65,000 “retired” CDs upcycled into art:
Set along the landscape of Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Monro recently completed a solo show in which he covered the 23 acres of the Gardens with a handful of complicated light designs. Using CDs as the basis for this particular piece, Monro recycled more than 65,000 discs to form these contemporary Waterlilies in Bloom. The piece greets visitors with a metallic glow as it pays homage to Longwood’s iconic water lilies. The many retired audio discs float along the Large Lake during the day, reflecting brilliant flashes of sunlight in a rainbow of colors.
(Yes, same artist. In the above text, quoted from Juxtapoz magazine’s site, Munro’s referred to as “Monro.”)
Side note: I guess CDs sitting in water for four months didn’t harm the water quality on Longwood’s grounds?!
Cars on a diet
Designers are putting cars on a diet, and coming up with creative ways to reduce auto weight.
The Jaguar Hybrid
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Jaguar has recently announced it will build an eco-friendly hybrid vehicle. The high end car maker has recently commited to building a gasoline/electric sports car that will exceed speeds of 200 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 in less than 3 seconds. Previously announced last October as a “concept car” only, the C-X75 will have a 50 kilometer range when powered by electric only and it will emit less than 99 grams of CO2 per kilometer.
Jaguar, which is owned by India’s Tata Motors , describes the C-X75 as an exclusive, hybrid supercar. They are working with British Formula 1 race car team and constructors Williams F1 to build and design the car’s aerodynamics, carbon composites and hybrid technologies. The C-X75 announcement comes about 2 months after luxury brand Rolls Royce said it will build an experimental electric version of its luxury Phantom car. Rolls Royce, owned by Germany’s BMW, has not committed to building commercial models of the electric vehicle.
The C-X75 will have a carbon fiber chassis and Jaguar will only make 250 of them over a two-year span beginning in late 2013. The car will sell for between $1.2 million and $1.5 million and that does include delivery.
These items below were all fabricated from junked 1950 and 1960 automobile parts by a gentleman in Australia.
Check out all the Spark Plugs……… James Corbett uses remnants of cars from the ’50s and ’60s.