Zagato to reveal new Maserati Mostro at Villa d’Este

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Carrozzeria Zagato previews the Maserati Mostro concept it’s bringing to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este this year while highlighting its past collaborations with the Trident marque.

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Apple to Remodel Flagship Regent Street Store in United Kingdom

Apple is planning to remodel its flagship Regent Street retail store in United Kingdom per a recent application filed with the City of Westminster in England. The company has contracted award-winning architecture firm Foster and Partners to design the layout of the new store and commissioned Donald Insall Associates to conduct a historic building report that justifies the renovations in the iconic shopping area.

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A view of the current Apple Store facade facing Regent Street (Foster and Partners)

The proposed renovation will consist of the partial removal of the existing mezzanine floor at the front of the store, the relocation of three columns to create a more spacious feel, the removal of the existing main glass stairs leading up to the mezzanine level and replacement with two new side staircases, and re-configuration of the back of house at the basement level with improved staff facilities.
“The proposal looks to enhance the ground floor sales area by removing the front part of the mezzanine and creating a double height entrance,” reads Foster and Partners’ project rationale. “This partial removal of the mezzanine also enhances the transparency from the street and floods the store with natural light. The interior front facade, with its full height arches, clad in natural Portland stone, can now be appreciated in its full extend. Moreover the visual connection between the two levels of retail is dramatically improved. This is key to the customer journey and the efficient use of the overall retail area.”

Foster and Partners will also be removing the four Apple logos found on the store’s facade in order to allow more natural light inside and preserve the historic look of the building. The store’s overall square footage will be reduced by 4,400 square feet, or around 25% of the current size, and the interior will consist of terrazzo floor, GFRC cladding on the walls and oak timber for all fittings and fixtures.

Regent Street Apple Store Floor Plan

Floor plan for remodeled Regent Street store interior (Foster and Partners)

Apple plans to open a temporary store at 235 Regent Street to continue to serve customers during the remodeling process. The temporary location will be located at the basement level of the same building as the permanent store for a maximum of three years, accessible by a carefully designed lobby at ground level with a minimal steel staircase and a fully accessible lift.

Apple’s flagship Regent Street retail store opened in November 2004 and attracts over 4 million visitors per year. The iconic store was last expanded and remodeled in mid-2006 to become the largest Apple Store location at the time. Apple has contracted Foster and Partners for several other projects in recent months, including the design of Campus 2 and remodeling of Apple’s flagship San Francisco store.


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Hear Hunter Hayes Go Big With New Song ’21’

At 23 years old, Hunter Hayes is already taking a look back to those carefree days when he was barely legal. The multi-talented performer has just released his new single, “21,” a party anthem that serves as the first taste of the CMA award-winning entertainer’s upcoming third LP.

The celebratory tune, penned by Hayes with Dallas Davidson, Kelley Lovelace and Ashley Gorley, casts the singer-songwriter and his partying partner in song as a couple of crazy kids on the run, staying up all night “chasing the sunrise, like we’re wild and young.”

Looking back at his own experience of turning 21, Hayes told USA Today he showed remarkable restraint. “I was in New Orleans. I played my first headline show in a theater the night before. At midnight, I went out with some friends, members of my team.”

Since he was scheduled to sing the national anthem at the New Orleans Saints game at the Superdome later that day, the Louisiana native celebrated responsibly. “I capped it off with one drink,” he recalls. “I was proud of my behavior, I must say.”

Already playing “21” for concertgoers, Hayes says the same “all-in” behavior that he addresses in the song extends to his approach to live performances. “I firmly believe that if you’re lucky enough to step onstage in an arena and your name is on the sign, you owe the fans more than just a good set list and a couple of lighting cues,” he once told Rolling Stone Country. “They deserve months and months of planning. They deserve sleepless nights. They deserve you going to bed every night trying to figure out how to improve the tour.”

Hayes is currently overseas headlining his Let’s Be Crazy Tour UK and on May 29th returns to the U.S. on the Wheels Up Tour with Lady Antebellum and Sam Hunt.

The summer-ready “21” is currently streaming on Spotify and also hits country radio today (May 21st). Digital downloads of the song will be available beginning May 26th, one day after the singer is scheduled to perform the new tune on ABC’s The View.

ESA spacecraft detects the presence of enormous Martian supervolcano

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ESA’s Mars Express orbiter has captured images that may indicate the presence of supervolcanoes on the surface of Mars. If the findings are later confirmed, the existence of these leviathan volcanoes may greatly inform current theories on climate formation, as eruptions from the supervolcanoes could have dramatically altered the Martian global environment.

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Kevin Gates Raps About Going to War in “Khaza” Video

Kevin Gates drops the video to his new track, “Khaza.” In the Breadwinners Association flick, Gates hangs out in a beautiful mansion, rapping in various rooms. He’s seen recording outside overlooking beautiful mountains, playing pool with his homies and rapping into a mirror in his bathroom as he shows off his ice grills and drinking White Hennessy. The camera cuts between scenes pretty quickly, dividing your attention between the visual and Gates’ raw lyrics. Meanwhile, cash, luxury bags and lean are seen on every table.

“Khaza,” produced by The MeKanics & Yung Ladd, is named after his son. Gates was recently featured on K Check’s “On Me,” along with Juicy J and Problem. He’s also dropped a couple of remixes, including “Me U & Hennessy” and “I Don’t Get Tired.” Take a look at the video above.

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Goodbye Zoom-Zoom, Driving Matters is Mazda’s new slogan [w/video]

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Mazda has an all-new advertising campaign in the US that focuses on the new slogan: Driving Matters. It’s supposed to say something about both Mazda engineering and being behind the wheel of one of the company’s vehicles.

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