Archive for September, 2009

More orchestra than instrument

If Beethoven only knew, he’d probably be turning in his grave. This Frankenstein monster of an instrument, built by Diego Stocco, is one part violin, one part viola, one part cello, crammed on to the body of a double bass. He calls it the Experibass. Check out this video of him playing it in every way imaginable, it’s actually really incredible.

Making city streets safer for bikes

With Dave in NYC this week, I thought I’d share this video about a project in NY that has made the Sands Street approach to the Manhattan Bridge safer and more enjoyable for bicyclists. It’s smart, urban planning that improves the quality of life and reminds us that cities were not made just to accommodate automobiles. Just sayin’.

Would you sport this watch?

Greek designer Alexandros Stasinopoulos is either smoking a lot of weed or enjoys confusing the way we tell time. This is hit latest concept watch, Ora. More wacky images can be digested on Design Boom.

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