Pingbell Brings the Traditional Bike Bell To Present Day

More than a signal for alerting pedestrians, it's a device that tracks position

In bike-friendly cities, more often than not, one’s ride is stored in a sea of other bikes, or in the closest place available—which might not be the easiest to remember. One year ago, Amsterdam-based studio FROLIC proposed a simple solution: a discreet app-connected smart bicycle bell. After interest from buyers, manufacturers and even distributors, and six months of product development, they’ve just launched the result, …

Blunt + Tile Smart Umbrella

With an internet connection, this indestructible offering becomes hard to lose

Over the past few weeks we’ve toted around Blunt Umbrellas‘ latest offering, the Blunt XS_Metro + Tile. The brand initially drew attention for its sharp looks and patented indestructible design (the first patent on an umbrella sine 1922 except for the addition of vents in the ’80s), and since the team stepped up their game and partnered with GPS tracking app Tile. Blunt places the …

Andy Warhol and William Morris Unite

Vitra goes to Africa, the Indienet, a people's history of coffee and more in our look at the web this week

“Love is Enough”—opening this December at Modern Art Oxford—brings together an unlikely pair: artists William Morris and Andy Warhol. And while they might not seem like the most obvious of exhibition mates, curator Jeremy Deller (himself a Turner Prize-winning artist) makes clear that they are most certainly a natural fit. Both were print fanatics who chartered new ground in mass production, and both fixated on …