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American Hand


Sorry for the lack of posts as of late. Had to post this up… American Hand is a series of documentaries, created by Jon Walley,  detailing the thoughts and processes that go into making American-made products. This video shows how FBM makes their frames…

Here is the description from the Vimeo page:

Joby Springsteen is a welder, musician & friend from Binghamton NY. He works for FBM Bikes, enjoys long walks on the beach, making his own music gear and eating Freschott pizza. Joby is part of a company that has grounded itself in DIY and American made pride since its very birth, people like Joby and FBM make us proud to ride bikes.


Blink Steady Bike Light

Finally someone has designed a nice looking bike light that you can leave installed on you bike when you have to lock it up. This light is waterproof and features torx screws so it’s harder to steal. The project was posted on kickstarter and has gone into full production, you can check that out here if you’re interested in picking one up. They start at $95 and feature an automatic on/off mechanism that is triggered by darkness, so once its installed you don’t have to do much besides change the batteries.


Aluminum and Wood Table

Update: Thanks to a comment by thealexmac I now know that this table is actually not concrete but rather the legs are made of aluminum. Here is a link to the Hilla Shamia’s portfolio page which has more information on the table.

Came across this while browsing around. I really like the contrast between the wood and concrete aluminum and how the concrete aluminum creates veins within the wood plank. There was no info with the when I found it so if anyone knows who built it let me know in the comments.


Exploded Eames Lounge

Really nice exhibit featuring an exploded Eames loung chair. I think this is at the Henry Ford Museum but I could not find a working link. I really need to get a hold of one of these chairs…


Open End Wrench Hooks

Add this to your found wood work bench and you’re all set.


Carabiner Key

This is a great idea – key/caribiner hybrid. Might have to pick one up… available here.


Ghost Pontiac

This 1939 Pontiac is up for auction in July. The car was a display model for the Futurama display at the 1939 World’s Fair. Check after the break for some close up images of the ghost car. (more…)


dAlH20rean


This rc car runs on aluminum soda can tabs. It’s called the dAlH20rean and it was created by Aleix Llovet and Xavier Salueña. This is really cool and it pays homage to the back to the future movies.

Spotted on: Engadget


Shark Tea Infuser


This is awesome. I would probably drink more tea if I had one of these.


Rim Production

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Saw this posted up on a blog I check out from time to time, LE CONTAINER. Its a short video about how bike rims are produced, similar to the show How It’s Made. Pretty cool watch.