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    ETC: Espresso Veloce V12 coffee maker is ready to crank up your morning
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    We're not sure Espresso Veloce makes anything else, but we're also not sure it needs to. This is the V12 coffeemaker, a java-dispensing chunk of aluminum, magnesium and titanium with pistons for cups. There will be just 500 of these made, sprung from the forge of the Arte Meccanica ...

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    Report: Volkswagen's De Silva says next Scirocco will be 'completely different'
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    From our perspective, the reborn Volkswagen Scirocco is a handsome (if squat) little thing. Yet design-wise, it's always struck us as uncomfortably close to the Golf three-door hatchback with which it shares its basic underpinnings. That aesthetic kinship may be part of the reason why Volkswagen ...

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    Report: Gilles defends 2014 Jeep Cherokee design as "very contemporary"
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    Following the forced-hand introduction of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, there has definitely been a mix of responses revolving around everything from its design to the return of the legendary nameplate. As evidence of this, just check out the 1,000+ comments in our article last week and some of the ...

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    Bugatti Gangloff Concept updates the rare Type 57 SC Atalante
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    Designer Pawel Czyzewski has taken a stab at what a new Bugatti coupe could look like. The Gangloff Concept lifts inspiration from the famous 1938 Bugatti Type 57 SC Atalante Coupe. That beautiful machine wore a body crafted by none other than French coach builder Gangloff, hence the concept's ...

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    Logic3 classes up headphones with Prancing Horse
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    White earphones too bland for you? Black too slow? Your otherwise high-end cans just not expensive enough? Logic3 hopes to remedy your plight with its new line of Ferrari-branded earphones and headphones. Logic3's Cavallino line is intended for the well-heeled audio enthusiast with aluminum ...

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    Official: BTW: Subaru's SHARC won the 2012 Design Challenge
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    Part of the festivities that encompass the LA Auto Show is the annual LA Design Challenge. This year's winner was the Subaru Highway Automated Response Concept, or SHARC. It envisioned automated, zero-emission highway patrolling. The 2012 edition of the challenge was to envision the future of ...

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    Report: Audi plans new design direction for "greater differentiation" in lineup
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    The Crosslane Coupe Concept that Audi showed off at the Paris Motor Show contained a great deal of embedded, rather than displayed, technology. Yet a report in Autocar indicates that the Crosslane Coupe's looks will have a larger affect on Audi in the near-term, not its "multimaterial" spaceframe ...

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    Report: Cadillac design to go soft for China?
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    General Motors may push to soften Cadillac design language for the Chinese market, according to Reuters. GM CEO Dan Akerson plans to bolster Cadillac sales in China to meet current US levels by 2015, which may mean the Crest will abandon the sharp lines and aggressive angles of the its current ...

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    Report: Toyota looking to alter Prius styling
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    Love it or hate it, the Toyota Prius might be the most recognizable car on the road these days with its slippery, wedge-like design. Originally used to optimize aerodynamics, the unique shape of the second-generation Prius quickly made the car an icon, so Toyota kept the same basic look on the ...

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    Official: Lincoln opens dedicated design studio
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    Lincoln showed off its new design center Thursday, the first dedicated studio for the luxury brand since the 1970s. Company officials say the new studio will let designers focus just on the Lincoln brand – which is in the early stages of a badly needed rebirth – instead of splitting ...

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    Official: Chevy and Isaac Mizrahi hope that when you think of high fashion, you think Malibu
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    Isaac Mizrahi's clothing collection "inspired by the all-new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu" will hit the LivingSocial Shop in less than a week. Pitching the Malibu to women, Chevrolet announced in August that the fashion designer would create a line with cues taken not just from the Malibu, but also from ...

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    Report: VW design boss de'Silva says clean and simple design is the new black
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    Moving forward, we can expect Volkswagen to shift its design language away from anything remotely extravagant. While speaking at the Tokyo launch of the Volkswagen Up!, company global design chief Walter de'Silva said minimalist styling is set to make a resurgence. De'Silva made it clear he ...

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    Report: Ford's J Mays feels vindicated by Fusion reception
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    It's hard to think back now, but the same man overseeing the design of the 2013 Ford Fusion also presided over a rather lackluster period in Ford design, highlighted by vehicles like the Five Hundred and Freestyle. With the redesigned Fusion receiving high praise, J Mays tells Automotive News that ...

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    Official: Highway patrol car of the future picked as this year's LA Auto Show Design Challenge theme
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    For the last nine years, the Los Angeles Auto Show Design Challenge has been part of the LA Auto Show, pitting design studios from around the world against each other in a forward-thinking competition. In the past, there have been a variety of challenge themes, including last year's "movie cars" ...

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    Video: Fashion guru Isaac Mizrahi shills for... the Chevy Malibu?
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    If we didn't know that this news came from AdWeek we'd think it came from The Onion. Fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi, previously connected to everything from Bergdorf Goodman and Liz Claiborne to QVC and "Project Runway," is throwing his name behind the Chevy Malibu. You see, General Motors, ...

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    Video: A closer look at the Red Skull's 1942 V16 Coupe from Captain America
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    The V16 Hydra Schmidt Roadster is the kind of bolide that makes kids rather be villains than do-gooders. It was the personal carriage of Johann Schmidt who, as alias Red Skull, was Adolf Hitler's head of weaponry, Captain America's nemesis and one of "the greatest threats to humanity." In his ...

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    Domino's wants you to design the ultimate pizza delivery vehicle [w/video]
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    When you want the crowd to help you design something automotive related, Local Motors seems to have become the go-to. The Phoenix-based company that birthed the Rally Fighter has since collaborated with DARPA, Edison2 and Peterbilt among others, and now it can add Domino's Pizza to the list. The ...

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    Video: Lexus shows off LS reveal video, reminds us how strange debut events can be
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    Lexus has revealed more of the 2013 LS through a video 'news broadcast' of its unveiling ceremony. Through the party footage, we are able to seem more angles of the Japanese automaker's spindle-grilled flagship, which shares quite a lot visually with the slightly smaller GS. The Lexus shindig ...

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    Report: GM designer Lyon bails just days before taking over Opel/Vauxhall
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    Dave Lyon won't be taking over as head of design for Opel and Vauxhall after all. The Detroit Free Press reports the designer abruptly left General Motors last week for unknown reasons, just days before he was supposed to step into his new role. The defection is the latest in a string of ...

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    Official: Stillen wants you to design its FR-S body kit
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    There is little doubt that the darling of this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas will be the Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S twins. Stillen is one of many aftermarket tuners hoping to capitalize on the popularity of these two cars, and, in addition to developing performance parts like a cold-air intake, ...

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