La Boriosa: Based in Treviso, Italy, Biascagne Cicli makes custom, mostly single-speed and fixed-gear bikes from used and vintage new-on-stock components.
Shape Field Bike: San Francisco–based studio Shape Field Office partnered with Nicholas Riddle, a framebuilder and founder of the Urban Mobility Lab at California College of the Arts, to create this handsome porteur-style conveyance.
Bough Bike: Dutch designer Jan Gunneweg sculpts bespoke wooden bikes from his workshop in Alkmaar. He’s planning to introduce a lower-priced wooden bicycle line.
Thonet Bentwood Concept: Legendary furniture maker Thonet commissioned Andy Martin and his London-based studio to design this limited-edition roadster, marrying the low-tech methods that Michael Thonet used to build his 1830s chairs with 21st-century technology. Martin didn’t rely entirely on traditional steam-bending techniques but employed a CNC machine to cut and join the wood frame, which sits on off-the-shelf carbon wheels. Such craftsmanship doesn’t come cheap; you can get yours for $70,000.
A prefab, vertical gym in the slums of Caracas has the dimensions of a basketball court, and it has already proven its worthiness: after it opened in 2004, crime in the surrounding neighborhood dropped 30%. The gym is programmed 24/7, with everything from dance therapy classes to chess tournaments.
Lance Armstrong is ending his fight against doping charges. “There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough is enough,” he said in a statement released tonight. He may be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles as a result.
We’ve been following this story closely since our October 2010 issue:
Recent Royal College of Art graduate Po-Chih Lai has designed a skateboard that can cruise down stairs without a second thought. Called the Stair Rover, it’s the semi of skateboards, an 8-wheeled beast that’s quite literally “rocking” an aluminum Y-frame to transform stairs into a passive-propelling landscape.
A visit to MIT’s Geekapalooza, where future Moneyball-ers are scouted, and signed to the major leagues to analyze stats.
The annual sports stat geek conference held at MIT’s Sloan business school is part Star Trek convention, part academic conference, part job fair, part media circus (thanks, ESPN!)—and the future of the $400 billion sports business.
This is the first in a new Co.Create series called Master Class wherein top talents from various creative fields explain, in detail, how they do what they do.
Post Super Bowl XLVI: How To Make A Great Commercial. An in depth, step-by-step look at how to conceive, develop and produce a spot, from one of the art form’s top names, Gerry Graf. —->This is Part One.
Fast Company’s Jason Feifer, in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI, gets an inside look at sports beverage brand Gatorade’s on-site athletic testing facility. On the Friday before the game, Feifer spoke with the company’s president and CMO, Sarah Robb O’Hagan about the Gatorade Sports Science Institute and winning from within.
To celebrate the beginning of this year’s U.S. Open, Brooklyn artist Mickey Duzyj has assembled an absolutely gorgeous (and quite thorough) collection of arguably the greatest tradition in all of tennis – yes, we’re talking fist-pumps. Read more.
When the Miami Heat raided the free-agent talent market last summer, many people declared the franchise unstoppable. So far, it’s proven to be good, but vulnerable. What’s behind the group’s struggles? A lesson for us all in teamwork.
LeBron James sits in a courtside seat after practice, icing his right knee and giving his thumbs a serious workout on his cell phone. Out on the floor, Dwyane Wade continues launching three-pointers while testing a pair of tinted sunglasses under Madison Square Garden’s bright lights. The swishes — one after another, from somewhere approaching New Jersey — rouse James from his digital haze. “Whoa!” he says, impressed. “Whoa!”
Chris Bosh, the third member of the Heat’s holy trinity, is home in Miami, nursing a sprained ankle. If his teammates are troubled, they don’t let on.