Tag: Design

Couple Wanted A Two-Tone Bentayga, So Bentley Launched The Option A Year Early

Couple Wanted A Two-Tone Bentayga, So Bentley Launched The Option A Year Early | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> Bentley was already developing two-tone finishes, but a couple’s color choice accelerated their availability to all customers much earlier than anticipated 1 hour ago <!––> <!– –> Normally, when rich people commission a one-off vehicle from an […]

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RX-7 Reborn? Mazda Design Boss Really Wants Iconic SP’s Production

RX-7 Reborn? Mazda Design Boss Really Wants Iconic SP’s Production | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> Bringing the Iconic SP concept into production will be a challenge for Mazda but the company’s design chief wants to make it a reality 5 hours ago <!––> <!– –> Mazda thrilled the world last October when it revealed a […]

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Polestar x Hot Wheels Contest Wants You To Design Your Wildest Dream Machine

Polestar x Hot Wheels Contest Wants You To Design Your Wildest Dream Machine | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> The winning design will spawn a 1:64 scale Hot Wheels model that will be available for purchase https://www.carscoops.com/author/bradcarscoops-com/ <!––> by Brad Anderson 3 hours ago <!––> <!– –> The 2024 edition of the Polestar Design Contest has […]

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JLR’s Defender Designer Frascella Moves To Audi

JLR’s Defender Designer Frascella Moves To Audi | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> Massimo Frascella will replace former Audi design boss Marc Lichte, who will take “a new role within the group” 4 hours ago <!––> <!– –> Audi has announced that Massimo Frascella will assume the role of their new head of design starting June […]

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Using AI to discover stiff and tough microstructures

Every time you smoothly drive from point A to point B, you’re not just enjoying the convenience of your car, but also the sophisticated engineering that makes it safe and reliable. Beyond its comfort and protective features lies a lesser-known yet crucial aspect: the expertly optimized mechanical performance of microstructured materials. These materials, integral yet […]

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Enceladus Grey Or Century Bronze? CUPRA Drops Limited Edition VZ5s

Enceladus Grey Or Century Bronze? CUPRA Drops Limited Edition VZ5s | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> Cupra plans to make just 222 examples of the Formentor VZ5 Century Bronze and Enceladus Grey to celebrate its February 22 anniversary 2 hours ago <!––> <!– –> Cupra is putting a special spin on the high-performance Formentor VZ5 with […]

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Mercedes To Move Away From Egg-Shaped EVs, Drop EQ Names

Mercedes To Move Away From Egg-Shaped EVs, Drop EQ Names | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> The Concept CLA is a sign of things to come when it comes to Mercedes EV design and naming conventions February 12, 2024 at 07:54 <!––> <!– –> In a bid to maximize efficiency and range, Mercedes gave its first […]

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BMW I16 Is The Secret i8 Replacement That Was Cancelled

BMW I16 Is The Secret i8 Replacement That Was Cancelled | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> The BMW I16 was an evolution of the Vision M Next concept but never made it to production 4 hours ago <!––> <!– –> BMW M may have opted for the bulky and controversial XM SUV as its ultimate flagship, […]

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MIT students win national materials design competition

Two MIT undergrads recently took the top spot — and $2,000 in prize money to share — in the annual ASM Materials Education Foundation’s 2023 Undergraduate Design Competition. Louise Anderfaas and Darsh Grewal, students in Professor Gregory Olson’s class 3.041 (Computational Materials Design), worked with MIT postdoc mentor Margianna Tzini on the complex project. “This is probably the […]

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Jennell Jaquays, Who Unlocked Fantasy Dungeons for Gamers, Dies at 67

Jennell Jaquays, who made luminous fantasy paintings, classic adventures for tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons, and distinctive levels in popular video games like Quake II, died on Jan. 10 in Dallas. She was 67. Ms. Jaquays’s wife, Rebecca Heineman, said she died in a hospital from complications of Guillain-Barré syndrome. During Ms. Jaquays’s […]

