area and home-office studio, providing 180 degree views top, bottom and sides. Mo Ventus takes up the challenge of maximizing sustainable features without losing the soul of the house -- Sustainability has equal priority but not sole priority in Mo Ventus. The house attempts to find a balance, through a renewed focus on spatial quality, real connectedness to the environment and uses mechanical means at times to balance openness and heat gain as necessary. 4) The fourth is that Mo Ventus provides an inspired home-office studio. A distanced and contemplative yet stimulating space that is physically separated via an open air cantilever bridge, but visually and psychologically connected to the body and life of the main house. Mo Ventus attempts to define a quintessential and inspirational home office environment for the not so faint of heart. Mo Ventus is best suited for fresh- or saltwater beachfront locations with moderate slopes and temperate climates, but can be adapted for inland mountain topography with a range from tropical to alpine climates. A list of some suitable international sites for Mo Ventus would include but is not exclusive to: Paradise Valley, Arizona Sonoma, California Trancoso, Brazil Maldives Peninsula Papagayo, Costa Rica (Four Seasons) Turtle Island, Fiji Anguilla Allen Island, Washington, US Hong Kong Krabi, Thailand Aspen, Colorado Hainan Island, China Punta Mita, Mexico (Four Seasons) On account of the floor plan’s linear configuration of bedrooms along the top edge, the footprint of the residence can range between 5,000-12,000 square feet depending on the owner’s desires and building site conditions. Project construction costs are estimated at $3,500,000 to $10,000,000 US Dollar (depending on client needs, total square footage, site conditions, and local costs), more details are provided on the project website www.mo-ventus.com Mo Ventus is represented by Ryan Ole Hass MBA of Nourmand & Associates, Beverly Hills, California, we’re excited for the possibility of working in conjunction with you and your contacts to move this project forward and see it built. We would be interested in learning of your interest in building this unique, one of a kind house in a location of your preference anywhere in the world. To speak with Ryan or Todd Theodore Fix about Mo Ventus, kindly contact Ryan Ole Hass.

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              • Cool Hunting Video: Bentley


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                During a recent trip to England we were invited to tour Bentley's factory in Crewe and had the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how these luxury powerhouses are put together from start to finish. The hands-on plant offered a wildly different experience than other car manufacturing processes we have seen and, by relying on a level of manual precision machines can't always replicate, provided a fascinating example of the merge of technology and craftsmanship in creating truly luxurious custom automobiles. See more of our videos at coolhunting.com/video

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                • Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi resort & spa 2013 HD


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                  please visit www.basementvision.com for more of our work in the Maldives. Fly high above the resort with Trans Maldivian Airlines, dive into the clear warm waters of the Indian Ocean, explore the white sandy beaches, take a treatment in the spa and sample the tasty cuisine. Experience the big heart of Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa. Backed by Moby’s ethereal music, the video takes you on a dreamy journey exploring the spirit of the resort, peace, tranquility and stunning landscapes – truly a journey of a lifetime. Hilton press release - March 2013 Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa launches new resort video which captures the essence of the resort whilst supporting the Humane Society International with backing music by internationally acclaimed Moby. MALDIVES – March, 2013 -A stunning video has been created by BasementVision for Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa. A British man in the Maldives, Alexander Brown, has followed his dream to create high end video footage for resorts in the Maldives, Hilton Maldives Iru Fushi Resort & Spa was one of the first to take advantage of their creative talent.

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                  • Sasha Grey - Luxury


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                    Slideshow. Selección y edición de imágenes de Sasha Grey por arocenablow de Playboy Magazine y otros. Música: Luxury. Sebastièn Tellier: Une heure.

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