BAAK Motorcycles Triumph Bonneville T120

BAAK Motorcycles started out in founder Rémi Réguin’s basement workshop back in 2012 and has since grown into a 5 person company with a dedicated 3200 square foot workshop in Lyon, France. BAAK build custom motorcycles, but they also make a range of parts for Triumphs, Moto Guzzis, and Royal Enfields, and interestingly they also…

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1937 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS ‘Goutte d’Eau’ Coupé

The Talbot-Lago T150-C SS is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful and elegant automobile designs of the 20th century. The styling is characteristic of the work of Italian Giuseppe Figoni, the creative half of the French coachbuilder Figoni et Falaschi. The Talbot-Lago Story Talbot-Lago was a French automobile manufacturer based just over 5 miles from Paris in…

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l’Usinarium Celsius Lamp

l’Usinarium is a French creative studio that recycles antique furniture, lighting, and electrical equipment into modern homewares that retain their original patina and style. The Celsius Lamp is one of their newest creations, it’s made from a vintage Swedish oil lamp using full brass construction and is fitted with an Edison bulb, and a cord…

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1986 Renault 5 Maxi Turbo

With its mid-mounted 4-cylinder turbo producing a hefty 386 bhp in competition trim, the Renault 5 Maxi Turbo is one of the quickest and most unusual Renaults of the 1980s. It was built as the successor to the hugely successful Alpine Renault which had dominated European rally competition until the Lancia Stratos came along and…

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Bugatti Type 35

The Bugatti Type 35 was one of the most successful racing cars of pre-WWII Europe and today it stands as one go the most successful racing cars of all time. The iconic Bugatti horseshoe grill fitted to the front of the Type 35 is the one that set the standard for all that would follow,…

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BMW PRAËM S1000RR

The BMW S1000RR was originally developed to compete in the 2009 Superbike World Championship, for homologation purposes they produced 1000 road going versions of the model in the same year but due to overwhelming public demand they began a full production calendar for the bike from 2010 onwards. The specifications of the S1000RR would be…

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Blitz BMW R75/5 Bobber

Blitz Motorcycles is a Paris-based workshop that have developed a reputation for building genuinely unique and oftentimes unusual custom motorcycles. It’s run by Fred Jourden and Hugo Jezebel, both avid riders and self-taught mechanics who have developed a style all their own. When Blitz first started building bikes in 2010 they split public opinion, with…

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Alpine A110

The story of Alpine and their 110 is one of the great David vs Goliath tales of 20th century motor racing. In 1973 the small French company Alpine took a 1-2-3 finish at the Monte Carlo Rally, and claimed outright victory in the World Rally Championship – made all the more special because it was…

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Plain City Poster by Rustle of Silk

Rustle of Silk is a boutique French company that still uses original silkscreening techniques to produce posters from the 1970s and before. Each poster is printed by hand on 50cm x 70cm, 300 gram vanilla paper using a 5 colour screen printing procedure. Just 40 examples of this design will be produced, and each will…

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1932 Helicon Propeller Car

In 1932 somewhere deep in the French countryside a project was underway to build an automobile with a slightly unusual method of propulsion. It isn’t known if the designer of the Helicon was a pilot or an aircraft engineer, but it’s clear that the car takes a significant amount of influence from early aircraft design.

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Fire Design Extinguishers

Fire Design is a French company that was founded by artist and product designer Rodolphe Gimenez, his goal is to create fire extinguishers that people actually want to put in their homes – only 5% of residential buildings have fire extinguishers installed, and study after study has shown that having an extinguisher on hand can…

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The Concorde Story

The Concorde Story is a vintage documentary about the development of the world’s first supersonic airliner, it was filmed during the early, heady days of the now retired aircraft and it provides a fascinating look into how the Concorde came to be – starting with early designs from WWII. With a running time of just…

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