As I cycled to work this morning, I moved over to let another cyclist pass on a narrow bit of bridleway. There was a smile, a ‘thank you’ and exchanged comments about how nice it was to have a cooler morning, and we went on our ways. The social element of cycling is one I […]
Zelf Koelman is busy inventing the future of material interactions, or as he captures it, a place “Where digital meets nature”. What does that mean? A series of rolling experiments where art meets tech meets material science meets interaction. The result, in this instance, is called Ferrolic – which I guess is a compound of […]
Spotted on designboom, this Shigeru Ban proposal that integrates a concert venue with food hall as its Réinventer Paris proposal. Fairly sings at night, with some grace, as proposed in the competition entry’s renders: Not much more that needs saying, other than what a really neat spectacle.
Spotted this today, the Riversimple hydrogen-powered car manufacturers ‘sale of service’ ownership model – ‘We’re not selling products. We’ll retain ownership of the cars and sell mobility as a service.’ With a product platform and business culture designed around sustainability, it’s good to see how that philosophy has been neatly and clearly integrated into a full-scale […]
Spotted on Colossal, probably the best bit of origami* ever. *Well, almost: “completely from paper (with minor bits of scotch tape to prevent friction).” And that’s good enough for me. “Engineer Aliaksei Zholner demonstrates a minuscule V8 engine he designed that is built (from paper). The engine is so tiny it fits inside the plastic […]