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Ron Cobb, Alien Ship and Back to the Future DeLorean Designer, Dies at 83

Ron Cobb, a production designer known for designing Back to the Future’s time-traveling DeLorean, the Nostromo in Alien, and aspects of Conan the Barbarian, has died. He was 83.

 Ron Cobb with a Cartoon from his last book.American Cartoonist/Movie Designer Ron Cobb at the Wild & Woolie Publishing Company in Glebe. Ron is out in Australia to Promote his latest book. August 07, 1981. (Photo by Gerrit Alan Fokkema/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).

Ron Cobb (Photo by Gerrit Alan Fokkema/Fairfax Media via Getty Images).

Robin Love, Cobb’s wife of 48 years, reported that Cobb died Monday of Lewy body dementia, according to THR.

Cobb was most known for his production design work on numerous sci-fi and action films. Besides the examples listed above, Cobb was also responsible for weapons and scenery design on 1982’s Conan the Barbarian.

Cobb began his career at age 17

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A New Look for Jag’s Aging Crossover

Jaguar sold just over 31,000 cars and SUVs in the United States last year, nearly half of which were F-Paces. To say the company’s biggest SUV is its most important model (at least on our shore) is something of an understatement. And now the company’s best-seller—a fat cat gorging on profits, if you will—is getting a major update.

Jaguar brings the 2021 F-Pace’s exterior up to date with its current design language, taking cues such as the LED daytime running lights’ blades and the silver strakes in the side intakes off of other models in its lineup. The rear-end gets

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New Bunkhouse Hotel Opens In Austin, Texas

It goes without saying that Austin, Texas, is a synonym for hipster city. It’s also laid-back, funky, creative and seriously musical. And if any hotel aims to embody the spirit of Austin, that would have to be the Bunkhouse Group hotels. 

Since its inception in 2006, this acclaimed hotel group has been steadily growing and currently has several properties in and out of Texas. These include Saint Cecilia (the secluded luxury estate in Austin), Austin Motel (perhaps the most stylish motel you’ve seen), and Hotel Havana (the historic property on

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2021 Jaguar F-Pace debuts cleaner styling and refreshed interior

The 2021 Jaguar F-Pace aims to improve on the shortcomings of the outgoing model. Jaguar designers took the ‘don’t fix what ain’t broke’ approach in reconfiguring the exterior of its newest F-Pace sport-luxury SUV, but the biggest changes are found inside with new tech gadgets and better interior materials.

“The new F-PACE is dynamic and assertive with an elegant stance on the road – it represents a significant development of Jaguar design language,” said Julian Thomson, Jaguar Design Director. “The heightened luxury and attention to detail inside the F-PACE with seamlessly integrated state-of-the-art technologies ensure both driver and passengers feel

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Akron Civic Theatre bringing murals to exterior walls

AKRON, Ohio — The Akron Civic Theatre soon will make the outside of its building just as beautiful as its inside, with the addition of large-scale murals designed by internationally renowned artists.

The murals are a part of the theater’s Staging The Future capital campaign, meant to help beautify the grounds of the theater and downtown Akron.

The projects will freshen up the north and south-facing walls, along with other areas on the venue’s property, including an “art park” that will feature local and regional artists, according to a press release.

Muralists will start working soon. In September, El Mac

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Ron Cobb, ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean Designer, Dies at 83

Cartoonist turned production designer Ron Cobb, best known for coming up the initial design of DeLorean time travel machine from “Back to the Future” has died, according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter. Cobb was 83.

Cobb died on Monday, his birthday, of Lewy body dementia in Sydney, according to his wife of 48 years, Robin Love.

Cobb’s designs help defined production design for some of the most iconic films of the 1970s and 80s. Cobb, who was born in 1937, broke into the industry in 1956 working at Disney as a breakdown artist on “Sleeping Beauty.” Cobb did

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$1,350,000 home is ideal balance of lush rural life and contemporary design

Verdant pastures meet slick contemporary designs with this home located near Iowa City.

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INFINITI QX60 Monograph previews design of next-generation three-row SUV

  • Provides vision of how INFINITI plans to transform the future QX60
  • Showcases new elegant and muscular design direction
  • Details draw inspiration from brands Japanese heritage
  • Next-generation production QX60 to be revealed in 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Dressed in a reflective platinum hue, the INFINITI QX60 Monograph* previews a more upscale and commanding design for the brand’s popular family-focused SUV.

“We commenced the design of the Monograph knowing this was an opportune time to start a discussion about where we are planning to take the QX60 in the future and more broadly, where we are heading

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Exterior signage approved for carousel & longshed projects at Canalside

Graphic: Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.

Graphic: Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp.

Mon, Sep 14th 2020 12:55 pm

See renderings here

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp. met Monday and took several actions, including exterior signage design approval for the Buffalo Heritage Carousel (BHC) and longshed at Canalside.

“These actions further advance the Buffalo Heritage Carousel and longshed projects, which are key elements of the Canalside site as it is built out,” ECHDC Chairman Robert Gioia said. “The new signage is consistent with Canalside’s design guidelines and will complement other signage on the site.”

The Buffalo Heritage Carousel has proposed a full-color sign displaying the carousel name,

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2017 Chevy Traverse Exterior Design & Details

The exterior of the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse goes unchanged from the 2016 model year.

Body Styles

The Traverse will continue to be offered solely as a four-door crossover with a liftback hatch.

Complete details on the 2017 Traverse body style (with pictures).

