We're torn in our appreciation of the classic Vespa—after all, Vespas are scooters and scooters equal wedgies. But when they're handcrafted like fine furniture, we can overlook the inevitable flag on the back.
Craftsman Carlos Alberto came across a Vespa that was in complete disrepair, so he gutted it and carved a body from wood—which he then coated in a multitude of beautiful steam-moulded veneers. Stunning stuff. But am I the only one who takes a look at those wheels and imagines little roulette tables? [Carpintaria Carlos Alberto via Jalopnik]