Iconic British luxury sports car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is celebrating its 60th year in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, in a unique and special way: by building a select edition of six Aston Martin Vanquish convertibles whose dashboard bezels are made from reclaimed pistons salvaged from historic Aston Martin sports cars.
by Laurie Kay Olson
The drinking horn has a long history throughout Europe, though it seems to be most readily associated with Vikings quenching their thirst in large quaffs. It seems that a new modern version designed for coffee is destined to make a comeback worldwide. It has been redesigned by a guy in Slovenia to serve the international obessesion with java and the need to make it as portable as possible. The result is the Goat Mug.
Porsche's innovative C88 sedan concept is a rolling case of “what might have been”. Designed in the mid-1990s yet still looking remarkably contemporary today, the C88 could have been “The Chinese VW Beetle” if only China's government had not withdrawn their support for the project.
How to celebrate the coming of Christmas in Xi'an, China's ancient capital and home of the famed Terracotta Army? For local bakers and confectioners, the answer is to cast about 300 miniature replicas of the First Emperor of the Qin dynasty's afterlife bodyguards in fine Belgian chocolate, then top each one with a marzipan Santa hat.
The Nissan Moco may be a successful Suzuki-based microcar now in its third generation but you can bet potential buyers of the Spanish-speaking persuasion won't elect to... pick it.
by Steve Levenstein
Shinshu Yawataya Togarashi KitKat is a limited edition flavor of the super-popular chocolate bar. Japan might not be known for its spicy foods but the traditional Togarashi powdered chili peppers infusing these curious KitKats' milk chocolate coating will educate snackers in a hurry.
by Steve Levenstein
Remember those plastic green army men you played with as a child? Takara Tomy has reinvented these classic toys with a neat twist: the eight soldiers in the upcoming Green Green Army series are animals, ranging from bazooka-toting gorillas to giant tortoise radio operators.
This weathered survivor of the former USSR's park ranger service might just be the former Soviet Union's first SUV... or Monster Car... or both! Designed to handle Russia's worst roads (and that's saying something), the rare GAZ M72 allowed Russians to drive where no Russian had driven before.
by Amber Leventry
Two Jewish parents, a company named Toy Vey!, and a lot of chutzpah bring you the Maccabee on the Mantel, a plush, smiling Maccabee soldier with an accompanying hard cover children’s book about Hanukkah. The idea was conceived by Abra Liberman-Garrett when she began to see her school-age children pine for the shiny and fun traditions of Christmas.
Odds are you've never heard of the Anadol STC-16 but for young Turks coming of age in the 1970s, the sleek, innovative, homegrown sports coupe holds a special place in their hearts.
The powers that be behind the sleek, stylish Detroit Electric SP:01, reputed to be the world's fastest production electric sports car, have finalized the two-seat sports car's exterior design and expect to go into full production early in 2015.
by Ron Callari
Animal Farm, 1984 & Lord of the Flies are all allegorical dystopian novels - works of fiction that subsequently made it to the big screen. But can documentaries use the dystopian allegorical genre as well? In the case of Laura Poitras’ recently released documentary about Edward Snowden, titled, ‘CitizenFour,’ this seems to be the case.
From Corolla to CTS to the cold hard numbers denoting BMW's and Benz's offerings, today's vehicle names don't do much to speed the pulse. It wasn't always this way, however, and to prove it here are ten scary car names that really got our hearts pumping.
Not only is the MG auto brand alive, it's doing very well thank you! Owned (since 2007) by Chinese automaker SAIC, MG now offers a full range of cars to the Chinese market and assembles others from knocked-down kits at its venerable British production plant. The newest of these, proudly wearing the iconic octagonal MG badge and the legend “Morris Garages”, is the impressive MG GT sedan.
by Ron Callari
Finally, coffee-lovers get their very own holiday, and vendors the world-over are using social media to capitalize on this special event with free 'Cups of Joe.' September 29th marks the day when caffeine-aholics get to celebrate their popular “social” beverage with complimentary deals being offered by some of their favorite baristas.