Fifty Bicycles That Changed the World

London's Design Museum chronicles two-wheel transportation at its finest

Short of material innovation and aesthetic refinement, the bicycle as we know it has changed very little since its early days of development in the late 19th century. However slight, the evolution of the world’s most widely used mode of transportation is not one to overlook. To document the most significant iterations to reach market, London’s Design Museum recently published the aptly named “Fifty Bicycles …

Commemoration

Memories preserved in the physical form by UK design grad Greg Smith

Commemoration, a range of poetic capsules designed by recent Kingston University grad Greg Smith, preserves nostalgia in a tangible realm. Smith’s elegantly crafted airtight vessels “preserve traces of personal scents to trigger memories” after a person has passed away. The secular series not only allows for greater personal sentiment, but it also puts a modern spin on conventional rituals like keeping cremated ashes in an …

Heineken Open Design Explorations: The Club

The future of nightlife as conceived by a cross-disciplinary team of club-going creatives

“We wanted to show design in action, not on a pedestal,” said Heineken’s Global Head of Design Mark van Iterson as he walked us through “The Club”, the first project of their Open Design Explorations, a pop up nightclub in the Tortona district during Milan’s Design Week. He wasn’t kidding around. The culmination of a year’s work, it represents an ambitious collaborative research and design …