You might think that everything that could go on a bike has been created already, but designers consistently come up with new wonders that can ride on two-wheels.
At its Savoir-Faire showcase at Milan's Salone del Mobile, ECAL (Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne) showed some such wonders. Its Savoir-Faire bike accessories included rain deflectors, a brake handle bell, a valve cap you can't lose, snow chains for tires, and cable-tie add-ons like a water bottle holder, bag hook, light, bell, and more. Unfortunately, they're not in production yet, but we'll take 'em as inspiration that the bike platform still holds opportunity for outfitting.
See more exciting design projects at ECAL.
Spring Selections. The Nothing Major staff shares its picks for Spring 2013.
Shoot from the hip and enjoy the moment. The Black Slim Devil camera is as unassuming as your camera phone, makes no noise, and eliminates the urge to spend 10 minutes obsessing over which filter to apply to your photo for Instagram. With the Black Silm Devil, you get what you get, but you might just love that.
Years ago, the cult-classic Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim camera was beloved for its uniquely vivid shots, light weight and kind pricepoint. The good people at SuperHeadz have reissued the rugged 35mm film camera under a new name. It's even made at the same factory as the original.
Also, at $30 and under, it won't break the bank. So get snapping.
Find out more at SuperHeadz.com
I'm kind of a retro-look-loving, modern-sound-liking guy on some level. Aren't we all? Oh, how I would love to give a good home to one of these soundpauli. upcycled speakers—from the sleazy neighborhood where the Beatles cut their gigging teeth. The duo of Markus Rilling & Jan Kuntoff take old boxes, speaker cases, and radios and refurbish them by hand into portable, battery-powered active speakers, all in their studio in the St. Pauli district of Hamburg, Germany. They also give them handles, so you can bring your Paul or Pauline anywhere you want, hook it up to your smartphone, computer, er, mini-disc player, and crank it up. Even better, if you have a box in mind (say one from Grandpa's attic), they'll give it the soundpauli. treatment—price negotiable.