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Test Drive: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
"There is no bumper, there’s only form" Marek Reichman, Aston Martin’s design director, explains when briefing us on the 2014 Vanquish Volante in advance of our spirited drive through the deserts surrounding Palm Springs. Reichman is a proud Brit...
DESIGN
Postalco Wheel Printer
Designers are typically inspired people, and those who have a natural talent can often spot a creative use for even the most familiar object—like the wheel, for example. Such is the case for Postalco's imaginative co-founder Mike Abelson...
STYLE
Leather Camera Straps
While cameras have certainly come a long way in recent years, even the most design-driven shooter comes accompanied by an unimpressive nylon strap. These typically heavily branded slings may be practical, but they're hardly making a personal statement...
DESIGN
Cool Hunting Video Presents: ICON Bronco
For our latest video, the third to premiere at the 99% Conference last week, we drove through the desolate corridor of I-5 to the outskirts of Los Angeles to visit ICON, California's premiere builder of custom trucks. Newest in the line-up, the ICON...
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Bentley EXP 9 F SUV Concept
From idea to reality in a mere seven months, Bentley's polarizing EXP 9 F SUV concept premiered at the Geneva auto show in March 2012. Darren Day, the Senior Interior Designer at Bentley Motors and one of the lead designers on the concept, walked...
STYLE
Matt Singer and Rivendell Mountain Works
With a solid repertoire of collaborations and accessories under his belt, designer Matt Singer is now using his creativity for good. For his latest venture, he has teamed up with the recently revived Rivendell Mountain Works on a limited-edition...
STYLE
Wülf Work
On a recent trip to Vancouver, British Columbia we were pleased to discover Alex Fairbairn's line of finely made leather goods, Wülf Work at the new shop Much & Little. The Swedish hardware on buckles and fasteners complemented the fine leatherwork...
DESIGN
Snappy Tables
Hand-built in Providence, RI, Snappy Tables provide a simple solution to compact living spaces. Founder Dean Robinson crafts each petite table from bamboo, plastic or or maple Europly, adding a convenient handle to the lightweight frame for a portable...
DESIGN
The Competition Bicycle
The bicycle has seen numerous incarnations since rolling onto the scene well over a century ago, but the natural human desire to race them on the road and off has remained constant. In his new book "The Competition Bicycle", Bicycle Quarterly editor...
DESIGN
Aston Martin Vantage V12 Zagato
The 1960 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato was something of an automotive legend. A lightened DB4, designed by the famed Italian Design house Zagato, only 20 of them were ever produced. The carmaker, never shy about revisiting their storied history, are...