Peugeot’s new design team just released these images of a concept bicycle dubbed the B1K. Sculpted as a race bike, it features a chainless drive train, carbon fiber construction and scant few details on the rest of the design. The rear rim is hubless, gaining an aerodynamic advantage. Both wheels forgo the traditional tire and tube in place of a rubber sleeve stretched over the rim. Pretty nice looking bike. Via psfk.
Phillipe Starck is at it again, even though he vowed never to design again. He went off and did a reality TV show; Design for Life and his latest venture is wind turbines, working with Pramac. Starck introduced “Revolutionair”; 2 wind turbines aimed at home-owners. With price tags of between 2500 and 3500 Euros, they might not be part of every budget, but perhaps design can play a role in introducing wind power to more people. "I have always wanted to design an invisible turbine with the goal of making something everyone would want," Starck, said in a statement.
Dutch design collective Droog have launched a collection of clothes that are glued together rather than stitched, designed by denim brand Gluejeans. Called Juxtapose, the new collection consists of a denim coat for women, a denim jacket for men and some new designs for jeans. The glue comes in several colors and has been tested for over 2 years, Gluejeans technique radiates a simple, rough and direct quality, while at the same time being very durable. Handmade in the Netherlands, each piece has a unique and individual character.
Aandeboom, which literally means ‘on the tree’ is made of water resistant panels, with straps and lashings, which can be fixed to any tree. The Ikea like structure looks sturdy enough to carry the weight of even the biggest kids.
Whether you like or hate the iPad, the Apple induced hype that follows the launch of a product is more than before the launch. There are already applications and reviews and whatever else you can think of for the device. It will be a game changer in the way people use computers, and will hopefully make the experience easier.