Posts made in June 2024

Lexus GX Monogram

The Perfect Pairing: The Monogram GX 

Lexus partners with luxury appliance brands to build bespoke culinary experience on wheels

To celebrate the recent debut of the all-new 2024 Lexus GX, Lexus has partnered with luxury appliance brand Monogram™ to design a bespoke concept vehicle for culinary, wine, and spirits aficionados: the Monogram GX.  The  vehicle will make its official debut at the Food & Wine Classic, June 14-16 in Aspen, CO.

“Our all-new Lexus GX was designed to highlight the unique duality of luxury and off-roading capability, enabling our guests to create amazing experiences on the road,” said Cynthia Tenhouse, vice president, Lexus marketing. “Together with Monogram, Lexus  is taking the GX experience to a new level, where road adventures meet culinary experiences.”

“This unique pairing of unexpected luxury cooking while away from home is created with signature pieces from Monogram that elevate the everyday,” said Julie Burns, executive director of Monogram appliances. “The Monogram GX puts an entirely new spin on the road trip experience with a crafted, culinary journey.”  

Inspired by the Monogram Designer Collection, Lexus and Monogram consulted with the luxury appliance brand’s creative director and celebrated interior designer, Richard T. Anuszkiewicz, to bring this concept vehicle to life. Alongside the industrial design team at Monogram, Richard looked through an elevated lens to further heighten the vehicle’s refined style and proportions. Showcasing a story on materiality and entertainment, the Monogram GX features two-toned camel leather custom patterned interior, an emphasis on brass and titanium metal, Dekton slate stone accents, custom rims, and exterior detailing.  The brands tapped the elite team at Complete Customs to build and engineer this one-of-a-kind showpiece.

Specialty features of the Monogram GX include:

  • Monogram 30” Smart Flush Hearth Oven: the electric hearth oven was handcrafted to capture the performance of a wood-fired brick oven to prepare pizza, soft artisanal bread, or fresh-caught roasted branzino.
  • Monogram Forge Heated Ice Press: the first and only heated ice press in the U.S.; entertain to the nines with this showstopping piece, that creates a sphere to chill  bourbon or spirits.
  • Exterior Wine and Bourbon Storage: with pressure fitted cutouts on the exterior side panels, individuals can store bottles of wine, bourbon, a bottle opener, and glasses for quick retrieval of  drinking essentials.
  • Chilling compartments: a rear cold drawer and an additional cold console compartment in the back seat offer flexible chilling for your ingredients.
  • Plating Station: additional hearth-oven must-haves, cutlery and trash bin are positioned within the trunk.
  • Wine and Spirits Bar: the bar comes complete with a bar kit, glassware, bitters, and folding cutting board.

To learn more about the Lexus GX, visit www.lexus.com/gx and the Lexus Newsroom. To learn more about Monogram, visit www.monogram.com

The vehicle shown is a special project vehicle modified with non-Lexus parts that may void warranty, negatively impact safety, and not be street legal.

About Lexus

Lexus’ passion for brave design, imaginative technology, and exhilarating performance enables the luxury lifestyle brand to create amazing experiences for its customers.  Lexus began its journey in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since then, Lexus has developed its lineup to meet the needs of global luxury customers in more than 90 countries. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 244 dealers offering a full lineup of luxury vehicles. With eight models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers nine F SPORT models, one F performance model and one F model. Lexus is committed to being a visionary brand that anticipates the future for luxury customers.

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About Monogram™

For more than 30 years, Monogram™ Luxury Appliances has been synonymous with impeccable craftsmanship, elegance and prestige. At the intersection of thoughtful design and outstanding performance, Monogram inspires its owners to elevate their homes, culinary prowess and focus on wellness through its line of major and small kitchen appliances. For the latest products, visit www.monogram.com and follow @MonogramAppliances on Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest or YouTube to experience the #MarkofLuxury.

