Posted: November 30th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, On Two Wheels, On Your Bike | Tags: Flatpack Selfbuild Bike, Sandwichbike | Comments Off
As previously mentioned, Lycra Clad isn’isn’t one of my favorite thoughts. I groove to vinyl, love pvc, lust after leather, definitely dig denim and get wowed by wood.
Dutch Sandwichbike definitely sidles up to the latter, it’s Euro-look curvaceousness is achieved with mature beech plywood, bespoke components and a cheeky design that literally sandwiches everything together.
Flatpacked Ikea style, this clever selfbuild will begin shipping later next month. Designed by Bleijh Industrial Design Studio, the bike will be shipped in a 17kg flatpack.
The kit will contains 19 parts that are stupendously simple to assemble. All of Sandwichbikes’ components are connected via clever cylinders.
The Sandwichbike will cost €799/$US1,100 – plus €25/$US43 - shipping in Europe innitially next month, then the world early next year :: UPDATE! AVAILABLE NOW :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 3rd, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Fly Your Kite | Tags: Flight Mode, iPad, Kindle, Travel, Travel Accessories | Comments Off
US airline passengers will soon be able to use their mobile devices – almost unrestricted – aboard flights on most US based carriers by the end of this year.
The retarded rule thats barred the use of electronic devices during taxi, take-offs and landings has been in place for more than half a century. The new, more relaxed guidelines are the result of a review by the US Federal Aviation Authority.
The review – take note CASA! less than a year from review to implementation – was setup last year and included input from flight crew, passengers, aviation experts and mobile device makers. The review found – shock horror – that commercial airplanes are able to tolerate radio interference from portable electronic device.
The change doesn’t apply to phones, the FAA said it hadn’t considered changing the rules for voice calls because they fall under the jurisdiction of another authority and also differ from other devices because of signal strength :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 15th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: Favorite New Thought | Tags: Favourite New Idea, Kawamura Ganjavian, Kickstarter, Ostrich Pillow, Ostrich Pillow Junior, Ostrich Pillow Light, Power Napping, Studio Banana Things, Travel Accessories | Comments Off
Power-napping is an essential to most overhard-working professionals today, a quick pre-sws nap can quickly revitalize the warried mind, revitalizing for the next round of power filled decision making. Others may simply know it as a nanna nap, whatever, many swear by the Siesta del Hidalgo.
A couple of years ago the clever design boffins at Kawamura Ganjavian design studio came up with a soft flannelette bag – a cocoon for the head – that slipped gently over ones head, shutting the world out and allowing the user to drift of for the maximum benefits of sleep without the waking lethargy.
Ostrich Pillow was born, Studio Banana Things original Ostrich Pillow was a huge hit 2 years ago, it gained a bucket load of press and some solid sales. The clever boffins are back, this time you don’t need a small truck to cart around the Ostrich Pillow.
The clever design also makes the pillow perfect for commuting -use the buddy system though, muggings! – or long haul journeys, flying, training, busing and driving – again, caution: don’t attempt driving while wearing the pillow!
…world, meet Ostrich Pillow Light :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: October 13th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Fastest, Favorite New Thought, Motoring Legends | Tags: Bathurst, Casey Stoner, MotoGP, MotoGP Legend, V8 Supercars, World Champion | Comments Off
Two-time world MotoGP champion, Casey Stoner is set to be inducted into the top motorcycling competition’s hall of fame as a “MotoGP Legend”, an official said Friday.
The Australian – who turns 28 next week – retired last year, Stoner won two world titles in 2007 and 2011 and joins fellow Australians Mick Doohan and Wayne Gardner in the sports Hall of Fame :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: May 23rd, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Eco Driver, Favorite New Thought | Tags: REBLOG | Comments Off
Three wheel motoring has been around for a bunch of time, from the extreme Davis D-2 Divan, to the pedestrian Reliant Robin. The most successful incarnation to date has been in the guise of scooters - like Piaggio’s MP3, and Peugeot’s clever HYbrid3 - agile, quick and just a little sexy, in an offbeat kinda way. Indeed, the very first motor-car was a 3 wheeler, the 1860s Benz Patent Motorwagen, still history isn’t ever a great reason to repeat something, unless of course you’ve come-up with something as nifty as this! PS: I want mine in black please :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: February 1st, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Favorite New Thought | Tags: Asian Space Race, Missile Technology Control Regime, South Korea, South Korean Rocket Launch, Space Program, Space Race | Comments Off
South Korea has successfully launched a space rocket carrying a science satellite, in a high-stakes test of national pride after North Korea got there first with a rocket launch last month. It was the South’s third attempt to launch a civilian rocket to send a satellite in orbit in the past four years.
It came after two previous launches were aborted at the 11th hour last year due to technical glitches. The launch vehicle, named Naro, lifted off from South Korea’s space centre on the south coast and successfully went through stage separation before entering orbit, officials at mission control said.
Initially scheduled for October 26, today’s launch had been twice postponed for technical reasons. The delay meant that rival North Korea was able to claim a rare technological victory over the South by launching a satellite into orbit on a three-stage rocket on December 12.
South Korea remains far behind regional rivals China and Japan in the effort to build space rockets to put satellites into orbit and has relied on other countries, including Russia, to join the space race :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: January 30th, 2013 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Favorite New Thought | Tags: Iranian Space Monkey, Iranian Space Program, Missile Technology Control Regime, South Korea, Space Race | Comments Off
Iran Sends A Monkey into Space! or Does It? Iran’s defence minister says the country has successfully sent a monkey into space, paving the way for a manned space flight.
Arabic-language channel Al-Alam and other Iranian news agencies said the monkey returned alive after travelling in a capsule to an altitude of 120 kilometres for a sub-orbital flight. ”This success is the first step towards man conquering the space and it paves the way for other moves,” Ahmad Vahidi told state television “Today’s successful launch follows previous successes we had in launching (space) probes with other living creatures (on board),” he said. The monkey which was sent in this launch landed safely and alive and this is a big step for our experts and scientists.”
The Week however, has reported that …something was amiss: Upon further inspection, it appears the monkey that returned from space doesn’t match the monkey that left. Images newly released from a press conference prior to the launch show a monkey with light fur and a conspicuous red mole above its eye. The mole is mysteriously missing on the monkey that returned, which also has notably darker hair :: Read the full article »»»»