El Rancho Deluxe: tasty morsels of speed, sport and design. Curated by our crack team of contributors – including Megadeluxe viewers. Drop us a line here if you see something out there El Rancho Deluxe worthy, or if you’re an artist, designer, craftsman or a small company with a story to tell.
Some of today’s finds: A couple of Broughs, Staghead Moto video, stylish rain scarf, super-hotrod, lush motorcycle luggage, personal drone, one bike dock like no other, a lovely ax, the oldest existing Porsche, deluxe collection of Red Wing shoes, and a few more surprises and finds thrown in at no extra-charge.
Hawaiian surf photographer Brian Bielmann was recently approached by Los Angeles, California based band Bootstraps to feature his photos in their new album cover and artwork. As a fan of their music Brian also created this cool slideshow video to one of their songs.
Into the Great Wide Open
Staghead Moto is a collaboration between John Christenson and Nick Huber to document the craft and scene of fine vintage motorcycles. We seek to promote the lifestyle around vintage motorcycles through art, blogging, riding and modifying vintage bikes. In 2013 Staghead Moto founded and sponsored the traveling art expo ‘Oil&Ink Motorbike Print Expo’ with pop up galleries in NYC, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and at the Moto GP in Austin Texas.
We were tired of daily routine of product photography and over past 6 months we have taken upon this concept as afterwork project. This is the first (of many more, we hope) outcome of our cooperation, and bit of “over the fence” method. I have designed the car on paper, and Jans made the model in 3D. This concept was done as a visual exercise and is a result of a long dispute inspired by YouTube “Roadkill” episode.
It was Rat rod vs Lamborghini Aventador, (more of attraction test than a review), but left us simply unable to pick sides.
We liked, and detested. Both in the same time. These, some what strange feelings led us not only to desire to clash genres but to look for a niche in which we could create brand new one.) We looked at it as a hybrid child of a misalliance of casts, forms, and purposes.
As a base, it was going to be heavily chopped, channeled and sectioned Ford Model “A”, but expressed through cutting edge, super car technology, and fine finish.
Paul & Jans
Motorcycle Luggage by Sellerie Georges
Mechmet Chiousemoglou. Co-founder of .flxble : The Bike Dock emerged from the idea of developing beautiful, functional and modern products for urban lifestyles. It is a wall mount, which brings your bike in your home. WIth the Bike Dock you can store your bike easily with style and protect it from damage, moisture, cold and theft.
The .flxble Bike Dock
SUPRA Tennis Shoes
Leather cutting is a precise hands-on job that involves evaluating a leather hide and cutting from that hide specific pieces used to build a Red Wing boot. It is a job that requires a human touch and a discerning eye.
Deluxe Red Wings – Collection by Megadeluxe
Recently we’ve been experimenting with rubber stamps to make our own t-shirts. But like Edison and the lightbulb, we had a few dozen spectacular failures. Now, using laser-cuts stamps, and an in-house secret ink recipe, we’ve nailed down the process. The cool thing: each time you ink up the rubber stamp, the tee comes out a little bit different. No two of these t-shirts will ever be the same, and we like it that way: perfect imperfection. Order one of these bad boys at our store…
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