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Lexus Hybrid Living

Eco-Friendly Art and Design Alliance Lexus, known primarily as a luxury car company, began a journey two years ago to extend the boundaries of its brand. It created a stand-alone website, lexushybridliving.com, entering into partnerships…

Responsibility In Design

Shelley Wang of WAC Lighting melds designer principles with green technology Shelley Wang doesn’t move at the speed of light. Even so, the youthful president of WAC Lighting still manages to beam herself around the globe with high…

Envisioning the 21st Century Auto

Internet, shminternet, says Jae S. Min of Audi Design Center California in Santa Monica.  Contrary to prevailing opinion, he says, some things just can’t be learned online. One of those things is the corporate culture of Audi Motor Cars in…

Now’s His Time

As GM's Global Chief of Design, Ed Welburn looks to the future Ed Welburn says he was cheered to find the new Chevrolet Camaro emblazoned on the front page of the New York Times this past July. “Believe it or not, General Motors has a hit…

Image Innovator, Dr. Payman Simoni

Leader of "No Anesthesia" Cosmetic Surgery Offers New Approach to Beauty, with Safer, More Natural Results Dr. Payman Simoni chose plastic surgery as his specialty because it was the only area of medicine that mixes the artistic with…

Moray Callum

Executive Director, Ford Americas Design   Moray Callum is talking about the Mustang this morning, ticking off his favorite parts. As befits the executive director of Ford Americas Design, fine points of style come first. The current model…

Ralph Gilles

President and CEO, Dodge Car Brand and Senior Vice President, Product Design   2009 was a watershed year for Chrysler, as Ralph Gilles well knows. With the bankruptcy declaration of the “old” Chrysler the creation of a “new” Chrysler,…

Franz Von Holzhausen

Chief Designer, Tesla Motors Franz von Holzhausen has not taken the easy road in his car design career. Still in his 30s, von Holzhausen left Mazda, where he was lead designer, a few years ago to become the supreme styler at tiny Tesla…

Hybrid Fever!

  L.A. Car Guy Partners With Fisker Automotive If anybody knows about cars, it’s L.A. Car Guy owner Mike Sullivan. At his father’s Santa Monica, California-based Volkswagen dealership, he learned every part of the business while still in…

Fabulous Faucets

Rohl Combines Tradition With The Cutting Edge In 1983, the Rohl family introduced the pull-out kitchen faucet to America. Unlike a typical product launch, it was also the unveiling of European ideals to a public hungry for age-old…
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