By Michael van Vliet | March 5, 2014
The Bike All bike shelf by Board by Design allows you hang up any bike.
Unlike other bike shelves that only work if you have a bike with a straight top tube, the Bike All shelf uses the seat so you can hang any type of bike. Streamline your prep time by storing riding essentials in one place. Featuring two under-shelf hooks for helmets or jackets, the catch-all top shelf provides space for bike lock, bike pump, spare inner tubes, etc.
Available in Ash or Walnut, the Bike All comes with all the necessary mounting hardware. Dimensions: Top Shelf: 20″W X 16.5″D
For more information visit Board by Design’s website: boardbydesign.net
By Michael van Vliet | March 2, 2014
The Escape Mobile Cabin RV isn’t you’re typical trailer park doublewide.
While technically classified as a Park Model RV, which allows for it to be delivered on wheels to you fully assembled, the Escape Mobile Cabin RV is more of a sleek one-bedroom cabin. It features a built-in bed, bathroom with walk-in title shower, and full kitchen with optional stainless appliances, a main living room with vaulted ceilings, window wall, fireplace, and optional screened in porch.
Ideal for a backcountry escape cottage, guest cabin, or even a small home. Whatever you want to us it for, it’s surprisingly affordable with models starting at $79,000.
For more information about the Escape Mobile Cabin, check out their website here: canoebayescape.com
By Michael van Vliet | February 28, 2014
With a futuristic look, the Lotus C-01 motorcycle is the latest from renowned automotive designer Daniel Simon.
Daniel Simon has done work for Lamborghini and Bugatti in the past, and was the designer behind the Lightcycle in the 2010 remake of Tron as well as the Bubbleship in the 2013 film Oblivion. This blend of real world practicality and imaginative sci-fi vision can be readily seen in the Lotus C-o1.
For the power planet, KTM RC8′s 200hp V-Twin engine was selected and was combined with a 6 gear transmission and a traditional chain drive. Inverted carbon forks have been fitted in the front while twin adjustable shock absorbers handle the load in the back. Twin-disc front brakes and a single-disc rear brake give the bike it’s stopping power. However, the main aesthetic appeal of the bike is its carbon fiber body work and extremely long wheel base.
Lotus does not yet have a price listed, although they have stated that they will be limiting production to only 100 bikes globally.
F0r more information about the Lotus C-01, visit Lotus Motorcycle.
By Michael van Vliet | February 27, 2014
The Tipi modular shelving system is a versatile storage solution with a unique aesthetic.
Whether it be a desk, book shelf, or wardrobe, the Tipi shelve can be adapted for nearly any purpose. The cone shaped design means that the shelves are set by gravity, without needing to be attached. The lowest birch plywood shelf has a drawer that can fit a laptop when functioning as a desk, while upper plywood shelves can added or removed to suit your needs.
For more information about the Tipi Shelving system, check out joynout.com
By Michael van Vliet | February 24, 2014
Tucked away from the world on a remote island off the coast of Newfoundland, the Fogo Island Inn is a Nordic style hotel and spa.
Designed by Saunder Architecture of Norway, the Fogo Island Inn is positioned on stilts along the picturesque coastline. Dozen of narrow columns support the protruding ends of the building, which helps to minimize the impact on the surrounding rocks, lichens, and plants. One side of the building contains a series of public facilities, including an art gallery, library, cinema, gym, and various meeting areas. A deck on the roof of the building offers saunas and outdoor hot tubs with views of the North Atlantic.
For more information about Fogo Insland Inn, visit their website at:
By Michael van Vliet | February 21, 2014
This leather Travel Journal cover by Just Wanderlust is a great way to collect your thoughts while on the road.
The Travel Journal Cover is made from premium leather and waxed thread and is perfect for carrying a Moleskine or similarly sized notebook like Field Notes. It also has plenty of pockets to accommodate a phone, pencil, passport, and any other paper mementos you collect. It comes with a leather strap with a buckle to keep contents fully secured.
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By Michael van Vliet | February 19, 2014
Combining smart design with an unwavering commitment to bicycle infrastructure, the Dutch have constructed the first suspended bike lane roundabout.
Known as the Hovenring, or “Ring of the Hovens” is an ode to the surrounding towns of Eindhoven, Veldhoven, and Meerhoven. This bicycle path roundabout was designed by IPV Delft and features a 230-foot tall central pylon, 1,000-ton steel circular bridge deck, and 24 steel suppoer cables. Aluminum lamellas, translucent sheeting, tube light, and LEDs keep the Hovenring lit up at night.
By Michael van Vliet | February 18, 2014
Austrian design firm Klemens Torggler revisits the simple, age-old concept of the door with a slightly more complicated version.
Their origami-styled door, called the Evolution, uses two rotating squares that fold together when pushed to the side. With just a gentle nudge, the doors moves from one side to the other – all without the use of tracks. With five different options currently in production, the Evolution door could soon be baffling passerby near you.
For more information about the Evolution door, check out their website: torggler.co.at
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By Michael van Vliet | January 31, 2014
Drawing Furniture by Jinil Park is a project inspired by simple line sketches.
With the visual aesthetic of hand-drawn strokes on paper, Korean designer Jinil Park has crafted these fully functional wireframe pieces of furniture. These two-dimensional sketches have been brought to life through the use of wires of varying thickness. The wires have been welded together to provide structural strength and stability.
For more information about Jinil Park’s work, visit his website: jinilpark.com
By Michael van Vliet | January 30, 2014
The Loop is a rubberized bike rack designed to keep your bike frame scratch-free.
Ottawa-based design firm The Federal Inc recently unveiled the Loop, a new bike rack design, at the Toronto Interior Design Show. The concept consists of a high-strength steel chain wrapped in a thick layer of UV-resistant rubber, which in turn, is anchored to the ground with a steel base. Unlike other steel bike racks, the Loop won’t leave a scratch on even the most sensitive carbon frame.
The design is currently just a prototype. More testing needs to be done to see if the Loop will be able to hold up outdoors for an extended period of time and handle the wear-and-tear of high usage. However, if all should go well, this type of design could be replacing bike racks near you.
For more information about the Loop, check out The Federal Inc.’s website: thefederal.co