The battle amongst full-size pickup trucks from Ford, Chevy and Ram is as close to a bloodsport as the auto industry has, but now it might be Toyota that gets the last laugh in the tonnage towing race. In what should prove to be the mother of all publicity stunts, a showroom-stock 2012 Toyota Tundra will tow the space shuttle Endeavour to its final resting place at the California Science Center.
How exactly does a bone-stock, half-ton pickup tow almost 300,000 pounds, you ask? A quarter mile at a time using a specially designed rig.
Endeavour will be towed 12 miles from Los Angeles International Airport to the museum on October 13, and the Tundra will hitch up to the shuttle for the last quarter mile of the trip. The towing rig was made specifically for this event, allowing the full-size Tundra to pull almost 30 times its regular towing capacity. Toyota says that the truck used to tow Endeavour will be a stock V8 Tundra with no enhancements or modifications.
The Endeavour exhibit opens at the California Science Center on October 30, joining other airplanes and spacecraft including the capsule from the Gemini 11 mission. The Tundra that tows the shuttle will remain on display at the museum as well.
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A big thanks to one of our favourite resources NOTCOT, for bringing us another excellent Vector Packaging feature. Old-school craftsmanship is alive and well. Vector Art is the bridge between art and design. Holding up the principals of good vector packaging and product design is Rice Creative. They have been on the Vectorvault Radar for some time now.
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Even the best of them could use a few shortcuts every now and then. The team down at Hongkiat has assembled wallpapers in 1024×768, 1024×1024 (iPad), 1280×800, 1280×1024, 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1920×1200 and 2560×1440 to help you save time. When it comes to design, isn’t that what it’s all about?
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Designers can work hours into the night to produce their best work for clients, their portfolio or their pet projects. To make the process easier, most would use shortcut keys on their regular design and development tools particularly Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Flash, to expediate the process. You can be sure that they are not going to go back to the traditional (and slower) click-and-search methods.
That is why you can find tons of cheatsheets on the Web, designed to help designers and developers make better use of their time in producing their masterpieces, not looking through the rows and rows of commands for the right action.
New Orleans LA–
Founded on the Oregon coast by a guy named Ted, this small handscreened wallpaper company flourished in the Age of Aquarius.
Many years later, some young designers seeking striking wallcoverings discovered Teds greatness- just days before the designs and equipment were to be destroyed. Knowing what had to be done, these young designers headed west to save Teds legacy
Relocated to the Bywater District of New Orleans, Flavor Paper continues to print using Teds traditional printing methods, but with greatly increased accuracy and detail. Contact us to see samples of fine handscreened wallpaper designed in Teds days or fresh from the next generation of Flavor Paper designers.
Flavor Paper produces unique vintage, contemporary and custom handscreened wallcoverings that will add a burst of flavor to any environment. Located in the Bywater District of New Orleans, our Flavor Lab uses only the highest quality water-based inks and grounds to create premium wallcoverings for retail, home and beyond.
Flavor Papers distinctive designs and vibrant colors have caught the eye, and palette, of a number of taste aficionados. Rock stars, retailers, nightclubs, restaurants, and savvy homeowners have all added a little spice to their walls with Flavor Paper.
Whether you are a long time flavor follower or are just getting your first taste, we are sure that once you start sampling you wont be able to stop. But dont worry this is one addiction thats good for you.
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Bringing a dose of modern irreverence to old world decor, Flavor Paper screenprints wallpaper by hand in their New Orleans studio. This episode of our video series visits with owner Jon Sherman and tours the factory to learn about how they do it.
Los Angeles, CA –
By Ansley Berrones
Walnut Wallpaper is a wallpaper company out of the US. They use hard to find cutting edge wallpaper as well as vintage designs, making decorating with wallpaper popular once again. As you can see from their designs, they use a good deal of vector graphics, colors and styles which are not seen very often on the walls of homes.
Norinne DeGal, owner of Walnut Wallpapers stocks all the big names, such as Cole & Son, Allegra Hicks, Duro, Mibo, Neisha Crosland, Osborne & Little, and Mod Green Pod. They have been in magazines such as Lucky, Teen Vogue, Domino, House and Garden, Metropolitan Home, to name a few.
Check out Walnut Wallpaper where you can search by designer, colors or even style. I love the fact that Vector art is really growing in popularity, and expanding into a variety of categories such as home decorating. We love it!
Designer Aimée Wilder has taken some of your favorite audio equipment and developed a line of wallpapers that are just downright slick. This selection entitled Analog Nights comes in regular and metallic printed versions. This pattern is very stylish and captivating. Any music lover would appreciate a room dressed from head to toe in this high quality paper.
At $140, these papers are printed as triple rolls. Orders of less than three rolls will be cut from a triple roll.
There are more great products to choose from on Aimée’s site. Take a look around and see what suits your own taste.