Experiments in Speed -> Spindle Productions

As you can see from the last few posts, I have bicycle on the brain this summer. One more… This is a true testament to the creative spirit, and the natural human instinct and hunger to push forward. Pun intended. Great story, well told.

Visit -> donhoubicycles.com

Visit -> spindleproductions.co.uk

Closca -> collapsible helmet design

CLOSCA | Street style foldable bike helmet from Closca Helmets on Vimeo.

Nice collapsable bicycle helmet design coming from Closca. I like the flat cap look, not a bad option for those of us who have a tough time going with the traditional full-melon design …or gourd, depending on your vegetable preferences.

Visit -> www.closca.co/

Ascari -> Fine Bicycles

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I believe there is a tipping point in design, when the craftsmanship of any given product becomes so highly refined and so special, that it starts to evolve into a work of art. Portland based Ascari bicycles seem to be on that end of the scale for sure. The welds, logo work, cranks… the attention to detail is absolutely pristine and that of old world technique. Have a look.

Visit -> ascaribicycles.com

Use. Design. Engineer. Build. Repeat. -> Black Diamond

CARABINERS: Use. Design. Engineer. Build. Repeat.

Consumer confidence is not easily attained. Sometimes you have to tell little stories to get there. This video by Black Diamond does a really nice job illustrating the level of quality, craftsmanship and design involved with creating one of their rock solid carabiners. Black Diamond has also redesigned their site experience, nice use of parallax, sophisticated black and white photography, and ample amounts of clean white space + thoughtfully edited copy… well worth checking out.

Visit ->  blackdiamondequipment.com/

La Push -> Road Trip

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Last week, my wife, some dear old friends, and I were fortunate enough to explore La Push, and the Hoh Rainforest, both located on the Olympic Peninsula. In short, we had an amazing time and the Olympic Peninsula is certainly a beautiful place to get lost. I posted a few of my mobile pics on tumblr, and I have plenty of “big camera” photos to process and share on Flickr. More soon.

Visit -> jhsindesign.tumblr.com/

leave the world behind -> Lune

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After four years, Swedish House Mafia officially announced their plan to separate. This site experience is a kind of “final goodbye” featuring their remake of ‘leave the world behind’. Makes for a fantastic and memorable audio-visual treat. (via Mr. Ron)

Visit -> leavetheworldbehind.com/

Intention -> Designed By Apple

How do we want people to feel? Don’t confuse convenience with joy, or, abundance with choice… good design takes time… a nice thought provoking piece of branding coming from Apple. The motion graphics alone are worth checking out.

Bruton Stroube -> Slo-mo Booth Supercut

Bruton Stroube // Slo-mo Booth Supercut from Bruton Stroube Studios on Vimeo.

Thiiiiiiis issssss soooo woooorth checkiiiiing ooooooooout. (via Mr. Bill)

The Spokesman -> Dean Saffron

The Spokesman from dean saffron on Vimeo.

This man has a wealth of bicycle knowledge stored in his head, and a collection to match. I admire his selfless mission and passion to preserve his amazing bicycle collection for future generations to enjoy. What an interesting person. Very much worth the view for bicycle lovers.

Libero Rutilo -> Rotary Hydroponic System

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This is a terrific looking rotary hydroponic system designed by industrial designer Libero Rutilo. The origin of the rotary design stems from NASA, in an effort to design sustainable garden systems that would provide fresh food for extended tours in space. This design looks like it would fit right into our earthly needs. More info, and design beyond the link.

Visit -> www.designlibero.com/

from physical to digital -> Fujitsu Laboratories

This is an interesting touch-like interface that seems to bridge the gap between the physical content world (books, magazines, notes…) and the digital world. The highly accurate fingertip mapping allows the user to conduct some common gestural actions in the real world, transferring data to the digital world.

“We think paper and many other objects could be manipulated by touching them, as with a touchscreen. This system doesn’t use any special hardware; it consists of just a device like an ordinary webcam, plus a commercial projector. Its capabilities are achieved by image processing technology.”

Visit -> www.fujitsu.com

How Long -> Charles Bradley and The Menahan Street Band

Love this band. Quality. (via Mr. Purcell)

Visit -> thecharlesbradley.com/

Visit -> KEXP

collage artist -> Leigh Smith

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Otherworldly. Alien. I can think of a few ways to describe the surreal collages coming from artist Leigh Smith. Each collage is thoughtfully handmade, and they all seem to have a retro sci-fi aesthetic to them. Much more work to be seen on his portfolio site.

Visit -> cosmicspread.tumblr.com/

Milton Glaser -> interview teaser

Milton Glaser At POINT 01 Authenticity from POINT on Vimeo.

Notes from Vimeo:

“This is a film excerpt from a longer 30 minute edited video shot with Milton Glaser at his East 32nd Street Studio in Manhattan. During the longer version Milton Glaser talks freely about his career, design, art and even his mother’s home cooking. The full version can be seen at the POINT Authenticity Conference to be held at RIBA – The Royal Institute of British Architects on 2-3 May 2013.”

Visit -> pointishere.com/

Like -> facebook.com/PointConference

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