The dizzying bas relief sculptures of artist Hadieh Shafie – each one composed of concentric circles of hand dyed, hand rolled paper, some flat, others protruding in spikes, edged with calligraphy or half submerged in dark dye to create the illusion of shadow.
Instead of a traditional drivetrain, the bike (which oficially debuts next year at the MP 19 Motorcycle Show in Helsinki) features an electric motor mounted in the rear hub suspended by a single-sided swingarm and monoshock.
Scenes from last Thursday’s maiden flight of Airbus’s new jumbo freighter – the Beluga XL – a jumbo freighter designed to ferry large sections of Airbus planes (up to 125 tonnes) to and from the company’s assembly plants in France and Germany.
The Beluga XL (the first of five such planes but not the first Airbus sky whale) now faces ten months of testing before going into commission.
Behold: an extremely well preserved 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale Coupe – one of 46 remaining examples of a lightweight, 1.8l, all-wheel drive, turbo and supercharger-equipped chunk of auto-angularity designed solely to win the fractious Group B World Rally Championship, which it did in 1986 before being banned from competition by the FIA.