The Vespa 400 is a rear-engined microcar, produced by ACMA (Ateliers de construction de motocycles et d’automobiles) in Fourchambault, France, from 1957 to 1961 to the designs of the Italian Piaggio company.
Mexican internet portal Terra is encouraging dog owners to poop and scoop by offering them free WiFi in return. The company is piloting the idea at 10 parks in Mexico City in a campaign by DDB Mexico.
When people throw away their bags of poop in a special box in the park, it calculates the weight and Terra gives everyone free minutes of Wifi in the park. The greater the weight, the more minutes are added (and everyone can enjoy a poo-free park).
These are the elaborate paper sculptures of Richard Sweeney. All of his objects are part of an ongoing process of exploration. “This involves investigating the medium itself and the methods by which it can be manipulated.
Check out these concrete business cards by Murmure, you won’t forget receiving one of these!
Matthieu Barrère created these drawings called “Awful Drawings”, you got to love this kind of humor!
This is a range of wines that Belgian supermarket chain Delhaize offers, each label refers to the country of origin.
Check out these playful porcelain penguins and icebergs, that are oil & vinegar dispensers and salt & pepper shakers.
Analogia #001 presents depictions of furniture and accessories made with variably sized Merino wool on a net of fishing lines fixed from ceiling to floor and from wall to wall. The space was analysed with 3D software in order to position the fishing lines that created the framework for the “sketching-wool”.
Twenty-five years after his Well-Tempered Chair, Ron Arad has used a similar process (in which the naturally sprung properties of tempered steel, bolted in tension, gives a natural yield or “softness”) to build a bike with wheels made of sprung steel.
To account for the added flexibility in the materials, Arad’s sprung wheels of steel are in fact a little bit larger than the average bike wheel, says Marcus Hearst, director of the design department at Arad’s studio. But it’s this yield that gives the wheels a slight cushion and makes the wheels work in a practical way. Hearst said it’s a surprisingly comfortable ride, and, ironically, the faster you go, the smoother it is.
And the proof that it works!!