Untitled Project 9

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

Itโ€™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

Itโ€™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 isnโ€™t there, but looming deadlines and an ever increasing pile of work… 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 →

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 →

Swedish Girls

Swedish Girls

For some reason as a kid growing up in North America, Swedish girls carried some sort of mystical property. Thinking back it might have something to do with an inside joke that rolled around Hollywood and made its way out into the general public. I know that on more than one occasion I dropped the whole โ€œHot… Read More →

Part of the deisgn centre at Lund University

IKDC Design Centre

Design is taken very seriously in Scandinavia, particularly in Sweden. All the Scandinavian countries can pride themselves in having a large global presence in the quality design. The advantage that Sweden has over other places in the world is a commitment from the major companies to keep feeding the cycle of ever improving design ideals. The Ingvar… Read More →

Lund Central square

Lund: Getting down to business

Two weeks ago I was getting excited for all of this to begin. I had already pictured in my mind what it was going to be like. The people I would be working with, the facilities, and the life that I was about to begin. Now two weeks in, the surprise is over and the reality is… Read More →

University building

Sweden: First week

The sun broke through the morning fog as the train crossed the Oresund bridge into Malmo. The building blocks of Sweden seem to be lighter than the red brick of Copenhagen. I thought to myself that in a region that knows real winters, a white stone is a smarter building material.   I was not surprised to… Read More →