The World's Fastest Bumper Car Hits Three-Digit Speeds

Earlier this week, Top Gear’s Colin Furze was beyond enthusiastic to report that he had created a bumper car with 100 horsepower on tap. Produced for the Top Gear character The Stig, the “600cc monster” is world’s fastest bumper car. “It’s finished and it’s FAST … so fast its the worlds fastest as approved by Guinness World Records,” reads the official description of Furze’s world’s fastest bumper car vignette. Capable of smashing three-figure speeds, the aforementioned speed demon appears to be as fast as a bumper car can get without transforming into a “death trap. Considering the recognition by Guinness World Records, maybe we’ll see an “arms race” of sorts between bumper car manufacturers.

You can check out Colin Furze’s exclusive look at the world’s fastest bumper car above.

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Guy steals high-end baby stroller from outside Fort Greene brownstone

Fort Greene:

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By Lauren Gill

Brooklyn Paper

Call it a nursery crime!

Police are hunting for a literal cradle snatcher who stole a luxury stroller and fancy baby accessories from in front of a Fort Greene brownstone on March 30.

The scoundrel lifted the high-end Uppababy Vista carriage containing an Enfant-brand blanket and warmer — a combined value of $1,030 — from the from the stoop between Carlton and Willoughby avenues at 12:30 pm, according to a report.

Security footage shows a rogue in blue jeans and a black hoodie jumping out of his grey four-door sedan to check out the goods, then return later with his hood up to swipe it.

Cops say their suspect is around 25 years old, 5-foot-10, and 170 pounds.

Police ask anyone with information about this crime to call (800) 577–8477, submit tips at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or text 274637 followed by TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill

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The Air Jordan 31 Low Receives a Pink and Black Makeover

After delivering a March Madness Air Jordan 31 Low PE set, Jordan Brand has reworked the silhouette with a black and pink colorway. A light pink gradient Flyknit covers the toe box and middle of the upper before transitioning into black leather. A translucent outsole with hits of pink, Jumpman branding on the tongue and rear quarter panel of the sneakers and Air Jordan “Wings” logos on the inner ankle collar round out the clean colorway.

You can grab this fresh take on the Air Jordan 31 Low for $160 USD on April 15 at Nike retailers.

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VETEMEMES to Release Its Own Version of Vetements's Definition-Print Raincoat

Masters of high-end meme fashion Vetements is getting a new parody courtesy of the folks at VETEMEMES. The item in question is the Parisian brand’s own definition-printed raincoat. The piece bears an actual definition of what a raincoat is. However, for VETEMEMES’s version, its garment is printed with the definition of what a “Meme” means. The jacket comes in the familiar black and white colorway and is available now for pre-order at the label’s online shop.

You can pre-purchase the Meme Definition Raincoat through here.

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Kenzo Takada Given Lifetime Achivement Award by 55th Fashion Editors Club of Japan

Renowned industry veteran and designer Kenzo Takada was awarded one of the Fashion Editors Club of Japan’s most illustrious prizes earlier this week. For the 55th Fashion Editors’ Club of Japan ceremony, Takada and his storied career were celebrated with the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. Along with Kenzo Takada’s accolades, FACETASM‘s Hiromichi Ochiai was given the Designer of the Year prize. Previously, influential creatives such as Yohji Yamamoto, Chitose Abe, Marc Jacobs, Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Tom Ford and others have won the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

In his acceptance speech, Takada had the following to say:

I’m getting older, so I don’t think I’ll do the same job [I used to do] again. But I would like to work with people from different countries, with different young people, in various areas other than fashion, such as lifestyle and perfume. Even if it’s just a little bit, I would like to keep working … And in a personal sense, because I’ve been removed from Japan since a fairly young age, I feel like I don’t know Japan very well. So while I can still get around, I’d like to make some time to increase the number of trips I make back to Japan and to stay here longer. I want to see and learn more about Japanese culture and lesser-known places in Japan. My most fun project right now is discovering Japan.

Even though I’m in Paris, I often hear about young Japanese designers who are quite active. But because I’m in Paris, it’s just something I hear. I can’t really see it for myself … And another thing I’ve noticed lately is that young Japanese people, including young designers, aren’t going abroad as much. When I hear things like that I think it’s a bit sad. I think if young designers have decided on a goal or dream, they should go overseas when they’re younger. Actually being able to experience different things with the five senses really provides great inspiration. I also want them to take more risks while they’re young, and to work hard in a more international way.

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Canon Working on a Game Changing New Lens Technology

Canon, one of Forbes‘ 2017 most reputable companies, announced in an interview with Focus Numerique that they’re working on a “new lens technology.” Translated from French, the executives from the Japanese camera manufacturer said this outside the Utsunomiya L lense factory in Japan, “Without being permitted to tell you more, we are developing a new technology that will bring real added value and will allow you to take a new type of photo.” The notion of a “new type of photo” is interesting considering the two traditional formats now are analog and digital. However, the phrase could potentially mean that a new image format is on the way, adding to .jpeg, .tiff, .exif, .png and .bmp.

Stay tuned for more information as this could be a game changer and let us know what you think the “news lens tech” and “new type of photo” could be in reference to.

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