星期三, 六月 10, 2009





“Floating Garden” by Benjamin Graindorge

The fish tank is a microcosm that reflects human concerns: within the finite space of its architecture the main issue that conditions the well-being of its inhabitants is waste management.

“Floating Garden” by Benjamin Graindorge and Duende Studio brings an innovative solution to the daily maintenance constraints of freshwater aquariums with a filtering system that is 100% natural: a cushion of sand + plants that adapts to each and every model. Its recycling principle based on hydroponics does away with the chore of regular water changes and proposes a new domestic- scale typology, between the decorative glass vase and the water purifying plant.

Michel Bussien’s Growing Chair is Deep-Seated in Nature

More ironic than practical, Swiss designer Michel Bussien’s Growing Chair evokes pertinent ideas for the 21st century: nature trapped within the confines of man, manicured at his whim, or a specimen preserved behind glass - like fossils in a museum. On the other hand, when I look at the Growing Chair, I see the proliferation of life despite artificial boundaries. But, perhaps it’s something much simpler than that - a lush little greenhouse with a seat to enjoy it?

The chair resides on a rolling planter with willow trees growing from each leg. Russian vine wraps around the willow branches for a full greenery effect. As Bussien elaborates in his Nature Manifesto, the chair represents a reconvergence of man and nature. Bussien calls for a movement forward, in which we use the complexity of nature in our creations, allowing us to reconnect with that from which we evolved. A thought provoking idea indeed, though we’re not sure the Growing Chair will be taking root anytime soon at your nearest DWR.

我们也许不用破坏它 扼杀它 只要指引它 它就可以造福人类

可能是更妙 更温柔可爱的成果

Leffot Store by Front Studio

Front Studio projected the renovation of this corner retail space in New York for the luxury men’s shoe store, Leffot, that began with an unusual idea for displaying shoes: a dining table.

In the center of the space sits a hand crafted ash dining table. Hanging above the table is a chandelier delicately constructed as an organic metal bramble of branches.

A glossy ebony branch wallpaper pattern rises out of classic black painted wainscot panels. Various shades of inky blacks provide a dramatic backdrop to the modern white slip-covered furniture.

The playful dialogue between modern and traditional effectively creates a bold yet serene backdrop for the main star: the shoes.

星期四, 五月 21, 2009



星期六, 五月 16, 2009




Jonas Trampedach为他的新设计取了个极其诙谐的名字:茶袋棺材。顾名思义,茶袋棺材专门用来放置来不及清理掉的茶袋

这个设计很聪明 很简单

吃完快餐的一次性餐具如果能很好的包容住食物残渣 并可compact 或 combine成为一体
而省去另外再找垃圾袋去收拾它们 想必是一件大家都喜爱的方式 环保又简单

小灵感:汉堡 可乐 薯条套餐的三个容器以及吸管餐纸等 在吃完后可以全部装在其中的任意一件中并且容纳食物残渣 成为一个不再庞大杂乱的垃圾压缩包 无论丢进办公桌边的小纸篓(节省空间) 还是带出去丢到家门外的垃圾车(方便带出去) 都方便不少 干净不少 还省了垃圾袋。

星期五, 五月 15, 2009

CLIX Wheel Release System

CLIX Wheel Release System




The two cranks, one on each side and usually mounted 180° out of phase, connect the bottom bracket axle to the pedals.


Bicycle cranks can vary in length to accommodate different sized riders. Major manufacturers typically offer crank lengths for adult riders from 165 mm to 180 mm long in 2.5 mm increments, with 170 mm cranks being the most common size. A few small specialty manufacturers also make bicycle cranks in a number of sizes smaller than 165 mm and longer than 180 mm. While logic would suggest that riders with shorter legs should use proportionally shorter cranks and those with longer legs should use proportionally longer cranks, this is not universally accepted. Very few scientific studies have examined the effect of crank length on sustained cycling performance and the studies' results have been mixed. A detailed exploration of the logical basis of proportional bicycle crank length can be found on the web here. Several formulas exist to calculate appropriate crank length for various riders, one from the most often cited crank length website can be found here. However, the exact length an individual cyclist feels most comfortable with may vary depending on the rider's cycling specialty. Bicycle riders typically prefer shorter cranks for higher cadence cycling such as criterium and track racing, while riders typically prefer longer cranks for lower cadence cycling such as time trial racing and mountain biking.


Cranks are constructed of either an aluminum alloy, titanium, carbon fiber, chromoly steel, or some less expensive steel. Tubular steel cranks (such as Tioga's Revolver) can be light and very strong, are usually found on bmx bikes, and are slowly finding their way to mountain bikes (Dirt jumping and Urban assault) . Aluminum cranks may be cast, hot forged or cold forged ("cold" in this context means the billet from which the crank is to be made is heated to a specified temperature well below the melting point, not room temperature). Cold forging gives the metal additional strength, and the cranks can therefore be made lighter without increasing the risk of breakage. Shimano "Hollowtech" aluminum cranks are made by forging the main arms around a hard steel insert which is then withdrawn, leaving an internal void to save weight. They are then welded up before final machining.


