REV’IT Humanizes Technical Motorcycle Apparel

The Dutch brand's various trademark styles also signpost technical innovation

Motorcycle apparel—which has to be protective, breathable and move with a rider—isn’t just demanding to design, it’s also difficult to make look appealing. With all the tech needed to protect from sun, rain, wind, debris and the road itself, much of the gear looks almost absurd when riders step three feet from the motorcycle. Not to mention, styles borrowed from the military can send all …

Pittsburgh Firm mossArchitects Revamps Thai Restaurant Pusadee’s Garden

Recently reopened, the minimal, modern outpost features its own built-in bookends

Upper Lawrenceville Thai restaurant Pusadee’s Garden pleased Pittsburgh diners until closing in 2017 for what they called “a major renovation.” Plans were in the works for a total revamp. Locals opined over how long they imagined the idyllic, though relatively DIY, spot would remain shuttered—and what exactly the renovations would look like. Publications pondered the same questions until a poster taped inside the restaurant’s front …

ABIBOO’s Cliff-Face Concept City for Mars

Designed for the non-profit Mars Society, architecture studio ABIBOO’s Nüwa concept city represents a permanent, self-sufficient settlement built into a cliff face on the Red Planet. ABIBOO believes the vertical habitat could be built in 2054, using Martian materials and house 250,000 people. The studio worked with the with scientific group SONet to address several technical details. Nüwa, which ABIBOO refers to as the “future …