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Quite a few truly impressive products have come out of the Porsche Design Studio, founded by Professor Ferdinand Alexander Porsche (grandson of the Porsche founder and the original designer of the 911). Studio F. A. Porsche recently teamed up with Japanese electronics giant Panasonic to create something more unusual than any of their previous creations—a washing machine. The Panasonic ALPHA washing machine combines the commitments to technology, reliability, functionality and quality that both brands share to create an appliance with a focus on design that’s unparalleled. The door automatically pops out about an inch after a load is complete for better ventilation. A TFT display, rotary knob and single on/off button reduce the clutter that you’d normally find on the control area of a similar product. And, of course, it’s decked out in brushed stainless for that high-end look and feel. Unfortunately, the Panasonic ALPHA washing machine was developed exclusively for the Chinese market. We can only hope it makes its way to the rest of the world soon.

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Xeric watches have always been bold, unique and stylish, but their newest watch is absolutely otherworldly. Xeric teamed up with NASA to create watches for the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. The dial features a star map of the constellations surrounding Trappist-1. The grill references the ISS cupola window to give you the sense of looking out into space. The dome crystal is Hesalite, a material originally developed by NASA in the ’60s. Time is displayed with planetary hour and minute hands and stars on the sweeping seconds hand. It’s like wearing space on your wrist.