I came across these sweets looking Reeboks yesterday after @upso tweeted about ‘em, so I thought I’d share them here. These shiny beasts were designed my John Maeda based upon Law 1 from his book he Laws of Simplicity,, which happens to be Reduce. And while they look a bit flashy, they’re still rather simple in tone and color. I think it would be kind of fun to have a shiny pair of silver shows, but they might be a bit too sports-y to wear to anywhere but running. I’m also curious what the back panel says, it’s probably Flash’s speed formula so you can run real fast yourself.
I came across this Puzzle Rug by BarberOsgerby a couple of weeks ago and was immediately smitten with it. The rug features an array of random looking, geometric shapes, but are definitely silhouettes of other BarberOsgerby products. The back of a De La Warr Pavilion Chair, a Hula seat, the bottom legs of the Satellite cabinet, the top of a Mini Bottle… they all make a little cameo. I guess it really shows that many of their products look just as good when flattened, and stitched on a rug with a vibrant color.
As far as I know the only place to get this is The Rug Company. though the rug isn’t for sale and there’s no price tag on it… which I’m guessing means it’s a pretty penny. The rug retails for $4,725.00 for a 6’ x 9’, and you can order it at any Rug Company store.
Check out the work of Momorobo, aka Morris Lee, who’s a designer over at Widen + Kennedy in Shanghai. He’s got this really slick balck and white style that I would describe as extremely graphic. It kind of reminds me of Charles Burns’ work, but with more of a cutesy, Asian influence to it. The images above are from the windows of the W+K offices in Shanghai, which covered the entire top floor of the building.
This is kind of a two part post, so bear with me on this one. I came across this really amazing blog called Bike EXIF, which is all about bikes, be they motorcycles or the motorized bicycle you see above. There are new and old bikes, but generally they were all pretty cool, even for someone like me who has no real knowledge about the subject.
As I was browsing though I came across this post on Derringer Cycles, a company here in Los Angeles that makes 20′s-era board track racer bikes (whatever that means). These bikes come with a 49cc Honda four-stroke engine, which in turn gives you 150 miles per gallon. Yes, you read that right. I totally want one of these now, I could totally imagine cruising over to the west side on one of these. Be sure to check out their gallery to get a better sense of how great these bikes are.
If you’re in the market for a custom made bike and have a couple of grand to throw around, I’d like to suggest you check out Fast Boy Cycles. Based out New York, you can get an amazing bike like the one you see above, or totally customized to your liking. I picked the one above because I really liked the wooden handles and the off-white color of the frame. Doesn’t it just look like a classy bike?
I also think it’s great that their emblem is a heart.