The bike manufacturer Specialized is working on a set of bike prototypes to be released in 2006. The original post was made in November’04, so some of the bikes might be available in the near future – but if you do a search for any of the models on the Specialized site, you don’t get any results.
This is one of the coolest DVD cases I have ever seen. It holds two discs and looks exactly (well, not exactly hehe) like a digital Beta tape. It costs 5250 yen – about $45 + shipping, so it’s quite pricey if you just want to get hold of the case…
Ok, this is pretty far from what we write about normally – but I thought that these pages was quite interesting, and maybe you’ll like them too. It’s LogoLounge.com’s Third Annual Visual Trends Report – and it’s exactly what it says – trends within logo design. And hey, it’s originally published in April, so it’s not completely fresh! Btw, I like the fire logos! Hehe.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about wearing these electronics as jewelry. Today I found something similar – bracelets, rings and cuffs made out of silver and old soda / beer cans. How about a Dr.Pepper bracelet or a Lucky Lager cuff?
Soda can jewelry [Elsewares]
Fred Bould has designed this gorgeous cocktail shaker called Twist. It’s made out of thermal-retentive metal and can hold 500ml. Unfortunately there’s no pricing or availability information available. It’s really beautiful.
Nambe Twist Martini & Cocktail [Yanko Design]
There’s at least two books about chingdogu – the art of the unuseless idea, 101 Unuseless Japanese Inventions and 99 More Unuseless Japanese Inventions. These 19 scans are from the first-mentioned of these books – and some of the inventions shown are sooo strange!
A lot of the most common home accessories have a really boring design. I have been looking for a smoke detector that doesn’t just look like an ugly white plastic box, and today I finally found this smoke detector from Jacob Jensen.