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The Stealthbike: BME X-9 Nighthawk

May 1, 2012


The X-9 Nighthawk from BME is a singlespeed, belt-driven stealth bomber. The first fully assembled frame was first presented at Berliner Fahrradshau in Berlin in March 2012, and needless to say, upon design alone, it has turned some heads. It’s constructed using a new, experimental frame made out of sandwiched honeycomb-core panels wrapped with carbon […]

Gear Patrol “Breakthroughs”: Gear & Tech 10-Part Series

February 17, 2012


What gear and gadgetry is important to your active, everyday lifestyle? Now, what critical technology –and its historic breakthrough– makes that gear tick? These two questions, more or less, are the underlying goal behind a recent assignment working with the fun and creative team at Gear Patrol. The site’s focus is tailored around adventure, product […]

Tilt-Shifted: Surfing Tahiti & Coachella Festival

January 5, 2012


Making the interwebs rounds –as these should– are recent tilt-shift photographs by Tim McKenna. They’re amazing, and certainly one of the better examples and uses for the tilt-shift practice. For more about tilt-shift photography in the French Polynesia, visit McKenna’s site. Looking for some tilt-shift gear, check out B&H. About tilt-shift photography (and a sweet […]

“Imagine: City Hall Park” by Burlington City Arts

November 29, 2011


About a month ago, I teased a project that I was working on –a project that I’m really excited to be involved with alongside Burlington City Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Well, here are the details of the project, bundled into a five-minute video snapshot. You’ll quickly see there is a ton […]

‘Natural Playground’ Viewer’s Choice Winning Photo

November 23, 2011


It’s safe to say that when Nenad Saljic captured this image of cavers dropping into the mouth of Cave Mamet, he was making the most of his natural surroundings. It also helps that he’s an active caver and speleophotographer, a certified caving instructor and mountain rescuer, and has a Ph.D. in Economics. The latter of […]

A Photograph, or a Painting?

October 27, 2011


Tinted orange by the morning sun, a soaring dune is the backdrop for the hulks of camel thorn trees in Namib-Naukluft Park. Photograph by Frans Lanting, National Geographic. Featured as the May 17, 2011 ‘Photo of the Day’ at, this image has caused quite a stir –frankly, because it looks altered or enhanced. Well, it’s not. […]

Maglianero Cafe: Modern Mobility Movement

October 26, 2011


For cyclists, there’s always a constraint on space: space to store tools and gear en route, space when jockeying with autos along the shoulder, and space dedicated to gathering with like-minded pedalers. Creating a remedy for the latter constraint, Maglianero Cafe is Burlington, Vermont’s primary attraction for the two-wheel set. Translated as ‘black jersey’ in Italian, and inspired by […]