About GE Appliances, a Haier company

At GE Appliances, a Haier company, we come together to make “good things, for life.” We’re creators, thinkers and makers who believe that anything is possible and that there’s always a better way. We’re a company powered by our people, made stronger through our diversity — allowing us to grow closer than ever before to our owners, anticipate their needs and enhance their lives. Today, our appliances are in 50 percent of all U.S. homes, and our business is committed to serving every family in the country. We manufacture and sell products under the Monogram®, Café™, GE Profile™, GE®, Haier™ and Hotpoint™ brands. Our products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, wine & beverage centers, air conditioners, small appliances, water filtration systems and water heaters. For more information on our company, brands, and corporate citizenship, visit www.geappliancesco.com.

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KATSEYE

KATSEYE – the first-ever global girl group formed using KPOP artist development methodologies – is launching in epic fashion this summer, dropping two singles in the lead up to the release of the group’s debut EP, out in August via HYBE x Geffen Records, and the premiere of a Netflix docuseries about their origin story.

The bold first single from KATSEYE – will be released June 28 12:00 AM ET / June 27 9:00 PM PT. Pre-save HERE. The group’s second single will follow in July.

The Netflix docuseries “Pop Star Academy: KATSEYE” follows the year-long process of creating this one-of-a-kind girl group. With unprecedented access, the series will be a compelling portrayal of the journey to global stardom, including insight into the unique training and development program from HYBE and Geffen Records. The series, which will premiere this summer, was directed by Nadia Hallgren (Becoming) and produced by HYBE, Interscope Films and Boardwalk Pictures.

Ranging in age from 16 to 21 and coming from immensely different cultures, the six members of KATSEYE are: DANIELA (Atlanta, GA USA); LARA (Los Angeles, CA USA); MANON (Zurich, Switzerland); MEGAN (Honolulu, HI USA); SOPHIA (Manila, Philippines); and YOONCHAE (Seoul, South Korea).  Today, they revealed the KATSEYE logo. Inspired by the cat’s eye jewel, which glows with multiple colors, the logo is symbolic of the group’s diversity and the unique qualities each member brings to KATSEYE. View the logo trailer HERE.

Vogue named the group as one of the “Acts to Watch This Year,” and noted, “KATSEYE’s members are out to change the look and sound of modern pop as we know it.” PEOPLE declared, “Feminine, powerful and unique is the only way to describe the hot new girl group that is KATSEYE.”

Marvel + Coca-Cola

This year, Marvel and Coca-Cola assembled an unprecedented global campaign that brought the Marvel Universe to life in an exhilarating new commercial and saw Marvel’s most iconic characters take over Coca-Cola products in limited-edition designs. Now, the excitement comes to your local comic shop with new Coca-Cola Variant Covers!

Inspired by the commercial, the six Coca-Cola Variant Covers spotlight the magic of Marvel Comics, Coca-Cola, and comic book shops! On sale throughout August, the covers are drawn by leading industry artists and feature heroes like the Avengers, Deadpool, and the Guardians of the Galaxy, and more teaming up with Coca-Cola to save the day!

Check out all six Coca-Cola Variant Covers and preorder them at your local comic shop today. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

EBONY RILEY – MIRROR

Rising R&B star Ebony Riley (Riley Montana, Inc./Interscope Records) is back with her first single of 2024, a soft but empowering single titled “Mirror.” In the song, the singer gets introspective and writes an intimate letter to herself exploring who she is, what she wants, and what she deserves for herself. The song is produced by the legendary duo of Jermaine Dupri and Bryan-Michael Cox.

“Gotta be more than the sex cuz I know that I’m pressure / I’m holding on for the better I need something special (yea yea yea) / I gotta love all of me / I gotta love all of me first / My only problem is I’m so addicted to hurt / But I dare pray for my reflection / As I fail at loving myself / It’s like I’m chasing the wind and never facing then it’s going nowhere,” Riley sings.

