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Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors Brand teams up with Chicago-based Pretty Cool Ice Cream to launch five unforgettable flavors Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors Atlanta/Chicago. Individualization is at the core of Porsche sports cars. Ranging from more than 160 Paint to Sample colors to the Paint to Sample Plus custom colors, along with the traditional color options, the German automaker aspires to fulfill every customer’s wish for their dream Porsche. In honor of National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 17, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. today announced the launch of limited-edition ice cream pops inspired by Porsche paint colors that coincidentally could double as ice cream flavors. In collaboration with Pretty Cool Ice Cream, a small-batch creamery based in Chicago, the following five ice cream pops were created with eye-catching packaging to match: Mint Green: a green mint cookies and cream ice cream with a mint green white chocolate shell. Strawberry Red: cream Cheese ice cream dipped in a strawberry red shell. Made with real freeze-dried strawberries. Macadamia Metallic: roasted macadamia ice cream in a sparkling macadamia metallic colored chocolate shell. Frozen Berry Metallic: black raspberry ice cream in a sparkling frozen berry colored Ruby chocolate shell. Lime Gold Metallic: key lime pie ice cream in a sparkling lime gold colored caramel shell. “This has been a fun project and one we hope will evoke a smile, just like the customizable colors available on all of our cars. We genuinely thought there weren’t many things cooler than one of our special colors for your dream Porsche, but this ice cream might just have that beat,” said Ayesha Coker, Vice President of Marketing of Porsche Cars North America. “Pretty Cool Ice Cream has been as meticulous and passionate as we are about getting the color just right – and on top of that they’ve come up with delicious flavors to match. We hope Porsche fans and enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the ice cream as much as we’ve loved creating it!” “My uncle, 'Targa Dan,' has always had a passion for restoring Porsche cars and has brought over 200 cars back to life over the last 50 years, so I grew up very close to the brand. When Porsche reached out to me to make some custom ice cream inspired by the paint colors, I was thrilled,” said Dana Salls Cree, Owner of Pretty Cool Ice Cream. "Similar to all Porsche sports cars, the ice cream pops are truly a passion project that I couldn’t be more excited to share.” The Pretty Cool Lincoln Park (709 West Belden) location in Chicago will offer the ice cream pops on National Ice Cream Day on July 17. The custom ice cream pops will also be available at select Porsche events later this year. About Pretty Cool Ice Cream Pretty Cool Ice Cream is a small handmade ice cream company in Chicago Illinois by award-winning pastry chef Dana Cree, author of Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream, and celebrated hospitality hero Michael Ciapciak, founder of Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits. Launched in 2018 in the Logan Square neighborhood, Pretty Cool Ice Cream specializes in frozen novelties, like your favorite treats from the ice cream truck, all hand dipped and decorated by our talented team of skilled artisans with the best ingredients we can find. Each item is individually packaged, and we work with local artists to create the art and design for each flavor to achieve an overall look that is as diverse as our windy city. You’ll find our shops filled with ice cream bars, vegan pops, ice pops, and ice cream sandwiches, all hand-dipped and decorated in classic and contemporary flavors. Since 2018, Pretty Cool Ice cream has continued to grow throughout the city of Chicago, opening additional ice cream shops and partnering with restaurants, boutique grocery stores, and events across Chicago. Pretty Cool is available year-round, because Chicago is an all-weather ice cream city! Jade A. Logan
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Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors

Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors

Brand teams up with Chicago-based Pretty Cool Ice Cream to launch five unforgettable flavors

Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors Brand teams up with Chicago-based Pretty Cool Ice Cream to launch five unforgettable flavors Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors Atlanta/Chicago. Individualization is at the core of Porsche sports cars. Ranging from more than 160 Paint to Sample colors to the Paint to Sample Plus custom colors, along with the traditional color options, the German automaker aspires to fulfill every customer’s wish for their dream Porsche. In honor of National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 17, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. today announced the launch of limited-edition ice cream pops inspired by Porsche paint colors that coincidentally could double as ice cream flavors. In collaboration with Pretty Cool Ice Cream, a small-batch creamery based in Chicago, the following five ice cream pops were created with eye-catching packaging to match: Mint Green: a green mint cookies and cream ice cream with a mint green white chocolate shell. Strawberry Red: cream Cheese ice cream dipped in a strawberry red shell. Made with real freeze-dried strawberries. Macadamia Metallic: roasted macadamia ice cream in a sparkling macadamia metallic colored chocolate shell. Frozen Berry Metallic: black raspberry ice cream in a sparkling frozen berry colored Ruby chocolate shell. Lime Gold Metallic: key lime pie ice cream in a sparkling lime gold colored caramel shell. “This has been a fun project and one we hope will evoke a smile, just like the customizable colors available on all of our cars. We genuinely thought there weren’t many things cooler than one of our special colors for your dream Porsche, but this ice cream might just have that beat,” said Ayesha Coker, Vice President of Marketing of Porsche Cars North America. “Pretty Cool Ice Cream has been as meticulous and passionate as we are about getting the color just right – and on top of that they’ve come up with delicious flavors to match. We hope Porsche fans and enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the ice cream as much as we’ve loved creating it!” “My uncle, 'Targa Dan,' has always had a passion for restoring Porsche cars and has brought over 200 cars back to life over the last 50 years, so I grew up very close to the brand. When Porsche reached out to me to make some custom ice cream inspired by the paint colors, I was thrilled,” said Dana Salls Cree, Owner of Pretty Cool Ice Cream. "Similar to all Porsche sports cars, the ice cream pops are truly a passion project that I couldn’t be more excited to share.” The Pretty Cool Lincoln Park (709 West Belden) location in Chicago will offer the ice cream pops on National Ice Cream Day on July 17. The custom ice cream pops will also be available at select Porsche events later this year. About Pretty Cool Ice Cream Pretty Cool Ice Cream is a small handmade ice cream company in Chicago Illinois by award-winning pastry chef Dana Cree, author of Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream, and celebrated hospitality hero Michael Ciapciak, founder of Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits. Launched in 2018 in the Logan Square neighborhood, Pretty Cool Ice Cream specializes in frozen novelties, like your favorite treats from the ice cream truck, all hand dipped and decorated by our talented team of skilled artisans with the best ingredients we can find. Each item is individually packaged, and we work with local artists to create the art and design for each flavor to achieve an overall look that is as diverse as our windy city. You’ll find our shops filled with ice cream bars, vegan pops, ice pops, and ice cream sandwiches, all hand-dipped and decorated in classic and contemporary flavors. Since 2018, Pretty Cool Ice cream has continued to grow throughout the city of Chicago, opening additional ice cream shops and partnering with restaurants, boutique grocery stores, and events across Chicago. Pretty Cool is available year-round, because Chicago is an all-weather ice cream city! Jade A. Logan

Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors

Porsche celebrates National Ice Cream Day with limited edition ice cream pops inspired by custom paint colors

Atlanta/Chicago. Individualization is at the core of Porsche sports cars. Ranging from more than 160 Paint to Sample colors to the Paint to Sample Plus custom colors, along with the traditional color options, the German automaker aspires to fulfill every customer’s wish for their dream Porsche. In honor of National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 17, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. today announced the launch of limited-edition ice cream pops inspired by Porsche paint colors that coincidentally could double as ice cream flavors. In collaboration with Pretty Cool Ice Cream, a small-batch creamery based in Chicago, the following five ice cream pops were created with eye-catching packaging to match:

    • Mint Green: a green mint cookies and cream ice cream with a mint green white chocolate shell.
    • Strawberry Red: cream Cheese ice cream dipped in a strawberry red shell. Made with real freeze-dried strawberries.
    • Macadamia Metallic: roasted macadamia ice cream in a sparkling macadamia metallic colored chocolate shell.
    • Frozen Berry Metallic: black raspberry ice cream in a sparkling frozen berry colored Ruby chocolate shell.
  • Lime Gold Metallic: key lime pie ice cream in a sparkling lime gold colored caramel shell.

“This has been a fun project and one we hope will evoke a smile, just like the customizable colors available on all of our cars. We genuinely thought there weren’t many things cooler than one of our special colors for your dream Porsche, but this ice cream might just have that beat,” said Ayesha Coker, Vice President of Marketing of Porsche Cars North America. “Pretty Cool Ice Cream has been as meticulous and passionate as we are about getting the color just right – and on top of that they’ve come up with delicious flavors to match. We hope Porsche fans and enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the ice cream as much as we’ve loved creating it!”

“My uncle, ‘Targa Dan,’ has always had a passion for restoring Porsche cars and has brought over 200 cars back to life over the last 50 years, so I grew up very close to the brand. When Porsche reached out to me to make some custom ice cream inspired by the paint colors, I was thrilled,” said Dana Salls Cree, Owner of Pretty Cool Ice Cream. “Similar to all Porsche sports cars, the ice cream pops are truly a passion project that I couldn’t be more excited to share.”

The Pretty Cool Lincoln Park (709 West Belden) location in Chicago will offer the ice cream pops on National Ice Cream Day on July 17. The custom ice cream pops will also be available at select Porsche events later this year.

