By Sky or Sea

2 Dec

I’ve once again fallen in love with a technology that doesn’t yet exist.
aircraft/sail boatYelken Octuri, the creator, works for a plane manufacturer based in Toulouse, but in his spare time he designs fantastic craft that deserve a life of their own.

Normally I try to avoid chasing rainbows that will likely never come to fruition, but there’s something so intuitive about the design that it feels like this is closer to reality than most of the other digital daydreams that I run across.
plane modeI can only hope for a future where fishermen and pleasure-seekers flit over the glass surface of a summer lake like dragonflies.

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2 Responses to “By Sky or Sea”

  1. bmj2k December 2, 2010 at 11:46 #

    Is this just a design or has he built a prototype? It looks beautiful.

    • JRD Skinner December 2, 2010 at 11:53 #

      It’s just a design at the moment, but he seems to be getting more and more press for his work, so we can at least hope that one day it’ll be a real craft.

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