Codigo Unico 1950s Editorial Lookbook
Model: Arthur Gosse
Photographer: Sergi Pons
For: Codigo Unico
Huge Moto’s New Concept for a Dedicated Cafe Racer – MONO RACR
Café Racers are notoriously modified to go fast while still looking good. The blokes at Huge Moto knew this and made an easy-to-install kit for the Honda CBR1000RR. Now though, they’ve taken a step further by designing a concept motorcycle from scratch. They’ve named it MONO RACR.
The concept was started on a Honda 4-cylinder 1000cc motor and from there, branched out its mono-form carbon fibre construction.
“In terms of the industrial design process, I would say that this is at the stage of a refined concept, taken to about eighty percent real.”
The design is reminiscent of retro-modern feel, and comes out as one of the most exciting lines to come across on a motorcycle.
The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus – SCG003S
Words By Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Photos by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus
Another company enters the hypercar scene, introducing the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. Its founder, as you might have guessed it, is the New York based film director and avid car collector James Glickenhaus. He’s more known for commissioning one-off supercars; amongst which is the P4/5 based the legendary Ferrari P4/5 Competizione with Ferrari Enzo as base.
Enough talk with the past, let’s check out the SCG003S. From papers, a 4.4 L twin turbo V8 engine powers the fully carbon fibre monocoque, a far cry from what most hypercars use today, but capable of producing 750hp. And what Glickenhaus claims to be the fastest cornering road car ever, generating a maximum downforce of 2G. Top speed is 350kph and goes from 0-100kph in less than three seconds.
The SCG003S will debut at the 2017 Geneva Motorshow, with limited numbers to be produced.
The Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster – 557 hp in an Open Top
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Source: Paul Tan Automotive News
After the launch of the powerful Mercedes-AMG GT R comes the roadster version – the Mercedes-AMG GT C, which sits nicely in between the GT S and the GT R. Power comes from the same twin turbo 4.0 L V8 engine but tweaked to boost up to 557 hp and 680 Nm of torque.
The roadster also boasts some GT R goods such as active rear–wheel steering and electronically controlled rear differentials. It is driven by AMG’s Speedshift DCT seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and pushes the car to 0-100kph in 3.7 sec and maxes out at 316kph. Underneath the rear are the AMG signature performance exhausts with two adjustable flaps; to restrain its growl.
Other titter tatter like the soft roof that closes in roughly 11seconds even when travelling 50 kph, and is offered in three colours; black, red and beige, are available.. The exterior is available in 11 various shade while the interior is in 10. The steering wheel is finished in nappa leather and Dinamica microfibre for grip and comfort balance.
The body rigidity has been improved thanks to thicker walls in the skirts, and additional reinforcements in the dashboard and between the soft-top and tank, then an added fixed roll-over protection system on the cross-member.
Overall, the Mercedes AMG GT C is eyeing for people who value fresh air without compromising the look and feel of a true GT. The silhouette remains loyal to the original while injecting an extra oomph to put any person behind the wheel to cheering for more.
Norse Projects 2016 Autumn Winter Men’s Lookbook
For: Norse Projects
Get That 1940’s Style with Persol Galleria 900 Series
Renowned Italian eyewear maker Persol launched their Galleria 900 series. Inspired by their style of 1940s, the series revolves around five designs; handmade from unique lightweight acetate patterns and supreme arrow that is very distinctive of Persol’s signature. Frame colours are available in Havana, Black, Stripe Grey, Striped Yellow, and Striped Brown Grey.
Persol PO3141V $240.00
Persol PO3142V $240.00
Persol PO3143V $240.00
Persol PO3148S $240.00
Persol PO3152S $240.00
A Style Defined by Industrial Modernism: Moto Adonis XV750
© Mark Meisner
The beauty of custom work is that there’s none like it. It is truly made to your own liking. While diehard riders can argue it is bastardising the already beautifully crafted silhouette, others beg to differ. A 27-yr old man from Holland named Daan Borsje of Moto Adonis fabricated his own version of the Yamaha Virago XV750. Trust me, it doesn’t look anything like the original.
Parts from Yamaha YZF R1 were used for the front-end, while the clip-on came from Kawasaki Ninja. Benelli supplied the tank, a perfect combination for a Virago frame. Tuck under the black leather-seat is a box that stores its electronics. Some of its modern touches include LED taillight, keyless ignition, blinkers, and a circular Koso speedo set.
Borsje didn’t take any shortcuts either for the exhausts. Instead of directing the pipes downward, he designed it so that it slithers through the side, creating a boxy outline complementing the V-twin engine.
Full feature by BikeExif.
