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Mar 14

Maserati Lounge Chair Maserati / Zanotta

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From the meeting of two leading players in Italian style, Maserati and Zanotta, comes this limited-edition lounge chair, encompassing the spirit and values that the two brands have always expressed – exclusivity, sophistication, comfort, refined materials, state-of-the-art design and high quality craftsmanship. The Maserati lounge chair by Zanotta pays homage to the new Quattroporte – the noted designers Ludovica and Roberto Palomba conceived the project by analysing and reinterpreting the harmonious and slender lines of the Trident flagship. The result is a product of absolute excellence, able to recreate the unmistakable journey of the senses you go on every time you sit in a Maserati or on a fine Zanotta chair. The Zanotta Extra leather used to upholster the chair gives a feeling of naturalness, and is obtained by using the finest quality raw hides; the workmanship is inspired by the traditional “capitonné” technique with a modern twist, without buttons, to obtain an extremely soft character. Available in light grey, dark grey and fango shades. Priced at USD 16,870.


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Mar 14

Inspired by anime / Honda NM4 Vultus

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Honda announces the new NM4 Vultus, a ground-breaking machine inspired by futuristic machines seen in the anime and manga television and film styles, known collectively as “Japanimation”. Created by a young design team who remained true to their original concept at every stage through to production, the NM4 Vultus brings radical style to the streets, with function from the future for a new breed of rider. Continue reading →


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Mar 14

Mondial Motorcycle Lamp

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This cleverly constructed lamp is made from the left-side crankcase of a 1954 Mondial Sport 160, the right camshaft from a 1971 Alfa Romeo Giulia and the base is the helical gear from a 1990 Suzuki Samurai. All of the electrical components were handmade by Claudio Maffi, who also does custom motorcycles through his garage V Motorcycles. Order it here. A few more images below. Continue reading →


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Mar 14

Randy Grubb’s Garage 4 / The Deco Helmet

Randy Grubb designed the Deco Helmet to match the Art Deco style of his unique streamlined Decopod and Decoson motorcycles. In Episode 4 of Randy Grubb’s Garage, he reveals all of his metal fabrication techniques step-by-step, including the five basics of working with metals: cutting, bending, joining, shrinking, and stretching. The Salvador Dalí of automotive art, Randy Grubb created Jay Leno’s Tank Car, the Indy Special, the B-702, Piss’d Off Pete, the Decoliner, and most recently, the Decopod and Decoson Art Deco motorcycles. The helmet made in this video is Deco Helmet #2 and belongs to Dave Johnston of American Retro in Dinuba, California.


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Mar 14

Metal flake painting / Minissale

Video made with metal flake artist Alejandro Minissale


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Mar 14

The Making of John Mayer’s ‘Born & Raised’ Artwork

David A. Smith is a traditional sign-writer/designer specialising in high-quality ornamental hand-crafted reverse glass signs and decorative silvered and gilded mirrors. David recently produced a wonderful turn-of-the-century, trade-card styled album cover for popular American singer/songwriter John Mayer. This film captures the ‘Behind The Scenes’ creation of the ‘Born & Raised’ and ‘Queen of California’ artwork, as well as 2 unique reverse glass panels, hand-crafted in England by David A. Smith.


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Feb 14

Lotus C-01 is go!

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Lotus Motorcycles was established to design and build the first motorcycle of the iconic car manufacturer. The bike will be named Lotus C-01 and will be the most impressive appearance on public roads on two wheels. It will reflect a combination of lifestyle, design and high end technology. Continue reading →


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Feb 14

Custom Helmets / The 1 Moto

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Cool lids drawn up by various talented artists at www.the1moto.com. Scroll down for more images. Continue reading →


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Jan 14

Lifestyle / Crosley Performer

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Now here’s one cool Crosley, called the Performer. Built to perform for a variety of audiences, your every need is fulfilled in this all-encompassing entertainment center. With a one-touch recording feature, transform your records and cassettes into CD’s within minutes. Enjoy the convenience of playing your iPod or MP3 player through the PAR (portable audio read) hookup. And if that weren’t enough, spin your vinyl collection on the three-speed platter or relax to the local beat with old-fashioned analog AM/FM radio. Sets you back by around USD 300. Continue reading →


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Jan 14

Lifestyle / Silver Bracelet “Spanner #14″

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As the Blitz website says, the “Spanner #14″ is only for men. Each bracelet comes with a unique serial number (from 1 to 100). All serial numbers hand hammered in the Blitz Motorcycles’ workshop. You can even order a personalized serial number – if it’s not already reserved – for an additional 50 Euros. Continue reading →