“Mirror” is a personal introduction into the next stage of Riley’s career, and a warm up to a blow-out debut album that’s full of variety, nostalgia and personal experiences. Riley kick started the rollout of “Mirror” with an exclusive Chanel/Vogue campaign that aired on Tik Tok Live, and followed that up by teasing the song on June 1 at the SummerStage in Central Park concert series in New York City. Although it’s been some time since the public has heard from Ebony, she’s stayed on her grind, perfecting her sound and preparing for new music. Riley offers her audience a peek into what her life has been like since her debut EP with a special visualizer accompanying the new single. The camera captures behind-the-scenes clips of a larger content piece that highlights Riley’s life as a musician and model, grinding to the finish line while wrapping up production for “Mirror” in Atlanta and racing to shoot a campaign for Chanel in London.

Riley had a strong 2023 with the release of her debut EP ebony. She released a handful of music videos for “Get Along Better,” “Deuce Deuce,” “Save Me,” and “I Could Feel It,” while also tearing up the live shows with moving performances as an opening act for Jazmine Sullivan and Coco Jones. One particular live performance was at the 2023 BET Awards where Riley blew the audience away with a powerful set during the show’s LA Basement Showcase. Riley has also been receiving praise from a multitude of reputable outlets such as Billboard, Okayplayer, and NYLON while also landing on Complex’s 2023 R&B Artist to Watch list.

On the fashion front, Riley starred in the campaign for Beyoncé’s Renaissance album in collaboration with Balmain while also working the runway and campaigns for luxurious fashion houses such as Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Bottega Veneta, and more. She was also featured in Vogue France Magazine and closed the year out with a feature interview in Vogue Magazine. This year she’s continues to work and has collaborated with the likes of Chanel, Condé Nast, Vogue, Audemars Piguet and Tommy Hilfiger.

Ebony Riley – Mirror eSingle

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Ebony Riley “ebony” EP

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Baba’s Vegan Cafe

‘Introducing, the vegan Roscoe’s Chicken + WafflesVaughn Lowery

Baba’s Vegan Cafe is a progressive institution that focuses on healthy living and sustainability. Chef and artivist Wo’se Shabaka effortlessly blends an array of fresh ingredients into soulful succulent vegan entrees. His aura exudes positivity, and it is evident by his legacy. After all, a decade or so ago, this family owned business started out in Leimert Park with just a small food cart. Now, both he and it have been featured in Vogue and on ABC7 Los Angeles. Their handcrafted dill sauce and salsa picante are meticulously designed to be savory to the palate.

With their devotion to uplifting the disenfranchised, Baba’s Vegan Cafe is soon to become a global gastronomic destination and open-air market.

Baba's Vegan Cafe feature in 360 MAGAZINE by Vaughn Lowery.
Baba's Vegan Cafe feature in 360 MAGAZINE by Vaughn Lowery.
Baba's Vegan Cafe feature in 360 MAGAZINE by Vaughn Lowery.
Baba's Vegan Cafe feature in 360 MAGAZINE by Vaughn Lowery.
Baba's Vegan Cafe feature in 360 MAGAZINE by Vaughn Lowery.
Baba's Vegan Cafe feature in 360 MAGAZINE by Vaughn Lowery.
Baba's Vegan Cafe feature in 360 MAGAZINE by Vaughn Lowery.
Baba's Vegan Cafe feature in 360 MAGAZINE by Vaughn Lowery.

Shaboozey + Billboard

Shaboozey’s critically acclaimed, masterpiece album Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going debuts at #5 the Billboard 200 album chart. The triumphant feat comes following a highly successful album launch on Friday, May 31, and major praise from the New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Pitchfork, and many more. Listen to the album HERE.

​​A star continues to shine as Shaboozey asserts himself as a permanent fixture in mainstream culture. The country/hip hop hitmaker continues to pave his own lane and share his sound with the world with two show-stopping performances of his RIAA-platinum certified anthem and song of the summer “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and The Kelly Clarkson Show.

He made his CMA Fest debut this past Thursday with audience packed performances at Nissan Stadium (his debut stadium performance) and the Good Molecules Reverb Stage, effectively shutting down the surrounding area, along with an electrifying set at Spotify House on Saturday. He also hosted the Country Fan Fare Stadium Afterparty with PBR and made a notable appearance at the SiriusXM Happy Hour.

