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Hanebrink | All-Terrain Bike

November 9, 2010

While many of its specs make it a perfect fit for urban life, make no mistake: the Hanebrink All-Terrain Bike ($5,500 and up) is meant for the wilderness. A hybrid traditional/electric mountain bike, the Hanebrink features a carbon fiber seatpost and handle bars, Shimano cranks, chains, and deraileur, hydraulic disc brakes, Hanebrink hubs and wheels with 20×8 inch tubeless tires, and a run time of up to one hour with a single Lithium-Ion battery — or over five hours with added batteries on the rear rack — either of which powers a 600 Watt electric motor and gets you up to 20 mph; for faster travelling, or if you run out of juice, just pedal.

Montante Maserati 8CTF

October 29, 2010

In celebration of their famous 1940 win at the Indianapolis 500 known as the “Boyle Special,” Maseratiteamed up with cult Italian bike builder Cicli Montante to create a limited-edition bicycle resembling the victorious fixed head, eight-cylinder 8CTF race car. With driver Wilbur Shaw behind the wheel for the second year in a row, Maserati historically took first place proving the prowess of European design.

Debuting at the recent Paris Auto Show, Cycle EXIF points out that while successful bike/car collaborations are rare, the Montante Maserati 8CTF is a clear exception.

In addition to the beautiful coloring and detailing, Cycle EXIF asks “Who else is sticking a front disc brake on a fixed geared bike? It might not necessarily be the smartest thing to do, but at least they’re putting it out there.”

A limited run of 200 bikes were created (in commemoration of the 200 laps completed during the race), each individually numbered and selling online from Cicli Montante for €3,000.

Clarence Court | Eggs

October 29, 2010

With the the tagline “fabulous eggs by fabulous birds,” Clarence Court‘s glossy new website and ad campaign provide the proper spotlight for their exquisite rare hens. The work of full-service agency WFCA, the imagery successfully realizes the request by Clarence Court’s marketing director Vicki Hazel to take the brand from farming to foodie with alluring photography, educational information on specialty eggs and toothsome recipes.

Photographer Richard Mountney’s dramatically-lit shots have a style that shows off the resplendent feathering of the creatures, similar to English photographer Stephen Green-Armytage’s book “Extraordinary Chickens” and recent Alexander McQueen collections alike. Casting the birds in such a beautifully sophisticated light—rather than with more typically rustic allusions—makes a luxurious impression in keeping with the brand’s appealingly colorful, strong-shelled product, which sells at upmarket British groceries like Harrods, Selfridges and Fortnum & Mason.

MONIKER International Art Fair London 2010 Recap

October 28, 2010

The London MONIKER International Art Fair took place earlier this month. Taking place at the VILLAGE UNDERGROUND space, the event looked to cultivate and promote a more niche series of personalities and art. Both paintings and installations were on hand from some familiar names such as Steve Powers, Polly Morgan, Swoon, Ben Eine, Herakut, KAWS, Futura, Os Gemeos and Banksy.

Photography: Jeff Metal for Hypebeast

Bell & Ross BR 01 Tourbillon Airborne

October 28, 2010

Bell & Ross up the ante on their BR 01 will a limited edition Tourbillon Airborne model. The signature Airbrone skull motif is combined with a complex and intricately designed Tourbillon movement. Full on black is the color of choice with much of the watch created in carbon fiber. The watch strap for the 46 mm case is made of stingray leather. Only 20 pieces will be released globally for the Bell & Ross BR 01 Tourbillon Airborne.

Palmer & Sons | Leather Rucksack No. 18

October 28, 2010

Vancouver-based father and son duo Palmer & Sons have just launched this leather rucksack. Handcrafted in your choice of either 10oz London Tan or Havana Brown Leather, the back is shaped into a robust rectangular cuboid-like shape that loosely resembles a suitcase. Complete with a welcome array of high-end detailing, the bag features brass rivets, panic clasp closures, and a cocobolo handle. As with all of the brand’s products, each release is handmade, ensuring that each piece differs slightly from the next. The luxury backpack is now available at Palmer & Sons’s online store.

Aston Martin | Cygnet

October 12, 2010