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Reality, Art and Peloton Stars Party at the Whitney

She had already trained for three hours earlier in the day, but that didn’t stop Robin Arzón, the Peloton instructor, from hitting the dance floor Tuesday evening in the cavernous lobby of the Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan. The occasion was the Art Party, the institution’s second-largest annual fund-raiser, thrown by its young […]

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Professor Emeritus Igor Paul, an expert in product design and safety, dies at 87

Professor Emeritus Igor Paul ’60, SM ’61, PhD ’64, an influential professor of mechanical engineering, passed away on Dec. 17, 2023 at his home in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was 87.  Paul was a member of the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering faculty from 1964 until his retirement in 2003, and helped to develop the […]

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Does Cadillac’s Lineup Need A Small EV Coupe-Crossover Like This?

Does Cadillac’s Lineup Need A Small EV Coupe-Crossover Like This? | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> This sleek crossover that was created by Cadillac’s lead designer could serve as the brand’s entry-level electric vehicle https://www.carscoops.com/author/bradcarscoops-com/ <!––> by Brad Anderson January 31, 2024 at 13:44 <!––> <!– –> Cadillac is supposedly in the midst of a transformation […]

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HONOR Magic V2: Thinnest Inward-Folding Smartphone Launched

HONOR has unveiled the HONOR Magic V2, touted as the world’s thinnest inward-folding smartphone, available in Europe, including the UK.  The launch, held at the Porsche Experience Center in Leipzig, showcased HONOR’s commitment to innovation and design excellence with over 400 media representatives and partners in attendance. The device brings premium materials like Titanium and […]

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Hennessey’s Design Director Tells Us About Radical F5 Replacement And Why He Loves Tesla’s Cybertruck

Hennessey’s Design Director Tells Us About Radical F5 Replacement And Why He Loves Tesla’s Cybertruck | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> We hooked up with Nathan Malinick, design boss at Hennessey Performance, to find out what the Texas team is working on, and whether those plans include a 6×6 Cybertruck https://www.carscoops.com/author/chris-chilton-cc/ <!––> by Chris Chilton 2 […]

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Is A Dukes Take On the 2025 Dodge Charger Offensive In The EV Age?

Is A Dukes Take On the 2025 Dodge Charger Offensive In The EV Age? | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> Iconic livery looks great in these renders, but not everyone will like that Confederate flag on the roof https://www.carscoops.com/author/chris-chilton-cc/ <!––> by Chris Chilton 2 hours ago <!––> <!– –> The original Dukes of Hazzard show didn’t […]

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London’s High Line Will Echo Its New York Inspiration, With Local Notes

The derelict rail bridge stretches across a busy north London street, green foliage peeking out of the gaps between the beams overhead, where bright blue paint flakes from rusting steel. Farther east, the railway’s grand Victorian-era arches span a small slice of park wedged between two streets, where tents belonging to homeless people, a discarded […]

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Digs announces $7M seed round to power its collaborative homebuilding software

Software may indeed be eating the world, as big time VC and Netscape creator Marc Andreessen is fond of saying, but most of us still need a physical place to call home (for now, at least — with the Vision Pro and other mixed reality devices, who knows…) Yet even there, when it comes to […]

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Researchers demonstrate rapid 3D printing with liquid metal

MIT researchers have developed an additive manufacturing technique that can print rapidly with liquid metal, producing large-scale parts like table legs and chair frames in a matter of minutes. Their technique, called liquid metal printing (LMP), involves depositing molten aluminum along a predefined path into a bed of tiny glass beads. The aluminum quickly hardens […]

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Q&A: A blueprint for sustainable innovation

Atacama Biomaterials is a startup combining architecture, machine learning, and chemical engineering to create eco-friendly materials with multiple applications. Passionate about sustainable innovation, its co-founder Paloma Gonzalez-Rojas SM ’15, PhD ’21 highlights here how MIT has supported the project through several of its entrepreneurship initiatives, and reflects on the role of design in building a holistic […]

