Posts tagged with "retro"

Nixon Dork Too

The Dork Too is available February, 2019.

Nixon proudly announces the launch of the original eye-free time teller, the Dork Too. A smart ass watch with a personality all its own.

The Dork Too is iconic Nixon style that doesn’t take itself too seriously, with a mashup of retro electronics, simple, modern forms, and progressive maker culture. Press a button and The Dork yells the time and much more. This fun-loving digital comes fully juiced, but when it does run low just plug in the USB cord provided for easy charging.

This is easy, eye-free time telling that’s easy on the eyes.

Dork Culture

The Dork Too is for the confident culture leaders with Street Geek style that’s a mash-up of retro and modern.

This re-styling of old looks has the fashion world buzzing about terms like “geek chic.” But more than a fashion movement, the Dork World itself is made up of people energized around an experimental blend of hyper-progressive technology with lo-fi materials and construction. Never a style play, the swag of dork culture comes from doing – from being creative, smart, and clever. If you have a love of street culture and great design, the Dork Too is for you.

Key Features:

Retro-Modern.

A contemporary take on a clean timeless style.

It’s Re-chargeable.

Plug it in to your USB for on the go charging.

It Yells The Time.

A watch with a real personality, push the button and it yells the time and much more.

The Dork Too comes in black, gold, rose gold, and silver. It retails for $150.00 and launches globally February 2019, both in stores and online.

PRIVÉ REVAUX × MADELAINE PETSCH

PRIVÉ REVAUX LAUNCHES CAPSULE COLLECTION WITH ACTRESS MADELAINE PETSCH

Disruptive Eyewear Brand taps Riverdale Star for Campaign and Exclusive Designs

Celebrity-approved eyewear brand Privé Revaux is proud to announce its new capsule collection and campaign in collaboration with actress Madelaine Petsch. Available for purchase on April 9, the Privé Revaux X Madelaine collection will offer limited-edition, colorful and on-trend styles, each selected and developed by the Riverdale star.

I am beyond excited to share these meticulously and personally curated sunglasses with everyone! I have been obsessed with sunglasses for a very, very long time, so it was a natural fit for me to partner with Privé Revaux on my own collection. I spent a lot of time on the details of these pairs and I am so very proud of them!” says Petsch.

The Privé Revaux X Madelaine collection features five youthful and statement-making designs, all representative of Madelaine’s bold and cultured style; Street—retro round frames, Candy—small colorful lenses, Mister—oversized cateye, Rogue—modern aviator and Clique—classic square sunnies. Each pair is handcrafted with high-quality materials including anti-ski screws, lightweight TR-90 and polarized lenses; retailing for only $29.95 per pair. Additionally, the inside lining of Privé Revaux’s signature collapsible case will feature a pop of red for the capsule collection.

“Madelaine’s style pairs perfectly with the Privé Revaux brand ethos,” says David Schottenstein, CEO and Founder of Privé Revaux. “We are excited for her to bring her fashion-forward thinking to our brand with the Privé Revaux X Madelaine collection and share her designs with her passionate fanbase.”

The campaign shoot with Madelaine took place at a private estate with panoramic views overlooking the Los Angeles mountainscape; photographed by Rachel Felling, styled by Adena Rohatiner, with makeup by Elie Maaloud and hair by Michael Kanyon. The playful and lively atmosphere garnered eight vibrant looks, showcasing the five styles in Madelaine’s handpicked collection.

Privé Revaux X Madelaine will be available online at priverevaux.com, amazon.com and internationally at select retailers including Nordstrom, American Eagle, Express and Princess Cruises.

