Bamboo Bike Studio-Now this is ingenious!!

May 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

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BUILD HIGHLIGHTS

Check out the finished product as built by members of the BBS community. We offer workshops in San Francisco, Toronto, Greensboro, Alabama and Camden, Maine.

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KITS

Build a bamboo bike at home, school, or with your local bike shop. Our kits contain the materials necessary to build one bamboo bike frame.

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SOCIETY FOR USEFUL ARTS

We are a founding member of the Society for Useful Arts, a collective of craftsmen, tinkerers, and engineers dedicated to creating practical tools for the modern world.

The Bamboo Bike Studio provides people with the knowledge and tools to make their own bikes. We believe that the best bike is the bike you build yourself.

Our customers can take part in a bike-making workshop, or buy a bike-making kit. We collaborate with DIYers, partner with schools, and help set up bike-making factories overseas. Our goal is to offer the lowest cost and highest value bicycle, customized to suit our builders’ diverse needs.

 


Combining…A new creative thinking exercise for the weekend…

April 27, 2012 § Leave a comment

Combining is a bit like playing with Mr Potato head-you combine different facial features and add them to a plastic potato. You combine different foods to make a beautiful meal.  But what I want you to try is mixing things up a bit.  Try combining unusual things together and see what you get. Like mixing natural perfumes to get a beautiful smell out of odd combinations.  Who knows the world is your oyster. Tell me what you cam up with..

Paul Smith is coming out with a new book….Paul Smith A to Z

April 26, 2012 § Leave a comment

I just love Paul Smith. His twisted and humorous takes on the classics…So when I heard he was coming out with a second book due out in the states in June I hoped on it. Available on Amazon is where I found it.

Creative thinking game….

April 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Okay lets play the game of Combining..

This is how you play.

FIrst pick an item…any old item.

Okay I picked a spoon….Now if We could combine it what would we combine it with? Okay you got 1 minute….

A bowl, a tray, a saucer, a cup, a fork, spagetti……Come n keep going you have one minture…come up with all the things you can combine it with in one minute….how can you multiply the purpose of the spoon? I know you can do it…Your goal is to come up with as many things as you can possibly combine a  spoon with….come on you can do it.

Okay what did you get?

if you scored over 6 items good, over 10 better….over 20 you are something!! Great work.

New work commission

February 19, 2012 § Leave a comment

I worked in the studio yesterday getting some more retablos ready and some retablo trays –which I share here. I just love the way they turned out.

Retablos being readied for a show…

February 10, 2012 § Leave a comment

There is something so special about painting retablos.  There is sort of what is it….like a connection or a feeling of being connected to all that is good.  I always feel so positive after I paint these little jewels, and I hope they bring that same positive feeling to the kind souls that buy them.  I paint these all of the time as they just feel so good to paint. A show is going up with them next week and I am also filling in a lot that have already sold so it will be loads of fun to see them all together..you are sort of getting a sneak peek. Enjoy and thanks for looking!

Happy Valentines Day

February 9, 2012 § Leave a comment

Here are some hand painted cards I made for friends and family…hope you like the

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