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Actor Robert Pattinson Covers Esquire UK September 2014 Issue

Actor Robert Pattinson Covers Esquire UK September 2014 Issue - Photographed by Simon Emmett, Pattinson is pictured on a race track in a slim black suit as well as a relaxed gray tee. Talking to the magazine about his upcoming movies and the fans he gained during the ‘Twilight’ series, Pattinson explains, “They won’t go. I’ve said that from the beginning. Also, I’m trying to do stuff that will confuse an audience. When you watch a Joaquin Phoenix movie, his performance doesn’t remind you of his other performances. That element of being an actor is almost completely gone.” Thinking about his current fans again, Pattinson adds “We’ll see. I think ‘Maps to the Stars’ is probably more accessible than ‘The Rover’.” Read more at Esquire.co.uk.


Volvo still undecided on offering plug-in hybrid versions of all models

The automotive world is only a few months away from getting its first real glimpse at Volvo’s big gamble with the unveiling of the next-generation XC90 (pictured above as the Concept XC Coupe). We’re already getting a preview of the revolutionary upgrades with the introduction of the Swede’s Volvo Engine Architecture family into some of its 2015 models, like the recently driven S60. These changes are just the start, though. The real magic could be in the powertrains.

Dean Shaw, Volvo Cars North America vice president of corporate communications hinted to Autoblog a few months ago that every model sold in the US could come in a plug-in hybrid variant, starting with the new XC90. Despite confirmation rumors that this has now come to pass, Shaw told AutoblogGreen that the only thing Volvo is confirming right now is that the platform is capable of that. “We haven’t confirmed that all US Volvos would be available with PHEV,” he said.

Shaw did confirm that that XC90 will come with a gas and plug-in hybrid powertrain that offers “around 400 horsepower.” According to Plugin Cars, the new XC90 will be unveiled in August and will make its public debut at an as-yet-unnamed auto show in the fall. Also, sometime during the 2016 model year, a plug-in hybrid variant will be added to its lineup.

Shaw previously told us that the new crossover will go on sale in the US in the first quarter of 2015, as the first vehicle on Volvo’s new Scalable Product Architecture modular platform. Eventually that chassis will underpin most of the company’s models.

Both VEA and SPA were designed from the beginning to support hybridization. The platform even has a specific area near the transmission tunnel to store batteries. According to the report the plug-ins will offer best-in-segment fuel economy for each model, even the seven-seater XC90.

Volvo is definitely making some serious green promises about its future, but the company is investing over $11 billion to engineer SPA and VEA.

Thanks to Chris Bruce and autoblog.com for the news!


Art Now: ”The Black Dynasty” by El Diablo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Awesome work! Love the colors. ”The Black Dynasty” by El Diablo, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Merged Illustration styles in a 3 set posters representing our society´s values nowadays.

As an Illustrator I think I don´t I have a defined style yet, I´m always switching styles or mixing techniques depending on the project needs. A while ago I started to develop an interest for organic and anthropomorphous shapes, I´ve always been a huge fan of movies where monsters features are based on those kind of shapes, like John carpenter´s  The Thing, Brian Yuzna´s The Society or in a more cartoonish style; Katsuhiro Ōtomo´s Akira. For this project, I wanted to mix 2 of my favourite styles which is the organic, gross shapes and the vintage stamp style.

This project was intended to be Black & White but after doing some tests, somehow I thought this ones should be full color to reinforce the vintage style that I wanted to achieve.El Diablo



”Bass in your face. Let it all blow.” – Fashion Editorial by Phil Poynter for Love #12

”Bass in your face. Let it all blow.” Models Kendall Jenner, Caroline Trentini, Natalie Westling, Jing Wen, Imaan Hammam, Julia Nobis, Charlotte Free, Kayla Scott, Ysaunny Brito, Anna Ewers and Julia Bergshoeff by Phil Poynter for Love #12

Stylist: Phoebe Arnold / Hair: Ashley Javier (Artandcommerce) / Make-Up: Tyron Machhausen (Bridge) / Manicure: Kelly B (Defacto)


Art Now – Gátera by Chamo San, Barcelona, Spain.

Gátera by Chamo San, Barcelona, Spain. Signed prints for sale at Miscelanea’s online shop.

About the artist:

Chamo San studied Fine Arts at the UB (University of Barcelona) and at the Ecole National Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris.

He focuses his works on the arts of drawing and illustration without rejecting experimentations with other techniques, such as photography or installation.

He takes part of the collective “Penique productions”: A group of artists, dedicated at different disciplines, that realize temporary performances  with inflatable colored that occupies the whole spaces, giving them new identities.

His illustrations came from realistic images to which he always adds graphic elements so as making the image more powerful.So that he disengage himself from the hyperrealism meanwhile he looks for another side of reality.

To see more work of this brilliant artist, click here.


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