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RETO: A Surfboard Made from Recycled Skateboards

DesignComments ⋅ May 29, 2012
From skate to surf, the RETO (REcycle for TOmorrow) project from Björn Holm follows the circle of life in action sports. On a similar path to the work of Japanese artist HAROSHI, RETO is breathing new life into old skateboards, by recycling them for...

GLOBE Releases New Clear Versions of its BANTAM Cruiserboards

DesignComments ⋅ May 26, 2012
GLOBE brings on new clear versions of its trusted BANTAM cruiser. Priding the BANTAM on its stiffer construction, wider trucks and more durable components, GLOBE is among a growing list of brands reentering the cruiser marketplace. The innovative pla...

Herman Miller Taps Students to Rethink Privacy in Furniture Design

DesignComments ⋅ May 26, 2012
Furniture masters Herman Miller – long known for their progressive ideology in collaboration with other visionaries like the Eames – proudly perpetuate the spirit of radical ingenuity in modern design. The Michigan manufacturers have recr...

Kanye West’s Seven-Screen “Cruel Summer” Pyramid by OMA

DesignComments ⋅ May 25, 2012
For the debut of Kanye West’s “Cruel Summer” at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, OMA was commissioned to create a special pyramid-shaped pavilion to house the seven-screen experience. Designed in collaboration with DONDA, the...

Humans Since 1982 for Victor Hunt Gallery – Design Miami Basel 2012

DesignComments ⋅ May 23, 2012
Design studio Humans Since 1982 are known for frequently taking common household objects and reinterpreting their use in clever and artistic ways. For Victor Hunt Gallery the group continued this theme through a number of various means, ranging from...

Mimikcry Fahrradi Farfalla FFX Supercar

DesignComments ⋅ May 23, 2012
One part art project, and equal parts exploration into the meaning of what a “super car” is, design team Mimikcry have unveiled the Fahrradi Farfalla FFX – a truly one-of-a-kind bicycle with aspirations for the Autobahn. Crafted to...

We do Wood Furniture Denmark

DesignComments ⋅ May 22, 2012
While environmentally responsible construction is certainly nothing new, few are able to create sustainable pieces without sacrificing beauty and innovation. We do Wood of Denmark avoids these pitfalls completely. Conceived by designers Henrik Thyges...

Symbol Audio Modern Record Console

DesignComments ⋅ May 22, 2012
Known for its high-quality handcrafted audio equipment, Symbol Audio has introduced the Modern Record Console as the flagship of its collection. Harkening back to the all-in-one consoles of the 1950s, the beautiful cabinet is constructed of American...

DeLorean Bicycle

DesignComments ⋅ May 21, 2012
Born out of a conversation between Stephen Wynne of DeLorean Motor Company and passionate cyclist and DeLorean owner Marc Moore, presented here is the DeLorean Bicycle. Meant to push the design envelope while offering a smooth and enjoyable ride to h...

The Lively Hood Series: Adam’s Rib

DesignComments ⋅ May 20, 2012
A collective effort by Canadian filmmakers James Arthurs and Cam Roden (Penn & Panache), The Lively Hood Series seeks to tell the inspired stories of craftsmen and women operating in Toronto. This first installment features boat builder Marc Russ...

Aether Apparel x Environment Beach Folding Chairs & Table

DesignComments ⋅ May 18, 2012
Arriving just in time for summer, LA’s AETEHR and furniture designer Environment have linked up for a pair of beach folding chairs and a matching table. Crafted in the heart of Los Angeles out of repurposed ash hardwood, the pieces feature corr...

Kobi Outdoor Chair by Patrick Norguet for Alias

DesignComments ⋅ May 16, 2012
The latest from Italian furniture manufacturer Alias comes in the form of the Kobi Outdoor Chair by French designer Patrick Norguet. With legs crafted out of stove-enameled aluminum left either exposed or finished with an oak veneer, the colorful sea...

Audi e-bike Wörthersee

DesignComments ⋅ May 12, 2012
Audi’s e-bike Wörthersee prototype presents a new standard in electric bikes. The German automakers will unveil their highly advanced, versatile design at the 2012 Wörthersee tour in Austria–a carbon fiber-reinforced sporting bike technol...

SNICKERIET Handmade Furniture

DesignComments ⋅ May 11, 2012
Aiming to bring together carpenters and designers in a collaborative and creative endeavor, designers Karl-Johan Hjerling and Karin Wallenbäck have linked up with carpenters Gunnar Dahl and Karolina Stenfelt to establish SNICKERIET (meaning “ca...

Vitsoe x Kinfolk: Built to Last

DesignComments ⋅ May 11, 2012
In a celebration of craftsmanship and design, British furniture company Vitsoe and Japan’s Kinfolk Bicycle Company have linked up for a special event this month in New York City. Dubbed “Built to Last,” the event will see Kinfolk...