LIVING This month’s lifestyle selection goes from the urban jungle to the moneyed community of Pebble Beach, California
Leica Camera, A Bathing Ape, and Stash have joined forces on a limited-edition camera. With three parties to the collaboration, it’s called the Leica D-Lux 7 A Bathing Ape × Stash, available in black (sold through Leica) and silver (through A Bathing Ape). The camera features A Bathing Ape’s camo look and its Ape Head insignia, and Stash’s graffiti tag. Technically, the camera is stock D-Lux 7, with a 17 Mpixel sensor delivering 4K 30 fps and full HD 60 fps videos, and 24–75 mm zoom lens, and an aperture range of f/1·7–2·8. Retail price is US$1,895.
The Z team
Samsung has announced its Galaxy Z Flip4 and Galaxy Z Fold4 phones. The clamshell Flip4 has an upgraded camera and a larger 3,700 mAh battery while remaining compact. You can record hands-free video, and both videos and photos are more stable and crisper. It’s customizable inside and out with themes that can display on the cover and main screen. The Fold4 has what Samsung dubs as an immersive display, advanced camera tech, and powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. There’s a taskbar like on a PC, a screen that refreshes at 120 Hz, drag and drop, a 50 Mpixel wide lens and 30× zoom.
Hyundai has released its Ioniq 6, a streamlined, teardrop shaped sedan, in contrast to the sharp angles of the 5. There’s an emphasis on cocoon-like interior, helped by the car’s substantial width (1,880 mm) and wheelbase (2,950 mm). It features ambient and speed-sync lighting, and active sound that changes depending on the driving experience. There are four USB-C and one USB-A ports, while the optional Relaxation Comfort Seats makes the 6’s interior ideal for leisure. You can even charge devices outside the car for camping or outdoor projects via an adapter that plugs into the car’s power outlet. There’s an additional one under the back seat.
Auctioned by Bonhams on August 19, this may look like the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa raced at Le Mans in 1958, but it’s actually three-quarter scale and powered by electricity. It’s one of 299 made by the Little Car Company in the UK, licensed by Ferrari, supervised by its design centre, and built from the original drawings. A 48 V electric motor delivers 12 kW. It features four-wheel independent suspension and four-wheel disc brakes. There are some modern touches, such as pedals from the Ferrari F8 Tributo and Pirelli tyres. Inside there’s room for one adult and a child.
This particular example was auctioned with profits donated by the Little Car Company to the Pebble Beach Company Foundation. It was sold for US$148,000 including premium.
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