Sunglasses maker Oakley’s HQ in Orange County, California, was inspired by “Blade Runner” movie. Oakley prides itself on aggressive nonconformity. “We obsess about every component of our business,” says Oakley president Colin Baden, who first worked for the company as the architect of the unconventional headquarters. The design styling is surely fortress-like — and given the military nature of some of their product, it’s relevant.
Located on Highway 12 in Wisconsin, Dr. Evermore’s Scrap Metal yard features a wide variety of strange metal creatures, from the steampunk orchestra, a band of 70 bird-like statues, made from different musical instruments, to the famous Forevertron, the largest scrap metal sculpture in the world. Tom Every – aka Dr. Evermore – says he takes pride in allowing the original materials to remain unaltered as much as possible, using their original forms in new juxtapositions to create his own aesthetic.