Little Dutch Sleeper: A Restomod 1380cc 1980 Classic Mini

Little Dutch Sleeper: A Restomod 1380cc 1980 Classic Mini

The Mini Cooper is probably the most famous giant killer in motorsport history, it was the performance version of the classic Mini, a car that had originally been designed in 1957 by Jack Daniels and Chris Kingham, under head designer Alec Issigonis.

A Short History of the Classic Mini

The design brief for the Mini was simple, Leonard Lord – the head of BMC, laid down the following specifications: Continue reading

‘Living Single’ Star Erika Alexander To Launch Multi-Platform Content Company “Color Farm”

‘Living Single’ Star Erika Alexander To Launch Multi-Platform Content Company “Color Farm”

Source: Freeform

Erika Alexander, a super-creative in her own right, has partnered with some major players to launch Color Farm, a multi-platform content company.

When Erika Alexander isn’t pushing her comic book or appearing in blockbuster films she is launching ideas set to change the game. The former Living Single star has partnered with Ben Arnon (formerly of Google) to launch Color Farm, a multi-platform content company.

Color Farm’s aim is to create a lineup of film, television and digital projects from diverse creators.

READ: For The First Time Ever, ‘Living Single’ Will Stream Entirely On Hulu Continue reading

Mahalia review – daydreams and diary entries from rising R&B star

Band on the Wall, Manchester
After support slots for Ed Sheeran and Emili Sandé, this budget tour has its limitations – but Mahalia’s charm and honeyed voice carry her through

Rising star Mahalia Burkmar explains how she started writing songs when she was 12, writing them all about one boy in school that she was crazy about. One – still in her live set – is titled Marry Me. “You can probably understand why he ran away from me,” she chuckles. Continue reading

Goodbye Claudia Fontaine, the unknown famous face of 80s pop

Soul singer Claudia Fontaine, who has died aged 57, was a Zelig-like figure in the 1980s, backing up performances by Elvis Costello, the Jam and the Specials – and was not the only unsung pop hero of the age

I didn’t know Claudia Fontaine’s name until this week, when she died at the age of 57. I knew her face, though, and her voice: she was as much part of my pop adolescence as being poised over the pause button of the radio cassette recorder while listening to John Peel, or wondering whether I’d get back to Paddington from some London venue for the last train home to Slough. Continue reading

The Thodio .50 Cal A-Box – The Original Ammo Can Boombox

The Thodio .50 Cal A-Box – The Original Ammo Can Boombox

The Thodio .50 Cal A-Box is known as the original ammo can boombox, each is made using a steel ammunition box previously used to hold .50 caliber rifle rounds.

Each unit is individually handmade in Amsterdam, using 4 inch custom Thodio KSX4 high power, long throw coaxial Kevlar speakers with 3/4 inch Softdome tweeters, and audiophile filter components. These are powered by a highly efficient 200 Watt Class D amplifier, and a 26 hour lithium-ion battery – which can be upgraded to either 52 or 78 hours if needs be. Continue reading