Posts Tagged ‘Urban’

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YikeBike – Urban Freedom

December 13, 2009

YikeBike is a statement about using smart technology to solve the problems of our increasingly congested, polluted, stressful cities. It is the first commercial expression of the mini-farthing concept, created up by a bunch of successful entrepreneurs, engineers and dreamers. We sat down to try and answer:

  • What is the simplest way to get from A to B with the aid of a machine?
  • What is the smallest wheel you can have to get a stable, safe, comfortable ride?
  • Can you make something small enough to be able to go with you anywhere in a city?
  • Wonder if we could make a unicycle dramatically easier to ride and fold?

We were intrigued by creating something that could dramatically change urban transport, enabling city dwellers a fast, safe and easy way to navigate their environment.

The result was the mini-farthing concept and its first expression, the YikeBike. It employs state-of-the-art technology, engineering and industrial design to create a new class of personal transport.

More on the history of the development of the concept can be found at www.minifarthing.com

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Urban Junkies

December 13, 2009

Urban Junkies is a daily e-magazine; need-to-know information that drops into our inbox every morning for free. They provide insider information about urban gems and new openings in cities around the world.

They announce things the day they happen. Whether it be an exhibition opening or a restaurant launch, a limited edition product release, or a secret sample sale, they find out what’s going on so we don’t have to.

Urban Junkies is made up of a team of experienced freelancers, trend forecasters, fashionistas, food lovers, art directors and graphic designers, who come together to add timely content and expertise from all areas of media and urban life.

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