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Cristian Curmei

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Our interview with Mr. Curmei was cut quite short due to the following response,“There’s really not much any man can say about himself that does not come across sounding egocentric. I’m gonna try and stick to that.”

He was born in Romania, yet left at the age of six. Destination? U.S. of A. Grew up in Chi-town for the first two years of his life, followed by the remaining 14 years in Phoenix, Arizona. A history of musical and martial arts made him the ‘crazy’ human he is today. Majors in Chemistry and English ‘endowed’ him with with a joy for jumbling letters, sometimes making people laugh in the process. His true joy and ultimate goal.

Even though a “professional” background in writing has not been developed yet, his love of expression, in any form, has led to a large stack of notebooks on his coffee table. Some stories are about love. Some stories are about clarity. Some stories are about trials and tribulations. All of them are about what it means to be a human. Most recently you’ll even find stories about anything vehicles, transportation, and more.
This Bimota Track Bike Concept Could Keep You Glued to It Even in a Crash
This Bimota Track Bike Concept Could Keep You Glued to It Even in a Crash

“Where’s the front? Where’s the back? Where are my handlebars? Where do I put my feet? Where’s the seat? What do you mean I’m wearing the seat!?” If you’ve never heard of Bimota, here's a quick intr...

 
The Year Is 2025 and Yamaha Just Released Its New XT 500 "H20" Edition
The Year Is 2025 and Yamaha Just Released Its New XT 500 "H20" Edition

2025 is not so far off. But if things work out as they should, it’s possible we could see something like this XT 500 H2O on our streets. Fingers crossed for this concept. Yamaha’s XT 500 is an iconic two-wheeler. Manufactured between...

 
The Bugatti Niniette 66 Doesn’t Need the Nurburgring to Hit Top Speed
The Bugatti Niniette 66 Doesn’t Need the Nurburgring to Hit Top Speed

If you didn’t know that Bugatti did boats too, now you do. This is the Niniette 66. A truly beautiful collaboration between Palmer Johnson and Bugatti. Inspired by the Chiron. Palmer Johnson is known as one of the world's most innova...

 
NOX- This "Swiss Army Knife" of Motorcycles Is Modular, Perfect for City Life
NOX- This "Swiss Army Knife" of Motorcycles Is Modular, Perfect for City Life

Leave it to the minds of a group of students to really go out and have some fun on a design project. But this is not your ordinary school project. This is rather a creative look at a classic product: the motorcycle. From Seoul, South Korea, you...

 
This Puch e-Maxi Concept Is Begging to Become a Real Boy
This Puch e-Maxi Concept Is Begging to Become a Real Boy

If you have never heard of Puch, welcome to the club - I only recently discovered that Puch has been making bicycles since before the 20th century. Imagine producing and selling 6,000 class-A bicycles today. Puch was doing this in 1895. This b...

 
Drones with UV LEDs Can Seek and Destroy Germs (and Vampires)
Drones with UV LEDs Can Seek and Destroy Germs (and Vampires)

Using a mix of currently available tech, a group of Koreans has come up with a drone to combat germs with UV LED light. Applicable in any setting. From home to hospital and everything in between. All this global health crisis stuff has really h...

 
The Year Is 2050 and Your Yacht no Longer Has a Chopper - It Has a Jet
The Year Is 2050 and Your Yacht no Longer Has a Chopper - It Has a Jet

A future yacht design by Vasily Klyukin brings us a vision into what yachts will look like in just thirty years, maybe even less, ready equipped with its own jet airplane. If you’ve never heard of Vasily Klyukin, you will. This Moscow-bo...

 
Vintage Four-Speed Soft-Top ‘68 Shelby GT500 Going for Big Bucks
Vintage Four-Speed Soft-Top ‘68 Shelby GT500 Going for Big Bucks

People, cars like this can still be found. And basically just about anywhere when attending an online auction. Recently up for grabs has been this wonderful '68 Shelby GT500 with a manual transmission. This soft-top ride has spent quite a ...

 
Is Our World Ready for Electric and Autonomous Cars? It Sure Is, Thanks to REE
Is Our World Ready for Electric and Autonomous Cars? It Sure Is, Thanks to REE

Israeli start-up Ree is meeting the demand for electric vehicles, but not how you would expect from an EV manufacturer. If you’ve had a look in the gallery you’d know what's up. As you’ve noticed, there isn't a vehic...

