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Otor and Otok, two retro-like electric bikes with a very quite engine and autonomy up to 50 kilometers, by Barcelona based Otocycles

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yesterday’s tomorrows


From a ’67 magazine ad: the legentary amphibious + convertible Amphicar Model 770, pulling the ab fab 4.30m long amphibious + fully equipped mobile home Suleica F430 SwimmCaravan, both sold briefly during the 1960s in the USA by German companies.


vintage pot tractor

Gevalia coffee brand bus 1956

The 50’s pot-shaped tractors of Gevalia‘s (coffee and tea brand) mobile cafe in Gävle, Sweden.

Image source from Gävleborg County Museum, via retronaut

On a tour of inspection..



I have been meaning to post these images for quite some time, and the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide yesterday, flooded by an ocean of crocodile tears from the international community provides a bloody good occasion to do so.

Found at Siris, these photosouvenirs are from Judge E. Gorlia‘s second journey in the Belgian Congo (ca. 1915 ). Gorlia was a keen amateur photographer and at the time acting as an alternate to the public officer at one of the seven tribunals of first instance (sic). In the description text you’ll find the following lines:

The hammock was the only conveyance available for travel on land. It was swung beneath a bamboo pole carried on the shoulders of two strong African men. They could travel 20 to 30 miles a day. In normal time, there were four pairs of men for the hammock, two men carrying at a time. Men strong enough were almost impossible to find because they were likely to go off to work in the mines.




Belgian Congo transportation



voiture de police poulailler / Benedetto Bufalino



Benedetto Bufalino

Busted chickens in a reconstructed 1970s police car, turned into a fully functional chicken coop, by French artist Benedetto Bufalino

via designboom

Paradise Parking / Peter Lippmann

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Peter Lippmann, ParadiseParking_16

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Paradise Parking, from the personal work of American photographer Peter Lippmann

Hank Butitta Bought a Bus

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As his master’s final project, architect Hank Butitta transformed a school bus into a mobile home, equiped with a kitchen, bathroom, beds, storage and flooring from reclaimed wood panels.

Find more and follow his travels at Hank Bought a Bus.

via ny daily news

some previous posts on mobile living:

De Markies by Eduard Böhtlingk

The travelling Academy of UnNatural Science

Del Popolo mobile pizzaria truck

Keg apartments from tanker tracks by Aristide Antonas

Opera house  by YSIN

Extreme Flyboarding



Extreme water Jet Pack fun from the Aquatic Aviation team, shot on the island of Oahu in Hawaii,  check out the behind the scenes footage here

previously: Phoenix Fly wingsuit  +  JETLEV R200