16 June 2019

10 June 2019

Chris Turnham illustrator
This home is clad with antique doors, windows and other building materials that S+PS Architects salvaged from demolished buildings in Mumbai. Informed by the abundance of ad-hoc, ramshackle buildings it overlooks in the city, it is intended to help promote an alternative approach to recycling.

27 May 2019

Illustrations by Jean Julien for Resy 

5 May 2019

Ford Falcon XK windowless panel van

25 April 2019

Pentagram creates Flight Center font for hotel in Eero Saarinen's JFK airport terminal. Read more here.
Photography by Max Touhey
How to dry your hands

17 April 2019

The 1953 Firebird 1 is just one of the vehicles that will be on display at the Cars: Accelerating the Modern World exhibition at the V&A from 23 November. Photograph: V&A Museum

14 April 2019

Old timers – cars and blokes.

11 April 2019

M1 1959.

28 March 2019

Frida Escobedo and José Rojas renovated the 1950s Boca Chica Hotel in Acapulco, Mexico – destination of the original jet-set. 

Photography is by Undine Prohl.

25 March 2019

This is from Behance.net.

Squash 73 is a multidisciplinary space located in Mexico City, inside what was once a squash club. Its main goal is to give creative young adults a space to enjoy and discover art-related activities and emerging proposals. It has two courts and a studio that can be used for pretty much any art project, whether it is a drink and draw, a ceramics workshop, an exhibition, a photoshoot or a theatre rehearsal. ​​​​​​​The client wanted a playful and fresh identity that showed versatility and creativity, but also that reminded them of the athletic roots of the place, as they left the striking yellow lines that were used by squash players back in the 70's and now give a unique look to each room. The icon was inspired by the idea of the space itself, as if it was an elevated view in an architectural plan. The graphic elements such as the illustration and the signage were inspired by squash as a sport, always thought to be moving and dynamic.

Branding + Signage: Mariela Mezquita
Photography: Camila Rodriguez
Architecture + Interior design: Squash 73 Team

12 March 2019

The interlock, by Bureau de change.

10 March 2019

26 February 2019

The Chrysler turbine car was produced from 1963 to 1964. Its body was made by the Italian design studio Ghia, and Chrysler completed its assembly in Detroit. The A-831 turbine engine could operate on many different fuels, required less maintenance, and lasted longer than conventional piston engines, although they were much more expensive to produce. 
A total of 55 cars were built: five prototypes and a limited run of 50 cars for a public user program.After the conclusion of the user program in 1966, Chrysler reclaimed all of the cars and destroyed all but nine of them; Chrysler kept two, five are displayed at museums in the United States, and two are in private collections. Chrysler's turbine engine program ultimately ended in 1979, largely due to the failure of the engines to meet government emissions regulations and relatively poor fuel economy.

25 February 2019

By Ovadia Benishu Illustrator based in Tel-Aviv, Israel. See more here.

18 February 2019

TWA Hotel opens for bookings
British Airways debuts a special retro livery on one of its Boeing 747s to mark the UK airline's centenary, a jumbo has been painted in the design of its predecessor British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). The BOAC livery adorned the fleet between 1964 and 1974.

5 February 2019

Beautiful project by American photographer Laura Austin and words by Tora Baker, see here on Creative Boom.

29 January 2019

Florence Knoll Bassett 1918–2019

22 November 2018

This Ford Cortina, officially known as E14 LS was built in 1966 and is one of three 'Group 5' factory racing cars built by Lotus for the 1966 British Saloon Car Championship. It was raced by Graham Hill, Jacky Ickx and Jim Clark.

11 November 2018

Suzy van der Kwast, of Suzy's Coffee Lounge in Wellington, has died. She was 80.

29 October 2018

Ferrari Monza SP2

8 October 2018

Olalekan Jeyifous – Brooklyn-based artist and designer. See more here.

12 September 2018

 Eero Saarinen. TWA terminal at Idlewild airport (now JFK airport), 1962
Eero Saarinen. TWA terminal at Idlewild airport (now JFK airport), 1962.
Eero Saarinen. General Motors Technical Center in Warren, 1950.

