Saturday, October 9, 2010

Build Your Own BLENDER?

Build Your Own “Bicimaqunia”((BLENDER?))

Tucked into the hills of San Andreas Itzapa, 2010 Curry Stone finalist, Maya Pedal, 
has been re-purposing bikes into needed machines that run solely by pedal power.  
Over the last decade they’ve fashioned washing machines, coffee grinders and
 water pumps out of donated bike parts. But the most whimsical design is the 
Bicycle Blender, used even in a local cafe and by the volunteers for meals.  All of
 their “Bicimaqunas” designs are available online, so anyone can put together their
 own breakfast with a few strawberries, bananas, a bit of ice, and a quick ride on a bike.

I hope energy never fall in this planet........but for a point of view is the right moment make
 our brain......RUN....!!!!!!!!!

Welcome to Accidental Mysteries

John Foster 

Accidental Mysteries, 10.03.10

Welcome to Accidental Mysteries, a weekly cabinet of curiosities set aside for your perusal and enlightenment. Not for the faint of heart or anyone whose head does not reach the top of my cane, here you will find objects of great mystery and design, uncovered and brought to light by the magic of the digital age. From the dusty backrooms of current and defunct museums, curiosity shops and the alchemist’s laboratory — I can say with epistemological certainty that these signs and wonders have oft been exposed after hiding amongst the populous in plain sight. Step inside to witness the gravures of yesteryear, the magnificent diagrams of failed inventions and the ontological scrawls of The Cartesian Other. Yes indeed, if you are not already in line I encourage you to do so, for the show is about to begin.

Accidental Mysteries is an online curiosity shop of extraordinary things, mined from the depths of the online world and brought to you each week by John Foster, a writer, designer and longtime collector of self-taught art and vernacular photography. “I enjoy the search for incredible, obscure objects that challenge, delight and amuse my eye. More so, I enjoy sharing these discoveries with the diverse and informed readers of Design Observer.”

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