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.
MMM… I love this project. The Buckminster Fuller Design Project aims to fix an aspect of our lives in a way that uses creative thinking and existing technologies without causing further problems and anticipate future trends and needs. Phew! Well the guys over at MIT created these Mobility-on-Demand devices called CityCar and RoboScooter. These are lightweight vehicles which are electric and are able to fold up, thus saving on space and energy. You simply rent one from a station, drive around and do your errands, then return to any other station in the city.
I wish Los Angeles was crawling with these things. As dependent as we are on cars this could make it so easy to get around this sprawling city without having to actually own a car. The team at MIT is currently looking for funding for this project, so if you have a several millions dollars lying around you should hit these folks up.
I’m a bit behind on this one, but last month the amazing Jim Mahfood and Scott Campbell teamed up for a gallery show called Supreme Broship. While their both amazing artists in their own right, their styles are basically the absolute opposites of each other. Jim Mahfood is very much over the top, with influences from comic books and graffiti, while Scott is very simplistic and uses water color and your mom thinks his art is cute.
As it turns out they work together really well, their two styles coming together to make some really fun and even beautiful pieces. Scott has a ton of the pieces up on his Flickr, I highly recommend taking 10 minutes to browse through all of the insanity. I’ve also posted some more of my favorites under the cut.