 
The Audi Travoler E-Scooter Looks and Feels Perfect for Our Minimalist World
The Audi Travoler E-Scooter Looks and Feels Perfect for Our Minimalist World

Here we have another concept design that seems to be neglected. This time, the work of South Korean Designer Kyumin Ha is just waiting to catch the eyes of the next scooter manufacturer. In this case, Audi. Let’s kick this off like t...

 
Everyone Knows the First Auto Union Type-C, But No One Knows It Like This
Everyone Knows the First Auto Union Type-C, But No One Knows It Like This

German design from Russian minds, gthat’s what this is - A concept like few I've seen. If you wouldn’t like this addition to the Audi family, I don’t think we can be friends. 1932 was a time right between wars. Technologi...

 
Mom, Dad! Can I have $26,000 For a New, Well, Old Lexus LX470?
Mom, Dad! Can I have $26,000 For a New, Well, Old Lexus LX470?

Fellow mud-flappers, dear dirt-devils, gather round. We have a new possible addition to our toys. It’s nothing new, just a Lexus LX 470, but what an LX it is. This maxed out desert-rat is ready to give you an above par ride. Before we get...

 
The Audi E-Suitcase Is The Newest Way to Handle Layovers
The Audi E-Suitcase Is The Newest Way to Handle Layovers

This Audi dream is pushed out of the mind of Erkhan Candar, a transportation and industrial designer in Aachen, Germany. Now, we've seen Audi suitcases work before, but never like this. Upon first sight it just looks like a hardcase...

 
I Only Wish the World was Ready for This Modular Mazda Koshi Concept
I Only Wish the World was Ready for This Modular Mazda Koshi Concept

The Mazda Koshi Concept, as it is called, seems to be aimed directly towards the Japanese lifestyle. But I think it’s only because the Japanese are crazy enough to implement something like this. With the way things are going in today...

 
DS Aero Sport Lounge Showcases Designs and Tech for Future Electric Vehicles
DS Aero Sport Lounge Showcases Designs and Tech for Future Electric Vehicles

Take a moment before you continue reading and have a look in the gallery to familiarize yourself with the vehicular journey we are about to embark on. If you’re not up to date with what’s happening in other car markets, welcome. We&...

 
The Biomega EV Is Ready for Production With Plenty of Free Space and Glass
The Biomega EV Is Ready for Production With Plenty of Free Space and Glass

This almost empty car you see before you already has legs and can walk. Next year it's rumored she'll be running down our streets and acting as a stepping stone toward different times. Everyone has been trying to get away from the car ...

 
This Concept E-Bike That is Now Reality Includes Health Monitoring Systems
This Concept E-Bike That is Now Reality Includes Health Monitoring Systems

This wonderfully sleek bike looks like Brompton had a baby with Bosch. The result? A Carbon fiber dream that has become a reality. Unlike other concept bikes floating around in people’s minds, this one has made it through all stages of p...

 
This Concept Motorcycle Comes in as a Tribute to the Pagani Gods
This Concept Motorcycle Comes in as a Tribute to the Pagani Gods

I wonder when were gonna stop living in dreams, not that they are bad or anything, but a heart can die from longing from something. And that’s exactly the effect I have when I look at this Pagani Amaru motorcycle project by Vishruth Kumar. ...

 
This Tron-Inspired Concept Vehicle Looks Like a Fully Autonomous Bean
This Tron-Inspired Concept Vehicle Looks Like a Fully Autonomous Bean

I swear that what you’re looking at is not a bean. Look, it has wheels, so that should be a clear indicator of what this might be. Keep reading below to find who, what, when, where, and why. It’s known as the LDR (long distance rover...

 
Polestar SLR Motorcycle Looks Like an Action Movie Briefcase
Polestar SLR Motorcycle Looks Like an Action Movie Briefcase

I find this concept to be of the most visually pleasing designs I've seen in a while. Sure, there’s been some nicer looking pieces with a whole bunch of odd tech like the BMW Vision Next 100, but just for design, I'm gonna have...

 

Stories by Cristian Curmei