30 Aug
Peter Schreyer pushes the Korean automaker ever forward

Kia has been on a roll ever since Peter Schreyer took over design direction of the once vanilla-flavored Korean automaker. No wonder after their recent surging success they’ve elevated him to President of Kia Motors and Chief Design Officer of the entire Hyundai Motor Group — the first non-Korean to hold the position. With his bold […]


19 Apr
Five unforgettable musical moments form Weeknd One

Well what can we say, Coachella Weekend One came and went with a mighty sonic boom, lysergic blur and warm tropical brush of palm fronds. It was, as usual, epic. However for the first time ever, it was not the final weekend Coachella had to offer. No, instead of having to wait an entire year […]


12 Apr
Happily unplugging from the mainframe of the matrix

It is with much childlike glee that we shut down our computers and unplug from the mainframe of the matrix for a few days and head to the glorious lands known as the 2012 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, for what is surely one of America’s best musical throwdowns. Yes it’s gotten increasingly commercial […]


16 Mar
Turbines, recycled wood from Venice canals & projection artwork: quite possibly the most innovative luxury EV ever

Sure it’s very early in the Auto Show season, but it would be hard to beat Pininfarina’s brilliant Cambiano concept. Moreso than most concept vehicles, the Cambiano is Pininfarina’s authoritative statement of purpose. One of the preeminent design houses on the planet, Carozzeria Pininfarina has crafted the Cambiano as a very definition of what it […]


31 Jan
OK, it's not for no reason — it's for Kia. But really, who cares...

Kia is on a roll. While their prime Korean competitors, Hyundai, continue to swim in boring and repetitive design Kia drops the gorgeous and oh so affordable Optima on the marketplace. Then they pair it up with Lob City’s Blake Griffin, hands down the most exciting NBA player presently in the game. He doesn’t just […]


8 Sep
Music festivals, a brewery-based economy and car test-driving...

We’re gonna be in Portland this weekend at the launch of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster at the boutique Jupiter Hotel, and the crew at Hyundai have quite a full 12-course meal of activities in front of us. It’s gonna be a doozy, but we’ll throw up a gallery of the weekend as it goes down. […]