Friday, January 14, 2011

When Shoe designers Take over Industrial Design

Does anyone remember when they first saw shoes looking like this?

It's as if 5 different high school grafitti artists handed in some scribbles and the company layered each set of veins, pimples, scales and chaotic lumps all over the shoe.


It's strange enough that people would actually want to wear shoes covered with veins and scars but I never thought this design theory would start to appear on other things like this scooter above. And here's a how a reviewer describes it;

Segways and scooters definitely look fun to ride, but the vehicles -- despite all manner of possible modifications -- invariably carry a heavy nerd stigma. Benjamin Gulak and his BPG Motors company may challenge that stereotype, however, with the sleek and impressive Uno III. The adaptable vehicle actually morphs from an upright "Segway-like" mode into a horizontal, street-cycle position. Even better: it can apparently execute the conversion while in motion.

Inspired by the overcrowded and polluted streets of China, Gulak actually embarked on the Uno project as a high school student. Now, his collapsible baby can effectively fit in an elevator, and -- according to CNET -- will eventually boast a top speed of "about 35 miles per hour and have a range of about 30 miles." BPG intends to release the scooter-bike on a limited basis "in about a year," so, if you want to look really awesome in a 'Fast and Furious' nerd sort of way, you'll still have to wait a little while.

A pile of chaotic lumps that has no form or direction is considered "sleek".

I can't wait till our TVs, toasters, houses and wives are covered with veins, gouges and oil stains.