TAUR’s Innovative, Forward-Facing Stance Electric Road Scooter

From its aircraft-grade aluminum alloy frame and bigger wheels comes improved control and durability in the category

Most electric scooters rely on the kick-push method of propulsion and rider orientation. Situated partially sideways, with one foot behind the other, the rider directs the scooter forward. Once a speed threshold is reached, the electric-powered motor takes over. This provides enough stability to maneuver sidewalks and side streets, but reaching top speed alongside traffic can prove hazardous. As such, TAUR‘s innovative new electric road …

Almost Object’s Simple Stretch Clock

Available on Kickstarter now, a rubber band that transforms everyday objects into time-telling tools

Almost Object founder and designer Nicholas Baker attributes his newest release to an emerald-colored marble slab he found on the sidewalk in his Brooklyn neighborhood. He took the discarded material home—as he often does, he explains—and let it marinate in his space. After a while, an idea hit: he’d wrap the slab in a timekeeping mechanism, transforming the decorative element into a clock. Keeping the …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The transformation of a legendary Berlin nightclub, political billboard art, virtual museums and more from around the web

The International Council of Museums Continues to Question What Defines a Museum The International Council of Museums is on an international crusade to answer the question “what is a museum?” in an effort to update their definition—one that hasn’t changed much since the ’70s. The Paris-based non-profit works on behalf of museums everywhere and, according to Rick West (president of the Autry National Center of …