Drammen on Down the Road to Car Island

Drammen on Down the Road to Car Island

Drammen is a city and municipality in Norway (look it up!) which is along the 1,890 km (1,174 mi) long European Route E18. The city of Drammen has been, of recent years, a relatively popular place for the cars; its city center having been burdened by heavy traffic until the installation of the E18 bridge. Designer Fredrik Haukeland plans to capitalize on this situation with an intuitive I.D. project: “a leisure park for car fanatics.”

Behold: “Drive-In Industries.”

0 Designer: Fredrik Haukeland

Rolls Royce: Phantom (mini)Menace

Rolls Royce: Phantom (mini)Menace

Set to be introduced at this years Geneva Motor Show, BMW (parent company to Rolls Royce) is calling this the “200EX Concept”, not to be confused with Chrysler’s beautiful 200C Concept. Measuring in about 18 inches shorter than the obnoxiously large Phantom, this sleek cruiser shares many parts with its cousin the BMW 7 Series. Notice the inclusion of the classic “suicide doors” made popular by not only the Phantom but the mobster loving Lincoln Continental of the 1960s.

0 Design: Rolls-Royce

When Riding A Bicycle Just Isn't Green Enough

When Riding A Bicycle Just Isn’t Green Enough

If you’ve ever felt the urge to attach a fender to your bike just so you can wrap it in environmentally-aware bumper stickers, then you might like the Green Shadow. Developed by Mr. Onuff Studio for a video game, the bicycle still stands as an interesting study in form and function, presumably tracking mileage, heat rate and calories through the handle-bar mounted LCD. While only intended as illustrative work and not for actual production, I can only imagine a real version would incorporate fresh ivory, baby seals or endangered pandas to help snag that valuable pro-earth, anti-animal demographic.

0 Designer: Mr. Onuff Studio

What's French for LIFESTYLE INTEGRATION?

What’s French for LIFESTYLE INTEGRATION?

Fresh off the heals of top designers around the world voting the Citroen DS “The Most Beautiful Car of All Time”, the classic French automaker has released these subtly impressive lifestyle accessories. Cleverly integrating their iconic logo into raised patterns hinting at their French fashion heritage, Citroen’s line of everything from sunglasses to a snowboards will help launch the reintroduction of their famed Citroen DS.

0 Designer: Citroen

Fantasy Comes Alive With The JetBike

Fantasy Comes Alive With The JetBike

We don’t live in Utopia, traffic snarls and packed commutes are the stark realities that we live with. A lucky few get to satisfy their urge of zipping down empty streets, past peak hours. Those not so lucky, vent their fury by tinkering with their vehicles and displaying their prowess in arenas. Others like Norio slip into the fantasy world and conspire to ride/glide on a Jet Powered Bike!

0 Designer: Norio Fujikawa

Ship Of The Desert Is Your Doc On Call

Ship Of The Desert Is Your Doc On Call

It’s the modern times and in urban areas we are just a phone call away from the nearest emergency medical service. However in the remote regions of the desert-scape Flying Doctors are not always available. How do you get the necessary First Aid? No worries, design student Fresch has it all figured out with his emergency dromedary concept that sees the trusty old camel of the chieftain coming to aid with a doc in tow!

0 Designer: Frederic Schwab

Future Cars Best Served Cold Hearted

Future Cars Best Served Cold Hearted

Imagine yourself on that lukewarm desert highway. The year: 2020. The time of day: dusk. You’re cruzin USA, thinkin nothing can harm a hombre like you in a place like this. Just then you see the flashing lights of a RT20 police mobile. You lay on the gas, thinking noone can catch you, “el Mexico!” But you just got served. Served up cold. Because you just got passed. By the RT20 highway patrol.

0 Designer: Mathieu Lewis

Dandyism Rule: Ride Must Be Stylish

Dandyism Rule: Ride Must Be Stylish

Dandy gentleman prefer to be chauffeured but that’s only because there isn’t a ride suitable to the lifestyle. Bentleys and exotic imports are way to flashy. They need something more refined and subdued like the Motobecane Motivo. The electric scooter rides you around in style. The in-wheel motors are powered by a removable, rechargeable suitcase wrapped in luxurious walnut. Not as tasteless as its Japanese counterpart and no where near as brash as an American chopper.

0 Designer: Miguel Ángel Iranzo

Pump-up Your Ride

Pump-up Your Ride

Ah…the pleasure of a skateboard! A teen’s companion and a worrying mother’s bane, this piece of board has transformed form a plane plank to a glitzy glam doll with finesse. Right now lets take a look at another kind that markets itself as a Pumpboard. Rolling up like a licorice wheel, this board can be pumped up with compressed air to make it a taut steady ride.

0 Designer: Maciej Puzon

For the Scoot People with Too Much Luggage

For the Scoot People with Too Much Luggage

Though the classic cross-city bike messanger method / character / lifestyle will never be trumped by a motorized vehicle, one can dream of a nicer* way to carry one’s briefcase to work. *Nicer, in this case, meaning, gosh, I have to go to work every day, but it’s only a short distance. I’d sure like a more eco-friendly ride, but I have too much to carry!

It’s time to stash!

0 Designer: Elliot Ortiz

Put the Breaks On. Gold Please.

Put the Breaks On. Gold Please.

Boot to the head. Robots, tip lamps, flower frames, slingshots, and now BMX-Style bike boots. You’d better step up your I.D. game if you’re gonna catch up with the Cedric Ragot family. Presenting here a state-of-the-art extreme sport boot that’s got three patents to it’s name. Best believe your foot’s in good shape here with the Genius MX Boot.

0 Designer: Cedric Ragot

Emergency Hazard Lights Better Than Flares?

Emergency Hazard Lights Better Than Flares?

Emergency hazard lights aren’t anything new so unless you’re going to rewrite the book and create a paradigm shift, only thing you have to differentiate yourself is design. The Lumitic light is cute, yes I said cute! The egro handle lights up red to flag would be saviors down or a simple release turns the unit into a tripod to divert ongoing traffic. Better than emergency flares but not as fun. Something about fire.

0 Designers: Sung-Hun Shin, Ji-Hyun Park & Choul Goo Lee

Stay Outta My Lane

Stay Outta My Lane

A close brush with a distracted driver is enough to intimidate any avid bicycler from riding at night. You’ve probably seen small blinkers and flashers tucked just below the seat but that isn’t enough. As a daily driver in a very bike friendly city, I can attest I usually don’t notice those blinkers until I’m within a few hundred yards of the bicycler. That leaves very little distance and time to react if I were to collide with them.

0 Designers: Evan Gant & Alex Tee