The much mooted IF Mode, a 26 inch folding bicycle, is almost available stateside. Finally. The bike has sprung from the fertile imagination of Mark Sanders, of MAS Design, who is also behind the Strida and X Bike.
Over on CNN their award-winning series Planet in Peril, hosted by Anderson Cooper, Lisa Ling and Dr Sanjay Gupta, is returning for another season (the premier episode is Thursday, December 11 at 9 PM EST) focusing on the some of the conflicts that are
Bicycles and Bikes.
When those words are uttered most brains no doubt trot off to the memory to retrieve images of diamond framed vehicles with two large wheels of about 26 inch diameter. While that might be prevailing view of bicycles, it is not the
Cars Down, Bikes Up
While high oil prices and an economic recession are hitting carmakers hard, bicycle makers are selling more than ever. "Giant Manufacturing, the world’s largest bicycle-maker, sold a record 460,000 units last month and is heading for
A while back we were pummelled for a post on the X bike, a design concept, with many saying it was impractical. But MAS Design, who conjured up that particular idea, do have other more commercial designs. At least that is the view of Pacific Cycles of
It started out as a Taiwanese entry in the Australian World Solar Challenge and was scaled up. "As [our team] has done quite well in the past 10 years at international solar car races -- this year ranking second out of more than 50 cars at the WSC --
Just last night we listened to a lecture by Charles Jencks, who invented the term "adhocism", "the art of living and doing things ad hoc- using materials at hand, rather than waiting for the perfect moment or "proper" approach. As a principle of
Now it's somewhat akin to 'the pot to be calling the kettle black' for me, of all people, to be pointing out spelling mistakes and typos (after all, my indiscretions in this regard are legendary), but the Nulethics' website prose is rife with
Old habits die hard: although Taiwan has risen over the past few decades to become one of Asia's most modern and technologically advanced countries, folk religion and superstition have continued to remain integral components of the culture. Every year,
The fifth Taipei Biennial (4 Nov 2006 - 25 Feb 2007) with a theme of "dirty yoga' attempts to explore the conflicts that exist among different extreme values, and was translated by participating artists into works about consumerism, youth culture,
Bike chains and their associated hassles keep many people from pedalling off on the world’s most efficient form of transport. We done what we can to highlight chain alternatives, such as drive belts, hydraulics, and one or two bikes using the