23 Oct
Forget the arm chair, it's a cranium chair

Chics in Design is a Hong Kong-based design house that has come with a specific, limited-color-palette knitting pattern for a distinctive look to their household furnishings. Priding themselves on being a “crazy, dreamy but happy bunch of people,” why wouldn’t they construct a human skull that you can open up and sit on? Now you can read the morning […]


30 Nov
Exclusive $3,500 bike features Kevlar-reinforced racing tires

The last time we mentioned Derringer Cycles it was to introduce you to their Bespoke Collection of hand built, unique motorcycle/bicycle hybrids. This time they’ve hooked up with luxury furniture retailer Restoration Hardware for an exclusive limited edition motorbike that looks like vintage 2-wheeler from the 1920s. Like all Derringer Cycles, functionality is primary in […]


10 Oct
FIAT's diminutive Italian imp gets 300 horsepower boost

The FIAT 500 is presently the best designed ultra compact car on the market, and it’s finally available in America. But the version we’re getting imported has just a measly 101 hps, with an Abarth 133 hp tuned version coming in early 2012. But besting that output by a significant amount is Italian tuner Romeo […]


3 Oct
Modular Seating system by Studio Lawrence

While we’ve invited you to sit your ass down on a Space Invader, a Giant Rubiks Cube, a Twizzler and some Hay, perhaps it’s time to consider a Tetris-like seating arrangement for your derriere. Studio Lawrence‘s “To Gather” seating arrangements by designers Patrick de Louwere and Bart Eijking, premiered at the London Design Festival, are engineered […]


17 Aug
Ultralight Sportback & Spyder for congested urban spaces

Audi today unveiled a brand new electric concept vehicle squarely aimed at the urban market. The ultra-lightweight compact Audi Urban Concept features a standout 1+1 seating arrangement which allocates two seats staggered back-to-back, ideal for congested urban spaces. The green vehicle will offer both a Sportback model and a Spyder variant, which combine “elements of […]


28 Jun
The fastest front-wheel-drive car ever timed at Nurburgring

Renault’s Megane R.S. Trophy is now the venerable French marque’s fastest car ever produced, establishing a blistering lap time at Nurburgring of 8 minutes 7.97 seconds — the record for a front-wheel drive car (eclipsing the record established by its predecessor, the Megane R.S., which clocked in at 8 minutes 17 secs). Unfortunately for all […]


24 Jun
Fiat returns to America with its utterly lovable 500 Cinquecento

When Fiat vanished from US shores almost 30 years ago, the brand shrunk back to Italy under a most embarrassing cloud — its tailpipe tucked shamefully between its wobbly rear wheels, headlights sad and filled with shame. The “Fix It Again Tony” acronym long cemented in the American psyche via a parade of flimsy, shop-prone […]


3 Jun
Grab a seat on the stool made from newspapers or periodicals

The NJUStudio Hockenheim stool, as it’s called, is a DIY’ers dream come true. Recyclers around the world can rejoice in knowing this newest piece of furniture is made up in part by old magazines that might otherwise be thrown in the trash, and hoarders might rejoice in knowing their library of old Vanity Fairs can […]