Koen Vlecken

Maybe MINI’s latest concept does look like a budget Aston Martin designed by Volvo, but the reference list doesn’t stop with Aston Martin and Volvo (P1900). The MINI Superleggera Vision evokes Italian, British and even Japanese roadsters from the past: the similarities with the Fiat Barchetta are striking; it’s got a bit of the facial expression of a Triumph TR3, albeit with a miniature Jaguar D-type style fin on the boot.

So, good news: the Germans at MINI, led by a Dutch head of design, finally decided to deviate from Alec Issigonis’s original Mini. At the same time though, MINI just introduced a hideous 2015 four-door model to be added to the flock.

4 months ago

U.S. Navy men take apart a German Beetle, a miniature tank loaded with explosives, during the Allied Normandy landings in France in June 1944.

U.S. Navy men take apart a German Beetle, a miniature tank loaded with explosives, during the Allied Normandy landings in France in June 1944.

4 months ago

MDF Italia Flow Slim VN 4-legged oak base padded arm chair

MDF Italia Flow Slim VN 4-legged oak base padded arm chair

5 months ago

"While on approach to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Mark Hersch glanced out his window at the setting sun as the plane banked for a left turn over Lake Michigan. The skyline of Chicago was suddenly projected in shadow from underneath the clouds.”

"While on approach to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Mark Hersch glanced out his window at the setting sun as the plane banked for a left turn over Lake Michigan. The skyline of Chicago was suddenly projected in shadow from underneath the clouds.”

7 months ago

Love this painting by Quinten Ingelaere. "ULA"—oil on canvas—60 x 50 cm—2013. 

Love this painting by Quinten Ingelaere. "ULA"—oil on canvas—60 x 50 cm—2013

7 months ago

Boeing 747 undercarriage

Boeing 747 undercarriage

7 months ago

De Lemos restaurant and guesthouse by Carvalho Araújo in Passos do Silgueiros, Portugal (N40°34’40” W7°58’51”) is wrapped around a rock.

8 months ago

BF House in Castellón de la Plana by OAB — Office of Architecture in Barcelona.

BF House in Castellón de la Plana by OAB — Office of Architecture in Barcelona.

8 months ago