About Privé Revaux Eyewear:

Privé Revaux Eyewear was established to disrupt the eyewear market as a purveyor of quality goods at a great value. It was built on a shared passion for style and quality from serial entrepreneur David Schottenstein along with an elite team including celebrity visionaries Jamie Foxx, Hailee Steinfeld and Ashley Benson as well as VP of Celebrity Relations Dave Osokow and Creative Directors Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn. With more than 100 hand-crafted and polarized designer frames for $29.95, everyone can be anyone. Each style is named to evoke a personality, from The Artist and The Socialite to The Boss and The Godfather. Privé Revaux Eyewear is available on priverevaux.com, amazon.com and select retailers. For more information, visit www.priverevaux.com.

The August Horch Museum

December 2017

 

The August Horch Museum, birthplace of Audi, Undergoes a Beautiful Expansion in Saxony’s Zwickau Highlighting Hands-On Tune Ups and New Old Cars

In the charming city of Zwickau in Saxony, the August Horch Museum has added a beautiful new expansion of its building to include room for post-war history, special exhibitions, education and the chance to tune your own Trabant! This 25-year old museum honors over 100 years of car manufacturing in Saxony.  Even to this day, state-of-the-art car manufacturing in Saxony astonishes visitors from the futuristic Porsche Factory outside of Leipzig to the Transparent Factory in Dresden that highlights Volkswagen’s latest technical designs. 

Just over 25 years ago, the August Horch Museum opened its doors to the public in the charming city of Zwickau in Germany’s state of Saxony. The museum is the birthplace of Audi and a treasure in Zwickau, the fourth largest town in Saxony, only one hour and fifteen minutes from Leipzig and Dresden where Porsche, BMW and Volkswagen sport state-of-the-art manufacturing centers.

The August Horch Museum is located in the original Audi factory which turned out mainly small cars such as the Trabant in the times of the GDR. After Volkswagen had built a new, state of the art facility in the Zwickau suburb of Mosel, the factory was shut down and reopened as a car museum. While the previous museum building is now fully dedicated to the times before World War II, the new 38,000 square foot addition looks into the post-war history.

The new addition was created in an existing building originally built in 1910 as another part of the former Audi factory. Old and “new” are connected with a modern glass foyer.  It houses an extended education facility for which the museum is already very well-regarded; a new restaurant; space for special exhibitions; and an exciting hands-on center where visitors can view the production of the original Trabant and even tune up their own Trabant that picturesquely sits next to an original East German “Datsche,” or cottage. Visitors can also have a seat at a race of the “Silver Arrows,” the legendary Auto Union racing cars. The museum offers personally guided tours in English as well as an audio guide in English. It is recommended to reserve for the tours in advance. The guided tours also include a visit to August Horch’s villa, located on the factory grounds.

The history of Horch is interesting and relevant for today’s knowledge of car making in Germany and Saxony. Over one hundred years ago on May 10, 1904, August Horch, founded his initial company, Horch, but he was some years later fired by his business partners. Due to his excellent reputation as an engineer, however, he was able to raise enough money to build a new factory right next to the old Horch factory. He called his new company “Horch,” too, but was quickly forced by the lawyers from his old company to change its name and therefore he turned to the name, “Audi,” which is the Latin translation of Horch meaning to listen. So, the first Audi was born in Zwickau in 1910.  Eventually Audi merged with three other Saxon brands establishing “Auto Union” also headquartered in Chemnitz. The new company’s famous logo, the four interlinking circles, represented the four different brands Horch (Germany’s no. 1 luxury car brand at that time, outselling Mercedes by 3:1), Audi, Wanderer (medium-sized cars) and DKW (two-stroke-engined small cars, also the largest manufacturer of motorbikes in the world). Auto Union was the second-largest car manufacturer in Germany after GM-owned Opel.

The August Horch Museum will continue to maintain highly informative exhibits that address the development of cars in Saxony but also the social and political context of car manufacturing. The permanent exhibition starts with the opening of the Horch factory featuring a large green Horch from 1911. It then proceeds through the years with 70 cars ranging from pre-war models made by the four Auto Union companies – including the oldest surviving Audi – to products from the Communist times including the Trabant and prototypes of highly competitive designs that the Zwickau factory was not allowed to put into production. The Trabant, lovingly called “Trabi,” is now a treasured keepsake for many Germans, with 30,000 vehicles still on the road.

