LA Auto Show 2021: EVs + Design Themes

Opening today, a shiny and impressive event that almost feels like old times

A shiny, impressive auto show is underway in Los Angeles and it feels like old times. Most noteworthy is how many brands are debuting their first EVs that are almost ready for production alongside concept EVs that won’t be out for a few years and definitely won’t look precisely like their concepts. EVs represent the chance for designers (and for more daring brands) to make …

Our Exclusive Look Behind Lexus + Architect Germane Barnes’ Immersive Installation at DesignMiami/

An exhibition fostering numerous collaborations with the next generation of designers, embodying the concept of an electrified future

Lexus is returning as a DesignMiami/ sponsor for 2021’s Miami Art Week, and for the first time they stayed local and teamed up with the principal architect at Studio Barnes and assistant professor at the University of Miami School of Architecture (who specializes in social and political implications of architecture), Germane Barnes. Together, the luxury automotive brand and artist—along with Barnes’ students, University of Miami’s …

The Pragmatic Appeal of Volkswagen’s 2022 Golf R + Golf GTI

Nuance and performance in these dynamic hatchbacks

Back in 1975, in the United States, the first Volkswagen Golf (badged as the Rabbit) was often met with uncertainty. Many Americans didn’t understand the advantages of it, compared with the still-iconic Beetle. Today, many in the US avoid hatchbacks and that’s why the base Golf won’t be sold here anymore. But 45 years since the Rabbit, the eighth-generation Golf will be released here as …