Monthly Archives: June 2015

Pub-Sheds Are A Growing Trend Worth Seeing

Did you buy that house with the yard so the kids could have a place to run around, but now they’re all grown up? It’s time to reclaim that yard and give it a grown-up touch. To be honest, even if you do still have small children, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to kick back in your own personal pub while they play outside.

These sheds-turned-pubs will inspire you to finally clean out your shed, but not to organize your tools. They’ll have to find a new home while you work on this project.
It looked small from the outside, but the above shed reveals a Marilyn Monroe themed bar complete with a flat screen television for watching the game. 
Escape to your own cabana in a light wood-finished and wicker-furnished shed. Don’t forget the hammock.
This nondescript shed opens up into a 50’s style soda-stand. 
With beers on tap and a full juke box, the term “being in the dog house” takes on a whole new meaning.
Your renovation doesn’t require a big shed. A couple of benches and a center grille also make for a cozy hide-away. Add a few mirrors and decorative steins and you have yourself a pub. 
One household took a small rectangular shed and added bar windows and outdoor seating. The brightly decorated interior is big enough to house everything the bartender needs while comfortably mixing up a cocktail. 
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Posted by on June 28, 2015 in Uncategorized


Chop-E Electric Bike Goes 329 Miles For 1$

Chop-E Electric Bike

If you are looking for a new electric bike to cruise the streets on, the Chop-E bike may be worth more investigation, and can travel 329 miles for a single dollar, saving you money in the process.

Not only does the Chop-E bike look much more fun than most electric bikes on the market it’s also equipped with a powerful 1 kW engine together with a 20Ah battery consisting of 16x LiFePo4 elements providing 48volts.

Chop-E Electric Bike

The tyre on the rear of the electric bike takes the form of a 20″ diameter and 3″ wide moulding fitted around an 18 inch alloy rim. Watch the video below to learn more about this very unique electric bike that is capable of reaching speeds of up to 20 mph or 35 km an hour with a range of 35+ miles. Its creator Allan Rosenberg explains a little more.

“We could start by telling You the long story about how, what and why, but we believe that pictures and videos are much better. Moreover, we believe that making things happen is more important than idealizing Your word documents – at least that is how we made Chop-E.

Chop-E is an awesome electric two-wheeler with a unique design and the coolest ever feeling from riding it. It is a very fine combination of custom parts and designs combined with off-the-shelf products. Now, to begin, we suggest that You check out the video, because it will give You a slight hint of the emotions You get while riding the Chop-E.”

*though this is not the first prototype in the picture, well, and the first picture is from 3rd of April :) - this is to be perfectly clear and honest ;)

The Chop-E Electric Bike project is currently over on the Kickstarter crowd funding website looking to raise $100,000 in pledges to go into manufacture. So if you think Chop-E is something you would enjoy riding, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge from $4,499 and help the Chop-E Electric Bike become a reality

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Posted by on June 10, 2015 in Uncategorized


New Stained Glass Windows Made from Stacked Laser-Cut Paper by Eric Standley


Eric Standley is an associate professor in the School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.

Standley’s artwork is truly cutting edge, with layer upon layer of intricately laser-cut sheets of paper forming a rich, colorful, and detailed whole. He is a pioneer in the techniques used to create his art, which recently started an international buzz with art collectors, blogs, and media, including Wired Magazine UK, Metaal Magazine Netherlands and Discovery Canada.


His vector drawings were initially inspired by the geometry in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation. The pieces are painstakingly assembled from laser-cut paper layered to create elaborate three-dimensional works of art. Often these works are created using well over 100 layers of paper and can take months of planning and drawing. The result is so intricately detailed that the pieces must be viewed from multiple perspectives to be fully appreciated.




The artist says his inspiration comes from the geometry found in Gothic and Islamic architectural ornamentation which he somewhat jokingly calls “folk math.”

Standley currently has work as part of “Fold, Paper, Scissors” at the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona, and is an included artist in the upcoming book Mandala Masterworks by Paul Heussenstamm. You can see many new pieces from the last several years on his website.

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Posted by on June 9, 2015 in Uncategorized


An 18-Foot, 60-Ton Girl Holds Up The Ocean In The World’s Largest Ever Underwater Sculpture

Artist Jason deCaires Taylor installed this stunning 18-feet-tall, 60-ton underwater sculpture of Bahamian girl carrying the weight of the ocean in Nassau, Bahamas.

Earlier this month, artist Jason deCaires Taylor installed this stunning 18-feet-tall, 60-ton underwater sculpture of Bahamian girl carrying the weight of the ocean in Nassau, Bahamas.

 The piece is called “Ocean Atlas” and is reportedly the largest ever underwater sculpture. The title is a reference to the ancient Greek myth of Atlas, a Titan who held up the celestial spheres and personified endurance.
 Taylor is known for his stunning underwater cement sculptures. According to Taylor, his sculptures are created from “sustainable pH-neutral material that encourages the growth of coral and other marine wildlife”, which means it will transform into a coral reef.

This particular piece was commissioned by the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation to honour its founder, Sir Nicholas Nuttal.

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Posted by on June 2, 2015 in Uncategorized