Today, three leading German automotive manufacturers have plants in Saxony: Volkswagen, Porsche and BMW as well as component suppliers, all of which make car manufacturing an important part of Saxony’s economy.

In the center of Dresden, Volkswagen’s Transparent Factory is a unique manufacturing and cultural center that formerly produced the top luxury Phaeton. Today, the Transparent Manufactory is a showcase for the Volkswagen brand’s electric mobility and digitalization. Around 50 interactive exhibits and vehicles allow visitors to experience future mobility first-hand in a fun and informative environment. The highlight for visitors is a half-hour test drive with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. The test drive is included in the ticket price for the Transparent Factory and, if pre-booked, is also offered on Sundays. Only a ten minute walk from Dresden’s old city, the facility is well-integrated into the personality of the city emphasizing the wonderful contrast between history and the future, old and new buildings, classical and modern architecture.

In Leipzig, the Porsche factory’s customer service center looks like a futuristic round spaceship alighting on the horizon. One approaches through an enormous entrance to a staged and storied facility that includes an event space and museum quality cars. There is a state-of-the-art manufacturing building where Porsche’s SUVs and the Panamera are built, as well as a race track and a mud track. Everything is open for groups to see and tour, to test drive and to buy. The Porsche Co-Pilot combines a factory tour with an exciting co-driving experience in one of three different Porsches followed by a delicious four course meal or brunch overlooking the facility’s race track and grounds. Also in Leipzig, BMW’s plant is exclusively making the i3 and i8 electric cars, amongst other models. Its central building is an award-winning design by star architect Zaha Hadid. Last but not least, Volkswagen announced that its Zwickau plant will switch to the production of electric vehicles. All in all, the Horch Museum and the state of the art automobile manufacturing and test centers are yet another reason to visit the beautiful and historic state of Saxony.

20TH CENTURY FOX × HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH YOUR FAVORITE TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX INSPIRED GIFTS 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Encyclopedia | Price: $14.99

 

A comprehensive, authorized compendium of all things Buffy the Vampire Slayer, published in celebration of the revered show’s twentieth anniversary. Fans can now discover Buffy’s world with this full-color A-to-Z encyclopedia that catalogs, explains, and cross-reference every detail of the Buffyverse, from characters, locations, and weapons to episodes, demons, and recurring gags.
 
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Official Grimoire | Price: $14.99

Available: October 24, 2017

The Official Grimoire is the first and only truly comprehensive collection of every magical moment from all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, humorously narrated by beloved resident witch Willow Rosenberg. Completely illustrated and annotated by the rest of the gang, this book of spells is a unique keepsake for fans of the Buffy-verse and an incredible celebration of the show’s twenty-year legacy.

 
USAopoly Monopoly: Planet of the Apes | Price: $39.95

 
 
The Planet of The Apes Monopoly® features custom illustrated art by Dave Perillo with a vintage feel from the classic 1968 science fiction film.

 
Funko Pop! Bob’s Burgers Tina Belcher | Price: $12.90

 
 
The oldest child of the Belcher clan gets the Funko treatment in this vinyl figure! Show off your support for Bob’s Burgers when you add this BoxLunch exclusive Tina holding burgers to your Funko Pop! collection! For every exclusive Tina Funko Pop! purchased, 10 meals* will be donated to Feeding America.


Home Alone Funko Pop!s Kevin, Harry, Marv | Price: $10.99

Available: November 16, 2017

 
A few characters from the classic Holiday film Home Alone are now receiving the Pop! vinyl treatment. This series features Kevin, he’s home alone and must protect his house! Coming equipped to take on anyone with his BB gun and a hot iron. Also, the “Wet Bandits” Harry and Marv. Harry comes with his torch blown burnt head, and Marv is featured with his iron burn on his face and holding a crow bar.


