Filed under: Haute Vehicles, What's Haute? | Tags: AMG, Concept, Formula One, Gaming, Gran Turismo, Mercedes Benz, Prototype
Mercedes-Benz has a habit of producing stunning concept cars, but few are as striking as the AMG Vision Gran Turismo.
Defined by extreme proportions, sexy contours, and high-tech gadgetry, Gran Turismo was developed to coincide with the 15th anniversary of that racing simulator franchise . The concept features a blend of old and new Benz traits: like the SLS AMG GT, the AMG Vision Gran Turismo boasts a long hood that flows seamlessly into a compact greenhouse, while also borrowing the SLS’ gullwing doors.
Broad shoulders and bulging wheel wells add drama, while red glowing contour lines on the lower part of the car create a cool and futuristic effect.
It gets even better inside the cabin, which was inspired by a Formula One cockpit. Red sport seats offset the black flooring, and the instrument panel appears to flow smoothly into the gullwing doors.
Above the steering wheel is a floating glass surface, which displays important information such as speed and operating temperature. Rocker switches are located on the center stack and in an overhead compartment, giving the cabin an overall jet-like feel.
While we’d certainly love to give this thing a go in the real world, we’d also settle for some virtual seat time when it’s integrated in the new GT6 through online updates. The AMG super sports car will be the first of the “Vision Gran Turismo” series of vehicles unveiled in the game.
Filed under: Haute Art, What's Haute? | Tags: editorial, Helmut Newton, kate moss, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, nude, Playboy
If you don’t want to see naked Kate Moss, don’t scroll down. Because she’s nude. Gloriously, magnificently naked. Photographed by the famous duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Kate wears bunny ears with Saint Laurent pumps on the magazine’s 60th anniversary cover.
The spread is more Helmut Newton than it is Playboy. Therefore it made its way here on Haute Today.
Editorial director Jimmy Jellinek said of the special issue: “Playboy’s anniversary edition is a testament to 60 years of beautiful women, discerning taste, sexual emancipation, ground-breaking fiction and world-changing journalism. Having Kate Moss, a global icon and the most important supermodel of the past 25 years, appear on our cover makes this issue the perfect way to launch Playboy’s next 60 years.”
Editor-in-chief Hugh Hefner added: “From its beginning, Playboy has stood for freedom of speech, freedom of choice and freedom of the press. I am so proud to celebrate this anniversary as the magazine continues its mission to promote these core values many decades later.”
Wearing a fur monochrome coat, she was snapped arriving at the Marc Jacobs’ book store Book Marc in Mayfair, London to sign copies of the magazine earlier this month.
Filed under: Haute Vehicles | Tags: 2016, Concept, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Ankonian, Slavche Tanevski, Supercar
Designated after the bull type which is famous for his black hair, the black Lamborghini Ankonian concept has been created by a Munich-based Macedonian student named Slavche Tanevski – a very talented one, we might add. “This is one of the two proposals I did for my first project at school.” - said Tanevski.
“The design was done in 2008 and it was chosen by the Chef designer of Lamborghini in the top 3 designs, and I got sponsored to do the model. The model was done in clay (1/4 scale) and took me much time and much effort. The hard model was finished in July 2009..” - he added.
The triangular forms of the Ankonian, which draws styling cues from the Reventón, as well as the color combination of shiny black and matt dark grey, makes it both hardcore and elegant at the same time. Tanevski says he had the support of Lamborghini and Audi Advanced designers when doing the clay modeling, which helped him lend it a professional touch… We certainly like the outcome!
Filed under: Haute Vehicles | Tags: Beluga, Concept, Emperor of the Seven Seas, Superyacht, The Beluga
Here comes a luxury superyacht with a tactile story. The Beluga, Emperor of the Seven Seas superyacht flaunts a design that resembles a mix of the shape of a whale, an old fisherman’s boat and a futuristic submarine.
The flawlessness if the yacht creates a distinctive atmosphere, combining the outstanding ambiance of an artist’s loft with that of a luxury hotel. The two living levels of the yacht are connected with glass staircases and a mezzanine to highlight the height and openness of the space.
The dining room features a textured glass carpet based on the patterns of a Persian carpet. The glass carpet by Glass-Deco was showcased at the Monaco Yacht Show. Another highlight is the stunning nine-meter-high crystal chandelier suspended from the upper living room.
The latest in glass technologies has been used to visualize the whisky bar and library. The owner’s suite is located on the roof in the oval room. On the front is a 650 sq. meter beach club with a 14-meter-long swimming pool, a whirlpool and a cocktail bar with a two-leveled lounge area.
The tender garage is able to house two custom-built tenders, which can also be used as nightclub with glass light dance floors that function as the tenders’ audio system. The Beluga also flaunts a covered green house with real palm trees and a vegetable garden. The green house roof opens like the mouth of a whale, making for a private sundeck of 100 sq. meters.
Filed under: Haute Art, What's Haute? | Tags: Archipelago Cinema, entertainment, Floating Cinema, nature, outdoors, Thailand, Tilda Swinton, Yao Noi
This amazing scenery is in the rocky shoreline of Yao Noi, Thailand. The Archipelago Cinema is part of the event organized by Film on the Rocks Yao Noi, a new film festival curated by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Tilda Swinton.
The auditorium raft was designed by German-born and Beijing-based architect Ole Scheeren, it was built using recycled materials. The guests are taken to the awe-inspiring glowing raft by boat, in the middle of the quiet waters of Nai Pi Lae lagoon on Kudu Island.
The only problem is you might miss what´s going on in the movie whilst admiring the dramatic landscape surrounding you.
Filed under: Shoe Fetish | Tags: 2013, Futuristic, Heels, Hologram, Lanvin, Pumps, shoes, Spring, Trend
A serious holographic trend was coming for some time now, but now that a brand as chic as Lanvin has chosen to embrace the trend in a shoe form with the Holographic Peep Toe Pumps, we thought it would be worth a second look. The finish is inherently futuristic, but these heels are nothing but adorable.
Iridescent treatment and snakeskin texture. Open almond toe and tonal stitching. Metallic finish throughout the heel and platform. Here, Lanvin demonstrates beautifully that holograms are perhaps more versatile than you might have assumed. Buy them here.
Filed under: Haute Vehicles | Tags: Anniversary, Aston Martin, cars, CC100, Concept, Speedster
To celebrate a 100-year anniversary, Aston Martin has unveiled the CC100 concept speedster. The vision was simple yet enormously testing: create a car reflecting a century of brand’s heritage but one that also signals the future of the brand.
The design is based on the 1959 Le Mans and Nürburgring-winning DBR1, with materials and design elements that look to the future, according to the company. Aston Martin CEO Dr Ulrich Bez said, “CC100 is the epitome of everything that is great about Aston Martin. Fantastic heritage, exceptional design, superb engineering and an adventurous spirit.”
As an open-topped speedster, the interior and exterior boundaries merged together and from the start CC100′s racing cockpit was an integral element of the concept. The team wanted a lightweight, race car environment and used inspiration from DBR1 to design a slim dashboard proportion with compact racing seats. Further design cues came from a theme of post-war aeronautical engineering, giving rise to complex interior panelling and dynamic wing forms.