VanMoof’s First Hyperbike Aims to Redefine City Mobility

Fitted with greater speed and power, the VanMoof V builds toward a bike-first future

Innovative Dutch e-bike brand VanMoof are no strangers to pushing the boundaries of electric bikes, which means their recently announced and first ever hyperbike, the VanMoof V, should come as no surprise. The $3,598 vehicle—currently available for purchase through invite-only reservations or ultimately through a waitlist—is the fastest e-bike VanMoof has released and is geared for longer commutes. With greater speed and power, the VanMoof …

Personal Style as Protest in Nigeria’s Alté Movement

Since 2014, a youth subculture—the alté movement—has been dedicated to breaking societal conventions in order to challenge many of Nigeria’s conservative beliefs. Now, the movement’s protesting in the form of fashion. Daring make-up, bold hair styles and colors, flesh-revealing apparel, fur, feminist slogans and “nail polish on the fingers of boys and those who identify as male” are all on the list of the gender- …

Mami Wata’s Proudly African Surf Apparel is Revolutionizing The Surf Industry

Incorporating folklore and sayings from Indigenous communities, Mami Wata's striking patterns capture the undeniable spirit of Africa

Mami Wata (meaning “mama water” in West African pidgin English) is a guardian water spirit, venerated throughout Africa. Legend has it that those she takes as her lovers return to land more beautiful and successful than before—a fitting lore for the surf apparel brand that is not only named after the spirit, but whose garments, embodying African traditions and cultures, crowned the surf label as …