CES 2023: BMW’s i Vision Dee Layers Futuristic Tech onto a Retro Form

A glimpse at the brand's precise but friendly future design language

With the intention of creating a stronger emotional connection between a driver and their vehicle, BMW‘s i Vision Dee—unveiled at CES 2023 last week—proposes a direction that has retro-future charm akin to Knight Rider‘s KITT and Herbie the Love Bug, both of which graced the stage of BMW’s press conference. While many see a tech-forward future as potentially clinical and isolating, the electric-powered i Vision …

Miami Art Week 2022: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s “Pulse Topology” with BMW at Superblue

3,000 LED bulbs radiate with the rhythm of heartbeats in one unifying installation

3,000 shimmering, suspended orbs speckle the glossy darkness within one of Superblue Miami’s expansive gallery spaces. Together, these illuminated components—each glimmering to the rhythm of one of 3,000 recorded human heartbeats—form “Pulse Topology,” by prolific Mexican-Canadian mixed-media artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Running from 17 November 2022 through August 2023, the installation arrived in Miami thanks to BMW in conjunction with their official Art Basel partnership. Lozano-Hemmer also translated this …

Highlights From 2022’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este

The year's automative event marks the 150th anniversary of its Lake Como residence

Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este remains as grand and glamorous as the 16th-century royal residence where it takes place. The event, on the last weekend in May, attracts some of the most unique vehicles in existence. For 2022 a bevy of anniversaries (BMW M’s 50th, Ferrari’s 75th and Villa d’Este’s 150th) upped the ante for the already spectacular event, making the selection of a few show …