Sharon Sullivan

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For Aston Martin, 100 years is worth £1bn

Aston Martin knows how to throw a party.<p>The British marque pulled out the stops for the culmination of its yearlong centenary celebration, bringing together the largest ever assemblage of Aston Martin cars.<p>Some 50,000 visitors strolled through London’s Kensington Gardens on 22 July, ogling a …

The US Fords that Britain wants

Ford’s US operations build some great vehicles, leaving the brand’s British fans to pine for what they do not get. Wait. Surely that’s the wrong way round?<p>Traditionally it has been. American drivers have looked on impotently as Ford has rolled out one brilliant European-market Focus RS after …

TopGear drives the Porsche 911 GT3

That new engine has a top end of such demented savagery that it's enough to put the GT3 in a supercar class.<p><b>Right, tell me about the new Porsche 911 GT3.</b><p>There's lots to tell. It features an entirely new naturally aspirated 3.8-litre flat six that develops 469bhp and revs to 9,000rpm. The suspension …

Top Gear

HUDs: Projecting the future?

Your windshield is about to get a lot more interesting.<p>The technology is already pointing toward what carmakers and futurists call augmented reality.<p>Head-up displays, or HUDs, project turn-by-turn directions and other vehicle information onto a windshield or reflector screen, and the technology is …

The week in pictures

BMW i3: The game-changing EV?

The EV market has just become a lot more interesting.<p>The design should indicate that the future starts now.<p>With a starting price under $43,000 in the US, a car exists – and not just any car, but a BMW – that contains technology heretofore found only in concepts and supercars.<p>The BMW i3 was unveiled …

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Brabus: The power of ‘B’

It was barely a fortnight ago that Mercedes revealed the brand new 585bhp S63 AMG. Clearly, Brabus looked at that figure and laughed.<p>Because what we have here is the German tuner's take on the S-Class, packing a whole lot more power. Welcome to the B63S.<p>It's the most powerful performance pack …

Mercedes-Benz

Little in Italy

Every year since 1978, owners of that classic British proto-compact, the Mini, have gathered for the International Mini Meeting at some European locale over the weekend of Pentecost.<p>Caravans of Minis pass each other along roads winding through rolling hills, drivers waving to each other and …

Filthy Lucra

You may not have heard of Lucra, but you may have seen one of its sportscars. That is of course, if you were one of the many millions of people who watched Fast & Furious 6, where a green and yellow LC470 was one of the star cars.<p>Well, now the company has announced a new model, as yet unnamed, set …

Roadsters

The week in pictures

Land Rover LR4, rediscovered

These are heady times at Land Rover.<p>As if the debut of the new Range Rover wasn’t sufficiently newsworthy, who can forget that endlessly looped clip of Prince William strapping the child car seat of HRH Prince George Alexander Louis in a gleaming black Rangie for the young royal’s motor trip home …

Colorfully Bold Graffiti Art Inspired By the World Around Us

There is so much life and energy in this exhibit by Chicago's Pose and LA's Revok. The two graffiti artists recently took six days to produce a giant, colorful mural at the corner of Bowery and Houston in New York, and also combined forces to develop their show, <i>Uphill Both Ways</i>, that was displayed …

Tiny Plastic Cityscapes Serve as Homes for Hermit Crabs

Hermit crabs carry their homes on their back in the form of an empty seashell that they scoop up and use both as shelter and as protection from predators. Due to the human tendency to collect the colorful objects along sandy shores, the hermit crabs don't have a lot of shell options and, as a …

The Simple Truth

<i>Note: Throughout this piece, I refer to simplicity in relation to the operation of devices or the experience of use, as opposed to a reductive or</i> …

Louis C.K.

Range: An iPhone Thermometer From The Maker Of Twine

The engineering guru behind Twine has turned his attention to a consumer-friendly smart object.<p>I learned more in a few minutes making caramel than I ever have cooking anything else in my life. Attempting to melt sugar at 310ºF, I found that my thermometer got stuck as the sugar clumped dry …

San Francisco

The Design Milk x Casetagram Phone Case Design Challenge

Are you getting bored with Summer? Need something to get you inspired again? We teamed up with Casetagram to launch the Shapes + Patterns Phone Case …

Design

Lemongrass Body Oil by S.W. Basics

If you glance over the label on any skincare product sitting on your shelves, you'll most likely find a long list of chemical or synthetic ingredients. Resolutely taking the opposite approach is Brooklyn-based S.W. Basics. To simply label them "all natural" seems inaccurate, since the phrase is …

Forming the Border Desk by Juhui Cho

Sometimes we all need a little privacy when it’s time to study or get down to business and Juhui Cho created a self-contained workspace that does …

Furniture

Watch A Beatboxer Go Nuts With A Leap Motion

Pmmpt. Putuhchika pmmpt puh pmmpt. Is there any music more gutturally satisfying than that of a good beatboxer? A wind instrument might amplify and augment the vibrations of your mouth, but a beatboxer is a creator and amplifier in one. Every rhythm is backed by an implication of lips, teeth, and …

Synthesizers

grain editJosef Albers Interaction of Color iPad App

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Josef Albers’ <i>Interaction of Color,</i> Yale University Press has released an interactive iPad app for the now …

Carving and Chipping Away at Paint by Karin Waskiewicz

Artist Karin Waskiewicz has patience. First, she pours layers and layers and layers of paint on top of one another. Then, she lets them dry. After …

Painting

Studio Visit: basäder

In the industrial business zone of East Williamsburg, Elin Johansson and Philip Antonelli (with the help of their college student assistant, Claire) squeeze into a space of 400 square feet—and that's not including the childrenswear designer who shares the other half. The couple started basäder …

Distorted Urban Oil Paintings by Erik Nieminen

Distorted Paintings of Urban Surroundings.<p>Erik Nieminen is a Finnish-Canadian artist currently based in Berlin and Montreal. In his most recent …

Designers Challenge Bucky Fuller’s Geo Worldview

A Buckminster Fuller Institute competition redraws the lines of the master’s geopolitical Dymaxion Map for today.<p>Buckminster Fuller, the visionary engineer, architect, and theorist, was committed to designing and bringing about a new world. With the Dymaxion Map, he literally reshaped it.<p>Now, 70 …

A Visit to Leatherman, in Which I Briefly Become One with Their Production Process, by Kat Bauman

<i>Reporting by Kat Bauman</i><p>In its first iteration, the Leatherman multi-tool was a Double-Oh-Seven-worthy gadget idea, born out of a traveler's …

Swiss Army Knives

How to Make a Duct Tape Book Cover

1<p><b>Cut open a paper bag.</b> Get a paper grocery bag and cut down one of the corners to the bottom. Cut out the bottom panel and discard it. Pull off the …

How to Play Dots and Boxes

Ideal when traveling, waiting in a queue or simply when you need to pass some time, the dots and boxes game is easy to put together and play with …

How to Identify a Brown Recluse

The brown recluse spider, also known as the violin spider, is a venomous creature whose bite can cause children and adults to become ill. The brown …

Zoology

How to Find Your Passion

Your passion is the reason you wake up in the morning, and just the thought of it can keep you up late with excitement. Passion can also be a quieter …