Check out four decades of Sachs appeal and why racing with steel is still the real deal.
OPENING: Friday, August 22, 7:00 p.m. Show runs August 23 to September 21 Rapha Cycle Club, 64 Gansevoort St, New York, NY
Meet Richard Sachs, talk shop with the 2014-15 Richard Sachs Cyclocross Team, and check out the team race bikes at the August 22 opening.
Fishing is something that is practiced by people from all over the world. As a hobby, as a sport and to supply food. Japanese Cormorant Fishing also known as Ukai is an art that has been practiced since ancient times. The Cormorant is a sea bird with a diet that consists mainly of fish. Like all other fish eating seabirds they are experts at fishing. The shape of their beaks is designed to make fishing easy. The Cormorant catches fish by waiting at the edge of a river or on the sea shore until prey is available. At exactly the right moment the Cormorant propels itself into the water to catch the fish.
Ukai fishing involves training Cormorants to work with fisherman. Fisherman keep and train flocks of Cormorants so that they can benefit from the natural skills of these birds. Cormorant fishing is not only practiced in Japan. Fishermen from Greece, China and The Republic Of Macedonia also train and fish with these talented birds.
This method of fishing is rare now because more convenient methods of fishing exist now. Traditional forms of Ukai are still practiced in some places.
Greeting cards featuring a photograph of cormorant fishing taken at China’s Li River.
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You can plan to donate or recycle your big travel mug, because you won’t need it once the Smash Cup ships in October. But you love your travel mug, don’t you? Well, is your mug collapsible and highly portable? No? I thought so. The Smash Cup is a reusable cup that can be ‘smashed’ down after you’ve finished your coffee/tea. Fun, right? It’s leak-proof, so you can stuff it in your bag or pocket without worrying about drips or spills. Keep it with you throughout the day and eliminate disposable cups from your daily routine. Permission to now boast about your eco-friendly credentials granted. Currently available through Kickstarter.
Modernist outdoor spaces, conventional thinking goes, with their emphasis on geometry and tight editing, can never match the layered lushness of an informal, organically evolving garden. But this miraculously beautiful backyard, designed by Bay Area practice Mary Barensfeld Architecture, may just put that theory to rest once and for all.
A 400 square foot patio, surrounded by steep terrain, this outdoor spot in Berkeley “aspires, in the classic modernist sense, to be the new living room of the townhouse,” explains Mary Barensfeld, who found a way to ingeniously maximize her client’s hilly landscape with a series of staggered flower beds and pathways realized in concrete, COR-TEN steel and Ipê wood, densely packed with “Japanese maples, aromatic lemon thyme, and creeping jenny.”
To offset the visual richness of the space’s vegetation, Barensfeld selected refined furnishings to warm the heart of modern design enthusiasts the world over: Richard Schultz’s 1960 teak Petal Dining Table for Knoll, chosen for its “playful modernity and arboreal structure,” and a suite of pristine white Bellini Chairs by Heller. The makings of outdoor nirvana, wouldn’t you say?
Images: Knoll; Dwell
The old peg board: we all know it has its usefulness, but it could stand for a makeover. That’s the thought behind Human Crafted’s Peg Board. Made by hand from machined walnut, each board also comes with a bungee cord, which gives the board various storage functions. Choose a few accessory hooks and you have more possible customizations for specific items (kitchen tools, keys, etc.). Combine all three sizes for a bigger board, or just choose one for your essentials.
Peg Board (long), $75.00, shown above: - Made by hand and machine in the USA - 26 inches x 5 inches x 0.75 inches - Includes 5 feet of bungee cord
Designed by Human | Crafted (Philip Stankard and Jon Alling)
Peg Board (small), $45.00
The introduction of anti homeless spikes has provoked outrage from many sources. These spikes are ugly and their purpose is less than humane. They are designed to deter homeless people from sleeping in sheltered places on the street. The circulation of photographs of these spikes on social media has caused a public outcry. Some socially aware internet users have started online petitions to remove the spikes. You will be happy to know that a lot of these petitions have been successful. Thankfully there are many people in this world who care what happens to others. Some of these people design programs and shelters to help the homeless. One company has even designed Billboards That Double As Homeless Shelters^ The spikes shown in the photograph above have been removed due to a successful online petition at change.org. People are petitioning to remove homeless spikes located in other places as well. If you would like to sign a petition and help to have these spikes removed you can find petitions here ~ CHANGE.ORG.
Unfortunately the UK is not the only place where private corporations deliberately make the lives of vulnerable people difficult. This happens in many places all over the world. According to the age the USA has also been under fire recently because of policies regarding the homeless that many people consider to be inhumane. Some US cities are banning individuals and charitable organisations from giving food to the homeless.
THE GOOD NEWS >>>
Yes, fortunately there is good news because there are many good people in the world. Some people prefer to help the less fortunate rather than make things worse for them. If you follow our posts here at welldonestuff.com you may have read about Gregory Kloehn. Gregory is an artists who builds shelters for the homeless. You can read more about Gregory’s work here > Turning Trash Into Homes.
There is also an amazing company in Vancouver that has designed benches which can be turned into shelters for homeless people.As well as being a wonderful and humane idea, this is also marketing genius. These benches are billboards that advertise RainCity Housing. RainCity Housing is a company that works to provide housing for the homeless people of Vancouver. This idea was designed in conjunction with an advertising agency named Spring Advertising.
This project has attracted international attention. It achieves so many things. The billboards help to promote the mission of the agency and also help it to achieve it’s mission by providing some shelter to people in need.
One thing that is very clear is that there are people in this world who WILL take a stand and say no when others are being treated badly. There are people who help, who choose to make a difference instead of standing by silently. Now THAT is good news!!
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