Tuesday, October 18, 2016

BMW R 5 Hommage Motorcycle


Built to celebrate the 80th anniversary of BMW's legendary boxer, the BMW R 5 Hommage Motorcycle is a carefully updated take on the classic. Dreamed up by BMW Motorrad head designer Ola Stenegard and brought to life by builders Ronna and Benna Norén and Sebastian Gutsch, it has a custom frame that's very similar to the original, yet adds in modern elements like a comfortable rear suspension and modern front fork. The engine is an original R 5, restored to glory and paired with a supercharger and custom stainless steel exhaust for added power. Finishing off the bike are a hand-hammered steel tank with ghosted black paint, a one-off seat covered in hand-stitched leather, and custom handlebars with machined, adjustable controls. A fitting tribute to a great pre-war bike. Via : uncrate.com

Monday, October 17, 2016

1964 Citroen DS 19 Decapotable


It's hard to talk about this 1964 Citroen DS 19 Decapotable without mentioning its coachwork. Created by Henri Chapron, the DS convertible started as an independent project before Citroen finally gave the official okay. That was a very good thing, as it allowed the streamlined body to be mated to the DS' advanced self-levelling hydro-pneumatic suspension, creating a mix of handling, performance, and looks that wouldn't be matched for years. This particular example was delivered new to France, has had only three owners, and has been expertly restored over the past 15 years, including complete overhauls of the engine and semi-automatic transmission, a re-trim of the interior, and a renewal of the electrical systems. Via : uncrate.com

Sunday, October 16, 2016

America’s Oldest Mall


America’s Oldest Mall Is Saved By Transforming It Into 48 Cozy Low-Cost Micro-Apartments. Ever wanted to be locked in a shopping mall when you were a kid? Well, now you can LIVE in one if you’re based in Rhode Island. The Arcade providence, America’s first indoor shopping mall that was build in 1828, has been repurposed into a residential structure with 48 low-cost micro-lofts since it fell into decline in the late 20th century. The mall was transformed at a cost of $7 million by Northeast Collaborative Architects. Via : www.boredpanda.com

Friday, October 14, 2016

CRN 134 M/Y Atlante


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Kerry James Marshall


Kerry James Marshall is an American artist born in Birmingham, Alabama. He grew up in South Central Los Angeles and now lives in Chicago, Illinois, where he previously taught at the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a 1978 graduate of Otis College of Art and Design. He uses painting, sculptural installations, collage, video, and photography to comment on the history of black identity both in the United States and in Western art.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Nick Fouquet


Nick Fouquet is part human part animal. French with a Huck Finn spirit. Part Native American and part psychedlic adventurer. And he will always be a gentleman. The Nick Fouquet Brand is an extention of his souls and his creativity. It's an unconscious free streaming flow of his designs that come from travel, art, love, family and self. It's a psycedelic bourgeoisie bohemian experience.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Hammer Kraftrad R nineT


It was in the first months of the year that a friend of Michael Hammer from Hammer Kraftrad came up to him and asked him if he’d fancy to customize a R nineT. He explained him that the german actor Hardy Krüger Jr. was looking for a Cafe Racer in polished aluminum. Of course Michael liked what he heard and that he could finally get the chance to work with a R nine T. Michael met for the first time Hardy Krüger Jr. and the guys of Motorradhaus Ebert in Höchberg and he got the commission. By the middle of march he started the project. Michael made all the additional parts like the fairing, the fenders, the head spoiler, the rear by hand without any stencil out of 2mm thin aluminum plates. There were a few more meetings between Hardy and him at Hammer Krafrad workshop where they spoke about a few details and where they could clarify the image of the bike in their heads. All the laquering and the montage of the parts in the end were made by Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Exhaust Systems. Who also gave the bike the right sound. They first showed the bike in the south in Garmisch-Partenkirchen at the BMW Motorraddays where they had a lot of fun with it.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Kathryn Bigelow


Point Break

K-19: The Widowmaker

The Hurt Locker

Kathryn Ann Bigelow is an American film director, producer, and writer. Her films include the vampire Western horror film Near Dark, the action crime film Point Break, the science fiction action thriller Strange Days, the mystery thriller The Weight of Water, the submarine thriller K-19: The Widowmaker, the war film The Hurt Locker, the action thriller war film Zero Dark Thirty and the short film Last Days of Ivory. The Hurt Locker won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Picture and the BAFTA Award for Best Film, and was nominated for the 2009 Golden Globe Award for Best Drama. With The Hurt Locker, Bigelow became the first woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director, the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing, the BAFTA Award for Best Direction, and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Director. She also became the first woman to win the Saturn Award for Best Director in 1995 for Strange Days. In April 2010, Bigelow was named to the Time 100 list of most influential people of the year.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

A short Riva review


Corsaro (1946-55): Only one yacht is thought to survive from the 40-strong pack of the first range of classic Riva yachts. The two-seater Corsaro Riva series was designed by Carlo Riva, based on the AR Sport motor boat. Production started on 1950, and the series ranged in length from 4.8 to 5.65 metres LOA and she was fitted with various engines.

