Created by french designers Thierry Boltz and Claude Saos of BSG bikes, the ‘WOOD.b’ is born is conceived as a high-quality urban bike, influenced by a passion for cycling. The conception incorporates the use of a unique frame system: it draws functional elements from traditional bike parts, but delivers a refined metal and layered wood veneer package.
Guillaume Kurkdjian works in illustration, graphics, photography and animation. His latest project, entitled ‘Bisous les Copains’, is a series of beautifully simple and subtly humorous animated gifs. Guillaume lives and works in Nantes, France.
Mugi Yamamoto’s diploma project is a compact inkjet printer, which is placed on top of a paper pile. When printing, “Stack” slowly moves downwards and swallows the pile until no paper is left. The paper disappears under the printer and exits on top, where it creates a new pile. Thanks to this new way of printing it is possible to remove the paper tray, the bulkiest element in common printers. This concept allows a very light appearance and avoids frequent reloading.
The Kama Sutra Alphabet is a personal project from French born and London based illustrator Malika Favre. In 2011, Malika was commissioned by Paul Buckley at Penguin Books US to illustrate the new Deluxe Classic Cover of the Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana. Using the original set of 7 letters she created for the cover as a starting point, Malika then decided to develop the full set of 26 letters as part of an exhibition project. Each letter is a very limited edition of 25 screenprints, signed and numbered by the artist.
The NW3 speakers by Germany based interdisciplinary collective Neue Werkstatt are designed, manufactured and distributed in close collaboration with local craftsmen and businesses. The collective tries to explore alternative forms of production and graphic shapes. The NW3 speakers form a natural looking and sounding HiFi system. Their warm sound fill almost every area.
Mute is short animated film about a world populated by people without a mouth, a gory accident gives their lives a turn for the best. Mute is a ‘Job, Joris & Marieke’ production. Job, Joris & Marieke is a studio for animations, illustrations, character design and music based in Amsterdam.
Weather apps, we’re at three zabillion and still counting. Authentic Weather is clearly different though. Designer Tobias van Schneider has made an app that straight up tells you what to expect. When it rains “It’s fucking raining right now” according to the app. Checking the weather will be more honest than ever and make you smile at the same time. Let the “clear fucking skies” come this way please! Authentic Weather currently only comes on Blackberrys, but will soon be available for Iphones.
Urban exploration is a project from Jared Lim form Singapore. He looks for patterns in architecture while travelling. Lim has a fantastic eye for architecture and beyond. The photos tend to look fake because of the extraordinary perfection. But if you look close enough, there are wrinkles in every pattern. Have a look at more of his work on his website.
Benedict Morgan had the idea for his Wrapping Paper series some time before actually executing it. When camouflaging an object the shape and outlines must be retained in order for the viewer to recognize it, otherwise it would just simply blend in with the background and disappear.
Viks is a single speed steel urban commuter for a modern, style appreciative cyclist. It is made entirely from high quality stainless steel tubes. The design is highly exclusive for Viks as there is no seat tube. Two identically shaped tube frames run alongside the entire frame. The fork and handle bar is all in one piece as well, making the Viks look extremely sleek and flowy from every point of view.
This is Johannes Heuckeroth bachelor thesis “Dreaming of Dubai – between illusion and reality”, showing the world of Dubai, a place which has developed from a small desert town to a glittering, unbelievable metropolis full of utopias.
Lost keys. A misplaced wallet. A stolen bike or guitar. Everyone has dealt with the hassle, frustration and stress that comes with losing their things. A new company, Tile, is launching a matchbook-sized Bluetooth Low Energy device that aims to ignite a community movement around keeping track of the small, or big, items in life.