Bicycle Vanity

by DIY Maven

Benjamin Bullins mixed media discarded bicycle turned into a bathroom vanity

Just when you thought you'd seen everything in the way of bathroom vanities come this creation from artist Benjamin Bullins. Taking his inspiration from a single object--in this case a discarded bicycle--Benjamin then

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Studio Tour: Holly Magner of Grovecraft

by Bruno Bornsztein

Holly Magner's GroveCraft studio

"I make things out of other things". That's how Holly Magner describes the mission of GroveCraft, her one-woman handmade apparel company. Magner's main products are felted mittens and unique bicycling hats, both of which she produces at home in her studio. Though it's not mass production, there's a lot of stitching involved, with runs of hats or mittens sometimes numbering in the hundreds. As a result, Magner's workspace is designed to be...

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Bicycle wheels become pot rack; lazy susan

by DIY Maven

Bicycle wheels become pot rack; lazy susan

MWT travels extensively to Asia and to Taiwan specifically. An intrepid eater, one of his favorite things there is experiencing restaurant ‘wheels’. The ‘wheel’, or what we might call a lazy susan, is a common–if not manditory–component on Taiwanese dinner tables. Although MWT has sampled many exotic delicacies offered up on the wheel, I have a feeling the wheels themselves didn’t look quite like this one made of an old bicycle wheel. But...

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Flatpack To Go: IKEA Debuts Bike Trailers.

by Chris Gardner

Those brilliant, brilliant Danes, who've given us Jacobsen, Panton, Lars Von Trier, aebleskivers, Hamlet and Beowulf, are now providing IKEA shoppers with no-charge bicycles and trailers to cart their flatpacked goods home. "IKEA initiated the program upon finding that roughly 20% of their Danish customers ride their bicycles to the stores, even though most of them live outside of the city. Now for a nominal deposit they can borrow a trailer...

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