The name Coren in old English means “chosen” or “precious”, and if you can you spare $25,000 and 40 hours wait, then this precious bike could be yours. This bicycle was designed by Christian Zanzotti and are currently made by a German company called UBC . The Coren is hand-made in less than a day, weighs only 7,700 grams and is available in single speed or fixed gear with a third model currently under construction. The bikes are built with the type of carbon fiber that is usually associated with Formula 1 cars and the aerospace industry, hence the “affordable” pricing, but with a unique looking frame which uses a belt drive instead of a chain.
UBC Coren Teaser from UBC Composites on Vimeo.
A project from bureauofcommongoods, Made
by Hand is a short film series celebrating the people who make things by hand with a love for their craft. In this economy there has been a big revival of handcrafted goods and the interest of people who carry on with great traditions,history and craftsmanship. In 1974 a Dominican immigrant called Don Antonio Martinez started a small shop in New York City selling hand rolled cigars, and thirty-eight years later his son, Jesus, carries on the tradition.
Made by Hand / No 4 The Cigar Shop from Made by Hand on Vimeo.
This is Syd Mead’s Land Yacht concept, debuted in the June 1975 issue of Playboy, serving as both a raving bachelor pad and a vision of future travel……so what happened? The swinging 60′s lit the fire for Hugh Hefner and his bathrobe and tobacco pipe aesthetic. The magazine came to represent the culture of the 70′s with the wild all-night parties, beautiful women and the somewhat lenient attitude to drugs. Playboy became Hefner’s platform for promoting his hedonistic lifestyle, and the Playboy Land Yacht was supposed to be his chariot.
The vehicle was designed by the famous concept artist Syd Mead, also known for his work on Blade Runner (one of my favorite movies), Aliens, and Tron. Syd’s work has spanned from architecture, vehicle design, interior to costumes, with his emphasis on blending unique ideals and futurism sets him apart from
a lot of other people.
“There are more people in the world who make things than there are people who think of things to make.”
- Syd Mead
nice little video Directed by Dustin Cohen on Brooklyn watchmaker David Sokosh. Brooklyn Watches are created in Brooklyn, New York and are only available through this website or in person at the Brooklyn Flea.
The Watchmaker from Dustin Cohen on Vimeo.
Chris Floyd a filmmaker, has made a number of great short films on some of the leading international style cats, for mens fashion destination, Mr Porter. The series called “The Way I Dress” lets designers,in this case fellow filmmaker Waris Ahluwalia, explain what style means to him.
Crealev (Creative Levitation Design)has developed multiple systems that are able to levitate objects. The modules consist of two magnet discs, and the top disc serves as a floatation plateau that can be integrated in objects. With this smart technology the company has created their own line of lamps, as well as collaborated with Nike on a few of their projects. There are also a few artist that have used the technology in sculptural pieces, as for instance the levitating Hoverboard project by the french artist Nils Guadagnin.
It all started when Lee Jeffries went to London to photograph a marathon, on the day before the race he decided to try some street photography. “Naively I trained my long lens on a young homeless girl huddled in a sleeping bag across the street. She spotted me of course and started to shout grabbing the attention of passersby. Immediately embarrassed, every fiber was telling me to turn around and walk away. I didn’t. Instead choosing to walk over, apologize and strike up a conversation. She inadvertently redefined my approach and sharpened my focus to something much more intimate.”
His perception about the homeless completely changed after that, and they quickly became the subjects of his art. Read more about the photographer here