Bike Meets Sewing Machine

This is sort of an oldie but goodie re-blogged from StarsWeAre.  This a short post about man and his bike powered sewing machine.  Happy Earth Day!

Bike Meets Sewing Machine, A Love Story

I love when two unrelated things are combined to make something useful and creative. If you can get past the hipster cuteness, watch this video, it’s a great idea. The New Museum of New York and Spanish fabric brand peSeta teamed up to work on the project named Bicycle Cap, this was initiated by ad agency Leo Burnett Iberia. They are not the first to make a bike powered sewing machine, which have been used by craft artists over the years, but the way they present the idea across in this video about hybrid power is kind of a hybrid in itself, is it an ad? documentary? or just plain cute? directed by Zipi, it gets the point across without being preachy.

The Bicycle Cap by peSeta for the New Museum from casa peSeta on Vimeo.

Below is Paul Nosa and his mobile sewing bike…

 

Artist: Paul Nosa sewing bicycle

Artist: Paul Nosa, patches make by sewing bicycle

Artist: Paul Nosa, awesome discount!

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2011-05/26/bicycle-cap
http://oaklandnorth.net/2010/07/03/bicycle-powered-sewing-machine/
http://bikeportland.org/2005/11/14/bike-powered-sewing-machine-635

http://starsweare.com/2011/05/27/bike-meets-sewing-machine-a-love-story/

Modern Hippie

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I always thought of myself as a rocker, but I guess I’m just a modern hippie at heart.  I’m less granola and Birkenstock and more urban gardens, creative recycling, DIY style, metaphysics and modular furniture.  I can also appreciate the color spectrum of crystals and natural rocks and use them for inspiration in design.  I love both natural and man-made design, but don’t like man-made materials at the cost of our health, animals, environment or unethical labor conditions.  I know not everything will come without a price, even the organic things come at the expense of something else, but the less damage overall and the more in tune with nature, the better. 

So I decided to embrace this notion of Hippie Modernism and created a homage below via Pinterest, I put together some images on a board that I thought were inspiring, modern, fresh and sustainable.  Just looking at this board makes me happy!

So I guess the hippies were right, groovy!

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” -Joseph Campbell

(click on photo to see board)

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