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Changing the world, one invisible bicycle helmet at a time.

There’s something so badass about two people totally re-imagining a product that has only slightly changed since its wide adoption in the ‘70s. Add in a dash of community skepticism and an industrial design master thesis, and you’ve got yourself a revolutionary recipe! After Swedish helmet laws got more strict, Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin decided the world was ready for an invisible bicycle helmet that people actually wanted to wear. Many said it was impossible, which pushed them to prove everyone wrong. Seven years (and many middle fingers) later, the Hövding is here. While the price tag doesn’t favor budgetarians, safety has never been sexier.

Invisible Bicycle Helmet

Images: Hövding

Make love to the canvas.

First Mr. Rogers, now Bob Ross! Who knew auto-tune and afros could rule my world. And, is it just me, or did PBS step up their game this year? Happy little trees indeed.

Skyscrapers take amusement park rides to the next level

Ever wondered what it’d be like to soar through the air on carnival swings around the Empire State Building? Me neither, but after discovering this video, I’m totally game! Fernando Livschitz of Black Sheep Films created a big city wonderland of sorts by merging NYC attractions with Luna Park rides, and the results are pretty spectacular. Electric Spin on the BK Bridge? Don’t mind if I do.

Get on your bikes and ride!

This Tuesday, our awesome friends at Orange & Park are gathering at Star Park in Coronado for the 3rd Annual Circumnavigation in San Diego! Last year, Kiran and I had a blast cruising the coast and chuckling at that one dude who decided it’d be a brilliant idea to bring his ‘80s boom box along for the ride. Good times. Remember, nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride, so grab your helmet and can cage of choice, and see you out there at 6:30 tomorrow evening!

Talk nerdy to me.

When it comes to badges, candy and boys, I like ‘em nerdy. Naturally, I’m smitten with this series of illustrations by Nicole Martinez, which combines two of my favorite things: wordplay and geekisms. More Nerdy Dirty and portfolio goodness here. [via Design You Trust]

Holiday Matinee’s May Mixtape!

This month marks three full years of Holiday Matinee mixtapes! We’ve always had fun putting them together and we owe a big hi-five and thanks to everyone who finds the time to listen and share – we know there’s heaps out there to choose from. This month we have new tracks from Yeasayer, Rocky Votolato and Childish Gambino, but why not open with some funnies from two very funny dudes?

When Creatives COLLIDE

While hundreds of San Diegans flock to the middle of nowhere to party with Snoop Dogg this weekend, the rest of us will be getting our fun on right here in this neck of the woods. Our homies at Sezio and LWP Group are joining forces this Saturday for one intimate evening of art, music and awesomeness at the newly revamped Community @ Carnegie building in East Village. There might not be any spilling of crystals at COLLIDE, but we will be gettin’ down on some local craft beer and cocktails, as well as some tasty morsels from the best food truck in our fair city.

Oh, and did I mention the sickest lineup of local artists will be there too? I mean, if this sneak peek of the EXIST1981 installations and giant Carnegie stencil doesn’t get you pumped, you should probably pack your headbands and moccasins, and hitch a ride to Indio this weekend instead.

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