The $3500 Porsche Soundbar that is made from a 911 exhaust

Porsche Design had developed a high performance soundbar audio system. The team at Porsche Design have taken the twin exhaust from the 911 GT3 and converted it to a high performance soundbar. The 200-watt table top design is integrated with all the latest audio technology and connects wirelessly to your tablet or smartphone. By using the components from the 911, the speaker achieves a higher maximum volume, with the sound resonating from the twin chrome exhaust tips. The details of the forged titanium silencer with exposed burnished welds adds a…

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Never Lose Suction… Dyson opens first Canadian Demo Store

  The company that made vacuums cool is now opening demo stores.  The first Canadian location in Toronto’s upscale Yorkdale mall allows consumers to test out products and learn more about the technology. This is the statement from Dyson: Dyson technology works differently, it is engineered to solve real problems. The best way to understand it is to experience it. This is why the Dyson Demo was created – a place that brings to life the science and engineering at the heart of each machine. Last year Dyson entered the…

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The Cadillac sized Lamborghini Urus

Lamborghini has release the world’s first Super Sports Utility Vehicle, the Urus. This is a very important vehicle for Lamborghini as they look to double their sales in the hot high end market.  They have created a whole new state of the art assembly plant in Sant’Agata Bolognese, opened new dealers across the globe and launched a social media campaign with the hashtag #sincewemadeitpossible.  Enthusiasts and brand experts will claim that this hurts the brand, just as they did when Porsche launched the Cayenne back in 2002. The Cayenne became…

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BMW beware… The Italians are coming….

Repost from Feb. 2016. Update coming… Like many Industrial Designers, I had ambitions to become a car designer when I started design school, In fact, my thesis project coming out of Humber College Industrial Design program 16 years ago was designing a car. My love for automotive design never changed, and I love to check out all of the new models when the AutoShow comes town.  This year marks the return of Alfa Romeo to North America with the highly anticipated Giulia, leave it to the Italians to just give…

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Jaguar F-Pace; Is this the hottest SUV on the market?

The luxury SUV market is flooded with options as automakers are adding to this hot segment with more models every year. The leader by a wide margin in the US is the Lexus RX, which considering its radical styling is somewhat of a surprise. I find that this type of design will show its model age very quickly, as even a minor change can make the previous model year look dated, but considering that most of these vehicles are leased, this probably works well for Lexus.  It also important to…

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