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Van Hulsteijn

Van Hulsteijn

Van Hulsteijn might be one of the stranger bikes you’ll find on this blog. It has a uncompleted, velocipede look that scares me at the same time as it thrills me. I’m not sure if I would dare to ride it if I got the change, but it sure looks exciting, fast and cool. Lots of pics of the bike after the jump of course.

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Stutterheim Raincoats

Stutterheim Raincoats

A few days ago I wrote about Norwegian Rain and today it’s time to shift focus over to the Swedish raincoat market and the small company Stutterheim Raincoats. The coats are designed by Alexander Stutterheim and produced at Syverket i Borås by the two seamstresses Lena Borg and Brigitta Käll. The two ladies also quality check each coat and sign them. I love small companies like Stutterheim Raincoats! Keep your eyes out for this seasons raincoat Kapellgränd and Beppe, a matching rain hat.

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Bumpy Road by Simogo

Bumpy Road by Simogo

Just a few months after their first release, Malmö based Simogo is at it again. This time they’ve developed a car based platform game called Bumby Road. They game has the same cute and quirky style that I liked from the studios first game Kosmo Spin and I bet it’s just as fun to play (Bumby Road game is due later this spring). Besides being released for the different iOS platforms Bumby Road will also be released as classic desktop game for your Mac. More pictures and a video of the game can be found after the jump.

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Lures by Eric Erickson

Lures by Eric Erickson

I never really considered fishing lures as “designed” or especially attractive before I saw Eric Erickson study of lures. According to Eric Erickson the lures are modern Trojan horses made to entice and captivate its observer (aka the fish). Not sure if they’ll lure the fish to bite, but to me, a human, they sure do look cool!

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Norwegian Rain

Norwegian Rain

Norwegian Rain makes wonderful rain coat out of hi-tech, recycled fabrics from Japan. Behind the Bergen based company we find Alexander Helle and bespoke tailor extraordinaire T Michael. I really like that the rain coats from Norwegian Rain doesn’t look like traditional rain coats, but more like fashionable coats/jackets. And Grandpeople did a smashing job with the identity (as you can see after the jump).

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Viva helmets

Viva helmets

Denmark is known to be a bike friendly nation and many of the Danes are smart enough to wear helmets. As a result the selection of well designed helmets is a bit bigger than in my home country. One of those well designed helmets is the Viva helmet you can see in this post. It was designed by Who Made Id and it was one a Red Dot Award last year.

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Firmship 42

Firmship 42

Firmship 42 is a wonderful powerboat with a hull designed by dutch boat designer Willem Nieland. But the boats hull isn’t what makes the boat beautiful in my eyes, it’s the combination of the classic hull lines with the minimal interior by Studio Job. The boat almost looks more like a piece of art than a boat, especially when on stills. Beautiful boat that can be yours for only 329 000 €.

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House and Donut

House and Donut

Regular readers of this blog knows that I like coffee. But I don’t like all coffee, I don’t like coffeemaker coffee! It’s perhaps because its always too hot or I’m just ruined by all the cups of horrible office brewed coffee I’ve been forced to endure during endless meetings. But after having traveled Indochina I’m starting to developed a taste for single cup drip coffees. Sure in Indochina you get it strong and sweeten with condensed milk, but the brewing method is pretty much the same. So, I think it’s time for a post about a nice single cup drip solution. The coffee measurer above and the drip brewer after the jump are both designed by japanese designer Torch, real name Takayuki Nakabayashi. Simple and clean, just as I like it!

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Zero Silence

Zero Silence

The Middle East is a special interest of mine and I’m following the democratic revolutions closely. In the midst of the news streaming out of Midan Tahrir and Egypt I came across Zero Silence. A documentary in the making by Swedish filmmaker Jonny von Wallström and journalist Alexandra Sandels. The documentary focus on the situation of young people in the Middle East who have grown angry over the authoritarian regimes they live in and how the young use the internet to battle the regimes. Jonny von Wallström and Alexandra Sandels is currently in Cairo documenting the revolution but their project needs financial help. The easiest way to help the project is to donate via Paypal or Flattr, more info can be found here.

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