“A Bar Song (Tipsy)” enters its fifth week in the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and seventh week on the chart overall. It peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart, and debuts at #3 on Billboard’s Song of the Summer Chart. He and Beyoncé also made history as the first two Black artists to lead the chart with back-to-back #1 songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The song has also amassed over 400 million streams and landed in the Top 10 in several countries across the world with #1s in Canada, Sweden, Denmark and the UK’s Big 40.

Where I’ve Been, Isn’t Where I’m Going is the most boldly realized work yet from a singular new voice on the music scene. The Virginia-bred singer/songwriter charts a cinematic road trip through the wilds of the American West, bringing a powerful new depth to his storytelling while pushing further into the country/folk-inspired sound he’s explored in recent years. Streaming juggernaut and critically acclaimed single “Let It Burn,” the haunting heartbreak track “Anabelle,” and “Vegas,” a sing-along ready single straight from the wild west, were the first tracks off the album to give fans a taste of the highly awaited project – one primed for universal acclaim.

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Lamborghini Iron Lynx

Lamborghini Iron Lynx will embark on the most significant race in its history this weekend as it prepares to fight for outright honours at the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a pair of Lamborghini SC63 LMDh prototypes in round four of the FIA World Endurance Championship.

Edoardo Mortara returns to the #63 full-season FIA WEC entry, alongside Mirko Bortolotti and Daniil Kvyat, while Andrea Caldarelli will line up with regular IMSA team-mates Romain Grosjean and Matteo Cairoli in the #19 car, which will make its FIA WEC debut in France.

Lamborghini will also compete for LMGT3 spoils with two Huracán GT3 EVO2s. After securing their maiden FIA WEC podium at Spa-Francorchamps, Franck Perera, Claudio Schiavoni and Matteo Cressoni will again team up in the #60 car while Michelle Gatting, Sarah Bovy and Rahel Frey continue in the #85 Iron Dames machine. The Dames were forced into a late alteration to their entry following the unfortunate rib injury to Doriane Pin, who had been originally scheduled to drive.

Preparations for the 24 Hours are already well underway, with the traditional public scrutineering taking place on Friday in the city center of Le Mans before the official Test Day over the weekend of 8-9 June. Test Day gave the team its first opportunity to turn laps on the iconic 13.626km Circuit de la Sarthe and their eye in before official timed practice begins in earnest on Wednesday 12th June.

Across the pair of three-hour sessions, the #63 ended up as the seventh-fastest car out of 23 Hypercar entry, while the #19 completed its first day in the FIA WEC in 18th.

The season so far

There have been mixed fortunes for the #63 in the FIA WEC season so far, with strong reliability taking the crew to a 13th place finish in the opening round of the year in Qatar. On home soil at Imola, Bortolotti, Mortara, and Kvyat profited from a noticeable performance improvement to take the car to a promising 12th amid changeable conditions. Unfortunately, the 6 Hours of Spa ended prematurely as a suspension failure delivered the first non-finish for the SC63.

For the #19, race running has been limited in 2024 to date, with just one event for the car coming in March for the 12 Hours of Sebring, the first outing on American soil for the SC63. Despite being ostensibly a test for the new car, the notoriously bumpy circuit provided enough data and learning throughout the weekend and a superb seventh-place finish delivered the first drivers’ championship points and demonstrated the mechanical integrity of the SC63 which suffered only a minor issue with a loose door.

The weekend at a glance

Wednesday 12th June
Free Practice 1 (14:00-17:00)
Qualifying – Hypercar and LMGT3 (19:00-20:00)
Free Practice 2 (22:00-00:00)

Thursday 13th June
Free Practice 3 (15:00-18:00)
Hyperpole (20:00-20:30)
Free Practice 4 (22:00-23:00)

Friday 14th June
Traditional Drivers Parade in Le Mans city (16:00-19:00)

Saturday 15th June
Warm-up (12:00-12:15)
Official Start Procedure for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (15:30-15:50)
Race start (16:00)

All times CET

Lamborghini at Lemans via 360 MAGAZINE.
Lamborghini at Lemans via 360 MAGAZINE.

