Over the past quarter century the Pixar team of writers, artists and directors have changed the shape of contemporary animation through their feature movies and shorts. From the classics such as A Bug's Life and Toy Story through to recent masterpieces such as Toy Story 3, Up and Cars 2, this is a unique and comprehensive collection that offers us a behind the scenes guided tour of ever Pixar movie to date. The Chief Creative Officer at Pixar, John Lasseter, writes the foreword and for the first time we see the complete color scripts for every movie. The Art of Pixar ($34) is an outstanding book for any animation fan, and lets be honest who isn't?
Anyone looking for that one comprehensive guide that will help them to both source and ultimately enjoy sustainable meat then Good Meat ($29) is it. Right across America we are seeing a massive surge in interest in organic food and locavore movements, and more and more of us are seeing terms such as free range and grass fed appear on menus. This has got people curious about where the meat they are eating actually comes from and this book answers all those questions. As well as all the tips and hints you will ever need for raising or buying sustainable meat there are also move 200 mouthwatering recipes, a carnivores utopia.
If you love the James Bond franchise, then one of the things you love most are probably his cool rides. One of the most classic James Bond cars is the Aston Martin. James drove the DB10 in his last flick and now at the Geneva Auto Show they've debuted the Aston Martin DB11 ($217K). The new edition features a 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V12 engine that puts out a respectable 600 horses and pushes about 516 lb-ft of torque. This setup will get you to 62 mph in just under 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 200 mph.If you're looking for some luxury to go along with that muscle you wont be disappointed. The DB11 comes with LED headlights, and taillights, a 1,000-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system, a 12-inch LCD display that replaces the gauges and a center-mounted 8-inch screen for the radio and nav.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="22598,22597,22596"]
Jeep just unveiled it latest edition to the Jeep SRT family. The Jeep SRT Night Edition ($70K) is a special-edition model that features a colorway themed after the setting sun. Wrapped in a Velvet Red, the Night Edition is beautiful. They are also offering Billet Silver and Granite Crystal colroways. The only exterior, black components are the roof, rear spoiler, grille surrounds, the 20-inch wheels, and the badging. The interior is just as intense with all black leather with silver stitching and dark chrome trim. The Night Edition comes standard with a 6.4-liter V-8 pushing 475 horses. This setup gives a split of 0-60 mph in under 4.6 seconds. The car is stunning but for $70K I might be looking at something else.
The Onyx By Deus Ex Machina ($CALL) for a customer who wanted a bike that was stylish, and could easily go from road to sand. The vision started off with a 2012 Triumph Scrambler, which is always a great start for any build.They started with Black MX bars from a Yamaha TW, a Motogradget Chronoclassic speedometer paired with a Motogadget M-Unit, and levers from Pazzo.Metal changes included keeping the stock Triumph tank, but adding a fresh coat of black paint, bespoke fenders, and a new 2-into-1 British custom exhaust. The airbox was removed to free up some space and to give the bike a light, airy look. The hole the stock box left behind was filled with K&N filters. They added an RSV Aprilla for the rear mag which gives the bike a nice finishing touch. And finally, you don't have a surf bike without the appropriate surfboard brackets.The Onyx is another amazing build for one of the top bike customizers dare I say in the world.[gallery type="rectangular" ids="22492,22491,22490,22489,22488,22487,22486,22485"]
903 hp. Zero to 124 mph in less than seven seconds. The McLaren P1 ($1.15 million) expected to start delivery in early 2014 can deliver on both and I want one. The 3.8- liter twin-turbo V8 combined with an electric motor and a seven-speed dual-clutch puts out 664 lb-ft of torque and has a top speed of 218 mph. And lets say you want to hit the track - there's a mode for that. The P1 comes with modes including Launch, Track, Race, Sport, and E and at a push of a button you can adjust suspension height and firmness, change powertrain programming, chassis settings, and stability control. Only 375 of these guys are going to made so you better step on it if you want one.