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New model predicts how shoe properties affect a runner’s performance

A good shoe can make a huge difference for runners, from career marathoners to couch-to-5K first-timers. But every runner is unique, and a shoe that works for one might trip up another. Outside of trying on a rack of different designs, there’s no quick and easy way to know which shoe best suits a person’s […]

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VW Design Boss Shows Amarok-Based SUV Rendering But Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

VW Design Boss Shows Amarok-Based SUV Rendering But Don’t Get Your Hopes Up | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> The official sketch looks like a rugged VW-badged sibling of the Ford Everest 4 hours ago <!––> <!– –> While we are fans of independent renderings, there is something special when automakers give us a glimpse of […]

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yoonmo koo transports monochrome, tactile arts of dansaekhwa into furniture realm

yoonmo koo adopts wood as both a medium and canvas Transporting art into the realm of furniture, Yoonmo Koo’s Dansaek explores the integration of historic paintings into our daily lives beyond the canvas. The furniture series is inspired by Korea’s Dansaekhwa — an art movement formed in the 1950s in an effort to reconcile the […]

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Porsche Macan EV Will Have A Special ‘Minimalist’ Infotainment Mode

Porsche Macan EV Will Have A Special ‘Minimalist’ Infotainment Mode | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> The design team behind the upcoming Macan talks through what it’s like designing the first Porsche model to switch from an ICE to EV powertrain 1 hour ago <!––> <!– –> Porsche is getting ready to reveal the all-new, all-electric […]

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2025 Buick Enclave SUV Takes A Bite Out Of Wildcat Design

2025 Buick Enclave SUV Takes A Bite Out Of Wildcat Design | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> Exciting design, and a premium interior are being promised for the next-generation Buick Enclave, which will unveiled soon 4 hours ago <!––> <!– –> While Enclave sales were red-hot in 2023, helping Buick achieve a remarkable 61 percent growth […]

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crafted from reclaimed cedar & pine, deadwood bear cache gathers campers in canada forest

regan appleton crafts food storage unit and gathering spot Located in the backcountry of Canada’s British Columbia, the Deadwood Bear Cache stands atop a rocky outcrop on an isolated island. The site, at 49°55 North and 123°06 West, initially became a popular spot for friends seeking solace between lockdowns of the pandemic, which prompted designer […]

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interview: ronan bouroullec and homme plissé issey miyake on their collaborative AW24 collection

Ronan Bouroullec & Homme Plissé Issey Miyake’s creative session Unveiled during Paris Fashion Week Menswear Fall/Winter 2024 at the Palais de Tokyo, the HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE AW24 collection, named Immersed in the Wilds of Creativity, spotlighted the dynamic outcome of a collaborative creative session with French designer Ronan Bouroullec. Embracing Bouroullec’s representative body of […]

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Here’s More Of That Scion XD86D Four-Door Concept Based On The 86 Coupe

Here’s More Of That Scion XD86D Four-Door Concept Based On The 86 Coupe | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> Would you prefer if the Scion FR-S, Toyota 86, and Subaru BRZ had a more practical shooting brake body? January 21, 2024 at 07:27 <!––> <!– –> Automakers have the bad habit of keeping some of their […]

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Chrysler’s Existential Crisis Amidst Single-Model Lineup And Electric Dreams

Chrysler’s Existential Crisis Amidst Single-Model Lineup And Electric Dreams | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> The company’s CEO blames old management at FCA for Chrysler having a single model on sale right now 4 hours ago <!––> <!– –> Chrysler has a problem on its hands that begins with its current vehicle lineup – a number […]

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Xiaomi Tweaks SU7 Design After Listening To Customer Feedback

Xiaomi Tweaks SU7 Design After Listening To Customer Feedback | Carscoops <!—-><!– –><!– –><!—-><!—-> The final touches are being put on the Xiaomi SU7, and they include bigger wheels, carbon fiber mirror caps, and a smaller badge 2 hours ago <!––> <!– –> Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has been trying to break into the electric […]

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