American industrial designer, artist, and motorcycle engineer Ian Barry fascinates motorsport enthusiasts with his super-sleek, monster mechanics fused with exquisite artistry and workmanship. He is best known for the synthesis of sensual, rounded lines with chunky, robust metallic hardware. Historically and culturally influenced, Barry collects rare motorcycle engines of famed British beauties. Using the engine as both a creative influence and a structural framework, he has developed a practice of designing, engineering, and manufacturing each entire vehicle from scratch. Together with partner Amaryllis Knight, he co-founded Los Angeles’s Falcon Motorcycles and has since been working on the falcon series, a collection of 10 completely unique designs which have been refurbished from pieces of vintage finds. four of ten falcons have been completed, and each high-end mammoth creation is as enticing and extravagant as its predecessor.
The White, 2013
The Bullet, 2008
The Black, 2011
Czech car maker ŠKODA has developed an ultra-modern pram vRS Mega Man-Pram. The model is designed in a sporty style, it’s significantly higher than the standard wheelchair: standing two meters high. The buggy comes complete with wing mirrors, hydraulic suspension, 20 inch alloy wheels, over-sized brake calipers, anti-stress grips and a headlamp beam for night walks. Tots lucky enough to be carried on board can look forward to “sports-style upholstery” and “adjustable lumbar support”. Heidi Cartledge, Head of Marketing at ŠKODA UK comments: “The “vRS Mega Man-Pram” proves what you can do when you take the vRS vision off road and drive it straight into the nursery. We used it in the new Octavia vRS TV ad because we wanted to bring to life the idea of enhancing the performance of everyday objects. The high tech-buggy gives a tongue in cheek sense of what you could experience if you vRS’d your life”.