Maserati: Design Driven

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As long as I’ve known Jim Bauer, he’s always fantasized about living in some sort of industrial Batcave type minimalist bachelor residence where you could park your car in your living room. Building your Batcave out of glass and perching it on a Brentwood hillside ups the overall fantasy factor condsiderably. Jim sent me some links today which led me to the below.

Here’s the LA Times feature on Holger Schubert’s house/garage, which won an award from Maserati for being so badass. Make sure you click through all 7 pages.

Here’s another article with a video interview and a Maserati GranTurismo demonstrating.

Definitely click here to check out all of the other entries in the contest. Dude with the Mini Cooper and Piet Mondrian-inspired garage door is a standout, and entry #0197 Stephen Kanner makes up for his taste in cars with of the most stunning entries.

Thanks Jim for the link and for keeping the dream alive.

RAIDS NET TAGGER CREW

I just read THIS ARTICLE that talks about another raid on graffiti writers-nothing really new there.

The article brings up the huge MTA riverbed “tag” (seen above), and goes on to talk about the charges etc…

The best/insane part that stood out to me was this line:
“The Army Corps of Engineers estimates that removing the “MTA” tag from the riverbed alone will cost $3.7 million”.

Now… I’ve seen this thing, I’ve been there and took the photo above. I understand the pros and cons on the argument of graffiti, but I really hope they find a better use for that 3.7 Million. That’s a lot of money that can probably be appropriated better. We’ll see.