Your iPhone 4/4S will be styling and profiling with these new Paul Smith leather cases. Done up in the PS signature striped motif as well as a swirl, the patterns appears to be printed onto leather for a touch of luxury.
Welcome to the future, at least in terms of car design. McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the division of McLaren Automotive responsible for the delivery of bespoke projects, will present a one-off supercar at The Quail, an exclusive event on August 17, 2012 that is a highlight of the Pebble Beach weekend in Monterey, USA.
Called the McLaren X-1 and based structurally on the company’s groundbreaking carbon MonoCell but with a totally unique body, it has been created for an anonymous car enthusiast.
The X-1 is the most ambitious example yet of MSO’s expertise. It has a whole new body made of advanced materials. Everything is bespoke, even down to the lights and wheels, necessitating new testing and homologation meaning the car took two and a half years to build, a process that began before the styling was signed off.
The X-1 had its own development programme because crucially, this wasn’t to be a fragile concept car that would never see tarmac. It was to be a usable car, road legal and capable of travelling at supercar speeds. It also had to comfortably seat two adults so although the 12C was already as shrink-wrapped as it could be from a packaging perspective, the ingenious flexibility of the MonoCell allowed the creation of a completely different form while maintaining the engineering purity of a McLaren.
A full CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) aerodynamic testing schedule ensured high-speed stability, and the car also completed approximately 625 miles of testing including two intensive testing stints at the Idiada circuit in Spain with chief McLaren test driver, Chris Goodwin. After testing, the whole car was meticulously rebuilt, by hand to concours standard.
We love the front of the car and the auto cover for the back wheels is certainly an interesting feature. It is only a concept and will never see the light of day, but it is a pretty amazing vehicle. Go full screen in our gallery and take a detailed look.
Tamia has re-recorded and re-released her 2004 song “Still.” And she tapped star music writer Claude Kelly to help her re-record the ode to her husband, Grant Hill, on a country remix tip.
With Tamia’s new album Beautiful Surprise dropping on August 28th, the songstress released “Still”, a song she originally released on her 2004 album More, that was first produced by Jermaine Dupri.
This time around, she traveled to Nashville to re-record it with super writer Claude Kelly, who is serving as co-executive producer of her new album. And also brought in country music musicians to give the song a different feel.
The remixed version was explained by reps saying:
The idea for the new version of the record was to record it the way songs used to be done, one take all the way through, no punches, no autotune or any other new technologies. Tamia and Claude Kelly assembled a group of Nashville country musicians, went into the studio, and had the band play the song live as Tamia recorded hervocals simultaneously. Tamia sang the song straight through 2 to 3 times and they kept the best take.
The romantic, country style version of “Still” will now appear on Beautiful Surprise.
“Letting go means to come to the realization that some things are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
Monday, August 20th – Dallas
Tuesday, August 21st – Dallas
Wednesday, August 22nd – Houston
Thursday, August 23rd-Charlotte
Friday, August 24th-Virginia
Saturday August 25th – Washington D.C.
Saturday, August 25th-New York
Sunday August 26th-New York
Monday, August 27th-New York
Tuesday, August 28th-New York
Wednesday, August 29th- New York
Wednesday September 5th-Chicago
Thursday, September 6th- Detroit
Friday, September 7th- Toledo/Cleveland
Drive from Toledo, OH to Cleveland,
Saturday, September 8th-Indianapolis
Sunday, September 9th- Atlanta
Monday, September 10th-Atlanta
Tuesday, September 11th- Birmingham/ Huntsville/Atlanta