1953 Piaggio Ape Calessino

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The Piaggio Ape was designed on the platform of the iconic Vespa scooter – “Vespa” meaning “wasp” in Italian, a reference to the side profile of the scooter with its bulbous rear, narrow waist, and handlebars that some say look like antenna. The Humble Vespa In many respects, the Vespa was to the post-WWII Italians…

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Van Dam Catnip

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Van Dam Boats Van Dam was founded in 1977 with a singular purpose – to build the best wooden power and sail boats in the world. The company is based in Boyne City, Michigan where two generations of the same family build classically-styled launches with craftsmanship at a level we more commonly associate with Lake…

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Ashley Watson Cardington Baselayer

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The Cardington Baselayer by Ashley Watson is designed to go under your motorcycle jacket on those cold autumn and winter rides, it’s constructed from an extremely dense 400g/m² Star Supima Cotton interlock jersey to trap in heat and cut out wind chill. There’s grip-tape around the hem to stop the garment riding up when you’re…

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Rêve de Gosse by Raoul.W

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Rêve de Gosse is a sculpture by Raoul.W, a French artist with a far better understanding of automobile mechanics and design than most, as he spent decades restoring vintage cars before creating a name for himself as an artist. This piece is titled Rêve de Gosse (Dream Kid), he created it in 2015 by painstakingly…

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Period Promotional Film: 1962 Ford Mustang I Concept

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The 1962 Ford Mustang I is a concept car that shared almost nothing with the car that would go on to wear the Mustang badge. It’s a bit of an open question as to what might have happened if the Mustang that was offered to the American public was similar to the early concept car…

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The $26,300 Muji Hut

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The Muji Hut is a $26,300 (¥ 3,000,000) home designed for those who like the idea of minimalist living, and love the idea of not having a mortgage. Tiny Houses like this one have become increasingly popular, particularly with those priced out of their local property markets, because it allows them to live rent and…

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The Bripe: Coffee Brew Pipe

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The Bripe is an award-winning coffee brew pipe designed to be as small and minimalist as possible. It’s ultra-light and ultra-portable, making it ideal for use by adventure motorcyclists, campers, and hikers. The Bripe is made of Copper, with a cork handle, a reusable stainless steel coffee filter, a thermometer, a reusable coffee tube, and…

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Delage 15 S8 by Raoul.W

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Delage was a French automaker that made a name for themselves building racing cars, before shifting to focus on luxury cars later in the company’s life. The engineering that went into the Delage Grand Prix cars was amongst the best in the world at the time, their two most famous engines were likely the V12…

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Jerry by Nys Hervé

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Hervé Nys is a French artist known for his unusual and often mechanical sculptures. This sculpture is called “Jerry” (for obvious reasons), it’s made of 18 jerry cans with hidden internal steel reinforcement, and it measures in at over 8 feet high. Total measurements are 43″ x 20″ x 98.5″, and the weight isn’t listed,…

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Documentary: The DC-3 – The Plane That Changed The World

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The Douglas DC-3 is remembered as one of the most important aircraft of the 20th century – largely because of the way it revolutionised commercial passenger flight. The aircraft was designed and built to fulfill an order for Transcontinental and Western Airlines (TWA), who wanted to compete with the new Boeing 247 being flown by…

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Nautilus Submarine: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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This is a model of Nautilus, the legendary submarine from the Jules Verne classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. It was created by Harper Goff’s close friend and protégé Tom Scherman, and presented to Goff as a gift. For the unfamiliar, Harper Goff was the cinematic art director who designed the Nautilus as it appeared…

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Conrod Bottle Opener

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The Rag and Bone Man is a small company run by friendly Londoners Paul and Lizzie. Traditional rag and bone men have plied the streets, junkyards, and workshops of England for centuries – collecting scrap and junk before repurposing it or recycling it. This conrod bottle opener is one of Paul and Lizzie’s more recent…

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