Having only come to Las Vegs for conventions, most notably CES, I readily admit to having a bias against the place. A study in excess of every sort, it runs contrary to much of what I believe in about design, sustainability, and doing more with less. Culled from the city where more is never quite enough is a series of images which are quite demonstrative of this phenomenon – anyone care to guess exactly how many plastic bottles it took to create a 70sqft poster of this guy?
A recent trip for business saw our team of four headed into rental car territory. And it seemed perfectly reasonable to this author, and to at least one colleague, that we rent the charming little little go-kart that is the FIAT 500. There it stood, resplendent in white, low mileage, surrounded by regular rental chaff. To the author (also the driver), the choice seemed reasonable – there was ample space in the front, and back seats are an added extra anyway. Saner minds prevailed, and a few protestations later, we streamed out of the Enterprise location at the Portland, Oregon airport in this land yacht. It may not be much of a drive, but it has presence.