For Jeff Koons, who became widely known for his balloon animals and monumental sculptures of flowers, three dimensional structures are nothing new. When he was asked to contribute a scale model of the BMW M3 GT2 he considered it a very special challenge, which is why he consulted with BMW head of design, Adrian van Hooydonk, on how best to model the air inlets and wings. The result of his work reflects power, movement, and light and makes viewers sing the praised of this 1:18 scale model. For those interested, this replica is available at BMW for $224 USD.
Sneakers with wings, the idea of American designer and fashion designer Jeremy Scott (Jeremy Scott).
Model JS Wings shoe was made specifically for the Korean pop group 2NE1. The first version of Collage, were quite colorful and the wings were attached to the laces. Wings 2.0 model are white and the wings are now sewn. Go on sale in November, but only in Asian countries.
PETMAN is an anthropomorphic robot developed by Boston Dynamics for testing special clothing used by the US Army. PETMAN balances itself as it walks, squats and does simple calisthenics. PETMAN simulates human physiology by controlling temperature, humidity and sweating inside the clothing to provide realistic test conditions. PETMAN development is lead by Boston Dynamics, working in partnership with Measurement Technologies Northwest, Oak Ridge National Lab and MRIGlobal. The work is being done for the DoD CBDP. For more information about PETMAN visit www.BostonDynamics.com