Mar 29, 2010
PUBLIC bikes have been designed around the style and principles of the classic European bike. They encourage an upright posture and better visibility. We have two frame styles, both unisex, both made from strong, lightweight steel. Our bikes will come in four colors and three gear configurations (1, 3, 8-speed) all using internal hubs.
All PUBLIC bikes come with a comfortable seat, chain guard, fenders, kickstand and reflective stripes on tires for safer night riding. Prices will range from $650 to $1,200.
PUBLIC bikes will be available for sale when our full online store launches in early May 2010. Call or email us if you’d like more information.
Come By For A Test Ride
If you live in or are visiting the Bay Area, you are welcome to visit us at 123 South Park in San Francisco’s SoMa neighborhood to test ride a PUBLIC bike. All PUBLIC bike models are available now for test riding in San Francisco. Give us a call at 415-896-0123 to make an appointment.
If you live in or are visiting New York City, we’ll have our PUBLIC bikes available for test rides at the Tretorn Store at 150 Spring Street in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood in mid-May 2010.
Producer: public bikes
Mar 27, 2010
philippe starck, creator of high-tech lamps, modern-style furniture, and chic hotels, has revealed two highly-anticipated wind turbine designs for home use. “Revolutionair,” the sleek turbines were officially debuted after a lengthy 2 years of research and work. The “Revolutionair” turbine is “revolutionary” because they’re designed for homeowners. That means wind turbines in yards, gardens, or […]
Mar 26, 2010
Inventor and entrepreneur James Dyson used a defect in the Airblade drier as the springboard for an innovative table fan. what looks like a modern sculpture is actually a fan—with no blades. Dyson says the device came out of a defect in the Airblade, the energy-efficient hand drier for public restrooms that his company, Dyson, launched in 2006. Despite its jet-like exhaust, engineers noticed that the machine was trapping a lot of air inside. “We had no intention to make a fan,” he says. “But the failure made us curious. We asked, What could we do with this high-speed air?”
The new fan, branded the Dyson Air Multiplier, launched on Oct. 12 on Dyson.com. The 10-inch version sells for $299.99, while the 12-inch model sells for $329.99.
Mar 26, 2010
Ground – breaking lamp sets new bar for LED task lights.
Maybe LED is king until a newer technology proves otherwise. out with the bluish or yellow-tinged glare – the Element lamp produces neutral, 3500K white light (and very bright), with a large footprint. its single LED casts just one shadow, unlike other lamps that contain rows or clusters of LEDs creating multiple shadows on the work surface. The 60,000-hour bulb will probably never need replacing, but just in case, it is user serviceable. best of all, it consumes less than 7 watts of energy while vibrantly lighting up a tabletop.
An award-winner in design.
Price: $395 – 445 USD
Mar 25, 2010
Industrial. Creative. A sculpture? Quite fresh and unpredictable. An emergency laundry drier. Maybe a wall-hook for designer oven mitts? The Ciussai Radiator from Adhoc.
Designer: Stefano Ragaini and Giorgio Di Tullio
Mar 25, 2010
Mission Motors builds the world’s fastest electric production motorcycle, Mission One.
Designed for Mission Motors, the bike was unveiled at the TED 2009 conference at Long Beach, California, today.
The announcement formally debuts Mission Motors, a San Francisco-based company geared to redefine the world of performance motorcycles. The company was founded in 2007 by entrepreneurs Forrest North (CEO), Edward West (President), and Mason Cabot (VP of Engineering).
Building on their backgrounds in engineering, a desire to develop clean vehicles, and a passion for motorcycles, the Mission Motors founders developed a proprietary high energy lithium ion battery pack that could provide both the range and acceleration needed for a high performance sportbike. The company (named Hum Cycles at the time) placed second in the transportation category of the 2007 California Cleantech Open, the largest cleantech business plan competition on the West Coast.
Designer: Yves Behar of fuseproject
Producer: Mission Motors
Design award: brit insurance design award 2010
Mar 24, 2010
Porchdog House Prototype, Biloxi, Mississippi, (August 2009 Completion):
Biloxi Model Homes are affordable prototype houses designed for the Architecture for Humanity Model Home Program for families in East Biloxi whose houses were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. The proposition of raising a home up to 12’ above the ground disrupts the traditional notion of the Gulf Coast streetscape and affiliated porch culture. Compact with an efficient stacked living program, the metal-clad Porchdog house is raised above the ground and is essentially open at the ground level, but still incorporates a street level porch. Other ground-level elements are an entry stair, enclosed storage volume, and parking area. The Porchdog house is a refuge that still opens itself to the social structure of the city, minimizing its impact on the ground and while providing the requisite protection from a potential Category 4 storm surge event. Operable metal louvered shutters provide light control and storm security for aluminum framed window walls at the east and west elevations.
Designer: marlon blackwell, architect
Producer: bilox homes
2010 Brit Insurance Design Award—shortlist nominee
Mar 24, 2010
Complementary to the 360° chair and stool I have designed a simple storage container on castors. The container consists of a singular plastic (ABS) drawer unit which swivels out from a vertical pole to open. The 360° container is available with five or ten drawers and comes in various colors (black, white, orange, olive green, red, light grey).
Available as a collection of chair, stool, table and container.
Chair, stool and tables adjustable in height.
Frame in steel painted in epoxy resin. Seat in integral self-bearing polyurethane. Table tops in MDF.
Container on wheels in ABS.
Designer: konstantin grcic
Produced: 2010 / Italy
Mar 16, 2010
Citrus-squeezer in aluminum casting, mirror polished. Price: $96.00 USD Specifications: Diameter: 14 cm Dimensions: h. 29 cm Designer: philippe starck Producer: alessi
Mar 13, 2010
Stainless steel 40mm case
Dual analog display
Gray rubber strap
Water resistant up to 3ATM
Designer: philippe starck
Producer: kenmar watches
Retailer: style ceo