KALMAR 7-97

For the USA, by leading collector car specialist Canepa, is now available in California

  • The first KALMAR Automotive 7-97 built for the North American market has arrived in California, commissioned by KALMAR Automotive’s US representative and leading collector car specialist, Canepa, led by renowned enthusiast Bruce Canepa
  • The ‘C1’ is the most impressive 7-97 yet: Equipped with the new ‘Triple 4’ engine specification meaning a 4.0-litre engine producing more than 400hp and over 400Nm, and in this case with all-wheel drive, front axle lift system, ceramic braking system and more  
  • Every KALMAR Automotive 7-97 pays tribute to the original Porsche 911 ST of the 1970s, engineered to provide modern day sports car levels of performance with the style of a classic icon covered in autoclave carbon body panels.

KALMAR Automotive, enhancer and restorer of bespoke sports cars and special purpose-built adventure vehicles, has delivered its first 7-97 to the USA. The unique KALMAR 7-97 Classic is now available at leading collector car specialist, Canepa, in California. 

The latest vehicle from KALMAR Automotive underscores its unparalleled approach to creating bespoke automotive commissions. The KALMAR 7-97 Classic code named ‘C1’ – after ‘Canepa’ – underlines this pioneering spirit and is the most uncompromising 7-97 yet. by a roster of desirable engineering upgrades. 

The 993-based C1 takes advantage of the lightest and stiffest body option, its coupé ‘shell benefiting from the removal of the donor 911’s rain gutters. A re-engineered decklid, in conjunction with KALMAR Automotive’s unique bonded glass solution, reduces lift, drag and wind noise. 

Designed to showcase the full range of possibilities available to KALMAR Automotive customers, the ‘C1’ is on show at Canepa’s Scotts Valley headquarters in California with further versions of the 7-97 set to follow across the Atlantic Ocean in the coming months.

California Dreamin’
Every KALMAR 7-97 is designed and engineered to pay tribute to the heritage and style of the rare Porsche 911 ST of the 1970s. The 7-97 uses an air-cooled 964 or 993 generation of 911 as its base, currently available in three different body styles – coupé, cabriolet or targa – plus the RS-R. Each 7-97 receives KALMAR’s remarkable engineering and attention to detail, while also remaining completely customizable both inside and out.

The four-wheel drive C1 is built on a 993-generation platform with a ‘no-compromise’ approach, meaning it resides at the more extreme end of the 7-97 scale. Its range-topping ‘Triple 4’ specification is led by a 4.0-litre engine producing 401 horsepower and 426 Nm of torque. The finer technical details include a 997 GT3 4.0-litre crankshaft, drive-by-wire individual throttle bodies, mechanical lifters, an enhanced exhaust system, with dual oil coolers and a Motec M150 ECU (with OBDII interface) and a bespoke air filtration system being further highlights.

Alongside the mechanical details comes adaptive active suspension, a multi-link rear axle, six-speed gearbox, ultra-lightweight lithium battery, and lightweight three-piece split rims. Those seeking to take things a step further can select the optional traction control system with Sport mode functionality, increasing driving thrills, a lightweight ceramic braking system, and a front axle lift system can also be added to further aid drivability while offering significant dynamic benefits on the road. All also to be found on the KALMAR 7-97 C1.

Inside the 7-97 ‘C1’ comes a full leather interior with supportive Recaro sports seats and optional twin airbags, perfectly suited to the style of the F-model dashboard. Modern convenience features such as remote central locking, a concealed Bluetooth audio system, and rain sensing wipers are standard. Even the car’s key is worthy of note; designed especially for KALMAR Automotive, it incorporates buttons to open and close the front luggage compartment and rear deck lid. This electronic “frunk” release is just like the one found on the very latest Porsche 911s.

