Oct 5

A very, very intrepid band of Sydney chefs turned up to make a few “real food” flags. I’m not sure whether the prize goes to Peter Kuruvita for his Sri Lankan flag, made of coconut ice dyed yellow, red and green (and thanks to the entire Kuruvita clan for their assistance there – a great pastime for a rainy Sunday afternoon) or Martin Boetz and the Longrain team. Finding blue food is never easy. Getting to the Fish Market early enough to find a row of perfect blue swimmers, to go with those coconut halves and gorgeous red chillies (the Thai flag, folks) is probably above and beyond the call of duty but we loved it!

These Foof Flags for the Sydney International Food Festival are stunning.

Sep 14

Pimp my bike? It’s more common then you think. Artistically modified bicycles are the coolest things on two wheels these days. Here are 15 of the weirdest, wildest, most outrageous bikes ever to pop a sweet jump.


The futuristic bikes above purport to be BMW concepts though only one bears the BMW roundel, another is marked “Ultegra” and most of the rest carry the “Specialized” label. No matter – let’s just hope they go into production at some point!

Above are a few more cool concept bikes from the Specialized group, a well-spoken selection though few actually have spokes in their wheels. Wonder where the baseball card goes?

Spinning Wheels, Got To Go ‘Round

Any self-respecting bike rider wants to lighten up their ride, and MonkeyLectric gives them as much light as they can carry. Packing 32 full color LEDs and a bevy of visual effects, the MonkeyLectric Monkey Light fits almost any bike wheel and works in any type of weather. If looking like Miss Gulch from The Wizard Of Oz after a run-in with Nicola Tesla is what you’re after, the MonkeyLectric Monkey Light is for you, my pretties!

Positively Ex-Static

Want to display static ads in LED light as you pedal through town? Anyone? Well just in case, MonkeyLectric has gone ape with what they modestly call “the most advanced rotating wheel display system in the world.” From the looks of the MonkeyLectric Video Pro M464Q, we believe them. Stabilized solid images, full color motion video and wireless control come standard and the folks at MonkeyLectric will custom-build a system to suit your needs. All this doesn’t come cheap – systems START in the $2,000 range – but for commercial applications it could be worth the expense to get noticed.

Tree Wheeler

A-frames are made of wood; so are picture frames, so why not bicycle frames? Well, plenty of reasons… but none of them stood in the way of German timber technology student Jens Eichler. Applying his knowledge of wood along with a heaping helping of phenol-resorcinol glue, Eichler crafted one of the most beautiful bikes anyone’s ever seen. Renovatia is made of Beech plywood and is, of all things, a tandem bicycle.

Bike Riding Mowers

What do you get when you cross a bicycle with a reel mower? A reel strange bike… but not so strange that more than a few folks have cobbled such a beast together. Though these bike-riding mowers may look all wrong, they do have a lot of positives: they’re eco-friendly, exercise-inducing and never fail to provoke a grin (or a look of extreme puzzlement).

Divine Recline

Recumbent bikes are typically form-follows-function designs that leave little room for artistic expression. Not so this sleek & sexy design prototype by College for Creative Studies graduate Mathew Zurlinden, which shatters the stereotype by pushing the envelope as far as it will stretch. The Legato GT features hubless wheels, Shimano Dura-Ace brakes and an Infina-Gear CVT Transmission that makes mountains into molehills. Definitely not your grandfather’s recliner!

Not Just Another Tequila Sunrise

Jason Battersby has created a couple of wheeled wonders he calls Tequila Sunrise and Eye Candy. The former, pictured above, is a retro-futuristic throwback to the fabulous fifties complete with cyclops headlight and a skirted rear fender. Malt shop, here we come!

Eye Candy, You Candy

With Eye Candy, Jason Battersby takes a different design tack that recalls sixties Mustang bikes, metal-flake dune buggies and the original Batmobile. These bike designs aren’t your typical “look but don’t touch” fragile fabrications, either. Confirms Battersby, “Both bicycles are fully ride-able. I have rode both bicycles without any problems.” Surprised Torontonians, not so much – these beauteous bikes have the power to induce instant whiplash in onlookers.

I’ll Be Bike…

Jud Turner put what seems to be an obvious Terminator obsession to work when creating the Bio-Cycle. The 60-inch long bike was built expressly for the February 2008 “Different Spokes” invitational sculpture show in Salem, Oregon and is made of welded steel, found objects and mixed media. An earlier version had rubber skin, we spotted them easy… OK, not really but you see where I’m going with this. As for Termin… that is, Turner, he’s revisited the art of bare-bones bicycle building with the R-evolve bike. So easy even a caveman can ride it.

Sole Bike

The Walking Bike by Max Wright Design is a shoe-in for weirdest bike honors – and for garnering the most bad puns. Each of the bike’s wheels feature 8 pairs of assorted athletic shoes, which should leave very confusing footprints in snow or sand.

Vicious Cycle

Even extra-strength Midol isn’t enough to cure the Vicious Cycle; circular reasoning of the bicycling kind. The ride to nowhere was crafted by UCSB design student Robert Wechsler for no apparent reason except that he had 9 bikes lying around and didn’t want to just junk them. Wechsler likes to assemble the 12-foot diameter mega-bike at different locations and leave it for passersby to amuse themselves, recorded merry-go-round music optional.

Spoken Sie Deutsch?

Sven Fischer from Team Tentakulus whipped up the ominous, jet black Shocker Chopper bike, probably using the Hammer of Thor on an anvil stolen from Satan himself. Info at the Team Tentakulus website is in German and that’s somehow appropriate as this is Der Götterdämmerung of bikes – ride this to school and even the meekest nerd will command instant respect.

Dekochari, via Pink Tentacle

Bicycles are looking better than ever in more ways than one. In fact, compared to gas guzzling, bailout bankrupted, ever more expensive automobiles, their appeal has never been more timely. Even so, a little (or a lot) of artistic customizing just makes a good thing better. Yes, wheelie.

Aug 24

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Aug 21

Taxi serves both daily and special VIP-orders on luxe-class cars: Maybach, Porsche Cayenne S, Rolls-Royce Phantom.

This car from “Rides Magazine” has been tricked out as a high-riser with spinners to celebrate the Crown Victoria, the most common taxi car model.

Need to get across town really fast? Then this is the perfect taxi for you. A Lamborghini Murcielago with a 6.5 liter engine under the hood, spewing out 633 bhp so you can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds to stop at the red light.

Porsche Cayenne & Maybach– taxi in Moscow. What happened to old nice Ladas?

This looks like a gangster cab.

Take a look at this Ferrari Enzo sporting, a new Arab taxi design. The $850,000 hypercar was spotted in Muscat, Oman, and also appears to have blacked-out rear lights.

These taxi’s wide, interchangeable doors can be hosed down. A built-in ramp lets wheelchairs or scooters roll right in.

This Standard Taxi has an internal combustion engine that can be converted to run on natural gas and holds an extralarge tank in its trunk, so drivers don’t have to waste time filling up during their shift.

How about this cab?

Hybrid Technologies shows off a concept L-PT Cruiser Yellow Cab. The L stands for lithium, as in the lithium ion battery pack that would give the car a range of 120 miles and a top speed of 80 mph.

Coco taxi, a three-wheeled taxicab used in Havana, Cuba. You can’t say you’ve been in Cuba until you ride in one of those.

Aug 18

Citroen with two crew members from Russia jumped at the speed 146 km/h (91 mph).

Unfortunately, they had an accident later that day and could not finish the race.

But this jump was awesome. Take a look.

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