 

The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird: A Picture Book | Price: $13.29

 

 
Best pals Dana (Scully) and Fox (Mulder) have pitched a tent in the backyard for a sleepover. But the night is full of strange sounds, lights, and shadows. Surely there’s a rational, scientific explanation for everything . . . or is there? With beautiful illustrations of pint-sized Dana and Fox, this humorous and not-scary-at-all story will introduce the cult TV show to an entire new generation of fans. 


A Die Hard Christmas: The Illustrated Holiday Classic| Price: $15.29

Available: October 24, 2017

 
 
The unconventional fan-favorite movie Die Hard is now an illustrated storybook for adults—complete with machine guns, European terrorists, and a cop who’s forced to rely on all his cunning and skills (and the help of a fellow officer) to save the day. Based on the classic “Night Before Christmas” poem and filled with whimsical illustrations, this cleverly reimagined homage is destined to become a holiday classic.

 

INFINITI’S PROTOTYPE 9 PEBBLE BEACH DEBUT

Nissan Motor Corporation and premium automotive brand INFINITI have unveiled a sleek, open-wheeled electric retro roadster prototype at the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The car, called Prototype 9, is a celebration of Nissan Motor and INFINITI’s ingenuity, artistry and craftsmanship. It represents a reimagining of a 1940s race car with time-honored production techniques employed to realize its retro design.

Prototype 9 celebrates the tradition of ingenuity, craftsmanship and passion of our forebears at Nissan Motor Corporation, on whose shoulders we stand today. It started as a discussion: What if INFINITI had created a race car in the 1940s? If one were to imagine an open-wheeled INFINITI racer on the famous circuits of the era, such as Japan’s Tamagawa Speedway, what would that look like? The sketches were stunning and the idea so compelling that we had to produce a prototype. As other departments became aware of this, they volunteered their time to create a working vehicle.” 
Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President, Global Design

Prototype 9 is emblematic of INFINITI’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for stunning design. From humble beginnings as a sketch, to the dynamic example presented at Pebble Beach, Prototype 9 has been brought to life as an after-hours endeavor by a passionate and enterprising team of employees from across the Nissan Motor Corporation.

The car is powered by a prototype electric motor and battery from Nissan Motor Corporation’s Advanced Powertrain Department. This nod to the future contrasts with the traditional materials and techniques applied for the Prototype 9’s manufacture, including panels hand-beaten by a team of Takumi – Nissan Motor’s master artisans.

“What started as an after-hours idea grew into a fully fledged prototype; our designers and engineers were excited by the notion of creating a past vision, a nod to our origins. They volunteered their own time; more and more staff became involved. Our teams have proven skills in manufacturing, engineering, design and advanced powertrains, yet they wanted to bring their own traditional craftsmanship to the project. They made Prototype 9 a reality, a result of their ingenuity – they recognized and realized the past, powered by a future-centric electric powertrain at its heart. Prototype 9 blends modern technology and hand-crafted details paying tribute to the forebears of INFINITI.”
Roland Krueger, Chairman and Global President

Prototype 9 was inspired by an emerging era of Japanese motorsport. The custom-built Prince R380, which also will be shown during Monterey Car Week at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, broke several land speed records in 1965 before taking overall victory at the 1966 Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway. Prince Motor Company is considered to be Japan’s original builder of premium automobiles, and its legacy can be traced to INFINITI Motor Company and its current model line. The R380 shown at The Quail is the actual Japanese Grand Prix-winning car, believed to be the only surviving R380.

“We like to think that INFINITI, with its stunning design, high performance capability and forward-looking technology, shares some DNA with the Prince Motor Company, which became part of Nissan Motors. Prototype 9 is a celebration of the artistry and ingenuity inherent in our company.”
Alfonso Albaisa, Senior Vice President, Global Design