Typically, one thinks of an heirloom only after it’s weathered a few generations, gathering its own uniquely handsome patina and lived-in warmth along the way. But before all that, it started out shiny and new in some factory or on some store shelf. And since there are still a few companies out there making stuff that looks timeless and will last longer than you, we’ve set out to find the new breed of future heirlooms in this weeklong series. Yesterday we began with watches. Today we’re looking at cars...
The Tweet Science: This amazing web widget shows what Twitter was doing at every point in every World Cup game. Except for when it was down. [The Guardian]
Think Big: Among Manute Bol’s myriad accomplishments: inventing the phrase “my bad.” He will be missed. [Boing Boing]
File Under “Things We Will Never Own”: This rare Jaguar D-type is among the coolest things we’ve ever seen. [Luxist]
I Don’t Know How That Copy of Playgirl Got There: A behind-the-scenes look at Nightmare on Elm Street 2, long known as the Moby Dick of unintentional homoeroticism. You’ve never seen a more sheepish documentary. [Four Four]
The King of Cool's 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera (above), in an understated shade of slate gray, was the car the actor drove daily for the last years of his tragically short life. While nothing like his older Jaguar XK-SS and Ferrari 250 Lusso, both of which sold for millions in years past, the Porsche—which was hammered down for a measly $137,000—is somehow a more authentic, poignant relic of the once and future King.
Sixties star Steve McQueen's rugged sportiness, authenticity and innate good taste are such that the likes of Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors have built whole collections around his stylistic legacy (yes, he's the reason you're wearing that shawl-collared sweater).
We've never paid a whole lot of attention to *Grey's Anatomy* star Patrick Dempsey, but from the evidence at hand he seems to be one of those fellows who matures well, like a good bottle of Bordeaux. Always a pretty snappy dresser, at 41 he's finally coming into his own, style-wise.