Tag Archives: Innovations

Ecosystems: Seed-Firing Drones Planting Trees

Interview: BMW Motorrad Chief Designer Edgar Heinrich On CE 04 Scooter

In this week’s episode of ‘The Chiefs’, Monocle’s editorial director Tyler Brûlé is joined by BMW Motorrad’s chief designer Edgar Heinrich. They discuss why the future of the two-wheeler is looking bright and the innovative design process behind the upcoming CE 04.

2021 Tech: ‘Top Ten Most Innovative Electric Bikes’

The saying goes that there are no new ideas out there. Every new invention is just a mashup of other things. But when it comes to E-bikes, who’s complaining? Extra juice to go with your pedal power? We’ll take it. And some serious breakthrough designs are coming in the industry, too. Let’s take a look at the contenders for the title of most innovative e-bike of 2021.

Top Ten Bike timeline: 00:00 Intro 00:37 10. STROMER ST5 ABS http://www.stromerbike.com 01:41 9. JUGGERNAUT HD DUO http://www.biktrix.com 02:44 8. SHUTTLE V2 http://www.pivotcycles.com 03:50 7. REEVO http://www.beno.io 04:45 6. CNC E-FANES 29/275 http://www.alutech-cycles.com 05:40 5. GRIZZLY – 52V DUAL MOTOR http://www.arielrider.com 06:26 4. VALEO SMART E-BIKE SYSTEM http://www.valeo.com 07:18 3. SUPERSTRATA E TIME WARP http://www.superstrata.bike 08:09 2. 2021 TYPHOON PRO 8.0 http://www.hpcbikes.com 09:04 1. SERIAL 1 E-BIKES http://www.serial1.com

Remote Work: ‘Ori Pocket Office’ – Vanishes At The Touch Of Button (Video)

Make room for the work day with Ori Pocket Office — a flexible home office setup that appears when it’s needed and makes room for living space when it’s not.

With the Pocket Office, everything work-related is hidden away, so you can relax at the end of the day.

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Work Innovation: ‘2021 Nissan Office Pod Van’

The Nissan Office Pod is more than a workstation: it’s a fully mobile van with just enough creature comforts to make a day at the office feel like a quiet vacation.

The van, a Nissan NV350 Caravan, features an office desk and chair, though it can slide in and out of the back of the van, giving workers an open-air working experience when it’s extended. It stows away inside when needed.

On top of the Office Pod is a balcony that’s accessible from the interior. Official video show off a large lounge space, a patio recliner, and a sizable umbrella. The van also features a golf ball-like exterior with a scallop-like pattern along its sides, which sits above the slightly widened fender extensions.

Smartphones: Samsung’s ‘2021 Galaxy S21 5G’ (Video)

During Samsung’s January 2021 Unpacked event, the company unveiled its line of S21 phones, including the S21, the S21 Plus and the S21 Ultra.

Architecture Books: ‘Vertical Living’ (2021)

Vertical Living is an introduction to the architecture and interior masterminds using skillful, clever design to conquer compact living wherever there is space. As we continue to expect more of our flats and houses, unexpected approaches are necessary for the future of our urban spaces.

The era of moving to the suburbs is coming to an end. Instead, a growing movement of city dwellers are looking for grand architectural solutions in the smallest of spaces. Slender, slim, and tall structures are soaring in the limited land available, offering innovative solutions to a world with ever-growing urbanization.

The book looks at ingenious architectural solutions: impossibly skinny houses wedged into narrow plots, spacious homes built into neglected infill sites and comfortable homes created in tiny spaces. By combining inspirational projects, in-depth features and engaging profiles of architects around the world, Vertical Living will offer a new way of looking at how we live in the built environment.

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