Category Archives: Industrial design

Vitsœ video

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Tidy Up Your Life / Definitely No Robots

Two stunningly beautiful films from Vitsœ. Watch them now, and prepare to start lusting after shelves.

Tidy Up Your Life

Definitely No Robots

Pacific iF folding bike

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iF Mode folding bike / Pacific Cycles, 2012

Officially the coolest bike I have ever seen – the iF Mode by Pacific Cycles. You need to see video of this thing in action, such impressive engineering.

Manual rethink US road signage

US road signage rethink / Manual, 2012

Great project by San Francisco-based Manual – rethinking the US road signage system. I love it when designers approach such enormous and seemingly impossible tasks. I’d be interested to see if implementing this could ever be achieved. That’s a whole lot of signs to re-make.

BMW Art Drive

BMW 3.0 CSL / Alexander Calder, 1975

A great exhibition currently open in Shoreditch – Art Drive showcases 17 BMW cars given makeovers by some very important artists, like this absolute beauty from Alexander Calder in 1975.

Boxx

Boxx / Boxxcorp, 2012

This awesome-looking electric scooter may look like a concept, but seemingly it is actually real! Buy here for $3,995.

Bell & Ross Time Instruments

(Top) BR 01 92 Turn Coordinator

(Centre) BR 01 92 Radar

(Above) BR 01 92 Horizon

I’m not usually much of a ‘watch person’, but these outrageously nice Aviation watches from French brand Bell & Ross are just stunning.

At around £4,000 a go, I’ll just add them to the ever-growing list of really nice stuff I’ll never own. Sigh.

An introduction to the OP–1

An introduction to the OP–1 / Wallpaper, 2012

So Wallpaper* featured an article on the truly awesome Teenage Engineering OP–1 synthesiser last month, and as part of the iPad edition extras, I got to make some films explaining how the thing works.

The tune is a little cheesy and basic, but I hope it gives an introduction as to how easy and quick it is to make music on this great device. I picked it up – with zero prior knowledge of synths – and put together some fun music in no time at all.

Read the article here. Buy the OP–1 here.

Video: Leo Cackett, Edit: Emily McDonald