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New LEED-certified Starbucks a hidden gem in Yosemite National Park

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Now, there’s a one-of-a-kind Starbucks café tucked away in California’s Yosemite National Park, which attracts visitors from around the world. There is no sign on the store's exterior, just the warm glow from floor-to-ceiling windows that beckon visitors like a campfire amongst the towering ponderosa pines and sequoias. The café is part of the new Base Camp Eatery, a remodeled space that occupies the lodge’s old food court in one its original mid-century buildings. The project is a collaboration between the U.S. National Park Service and Ara... Read More »

DHL extends logistics partnership with Formula 1 and strengthens its motor-sports team through integration of specialized provider DOT

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At the beginning of the season, DHL and Formula 1 are announcing an extension of their global partnership, which has existed since 2004. Within the framework of the agreement, DHL remains the Official Logistics Partner and becomes the first official partner of the F1 eSports Series. Other joint initiatives are also planned, including fan festivals in core and growth markets of Formula 1, as well as new digital formats. Furthermore, DHL will continue to present the DHL Fastest Lap Award and the DHL Fastest Pit Stop Award, two prizes for exceptio... Read More »

Lexus Sport Yacht Concept Honored at Japan International Boat Show

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The one-of-a-kind Lexus Sport Yacht stunned the automotive and yachting worlds when it was revealed in January 2017 at an exclusive media event in Miami by Toyota Motor Corp. president Akio Toyoda along with Yoshihiro Sawa, president of Lexus International, and Shigeki Tomoyama, Toyota Motor Corp. executive vice president with responsibilities including Toyota Marine.The Lexus Sport Yacht concept was conceived by Lexus Design to explore new areas of luxury and active lifestyles.  It was engineered by the Toyota Marine Division and a single runn... Read More »

Design for champions: BMW Motorsport reinterprets traditional BMW M colours for the 2018 season

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Light blue, dark blue and red have always been intrinsically associated with BMW on the motorsport scene. As far back as the 1970s, BMW racing cars tasted success on the international stage with the characteristic striped design. Today, the new BMW M8 GTE is just one of the cars that races with the traditional colours in the new design. Bold, modern shapes are derived from the three bars of the BMW M logo with abstracted, high contrast application for maximum visibility at speed. The livery is linked to architectural elements of the car, suc... Read More »

The new MINI Folding Bike. Riding pleasure with a twist

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Spring is just around the corner and with it the start of the cycling season; the first warm rays of sun beckon you to explore the great outdoors by pedal power. The new version of the MINI Folding Bike presented by the brand in time for the new season is a true all-rounder that is sure to appeal to design fans and MINI enthusiasts alike. The collapsible two-wheeler can be quickly loaded into any car boot with ease, and provides a flexible, comfortable and contemporary means of getting around. Whether it’s a short ride through town or an excurs... Read More »

Apple Watch Series 3 now tracks skiing and snowboarding activity

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Developers are taking advantage of the built-in GPS and altimeter in Apple Watch Series 3 as well as custom workout APIs released in watchOS 4.2 to enable tracking of specialized metrics. App updates for snoww, Slopes, Squaw Alpine, Snocru and Ski Tracks now track new metrics on the slopes including: Total vertical descent and horizontal distance Number of runs Average and maximum speeds Total time spent Calories burned Apps can auto pause and resume and users will get credit towards their Activity rings; workout inform... Read More »

The BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre

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30 years ago, the BMW M GmbH complemented its model range for the first time with an open-top high-performance automobile. Just in time for the beginning of the summer of 1988, the BMW M3 Convertible offered motorsport fans the possibility to enjoy also in the open air the fascination of a sports car designed for everyday use, but with racetrack-proven engine and suspension technology. The current successor, the BMW M4 Convertible (combined fuel consumption: 9.5 – 8.7 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 218 – 203 g/km), is the latest interpretati... Read More »

Inspirational ideas for little explorers. The kids products from the MINI Lifestyle Collection

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Perfect for encouraging creativity and a sense of curiosity. Every new day brings new adventures. For example, the MINI Kids Craft Set Animals and MINI Kids Craft Set Automotive (RRP €12.00 each) help to bring out the inventive side in youngsters by letting them turn household packaging, such as cardboard rolls or shoe boxes, into a world of toys all of their own in just a few steps. In so doing, the craft sets provide a fun way of nurturing creativity, as well as encouraging children to make responsible use of resources. For those who enjoy c... Read More »

A suitable sponsor for a sustainable venue

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The 2018 Winter Olympics are upon us and Scania is involved in a very interesting - and highly sustainable - project during the games. Scania is the main sponsor of the Sweden Arena, the Swedish hospitality house in the Nations Village. It’s a little corner of Sweden for Swedish Olympians, officials, Swedish fans and fans of Sweden while the Winter Olympics take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Sweden Arena sponsorship is “natural fit” for Scania The hospitality house is a flexible, temporary and modular structure that can be assembled... Read More »

H&M to dress the Swedish teams for 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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H&M will create outfits for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The collection will also include a full and extensive wardrobe for all the Swedish teams to wear in the Olympic village for both training and leisure. The pieces will be developed in collaboration with the Swedish Olympians, who will give their input and test the garments in the collection. “It is such an honor for H&M to dress both the Swedish Olympians and Paralympians for the upcoming Games in PyeongChang. The designs will bring together sport, functionality and fashion... Read More »

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