Archive for the ‘Cars’ Category

Marc Newson’s Expensive Toys at Gagosian

September 15, 2010

I went to this show last night.  I was a bit skeptical when I heard about it- is it a designer retrospective, or boat showroom? Of course I soon realized that I don’t care! I love Marc Newson and really enjoyed seeing some of his more mobile designs all under one roof. They were all there-his jet, silver surfboard, bicycle, Ford concept car, Virging Galactic Spaceship Interior, and of course his Aqua Riva boat. It does seem like more than a coincidence that the boat was released in June, and now its being shown at the Gagosian gallery during fashion week. That’s not the point. The boat is very attractive. At first glance it looks like traditional Riva woodwork, but a closer look reveals that it is fiberglass with brown resin. The  signature Newson forms and vibrant color (brown on white on electric blue) all make for a satisfying design experience, and those handles on the glass…. I recommend going to check the show out as soon as you can! More info here.

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Starck. Intersection.

May 21, 2010

I just picked up the new Intersection magazine. This is one of the most engrossing magazine articles I’ve ever read! Phillipe Starch talks about his Cars, boats, planes, and a special soapbox that he designed just for the article. Great photos. Unbelievably envy inducing. Pick it up if you have a chance! Click here if you can read french.

Koenigsegg Agera

March 24, 2010

I have to say I’m not a huge fan of this thing. You’d think that for all of the performance and power behind this thing not to mention the $$$, they would spend a little more time in the styling department. It looks like a student design. Oh yeah, 898bhp. Read more here

Russian Car Designers

March 24, 2010

I don’t know what it is, and Im definitely not the first to say it, but there are some really great Russian car designers out there.  A couple of my favorites have been cranking out the sketches for a russian car design club called www.cardesign.ru The site recently held a compettition to design some new Alfa Romeos. Good luck navigating the site- bring your russian translation book. The sketches above are by Vadim Artemiev Artem Popkov, and  Sasha Selipanov.

Citroen GQ

March 22, 2010

Read about it here