Tag Archive | Red Car

Eye On Design: SMEG500 Retro Fiat Wine Refrigerator!

Smeg Fiat 500 Wine Cooler
All Photos By Gail

If you like retro foreign cars, and also drinking, here’s a way to combine those two passions without risking arrest or death. The SMEG500, launched in Paris in May 2013, is a Refrigerator / Wine Cooler representing a creative collaboration between SMEG — makers fine retro-look refrigerators and other high end kitchen appliances — and Fiat, the iconic Italian car manufacturer. Talk about a sweet ride!

Smeg Fiat 500 Wine Cooler

Handmade with genuine original Fiat 500 parts, the refrigerator / wine cellar is A+ rated for energy efficiency, has a 100 litre capacity, and is available in White and Green as well as the Red finish.

Smeg Fiat 500 Wine Cooler Side View

Check out that side profile!

Smeg Fiat 500 Wine Cooler

The SMEG500 retails for about $10,000 and can be purchased at This Link!

Photographed that the Architectural Digest Design Show at Pier 94, NYC in March 2018.

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Photo of The Week: Tiny Red Sports Car

Tiny Red Car
Photo By Sue Simone

Does anyone know what kind of car this is? My friend Sue took the above photo of it while she was idling at an intersection somewhere in suburban San Diego. I put it into a Google Image Search but could not find any car that looked even remotely like it. It is pretty cool, don’t you think? To me, this tiny red, pod-shaped car looks a little bit like a fancy shoe! I bet it gets excellent mileage!

Mini Cooper Office Desk

Mini Cooper Desk Top of Desk
Image Source for All Photos

Designed by Glynn Jenkins in 2008, the Mini Cooper Mini Desk is a fantastic example of what can be done to repurpose an automobile if you set your mind to it.

Mini Cooper Desk Front

While the desk has no drawers, per se, photos found on another site indicate that storage is available in the trunk and also under the hood. The Mini Desk website is no longer in existence, so I am guessing your chance to own one for these bespoke desks is long gone. Still, it is nice to look at this photos, and to imagine what might have been.

Mini Cooper Desk Behind

Video Clip of The Week: “Bad Reputation” By Bass Drum of Death



Do you like Rock & Roll? I sure do. This rad video from Bass Drum of Death was chosen as this week’s Video Clip because it is just so Rock & Roll, I can hardly live. The Rock is represented here by the song “Bad Reputation,” in which a 12 year old boy (portrayed by a 12 year old girl) takes a red sports car for a joy ride, smokes, drinks, does lots of blow, robs and mutilates a bad guy, picks up a hooker and, later, meets a reversal of fortune at the hands of his (her) own evil twin. The music is raw and exhilarating like late 1970s Punk Rock. All good.

And not to mention, but you can see I am about to, the band’s brain trust, John Barrett, is smokin’ hot. Enjoy!

Bass Drum of Death
John Barrett of Bass Drum of Death: I’d Do It.