From : Yamaha
Saturday, December 22, 2012
From : Yamaha
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The thoughtfully designed Coop line of toys brings us back to a simpler time and place when handcrafted perfection (not mass production) was the method of choice. The ride-able bike and 2 trikes are an ecological alternative that combine reclaimed wood with premium hardware – easily constructed right out of the box with a simple allen wrench. Better yet, after the toy has outlived its life, you can send it back to be reclaimed again to build new toys and receive a 10% reimbursement!
Designer: Federico Rios
The name MOOBY Bike was born out of the idea of shortening the word mobility. With the increasing in traffic, it would be more comfortable and healthier to ride a bike to reach your destination. MOOBY bike won't formally revolutionize the category of bikes, but conceptually, considering the vehicle as fashionable object or gadget that reflects the owner's style or mood, just like clothes. Thank you to the side plates, you can change the look, color, graphics and material quickly to customize the style of your bike!
The frame structure is made of aluminum alloy or composite materials, while the plates are made of fiberglass covered with fabrics or wood, etc. Mechanically the motion is transmitted by a series of gears, connected with a small chain which actuates the orbital wheel. MOOBY Bike was inspired by the single speed and fixed-gear bike, so it doesn't have brakes for both wheels.
Designer : Madella Simone
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Delivering stuff with huge cargo vehicle in crowded street can be a problem, thus e-Cargo Box has been designed to solve this issue. It was based on the Car-go concept from Adam Schacter, this electric cargo vehicle offers a great mechanism to deliver stuff to the customers in a busy traffic street. In some local areas, they use some kind of cart to deliver items to the customer, the kind that you push around with hands that require so much effort to move around. Furthermore, you don't have a good control when the cart is fully loaded with heavy packages.
e-Cargo Box has been designed to use 4 electric batteries installed on the wheels. This vehicle is meant to be used around in the city for quick and easy deliveries. There are 3 modes: compact, semi-compact mode, and pick-up mode for larger loads.
Designer : Mohammad Ghezel
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Winter is officially here and even those of us in sunny SoCal are looking forward to playing in the snow! Now, if only we could get our hands on New Zealand based design company 4DESIGN's Stealth-X snow sled. This super lightweight, monocoque sled is made entirely of carbon fiber to enhance its strength. Sitting in a position similar to an F1 car, the rider leans as they would a motorcycle to navigate turns at a top speed of 40MPH. It's so maneuverable it can be skidded to a stop just like a snowboard. Leave it to the Kiwis!
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
That's carbon fiber btw – aluminum only plays accent here. With the number of growing urban bicyclists, I'm not surprised designers are paying more attention to design and functionality that plays well inside the urban jungle. The most unique feature is switching from a single speed fixed wheel to a fixed-gear. All this through an ingenious rear wheel equipped with two pulleys to freely choose from.
The deceptively minimalist aesthetic belies the technology. Look at how the frame curvature makes the bike seem as if it's always in motion. Everything around it is adjustable. The simplest feature on the bike is the belt drive. The not so simple thing to do is deciding on white or black. I'm partial to white. It somehow makes the bike larger than life.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Coren urban carbon bike has won ISPO Brand New Award 2012. It's designed by UBC using T1000 carbon fibers which are usually used in Formula 1 monocoques. Minimalist bike design that features super slim frame to bring you a unique visual lightness. The overall weight is only about 7,700 grams, so yes, it's more than you can expect from an urban bike. If you are interested to own one of this super cool bike, then prepare €25,000. It will be available around the end of 2012 directly from the manufacturer.
What makes Coren urban carbon bike unique? Well, if you checkout the bike's frames carefully, you'll notice the size and design of the frame are based on new approach. UBC combines the seat, top and down tubes together on adjustable frame gauge, thus resulting in its unique appearance.
Designer : UBC