About Pretty Cool Ice Cream
Pretty Cool Ice Cream is a small handmade ice cream company in Chicago Illinois by award-winning pastry chef Dana Cree, author of Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream, and celebrated hospitality hero Michael Ciapciak, founder of Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits.

Launched in 2018 in the Logan Square neighborhood, Pretty Cool Ice Cream specializes in frozen novelties, like your favorite treats from the ice cream truck, all hand dipped and decorated by our talented team of skilled artisans with the best ingredients we can find. Each item is individually packaged, and we work with local artists to create the art and design for each flavor to achieve an overall look that is as diverse as our windy city.

You’ll find our shops filled with ice cream bars, vegan pops, ice pops, and ice cream sandwiches, all hand-dipped and decorated in classic and contemporary flavors. Since 2018, Pretty Cool Ice cream has continued to grow throughout the city of Chicago, opening additional ice cream shops and partnering with restaurants, boutique grocery stores, and events across Chicago. Pretty Cool is available year-round, because Chicago is an all-weather ice cream city!

Inspired by Light: Bugatti Reveals Two Bespoke Sur Mesure Creations
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Inspirado en la luz: Bugatti revela dos creaciones a medida de Sur Mesure

Inspirado en la luz: Bugatti revela dos creaciones a medida de Sur Mesure

La forma en que los paneles de la carrocería diseñados con precisión de los autos hiperdeportivos de la marca reflejan la luz sigue siendo una fuente de inspiración creativa. Ya sea bajo un vibrante túnel de luz dentro del Atelier mientras los automóviles se someten a una exhaustiva inspección de calidad de la pintura, o bajo la luz moteada de un sol poniente entre las ramas de las palmeras, las formas y los patrones que emergen naturalmente son sorprendentes. Sin embargo, ningún acabado de pintura es idéntico: cada uno se aplica individualmente y es único para cada vehículo.

Una de las primeras unidades Chiron Super Sport en ser entregada a su nuevo propietario se basa en esta fuente única de inspiración. El “Vagues de Lumière” está pintado a mano en un acabado base California Blue y está envuelto por líneas esculpidas por la luz en Arancia Mira aplicadas a lo largo de muchas semanas. La parrilla de herradura del hiperdeportivo presenta con orgullo el número 38 a petición del propietario, y se completa con otros detalles finos, como las llantas de magnesio Arancia Mira y las letras del compartimiento del motor. El tema Arancia Mira vuelve a fluir en la lujosa cabina tapizada en cuero. El Chiron Super Sport es el máximo lujoGrand Tourisme, diseñado para viajes transcontinentales sin esfuerzo en un lujo opulento, manteniendo la compostura perfecta a su velocidad máxima de 440 km/h gracias a su silueta única de cola larga.

Al salir del Atelier junto con el Chiron Super Sport se encuentra un Chiron Pur Sport , que también presenta su propia obra de arte única pintada a mano inspirada en la luz. Con la carrocería expuesta en Blue Carbon, las rayas de Nocturne rodean la carrocería. El Tricolor, la bandera nacional de Francia, adorna cada una de las placas de los extremos del alerón trasero, ya que el número “9” está pintado en la parrilla de herradura en French Racing Blue en la parte delantera del hiperdeportivo. Dentro de la opulenta cabina, el tema continúa con una combinación de colores de cuero en Beluga Black y French Racing Blue. El Chiron Pur Sport, con su carrocería de alta carga aerodinámica y su tren motriz modificado para una aceleración óptima, es el Bugatti más ágil jamás creado. En su elemento sobre carreteras de montaña estrechas y sinuosas, la conexión entre el conductor y la carretera es inquebrantable.

El intrincado proceso de creación de estos extraordinarios esquemas de pintura lleva alrededor de cinco semanas, comenzando con la creación de una serie de formas 2D, que deben aplicarse a las superficies 3D del automóvil con perfección milimétrica. Luego, los artesanos de Bugatti pintan a mano capa sobre capa de color contrastante para desarrollar un patrón de color profundo para crear la ilusión del reflejo de la luz. Una vez completada, la pintura se asegura con varias capas de capa transparente.

En 2011, Bugatti presentó el Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport L’Or Blanc en asociación con Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur Berlin. Recreando la forma en que los reflejos naturales de la carrocería “fluyen” sobre el automóvil, se aplicaron líneas pintadas a mano a las amplias curvas del Veyron en un poderoso tono azul. Más tarde, en 2019, Bugatti produjo el Chiron ‘Zebra 1 of 1’ en un tema único Titanic Blue y Gunpowder Grey pintado durante tres semanas y también inspirado en la luz natural.

