Ass Savers

A foldable, lightweight bike fender from Sweden that installs in seconds

It’s no secret that cyclists are particularly sensitive to the aesthetics of their rides—whether it’s a tried and true steel frame commuter or a state-of-the-art carbon fiber racer—yet adding anything to distract from the bike’s original form is generally avoided. However when the rain falls, a clunky set of fenders almost becomes an attractive option. Adding to the list of well-designed solutions (like the CH …

Oliberté

Socially and environmentally conscious quality leather footwear, made in Ethiopia from African materials

After spending several years working in the international aid community around Sub-Saharan Africa, frustration set in for Canadian Tal Dehtiar. Money intended to stimulate struggling economies seemed to dissipate with little to show for it in terms of large-scale change in the lives of everyday people. Aiming to create a business that is at once economically, socially and environmentally sustainable, Dehitar founded Oliberté in 2009, …

The Floyd Leg

Create an instant table with this ingenious invention

by Emily Bihl Furnishing a new home can be a daunting task for anyone, but for those who tend to regularly relocate, it’s an even greater challenge. Furniture shopping oftentimes inspires a special blend of dread and guilt at the thought of having to transport new purchases, or leave them behind. Faced with this problem, designers Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell created the Floyd Leg; …