French designer Philippe Starck and car company Peugeot have unveiled a prototype bicycle crossed with a scooter, designed for a free cycle scheme in Bordeaux, France. As part of efforts to integrate bicycles into its public transport system, the city of Bordeaux asked locals to submit design suggestions for an urban bike. Philippe Starck took their ideas and worked with Peugeot to develop a scooter and bicycle hybrid called Pibal, which means “baby eel”. (via Pibal bicycle by Philippe Starck and Peugeot)
Custom bike building is a long game. It’s easy to make a short-term splash, but difficult to keep the momentum going over several years. In Europe, there are a handful of companies with the requisite grit and vision, and the Wrenchmonkees are one of them. This Triumph Thruxton is the 68th bike to roll out of their Copenhagen workshop. (via Wrenchmonkees Triumph Thruxton | Bike EXIF)
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People charged with the murders of almost 100 people can be linked to a single far-right website, according to a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
The White Nationalist web forum Stormfront.org says it promotes values of “the embattled white minorit …
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It’s undeniably ridiculous but it’s hard not to be charmed by the Disk36 by E1+E4, a cabinet inspired by the classic game Connect Four.
Designed by Luca Valota, it’s deliberately intended to imitate the game - first sold in 1974 - from its blue grid to the yellow and red tokens. However, this cabinet is made from lacquered polished MDF rather than plastic and stands at a slightly more imposing two metres. And within the grid you get nine different cupboards, meaning it’s vaguely practical too.
But it doesn’t just look like Connect Four, you can actually play the game using the cabinet as each counter twists free and can be moved around, or taken out entirely as you can see on the image below.
It’s priced at 7200 euros or just under £6000 pounds (shipping from Italy, however, is free worldwide) so it looks like it’ll be a while before these are as common as the game in people’s homes. Even more so, as it’s limited to an edition of 70. (via Retro To Go: Connect Four cabinet: Disk36 by E1 E4)
Building designer Dane Richardson of Dane Design Australia has recently completed P048, a family home located in Dunsborough, Western Australia. (via P048 House by Dane Design Australia » CONTEMPORIST)
Well out of our price range, but we still admire the look of this 1940s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Los Angeles, California. That price? $7,195,000, which would make it a tough call even with a Lotto win. (via On the market: 1940s Richard Neutra-designed modernist property in Los Angeles, California, USA « WowHaus)
The Nannup Holiday house forms part of a wandering path through the landscape from Perth to Nannup. (via Nannup Holiday House / Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects | ArchDaily)
Secret World Wildlife Rescue Center, a wildlife rehabilitation center in South West England, is busy taking care of spring’s first badger cubs. The four rescued cubs were all found orphaned or abandoned, but they’re in good hands now. The first cub was named Hovis, after a UK brand of flour and bread, because the six-week old cub was about the size of a loaf of bread. Since they usually go with a theme for naming badger cubs, the following rescues have been named Pannini, Warby, 50/50 and Nimble. (via Rescued Badgers Snuggle Up at Secret World Wildlife Rescue Center - ZooBorns)
It’s an impressive house, but the big selling point of this Sadler Brown-designed coastal modernist property in Seaton, Devon is definitely the view. In addition to that, you also have a roof terrace, balconies and terraces, a secluded hot tub area, a lawned garden and an integrated double garage. If that appeals, the asking price is £2,350,000. (via On the market: Sadler Brown-designed coastal modernist property in Seaton, Devon « WowHaus)
One of the earliest built works of Richard Meier, The Saltzman House, completed in 1969, is one of several Meier-designed residences that exhibits his signature style: absolute whiteness, geometric composition, and the prominence of light. With a heavy early-Modernist influence, the Saltzman House captures the purity of form and space seen in the projects of Le Corbusier. (via AD Classics: Saltzman House / Richard Meier & Partners Architects | ArchDaily)