The Australian architecture/design firm Molecule took great inspiration from Batman’s garage in “The Dark Knight” trilogy of movies to create a similar underground car park for one of their clients. Their portfolio post about the project lists it as the Wayne Residence, which is just an irony of epic proportions.
Last year, the architectural design group finished up work on the Wayne Residence, an insane home fit for a superhero, and among its lavish features is a garage seemingly ripped from the screen. You can even drive your Tumbler in through a secretive entryway hidden beneath the tennis court.
That’s right, these folks open the garage door by pushing a button and having some hydraulics lift up their tennis court, at which time they drive down below grade to their Batcave Garage.
As I spend more time online visiting different sites and evaluating new online services, I have come to greatly appreciate clean, crisp, minimal yet effective user experience/interaction design. I even recently purchased an Apple iMac which has only added to this recent obsession.
Over the holiday break, I began to build up my collection of desktop backgrounds since its so easy to rotate desktop backgrounds on my new iMac. In my online travels, I discovered the great site SimpleDesktops and went a bit overboard downloading desktops from the site. And in looking at the examples on their site, I got inspired to develop a bunch on my own. So, with little fanfare, I would like to share my collection of minimal dekstop wallpapers for your viewing and downloading pleasure. All the backgorunds are sized for a 27″ iMac desktop (2560 px x 1440 px) however you should be able to download them and your Mac/PC should resize them.
Below are a few examples to whet your appetite. I’ve developed several related to Superheros, English Premier League teams, MLB teams, London Underground Tube Stops, and a few Random Ones that strike my fancy. Visit my Sandbox page or go here to see the full collection.
Replica models of the original 1966 Batmobile from the Adam West/Burt Ward era Batman show are now available for purchase. DC Comics set up a licensing deal with a company called Fiberglass Freaks to create the classic auto, including a working rocket exhaust flamethrower in the rear.
Both Detective Comics #27 and Action Comics #1 were originally published by National Allied Publications, a company that later became Detective Comics and then DC Comics.
With all the recent movies about comic book characters, I’m sure that there will be more rare comics being auctioned off. Interestingly, according to the article, items like rare comic books have seen strong price increases during the recent recession while other more “common” auctioned items did not see equivalent pricing growth.