SAWYER DIY WOODEN BIKE - Jurgen Kuipers
Awarded with first place in the bicycle segment of the international bicycle design competition in Taipei, the low-rider beach cruiser by dutch designer Jurgen Kuipers is conceived with a custom made beech plywood frame. Constructed out of wooden panels, the bike also comes available as scale 1:1 model kit – with all the required parts to make it fully functional. The components come in a box like an injection molded sprue for model cars, where they can then be cut out and put together.
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30,000 LEDs Turn Budapest’s Trams into Time Machines
Its common for cities to turn on the festive lights during the holiday season, and the Hungarian capital of Budapest is no exception. Every winter the city gets covered in festive lights and decorations, but the most amazing spectacle is the city’s trams.
They are covered in 30,000 bright blinking LED lights. The coolest part of this, is when photographers take slightly longer exposure photographs. The end result is these amazing photos that appear as if the trams are time travelling machines from another dimension.
This video is so powerful that it brought me to tears in the first 15 seconds.
Not only does slavery still exist the world today, but there are MORE slaves now than there has ever been in history. That seems a little hard to believe, I know. 27 MILLION men, women and children are enslaved, and this video was made to bring awareness to a portion of those people who are enslaved in sex trafficking.
I was brought aware to this issue in 2012 at the Passion conference in Atlanta. My heart was broken for all of these people and I wanted to make a change in the world. No one deserves to live their life as a slave, they deserve a life just like you and me. Just by spreading awareness, slavery will be stopped and people’s lives will be SAVED.
Do you live in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Las Vegas, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Tampa, or Washington, DC? Because those cities are the top cities in America where sex trafficking is the worst.
In Europe, there are annually 600,000 to 800,000 men, women and children caught in sex trafficking.
And South East Asia, is the LARGEST exporters of sex slaves to brothels to Japan, China, Australia, Europe, and the United States.
Every minute there are at least 2 children becoming victims of sex trafficking. And the average life span of a child who is a sex slave is TWO YEARS, because they have either been beaten to death, caught an STD or overdosed on the drugs forced upon them.
So, I ask you now to please reblog this. Spread the word. The more people who know, the more chances there are to give these people a life of their own. If you haven’t heard of END IT movement, then I suggest that you look it up or you can click here to look at their website.
This past weekend, photographer Josh Newton captured striking and dramatic photos of the newlyweds April Hartley and Michael Wolber set against the backdrop of the blazing Two Bulls wildfire in Oregon, documenting a wild experience that’s sure to be unforgettable for both the couple and the photographer.
Watercolor heroes - Blule
Disney has a lot to answer for…
Disney and Pixar may well be regretting their decision to loose Toy Story’s Sheriff Woody on the Japanese figure market, given the sort of figures he ended up rubbing shoulders with, to say nothing of the perverted minds of his many owners…
The original Revoltech Woody figure used in this long-running meme is still available here and there.
“Lumio” is a portable light that folds up just like a book, created by architect and designer Max Gunawan.
Lumio is the first product from a studio dedicated to helping people live large with less. The studio is focused on multi-functional, everyday objects that are simple, intuitive and beautiful.
The Lumio brand creates modern lighting systems with the simple goal of giving people the freedom to experience beautiful lighting wherever they are.
Studio Ghibli - 1985- 2014
Headquartered in Kogane, Tokyo, Studio Ghibli is easily the most famous Japanese animation and film studio in the world. Founded in 1985, the company’s logo features the fan-favorite Totoro from Hayao Miyazaki’s “My Neighbor Totoro.” Many many times has Studio Ghibli been called “the Disney of Japan” and Hayao Miyazaki“the Walt Disney of Japan.” I certainly can’t argue with that – Miyazaki and Ghibli are both pretty magical.
Over the years Studio Ghibli has won many awards for their whimsical creations and in 2002, Spirited Away won a Golden Bear and an Oscar for Best Animated Feature. To this day it remains the only film made outside of the English-speaking world to have done so.
First: watch the video. Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it’s such an odd process that results in something that’s both a painting and sculptural. Wonderful.
Flexible Wooden Bookshelf Warps to Wrap All Book Sizes
Chuck is a shelving system which was created inspired by the idea to create individually flexible room.
At first glance a simple wooden wall shelf, at closer inspection a shelving system made up of flexible wooden planks that is adapting to the objects it preserves and displays. Chuck consists of six wooden planks with two stainless steel locking collars placed at the ends.
Chuck allows to experience intermediate room, to exploit the possibilities of the elements and to design individual room. The planks of wood can be lifted separately in order to display your favorite items. Depending on the quantity when filled, the planks stretch out and the wall shelf takes on a different shape.
The result is an intriguing interaction of flexibility and stability, a structure of waves that rise and fall which easily creates room for all of your favourite items.
Material: wood, stainless steel.