Archive for September, 2009

Puma Pitcrew

GBH has built a Ferrari Grand Prix car out of designer gear – with the help of 1,500 T-shirts and 88 pairs of jeans.
The full size replica of the Formula One car Kimi Raikkonen is driving this season has gone on show in at the Puma store in London’s Carnaby Street.
It took a team five hours to turn the T-shirts and jeans – together with 20 belts, 26 pairs of shoes and baseball caps – into a model of the 200mph racer.
Jason Gregory from GBH said: “It looks effortless when you see it but it took weeks of careful planning to turn a pile of clothes into a finely-tuned machine

“We are not sure if it would pass stringent F1 safety tests but it definitely looks sexy.”

Watch Your Stress

An interesting concept with this watch of Gavari Design which makes it possible to post the state of stress of the person who carries it. The watch uses the heart rate and illustrates it with several graphs. A kind of bracelet, with color screen, which makes it possible to control its activity.

Green and blue indicate the calm one, while pink and red the stress indicates.

Hopside Down

Glug your beer right from the bottle, even if your wife is appalled… Cheers! Bottoms up!

Design: Dima Komissarov, Mystake Ltd. Produced by Fred&friends

The most beautiful booktore in the world

The Boekhandel Selexyz Dominicanen in Maastricht is a bookstore built in a one-time Dominican church, celebrating a time when most of the knowledge preserved in books was not of a secular nature.  Times have changed, religions have swelled and contracted, yet this church still stands thanks to Merkx and Girod Architects, who have taken this classic temple and kept it alive with a new set of knowledge.  Next time you’re in The Netherlands, pay Maastricht a visit, and don’t miss this preserved temple of knowledge and the tomes it holds within.

Source : The coolist

Raindrop melody maker

Try the raindrop melody maker  here

YikeBike

Released at EUROBIKE on September 2, 2009, the “YikeBike” by the Kiwi design team is a radical electric bicycle that just weighs 9.8 kilograms and folds to 67×56×12 cm to fit in a backpack. Featuring a small powerful 1.2 kW electric motor and controller that replaces chain pedal, gear box, mechanical brake, cables or levers, the YikeBike is gonna be the first bicycle on the market with electronic anti-skid brakes.

Intended for city journeys of up to 9km, the bike is capable of reaching a top speed of 20km/h, thanks to the high power brushless electric motor. The price for the first YikeBikes will be between €3,500-€3,900. Check yikebike.com