Posts tagged “LONDON

Ferrari World Design Contest 2011

Three design students from Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea won the chance to help design the Ferrari of tomorrow after taking first prize in Ferrari’s world design contest 2011 in Maranello, Italy

First place: Ferrari Eternity concept by design students Kim Cheon Ju, Ahn Dre and Lee Sahngseok from Hongik University in Seoul

Second place: Xezri by Samir Sadikhov of IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Turin

Third place: Cavallo Bianco by Henry Cloke and Qi Haitao from the Royal College of Arts, London

Other concepts from the contest

Flickring & Twittering lights

This is no satellite photo from space. Instead, it is a map that reveals how keen Londoners are on social networking.

Created by Eric Fischer, the map combines data from the photo-sharing website Flickr and the micro-messaging network Twitter favoured by celebrities


The red dots represent Flickr pictures while the blue dots are tweets. The white dots seen in central London are locations that have been posted to both.

The map reveals Twitter is used across the metropolis of eight million people, while geo-tagged Flickr snaps are clustered south of the Thames, the river  that is often seen as a cultural divide in the city.

The meandering river itself is mostly red, indicating the increased number of tourists taking photos and then uploading them to Flickr.

Mr Fischer has applied his magic to other big cities, including New York, Barcelona and Tokyo – as well as the entire globe.

New York



New Orleans


North America

The World

If you want to see more cities mapped like this – Eric Fischer’s photostream

Hublot Nastie Bang

Hublot has designed a watch in memory of the former No 1 ATP tennis player Ilie Nastase. The watch was launched in London, at the opening of Hublot’s boutique no 36.

The Nastie Bang will be produced in a limited series of 132 watches, representing the number of tournaments won by Ilie Nastase during his career with 87 singles and 45 doubles.


It is a Big Bang model, from black ceramic, with Automatic Chronograph movement. The Romanian flag is placed on the side of the housing, while  Ilie Nastase’s signature is engraved on the anthracite dial.

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