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Grad Project: Part 8- The Details

I am a bit of a materials geek. I love hearing about new materials, but recently I was in the Nobel Museum in Stockholm and was able to look back at all the materials that we use every day and find ubiquitous, yet were incredible scientific breakthroughs of human creativity.   From an industrial design standpoint, materials… Read More →

Land Rover expedition

Grad Project: Part 7- The Mount

It’s no surprise that when it comes to storage, motorcycles are not exactly the most convenient. They are small and require a certain amount of balance and strength to operate. There is the coordination of the hands and the feet to accelerate, and the massive instability that comes when slowing down. So when someone wants to pack… Read More →

BMW with front fairing casing

Grad Project: Part 6- Refinement

It’s no surprise that when it comes to storage, motorcycles are not exactly the most convenient. They are small and require a certain amount of balance and strength to operate. There is the coordination of the hands and the feet to accelerate, and the massive instability that comes when slowing down. So when someone wants to pack… Read More →

BMW front end sketch

Grad Project: Part 5 – Design

In the long process of designing a product there gets to be a point where the transition from idea to form can cause some discrepancy in the work flow. I hate to continue to push the creative aspect of the project if the creativity just isn’t there, but looming deadlines and an ever increasing pile of work… Read More →

Solidworks motorcycle sketch

Grad Project: Part 4 – Ideas

Working with a product that specializes in a certain function (in this case shelter) creates a whole new set of problems. While every design problem can be seen as simple in theory/ complex in execution, the first difficulty lies in the definition of the problem space.   For some reason the design brief flew a little over… Read More →

bike_openroad_1

Grad Project: Part 3 – The Data

In order to better get a grasp of what is happening in the world of adventure travel I put out a survey of 10 questions to 100 people who are active in the motorcycle community. Even more specific, the survey was aimed at people who do adventure travel already (or would like to). They identify with this… Read More →

Open road, adventure travel!

Grad Project: Part 2

We have always been suckers for whatever it might be over the next hill. Where the sun rises and sets are two places that we can only ever chase, but that’s not the point. The point is always to try.   Great people have one thing that is always in common. They push the sense of adventure…. Read More →

Train stations. If I look back on my life, they have a unique way of being at once sad and incredibly happy places. The memories of a thousand sad goodbyes and the sounds of happy rendezvous.

Grad Project: Part 1

I am a lover. I believe in people and their potential. I have found this to effect the ways in which I design my life and the people and objects that are involved.   For many years I never truly understood what it meant to be free. I had always thought of myself as a free man,… Read More →