By Michael van Vliet | March 12, 2013
Collapsible electric scooters might be a light, efficient, and fun way to get around the city, but they’re weighted down by a heavy dork factor. Nobody wants to be seen riding on something like this. However Hungarian nonprofit Antro has made a step in the right direction with the Moveo. With its compact design and futuristic aesthetic, the Moveo is low-profile and eye-catching at the same time.
The 55 pound electric scooter folds in two and can be wheeled around like a rolling suitcase. So instead of looking for a parking spot on a street, users can simply fold it up and wheel it up to their apartment.
For more information about the Moveo visit Antro’s website: solo-duo.hu
[ via Inhabitat]
By Michael van Vliet | March 11, 2013
The Sunset House in southern West Virginia gives you something to look at whether your inside or out. It was built by Nick and Lilah using reclaimed lumber from a barn that had been cut and milled down by the previous owner. The windows have all been gathered from local junk yards and thrift shops.
We can think of no better way to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, then to watch the sun come up through a wall of 24 windows.
[ via Cabin Porn via Old World Grange]
By Michael van Vliet | March 7, 2013
Photography by Mikko Lagerstedt
The cold stillness of winter is captured beautifully here in this photo series by Mikko Lagerstedt. Taken in Finland during 2012 and 2013, the Spirit of Winter is an ode to the pristine frozen snowscape of Scandinavia.
To see more of Mikko Lagerstedt’s breathe-taking work, visit his website mikkolagerstedt.com or check him out on Facebook or Twitter.
[ via Behance via Mikko Lagerstedt]
By Michael van Vliet | March 6, 2013
Beijing-based motorcycle garage Bandit9 is back at it again, this time with The Hephaestus, a custom designed Honda Bros 400. Named after the greek god of blacksmiths, sculptors and artisans, Hephaestus was forged entirely out of stainless steel. No plastic fairings, no paint, just beautiful raw materials. Unlike their previous bike, a black-out Chang Jiang 750, Hephaestus represents a step into a lighter color paletee. Would be fantastic to see these two bike sitting in the garage side by side.
To find out more about Hephaestus or Bandit9 visit their website: BanditNine.com
By Michael van Vliet | March 5, 2013
Built in the 1970′s, this glass yurt is the work of famed Big Sur architect Mickey Muennig. Its earthy foundation seems influenced by ancient cave dwellings while its glass capsule roof seem to have a futuristic inspiration. Hovering between these two aesthetics is a hanging bed that offers stunning views of the surrounding coastline.
Past, present, and future, this scenic retreat along the Pacific coast looks like a place where time could stand still. At least for a little while.
[ via inthralld]
By Michael van Vliet | March 4, 2013
With its angular design, the Iceberg wood bike hanger is an eye-catching solution to urban bike storage. Designed by Woodstick Ltd, each custom hanger is constructed by expert wood craftsmen.
This limited edition hanger is made from oak wood stub cross cut, birch, and oak plates. It comes with an easy to use mount system that can be installed by 3 standard screws on plasterboards, wood and concrete walls, and all other typical walls.
It’s certainly a unique design, but with a price tag of $644 it may cost more the most are willing to spend on a bicycle.
[ via Etsy]
By Michael van Vliet | March 1, 2013
With warm weather on its way, we’re doing a little spring cleaning. So from now until March 3rd we’re offering 20% off your entire order.
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By Michael van Vliet | February 28, 2013
We posted a glimpse of late-fall surfing in New Hampshire a little while ago, but after watching another cut from the amazing guys at The Granite Stoke , this one of late-winter surfing, we just had to share.
With 10 degree weather, a few inches of fresh snow, and a damp wetsuit to greet you in the morning, just mustering the courage to get suited up is more than most people could imagine. However, braving the cold is in many ways its own reward, and one that New Hampshire surfers know all to well. No matter where they travel during their lives, they will always be drawn back.
By Michael van Vliet | February 27, 2013
By Michael van Vliet | February 26, 2013
The Eclipse X20 Folding Bike by Tern Bicycles brings the folding bike concept closer to perfection than ever before.
Their N-Fold technology uses a uniquely designed frame and handlepost geometry that allows the front wheel to spin 180 degrees before the central fold. This allows for a cleaner, more compact end package that is so easy to unfold it can be done in under ten seconds. A patented OCL Joint system makes for stronger, stiffer connections between moving parts, resulting in a lightweight frame that feels rock solid underneath you. Double truss, smooth tig welding, and physis handbar bars adds to the already extensive attention to detail displayed on the Eclipse.
With the Eclipse, Tern takes the folding bike concept out of the promising-yet-imperfect prototype phase and brings it closer to perfection.
Take a look for yourself at ternbicycles.com
[via Tern Bicycle]