There are a variety of methods used to attach the crank to the bottom bracket axle or spindle.

* Older crank use a wedge-shaped pin, called a cotter pin, for attachment to the bottom bracket spindle.
* Newer cranks slide onto
o a square tapered spindle. The taper is 2 degrees with respect to the centerline.[5] There are at least two non-interchangeable dimensions (Shimano and Campagnolo have competing standards in square taper, though most parts made by other manufacturers are to the Shimano standard), and two orientations: diamond and square.
o a hexagonal tapered spindle (Tune components cranks are an example)
o splined bottom bracket spindle with two prominent specifications, and numerous uncommon ones. The ISIS spline may be the most common splined standard as it was decided on and supported by several companies. Shimano's Octalink is a common proprietary standard. It comes in two forms - version one for XTR, 105, Ultegra and Dura Ace and version two for every other groupset such as XT, LX and Deore. Truvative and DMR also have their own proprietary spline interface standards.

The crankarms are pressed into place and prevented from squirming off via fretting by a bolt or nut installed into or onto the axle of the bottom bracket.[6] The head of the bolt or the nut sit inside a counterbore that is also threaded to accept a crank puller tool. The counterbore is often covered with a dust cover.

* Even newer designs have the bottom bracket axle, usually hollow and larger diameter than is possible for BB's with bearings held inside the BB shell of a bike frame, for reduced weight and increased stiffness, permanently attached to the right crank ([Shimano] and others) or the left crank (Race Face). The left crank slides onto a spline and is tightened with one or more pinch bolts (Shimano) or is pressed onto a spline by a bolt on the BB axle axis (Race Face).
* Some cranks have a many as 48 splines, such as Profile Design.
* The latest from Campagnolo, called Ultra-TorqueTM, has each crank permanently attached to one half of the axle (called semi-axles) which then join in the middle of the bottom bracket with a Hirth joint and a bolt.[7]
* Certain companies such as Cannondale (BB30 open standard, introduced in 2000) have made their own completely proprietary BB standards requiring changes in the BB shell of the bicycle frame in order to accommodate the bottom bracket/crank design. The open BB30 standard is gaining popularity on high end bicycle and component manufacturers (Zipp, Specialized, FSA).
* Finally, many children's bikes and older, or less-expensive bikes have one-piece cranks where the two cranks and bottom bracket spindle are forged as one piece of steel (see photograph above).

To the pedals
Fracture of an aluminium crank. Bright: brittle fracture. Dark: fatigue fracture.

Crank arms have a threaded hole (or "eye") at their outboard end to accommodate the pedal spindle. Adult or multi-piece cranks have a 9/16 inch hole with 20 TPI (a combination that appears to be unique to this application). One-piece or children's cranks use a 1/2 inch hole. Some crank on children's bikes have more than one pedal hole so that the pedal can be moved to accommodate growth.

The right-side (usually the chain side) hole is right-hand threaded, and the left-side hole is left-hand (reverse) threaded to help prevent it from becoming unthreaded by an effect called precession.

Pedal spindles are hard steel, and gradually fret and erode the crankarm where the two meet. This can eventually be a cause of crank breakage, which commonly occurs at the pedal eye. Some manufacturers advise the use of a thin steel washer between the pedal and crank, but this is ineffective because the hard washer frets against the crank instead. A solution, suggested by Jobst Brandt, is to use a 45 degree taper at the surface where crank and pedal meet, as this would eliminate precession-induced fretting and loosening (it is already done for most automobile lug nuts for the latter reason). However, this would require manufacturers to change a well-established standard which currently allows most pedals to be fitted to most cranks.


On older styles, the spider—the multi-armed piece that connects the chainring to the bottom bracket axle—was a separate piece from the crank arm. The most common modern cranks have an integrated spider on the drive-side crank arm. However, Middleburn, TA, and Surly currently produce cranks with separate detachable spiders, enabling a wide variety of chainring patterns to be used with the same cranks.

Spiders usually have 4 or 5 arms, although some models have had as few as 3 and many as 10 arms with 6 having been popular in the past.[8]

Bolt circle diameter (BCD)

Many modern bicycles have removable chainrings, to allow for replacement when worn, or to change the gear ratio provided (although the change is limited).

The holes on the spider arms used for attaching a chainring can have a variety of dimensions, referred to as the bolt circle diameter, commonly abbreviated as BCD. This measurement is sometimes referred to as pitch-circle diameter (PCD). Cranks designed to mount one or two chainrings will almost always use a single bolt circle diameter. Cranks designed to mount three chainrings will almost always use two different bolt circle diameters; the larger to mount the two outer rings and the smaller to mount the inner ring. Most modern two-chainring cranks use either a 110mm or 130mm bolt circle diameter.

