Carbon fiber is making its way into everything “super” and “hyper” these days, so it comes as no shock that Lamborghini
is applying the lightweight material to its latest concept car. The Sesto Elemento concept weighs in at just 2,202 lbs (999 kg) and comes equipped with a V10 power unit and permanent all wheel drive. Further impressive stats include a ranch that houses 570 horses and that bring the beast from 0 – 62 mph in just 2.5 seconds. What’s more is the savings in fuel consumption thanks to the lightweight engineered used throughout. The Sesto Elemento comes on the heels of the Italian sports car manufacturers 50th anniversary
and hints at the legendary company’s future.
Miranda Kerr graces the cover of French Jalouse magazine’s February issue and stars in the included 1960s inspired editorial, sporting pieces from Louis Vuitton and Saint Laurent’s latest collections. Click through the gallery and have a look at these gorgeous shots taken by photographer Sebastian Mader.
“Unless you are willing to drench yourself in your work beyond the capacity of the average man, you are just not cut out for positions at the top.”
SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS
Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner, leader of the legendary Funk band The Ohio Players, passed away over the weekend. A posting on Bonner’s Facebook fan page brought forth the unfortunate news on Sunday.
Yesterday, Leroy “Sugarfoot” Bonner passed away quietly in his hometown of Trotwood-Dayton, OH. While his family, friends, colleagues, and fans mourn his passing they celebrate fondly his memory, music, and legacy.
Sugarfoot, or Foot, or Sugar, was the founding and cornerstone artistic talent of OHIO PLAYERS and the face and sound of the OHIO PLAYERS brand, which he knit together and launched in 1964 with former members of The Ohio Untouchables. With a career spanning 56 years, he passed barely short of his 70th birthday.
Bonner, a native of Hamilton, would join The Ohio Players in the late 1960′s after working with another band in the town of Dayton, and the group made a splash on the music charts in the 70s with hits like “Love Rollercoaster,” “Skin Tight,” “Fire” and other tracks. Marshall “Rock” Jones, bass player and founding Ohio Players member, is reeling from the loss. “It’s kind of crazy. I’m still feeling fragile,” said Jones to theAssociated Press
. “I sit back now, and it was all a brilliant blaze.”
Keith Harrison of Ohio bands FAZE-O and The Dazz Band praised Bonner in an interview with the Dayton Daily News
. “He was a great person with a lot of wisdom not just in music, but in life,” said Harrison. “He was an extraordinary person.”
Hip-Hop groups owe a great debt to The Ohio Players, as their music helped form the instrumentals for a bevy of classics. A Tribe Called Quest used the Ohio Players track “Ecstasy” for the “Scenario (Remix)” and DJ Clark Kent used another portion when The Notorious B.I.G.
for their back-and-forth duo “Brooklyn’s Finest” on Hov’s debut album Reasonable Doubt
. Kendrick Lamar (“m.A.A.d City”), Outkast (“Crumblin’ Erb”) and De La Soul (“Me Myself and I”) are among many others who have used samples from the Ohio Players vaults.
A BATHING APE releases this special limited edition pack for the holiday. The t-shirt features a total black-and-white two-color selection, coupled with heart-shaped eyes and a red ape head bringing out the Valentine’s Day mood. The pack comes with a delicate red heart-shaped camouflage box.
A BATHING APE Valentine’s Day will be held on February 2nd from the Causeway Bay BAPE store.