BMW’s Designworks division has partnered with The North Face to imagine the future of campers with a concept model that takes a new approach to protecting people from the elements.
The lightweight camper was designed by Designworks to showcase The North Face’s innovative new FUTURELIGHT fabric, which has been used on the model’s outer shell. The material uses nanospinning technology to create what The North Face calls the world’s most advanced breathable and waterproof material.
“The revolutionary nanospinning process used to create FUTURELIGHT has allowed the The North Face designers to add air permeability into the membrane of a fabric for the first time,” reads the press release for the camper. “The process creates nano-sized holes, allowing for incredible porosity while still maintaining total waterproofness, letting air move through the material and provide more venting than ever before.”
The BMW FUTURELIGHT camper is on display at CES 2019 in Las Vegas until January 11 (invite only). FUTURELIGHT tech will be implemented across The North Face’s pinnacle products, including the Summit Series, Steep Series, and Flight Series collections for Fall 2019.
Future continues his recent hot streak with another new video, this time for turbo-banger “Jumpin on a Jet.”
The ambitious cut, directed by Colin Tilley, sees Future climb aboard a plane before stealing its cargo. From there, things get ever so trippy, with the ATLien seen delivering bars from outer space and then, most randomly, a ladder high in the heavens. The track itself goes typically hard and features production by Southside.
Future is not messing around in 2019. Last week he dropped “Crushed Up” and then announced that his new album THE WIZRD will be arriving on January 18. Listen to “Crushed Up” below.
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The Swedish furniture company is introducing affordable smart blinds that aren’t insanely expensive.
Ikea is finally introducing low-cost, motorized smart blinds. Called Fyrtur, the blinds will be available in all of Ikea’s United States stores starting April 1, an Ikea spokeswoman tells Fast Company via email.
Join NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik as he embarks on an ISS Spacewalk complete with jaw-dropping views of Earth. Now that’s a day at work you’ll remember forever.
Randy “Komrade” Bresnik was selected as an astronaut in 2004. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps in May 1989. During his military career, he became an F/A-18 Test Pilot and was eventually deployed to Kuwait to fly combat missions in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. A veteran of STS-129, he has also trained as a Cave-a-naut with the European Space Agency to test living deep beneath the Earth’s surface as well as an Aquanaut for NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operation (NEEMO) 19. Bresnik most recently served as the Commander of the International Space Station for Expedition 53 and flight engineer for Expedition 52.
The once concrete distinction between womenswear and menswear is becoming more and more blurred. Over the latest London Men’s Fashion Week, which concluded yesterday, this shift was never more evident, with the A/W19 season embracing gender fluidity more than ever before. (See the collections of Art School, Edward Crutchley and Mowalola at Fashion East, who celebrated a playful approach to dressing, and Alex Mullins, who employed an all-female-identifying line-up for her…
Every Christmas, artist Caroline Eriksson has made something amazing out of gingerbread. It started back in 2013 when she made an Optimus Prime for a gingerbread contest. Since then she’s made a Xenomorph, dragon and even Darth Vader!
To create her gingerbread sculptures, Eriksson first builds an internal structure out of metal. The rest is simply gingerbread and melted sugar! For the curved areas, Eriksson says the pieces are soft and malleable if applied fresh out the oven. She also mentions that she adjusts her recipe to use twice the amount of syrup and no baking powder to make the gingerbread harder and give it a smoother surface.
As this is just a side project for fun, she says it takes about 3.5 weeks over a 2 month period (since she’s only working on it in her free time). For more delicious art, check out her Instagram page!
Listen to Martian wind blow across NASA’s InSight lander. The spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensor picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16-24 kph) winds as they blew across Mars’ Elysium Planitia on Dec. 1, 2018.
The seismometer readings are in the range of human hearing, but are nearly all bass and difficult to hear on laptop speakers and mobile devices. We provide the original audio and a version pitched up by two octaves to make them audible on mobile devices. Playback is suggested on a sound system with a subwoofer or through headphones. Readings from the air pressure sensor have been sped up by a factor of 100 times to make them audible. For full-length uncompressed .wav files, visit NASA.gov/sounds
For more about the InSight mission, visit mars.nasa.gov/insight .