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GM interns create cars for 2020

August 22, 2008/10.16

From as close as Detroit to as far away as China, 21 students around the world were chosen to design and engineer a hydrogen-powered car for the year 2020 as a part of the Annual Design Internship Program, by General Motors.    Each team of interns had a designer, an engineer, a sculptor, and a […]

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Manchester’s Nabil El-Nayal wins BFC scholarship

August 20, 2008/10.35

The British Fashion Council (BFC) today announced that the winner of its MA scholarship scheme is Nabil El-Nayal (left).    The scheme provides funding for fees for MA fashion design courses and is part-funded by the London Development Agency. Any ?nal-year fashion students from colleges that are members of the BFC’s Colleges Council may apply. […]

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Spring catwalk: Strenesse Blue, Berlin

August 1, 2008/12.05

Shown in July at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week spring–summer 2009, the Strenesse Blue line. We haven’t shown catwalk show videos regularly on Lucire, so here’s one to break the drought. Strenesse Blue is very structured, straight and crisp—and, according to the company, a perfect match for Berlin. You may also like H&M Studio shows its autumn–winter 2016–17 […]

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The global Zeitgeist

July 31, 2008/9.29

A recurring theme at Lucire is studying the international Zeitgeist. Being a magazine with its roots on the internet, rather than print, we have always looked at trends from a global perspective, rather than individual, local ones. Today: how different are the trends at, say, Hennes & Mauritz and antipodean retailer Max? Once again, we […]

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Scenes from the British Motor Show

July 23, 2008/6.33

Thanks to General Motors, we have some views from the launch of the Opel Insignia at the British Motor Show. GM has also provided us with the Cadillac footage.    The Insignia is the replacement for the Opel Vectra C mid-sized car, and is expected to give the German range a bit more glamour.    […]

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Maria Sharapova celebrates Land Rover’s 60th anniversary

July 12, 2008/14.11

Tennis player Maria Sharapova has been busy—from endorsing Sony Ericsson a few weeks ago to Land Rover on Friday, celebrating its 60th anniversary.    The tennis player went to Malibu, Calif. for the Indian-owned car brand’s celebrations, joining actress Camilla Belle, soccer players Michael Bradley and Clint Mathis, and actors Travis van Winkle and Luke Ford. […]

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Renault’s better solutions to using petrol

June 29, 2008/6.57

We have to admit to being a little sceptical of some hybrids. For example, 2007’s Honda Accord Hybrid managed to get a mileage of 1 mpg better than the four-cylinder petrol model and 2 mpg than the V6, according to Consumer Reports. So when Tesla announced its roadster in 2006, we thought it’d be a […]

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Fiat 500 at the London Eye

/5.21

We’ve had several Fiat 500 videos on file for a while and with the publication of our Car to Be Seen in story online today, it seems to be a good time to share one. The following is from the January launch of the car in London. You may also like Mary Katrantzou creates Design Museum […]

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A day at Pukekohe: Audi launches three models

June 26, 2008/11.45

Today was a fun day: ?ying to Pukekohe for the launch of three Audis.    The ?rst was the Audi TTS—the TT with a turbocharged two-litre, replacing the V6 (which I drove last year) in the New Zealand market. I always said that the car could do with this powerplant, which is also in the […]

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In depth: Nom D, Fly Guys and Donna Loveday

June 20, 2008/11.28

A very established New Zealand designer, Margarita Robertson of Nom D, and a newer label, Fly Guys, are pro?led on the Lucire site this week. Sam Mitchell’s Q&A with Margi is probably the most in-depth that has ever been published. And we’re running another ex-print piece: my interview with Design Museum senior curator Donna Loveday, […]

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