Trophies Without Tears: Old Bike Parts Get Upcycled into Wall Art

June 6, 2014 by  
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  Upcycled Trophies is a series of wall mounts created by Spanish sculptor Enrique Recio, who combines his twin passions for sculpture and vintage bicycle restoration to create these one-of-a-kind art pieces. Hand-cut and sewn in the Neumatikworks design workshop in Spain, each faux hunting trophy is made with vintage recycled bike seats and  bicycle tires . Each trophy hints at depicting wildlife and endangered species, but no animals are harmed in the process. The creative intention is to give a second life to bicycles that are no longer rideable. + Neumatikworks The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal head , animal head trophies , animal trophies , bicycle seats , bicycle tires , bike animal heads , bike seats , bike tire , bike tires , bike trophy , Enrique Recio , Neumatikworks , recycled bike parts , recycled tires , trophies , trophy , wall art , wall trophy

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Sandwichbike is a Flat Pack Wooden Bicycle You Can Assemble in Less Than an Hour

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If you’ve ever dreamed of building your own bike but don’t have any experience, you may want to check out the Pedalfactory’s Sandwichbike. Inspired by flat pack furniture , this wooden bike is shipped in a compact cardboard box and can be easily assembled in under an hour. The eye-catching frame is built from sustainably harvested beech plywood and treated to withstand the outdoor elements. The key to the ingenious design lies in the carefully milled aluminum cylinders that snap together to transform the flat pack collection of separate wood panels and wheels into a fully functioning Sandwichbike. The Pedalfactory has also recently launched four new models of their successful wooden bicycle built for a variety of cycling conditions and landscapes. + Pedalfactory The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: beech plywood , bicycle , bicycles , bike , flat pack bicycle , flat pack bike , pedalfactory , reader submitted content , Sandwichbike , sustainable harvested plywood , sustainably harvested wood

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15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair

June 6, 2014 by  
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From a sleeping bag that charges your gadgets to entire buildings warmed by body heat , scientists are harvesting the heat emitted by humans as a source of renewable energy. But the latest development in thermoelectric energy generation doesn’t come from a high-tech lab at MIT; it comes from Ann Makosinski, a 15-year-old Canadian girl who developed a flashlight that is powered by the heat from a human hand . With the aim of reducing the number of single-use batteries that are thrown in landfills, Makosinski developed the innovative flashlight, which can be developed cheaply and deployed to populations that can’t afford electricity to light their homes. Read the rest of 15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 15 year old , Ann Makosinski , Google , Google Science Fair , Hollow Flashlight , human heat , human-powered flashlight , renewable energy , science fair , teenager , thermal energy , thermoelectric flashlight

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