Link About It: This Week’s Picks

A 300-year-old murder mystery, rethinking aging, Monday's supermoon and more

1. Upcoming Supermoon Will be Closest to Earth Since 1948 It only takes one cosmic happening to remind us just how immense the universe is and, in turn, how small Earth is. On Monday, our tiny blue dot will experience a supermoon unlike any since 1948, when the moon passes Earth more closely than it has in almost 70 years. On the East Coast, the …

Custom Rusted BMW i8

With shiny gold rims and a rusted-out exterior, this BMW i8 is all about contrasts. Florida-based garage Metrowrapz built the vehicle for a customer and while the aesthetic might not be appealing to everybody, one pragmatic reason for the rust-bucket style is that as the car ages, rust will simply blend in. As designboom says, it looks like “it could be found roaming around a …

The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders

A new photo book of incredible one-of-a-kind vehicles

Focused on what is perhaps a niche topic, Gestalten’s new hardcover tome, “The Drive: Custom Cars and Their Builders” is not just for custom car owners and lovers. Readers who aren’t all that interested in the auto world will be surprised and thrilled by the incredibly comprehensive content within because rather than just being for rev-heads, this book has been thoughtfully put together to touch …