3 September 2018

Toyota Corona

2 September 2018

A 1971 XY Ford Falcon GT, some would consider the Holy Grail of Aussie muscle cars, due to go to auction at Shannons.

10 August 2018

Gary Peters
500 drawings (details)
charcoal on paper (approx a3 size sheets)

22 July 2018

Las Vegas.
The Frost House, an example of a mid-century prefab home in Michigan City, Indiana. See the website.

19 July 2018

Wolverton, Silver End
A new publication pairs writing by Tim Burrows, Rachel Lichtenstein and others with photography by Catherine Hyland, and explores the creativity of the county. Radical Essex is published by Focal Point Gallery and available at Cornerhouse Publications; a selection of the photographs are on show at Twenty One, Southend-on-Sea

10 July 2018

Mexico City

4 June 2018

From Slovakian photographer Mária Švarbová swimming pool series.

More of Maria’s work can be found on her website

30 May 2018

Tracey Emin's stamp to commemorate 250 years since the Royal Academy of Arts was founded.
"If punk birthed a thousand garage bands, it certainly birthed as many designers," says Punk Graphics curator. A new exhibition on punk graphics at Detroit's Cranbrook Art Museum.

2 May 2018

The launch Land Rover from 1948 Amsterdam Motor Show was lost for decades.

15 April 2018

You know, I had a pedal car when I was a kid – a kind of station wagon thing for crying out loud. The folks meant well, bless them. Thinking about it, they had a station wagon and I guess they figured ... I mean, if they were rock stars, I'd have wanted a matching guitar but a station wagon? Would it have been so hard to pick the Champion model sitting right there, next to the station wagon? Would it? Well now I'm a grown up and my middle-aged butt won't fit in the Champion – don't worry I tried and came to the conclusion that a print on the wall is infinitely more dignified. Sometimes you just have to let go, and sometimes you buy a print.

Try a set of postcards, eight pedal cars to ponder, see them at www.etsy.com/nz/shop/ScooterModern

12 April 2018

Trekka was New Zealand's only home-grown, series-produced vehicle.

11 April 2018

I'm going to take up smoking.
Who said smoking's not cool?
De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, England. Photo found here at Art Fund.

10 April 2018

Vauxhall Velox

Where I grew up in the 1970s, Vauxhalls of this era were driven by hoodlums. Seemed a shame but who was to argue? I pulled up at the traffic lights late one afternoon on my Sukuki GT250 motorcycle and said to the chap in the light grey Velox next to me – ‘Nice car’. He said ‘WOT?’. I said ‘I said NICE CAR’. Actually, that’s not strictly true, I thought ‘nice car’ but I kept my mouth firmly shut and eyes glued to the red light on the other side of the intersection. When the light changed to green, I dropped the clutch, front wheel rose up off the road and my bike bolted forward, leaving the big guy and his grey sedan in my dust. Actually, that’s not strictly true,
I made like I hadn’t noticed him, gently eased out the clutch whilst ensuring the nice chap was a good nose ahead and eventually dropping in behind and maintaining a healthy 30 metres. Well it just seemed right,
didn’t it? 

On Etsy Scooter Modern here
Yamaha XJ650

9 April 2018

Bedford 12cwt van delivering the Evening Standard. Well I guess somebody had to.

Book jacket

6 April 2018

Kodak Instamatic

A long time ago, the people who were alive then were told, ‘one day, everyone will have this cool gadget that you can carry round and you will be able to take photos with it’ and they all said ‘nah no way, you're dreaming’. But sure enough, in 1963, Kodak launched the Instamatic camera and everyone said ‘Yeah cool, but you can’t text from it’ and the Instamatic became the biggest tech flop in history – even before they knew what ‘tech’ was. OK, it wasn’t really a flop, Kodak sold more than 50,000,000 of them. There were only 50,000,000 people on earth then, so that was one each, except my sister hid mine on top of the wardrobe, so she had two. 

On Etsy Scooter Modern here