7-97: A bespoke blend of past, present and future
Retaining the iconic silhouette of the 911, every 7-97 has been developed in-house, it features unique lightweight carbon fibre body panels, electric air conditioning and power steering systems are a part of every KALMAR 7-97 to enhance the weight balance. 

Weight is a keyword of the KALMAR 7-97, as a rear wheel drive it weigh in at close to 1150 Kg. (2500 pounds) and the C1 as all wheel drive comes in just under 1215 Kg. (2675 pounds) ready to go with aircon and hi-fi system. Even lighter versions are available on demand.

The arrival of 7-97 C1 in the US cements a partnership between KALMAR Automotive and Canepa; KALMAR Automotive is proud to list the respected Californian specialist amongst its growing network of representatives from around the world, and of its special relationship with founder, Bruce Canepa, whose own story is inextricably linked with the Porsche marque.

Jan Kalmar, founder and owner of KALMAR Automotive, expressed his enthusiasm for the first KALMAR 7-97 C1 to reach US shores, “The engaging, analogue and yet modern feel of the 7-97 C1 is the perfect companion for exploring America’s west coast; I can already picture this car carving through canyon roads and charging across Northern Californian mountain routes!” 

The process with Bruce has moved the entire company forward as his quality demands and attentions to details was a great motivator for everyone involved. 

“In the US, and California specifically, car culture remains king, and I am sure that KALMAR Automotive’s builds, engineering excellence and bespoke ethos will fit in perfectly amongst enthusiasts who are looking for more than just good looks  – and this is just the start, so watch this space!” Jan added.  

Bruce Canepa, Founder Canepa Group, said “Timeless Design in every detail, uncompromised quality in every component & surface and performance & drivability for those that want the ultimate air cooled driving experience.”  The 7-97 C1 showcases what KALMAR Automotive is all about.

KALMAR Automotive builds no more than 12 7-97s during a calendar year, created for customers all over the world. Given the bespoke nature of every car, prices vary depending on specification.

Canepa Group will act as KALMAR Automotive’s sole representative in North America, part of a growing global network of dealers which stretches across Europe and Asia. The KALMAR Automotive 7-97 C1 is now on show at Canepa’s Scotts Valley headquarters in California, with viewing available by appointment.

For more information on the 7-97, the 7-97 C1, and KALMAR Automotive visit kalmarautomotive.com and canepa.com

Notes to Editors


About KALMAR Automotive
KALMAR Automotive is an enhancer and restorer of bespoke sports cars and special-purpose adventure vehicles. Established by Jan Kalmar, a Danish adventurer, passionate coachbuilder and petrol head, KALMAR Automotive is dedicated to building and delivering immaculately engineered cars that combine classic design with modern technology and the finest engaging, analogue driving feel, to discerning enthusiasts and collectors around the world.

KALMAR Automotive: www.kalmarautomotive.com.

First KALMAR Automotive 7-97 Commission via 360 Magazine.
First KALMAR Automotive 7-97 Commission via 360 Magazine.
First KALMAR Automotive 7-97 Commission via 360 Magazine.
First KALMAR Automotive 7-97 Commission via 360 Magazine.
First KALMAR Automotive 7-97 Commission via 360 Magazine.
First KALMAR Automotive 7-97 Commission via 360 Magazine.

Indulging in Luxury: Navigating Affordable Options with Car Leasing

In the realm of automotive dreams, the allure of luxury cars often beckons. From sleek designs to cutting-edge technology, luxury vehicles exude sophistication and style. However, the hefty price tags associated with these cars can often seem prohibitive. Enter car leasing – a pathway to indulging in luxury without breaking the bank. In this article, we’ll explore how leasing a car opens doors to affordable luxury, with a special focus on the sleek and sustainable Porsche electric lineup.

The Appeal of Luxury Cars

Luxury cars represent the pinnacle of automotive craftsmanship and innovation. From renowned brands like Porsche to Aston Martin and Mercedes-Benz, these vehicles offer unparalleled comfort, performance, and prestige. Whether it’s the thrill of acceleration, the plushness of leather interiors, or the allure of advanced infotainment systems, luxury cars captivate enthusiasts worldwide.

