Nimbus – a retro-futuristic off-roading electric SUV

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Nimbus microbus

The Nimbus is a funky little hybrid that looks like a retro-styled SUV, but its actual story is even more intriguing. The Nimbus concept car is a microbus that can take electric hybrids off-road. The concept comes from Brazilian designer Eduardo Galvani who claims it offers a greater driving range and better fuel economy than any hybrid currently on the market. (Pics)

 

 

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Futuristic Monorails From the Past

The Bennie Railplane, 1929 Glasgow

The Bennie Railplane, 1929 Glasgow

The monorail perfectly exemplifies that nothing dates like the future, it is a piece of anachronistic technology that is today largely relegated to theme parks and inter terminal airport transit. Although the archetypal image of a monorail is the 1959 Disneyland version, as this list shows, its design history traces back to the middle of the 19th century, with steam driven versions that share none of the futuristic aesthetic of the streamlined post war versions. In this case, although the pioneering system from a technical point of view was the 1952 German Alweg, the 1911 Boyes monorail prototype shows the origins of the futuristic look. (Pics)

 

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Retro Playground Sports Catch on with Grown-Ups

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Dodgeball

After 40 intense minutes, C.R. Hooligan’s and Shenanigans are tied 7-7, so the teams take the court for one more round.The players — most of them in their 20s and 30s — are shouting, clapping, high-fiving, putting their game faces on. Head umpire Peter Boyer steps between them in the gym of Highlands Elementary School in Wilmington, Del. He lowers and calms his voice so the players pay attention to him.

 

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Steampunk Mod Turns Your iMac into an ‘Old Time Computer’

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iMac steampunk mod

iMac steampunk mod for the for the modern tech geek with retro sensibilities.  Old Time Computer has come up with these gorgeous handcrafted oak and brass mods.  Inflation renders these kinds of antiques pricier than their original counterparts, but you can pick up your own custom antique skin on Etsy or order yourself a full custom build. (Pics)

 

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Extreme Motorcycle Sidecar

Extreme Motorcycle Sidecar

The Snaefell 

Motorcycle sidecars have been given an entirely new definition by Francois Knorreck, and one that is quite literal. While most of the world thinks of sidecars as the retro attachments to bikes, Francois created a sidecar that is actually a car, on the side. But it’s easier said than done, it took the man 10 years and nearly 15,000 Euros to complete his work – the Snaefell.

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Top 10 Most Outrageous Clocks

Top 10 Most Outrageous Clocks

The executive desk, with moving gears – made by Dale Mathis

“Time does not exist. Clocks exist.” – wall graffiti 

Today we look at various clocks and means to tell the time, a fleeting continuum that is otherwise invisible and even irrelevant, especially when considered as a disappearing line between absolute concepts of “past” and “future”. (Pics)

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Yubz Talk Retro Handset for Your iPhone

Yubz Talk Retro Handset for Your iPhone

 Fashion knows no limits

If you missed the good old days of calling your loved ones with the comfort of a good old-fashioned phone, and miss that feeling when you could hook the handset on your shoulder and lean on as you spoke. Times may have changed but it is nice to know that this particular experience will surely live on for a few more years’ at least. The Yubz Talk is a real handset that you can connect to your phone or computer to use for calls or chat conversations in the current era with the nostalgic feeling of the past.

 

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