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UHURU | Design, craft and style in heirloom furniture

This post is for my friend Hilary – who loved the Coney Island Boardwalk so much she wrote a grant to go there.

UHURU co-founders Bill Hilgendorf and Jason Horvath were recognized for their innovation in their field and selected to be amongst the 40. Their original Cyclone Lounger fabricated from reclaimed Coney Island Boardwalk ipe was acquired by the museum for its permanent collection for the exhibition.

UHURU | Design, craft and style in heirloom furniture.

16-Year-Old Coney Island Boardwalk Community Garden Bulldozed Ahead of Childs Restaurant Revamp | Inhabitat New York City

The technique of demolition under cover of night has to stop. It is common practice to bulldoze community sensitive places, like historical buildings or in this example – gardens with animals.

It is unethical for developers to demolish buildings and raze structures under cover of darkness without advanced notification to the community.

We really need to address the permitting processes at the government level if we are going to change this grievous practice. Then make it punishable by law and preferable jail-time for developer perpetrators.

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Community activists told the NY Post that construction workers waited until 5 a.m. on the morning of December 28th to begin the abrupt demolition. According to witnesses, work crews first gathered and moved the 20 chickens living in the garden to pet carriers outside the plot, however it seems that dozens of cats, rabbits, and pigeons fled before the machines moved in. Soon after, backhoes and bulldozers rolled in, tearing apart plots that have grown everything from hundreds of pounds of tomatoes, cabbage, zucchinis, and other vegetables.

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Reclaimed IPE Coney Island Boardwalk Trivet Limited by dfnqline

Reclaimed IPE Coney Island Boardwalk Trivet - Limited Edition

From Coney Island to your table, this stylish, limited-edition trivet offers more than great design: It’s a piece of the Boardwalk–and thus, of course, an iconic piece of history. Made from Ipe wood reclaimed from the Boardwalk during its last renovation in 2010, this playful, modular design consists of 14 individual handmade wood pieces that can be separated and assembled in limitless ways, allowing you to create your own design concept and function. Each piece is carefully selected, hand-notched and hand-sanded.

Reclaimed IPE Coney Island Boardwalk Trivet - Limited Edition

Reclaimed IPE Coney Island Boardwalk Trivet - Limited Edition

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The Sounder: A Reclaimed Wood Megaphone For Your iPad | Earthtechling

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The Sounder is both a genius idea and a labor of love. Created by New York-based designer Howard Fink, the device at first appears to be nothing more than a simple block of wood. The secret to its amplification power comes from the special slot designed to hold your iPad at the perfect angle. When you hit play on your favorite album, sound from the iPad speaker is directed into the horn, an inverted semicircle hollowed out into the Sounder’s base.

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And the best part? The Sounder is made from 100 percent reclaimed wood, all of which comes from salvaged 19th century buildings, including some from the iconic Coney Island boardwalk. Check out the project’s Kickstarter page to learn how you can get one.

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via The Sounder: A Reclaimed Wood Megaphone For Your iPad | Earthtechling.