chevrolet malibuHad an amazing time at this year’s New York International Auto Show. One of the highlights was spending a well planned day with team Chevrolet…

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We started with a morning press conference and watched the reveal of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu. “The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is the midsize car we’ve designed to shatter expectations,” Chevrolet EVP and President, North America, ALAN BATEY told the crowd. [This next generation model will] surprise those customers who believe that midsize sedans are bland and devoid of performance and technology.”

chevrolet malibuFollowing the introduction, members of the press had the opportunity to speak directly with heads of design for both the exterior and interior of the new Malibu. We were also given interactive walk-arounds providing insights into design concepts and motivations of their use. — Photo Top left: Batey, Top right: Design Director, CRYSTAL WINDHAM introducing interior highlights. Bottom: 2016 Chevrolet Malibu.

“The Malibu offered a distinct challenge, as expressive and dramatic styling and family sedan functionality don’t always work hand-in-hand,” said MIKE PEVOVAR, Director of Design, Chevrolet Exterior Studio. “Incorporating appropriate proportions, technology and content to support this direction was key. Every element supports the notion of form and function working in unison.

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In this video, Design Director, Chevrolet Interiors, CRYSTAL WINDHAM details elements of the 2016 Malibu which Chevrolet hopes will become a serious competitor in the important midsize market.

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chevrolet malibuDigital content producers from around the country gathered for lunch at Dos Caminos restaurant in New York City’s SoHo area where two key designers who worked on the 2016 Malibu project gave presentations. — Photo Top left: Creative Designer, JAYMAR STARBODY’s design sketch became the 2016 Malibu. Top right: Senior Design Manager, Color and Trim, KATHY SIRVIO oversaw the application of interior materials. Bottom: Bloggers gathering outside Dos Caminos.

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Our day wound up at the SoHo Converse Store which included an insightful panel discussion on design trends, Generation Z and the need for personalization. Among the hot topics was defining the new ‘American dream’, how the type of car defines an individual and the changing notions of success between generational groups. — Photo Left to Right: Chevrolet Communications, ANNALISA BLUHM, VP of GM International Design, MICHAEL SIMCOE, Cultural Anthropologist, MEGAN BANNON and Director of Global Insights and Brand Strategy, GM, JOHN MCFARLAND.

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2016 CHEVROLET MALIBU HIGHLIGHTS

  • OnStar 4G LTE in-vehicle connectivity as well as available wireless phone charging
  • Teen Driver feature, which allows parents to view their kids’ driving statistics, such as maximum speed, warning alerts and more
  • GM-estimated 48 mpg city, 45 mpg highway – and 47 mpg combined
  • Ten air bags, including front-seat knee air bags, head-curtain side-impact air bags and seat-mounted side air bags, are also standard
  • Rear-view camera system is standard on LS, LT, Hybrid and Premier models

DISCOVER:  2016 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Hybrid

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the armory showThe Armory Show, one of the world’s leading contemporary and modern annual art fairs made its sixteenth appearance on Piers 92 and 94 in New York City.

Dedicated to showcasing important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries, the fair included a curated selection of works from top-tiered galleries from around the world.

Pier 92 – MODERN represented art and artists from the 20th century, while Pier 94 – CONTEMPORARY was dedicated to new art by living artist.

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A FEW OF OUR FAVORITES FROM THE ARMORY SHOW, 2015

the armory show 2015

Top: Marius Bercea, Untitled Works 1-20 2015, Mixed media on paper (25.79 x 18.98 x 1.5 in.) Blain Southern Gallery. Bottom left: Matthew Brandt, From the series Burnouts, Silkscreen print on silk velvet with acid treatment, 54 1/4 x 42 1/2 in. Yossi Milo Gallery. Bottom right: Frank Stella, Then Water Came and Quenched the Fire, 1986, hand-colored & collaged with lithographic, linoleum block & silkscreen printings, heightened by the artist using oil paint and oil stick, 53 x 52 in. Gerald Peters Gallery.

the armory show 2015

Top: The Armory Show signage outside Pier 94. Bottom: Julio Le Parc, Sphère jaune (Yellow Sphere), 2001, yellow, translucent plexl, steel wires, aluminum, 220 cm. Galeria Nara Roesler.

the armory show 2015

Top left: Armory Show attendees and gallery spaces. Top right: Banksy, British, circa 1975, spray paint and acrylic on paper on canvas, Leslie Smith Gallery. Bottom left: Romare Bearden, The Gamble, 1968, mixed media collage of various papers, gouache, watercolor and playing cards on masonite, 21 7/8 x 29 1/2 in. Signed. Michael Rosenfeld Gallery. Bottom right: Stephan Balkenhol, Woman, 2015, wood and paint 65.35h x 12.6w x 9.84d in. Galerie Forsblom.

the armory show 2015

Left: Sean Henry, REPO, 2014, bronze, oil paint, from the edition of 9, 21 x 8 3/4 in. Osborne Samuel Gallery. Top right: Cary Smith, Ovals #21 (red-blue-black), 2015, oil on linen, 50 x 50 in. Fredericks & Freiser Gallery. Bottom right: George Dureau, The French Quarter, Higher Pictures Gallery.

the armory show 2015

Left: Carrie Mae Weems, Color Real and Imagined, 2014, archival pigment with silkscreened color blocks, Jack Shainman Gallery. Right: Alyson Shotz, Flow Fold, hand blown, slumped glass; cast concrete on steel base, Carolina Nitsch Gallery.

DISCOVER:  The Armory Show

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beolit 15 bluetooth speaker Yep, it looks like a mini picnic basket.

B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen introduces its newest, premium Bluetooth loudspeaker — the Beolit 15.

The speaker boasts Bang & Olufsen’s exclusive True 360 omni-directional sound, filling a room with robust sound quality and acoustic clarity. The sleek Scandinavian design includes a leather strap for convenience.

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beolit 15 bluetooth speakerBEOLIT 15 FEATURES

•• True 360 omni-directional sound
•• Up to 24 hours of continuous playtime from a single battery charge
•• Anodized aluminum and full grain leather
•• Available in three colors Polar Blue, Natural Champagne and Shaded Rosa

“Its earlier predecessor, Beolit 12 was released in 2012 and is a great and iconic product” according to Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, Vice President, B&O PLAY. “With Beolit 15, we have taken that product and refined it even further completely redesigning the acoustic structure and bringing in many of our recent innovations like True360 sound and great battery life. We believe it is the best music system of its kind in the market.””

Suggested retail: $599.

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DISCOVER: Beolit 15

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