1988 Peugeot Oxia Concept Car, a high-performance touring coupe spotlighted at the Paris Auto Show.
The Touring Superleggera design studio in Milan, Italy. Carrozzeria Touring became well known for both the beauty of its designs and patented superleggera construction methods.
Touring’s skills with light alloy and fabric-covered tubing forms brought commercial success in aircraft production in the 1930s, leading Bianchi Anderloni to develop the Superleggera construction system, patented in 1936.
This “super lightweight” system consists of a structure of small diameter tubes to form the body’s shape with thin alloy panels attached to cover and strengthen the framework. Aside from light weight, the Superleggera construction system gave great flexibility, allowing Touring to quickly construct innovative body shapes.
Bertone Lancia Stratos concept car, 1970, Torino, Italy. Photo by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch.
The “new” torch of the Statue of Liberty in New York City, which was replaced in 1916. In 1984, the renovation restored the original design.
The torch, found to have been leaking water since the 1916 alterations, and was replaced with an exact replica of Fréderic Bartholdi’s unaltered torch.
Autoart Toyota 2000GT 1:18 scale model with Watanabe wheels. The first 2000GT debuted at the 1965 Tokyo Auto Show and only 337 were produced between 1967-1970.
A Curious Teepee, a lifestyle store, café/ bar and social space in Singapore, curated around the idea of living curiously and finding inspiration in the everyday. Designed by Takenouchi Webb.
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport, by Fréderic Louis.
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Steel staircase in a house by Nagoya-based Japanese architect Tomoaki Uno.
A live edge slab of cedar is folded and supported at the other end by a hunk of steel I-beam that is 10 inches square and 42 pounds per foot (hence the name ‘10x42’).
Subtle detailing exposes the material quality of each element as the polished steel edge contrasts with a pitted metal patina.
Water Tower, a low lying lounge chair made from reclaimed timbers of a New York City water tower, by Bellboy. Photo by Joshua Dalsimer.
Piano bell, by Li Jian, allowing guests to perform a short piece of music on arrival.
Swimming pool on top of a 17th century old gentleman’s house in the center of Grimbergen, Belgium. Designed by dmvA Architecten, photo by Frederik Vercruysse.