LEVSHA - Designer's Diary

LEVSHA is the diary that helps to organise plans, structure the working schedule, make notes of your ideas, thoughts and wishes. The project delivered by Pavel Makhnatch & Lesha Limonov from Minsk, Belorussia. The name "Levsha" taken from favourite Russian tale of the Cross-eyed Lefty from Tula and the Steel Flea. The word literally means a person who can manage any tricky situation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7XGsKn66Dk

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Picar - Pedal-powered Morgan's Trike

The Ekomobil company of Minsk has created a pedal-powered replica of Morgan’s trike. Based on drawings of the very first racing models, the cunning Picar lives up to the classic’s riveted retro glory, with a wood veneer dash, leather trim and polished faux exhaust pipes emerging from cylinders of a faux engine.

Powered by your breakfast, the Picar’s chain drivetrain runs through a three-speed Shimano Nexus hub on the rear wheel. An optional battery pack powers an audio player, turn indicators and headlights. There’s even a human-electric hybrid version available, with a 1000-watt motor capable of pushing the car to a brisk 25mph. And rest assured, although a youthful outlook is required to drive the Picar, actual youth is not; the car’s single-seat cockpit easily accommodates drivers as tall as six feet.

via BBC

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Écorché Energy Drinks

Hope everyone remember drawing studies with Écorché sculpture, disgusting human without skin showing off its muscles. Designers Constantin Bolimond (Russia) and Dmitrii Pacukevich (Belarus) pay a tribute to the time spent in art schools and created clever concept of "Écorché Energy Drinks" peeling "a skin" from famous bottles like Coke, Evian and etc. ecorche-drinks

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Minsk Style

When I first time saw the concept work for Minsk, Belarus capital rebranding, done by Moscow-based designer Maxim Ali, I was confused with that bright stripes and fresh forms. What they all to do with the city like Minsk? But later things grow on me and I spotted a new video for "Think Minsk" project done by another talent Alex Frolov. I won't ever be so sceptical, the things must change, we can't stick to old habits and not revolutionize the whole perception of the object huge as the city. Great job!

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(Russian only) http://vimeo.com/72693983

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St.Petersburg Timelapse 2012 HD

The most awesome timelapse I've ever saw and not because it is about the city I live and love, but because of the professional level and quality bring us by Vitaly Karpovich from Grodno, Belorussia, studying now in StPete University of Cinematography (hope they understand what a gem they've got)

http://vimeo.com/46358463