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From a never-before-seen jet pack to geodesic shoes, a new exhibit of Marc Newson's designs for mobility

Designer Marc Newson‘s prolific body of work spans everyday objects to total luxury, all executed with the utmost attention to detail, form and function. The latest exhibit dedicated to his output focuses on designs related to mobility and human locomotion, displaying shoes, boats, jets and a new release—a sleek jet pack. Newson explains much of his inspiration comes from an interest in post-war Italian design, …

Horological Machine No4 Thunderbolt

Wrist aviation from a leading watch innovator

by Meehna Goldsmith A provocatively sleek new watch, Maximilian Büsser’s titanium and sapphire Horological Machine No4 Thunderbolt is a raw tribute to aviation with time-keeping as a “fringe benefit.” Mounted to the strap with screws designed specifically for the watch, two pods resembling jet engines keep track of the power reserve (up to 72 hours on a full wind) and the time. Receiving rave reviews …

Terrafugia Transition: Airplane-Car Hybrid

Now you can fulfill all of your George Jetson dreams with Terrafugia Transition's aircraft/car combo, which completed its first successful flight this month. The carbon-fiber framed vehicle transforms between plane and automobile in an impressive 30 seconds and features wings that fold in electronically, allowing you to keep this "roadable aircraft" in the confines of your garage. While the Terrafugia Transition is still a prototype, …