Oopsmark settled on using recycled bicycle tires sourced from a local recycling initiative called Consortium Echo-Logique. Held together with gold studs, this minimalist upcycled bicycle wine rack offers an eco-friendly and chic way to carry your favorite bottle of wine around town.
via Oopsmark Upcycles Old Tires into Classy Bicycle Wine Rack for Vegans | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
Peter Debelak, co-owner of Soulcraft Woodshop and Gallery, a membership-based community woodworking workshop in Cleveland, did just that. He used a construction adhesive designed specifically for bonding porous to non-porous mixed materials, such as metal to wood or ceramic to drywall, to create a rotating wine rack made out of a bicycle wheel, as well as a shelf and coat rack constructed from a repurposed bicycle crank-set and handlebars. “More and more we’re seeing people personalize their home decor by transforming fascinating objects they love into home accessories and furnishings,” said Debelak.
via Home Help: Spring into simple DIY home decorating trends – News – Littleton Independent – Littleton, MA.
bicycle murals from Argentinian artist Mart who began painting on the streets of Buenos Aires in the 1990s at the tender age of 12.
via Bicycle Street Art by Mart | Colossal.
Masterworks Woodcycles – amazing!
Bill Holloway and Mauro Hernandez of Masterworks Woodworking in San Jose, CA, salvage condemned city trees, then build beautiful bicycles out of them.
Blog post: spotsunknown.com/urban-tree-to-bicycle/ via Urban Tree to Bicycle.
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Consisting of combinations of bike handles and saddles mounted on wooden plates, the constructions play upon the traditional hunting trophy and send a saucy wink towards Picasso’s iconic “Bull Head” sculpture. Calling the series “Upcycle Fetish,” Scheiger explains some of the context around this tongue-in-cheek design:
Pablo Picasso saw it first and created his “cabeza de toro”. I needed a bicycle hanger. And then I needed a hanger for bicycle caps and while I was on it, something to hang my umbrella unto. And when left bare I see a tribute to my fetish, the bicycle.
via Cheeky recycled bike trophies for hanging things up : TreeHugger.
Regardless of the results at the polls, resist temptation to toss election signs in the trash.
Kent Peterson, a bicycle advocate and bike shop mechanic who manages Kent’s Bike Blog, harnessed the recycling potential of leftover political paraphernalia as a way to prevent puddles from splashing up at him as he tooled around the Pacific Northwest on a fold-up bike.
He devised a technique for building bicycle fenders with rigid plastic boards often used in political yard signs.Peterson crafted a handlebar basket out of corrugated plastic signage.
Peterson crafted bike bags for the handlebars and behind the seat out of old political signs – handy for stowing sunscreen, snacks and other necessities on road trips.“It’s quite easy to work [with],’’ Peterson says.
“It’s kind of like origami, in a way.”
Catch the rest of the article via Discarded Campaign Signs Recycled into Clever Bicycle Accessories – Earth911.com.
Photo: Kent Peterson The project worked nicely enough to encourage him to adapt the idea for building other bike accessories.