From Kahn Design comes another custom version of the Land Rover Defender, this time with the interior being fitted with Harris Tweed fabric. Harris Tweed is the only fabric in the world governed by its own Act of Parliament and it can now be found in this Kahn creation. The bespoke interior features the hand-woven fabric as well as a piano black wood center dash, red rev counter, machined aluminum pedals, red seat belts, as well as front and rear racing seats in black guilted leather with Harris Tweed accents. The cabin is fitted with Nappa leather and grey Alcantara with silver and red contrasting stitching. The exterior features a wide body kit with extended wheel arches, vented headlight surrounds, stainless steel front grille, LED headlights, clear front and rear light lenses and 18-inch 1983 Defender alloy wheels.
If you’ve ever been interested in bespoke tailoring, nothing beats the tailors at London’s historical Savile Row. Most of us may not be able to make a trip over the pond to pursue this but what if they could come to you? Gieves & Hawkes at No 1 Savile Row are turning this dream into a reality with three trunk shows for 2011 with visits spanning across Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. For reference sake, Gieves & Hawkes has some elite clientele including Bill Clinton, David Beckham, and one-half of the current Royal Wedding, Prince William.
So what’s an appointment at one of these meets entail? (more…)
We came across this beauty of a bicycle over at Hype in Japan and it’s worth a look. The Nagasawa frame is enough to blow our minds, a rare piece these days that’s only available through custom order. The Japan-based framebuilder has been sought after by elite racers in hopes of getting a frame of uncompromised accuracy and precise handling. The Campagnolo Shamal wheels are lightweight and powerful with Zaffiro white tires making the ride a smooth one. The vintage Fujita saddle is a much-welcomed touch, making the bicycle a complete work of art.
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Never heard of Colorware? They’re the guys who put customized gadgets at your doorstep. Previously, they’ve glossed up Guitar Hero guitars, DSs, PS3s, and a host of other beauties. They give you an array of metallic or solid color options, all finished in scratch-resistant gloss.
Next up, the G1 and the BlackBerry Bold just in time for the holidays. You don’t have to get the entire phone one color, my friends so there are infinite possibilities. (more…)
Apparently, what companies make nowadays is just not good enough for consumers, or atleast for really rich blokes like Eric Clapton. The famous guitarist looked to Hermès when he needed to upgrade his guitar case.
The made-to-order case carries Clapton’s signature Martin 00028 EC acoustic guitar with a rich matte-finish croc skin exterior. The shell’s made from poplar wood source from Nazareth, PA and is completed with a blue silk velvet liner.
The cost, you ask? If our calculations are correct, then it’s probably going to run you atleast $100,000 USD.
Following its fresh display at the LA Auto Show, Ferrari’s given the California’s website a nice upgrade. You can now go on and customize the Italian car maker’s latest beauty any way you want. You can choose from 27 exterior color choices, 12 different leather hues, three wheel options with five brake caliper choices. That’s 4,860 different ways to build this stallion. Have fun at the office tomorrow.
Check the site here.