Scott A. Sant'Angelo, 20 November 2013, 20:39 PM
When I started this project, I read it on wiki page that “Joshua trees are one of the species predicted to have their range reduced and shifted by climate change. There is some concern that they will be eliminated from Joshua Tree National Park and that this will damage and fundamentally transform the ecosystem of the park.” After I read it, I thought it would be a good idea to record the beautiful Joshua trees before it is reduced or it might be gone from the park. – Sungjin Ahn
Scott A. Sant'Angelo, 18 November 2013, 11:16 AM
Fantastic work from San Francisco based Brendan Mullins and Devon Berger of Whyte.
Partial to the Princess Cut Diamonds.
- Whyte is a furniture and small product company based in San Francisco, California. Founded on the idea that a firm understanding material and process are the foundation of good design, Whyte creates products with artistic leaning, from a maker’s perspective. Each piece is produced in-house utilizing traditional techniques and materials in an inspired way. We merge quality craftsmanship with contemporary aesthetics and sustainable practices, bringing new life to the American furniture tradition. In addition to our product line, we offer custom furniture and fixtures for residential and commercial interiors.
- Scott A. Sant'Angelo, 18 November 2013, 11:16 AM
Yorgo Tloupas, 16 November 2013, 11:09 AM
I tend to go see movies way after they’ve come out, so I can get an empty theater for a major blockbuster, and a quiet screening. With cars, usually I get to drive them before they even reach the market, on press trips. But sometimes I completely miss the opportunities to get behind the wheel in advance, and the car becomes a common sight on the roads before I can test it, and progressively I get less of a desire to try it out. But when the opportunity comes, the pleasure is akin to seeing a film almost by myself, after everyone’s seen it and talked about it. The Audi R8 came out in 2006, and last week I finally got to borrow one for a short road trip. We had the 2014 R8 Spyder with the V8 engine, featuring the new S Tronic Dual-Clutch transmission, and we took it from Paris to Brittany and back, through rainstorms, sunny spells, and country roads where the speed cameras had been torched the week before by locals, angry at the government. I’ve always been a huge fan of the R8′s design, low, short, mean and futuristic, with none of the pseudo-sexy curvaceousness of other sports cars. Just efficient German engineering, with a touch of mischievousness (the rear window goes down to let you hear the engine roar, amplified when the sport button is pressed). In Spyder guise the car looks a bit front-heavy, depending on the angle, but once the roof is down the proportions are just right.
We visited Plurien, a village with a name that basically means “nothing left”:
My girlfriend called our car “Punaise Puissante”, a.k.a. Powerful Bug. Quite fitting:
Then we stayed in a strange-looking hotel, a mix between North African and Russian architecture, stuck on top of a block looking like a 70′s motel in beige and khaki:
Nice wheels, with a grey that worked perfectly with the body paint:
We met a kid who was a huge fan, with more knowledge about the car than me:
And the most innovative feature of the car in my opinion is clearly its “Knight Rider” rear indicators:
- Yorgo Tloupas, 16 November 2013, 11:09 AM