Industrial designer, Joey Ruiter brings his modern day carriage to life by ignoring the parameters of what a car is supposed to be and asking what a car wants for itself. It’s a story about steel and horsepower, but really it’s a story about what happens when we aren't afraid to be curious
Cosmic Motors is a fantasy manufacturer of vehicles of all kinds, located in the center of the Galaxion galaxy. CoMo, as it is affectionately referred to by its outer space fans, was founded in the Galaxion year 8966-B.
CoMo soon became a rising star among the big established vehicle makers in the Galaxion system, and countless record-breaking CoMo vehicles steadily caught the attention of the public. Besides their groundbreaking developments in transportation, CoMo gained fame by turning retired war machinery of other makers into the finest sports competition vehicles. The transformation of these retires war machines into racers accentuates the now peaceful state in the galaxy, even if there era still remote planets with ongoing conflicts.
Today, Cosmic Motors produces some of the finest vehicles in the Galaxion galaxy, successfully blending cutting-edge technology with battle-proven crude mechanics, packaged in a sophisticated design aesthetic.
finished in daytona orange paintwork similar to the original R 90 S, brushed areas from the custom aluminum craftsmanship can be seen in the tinted areas of the front fairing and tank. contemporary LED elements light up the face of the bike honoring its ancestor with a round headlamp design. additional key highlights include the front cover of the engine the valve covers and exhaust system designed by sands, which are painstakingly milled using a contrast cut process; striking an alluring contrast to the black mechanical components. this technology was also applied to the rims, whose classic design recalls the racing triumphs.
'everything just fits together perfectly,' says edgar heinrich, head of BMW motorrad design. the BMW concept ninety is sheer enjoyment in every respect – from the development of the idea to the sketching stage to the construction process. but above all when you’re riding it. it’s an absolute riding machine – just like the R 90 S was in its time.'
Bottpower has a deep know-how acquired in Motogp, WSBK and the CEV (Spanish Championship), which is used to design and build concept motorbikes, from race prototypes to street legal motorbikes. From a single unit till short series. The BOTT XR1 is one of those examples.
This first XR1 has been customized with a lot of elements. The silencer instead of the original one they used a Torque Hammer which is smaller, lighter and improves the engine performance a little bit. Besides the silencer, the front fork and 8 pistons brake caliper are from a Buell 1125. Front master cylinder and clutch lever are from ISR (including the push buttons). The bike aslo has a Motogadget display, and an Easton handlebar. Rear shock is an Öhlins from the Buell 1125 race kit.
Both the chassis and the subframe have been clear coated in such a way that you can see the welding cordons.
During the Karl Lagerfeld Pirelli calendar launch in Moscow, Renato Montagner, Creative Director of Pirelli P Zero, commissioned artist Scott Campbell to create two signature projects. To engrave a Pirelli tire and to design a special edition P Zero bike jacket by Dainese. In the summer of 2011, Campbell began working on these pieces in his Brooklyn studio in New York.
Creativity and action sports have always gone hand-in-hand – a crowd-sourced mural into an exclusive range of Looking Sideways x Endeavor x Vans Snowboards.
The project came about as part of the huge exhibition at the Vans Wangl Tangl event in Austria back in March 2012. Artists featured included Ed Templeton, Schoph and Blaise Rosenthal, but one of the key exhibits was a huge mural created from images of eyes looking sideways sent in by visitors to wearelookingsideways.com site.
Once the show was finished, they took the mural down and used it to make the graphics for a set of ten super exclusive LS x Endeavor x Vans boards – check the film for a quick overview of how the entire project went down….
An amazing cutaway image released by Audi shows how the driver slots into their fabulous R18 Le Mans sportscar. The R18 won last year’s Le Mans 24-hours and the World Endurance Championship in the hands of Andre Lotterer, Benoit Treluyer and Marcel Fassler.