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Onya Cycles: Saul Griffiths' New Urban Electric Bike

The designer and inventor Saul Griffith is working on a new electric-assisted bike that will be able to haul stuff up the hills of San Francisco.

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As an inventor, Saul Griffith has spent a lot of time thinking about how to make useful things. Griffith developed innovative...

As an inventor, Saul Griffith has spent a lot of time thinking about how to make useful things. Griffith developed innovative designs for low-cost prescription glasses and energy-producing kites, founded the DIY website Instructables, and created a comprehensive carbon calculator called WattzOn. He was also awarded a MacArthur "genius" grant in 2007. Recently, onstage at high-profile conferences such as TED and PopTech, Griffith has been arguing that we need to stop buying things and then throwing them away so quickly. In short, we need more "heirloom design."

GOOD: What do you mean by "heirloom design?"

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