French architect Jean Nouvel unveiled a pair of leather and rubber boots for Italian shoe brand Ruco Line at the Interni Hybrid Architecture and Design exhibition in Milan. The boots have chunky rubber soles and calf leather uppers with a stretchy Lycra lining inside. They come in white, black, fluorescent yellow and fuchsia and are sold in translucent plastic bags. I like it.
2014 Porsche will now offer a Panamera S E-Hybrid model. It has a 95hp electric motor to go along with its 420hp 3L twin-turbo V6. At the performance, the E-Hybrid will reportedly have an all-electric driving range of "greater than 20 miles" and will be able to travel at speeds up to 84 miles per hour solely on electric power. The Panamera S E-Hybrid will be able to hit 60 mph in 5.2 seconds on its way to a top speed of 167 mph.
The Butler wall-mounted wood dock by Curtis Micklish is designed to fit your wallet and keys in the top sleeve, your iphone on the side slot with a concealed space for your charging cord, and glasses/hat/scarf or whatever other go-to item on the slide out walnut piece. Dimension: 10" wide x 9" tall x 2 1/4" thick. Available here.
The hat-inspired table lamp by Philippe Starck lamp offers a whimsical design. The simple form acts as a base whereby the owner can customize it with their own head covering, combining the functions of two things which would otherwise not be associated with one another, resulting in a playful, interactive lighting piece.