French illustrator Nicolas Bannister has a series of intriguing pop culture car illustrations. All illustrations have a seemingly same composition and style, with the car taking the main platform, and the relevant characters showing up as distant figures or silhouettes in the background of the illustration. The set covers a good population of famous popular culture cars, and manages to keep them in their own universe, even with similar styles of illustration.
Furniture that has the elements cars is not really rare, but it is rare to see where the disciplines of automobiles and furniture work in harmony. Glamour Beetle Armchair is way more than a couch dumped into a cut section of the Beetle. It manages to keep its identity as the car while very successfully functioning as a chair as well.
Why does the world need a jet powered coffin? Because it’s awesome, that’s why. Enthusiast Bob Maddox built a pulsejet powered coffin car that goes from zero to sixty in nine seconds, and keeps its driver in a coffin.
Concept 1865 is the classic Penny-farthing bicycle made to modern specifications, with modern materials. Developed as a prototype made by DING3000 working with chemical company BASF, the bicycle is meant to be a study of what the first bicycles would have been like, had their inventors stuck to their design but with access to modern materials.
It is absolutely fine if dudes model for motorcycles. Things go hilarious when they decide to copy females and their way of modeling with cars and motorcycles. Portland-based Ducati dealer MotoCorsa decided to do a conventional photoshoot with the Ducati 1199 Panigale that featured a female model. Then the dealer turned to hilarious creativity and did the same shoot employing men from the shop copying poses of the female.
Zaha Hadid worked with master yacht builders Blohm+Voss to create a set of concept superyachts with organic design touches. The set includes one 128-meters (420ft) long superyacht with five 90-meters (295 ft) yachts. The larger yacht at 128-meters is the one that shows off its design to full scale with a somewhat unconventional shape and a creative design full of “organic lattices” that follow the appearance of natural marine formations themselves.
South Africa’s Kulula Airlines has its planes dressed in a livery that is a far cry from usual standards. Perhaps the most interesting one is the Flying 101, a plane that is painted with descriptive words for most parts of the aircraft, and humorous quips to go with them. For example, it shows off the plane’s “Secret Agent Code” which happens to be its registration number, seats that are “better than taxi seats”, and a place dubbed as the “mile high club initiation chamber”, which just happens to be the loo.
Adding company to the Veneno Supercar, Lamborghini has given it a sibling in the form of the Veneno Roadster. Endowed with the same aggressive looks, this one is a mighty beast as well. Power comes from a 750 hp 6.5-liter V12 that takes the roadster from zero to 60mph in just 2.9 seconds, and allows it to go all the way to the top speed of 221 mph. Priced at $4.5 million, the roadster is an extremely limited edition with only nine cars being made.
We love dogs, we love cars, it follows only logically that when choosing a car we should look at the comfort of our dog as well. Volkswagen’s latest advertising campaign Woofwagen tries to settle up dog breeds with the car models that should be most suitable for the dog. The accompanying video of the campaign is of course the highlight, and it has been done fantastically. An appeal to dog owners who would love to travel with their pooch, or just a little play on the loved dog and car, the campaign by London-based agency adam&eveDDB does manage to capture a fair deal of eyeballs.