- Bike & Friends -
There are many hand-crank washing tubs out there, but they cost money. Heck with that! I made my own Hand-Crank Wash Tub out of recycled and upcycled bits & pieces lying around my shed for FREE!
- Bike & Friends -
These beautiful electric bikes are made by Italian craftsman Luca Agnelli from Agnelli Milan Bikes. They are handmade from carefully […]
- Mechanic & Friends -
Furniture made out of used and discarded tires, oil drums, and bicycle parts: We recently came across an incident where […]
- Recycled Rubber -
Used bicycle innertubes can be upcycled into functional items like jewellery, wallets, wristlets, key hides, chair and stool weavings, etcetera, and are also incorporated into visual arts. I chose to make jewellery from the innertubes I rescued from a curbside bin destined for a landfill. I was on a coffee run one evening, on garbage night, and saw a bunch of snakey-looking things dropping from a trash bin. Curious, I stopped and found it was a half dozen blown bicycle inner tubes. All kinds of creative ideas flashed through my mind in seconds. I just had to have those innertubes, so I took all of them. Though I create many one-of-a-kind pieces from salvaged discards, my love of working with these snakey, rubbery loops evolved from this serendipitous 'find'.
- Recycled Art -
Unchained, by the artist Nirit Levav, is a collection of real-size dogs sculptures, made out of recycled bicycle parts, mostly chains. Despite the use of metal, they have a gentleness and sensitivity to them. Levav manages to capture the dogs in moments and expressions that make it hard to believe they are made of scrap metal.
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