Discover Chester Barrie Autumn Winter 2016 Lookbook
For: Chester Barrie
Stay Hydrated with Memobottle as your Everyday Carry
With strengthened campaign to reduce green house gases, it is not surprising that oil is the primary target. Plastic is a by-product of petroleum and it is non-biodegradable per se. We can’t avoid using plastic, but we can minimise this by using it longer. 50% of the plastic we use ends up being thrown away with just one use and one of these products is the innocent looking disposable bottled water. Memobottle decides to change that by introducing a flat-designed water bottle, resembling the size of paper for easy storage in your bag.
Bringing your own water bottle not only reduces the use of plastic but also easy on your pockets. Made from BPA-free, durable plastic, this memobottle is leak and freezer proof. Perfect for people on the go and those wanting a minimalist item for daily use. Not to be used with carbonated drinks or hot liquids.
The memobottle is available in A5 and A6 size, with 750ml and 375ml capacity respectively.
Memobottle A5 $27.00 and A6 $24.00.
NOVITEC ROSSO Ferrari 488 GTB
As if a stock Ferrari 488 GTB isn’t good enough, a tuning company in Germany called NOVITEC decides to up the ante by offering premium aftermarket market parts. Carbon fibre bits such as front lip, side wall air-guide and skirts, rear diffuser, rear wing/lip, rear side air-outlet, rear centre air-outlet, tail light covers, make up the aerodynamic package.
NOVITEC also offers two types of wheels: NF 4 and NF 7; all designed to complement the Ferrari silhouette. While the suspension package features a hydraulic adjustment at the front, which rises and falls at 40mm, with a touch of a button, and sports springs to suit the original damper sets.
Performance wise; Novitec introduces its Plug&Play N-tronic Kit coupled with its exhaust system with flap regulation that boosts the power to 772hp at 7950 rpm while generating a maximum torque of 892 Nm at 3,250 rpm.
NOVITEC mentions they provide wide selection of custom interior with materials ranging from leather, carbon fibre and alcantara.
Photos don’t do the car justice so here’s a video of the car at full throttle and listen to that glorious twin-turbo V8 coupled with Novitec’s very own exhaust system, a fitting way for a Ferrari to sound like.
Le Man’s Legend: The 1966 Ford GT40
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Photos by RM Sotheby’s
In the earlier years prior to 1966, European cars dominated endurance races. They were practically invincible; one of these car companies was Ferrari. Having won nine championships; they were a force to reckon with. In the spring of ’63, reports circulated that Enzo Ferrari wanted to sell his company to Henry Ford. It was also known that the American car mogul that was fascinated by the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the early 1960s.
However, things didn’t go according to plan. Ferrari kept his company and Ford ended up sour with the whole ordeal. As a result, he decided to make a car to rival the champion. Ford partnered with British car manufacturer Lola. With Lola MK6 GT mated with Ford’s V8 engine as the starting point, their marriage created the iconic Ford GT40. GT stands for Grand Tourer and 40 for its height of 40 inches (101.6cm)
A series of retirement during the races became rampant for the first couple of years of the Ford GT40. Because of this, another legend Carroll Shelby was brought in to assist the program. They finished 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, took the championship for another three consecutive years, and ending Ferrari’s six year reign. This cemented Ford GT40’s legacy as one of the American legends to conquer the European endurance race.
This Ford GT40 with chassis number P/1057 is one of the 31 Mark I units with similar mechanical and race-spec parts while being configured as road legal. Robert Ash, a renowned GT40 restorer, made a few minor altercation/upgrades during its acquisition until it was later sold to a Washington-based collector. Detailed here is the history of its ownership and restorer. Bidding is on 19th August with a starting price of $3,250,000.
Big Small Coffee Shop and B&B
© Eric Zhang, Yu Cheng
- Source: ArchDaily
- Total Area: 34 sqm
- Coffee shop: 19 sqm
- B&B/Office AIO: 15 sqm
- Architects: Office AIO
- Location: Beijing, China
- Project: 2016
- Photographs: Eric Zhang, Yu Cheng
Situated in central Beijing, China lies a small space housing a coffee shop, B&B/office. While the project presented a challenge in itself, it ended with some fascinating and peculiar features.
The Big Small Coffee Shop owners intend to bring coffee culture in a country known for drinking tea without looking mainstream. The interior is littered with neutral colours with shades of brown and a myriad of materials such as leather, granite, and wood. Its set-up resembles a bar where the baristas serve coffee behind the table, while providing closer human interaction. On top features an opening pitched roof that offers natural light to flood the inside.
From behind, they acquired another space that was intended house their staff but ended up being used as accommodation for guests or as an office.
A Minimalist Shoe Horn by MENU That Looks Like an Art Piece
One of the most overlooked items at home is the shoehorn. Most people don’t have it, while those that do either look ghastly or missing in action. Scandinavian brand MENU decided to change this. And with the help of Australian designer Charles Wilson, they made the most sleek and modern looking shoehorn in the market.
Made from polished stainless steel, alloys and magnets, the shoehorn acts as an ornament when not in use. Simply stick it on the magnetic mount when you’re done.
