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Behold: a radically clean and minimal take on the reliable but outdated BMW R100RT by Slovakian custom house Earth Motorcycles.

Retaining its original bulletproof air-cooled 980cc OHV boxer engine, the donor bike was torn down to its subframe, powder-coated top to bottom, fitted with an upgraded YSS shock, shortened fork, bobber seat, underslung exhausts, straight bars and upgraded switchgear. And then the real work started.

Yours for €19,250.


Behold: the Icon Chevy Thriftmaster Pickup – one of a series of custom remakes of post war Chevrolet trucks by LA-based builders Icon.

Powered by a supercharged Chevy LSA V8 with a tube frame and independent front and rear suspension, the interior of the far-from-stock 1948 farm workhorse is – for some reason – panelled with 5,000 year old Irish bog oak.


Behold: the Airforce by superbly named UK custom bike maker Death Machines Of London – a one-off, heavily modified early 80s Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk II.

A tribute to Moto Guzzi co-founder Giovanni Ravelli, everything bar the forks and frame of the donor bike has been custom made from hand-beaten aluminium with one-off shifter and brake lever designs, with closely adherence to a ‘What would Giovanni do?’ sensibility.


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The Bentley X Bamford Mulsanne Speed – a one-off custom by (and for) George Bamford of the UK-based luxury timepiece personaliser (yes, such services exist) Bamford Watch Department.

Bamford’s ‘dark Bentley’ uses Miltary Grade Titanium Coating and Graphite Particle Coating with blacked out wing vents and grille, a ‘darkware’ interior including seats covered in leather and anthracite cloth with a carbon fibre watch case in place of the usual cocktail compartment.

Steady on.


snakearm2snakearmcrystallineleg2crystallinelegstereo-leg-3stereo-leg-1The Alternative Limb Project offers, well, alternatives to the common or garden prostetics available to amputees and those with missing limbs looking to make more of a statement. ALP sez:

The Alternative Limb Project offers a personal and friendly bespoke service, which provides unique prosthetics  to blend in with the body or stand out as a unique piece of art, reflecting the wearer’s imagination, personality and interests.  We will involve the wearer in all stages of the process from conception of ideas to the final work. An alternative-style limb can help to break down social barriers, delight the eye and provide an unusual talking point.

(Above: the Snake Arm, the Crystalline Leg and a steampunk-style limb created for and modeled by singer Viktoria Modesta.)