Ferrari Joins London

Ferrari Joins London

Perhaps you’ve been? London is a home to many, many fine shops, quite a few of them dedicated to one single brand. Lots of them are the kind of brand that has a couple shops and that’s it! Ferrari. What do you think of when you think of this brand? Exclusivity? The patented red + yellow? Crazy conceptual works? Better wear sunglasses in here.

0 Designer: Massimo Iosa Ghini

Would a Woodchuck Chuck a Bike Made of Wood?

Would a Woodchuck Chuck a Bike Made of Wood?

Wood frame bikes have long given way to aluminum and space age materials but designer Arndt Menke thinks we were too hasty in giving up on one of the strongest, resilient, and lightweight natural materials. There are over 60,000 woody plants worldwide but we use less than 300 of them in a terribly unsustainable way. The Holzweg bike’s frame is totally made of wood and weighs a scant 2.3kg. Could wood frame bikes make a comeback?

0 Designer: Arndt Menke

Project M

Project M

The long awaited Stile Bertone Mantide Project M supercar made its debut yesterday at the Shanghai Autoshow. The showstopper designed by famed Pininfarina designer Jason Castriota is a sleek, uber futuristic outlook on bespoke automotive engineering. Underneath the hood lies a Corvette ZR1 which if you have ever heard before, befittingly goes well with the aggressive sculpted front and rear.

0 Designer: Jason Castriota

Mega Block Motorcyclin' on Down the Line

Mega Block Motorcyclin’ on Down the Line

Lines. Lines and Lines and lines. With the front face looking like a Lego, or a mega-blok. It’s the “2015 Honda CB 750″ by Igor Chak. The engine is powered by a four-cylinder liquid hydrogen engine. POW! A six-speed dual-clutch transmission with electronic lurch and traction control. Electronic tuning by the onboard computer. I’ve decided to call it “Frank”. Hello David, Frank, aka CB750, is here to take you over the canyon top.

0 Designer: Igor Chak

The HARVESTER

The HARVESTER

Truth be told if I saw this thing barreling thru a forest, I’d probably wet my pants but wait! The Harvester is Forests’ best friend. The Designers wanted to create a machine that could sustainably deal with the forest and its natural resources without damaging our very limited supply. It optimizes the entire process and analyzes the work flow so future improvements can be made to guarantee the proper usage and protection of our forest grounds. I adore the little wheel plates that spread its surface area while lifting a heavy tree.

0 Designers: Niko Kugler & Georg Heitzmann

That Yellow Bike Survived a Train Hit

That Yellow Bike Survived a Train Hit

Maybe. You never know. It’s called the “24/7 City Pedelec” and it’s hard as Wolverine. It’s components are made for daily heavy use and “permanently changing users.” Customized for long life, low maintenance, and usability. What’s that mean, really? I can use it good. Real good. Anyway, it’s compact frame structure guards against vandalism (not paint, but bashing,) and wearing out from stuff like nature. No dangly bits stick out. Yellow much?

0 Designer: Philipp Guenther

Bee Buzzes But Doesn’t Sting

Bee Buzzes But Doesn’t Sting

Have you heard of the latest Buzz? It’s about this Bumble Bee that doesn’t sting! Poor thing lost its stinging prowess to lifting heavy weights. Honestly, it’s just a pint-sized crane that does what most cranes do… the only difference is its compact size and Transformer-like capabilities. From a cylinder it expands out to a full-fledged crane! Yippee! Good for indoor hauling.

0 Designers: Yuan Biao, Qiu Meng, Liu Xiao & Tang Gang

Motion ActiVAD™ GT Wing System Drift!

Motion ActiVAD™ GT Wing System Drift!

Intense title for this thang. It’s the “Motion ActiVAD™ GT Wing System,” and it’s not messing around. It’s a back-wing, aka a spoiler for a car (or a truck, or whatever strikes your fancy.) It’s got all the features of the best current spoilers in the street-legal (and illegal) sports car industry, but it’s got a trick to it. It moves! In accordance with sensors installed in several places in the vehicle, the wing changes position in real-time.

0 Designer: Marvin Wong Ting Kuok

Cardboard Furniture, Surprisng Results

Cardboard Furniture, Surprisng Results

COMPACT is totally sustainable furniture design made from cardboard and recycled polypropylene. The modular solution comes in 5 flat boards which make for easy transport. Assembly should be a cinch if you’re used to IKEA and it’s all held together by interlocking areas that are sealed with wood glue. Configurations are endless, everything from storage, to a work area complete with lighting.

0 Designer: Pedro Gomes

Nomads Want Jazzed Up Car Interiors

Nomads Want Jazzed Up Car Interiors

A car for some people is 4 wheels with an enclosure meant for transportation. To the nomadic tribe who consider it a second home, it’s a haven where they escape to when they want burn some rubber. Jazzing up the interiors of this second home is the Nomadic Device Integration System or NDI for short. The in-dash unit syncs up all your gizmo peripherals to one system and projects their functions and menus to the UI dashboard for easy access. Safe and fast, NDI looks to be what the car & gizmo-crazy teens would want!

0 Designer: Joshua Saling

Have A Different Car Everyday

Have A Different Car Everyday

MOY koncept was made for a generation used to using media to express themselves. The idea is everyone can design their own car on their own computer and then apply the design to their vehicle wirelessly or share it with others thru a website or even email. For those lacking creative skillz, there’s a slew of templates to choose from. The car is always connected so imagine dynamically changing your vehicle’s skin in motion. WAIT it doesn’t stop. Since MOY can display both static images and videos it can be used as a new medium for promotion too!

0 Designer: Elvis Tomljenovic

Rule The Dunes

Rule The Dunes

One of the most spectacular things that you can do in the arid deserts of Dubai is the Desert Safari. The 4-wheel drive flies over the rims of the dunes at such precarious angles that for a moment you feel the jeep will topple over. After the thrill ride, they usually stop and allow novices like me try a hand at Sandboarding. My first attempt at the sport saw me gulp in mouthful of sand; it was a funny sight! They say practice makes perfect, and I’m gonna practice with the Sandviper!

0 Designer: Marc Bischoff

My Only Dreem! To be Sponsored by a Label!

My Only Dreem! To be Sponsored by a Label!

Hello Extreme Sportsmen-and-women. You know as well as I do that the way to go pro, the way to keep your brain on the slopes, the coping, and the air, is to get sponsored be an awesome label that will pay your way. To get seen by these labels, one of the ways to get seen, that is, is to film and/or photograph yourself being extreme. How to do this? Get the “4P.” It has 2 pieces: the camera and the strap-on band. They work in concert using fast GPS to find and film you in major action.

0 Designer: Patrick Nally