Christophe Piochon, presidente de Bugatti, dijo: “La pintura ‘Vague de Lumiére’ aplicada a estos dos ejemplos de nuestros autos hiperdeportivos encarna las filosofías fundamentales de Bugatti; artesanía, innovación y patrimonio. Siempre nos esforzamos por mejorar la experiencia del cliente Bugatti, desde el punto de consulta hasta la entrega final y los servicios posventa, a niveles nunca antes ofrecidos en el mundo del automóvil. Estoy realmente emocionado de ser testigo de lo que nuestros clientes, junto con el equipo de Sur Mesure, crearán en los próximos años”.

La Experiencia Sur Mesure

Traducido como “a la medida”, Bugatti Sur Mesure se basa en la distinguida historia de la marca en la construcción de carrocerías, interiores hechos a mano, acabados de pintura, bordados y carrocería, reuniendo la experiencia colectiva de sus diseñadores e ingenieros calificados para formar un programa completamente nuevo para satisfacer la creciente demanda de los clientes. para diseños, materiales y acabados ultra personalizados.

Como parte del programa oficial, con el apoyo personalizado del Bugatti Sur Mesure Team, los clientes serán guiados a través del mundo de posibilidades que se les abre. Al configurar un Bugatti, la gran cantidad de colores exteriores y acabados de cuero es casi ilimitada, pero para aquellos que deseen dar un paso más y crear una pieza de arte automotriz verdaderamente única y personalizada, Bugatti Sur Mesure está a su disposición. Desde el concepto de diseño inicial hasta la producción del vehículo y la entrega final, los clientes recibirán la experiencia completa de Molsheim.

 

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HUBLOT – SQUARE BANG UNICO

HUBLOT – SQUARE BANG UNICO – UNA NUEVA FORMA DE RELOJ TOMA FORMA EN WATCHES & WONDERS

Hublot presenta su propia interpretación del reloj cuadrado, una geometría totalmente nueva para el relojero. Inspirado en el icónico Big Bang de Maison, este Square Bang Unico agrega un nuevo pilar, ‘The Shaped Collection’ para sentarse junto al Spirit of Big Bang.

¿Hay algo que no se haya explorado en la relojería? Esta es la pregunta que se hace todos los días el departamento de I+D de Hublot. Cuando ha creado los materiales más resistentes, establecido las asociaciones más locas y desarrollado complicaciones extraordinarias, la respuesta suele ser muy simple… En la forma. Hublot actualmente domina tres: un reloj redondo, un reloj en forma de barril y los MP, esas ‘Master Pieces’ que tienen que se han liberado de todas las convenciones.

Hoy se ha creado una cuarta forma: el cuadrado. Su geometría hechizó a Hublot por los desafíos que plantea. Primero, el movimiento. Dado que cada calibre tiene la rueda como componente básico, necesita un movimiento redondo. Si va a colocar armoniosamente un movimiento redondo en una caja cuadrada, esto requiere un estilo muy específico. Esta es la razón por la que la mayoría de los relojeros ocultan su movimiento, para dar la ilusión de utilizar un movimiento con forma o porque no han podido encontrar un estilo estético consistente.

Hublot decidió tomar una dirección radicalmente diferente: el relojero no oculta nada de su propio movimiento Unico, el orgullo de los relojeros de Nyon y el corazón palpitante de la mayoría de sus diseños durante más de 10 años. El cronógrafo tiene una rueda de pilares visible a las 6 en punto, mientras que su pantalla bicompax prescinde de un dial, para revelar su funcionamiento interno secreto.

El segundo desafío fue la construcción modular de la caja, diseñada en línea con el ADN de Hublot, con una carcasa central vestida con una placa superior e inferior para permitir una gran variedad de combinaciones y transformaciones. Pero esta vez, tiene forma cuadrada y, por lo tanto, es mucho más difícil hacerlo resistente al agua: Hublot supera el desafío con una resistencia al agua garantizada hasta 100 metros. El tamaño de la caja también es un factor importante para que este modelo sea perfectamente ergonómico, proporcionando una comodidad en la muñeca muy similar a la del Big Bang de 42 mm. Su pedigrí del ícono de la marca se puede ver en innumerables detalles.

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En primer lugar, está la construcción tipo sándwich de su esfera, que le otorga diferentes niveles de profundidad y un toque muy arquitectónico. Al igual que con el Big Bang, la esfera del Square Bang Unico hace un uso extensivo del zafiro para brindar una visión clara del movimiento Unico, y también reutiliza las mismas manecillas.

