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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Artists and Designers React to Brexit With emotions running high across the Western world in reaction to the UK's decision to leave the EU, artists and designers have done what they do best: convey feelings through images. With responses ranging...
LINK-ABOUT-IT
Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. The Origins of Monopoly's Iconic Playing Pieces Ever wonder how such random items as a shoe, thimble, wheelbarrow and battleship became the playing pieces of possibly the most iconic board game in history? According to Cool Material, their...
DESIGN
Team USA's New Racing Wheelchair
California's BMW DesignWorks studio has designed an all-new aerodynamically efficient set of wheels, slated for release this September. It's not the 750i sedan but a faster, better, stronger racing wheelchair for Team USA at the 2016 Paralympic...
TECH
Test Drive: 2016 BMW M2
The sad mediocrity of companies creating products that try to be all things to all people all of the time is a conversation commonly overhead at CH HQ. Heroically, the new 2016 BMW M2 is just the opposite—an almost flawlessly executed small performance...
DESIGN
Dom Vetro + Cardinal Motors' DV R100/7 Collection
Drawing upon their shared appreciation for meticulously designed and crafted goods, luxury eyewear company Dom Vetro and Chad Hodge—the founder of Brooklyn-based custom motorcycle shop Cardinal Motors—teamed up to rebuild a 1978 BMW R100/7 motorcycle...
DESIGN
Test Drive: BMW's Reinvented 7 Series
The myriad of innovations within BMW's all-new flagship model—the 7-series—is apparent from the moment someone hands you a display key. Yes, display key. The small device features a color touch screen that can be used to answer those ubiquitous nagging...
DESIGN
Microcars at the Jesada Technik Museum
While traveling through Thailand, we discovered the Jesada Technik Museum in a small town outside of Bangkok. Home to over 500 vehicles including double-decker buses, airplanes, helicopters and scooters, the museum's most unique attraction is the...
DESIGN
Paris Photo LA 2015: Mazaccio & Drowilal
by The World's Best Ever For the third installment of Paris Photo LA (PPLA) at the Paramount Pictures Studios in Los Angeles, BMW—one of the photography fair’s official partners—is presenting “Wild Style,” an installation featuring a body of work...
FOOD-DRINK
Tribe Coffee + BMW Motorrad South Africa
by Chérmelle D. Edwards The connection between coffee and motorcycles is a natural fit; adrenaline rushes aside, both cultures attract deeply devoted fans that enjoy conversing about machines, nuances and destinations. The latest place in Cape Town...
DESIGN
Song of the Car: 1957 BMW 507
Thanks to Carl Fisher, Miami is a city with roots in the automotive industry. In the early 1900s, the manufacturing baron from Indiana (where he opened the first US car dealership) used his fortune to transform the swampy southern Florida town into...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2015 BMW M3 and M4
Now I get it. Many auto journalists I've chatted with over the years have raved about the BMW M3, several even calling it their all-time favorite sports sedan. I've always been a fan of the brand and the distinctive drive-feel of its products, but...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2015 BMW i8
Each year, car manufacturers across the globe release 350 or so new models. The vast majority are annual updates to models past—new iterations that are a little more powerful, a little more fuel-efficient and feature smarter tech and nav systems...
CULTURE
Highlights from the 2014 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d’Este
The oldest running Concorso d'Eleganza, Villa d’Este brings the most rare classic cars to an intimate lawn alongside the western shore of Lake Como. This year included younger favorites like the retro futuristic 1969 Abarth 2000 Scorpione and the...
DESIGN
MINI Unveils Superleggera Vision Concept
On the eve of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy, MINI unveiled its Superleggera Vision, the first formal collaboration between the brand that loves to motor and the legendary Italian coach-building firm Touring Superleggera...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2015 Hyundai Genesis
by Davis Adams When driving the all-new 2015 Hyundai Genesis through Greenville, South Carolina recently, it became very clear: the brand has landed squarely in legitimate luxury car territory, while remaining better value than its German and Japanese...
TRAVEL
Aether LA Motorcycle Ride
The inaugural AETHERmoto ride in Los Angeles—hosted by Aether Apparel—was an experiment in urban exploration. Both Aether founders, Jonah Smith and Palmer West, are avid riders and have gone on numerous excursions with RawHyde Adventures into the...
DESIGN
Test Drive: 2014 BMW 4 Series
by Davis Adams In light of the launch of its new 4 Series coupe, BMW invited CH to the Pacific Northwest to spend some time with what will surely be its next best-selling sports car. First things first—the name—a question that has become challenging...
DESIGN
BMW i3
Today was the international debut of the all-new BMW i3 electric car. We attended the event in NYC and spoke with the BMW Group's lead designer, Adrian van Hooydonk. The release and production of this new model opens an entirely new chapter of innovative...
CULTURE
Interview: Thomas Girst
BMW asked us to join them for part of Miami's Art and Design week, and between the fairs and the tours of private collections we had the chance to sit down with Thomas Girst, BMW Group's Head of Cultural Engagement, to hear what they've been up to...
CULTURE
BMW Guggenheim Lab
Consistent with BMW's longstanding cultural initiatives, this week launched the New York leg of BMW Guggenheim Lab, an exploration of issues regarding contemporary urban life. The six-year worldwide tour will reach nine cities to encourage international...
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