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Shanghai Tang x Colossi Cycling Fixed-Gear Bicycles

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 19, 2012
In an unlikely but then magical collaboration between Chinese luxury designer label Shanghai Tang and Dutch bicycle maker Colossi Cycling, we find these remarkable fixed-gear specimens. In a style justifying both parties, these single-speed bikes ref...

Smart BRABUS E-Bike

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 19, 2012
In addition to their smart Fortwo at the Geneva Motorshow 2012, German tuner BRABUS and Smart have also dropped a matching two-wheeler. The Smart BRABUS e-bike has a 500-watt hub motor (double that of a regular smart bike’s) and it weighs more...

Drawers That Interact With One Another: Listen to Your Hands Desk by Lee Sanghyeok

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 18, 2012
Created as an exhibition for the Berlin International Design Festival DMY, Korean designer Lee Sanghyeok presented this unique desk project, titled “Listen to Your Hands.” Sanghyeok created the project around the idea of exploring our gen...

Medicom Toy x Gizmobies Multi-Color Bearbrick iPhone 4 Case

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 16, 2012
Drawing inspiration from a design that adorns their newly opened brick and mortar location in Tokyo Soramachi Sky Tree Town, veteran toymaker Medicom Toy aligns with American-based Gizmobies to release a Multi-Color Bearbrick iPhone 4 Case. Having al...

BMW i Pedelec Foldable Electric Bicycle Made for the BMW i3 Electric Car

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 15, 2012
Coinciding with the first dealership dedicated to the BMW i sub-brand on London’s Park Lane, BMW also debuted the i Pedelec – a new foldable electric bicycle that encapsulates the ingenuity we’ve come to expect from the luxury German auto...

Limited Edition Team USA Coca-Cola Design by Turner Duckworth

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 14, 2012
Along with a bevy of products coinciding with the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Coca-Cola brings us a set of Limited Edition Team USA cans and packaging designed by brand identity guru Turner Duckworth. Capturing images of active silhouettes in c...

MWM Graphics x ATTIK 2012 London Olympics Coca-Cola Branding

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 14, 2012
Matt W. Moore of MWM Graphics partnered with ATTIK UK and Coca-Cola to commemorate the London 2012 Olympics. The “Coca Cola London 2012″ special collaboration will feature across brand packaging, uniforms and signage. These whimsical, abs...

James Franco x Latama Limited Edition Switchblade

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 8, 2012
Perhaps chasing his wildest Rebel Without a Cause ambitions made famous by another famous James, James Franco has collaborated with Italian cutlery label Latama to create this exceptionally limited and unique switchblade. San Francisco quarterly peri...

Reborn Cardboard Sofa by monocomplex design studio

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 7, 2012
The Reborn cardboard sofa is reborn in a sense of recycling because as it is made of 127 used cardboard boxes. The 127 pieces were combined and cut into form with a grinder and saw. The chair’s designer had shaped it by customizing it to his fo...

Rik x Biascagne Cicli “Forgood 2012″ Fixed Gear Bike

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 5, 2012
Treviso, Italy’s Biascagne Cicli and painter Riccardo Guasco have partnered for a fixed gear bike whose proceeds will go to City of Hope – an organization that looks to combat childhood leukemia. Drawing from a color palette that reflects...

A Video Highlighting IKEA’s First Ever TV

StyleComments ⋅ Jun 2, 2012
Swedish home furnishing juggernaut IKEA join the technological big boys in vying for your television affections. IKEA’s slightly more budget-friendly price point once again caters for the mass market. Surely the Uppleva will feature in many hou...

Crane.tv: Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 1, 2012
Ahead of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion’s grand opening in London later this summer, Crane.tv caught up with those behind the project for insight into the structure. Designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron in collaboration with Chi...

The Art of Making: Alma Flamenco Guitars

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 1, 2012
Artfully condensed into a three-minute video, the 299 laborious hours needed to construct a flamenco guitar are the subject of “Alma Flamenca,” the latest short film in The Art of Making series. Created by Deep Green Sea, the film feature...

Pingtuated Equilibripong by Akke Functional Art

DesignComments ⋅ Jun 1, 2012
Cutting-edge modern furniture design company Akke Functional Art presents the Pingtuated Equilibripong table – a playful yet practical take on the classic ping-pong table design. Crafted out of Chinese chestnut, black walnut, sycamore and red o...

Dee & Ricky x MIRRACO 2012 BMX Bike

DesignComments ⋅ May 31, 2012
Using MIRRACO’s 2012 EDit model as a base, the audacious design duo of Dee & Ricky collaborated with Dave Mira and his Californian BMX bike manufacturing company for a fashionable take on dodging city traffic. Neglecting the current trend o...