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Cylo One Bike

New to the Portland, Oregon bike scene, Cylo is a startup co-founded by American-French brothers Eric and Antoine Duvauchelle. Combining the American word “cycle” with its French equivalent “vélo,” the company name invokes both cultures, and their first release, the aptly named Cylo One, draws from both. The urban bike is American-made, although its lightweight aluminum frame was collaboratively developed with ARRO.studio in Paris, France. In addition to the distinctly ...

Mahali Mzuri Safari Resort

Designed by Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Limited Edition, Mahali Mzuri is a resort safari camp located west of Nairobi, Kenya, inside the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. The resort is made up of twelve tented suites and accepts just twenty-four guests at a time, guaranteeing low-density tourism and minimizing the impact on the surrounding environment. In the name of sustainability and community responsibility, the elevated tents echo local architecture and are ...

Smog Bicyclettes X Atelier de l’Armée

Designed as a collaboration between Smog Bicyclettes and Atelier de l’Armée, this limited edition bike series outfits Smog Bicyclettes frames with vintage military backpacks and roll kits. Each fixed gear bike is hand-painted in a Swedish army camouflage pattern and finished with rich details such as the Tibaut Malet handlebar and brown leather Brooks saddle. Integrated into the design, the backpack and roll kits are made of leather and fabric ...

Motorola Moto 360 Watch

The latest in Android Wear, the Motorola Moto 360 is a handsome smartwatch that masquerades as a traditional timepiece. The round face gives the design a classic look, and the three-hand movement and two-register chronograph make the Moto 360 fully functional as a wristwatch. When activated with a tap or an incoming notification, the face seamlessly transforms into a high-resolution screen. Set for release in summer of this year, the ...

Floating Skate Ramp

Pro skater Bob Burnquist invented a skating ramp that floats on water. Made in collaboration with a team of designers and craftsmen, including Jerry Blohm and Jeff King, the ramp took three hundred hours of work to complete and weighs in at 7,300 lbs, all held together with 1,250 screws. Sponsored by Visit California’s project Dream365, the ramp can be found gracing Lake Tahoe.  Photography by Myles McGuinness

Food Maps

Inspired by culinary tourism, artists Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves arranged and photographed food in geographic shapes. The “Food Maps” they made depict countries, sovereign states, and continents with a myriad of foods that are significant if not native to the specific culture. Spices represent India, pasta-ready fruits and vegetables make up the boot of Italy, and shrimp take the shape of Australia, just to name a few from the ...

Hotel Bikini Berlin

The newest old city on the continent, Berlin’s architectural modernization reflects historic necessity and prospective assurance. Construction cranes crowd the skies. Restored cathedrals stand adjacent to glittering high rises. Berlin’s DNA rebuilt from the ground up. The Hotel Bikini Berlin by hotel group 25hours and architectural firm KEC Architects achieved a remarkable feat. Hotels with personality are rare, those with easement – rarer still. Through thoughtful design, Hotel Bikini Berlin ...

CLUB by Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon’s CLUB revises the traditional gentlemen’s club look, infusing the collection of furniture and accessories with multicultural influences and modern, almost futuristic vision. Made for work and play, CLUB includes everything from lighting to cocktail shakers, all dressed to the nines in rich colors and metallic finishes. Looking through the preview, one will find floor lamps inspired by traditional Indian water vessels, industrial pendant lamps with automotive flair, and ...

A Family’s Vacation Home on the Isle of Tiree

After forty-odd years of vacationing on Scotland’s Isle of Tiree, Dave and Liz Kerr invested in beachfront property. They bought a blackhouse with the intention of renovating, but, soon, their fixer-upper was revealed to be so deeply in ruin that it had to be torn down. Starting from scratch, they wanted to create a space where they could live five months out of the year and entertain guests, including their ...

Dublin: City of Beer, Art, and Design

Dublin is perhaps most widely known for Guinness’s famous stout, which was born in the city more than two centuries ago. But, there is even more to Ireland’s metropolis than time-honored good brews. Dublin has a rich contemporary art and design scene as well. Check out this trio of recent work that exemplifies the distinct flavor of the #homeofguinness. Created by Clare and Gar for the Irish Design Shop, this ...