Le photographe roumain Tamas Dezso nous propose des clichés d’une beauté incroyable, centrés sur un monde laissé à l’abandon, et montrant notamment des bâtiments en décomposition. Des images à couper le souffle, dont une sélection est à découvrir en images dans la suite de l’article.
To promote its television series Game of Thrones and engage fans in the off-season, HBO launched a campaign to let fans do what they’ve probably wanted to do since the first season: roast King Joffrey.
As much as they might want to, fans can’t actually roast Joffrey over a burning flame. What they can do to show their scorn is to attack him with a spew of venomous insults on Twitter or Facebook, using the hashtag #RoastJoffrey.
So far, more than 60,000 roasts and rants have been directed at the ruthless King, including some from the cast, like Maisie Williams who plays Arya, celebrity fans like Eli Roth and Seth Green, and brands like Oreo.
If you’ve ever raised a fist at your television screen while watching Joffrey on the show, head over to the campaign site to add your vicious insult to the roast.
As Volkswagen’s production of its iconic “hippie van” comes to a halt—due to its inability of meeting newly introduced safety standards—the brand will be producing one last batch of its mini busses for it to go out in style.
Produced exclusively by Volkswagen Brazil, the ‘Last Series Special Edition Kombi’ celebrates the humble German automobile.
The Kombi is one of the most iconic and successful models of the car manufacturer, and a last limited edition of 600 would be produced.
Like its previous counterparts, the special editions would feature the unique “skirt and blouse” decorative band that surrounds the entire vehicle, with a paint finish in white, and blue below the waistline.
It would have upholstery vinyl reminiscent of old models of the vehicle, in the colors of blue with white bands.
Nostalgia-inducing, the vehicle’s side windows and rear windscreens would also feature curtains, in blue, and curtain holdbacks embroidered with the “Kombi” logo.
The last-edition Kombi sits up to nine people and, to add to the retro-touch, it will have white tire rims.
The mini bus it would be sold exclusively in Brazil, each priced at US$35,600.
The Perspective Series from Studio Ve contains stunning clocks in modern minimalist style. Inspired by the way in which each of us has a different perspective on “life and time”, these wall clocks double up as fascinating and dynamic sculptural additions. The Perspective Series has a selection of 5 exquisite wall clocks that feature a black backdrop and unique hands crafted using interesting straight white lines. Each one of the clocks professes a unique life philosophy that talks about varying perceptions and how we manage our time through the vibrant and varying geometric designs that the hands form. While the V Clock shows simplicity and focused style, the ravishing K Clock showcases how simple straight lines overlap and combine to for complex patterns. The D clock is a reminder that perceptions vary depending on the point of view even as P Clock and Z Clock dazzle with interesting 3D shapes and patterns. You can get one of these clocks for $55 or the entire set for $220 by backing the project on Kickstarter in the next few days. Grab one while you still can!
General Motors has quietly been making strides in greening their operations. What’s most encouraging is that GM isn’t doing it for the publicity; they’re doing it simply because technological advances in sustainability are increasingly making good business sense.
In 1999, GM began experimenting with turning landfill gas—those otherwise worthless fumes that do nothing but stink and fill the atmosphere—into energy. By using landfill gas to heat a portion of their paint shop in Orion, Michigan, they discovered they had reduced their energy costs by half per vehicle. In 2002, GM then started using this LFGTE (LandFill Gas to Energy) technology to power parts of their Fort Wayne, Indiana, assembly facility.
Presumably having worked out the kinks, now they’re taking bigger steps. This month GM invested $24 million in LFGTE machinery. The Fort Wayne facility’s LFGTE percentage will quadruple from 10% to 40%, and the Orion plant will draw a whopping 54% of its juice from the stuff. This will cut 89,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year, about the equivalent of what 18,500 cars put out. The total LFGTE yield between the two plants will be 14 megawatts; if they repeat this nine times with other facilities by 2020, they will hit their self-imposed goal of using 125 renewable-energy megawatts.
Here’s a local news affiliate’s overview of the project:
And here’s a video by GM partner Waste Management on how they turn fumes into juice:
There’s at least two things we find heartening about GM’s overall approach to greening their roll. The first is that between Fort Wayne and Orion it will save them some $10 million annually. So unlike using a longer-payoff-term source like solar, they’ll recoup their investment within three years. Hopefully other manufacturers will take notice and follow suit.
The second thing is that GM is not taking a one-size-fits-all approach with their facilities. One might conclude, for example, that if they can profitably draw electricity from landfill, that means they will encourage the creation of more landfill. Not so: While that solution makes sense for Fort Wayne and Orion, it doesn’t for some other GM facilities. We’ll take a look at that next.