Closca’s Collapsible Bike Helmet

The Kickstarted bike helmet, now available to the public, folds flat to store easily between rides

What deters many from strapping on a helmet before biking to the grocery store or utilizing a city’s bike-share program is oftentimes the burden of carrying around the bulky (but potentially life-saving) accessory after the bike is parked. Here’s where the foldable bike helmet from Valencia, Spain-based start-up Closca comes in, one of the few European models that complies with US safety requirements. The Closca …

Volvo’s Inflatable Car-Seat Concept

With a pioneering push, the automobile company envisions an easily transportable safety chair for kids

There’s no denying that the past 12 months have seen Volvo shake its former stereotype as a reflection of Sweden itself (safe, reliable, unremarkable perhaps) and replace it with a whole new appearance; one that now reflects Sweden’s intangible coolness, with the Van Damme Epic Spits film and, internally in Sweden itself, a series of sprawling, grand advertisements blending Sweden’s dramatic landscape with the likes …

Bell Bullitt Motorcycle Helmet

Blending the old and the new seamlessly, a new powersports icon is born

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 60 years since the first polystyrene helmet was made by Bell Auto Parts owner Roy Richter—a man who had seen too many friends lost to auto racing, and decided to do something about it. And while safety standards and government certifications have certainly evolved during this time, aesthetically-speaking, the classic full-face Bell Star 120 that reigned supreme in …