Tuesday, June 25, 2019


designboom reports: [edited]

Designers Wout Kommer & Jan Portheine have created Kartent, a 100% recyclable cardboard tent.

The Kartent is made of un-coated cardboard. According to their website a Kartent ‘will stay dry with some showers for sure’ and ‘will perform similarly under heavy conditions as a regular tent would‘.

Kartent partners with festivals to pre-assemble the tents meaning you don’t need to carry the extra weight. At the end of the festival Kartent takes the waste to a local recycling facility.

Price: €54.95 for 2 adult version.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Cowboy Electric Bicycle

The Verge reports: [edited]

Cowboy is a Belgian startup that currently employs 40 people. The company has recently raised €10 million in funding to leave home. The 2019 Cowboy will enter mass production in Poland and begin shipping to Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, and France in July, with more countries to come.

The Cowboy I’ve been testing is a late-model prototype, probably 95 percent complete.

Riding the Cowboy is very similar to riding an Ampler Curt. Both bikes put the rider in a sporty position, offer a single belt-driven gear and near silent 250W rear-hub motor. Both are lightweight for e-bikes, the Cowboy is a bit heavier at 16.1kg. The Cowboy, however, provides noticeably more power from a standstill, helping you get started easier when under load or on an incline.

In fact, I find the torque sensor on the Cowboy to be perfectly tuned to my aggressive riding style. Push lightly on the pedal and the motor provides a light touch without feeling underpowered. Push harder and the bike responds with confidence. The pedal assist never felt too jerky or too weak, even on my prototype test bike.

Cowboy says it uses the latest Samsung 21700 lithium ion battery cells, instead of traditional 18650 cells, allowing them to claim a 70km range from a compact 360Wh battery.

The battery charges in 3 hours off a charging brick of Cowboy design. The bike can be switched from 25km/h (the EU limit) to 30km/h after you swipe away a disclaimer acknowledging your hooliganism. Belt drive is clean and maintenance free. Hydraulic brakes stop the bike with confidence.

Price: €1,990.

Monday, June 03, 2019

London-Marlborough-London, 01-06-19

Bitter Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
All I Really Want
You Oughta Know
Hand In My Pocket
Right Through You
You Learn
Head Over Feet
Mary Jane
Not The Doctor
Wake Up

Lady Soul - Aretha Franklin
Chain Of Fools
Money Won't Change You
People Get Ready
Niki Hoeky
(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
Good To Me As I Am To You
Come Back Baby
Ain't No Way

Odelay - Beck
Devil's Haircut
Lord Only Knows
The New Pollution
Where It's At
High 5 (Rock The Catskills)

Parallel Lines - Blondie
Hanging On The Telephone
One Way Or Another
Fade Away (And Radiate)
Pretty Baby
I Know But I Don't Know
Will Anything Happen
Sunday Girl
Heart Of Glass
I'm Gonna Love You Too
Just Go Away

Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
Like A Rolling Stone
Tombstone Blues
It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
From A Buick 6