Exhaust

The LS Base (1SM), LS (1LS) and LT (1LT, 2LT) models are equipped with a single exhaust outlet, while the 2LT Graphite Special Edition and Premier (1LZ) feature dual exhaust which enables them to make slightly more horsepower and torque.

Mirrors

Traverse LS Base and LS come standard with black, power-adjustable rearview mirrors that are manually folded.

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The new Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 Limousine Exterior Design

With a more striking design, enhanced options for individualisation and the MBUX infotainment system, Mercedes-AMG is enhancing the E53 4MATIC+ Saloon and Estate business-class models. The completely restyled front view lends the Performance E-Class an even more powerful appearance. The AMG-specific radiator grille with its A-shaped contour reinforces the impression of width, as do the flat LED headlamps. Extensive design measures also make the rear view of the saloon look even more muscular. They include the two-piece tail lights, the new rear apron and the new diffuser insert. The interior is also characterised by more sportiness in the form of

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The new Audi Q3 Sportback Exterior Design in Puls Orange

The Audi Q3 Sportback stands for strength and precision to an equal degree, and reflects this in all design details. The black grille of the octagonal Singleframe is strongly three-dimensional in design, and this makes it particularly sporty. The same applies for the trapezoidal air inlets and the expressive bumper with its flat blade. The coupé-like passenger cabin acts as a contrast to the distinctive attachments, which are painted in contrasting colors and thus emphasize the SUV character. The low roofline gives way to flat D-pillars and ends in a roof edge spoiler. As a result, the Audi Q3 Sportback

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2018 Toyota Camry XLE Exterior Design

The new Camry’s face is accentuated by a two-piece grille comprised of flowing thin and thick treatments – key elements of the Camry’s “Keen Look” design philosophy. The curvaceous 1.6-inch-lower hood sits neatly above the grille’s uppermost section which accommodates a commanding Toyota emblem. For the hybrid model, the emblem is tinged a distinct blue hue. This fashionable trifecta of grille, hood, and emblem blends flawlessly into the A-pillar, and produces a stance that is undoubtedly more aggressive than that of any predecessor. The 2018 Camry has a sleeker profile than the current model. By lowering the hip points of

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The new Audi A3 Sportback Exterior Design in Manhattan Grey

The new Audi A3 Sportback has a sporty and taut road stance. The front section is dominated by a wide, hexagonal Singleframe with a honeycomb grille. It accentuates the dynamic character of the premium compact car just as clearly as the large, angular air inlets whose depth gives them a sculptural effect.

The shoulder line runs in a wedge shape from the headlights to the rear lights, making the Audi A3 Sportback appear longer. The surface below it falls inward, accentuating the quattro blisters and highlighting the body shoulder. With its concave side, the A3 Sportback is showcasing a completely

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a close up of a toy car: Kia Sonet vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Exterior, Engine, Features and More


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Kia Sonet vs Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza: Exterior, Engine, Features and More

Kia has launched the Sonet SUV in India with introductory prices starting at Rs 6.71 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The car will be inducted in the hotly contested compact SUV segment against rivals like the Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza and Hyundai Venue among others. We have already seen how the car fares against its cousin and it’s now time to glimpse how it performs against the segment leader – the Vitara Brezza.

Here’s the Kia Sonet variant wise price breakup-

Kia Sonet 1.2-litre Petrol HTE

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Lucid launches Air electric sedan, unveils production design and full specs

Lucid has finally fully unveiled the production version of its first car: the Lucid Air, a luxury electric sedan.

For those of you who have been following our coverage over the past few months, there won’t be many surprises since Lucid has gradually leaked the most important information. But it’s still worth diving a little deeper with all the final details.

Lucid Air Design

First of all, let’s check the final design since it’s one of the few things that Lucid kept close to its chest until today.

For those familiar with the early version of the car unveiled in

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Custom home design fits to perfection

New home builders’ production homes — the various models on display in show home parades in new communities — feature designs with a variable amount of flexibility of being changed by home buyers.



a kitchen filled with lots of furniture: The chef's kitchen in a Silverhorn estate home by McKinley Masters.


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The chef’s kitchen in a Silverhorn estate home by McKinley Masters.

Set plans add a scale of economy 
to the homes, plus builders can build and deliver the homes to new owners more quickly, just two of the difference between production homes and custom-built homes.

“There are many differences between buying a custom-designed and
a production model home, the main difference being

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2021 Mercedes S-Class Fan Rendering Proposes W140 Design Cues

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How to design an SUV: creating the Kodiaq

The Kodiaq is a landmark car for Skoda, in more ways than one. But it is particularly significant from a design point of view. With CEO Bernhard Maier setting out a plan to double Skoda’s sales by 2025, and SUVs playing a major role in achieving this huge sales expansion, it was vital that the Kodiaq set out a defined design blueprint for the brand’s future crossover stars.

The thinking behind this is already becoming evident; the recently unveiled Karoq so obviously follows the cues of its big brother – and is so fundamentally different from its predecessor – that

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How to succeed with EIFS: exterior insulation and finish systems

Exterior insulation and finish systems, or EIFS, are proprietary wall cladding assemblies that combine rigid insulation board with a water-resistant exterior coating. EIFS are popular chiefly for their low cost and high insulating values, and they are used in a range of construction types, from hotels to office parks to multifamily housing.

Unlike traditional stucco, which is composed of inorganic cement-bonded sand and water, EIFS uses organic polymeric finishes reinforced with glass mesh. As an energy-efficient, economical wall covering, EIFS can be effective for both new construction and recladding applications.

However, successful use of EIFS is highly dependent on proper

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