Bolt circle diameters of common "named" cranks:

144 BCD (Gebhardt)
Road double
130 BCD (Shimano, Gebhardt and others), or 135 (Campagnolo)
Road triple
130/74 BCD (Shimano and others), or 135/74 BCD (Campagnolo)
Compact/touring double
110 BCD or (Campagnolo carbon 4x110/1x113 BCD, Gebhardt)
Compact/touring triple
110/74 BCD
Mountain bike (4 arm)
104/64 BCD (Gebhardt)
Mountain bike (5 arm standard)
110/74 BCD
Mountain bike (5 arm compact)
94/58 BCD

For an extensive list of bolt circle diameters and their applications, see Sheldon Brown's Bolt Circle Diameter Crib Sheet.

A Shimano chainring, detached from right crank

Chainrings (also called "chainwheels" or "sprockets", although sprocket is used this way mostly in the BMX community[3]) engage the chain to transfer power to the (usually rear) wheel. They usually have teeth spaced to engage every link of the chain as it passes over; however, in the past, some designs (called skip-tooth or inch-pitch) have had one tooth for every other link of the chain.[9]


By convention, the largest chainring is outboard and the smallest is inboard. Chainrings vary in size from as few as 20 teeth to as many as 55 or potentially more.

Chainrings also come in several nominal widths:

* 3/16" for old-time bikes (especially skip-tooth or inch-pitch), heavy duty BMX, Worksman, and exercise bikes
* 1/8" for track, BMX, cruiser bikes, one-speed, three-speeds, and the rare derailleur bike.
* 3/32" for road, hybrid, mtb bikes, single-speed and 5-, 6-, 7-speed freewheels.
* 5/64" for any bike with 9- or 10-speed cassettes


Chainrings are constructed of either an aluminum alloy, titanium, steel, or carbon fiber.


Cheaper cranksets may have the chainrings welded or riveted directly to the crank arm or spider. More expensive sets have the chainrings bolted on so that they can be replaced if worn or damaged or to provide different gearing.

Replacement chainrings must be chosen with a bolt-hole count and spacing that matches the spider.

Chainrings designed for use with multi-chainring crank arms may have ramps or pins to aid in shifting. The middle chain ring, in the case of a triple crankset, usually has the most shaping to aid in shifting up and down. The smallest chainring usually has the least, if any shaping.

星期六, 五月 09, 2009



比利时设计工作室Arne Quinze创意的Fingers居家储物系统,貌似用一根根竹子搭建而成的架子,富有原生态气质,不规则、随意性的堆叠反而赋予其因地制宜的独特个性,延伸出无限可能。这款Fingers储物架同样将参加09米兰设计周的展示。






看到如此美仑美奂的烹调用具,第一感觉就是时尚。可折叠的超薄身形、鲜艳色彩时刻提醒着我们完美的烹调体验是享受生活的开始,设计师Maurizio Maiorana出品的Cooka数字烹调套装颠覆了传统炊具设计观念,聚合了数字新科技元素,采用一体化触摸式控制,既可加温也可冷却,使用银作为导电材料,合理规划、利用热能,在烹调可口美食的同时最大程度节能、节省置放空间,用科技来改变生活。下面一系列使用图例更加精彩。




有了Firo,人们在荒郊野外同样能尽享美食,它的设计师Andrea Nimtschke




Nokia E97手机设计图

E97摒弃了目前N记手机惯用的方正造型,大量使用圆弧元素,并采用了类似N97的侧滑盖设计,但又稍有不同,E97是滑动硕大的屏幕而非滑动键 盘,从设计图来看,这给人一种头轻脚重的感觉,但是这样设计显然是有特别目的的,这个目的就是屏幕和本体分离:是的,E97的屏幕和本体是可以整个拆分开 的,分开后,屏幕可以单独成为一个相当轻薄的触摸屏手机。相当赞的设计是吧,唯一遗憾的是目前还不清楚这一功能的具体实现机制,以及拆分后的两部分是完全 独立了还是有无线的数据联系,不过爱稀奇猜测应该是类似轻薄笔记本惯用的处理方式那样,手机功能都集中在屏幕上,可以脱离本体运作,而一旦你需要使用更多 的扩展功能,比如说GPS之类,那么你就必须和本体连接才能使用。


First Self Pulling Suitcase


The first of its kind, this is the self-propelled luggage that automatically provides power assistance when you encounter inclines or are straining to roll the luggage. Sensors in the handle monitor how much force you are using to pull the suitcase and signal to electric motors in the wheels to engage when you are struggling, propelling the suitcase up to 3 MPH. The power assistance initiates only when the suitcase is in motion, the handle is pulled out from the suitcase, and it is tilted between 15° and 35°. When you encounter declines, the motors disengage, allowing you to control the unit like traditional rolling luggage.

Organizing loops to contain the chaos inside your bags


Naolab's simple but brilliant NaoLoop aims to keep things organized when you're on-the-go. Prices for the stretchy strap run from 15 to 19 Euros, depending on which size you go with.