Super Tritone (1950-66): The first twin-engine classic range Riva yacht was the Tritone, in build from 1950-1966. While 221 of the standard Tritone version were delivered, far fewer of the far more desired Super Tritone came into being, with only 21 hitting the water. At nearly eight metres LOA, the Super Tritone was a long, powerful version of Riva’s Tritone, its biggest thus far.

Ribot III: Riva owners may commonly have been rich and famous, but it was rare to get special treatment; however, Carlo Riva broke his rule in the case of the Como industrialist, champion sailor and Riva patron, Achille Roncoroni. In 1960, Roncoroni persuaded the company to build him a one-off version of the Tritone Special model classic Riva yacht. He wanted the best, fastest and largest Riva ever. What he got was an 8.3m wood-clad wonder powered by two high-performance, marinised Cadillac Eldorado V8 engines, each producing 325hp to push the boat to a stunning 60mph. The unique interior had red, white and blue front seats that could be laid flat to let occupants sunbathe away from prying eyes. The dashboard featured sparkling, chrome bezel instruments befitting the Cadillac-powered Special. Roncoroni used the boat, Ribot III, mostly on Como, and kept her until 1970 before selling her to someone who has owned this beautiful classic Riva ever since. And, true to his word, Carlo Riva ensured Ribot III remained a one-off, even turning down a request for a similar craft from King Hussein of Jordan.

Ariston (1950-74): Perhaps the best-known by sight classic Riva yacht, and certainly one of the most popular, is the Ariston, which was built for nearly 25 years. The single-engine Ariston measures 6.7 metres and features a distinctive rounded stern and wooden sax board. There were 823 Riva Ariston yachts built and another 189 Super Aristons delivered.

Florida (1952-69): Featuring a large, sunken sun deck and often seen towing water-skiers, this sporty Riva classic yacht was equally well suited for a day of sunbathing or watersports. The Riva Florida is propelled by a single engine and ranged from 5.59 metres to 6.27 metres in her Super Florida size. Though she was built in Italy, like her brethren, her sun-loving demeanour earned her the moniker of the US “Sunshine State” and was named after Florida as at the time it was the place most closely linked with the sport of waterskiing. In her time in build, 426 Florida Rivas were delivered, including 711 of the bigger and more powerful Super Florida models.

Aquarama (1962-96): The original Riva Aquarama line was delivered from 1962 to 1972. This included first classic Riva Aquarama yacht, of which 288 were sold, and the Super Aquarama, with 203 splashing. The Aquarama Special then emerged, running from 1972 to 1996 with 278 boats built. The most expensive classic Riva ever built was probably an Aquarama, which crossed the block at Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Florida, back in 2011, for an impressive $975,000. Bidders from around the world competed to own the boat, which was considered extra special, because it was the last of the original, wooden-hulled Rivas to be sold to the public. Hull No 774 was completed in 1996 and delivered new to the founding family of the giant Sony Corporation on 23 December 1998. Surely the ultimate Christmas present, it was one of six “End of the Era” commemorative editions produced. Its owners, however, clocked up fewer than 20 hours aboard her in 12 years, with their most ambitious voyage being a return trip across Lake Garda for lunch.

Junior (1967-72): The Riva Junion was the late 1960s replacement for the basic Riva Florida. At 5.6 metres, the classic Riva yacht model Junior found fame as the choice of the celebrity set such as Brigitte Bardot and Peter Sellers.

Olympic (1969-83): Named in honour of the Mexico Olympic Games of 1968 was the last wooden classic Riva yacht designed by Cantieri Riva. The Olympic Riva was introduced specifically to replace the Super Florida. Unlike other Riva models that evolved over time, the Olympic were introduced at 6.55 metres LOA and all were this length until production ceased in 1983, and nearly all carried the same 220hp or 270hp Riva-branded engines. Though 275 were built, the majority were delivered in the Olympic’s heyday, prior to 1975.