Sono Mocci: Faux Ivy Bike Lock That’s Sure to Get Your Bike Stolen Sep 15, 2010


I really despise “high design” and conceptual garbage like this:

why does our bicycle need to be connected to light poles by chains like a criminal in prison? inspired by nature, the design of this cable wire lock is a mimicry of ivy. it is unified in our daily scene and promotes protection of the environment. it is soft and feels natural. ‘ivy’ is a plug to awaken the relationship between you and society. 4 dial number lock, steel wire + silicon gom-covered. 2 sizes: short (900mm), long (1500mm)

How the hell can this be classified as a bike lock? Oh and it was shortlisted in a Seoul Cycle Design completion. Really? All you need to get rid of vines, in both cases are some shears. Why not design something with a world-wide application instead of what bike lock to use at a monastery? Good design isn’t gimmicky, it’s applicable. Check out more at Design Boom.

  • Anthony Hernandez

    This lock wouldn’t even last at a preschool. Whoever decided to go through with mass production is a fucking idiot.

  • jess versus

    hey, i invented a lock that’s about as effective:

    …comes in all different colors and sizes, too! :P

  • blair

    you know some moron’s going to not only use this but even worse — they’ll use it on a parking meter.

  • Florian

    I would rather duct tape my bike to something

  • Craig

    “Why does our bicycle need to be connected to light poles by chains like a criminal in prison?”

    This is especially funny to me, because once I was so poor that I could only afford a pair of handcuffs ($9.99 at your local army surplus store!) to lock my bike with.

  • travis

    …whatever you do, don’t go look at the rest of the shortlisted stuff. or do; for a good laugh.

  • jordan

    i cut through that with a pair of kleins.

  • logan


  • b. taylor

    That link to Universal Garden Tools cracked me up!

  • RJCrouch

    Did anyone else see that they don’t use their ‘shift’ key?

    also worthless

  • Piers

    since when have fake vines ever looked good? a truly awful concept. though whether it is safe or not depends on your situation. most bikes in Japan have a simple loop that locks the wheel to the frame, making it unrideable, but not immobile. I’ve not been to South Korea but perhaps the situation is the same, that bikes are rarely stolen?

  • anon

    i like it. good idea for sure, just not useful in an urban setting. college/small town material for sure.

  • mike

    “Good design isn’t gimmicky, it’s applicable.”
    well said

  • santiago

    Wow, April Fools isnt here yet guys

  • cj

    it strangely invites theft. just out of spite. fail.

  • Gener


    Alah Protects the True Believers.

  • scott

    its a design concept, thats all, it’s not in production but i don’t see the harm in tarting it up a fairly mundane part of cycling? follow the link and check out the very odd spoke pattern on the close up front wheel, go figure that out