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Time for some gratuitous (and somewhat NSFW) video content.

I’ve been bobbing my head to this mighty fine take on Lady Gaga’s Poker Face for a while now, but I’ve only just come across the beautiful, cinematically slick film clip thanks to NewWork. It’s almost Felliniesque (massive call, I know) in that you could grab most frames and they’d be beautiful images in their own right.

Totally made my morning. Now, if only somebody could tell me what the the lovely turbine-lamped cabriolet is, my day will be complete. Over to you, fellow carspotters…

[Update: The killjoys at YoutTube won’t let me embed the video, so click on through to watch it there]

[Update 2: Thanks to @michaelbanovsky (you can read his excellent auto writing here), we’ve now solved the mystery of the sweet blue cab. It’s a Dodge Dart GT, a ’64 by the looks of the grille. I can sleep easy now!]

[Update 3: Thanks to the industrious @bjkraal who actually emailed some mates in the States (pow!) and then found a lovely brown Dart on the BrownCar blog. I’ll take one brown and one blue please…]

Filed under: Car, Car Culture, Eye Candy, Film, Photography, Things I like

Monday Morning Madness: Ferrari Modulo

As a kid the Paolo-Martin penned Modulo, though only ever seen in books, scared the living daylights out of me. It still does.

I simply couldn’t understand how it could look so otherworldly and still be a car. There is a latent, alien malevolence to it that continues to send chills up my spine. It’s hard to believe, slightly dated details aside, that this Ferrari 512 S-based monster slithered into the world at the 1970 Geneva show.

The question is, seeing as I don’t think there’s been a concept as outrageous since, who’s going to top it?

[Found via Jalopnik]

Filed under: Car, Car Culture, Design, Eye Candy, Film, Geneva, Motor Shows, Things I like, , , , , ,

Consider me Scintillated

scintillation

Damn WordPress wont let me embed Vimeo movies, but just trust me on this one and follow the link. Scintillation is a new movie made up of 35,000 photos by Xavier Chassaing, a film director from Paris.

The use of depth of field really plays with your perception of space and the flame mapping on the orchid is one of the most decadent images I have seen in a long time. In fact, it reminds me a lot of a project I worked on a few years ago.

This is eye candy of the highest order. Enjoy!

SCINTILLATION from Xavier Chassaing on Vimeo via Today and Tomorrow

Filed under: Design, Eye Candy, Film, Things I like, , ,

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I'm Drew Smith and I'm a freelance design strategist and journalist for the automotive industry. DownsideUpDesign is a place for me to collect stuff that I like, often love and sometimes hate for safe keeping. Get in touch at downsideupdesigner (at) me (dot) com or tweet me (@drewpasmith) to rant, contribute or collaborate!

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