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Walking Around the BMW Concept 8 Series
First introduced in 1989, the 8 Series established a new design language for BMW by departing from upright and boxy forms in favor of a lower, wider stance and more angular nose. The full-size, four-seat coupe was immediately both iconic and curious...
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The Fourth BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors
Written collaboratively by Silvia Anna Barrilà, Nicole Büsing, Heiko Klaas, and Christiane Meixner, The Fourth BMW Art Guide by Independent Collectors features 256 private collections of contemporary art that the public can actually view. With collections...
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1. New York Design Week's Exponential Growth Now stretching across almost the entire month of May, New York Design "Week" has positioned NYC in the global design circuit with force. As Artsy notes, "By the 24th of this month, more than 500 design...
TRAVEL
Roadtripping From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
by Matthew Askari It’s the smoke that first assaults the senses when stepping out of the airport in Hanoi. That, or the countless Samsung advertisements that seemingly stretch to the periphery of the eyeballs. In the van on the way to our hotel...
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1. Extraordinary Aurora Given a Very Ordinary Name Termed as an aurora, but technically an aurora-like feature, this phenomenon behaves differently—and has been named differently too. While most auroras ripple and fade horizontally, this one appears...
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Test Drive: 2018 Audi S4 + S5
by Sue Mead A snaking, high-desert road course is the ideal test of the all-new 2018 Audi S4 and S5—cars that are spawned from the petri-dish of their ultra-high performance stablemates, the Audi R8 and RS. (To clarify: the German automaker...
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1. Star Wars + Record Store Day Milestone Anniversary Turntable In celebration of the 10th annual Record Store Day, as well as the 40th anniversary of the very first "Star Wars" film, Crosley Radio has made a limited edition record player. Only...
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Test Drive: 2017 Land Rover Discovery
The impressive fifth generation Land Rover Discovery is a ground-up redesign of the brand’s most capable (and likely most popular) vehicle—an all-purpose, family-friendly SUV with brand-defining off-road capabilities and suburban appeal. Sitting above...
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The New Lincoln Navigator
Lincoln continues to innovate with and improve its product, and today’s debut of the all-new 2018 Navigator—along with several marketing programs—is worthy of notice. Presented as a concept at last year’s New York International Auto Show, the production...
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1. Keeping Up With the Machines, Elon Musk's New Program It's been a week now since serial entrepreneur (and futurist) Elon Musk announced the launch of Neuralink Corp, and to be honest, it's still on our minds. With this new venture, Musk proposes...
FOOD-DRINK
Interview: Massimo Bottura
Chef Massimo Bottura, owner of three-Michelin star Osteria Francescana, in Modena, Italy is a master and an artist who speaks like a poet. Given their shared hometown, Maserati partnered with Bottura to look at cars through the lens of food and brought...
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The Automotive Retrofuture
The Geneva Motor Show stands out from the other car shows in the circuit for its high concentration of super cars, specialty coach builders and generally esoteric automotive presentations. It’s for this reason that we love the show and also consider...
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Airbus + Italdesign Debuts Pop.Up Ground and Air Concept Vehicle System
Aviation specialist Airbus and Italian automotive design, styling and prototyping firm Italdesign's new Pop.up concept isn't just a land-to-air vehicle—it's an entire transportation system reimagined. At the core is a dynamic capsule that can be affixed...
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The New Range Rover Velar is Already in a Design Museum
Today Land Rover unveiled their all new vehicle, the Range Rover Velar, at the London Design Museum. While that sounds straightforward enough, it’s especially noteworthy that we’re talking about the global unveil of a new mid-sized luxury SUV—at a...
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Fit and Healthy by Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz can now enhance the wellbeing of its passengers through a coordinated stimulation of the senses in response to the driver’s state of mind. "Fit & Healthy,” which launches in the very near future, connects to a driver’s Mercedes Me...
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Test Drive: Lexus LC 500
The Lexus LC 500 is the production version of the LF-LC (Lexus Future-Luxury Coupe) concept unveiled in 2012, and it looks even better (and still fresh) in street-ready form, busting out of any previously held design stereotypes. Striking outside and...
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Test Drive: Mercedes-Maybach G 650 Landaulet
by Aaron Kohn There is something special about cars that should never be. Last week, we got to ride along in one which came close to never being realized: the first-ever Maybach SUV. On the heels of the highly successful AMG G 63 6x6 and G 500...
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1. Artist Sending Trump Artwork in Protest This past weekend, Paul Weston decided to send President Trump a piece of artwork every single day—but not as a gift, as a reminder of the importance of arts funding. This comes hot off the news that...
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Range Rover Reborn at Salon Rétromobile 2017
From the Bahama gold colorway to the 3528cc V8 Petrol Carburetor Zenith-Stromberg 175CD type engine, the Range Rover debuting at this year's Salon Rétromobile is a statement piece. It's not new, however. It will be one of 10 factory-restored 1978...
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Test Drive: 2017 MINI Countryman
by Michael Frank The new 2017 Countryman is a half-foot bigger than its predecessor (making it the largest-ever MINI) but it’s still only VW Golf-sized. The headline appeal is that at the starting price of $26,950 for the front-wheel-drive Cooper...
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100+ Years of British Car-Making at the MINI Oxford Plant
by Michael Frank In an age when automakers are suddenly front and center in potential trade wars, it’s important to take a step back and realize that these companies—regardless of where they manufacture—employ human beings. The impacts of trade...
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