Angela May

Exploring Product Design

Posts Tagged ‘bikes’

INSPIRATION: One milk-crate, two can ride

Via Designboom another bicycle gem:

A friend of mine recently made this milk-crate-mod for his bike, and used it to very handily carry a six-pack of beer home from a party. (The bottles rattled a lot, so there is definitely room for improvement from a design perspective there ;) but it’s such a simple, everyday mod that I was really taken by it.)

The Two Go by Yael Livneh (Seoul) takes the concept a bit further – take your every day milk crate and with a few modifications, turn it into a convertible! Either use the crate for storage, or use it as a bicycle seat!

I wonder how easy it is to make those cuts in a milk crate… seems like the type of thing where if you accidentally cut it a bit crooked, it loses all its ease of use. Still, I like the idea a lot!

Posted: September 28th, 2010
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Inspiration: Cargo Bikes

Inhabitat has this great collection of cargo bikes over on their site.

How great are these!?

I like some of these designs much better than the clumsy cargo-thingy-that-you-attach-to-the-back-of-your-bike. It’s awkward, and it doesn’t feel safe.  I think if our culture is going to adopt bikes more readily, some better cargo bikes are in order!

Posted: August 27th, 2010
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