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11 – The Beautiful Game

11 The Beautiful Game

11 – The Beautiful Game is the first in a series of ‘luxury’ football tables (foosball for those of us in the US) from GRO design.

With a design that features sweeping curves to “reflect the beauty and grandeur of today’s modern stadiums”, atmospheric lighting, and chromed metal players, it’s meant to capture the excitement and drama of a classic sporting encounter.

In addition, each table is individually numbered, and hand-finished by skilled European craftsmen.

It doesn’t get much better than that!

[11 – The Beautiful Game]

…It’s Things Thursday: Time Machine?

Time Machine

It’s hard to imagine a clock that’s cooler than the Time Machine.

Instead of hands, the Time Machine drops a chrome ball down a wooden track every sixty seconds. As the balls stack up, the numbers that they come to rest next to tell the time.

It’s loud, it’s imprecise, and it’s severely over complicated, but I challenge you to try and find a more interesting way of counting off the minutes.

…Gold is the new chrome?

Gold Plated Cars

Chrome has been the king of car plating for a long time now, but if Born Rich is to be believed, then Gold could soon be replacing it as the car cover of choice for the uber-rich.

The gallery that they put together includes gold plated Bugattis, BMWs, Porsches, Bentleys, Rolls Royces and DeLoreans, and each one is a show of gaudy excess.

Gold chain, greasy hair and 80s flashbacks not included.

[Born Rich – Gold Plated Cars]

…Paint jobs on cars shouldn’t be outrageous?

Ten Most Outrageous Car Paint Jobs of 2008

Some people just don’t understand the art of subdued simplicity, but if that’s the case, then having your car listed on Jalopnik’s “Ten Most Outrageous Car Paint Jobs of 2008” is probably an honor.

From lingerie themed and Swarovski covered MINIs to gold leafed Aston Martins, matte black Rolls Royces and chromed out McLaren SLRs, it’s a what’s what and who’s who in the crazy custom car world from this past year, and definitely worth a look.

[Jalopnik – Ten Most Outrageous Car Paint Jobs of 2008]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Triple Play?

Triple Play

How do you make an ’89 Isuzu Pickup stand out from the crowd?

Easy: Shave the body, lower it to the ground, and add two extra axles!

This Isuzu, known as Triple Play, was created by Word of Mouth Customs, and features suicide doors, a sliding ragtop, 11 extra feet in the bed to accommodate the extra axles, angles license plate, Tangerine Pearl paint, a 3-inch body-drop, Amigo fenders, a ’95 Rodeo chrome grill, Rodeo bumpers and headlights, a shaved dash, bone suede and tangerine vinyl interior, 18-inch rims, airbag suspension, a 350ci small-block Chevy V8, 700-R4 transmission, and enough chrome to keep the owner polishing for days.

It might not be everyone’s style, but it sure does stand out.

[Truckin’ Magazine – Triple Play]

[Via: Jalopnik]