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Puma Pitcrew

GBH has built a Ferrari Grand Prix car out of designer gear – with the help of 1,500 T-shirts and 88 pairs of jeans.
The full size replica of the Formula One car Kimi Raikkonen is driving this season has gone on show in at the Puma store in London’s Carnaby Street.
It took a team five hours to turn the T-shirts and jeans – together with 20 belts, 26 pairs of shoes and baseball caps – into a model of the 200mph racer.
Jason Gregory from GBH said: “It looks effortless when you see it but it took weeks of careful planning to turn a pile of clothes into a finely-tuned machine

“We are not sure if it would pass stringent F1 safety tests but it definitely looks sexy.”


The most beautiful booktore in the world

The Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen in Maastricht is a bookstore built in a one-time Dominican church, celebrating a time when most of the knowledge preserved in books was not of a secular nature.  Times have changed, religions have swelled and contracted, yet this church still stands thanks to Merkx and Girod Architects, who have taken this classic temple and kept it alive with a new set of knowledge.  Next time you’re in The Netherlands, pay Maastricht a visit, and don’t miss this preserved temple of knowledge and the tomes it holds within.

Source : The coolist