Abandoned luxury cars in Dubai

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 29 May 2013

This can only happen in Dubai: ridiculously expensive luxury cars are being dumped in droves at carparks and roads. Apparently the odd phenomenon stems from both expatriates and locals who flee the city in a hurry to avoid having to pay off their massive bank loans.

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Hollywood stars react to crazy car prices in Singapore

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 27 May 2013

When the cast of car-racing sequel Fast & Furious 6 — Michelle Rodriguez, Vin Diesel, Gina Carano and Luke Evans — learnt just how expensive cars cost in Singapore in an interview, they reacted rather, er, appropriately. You just have to see the look on Rodriguez’s face for yourself, while Vin Diesel started an anti-car […]

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Steal your own car with a DIY screwdriver key

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By Annie Churdar in New Products on Friday 10 May 2013

For those of you with a quirky sense of humor, this DIY project is the perfect touch for your next date. Just imagine all the wonderful looks of surprise or distaste you’ll earn with this fantastic screwdriver key. Everyone will think you stole your own car. The instructions are easy, so get started before you actually need […]

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Origami Model Cars by Paper Cruisers

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By Stuart Chapman in New Art on Friday 22 March 2013

Apart from sticky Post-Its, the humble sheet of paper seems to be drifting swiftly out of mainstream use, thanks to iPads, iPhones, y’know, the general digital revolution. Which isn’t a bad thing. What it’s lacking in functionality has been swapped in for novelty value, so I was happy to see writing material getting a cool […]

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WTF license plates in Hong Kong

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 5 March 2013

Not sure how the WTF License Plates – Hong Kong group on Facebook started, but it’s there, and its 113-strong members are sharing priceless snapshots of license plates that make them go ‘WTF’. Our favourite plate of the lot? It says ‘LOST’.

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Gravity defying Japanese artist Hironari Kubota

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By Michael Amter in New Art on Friday 15 February 2013

The gravity defying Japanese artist Hironari Kubota often builds large-scale sculpture designed to spin massive objects in the air. For Studio Kura’s recent Itoshima Arts Farm festival, Kubota created a vast installation for a performance juxtaposing old and new technology by rotating a Mazda automobile with traditional Japanese wood construction.

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Shrouds of Toyota: a photo series by Ed Eckstein

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Friday 8 February 2013

Ed Eckstein’s latest series focuses on an unlikely and often overlooked subject: shrouded cars. His series was shot on the busy streets of Israel, which provide a contrasting background to the bleached tarps covering the cars. This collection of photographs is calming with an almost ghostly atmosphere.

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These fantastic car ads will make you drool

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By Kat Heap in New Design on Tuesday 22 January 2013

This fantastic piece of advertising for BMW caught my eye when trawling through Behance/a> for inspiration. The combination of digital and traditional illustration has created something unique and beautiful, and despite the fact that I don’t even have a drivers licence, it makes me want to own a BMW.

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Toyota ad banned in UK for promoting reckless driving

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Video on Friday 11 January 2013

This Toyota ad was banned in the U.K. for promoting reckless and dangerous driving. The commercial shows a man trapped in a bland videogame-like world before he breaks free from his pixilated life after discovering the new Toyota GT86. Apparently, this ad is a bit too realistic. What do you think?

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SPONSORED: The MINI Countryman

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By Lost At E Minor in New Products on Friday 16 November 2012

Here at the Lost At E Minor office, we’ve been drooling over the MINI Countryman ever since it was released in Australia. The appropriately named Countryman almost defies belief (almost!), and we’re super buzzed about it. Why? Because we all drive at Lost At E Minor, and we invariably need more room, for this, for that, and for everything in between. The Countryman is more than four meters long, with four doors, four seats (or five if required), and a four wheel drive option to extend the MINI experience off road. So it’s rooooomy. Yup, all the fun of a Hatch in a SUV/FUV.

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Artist Erwin Wurm shows how cars are the modern pets

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By George Hambov in New Art on Wednesday 29 August 2012

I have always been fascinated by the phenomenon of how dogs and their owners start to look alike after a period of time. Erwin Wurm has taken this to the next level with cars. I still believe humans place an indescribable amount of love and affiliation into cars and they have become the modern pet. So you have the modern pet starting to look like its owners; fat, comfort driven and lifestyle obsessed. Such a brilliant representation of decadence.

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Sneakercube: shoe designs by Pawel Nolbert

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By Dean Christ in New Design on Friday 13 April 2012

Love sneakers? Love compacted cars? Then this graphic designer has taken two of your favourite things and mashed them up. Sneakercube is a design project by Pawel Nolbert, who takes his wish list of swagged-out-high-end sneakers from Raf Simmons to Louboutin, and puts them through a process of cubification. There is not much more to it, but the result would make even the squarest person want to rock kicks. For comparison, each cubed sneaker is displayed next to its highly coveted original.

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Foldable BRB Evolution car

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By Casper Johansson in New Eco on Friday 12 February 2010

This eco-friendly car design by Daniel Bailey is a hybrid model that runs on both electricity and hydrogen. What’s more, it can be folded up to half of its original size, which should help reduce the impact of crowded car parking lots.

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Mercedes Smart Car

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Eco on Friday 16 January 2009

Let’s face it, who doesn’t want to zip around town in a spankin’ new Mercedes? Well, ok, ok, this is not quite the epic car that saturated my childhood dreams, but it’s eco friendly and fuel efficient and available for around US$12,000. Apparently it comes with an ‘exoskeleton’, for better safety, and a 55 MPG […]

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The Aston Martin One 77

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By Zolton in New Products on Friday 14 November 2008

Ok, well, we all need to have dreams, and if yours haven’t been that exciting lately, here’s one to wrap your mind around. The Aston Martin One-77 is no mere car, but ‘possibly the world’s most desirable automotive art form’. You want proof? Just look at it! Marek Reichmann and his design team have sculpted the One-77 so that it is still instantly recognisably an Aston Martin, but with hints of a new design language. Aston’s silver door handles and familiar rear lights feature, while the rear haunches are voluptuous and the six-spoke wheels hide huge ceramic brakes. Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez has confirmed that power will come from an artfully-crafted derivative of the company’s existing 6-liter V12, bored and stroked to 7 liters and producing somewhere in the neighborhood of 700 horsepower and 520 lb-ft of torque. Now, that’s some serious grunt.

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