You’ve seen a lot of vehicles inspired by cheetahs, jaguars, leopards, even the stallion. However, the Yamaha Nazo chooses to look at the gorilla instead. The Nazo’s frame does great justice to the gorilla’s form, with the frontal leaning posture and the heavy forearm inspired front fork.
Plus, the silver and brown combo work brilliantly well, matching the hide of the silver-backed gorilla. Loving this!
Designer: Omar Alfarra Zendah
Who thought that one day you could buy a motorized vehicle that was just slightly larger than a hamburger. Aptly named, the Solowheel Iota is officially the smallest hover-board money can buy.
The Iota comes from Inventist, the company that put hover-boards on the map. The Hover-board craze of 2015-16 can be directly attributed to the launch of the original Hovertrax by Inventist. However, the Hovertrax wasn’t really portable as much as it was compact and convenient. The Iota changes that with a design that’s less than 1/3rd the size of the Hovertrax. With a design that you can literally fit two of in a backpack, and a handle in case you want to flaunt it like a boombox, the Iota only downsizes without the compromises. With a charge time of 40 minutes, the Iota can go on for 8 hours non-stop. It hits a maximum speed of 16km/h and can take up to 250lbs (113 kilos) in weight. The Iota is backed by Inventist’s self-balancing technology, which is still the best in the industry. It comes with smart rider detection, Bluetooth capabilities (with smartphone and watch apps), and a one-of-a-kind suspension system. All of this with Inventist’s unwavering dedication to quality, performance and safety (unlike most illegal knock-offs, not a single of Inventist’s Hovertrax was recalled during the CSPC hoverboard recall in 2016).
With its 8 hour run-time, the Iota is perfect for last-mile commuting or running quick errands. It’s also the perfect choice for some killer Quidditch cosplay! Just hop onto the Iota and put a broomstick between your legs. The Iota’s so small, it’ll look like you’re an actual legit wizard!
Designer: Shane Chen
BUY IT HERE: $445.00
The cafe racer trend has spit out some of the most creative bike builds in history, but the consequence of customizing is leading to the extinction of classic models. The c-racer was created in response to this trend and is instead built around a new donor bike – the Skyteam Ace 125, a modern replica of the iconic Honda RC 110 from the 1960s. This means no harming of historical bikes and 0 miles on the odometer for the new owner!
It’s been designed from what Nikos Manafis’ refers to as a nostalgic retrofuturistic approach. For the futuristic part, inspiration was drawn from earlier ideas about the future – a seamless monocoque body with art deco influence from the 30s, and a 80s futuristic movie flair. The monocoque body is made using aerospace grade fiberglass to ensure high strength and flexibility, important factors for the cantilever design.
Cafe racers aren’t designed with ergonomics in mind, and the c-racer is no exception. The user experience, however, is enhanced by an exaggerated lean-forward riding position that invites the user to “hug” the monocoque body. In this position, the sense of speed is increased and the rider’s gaze is directed straight ahead on the road as well as the minimal motogadget gauge.
Designer: Nikos Manafis
Deciding on the right mouse is a subjective process, but those who aim for productivity will appreciate the Volatas by Jason Chhaidan. Don’t be deceived by its simplistic form… it features an entirely new, high-tech scrolling method inspired by the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pros! Located directly on the wireless mouse’s large surface, the scrolling screen allows for contextual shortcuts in a variety of applications. Resizing, highlighting, switching between tools, you name it! The possibilities are endless for streamlining productivity! Better yet, it features an embedded fingerprint sensor for providing an additional layer of authentication to your device.
Designer: Jason Chhaidan
I’d say this is the next best thing to having a private chef, but it might actually be better! Imagine having any dish delivered to you on a whim. Whatever you’re craving, Tree of Life can make it appear in a jiffy.
This sophisticated all-in-one refrigerator/cooker can create an entire meal of the user’s choice with an organic polymer and flavoring system. Control it with your tablet and choose what you want for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The smart system will even remember your choices and unique tastes to make recommendations in the future! Set it, forget it, and enjoy! No need to worry about cleanup either, it uses laser cleaning tech to refresh itself after every meal.
Designer: Zahari Gancheff
“The design is inspired by a fusion between the Baobab tree and the Ganoderma Lucidum mushroom. The Baobab represents “storage”, the mushroom – “feeding”.