Size: H 34,5 cm / Ø 7,5 cm
Shoe Horn by MENU $99.95.
Nintendo Classic Mini: NES
Recollect the time playing NES on a hot summer’s day because Nintendo is launching a mini version of the classic. The miniature NES is packed with 30 classic games from the past with multiple suspend points to resume your progress. It connects via HDMI port to your TV set and retains its original NES controller design.
Regretably, Kotaku reported that no expansion pack available for this console, and cartridge dock won’t open. No connection to the internet or external storage devices either. The device is a stand-alone but we expect a following, thus mods will become available.
The List of Games.
- Balloon Fight™
- BUBBLE BOBBLE
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest™
- Donkey Kong™
- Donkey Kong Jr. ™
- DOUBLE DRAGON II: THE REVENGE
- Dr. Mario™
- FINAL FANTASY®
- GHOSTS’N GOBLINS®
- Ice Climber™
- Kid Icarus™
- Kirby’s Adventure™
- Mario Bros. ™
- MEGA MAN® 2
- NINJA GAIDEN
- Punch-Out!! ™ Featuring Mr. Dream
- SUPER C™
- Super Mario Bros.™
- Super Mario Bros. ™ 2
- Super Mario Bros. ™ 3
- TECMO BOWL
- The Legend of Zelda™
- Zelda II: The Adventure of Link™
The Miniature NES will be available on 11th November. Priced at $60.00
A.P. Donovan Mahogany 7/8 Straight Razor
Words by Eduardo Lim, Creative Director, EDOHAUS
Remember the time when your grandpa brought you to the barbershop to have your very first proper haircut? I do. The place was shabby, rusty barber chair with barber paraphernalia displayed in front. Aside from clippers, hair comb, and scissors, one in particular that stood out was the straight razor. Mainly utilised to shave beard, it was used to cleanly shave my sideburn.
While shaving has been modernised with the advent of safety razors and electric shavers, the tradition of straight razor lives on. It is that nostalgic feeling that most men (and women perhaps) yearn for. After all, we humans try to seize our youth through material possessions.
Based in Germany, A.P. Donovan became known for its handcrafted straight razors. Their straight razors are made from the finest steel with hardness of up to 65HRC.
One of their shaving kits is presented here, packaged in a small box.
The blade is made from Damascus steel with hardness of up to 63HRC. The handle on the other hand, is made from Mahogany that balances out the weight of the razor.
Fine shaving brush bristles came from badgers; known to last for many years of use. Organic ingredients were used to give a natural feel on the skin. Leather strops came from Kazakh cows while the other side is made from tough linen fabric. Abrasive paste is also included on days when the blade needs a bit of an extra sharpening.
The result is an astonishing product presented in an elegant box with a tag For Alphas Only – a notion their products are for alpha males.
Grab your A.P. Donovan Mahogany 7/8 Straight Razor Set from Amazon $179.95
Another brand that is making rounds on the Bluetooth speaker sector is Danish company Vifa. Started in 1933, this premium speaker supplier decided in 2014 to launch their line of quality speakers. One of these quality speakers is named after the capital city of Norway, the Vifa Oslo.
Equipped with two 50mm for midrange and tweeter, and two 65mm woofer all using neodymium magnet and is driven by Digital Pure Path amplifier with powerful four channels. Two passive radiators are located at the sides support the woofer to achieve the right amount of frequency. A Lithium Ion battery powers the Vifa Oslo while the connection is dealt with Bluetooth 4.0 aptX, AUX 3.5mm mini-jack and NFC.
Frame is made from one-piece diecast aluminium while the enclosure is made from polycarbonate grills covered with fabric made by Kvadrat; the same company that also made the cover for the A9 by B&O Play.
The result is a high dynamic range of sound packed in a small footprint. Discreet but also wanting to be noticed.
|Dimension:||268 mm/181 mm/90 mm|
|Colours:||Pebble Grey, Anthracite Grey, Ocean Blue, Sand Yellow|
|Connectivity:||Bluetooth 4.0 aptX
AUX 3.5 mm mini-jack
|Battery:||Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery|
|Materials:||Frame/One piece diecast aluminium
Grills/Custom made Kvadrat textile
2 x 50 mm Vifa unit with aluminium cone and neodymium magnetWoofer
2 x 65 mm Vifa units with flat sandwich cone and neodymium magnet. Mounted mechanically back to back in a force balanced configuration supported by 2 passive radiators
|Frequency Range:||55 Hz – 18 kHz @ +/- 3 db|
|Technical Features:||Bluetooth aptX
Lithium Ion battery
Force Balanced Woofers
Digital pure path amplifier
DSP crossover optimized for low distortion and high precision
|In the Box:||Vifa Oslo, power supply, AUX 3.5 mm mini jack cable, travel bag, manual, quickguide & warranty|