Lexus Illuminates the Future

At this year’s 45th Tokyo Motor Show, Lexus will be commemorating the 10th year anniversary of their ‘F’ sports models with the limited editions of the spectacular “RC F” and the “GS F” models. But not only that, fortunately for us, Lexus has another gem up their sleeves with the unveiling of the automated-driving-capable “LS+ Concept” concept.

The LS+ Concept embodies all that Lexus envision for the future of autonomous driving. With its edgy, clean sedan appearance, the LS+ Concept is also packed to the brim with state-of-the-art tech to ensure the passengers can have a safe, smooth and fun drive at all times. Specifically, it intends to make automated driving from the entrance ramp to the exit ramp on motor-vehicle-only roadways possible by using its “Highway Teammate” automated driving technologies, which, with an eye toward application in 2020, are featured on the LS+ Concept.

The LS+ Concept is undoubtedly full of character. All throughout this vehicle your eyes become drawn to the hypnotic LED light trims found along the wing mirror, the wheel arch and in eye-catching trims here and there. To not mention the fantastic headlights and taillights would be a sin. Easily the most scintillating feature of the LS+ Concept is the extravagant lighting and grill design seen here.

As I mentioned before, the “RC F” and the “GS F” models will be showcased at TMS, and I especially cannot wait for the “RC F.” Given a more edgy, and sharper look than the previous “F” sport, this limited edition upgrade is an animal.

Designer: Lexus

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Noon Home Has a Bright Idea

Lighting is an essential aspect of the home environment. It can dictate the mood whether that be a movie, a romantic meal or the need to get work done, the lighting reflects and enhances the task at hand. Knowing the effects of lighting, it comes as no surprise when you hear of the year-on-year increase in purchases of smart bulbs. Thankfully, with the Noon Smart Home Lighting System, you don’t have to replace your bulbs but can still get the same impact.

By replacing your current switches, your traditional lights and bulbs can adapt to your lifestyle needs like those mentioned above. The intelligent Noon Switches are hyper-intelligent, having built-in motion sensors so that when you get up in the middle of the night – your lights, from room-to-room, will illuminate with low-level lighting to guide you. Compatible with Alexa, Noon Switches can also be used through voice activation. A really cool and personally my favorite feature of the Noon Smart Home Lighting System is the Vacation Mode. Learning your typical behavior (lighting intensity, activation times, etc.), Noon Switches will turn on automatically so that when you’re away, it will give those onlookers the impression that it’s still business as usual.

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Noon Home Has a Bright Idea

Lighting is an essential aspect of the home environment. It can dictate the mood whether that be a movie, a romantic meal or the need to get work done, the lighting reflects and enhances the task at hand. Knowing the effects of lighting, it comes as no surprise when you hear of the year-on-year increase in purchases of smart bulbs. Thankfully, with the Noon Smart Home Lighting System, you don’t have to replace your bulbs but can still get the same impact.

By replacing your current switches, your traditional lights and bulbs can adapt to your lifestyle needs like those mentioned above. The intelligent Noon Switches are hyper-intelligent, having built-in motion sensors so that when you get up in the middle of the night – your lights, from room-to-room, will illuminate with low-level lighting to guide you. Compatible with Alexa, Noon Switches can also be used through voice activation. A really cool and personally my favorite feature of the Noon Smart Home Lighting System is the Vacation Mode. Learning your typical behavior (lighting intensity, activation times, etc.), Noon Switches will turn on automatically so that when you’re away, it will give those onlookers the impression that it’s still business as usual.

Once installed, all of a room’s lights can be adjusted with one-touch, from the Room Director’s glass touch-screen OLED display. With Noon, there is no need to hire a lighting designer. Noon automatically creates three unique scenes – Relax, Everyday and Bright, by analyzing information about each bulb, fixture, and room type.

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Noon Home Has a Bright Idea

Lighting is an essential aspect of the home environment. It can dictate the mood whether that be a movie, a romantic meal or the need to get work done, the lighting reflects and enhances the task at hand. Knowing the effects of lighting, it comes as no surprise when you hear of the year-on-year increase in purchases of smart bulbs. Thankfully, with the Noon Smart Home Lighting System, you don’t have to replace your bulbs but can still get the same impact.

By replacing your current switches, your traditional lights and bulbs can adapt to your lifestyle needs like those mentioned above. The intelligent Noon Switches are hyper-intelligent, having built-in motion sensors so that when you get up in the middle of the night – your lights, from room-to-room, will illuminate with low-level lighting to guide you. Compatible with Alexa, Noon Switches can also be used through voice activation. A really cool and personally my favorite feature of the Noon Smart Home Lighting System is the Vacation Mode. Learning your typical behavior (lighting intensity, activation times, etc.), Noon Switches will turn on automatically so that when you’re away, it will give those onlookers the impression that it’s still business as usual.

Once installed, all of a room’s lights can be adjusted with one-touch, from the Room Director’s glass touch-screen OLED display. With Noon, there is no need to hire a lighting designer. Noon automatically creates three unique scenes – Relax, Everyday and Bright, by analyzing information about each bulb, fixture, and room type.

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A Backpack Made for Sleeping On

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With each new device that gets released, and with current devices get smarter each month, it’s easy to get swallowed up into the ‘always active’ mode. We don’t have enough time for proper relaxation anymore. We find ourselves trying to take rest where we can find it – whether that be up against the rattling train window, a strangers shoulder on an airport bench or the office desk. Leave those days behind you with the Backpack – Relax, designed by Maya Prokhorova.

The Backpack – Relax is a gorgeous, innovative backpack that once you hear about it, it becomes an instant ‘must-have.’ With an internal air container, this backpack transforms into a pillow within seconds. Not only this, once inflated, the air container creates a barrier, protecting your valuables from outside damage. Not to mention the ability to fill this container with hot water and warm yourself up if you decided to bring your Backpack – Relax with you camping. Ideal for the workaholic, this backpack will transform your day in more ways than one.

Designer: Maya Prokhorova

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