Paul Newman’s Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing Was Recently Restored to Absolute Beauty: Here’s What We’re Reading Today

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 1. The things I would do for this car…

“Recently restored to showroom condition via an exhaustive 6,000-hour process, this 1954 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Gullwing is desirable both for its history and its lineage. Purchased in 1957 from its original owner by film icon Paul Newman, it remained in California when he moved to Connecticut in the 1960s.

“It changed hands several times over the years, finally ending up with Paris-based dealer Classic Sports Leicht, where it underwent the aforementioned restoration. As one of the first 100 Gullwings ever produced, it’s sadly already been sold.”

– Uncrate

2. Kendrick Lamar is going to ban photos at his live concerts

“Encouraging his fans to really experience his performances, Kendrick Lamar will be banning photos at his live shows.

“Lamar created the ban on fan photography and video recordings to ensure audiences will continue to be captivated by his tour stops. Additionally, Kenny’s ban will limit the number of professional photographers in his performance spaces, employing a small set of official photographers.”

– Hypebeast

3. Adding brick vaults to this English house brings it to life

“Two arches made from handmade bricks form an extension at the rear of this Victorian terraced house in York by London practice Studio Ben Allen.

“Studio Ben Allen used locally made bricks to build the two barrel vaults at the back of the L-shaped property located near the River Ouse.

“Filling the back yard, the extension has added room for a kitchen, living and work space under the arches, while a courtyard surrounded by glass doors and walls on three sides allows further daylight into the house.”

– Dezeen

4. Nancy Silverton is opening a new pizza restaurant in LA, just to make you feel even hungrier

“Silverton, a devotee of all things bread and all things Italian—she returns to Umbria nearly every year—has a foundation in bread and pastry. She rose to fame by founding L.A.’s La Brea Bakery, which she sold in 2001. The pizza at Mozza was heavily influenced by Silverton’s studies in bread—and was initially meant to be a side act to other offerings, although it quickly became the main star.

“Now she has a new project, in rather unexpected place: Triple Beam Pizza in L.A.’s Highland Park neighborhood. It officially opened Thursday, a day before National Pizza Day. It specializes in Roman style pizza, and is one of a handful of chef-driven spots that are peppering the gentrifying neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles.”

– Food and Wine

5. Liam Neeson wants to be your Cupid this Valentine’s Day

“Liam Neeson is exploring his softer side the Valentine’s Day by auditioning for the role of Cupid… and an interesting interpretation of the classic Sam Cooke song ‘Cupid.’

“In fact, Neeson’s interpretation of Cupid is a lot like a trained assassin. ‘He’s a trained, methodical marksman with deadly aim shooting arrows into random victims,’ Neeson explains.”

– The Wrap