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DESIGN
FlyKly Smart Wheel
Cyclists have always been keen on the latest technological advancements for their trusty pedal-powered steeds. From adopting carbon fiber early on, to more recent integrations of electronic shifting, cycle-tech continues to advance. Some recent high...
DESIGN
Budnitz Bicycles No.5
Since its inception in summer 2011, Budnitz Bicycles has garnered a notable following amongst design and cycle enthusiasts alike for their precision-built titanium bikes. Following in the tracks of their first four frame designs, today we see the...
DESIGN
Marc Newson. Works
Tracking Marc Newson's rise from student to superstar, Taschen's new monograph simply titled "Marc Newson. Works" promises to be the most complete catalogue of the designer's significant oeuvre. With text in English, French and German, the book chronologically...
CULTURE
Bicycle Portraits
While commuting by bike has long been a natural choice in countries like the Netherlands and China, other nations around the world are only just starting to consider it a serious mode of transportation. In South Africa bike culture is lacking—...
DESIGN
Yellow Circuit
During Milan's recent Design Week, it was hard not to miss Veuve Clicquot's presence in the city. Dubbing their project the Yellow Circuit, the revered champagne producers splashed their signature color in showrooms, exhibits and even on a trolley...
CULTURE
Five Spring Bicycles
There is no better way to celebrate warm weather than with a bike so we pulled together an assortment of this season's top commuters and cruisers, all well suited to riding to work or taking a casual spin through the park. Traitor Cycles' Luggernaut...
DESIGN
Solowheel
Like a stripped-down Segway, Inventist's new Solowheel is geared for the mobile urbanite. The "self-balancing electric unicycle" operates through gyroscopic technology, which a 1000-watt rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers. On a full charge...
DESIGN
Taxi of Tomorrow
NYC's cab of the future will soon be selected by Taxi of Tomorrow, a project dedicated to bringing innovative design to the next fleet of 13,237 iconic cabs consuming the city streets. The forthcoming official taxi has now been narrowed down to...
TRAVEL
Property Of Panniers
A city synonymous with cycling, Amsterdam has already inspired one of its newest inhabitants, the Singapore-based Property Of, to tackle the task of stylishly transporting daily essentials while on two wheels. The solution comes on the heels of the...
DESIGN
Transport
Designer Marc Newson's prolific body of work spans everyday objects to total luxury, all executed with the utmost attention to detail, form and function. The latest exhibit dedicated to his output focuses on designs related to mobility and human...
DESIGN
Record Ace
Sure biking makes commuting more healthy and eco-friendly, but cyclists looking for almost frightening speed will like Raleigh's Record Ace, a bike that seems to catapult through streets. You can look good while careening too, thanks to the modern...
TRAVEL
Cool Cars 4 Hire
With fares at peak prices, airport security an inescapably tedious process, and more and more car rental services reinventing the business, the latter option makes the road trip an increasingly attractive travel option. The London-based Cool Cars...
TRAVEL
2010 Puma Bikes
With the anticipated launch of www.puma-bikes.com, Puma and Biomega introduce their newest generation of urban bikes. (CH has covered previous models produced in the collaboration.) Distilling the practical components of continental city and folding...
FOOD-DRINK
Chill Out
Whether trekking miles in the Grand Canyon with a six-pack or adventuring in the backyard, these coolers offer as many ways to enjoy a cool drink as there are places to sip them. The Cool Bottle ($35), a simple frosted decanter, comes in perfect...
TECH
Choosing the Right Electric Bike
If you're interested in biking to work, but not interested in arriving covered in sweat, posits Good, the electric bike might be for you. Electric bikes use batteries to ease the pedaling and give you that extra kick, much like biking downhill everywhere...
CULTURE
Bike Snob
The forthcoming witty guide to the world of cycling called "Bike Snob" is the brainchild of NYC's eponymous blogger. Choosing to remain anonymous, Bike Snob explains why the bicycle is truly a great invention (even the Amish use it) and takes his...
DESIGN
Human Subway Map
Good Magazine highlights a new illustration from Sam Loman that incorporates subway design into a map of the human body. The body shows urinary, digestive, arterial and respiratory lines, among many others, with stops at the liver, kidneys and...
TECH
London Taxi iPhone App
Launched this week, the London Taxi iPhone app calculates in a few seconds the fare from one point to another in one of the city's signature Black Cabs—taking into account both the time of day and projected traffic conditions. Created by...
CULTURE
Transit Authority Figures Posters
by Noah Armstrong Massachusetts-based Rob & Damia Design's Transit Authority Figures imagine fictional subway maps for real places, pointing out the lack of public transportation options. A side project for the firm, each map outlines specific...
TECH
Zipcar iPhone Application
by Laura Neilson After announcing it at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference last July, car-sharing service Zipcar launched their newest "mobile" venture, an iPhone application yesterday. Improving on their already useful mobile site...
TECH
Jango Flik Fold-Up Bike
Debuting stateside at this year's Interbike Expo, Jango's Flik folding bike adds a travel-friendly model to Topeak's line of clever multi-activity cycles. After months of enjoyment riding Jango's full suspension bike, we're excited...
TECH
Aston Martin x Foster + Partners Double Decker Bus
We were just in London on the bus thinking the classic vehicle needed an update. Good thing premier luxury car producer Aston Martin and prominent architectural firm Foster + Partners recently teamed up to give a new spin on the classic London behemoth...
TECH
iMac Transport Bag
A friend of mine lugs his iMac all over his house, treating it more like a laptop than a desktop computer. With components and working parts concealed within the screen, it's actually not a bad way to go. But the German company Reinda recently...
TECH
Weaponshouse x Brakeless “Leg Grenade” Track Bike
The fruit of a joint project between Robert Squire of Weaponshouse and Sylvester of Brakeless bike shop in Montreal, the “Leg Grenade” is one slick track bike. Deciding to build a bike that rode tight and looked...
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