The 1955 GMC L’Universelle Dream Truck

One of the most popular General Motors design concept models designed under the direction of Harley Earl was the 1955 GMC L’Universelle show van. The name “L’Universelle” is French and means “The Universal.” The model was a part of the Motorama shows during the 1950s, which created a huge buzz among crowds at the time.

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In January of 1955, GM debuted its ’55 L’Universelle show van at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, at the opening of that year’s Motorama. Though not a conventional “dream car” as one would normally find at the Motorama, it nonetheless shared the same level of innovation as the one-offs displayed by the General’s other divisions. Moreover, the bronze-colored van shared many of the same Harley Earl-inspired design elements used on both production and non-production GM cars of the time.

The L’Universelle concept model was designed under the direction of Charles Jordan, a creative and talented automotive/truck designer. Jordan, who had worked in the GMC studio, became one of GM’s youngest and brightest designers, creating many successful projects during the 1950s. The L’Universelle project started out as a box design with the engine positioned up front followed by a big box interior design for the driver and cargo area. The interior was designed around the engine, which had allowed a certain separation of the cargo area from the driver’s cab area.

Jordan along with many other GM design team employees, created a monospace form with large chrome bumpers and a compact style. Some automotive historians have said that the L’ Universelle show model offered a strong character line wrapped around the front and continuing along the sides before curving down to the rear wheels. The model also offered a panoramic windshield design, which became very popular on many vehicles during the 1950s. The front-end design offered the same look that found on passenger vehicles. The show truck also offered twin side doors which could open in a gullwing design for the driver or passengers.

Another person that was a part of the L’Universelle project was Philip Monaghan, the vice president and general manager of the GMC division at the time, who said, “The basic design of the L’Universelle is a panel delivery; minor manufacturing changes can convert it into a small bus, taxi, station wagon, or sportsman’s car.”

Although the concept truck was unveiled at the Motorama show in 1955, it never saw production. However, the L’Universelle concept did influence other Chevrolet truck designs during the 1960s. For example, the first passenger compact van by Chevrolet, the Greenbriar Corvair model, used a lower interior space design for passenger comfort and safety that came from the L’ Universelle.

SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/the-1955-gmc-luniverselle-dream-truck/

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違うそっちじゃない!2つのペンギングループが集まった後に何かが起きる!

別の群れと交わったペンギンの混乱


 南大西洋にあるフォークランド諸島はペンギンの宝庫だ。キングペンギン、ゼンツーペンギン、イワトビペンギン、マカロニペンギン、マゼランペンギンという5種類のペンギンが生息しており、島中にたくさんのコロニーがある。

 この日、イワトビペンギンの2つのグループが反対方向から歩いてきた。両グループは合体し交流を深めた後、それぞれの向かう方向へと歩いていったのだが、うっかりものが1羽いたようだ。
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SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52298592.html

グラブル人気絵師が突然BANされファン騒然 まさかの理由に「そんなことってある??」

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その真相は。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10345642.html

映画評論家の町山氏、高須院長に「反省というものを知らないまま死んでいく」とツイート 外道すぎると物議

gtr
命への敬意は絶対忘れてはいけない。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10345566.html

Trying to Understand the Mysterious Russian Soul with Amazing Photographs of Sergey Kolyaskin

Daily moments of life on photographs of Sergey Kolyaskin – master who has his own school of photography, who had fifteen personal exhibitions and published two photo albums, participated in numerous contests, being a member of the Creative Union of Artists of Russia and the Russian Geographical Society.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/trying-to-understand-the-mysterious-russian-soul-with-amazing-photographs-of-sergey-kolyaskin/

【動画】 45歳バイト芸人TAIGAの生き様に視聴者涙 世界トレンド入り

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この日のテーマは「40歳過ぎてバイトやめられない芸人」で、オーディションを勝ち抜いた10人の売れない芸人が現状を笑いを交えて語った。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10345594.html

河北麻友子、結婚相手の正体が判明 「実は芸能活動をしていて・・」

mmk
顔の下半分しか見せていないものの確かにイケメンオーラは感じるし、結婚相手を知る芸能プロ関係者も笑いながらこう語る。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10345614.html

息子の分を注文しない家族。女性店員の機転が虐待されていた11歳少年を救う(アメリカ)

女性店員の機転が虐待されていた少年を救う

女性店員の機転が虐待されていた少年を救う /iStock

 子供は例え虐待を受けていてもその事実を隠そうとする。加害者が親であればなおさらだ。見捨てられることを極端に恐れており、我慢してしまうのだ。だが時にそれが致命的な被害を生むこともある。

 アメリカ・フロリダ州にあるレストランの女性店員(ホールスタッフ)は、ある違和感から家族で食事に来ていた子供の状況をいち早く察知した。

 その両親は自分たちの料理は注文しても、息子の分は注文しなかったのだ。店員は少年にこっそりメモを見せることで、両親から虐待を受けていた11歳の少年を窮地から救った。『WFTV9 abc』などが伝えている。 続きを読む

SOURCE: http://karapaia.com/archives/52298519.html

今泉佑唯と結婚報告のマホト、UUUMから契約を解除される コレコレの告発受け「概ね内容を認めました」

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YouTuber・ワタナベマホトの所属事務所であるUUUMは22日、同日付でワタナベとの契約を解除したことを発表した。


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SOURCE: http://blog.livedoor.jp/gunbird/archives/10345612.html

Artist Pays Homage to Possibly the Biggest Icon of The 21st Century with His ‘Tribute’ Project

Max Siedentopf is a London based multi-disciplinary conceptual artist working across video, photography, sculpture, creative direction and everything in-between and is the founder of the of the art publication ORDINARY.

According to an artist: ““TRIBUTE” pays homage to possible the biggest icon of the 21st century. Easily comparable to famous icons from the past such as Marilyn Monroe or the Mona Lisa, no one else has had more influence on contemporary visual culture such as Kim Kardashian. Described by The New York Times as “the queen of selfies”, Kim Kardashian has shaped and reinvented over the past decade what self-portraiture is today. Her images are omni-present and have become an integral part of today’s pop culture.

As the ultimate homage to this 21st century icon, I have decided to pay the biggest tribute I physically could. Over several weeks I have dug a tunnel which spans over many meters into the earth. It’s almost impossible to find the end of it, seemingly going all the way to the center of the earth. The inside of the tunnel is built as a hall of fame, plastered with some of Kardashian’s most iconic portraits, forever celebrating her image.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/artist-pays-homage-to-possibly-the-biggest-icon-of-the-21st-century-with-his-tribute-project/

Elephant Hotel: The Prime Example of Novelty Architecture in 1880s

Novelty architecture, also called programmatic or mimetic architecture, is a type of architecture in which buildings and other structures are given unusual shapes for purposes such as advertising or to copy other famous buildings without any intention of being authentic.

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Their size and novelty means that they often serve as landmarks. They are distinct from architectural follies, in that novelty architecture is essentially usable buildings in eccentric form whereas follies are non-usable, ornamental buildings often in eccentric form.

Utility buildings and “novelty structures” are the red headed step-children of architecture – Like the Elephant Hotel, a 10 room hotel built in 1885. Intended to be one of a menagerie of buildings in the Margate City project in Atlantic City, New Jersey.




SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/01/elephant-hotel-the-prime-example-of-novelty-architecture-in-1880s/