RETREET redefines disaster relief by engaging communities to replant lost trees.
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This week, we feature a whole host of bicycle and tree related art projects, all of which should bring a smile to your face.
Are you a fan of Monty Python? A big enough fan to attach a coconut clapping device to your bicycle so that it sounds like a trotting horse while you're riding? Yes, there is an app for that.
This 16-year-old artist uses fallen leaves as her canvases, and creates some strikingly beautiful cityscapes in paint. Her work also promotes a simple idea: we do not need to cut trees down for paper. Take a look at her inspired offerings.
PAINTING ON LEAVES (photos)
Before there were iPhones and bluetooth speakers, there were record and gramophone players. Now, thanks to the ingenuity of a couple of Dutch designers, you can turn your bike into one of the latter and rock your preferred tunes with a stroke of the pedal. Talk about a soundtrack to life!
BICYCLE THAT PLAYS RECORDS (photos)
Most of us treat cardboard as a disposable form of packaging. One artist, Evan Jospin, has given the product a profound second life. Invoking the strong and durable yet raw and impermanent qualities of the medium, which mirror those of trees, she carves intricate and dense forests by gluing several layers together and slowly excising the interior. Hers is some incredible work.
DENSE CARDBOARD FORESTS (photos)
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The remnants of a petrified forest protrude from the shores of Cardigan Bay off the British Coast, especially after a rough storm. Are these stumps, buried by peat thousands of years ago, Cantre'r Gwaelod, the Welsh Atlantis? The photos are fantastic.
Johnnyrandom's album "Bespoken" was crafted using sounds collected from various parts of a bicycle. How many of them do you recognize? Quite catchy tunes!
There are some amazing places to camp out there, most of which get their character and charm from the nearby trees. Some of the best in world are pictured below.
Have a great week!
PETRIFIED WELSH ATLANTIS (photo essay)
MUSIC FROM BICYCLE PARTS (music and video)
AMAZING CAMPING SPOTS (photo essay)
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There's nothing like a nice place to sit at the end of a long day, especially one that involves an epic ride. The chairs below, comprised of LED lights and traditional wood, have no lack of visual appeal. We would love to see more of this work!
A traffic jam in Belgium slowed to a halt at the height of World War II. 70 years later, a forest has grown up around the rusted cars. Take a look at this moment frozen in time. It's enchanting.
Levav, an Israeli artist, makes life-size dog statues out of used bicycle parts. Her work deserves a look.
Enjoy the links!
70-YEAR-OLD TRAFFIC JAM IN BELGIUM
DOG ART FROM BICYCLE PARTS
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SS&T has reached the half-year mark! It's amazing how time flies.
We hope you enjoy this week's links. The first, a look at the potential of wooden skyscrapers, brought to you via Michael Green and TED. Then, a record player that plays slices of wood, finding music in rings of age. Finally, the JiveBike, a foldable, chainless, electric bicycle that fits under your desk. A new way to commute?
Expect some big news this week. You might have already caught glimpses and hints here and there...