Wai Lam Wong is an Australia-trained industrial designer at a Malaysian R&D firm. In his spare time, he develops concepts that could improve life for people with disabilities, posting his ideas on his blog, Woogle Works. He lives in Kuala Lumpur.
"It took a little while--and from my perspective, a lot of energe--to protect this new little child [the lifestyle group] of Puma from getting killed. Eventually, it became the entire company."Read more.
The scoot concept recaptures the moral high ground from the Vespa and every other mini-motored vehicle. A collaborative effort from GRO Design, TIM Modelmakers, and Korff & van Mierlo, it'll go 25 to 30 miles at about 20 mph--silently, cleanly--on plain old electricity.www.electroscoot.com
40-year-old architect, David Adjaye, makes his United States debut next summer with his Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. While other architects choose marble, maple or glass, Adjaye opts for cheap poured concrete chipboard, sawn plywood or ashphalt, and anti-graffiti paint.