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Clearing The Air With Parin Shah Architects

By Jody McCutcheon Architects employ many strategies to achieve sustainability. From the application of basic design principles and use of environmentally friendly materials and construction methods, to the implementation of features promoting energy efficiency, the various tricks of the…

Homes & Tech Transport

A Whale Of A Boat: The Seataci Eco Yacht

By Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi What’s more majestic than a whale? Enormous yet graceful, ancient yet mysterious, the whale has inspired everything from literature to music. And now, yachts. Engineer Charles Bombardier used the silhouette of the blue whale to…

Cars Homes & Tech Transport

Vintage Vroom: The Quail Rally

By Jody McCutcheon As we’ve stated before, we here at Eluxe are fans of vintage cars. Not only are they beautiful and a nod to past automotive glory, but they also provide added utility while keeping “what’s already made…

Eco decor Homes & Tech

1.618 + Northmodern: A Golden Design Partnership

By Jody McCutcheon Northmodern, Copenhagen’s most-visited trade fair, made its annual appearance in the Bella Centre’s Crystal Hall from August 18–20, boasting an eclectic offering of creativity and sustainability to a curious, demanding public. Within that, sixteen exhibitors from…

Cars Homes & Tech

BMW’s Next Vision: The Vision Next 100

By Jody McCutcheon Shape shifting, integrative technology, onboard luxury—these are some of the ideas steering BMW toward the future. Oh, and there’s a steering wheel that retracts into the dashboard. BMW’s Vision Next 100 concept car isn’t a radical…

Eco architecture Homes & Tech

A Solid Idea: Blue Rock Village

By Jody McCutcheon The hunters of green living have found their quarry. The old rock quarry, that is, known as Blue Rock Lake and located just outside South Africa’s Cape Town, in view of the Hottentots Holland mountain range.…

Green gadgets Homes & Tech

7 Apps for Finding Non GMO Foods

By Christina Ray Health and ethical issues concerning genetically modified foods have been a hot topic of debate for many years, and not without reason. GMO (genetically modified organism) foods are full of chemicals that are dangerous to the…

Homes & Tech Transport

Che Bella! The Bolla Eco Yacht

By Arwa Lodhi Centuries ago, humans started exploring the seas, powered by nature: the simple energies of the tides and wind took us around the world and back. For better or worse, explorers from the Vikings to Columbus discovered…

Eco architecture Homes & Tech

A Wild Idea: Malaysia’s Forest City

By Jody McCutcheon The larger the development, the greater the risk—for developer and environment alike. That hasn’t stopped green architectural projects from growing in ambition and scope. Forest City is a perfect example of both of these ideas. Designed…

Cars Homes & Tech

Terrafugia: Taking Travel to Land or Air

By Jody McCutcheon Here’s a cool way to beat traffic and still park your vehicle in your own garage: fly to work! The Terrafugia TF-X™ flying car is still just a concept, but what a fantastic, pulse-raising concept it…

Cars Homes & Tech

E-Cars at the CES: Tomorrow’s Cars Today

By Jody McCutcheon Held a short while ago in Las Vegas, the 2016 CES® represented something of a departure for the techie-dream trade show. In terms of predicting the future of electric cars, at least, one could say the CES…