Preliminary High Line Designs Unveiled

Friends of the High Line unveiled yesterday the preliminary designs for converting the old elevated rail to a public space. Created by Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the designs are focused on the first stretch of the project– Gansevoort Street to W 15th Street in Manhattan. The intent is to keep it simple, wild, quiet and slow. Finding quiet in NYC is pretty …

Shift Bicycle

Shift Bicycle was designed by Scott Shim, Ryan Lightbody and Matt Grossman, and it won them top honors in a bicycle design competition held by the Taiwanese Government. The technology is simple, the back paired wheels come together by an articulated hub when the bike is in motion–but when it’s still they spread apart for stability. via Engadget

Stanley Vacuum Bottle: Pastel Color for Spring

Vacuum Bottle. In fact, the company had women in mind when they revamped its classic half-quart stainless steel canister. Stanley released a new version, updating the almost-century-old thermos by streamlining the vacuum seal, widening the opening for easy drinking and adding ice cubes and introducing three new colors to join the classic green – all pastels: pink, light blue and violet. Now soccer moms and …