The Barrier of High Costs

Despite their allure, luxury cars often come with steep price tags that place them out of reach for many consumers. The initial purchase price, coupled with maintenance, insurance, and depreciation costs, can make ownership a daunting proposition. For those unwilling or unable to make a significant upfront investment, leasing provides a viable alternative.

Unlocking Affordable Luxury Through Leasing

Leasing a car offers a more accessible pathway to luxury, allowing individuals to enjoy the benefits of driving a high-end vehicle without the long-term commitment or financial burden of ownership. By spreading the cost of depreciation over the lease term, leasing enables lessees to pay only for the portion of the vehicle’s value they use, resulting in lower monthly payments compared to financing a purchase.

Exploring Porsche Electric: Luxury Meets Sustainability

In recent years, the automotive industry has witnessed a surge in electric vehicles (EVs) as manufacturers embrace sustainability and innovation. Among these, Porsche stands out with its electrifying lineup of performance-oriented electric cars that combine luxury with eco-consciousness.

The Porsche electric lineup, including models like the Taycan and upcoming electric versions of iconic models like the 911, exemplifies the fusion of cutting-edge technology and timeless design. With instant torque, impressive acceleration, and zero-emission driving, these vehicles offer a thrilling driving experience while minimising environmental impact.

Affordable Access to Porsche Electric Through Leasing

While the allure of Porsche electric cars is undeniable, their premium price tags may deter some buyers. However, leasing presents an attractive option for those seeking to experience the thrill of driving a Porsche electric without the full financial commitment of ownership.

Leasing a Porsche electric car allows enthusiasts to enjoy the brand’s renowned performance and luxury features at a fraction of the cost of purchasing outright. With lower monthly payments and minimal upfront expenses, leasing provides a gateway to the world of Porsche electric driving, making it accessible to a broader range of drivers.

Advantages of Leasing a Porsche Electric

Leasing a Porsche electric car offers several advantages beyond affordability. With a lease, drivers can experience the latest advancements in electric vehicle technology without worrying about depreciation or resale value. Additionally, leased vehicles are typically covered by manufacturer warranties, providing peace of mind and protection against unexpected repair costs.

Furthermore, leasing allows drivers to embrace sustainability without compromise. By opting for a Porsche electric lease, individuals can reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a greener future without sacrificing luxury or performance.

Affordable Luxury Beyond Porsche Electric

While Porsche electric cars offer a unique blend of luxury and sustainability, leasing opens doors to affordable indulgence across a spectrum of brands and models. Whether it’s the refined elegance of a Mercedes-Benz sedan, the opulent comfort of a BMW SUV, or the sporty performance of an Audi coupe, leasing allows drivers to explore a diverse array of luxury vehicles tailored to their preferences and lifestyles. With leasing, the possibilities are virtually limitless, enabling drivers to experience the epitome of automotive excellence without compromise.

Making Informed Decisions: The Importance of Research and Consultation

As with any significant financial decision, it’s essential for individuals considering car leasing to conduct thorough research and seek expert advice. Factors such as lease terms, mileage limits, and residual values can vary widely between leasing agreements and can significantly impact the overall cost and value of the lease. By carefully evaluating their needs, budget, and preferences, lessees can make informed decisions that align with their long-term goals and priorities. Consulting with leasing specialists or financial advisors can also provide valuable insights and guidance, ensuring that drivers embark on their leasing journey with confidence and clarity. With careful consideration and strategic planning, leasing a car can be a rewarding and cost-effective way to indulge in luxury while staying within budget and enjoying the thrill of the open road.

Conclusion: Embracing Luxury Responsibly

In conclusion, leasing a car presents a compelling opportunity to indulge in luxury without the hefty price tag. With affordable options available, such as leasing a Porsche electric, drivers can experience the thrill of high-end automotive engineering while remaining financially savvy.