A continuación, encontramos los seis tornillos (funcionales) del bisel, colocados exactamente en los mismos lugares que en el Big Bang. A ambos lados del Square Bang, se encuentran las ‘orejas’ de la carcasa del Big Bang, que equilibran el diseño y protegen la carcasa. Para la correa, además del apreciado sistema One Click del Big Bang y su goma texturizada, los dos tornillos se fijan en el medio a modo de enganche. Finalmente, el Square Bang usa los mismos materiales que su predecesor, incluyendo titanio, cerámica y King Gold, sin mencionar el famoso acabado ‘All Black’.

Por último, una nueva correa decorada con ‘cuadrados de chocolate’ enfatiza aún más la identidad de Square Bang. Gracias a su sistema intercambiable (One Click), puede cambiar el aspecto de su reloj con un solo clic con una impresionante gama de correas de caucho, cocodrilo y, próximamente, de cuero suave al tacto.

Ya están disponibles cinco modelos de 42 mm. Los tres primeros son de titanio macizo, cerámica negra o King Gold. Los dos últimos combinan titanio o King Gold con un bisel de cerámica negra. Cada modelo viene con una correa de caucho negra y un cierre desplegable del mismo material que la caja. Estos originales diseños laten al ritmo del movimiento HUB1280 Unico Manufacture, un cronógrafo automático de 354 componentes, ajustado a 4 Hz (28.800 vib/h).

Como es habitual en Hublot, el acabado es intransigente y tiene un aire muy moderno: tornillos pulidos y arenados, corona de goma sobremoldeada, pulsadores decorados con ‘cuadrados de chocolate’ de goma, fondo satinado pulido y chapado en rodio o en oro 5N. Agujas plateadas, según modelo. La corona viene en caucho sobremoldeado. El patrón texturizado de la correa fue creado especialmente para Square Bang. Incluye cuatro filas (como los cuatro lados de la caja) de cuadrados elevados (como el bisel de la caja).

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Bee My Love pendant is inspired by the shape of honeycomb, emblematic of Chaumet

Bee My Love pendant is inspired by the shape of honeycomb, emblematic of Chaumet

THE NW MUST HAVE

Bold and playful, the new Bee My Love pendant is inspired by the shape of honeycomb, emblematic of Chaumet, and shines like the sun. Available in different shades of gold, the pendant is designed to be worn alone or to mix and match.

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Akhal Sheen, a bicycle inspired by the impeccable essence of High Jewellery

Akhal Sheen, a bicycle inspired by the impeccable essence of High Jewellery

Ride in true style on the EXTAN Akhal Sheen fully carbon bike. This gorgeous carbon bicycle is a piece of limited-edition luxury that comes in a series of just 19. With a monocoque carbon frame in a gorgeous blue color, this bicycle has 24-karat gold plating that completes its luxurious look.

Inspired by high jewelry and created with precise attention to detail, the EXTANS Akhal Sheen has handcrafted carbon details. Designed for the most discerning riders, it elevates your experience on a bicycle. Furthermore, it has a full carbon fork, full carbon seat post, and full carbon handlebars with an integrated stem. Made with high-quality components, it offers Shimano brakes and a Shimano crankset, flat pedals, and Paul Components brake levers. Finally, at just 9.5 kilograms in weight, this fully carbon bike is easy to transport.

Inspired by the impeccable essence of High Jewellery

Featuring extraordinary handcrafted carbon detailing

Meticulous precision and attention to detail for the most discerning of tastes

Elevating the riding experience with its striking aesthetic of distinctive 24k gold accents

Introducing the Akhal Sheen bicycle Welcome to the Golden Age

AKHAL SHEEN

SPECIFICATION

FRAMESET Monocoque carbon frame

CNC machined head, dropouts and seat clamp from a single aluminium billet

Full carbon fork

Full carbon seat post

Full carbon handlebars with integrated stem

BSA bottom bracket 68mm

COMPONENTS Shimano Dura Ace BR-R9100 front brake

Shimano Dura Ace BR-R9100 direct mount rear brake

Paul Components brake levers

FSA integrated headset 1-1/8

Mavic Ellipse Pro Carbon UST wheelset

Pirelli P Zero tires 28-622

Fabric ALM Ultimate Shallow saddle

Moto Reflex flat pedals

Shimano Alfine crankset

Gates Carbon Drive CDX transmission with single speed gear ratio 55/22

COLOUR Visual carbon with 24K gold plating WEIGHT 9.5 kg
SIZE One frame size for riders between 165 and 195 cm tall with seat post and handlebars stem cut to length. LIMITED EDITIONPRICE 19/19Price on application