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.
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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.
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.”
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
Eric Standley is an associate professor in the School of Visual Arts in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Virginia Tech.
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.
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.
This particular piece was commissioned by the Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation to honour its founder, Sir Nicholas Nuttal.
The ‘Misfortune Cookies’ by Pechkeks give a dark, sarcastic twist to the fortune cookies.
The German-based company has produced black fortune cookies that contain brutally honest, and sometimes downright depressing, messages. For instance, one reads, “Things will get better. Sometime. Maybe.”
The packaging features scratchy black and white illustrations of evil teddy bears and black cats, all to reflect the gothic theme and dark humor.
If you ever want to get away from city life and find peace in a beautiful place, the perfect destination for you is Giethoorn in the Netherlands.Beautiful nature, old houses, ride boats in channels or walk after numerous wooden bridges … Simply, it is a place that offers you relaxation and also to briefly forget the noisy cars, because they are here not welcome, primarily because this tale like place does not have roads.Giethoorn became known only after 1958, when Dutch director Bert Haanstra here captures his famous comedy “Fanfare”, so this place is now a real tourist attraction. At the beginning of the thirteenth century, Giethoorn has been set up by settlers from the Mediterranean.
This place has about 2,600 citizens who live in homes of their own private islands. About 180 bridges are the only way to arrive to most of the houses, and of course, the second option are the small boats.In Giethoorn there are various museums where you can learn about the life and work of the last 100 years, to see pottery works, as well as old cars, bikes and sleds. There are also organized numerous art exhibitions, and there are special activities for children. During the winter, this place is extremely attractive for fans of ice skating.
The beauty of this place visitors can discover with organized ship tours, and can rent a boat and drive themselves through the canal. The second way to meet Giethoorn is a walk on the wooden bridges or renting a bike.This beautiful village is located in the northwestern province Overijssel, in the central part of the Netherlands. From Amsterdam it is situated about 90 kilometers away and from Rotterdam and Hague and about 110.
Cape Town-based artist Lorraine Loots took up a remarkable 365-day challenge: to create a miniature painting every single day for an entire year. The artist began her challenge in the beginning of 2013 and, after enjoying the routine of her successful challenge, she decided to continue with the “Postcards for Ants” project in 2014.
The young artist has dedicated this year’s works exclusively to Cape Town, which happens to be the official World Design Capital of 2014. Fans of Loots’s work can write to the artist and book up-coming paintings or prints, or suggest Cape Town-themed ideas or places for her to paint.
If You Would Like More info Check Her Out At: lorraineloots.com
Loots’ work is inspired by animals, nature, books and food.
She plans to create 100 mini paintings in 2015.