Whether it’s the exhilarating performance of a Porsche Taycan or the iconic design of an electric 911, leasing opens doors to a world of luxury previously reserved for a select few. By choosing leasing, drivers can navigate the realms of affordable luxury and sustainability, embodying the ethos of responsible indulgence on the road.

Katrina Jurjans + The Untitled Space

Katrina Jurjans’ “hence living, hence magical” Solo Exhibition presented by The Untitled Space opening Thursday June 13th with an artist reception from 6-8pm, and on view through June 22, 2024.  

Curated by Indira Cesarine, “hence living” marks Jurjans’ debut solo show in the United States and her first exhibition with The Untitled Space. The exhibition will feature a selection of acrylic on canvas paintings, accompanied by a site-specific installation. Jurjans’ dream-like figurative works are characterized by dense layering of patterns and colors, enhancing her narrative of emotional and physical spaces inhabited by her female subjects. 

“Hence living, hence magical” marks Jurjans’ debut solo show in the United States and her first exhibition with The Untitled Space. The exhibition will feature a selection of acrylic on canvas paintings, accompanied by a site-specific installation. Jurjans’ dream-like figurative works are characterized by dense layering of patterns and colors, enhancing her narrative of emotional and physical spaces inhabited by her female subjects. With ties to magical realism, each piece delves into themes of memory, transition, and life’s dichotomies. 

Katrina Jurjans’ work is inspired by emotional narratives, boundaries – spatial, temporal, bodily – and magical realism. Primarily a painter, recent endeavors in installation have become more frequent in both her independent practice as well as with the transdisciplinary artist collective, elsewhere, of which she is a founding member. She graduated with honors from Concordia University in Montreal with a BFA in Art History and Studio Art. Her work has been generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts. She has garnered awards from the Toronto Outdoor Art Festival, DesignTO (Juror’s Choice Award, 2021 and 2024), and Ontario Arts Council (Emerging Artist grants, 2018 and 2020). Notable past exhibitions have included solo shows at Coldstream Fine Art, Toronto (2020) and Artscape Youngplace, Toronto (2017), as well as group shows at Nuit Blanche, Toronto (2022, 2023, 2024), DesignTO, Toronto (2020, 2024), and Shin Gallery, New York (2022) among others. Her work has been featured in a number of contemporary art fairs including SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, Los Angeles (2022) and The Other Art Fair, Los Angeles (2019) and Brooklyn (2018). She has participated in art residencies in Denmark, Mexico, and Canada. Her work has been featured internationally in publications including Maake Magazine, Visionary Art Collective, Create! Magazine, in 2020 was named one of Saatchi Art’s Rising Stars.

ARTIST STATEMENT 

“My painting practice explores concepts of memory, transition, and emotion. Explorative orchestrations of emotive narrative foreground concepts of poetic multiplicity, emotionality, and ambiguity as essential to my practice and the wider expanse of feminist thought within the field of contemporary painting. Reclaiming ambiguity – spatial, bodily, temporal – as a liberating force disrupting processes of dichotomic delineation; inside/outside, here/there, presence/absence are repositioned from ideas of either/or to both/and. Critically responding to historical female representation within the canon of Western art history, where women – predominantly painted by men – were represented as polished, contained, and separate from their surroundings – I instead paint women fully immersed in both their physical and emotional environments. Sometimes flesh and blood, other times ghostly outlines – they become the fuzzy, porous boundary between foreground and background; past and present; memory and dream. 

Using a formal language of pattern, color, repetition, and layering the narratives I paint are laden with symbolism; flowers embody feelings of absence and growth, and rain clouds communicate heavy emotions. Shifting into the realm of magic realism, these narratives – intimate, often nostalgic and heavy – are anchored to the physical, while simultaneously merging into the world of personal experience, memories, dreams, and hallucinations. As a backdrop of floral wallpaper becomes the textile patterns of a woman’s robe and intricate dots patterns of rain transition to tears, my aim is to present both the world and the body in a constant state of reshaping and transformation.” – Katrina Jurjans

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