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The adiZero Crazy Light is Adidas’ newest basketball shoe. It’s 15 percent lighter than the nearest mid-top b-ball sneaker and is a full half-ounce lighter than the next low-top. That makes it a jaw-dropping 9.8 ounces. Available this June 3rd in four color combos. BTW – Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls currently wears a 12.8 oz adiZero signature shoe says he’ll be switching.
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good design is tasteful. great design solves problems.
the A-2T, strikes right balance between innovation and tradition. all-titanium case is lightweight and durable, the mineral crystal face is recessed to avoid scratches and the screw-down crown is off-set so it doesn’t press into your wrist. a nylon band is made of 2-ply nylon with powder-coated steel hardware.
Price: starting at $100 USD
Designer: mike bertucci
few can match the designer simplicity – or raw resolution – of VholdR’s Contour HD, now available with full HD (1080p) capture.
Price: $330 USD
We’ve seen the splendor of China’s Bird’s Nest, now check out a new contender for the prize of most unique stadium. The stadium design by MZ & Partners Architects has already earned the nickname “The Laptop.” The main stand is upright with most of its height coming from the underground field. All lights will be embedded in the surrounding architecture of the stadium. It is hoped that the underground stadium will help keep the players and spectators cooler. It is expected to be completed in 2010.
If all goes to plan, ‘The Wall’ stadium in Doha, Qatar’s capital city, will claim two firsts: The world’s first underground stadium and the world’s first open-air, air-conditioned stadium. There’s a long way to go however and the stadium is not due to be completed untl 2010 at the earliest, however if the finished product looks anything like the plans released by MZ & Partners Architects then paying spectators are in for a treat.
After looking at the stadium from above you can immediately see why The Wall has already gained the nickname ‘The Laptop’. The stadium’s main stand sits upright, the majority of its height emerging from the underground pitch as if having been lifted opened by an enormous referee. There will be no traditional floodlights, a feature the architects seem to be quite proud of, as all lights will be embedded within the surrounding architecture, adding to the stadium’s mystical feel.
So why underground? Obviously it’s a great coup to have the world’s first underground stadium but there’s one invaluable benefit, especially in a climate such as Qatar’s: temperature control. A subterranean stadium should ensure that the pitch and its spectators retain a cool, bearable atmosphere naturally without the need to spend millions of pounds on air-conditioning.
The stadium is apparently part of Doha’s forthcoming bid to host the 2018 World Cup and if the location was decided purely down to stadium architecture, they may have a chance. The one concern? The Wall will only be able to seat 11′000 people.
Designer: MZ & Partners Architects