WikiCells

Biomimicry spawns edible packaging for food and cocktails

In an innovative approach to consuming with minimal waste, Harvard Professor David Edwards and his team have developed WikiCells, self-contained, edible packaging for liquids, mousses and emulsions. The membrane that houses the various WikiCells flavors is made from vegetal elements, with a taste deliberately paired to match its contents. What started as an experiment to reduce the waste from packaging on food delivered to impoverished …

Triumph Speed Twin Concept

Two budding designers turn a classic motorcycle into a modern work of art

For their final year project while studying transport design at Northumbria University in Newcastle, budding English designers Roy Norton and Tom Kasher wanted to create a bike that would borrow from the past while looking to the future. The result—an exceptionally sleek take on the classic Triumph Speed Twin, kitted out with girder forks and signature quilted Barbour fabric on the seat. The duo met …

Broached Commissions

Prison, wooden spikes and bedrock in an Australian design collective's first history-based collection

When it came time for a concept to drive new design consortium Broached Commissions, rather than turn to exotic, far-flung influences, the firm looked to much more provincial sources—literally their backyard. Founded by Creative Director Lou Weis, the Melbourne-based collective includes three permanent designers, Trent Jansen, Adam Goodrum and Charles Wilson, who collaborate with an annually rotating cast of contributors on products related to Australian …

Aeroshot Pure Energy

Calorie-free caffeine inhalers with more kick than a strong cup of Joe

In an age when medical marvels such as inhalable vaccines are becoming more widely available, it’s only logical that this convenient medium converges with the global energy drink boom. While increasingly smaller forms span shot-like bottles (R.I.P. Nos) to dissolving strips, Aeroshot’s inhalable caffeine has some notable advantages. This new paradigm packs B vitamins and 100 milligrams of caffeine, equivalent to that in a large …

Hedgehog

Beijing's underground rock powerhouse returns to the States

A standout in Beijing’s underground rock scene (learn more about it from our story on five other bands) returns to the U.S. this month for a few shows in NYC before swinging through the South. Hedgehog, formed in 2005, is one of the most notorious and popular groups to come out of China in recent years. The country’s indie rock movement gained steam in Beijing …