Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Joe Dusk's Butane Lighter Bikes

Saw these sweet pics of Joe Dusk's Butane lighter motorbike creations.  Cool stuff bro. Next ones should be powered by butane.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Metal Head Fabrication XS650

Nick at Metal Head Fabrication designed and created this choice monster.  Digging the solid brass fender.
A quote from Nick: 'the forks were a fun project. the spring is a trailer leaf that's been cut in half.
having a custom spring made or getting a replica Indian spring could be an option,
but they can be pretty pricey. aside from being more affordable, I kind of like the shape
of the average leaf spring more than the flat ones. plus, making good use of parts intended
for something else just adds to that feeling of chopping!
' - nick, metal head fabrication
Check them out here  The design of their site is pretty sweet.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Triumph lifestyle accessories' show

'cutlery' by i-chen yang

'bowls' by wa ya-lin

'hat stand' by elena matyas

'corkscrew' by nick orme

'scales' by john doherty

'coffee table' by zhan cheng

'turntable' by richard underhill
A few artists working with Triumph and The Birmingham Institute of Art and Design created some choice home products.  The students made these ingenious products from repurposed Triumph parts. Richard Underhill, Wa Ya Lin, Nick Orme, I-Chen Yang, Zhan Cheng, Elena Matyas, Jon Doherty, all contributed.  I'm headed to the garage after I post this to start my jive...