Walking Bike: The Bike With Spider Legs

Inspired by Theo Jansen’s remarkable Strandbeest, Californian art and engineering collective Carv began their crazy technical adventure – walking bike in 2014. The blike employs the same glorious principles of physics found in Jansen’s creatures. The whole project starts with a 3D-printed model of what the device might look like.
And the model soon attracted several craftsmen who started to spend 3 hours a night from Monday to Wednesday each week. After seven months, 700+ man-hours work and over 400 custom made parts, the bike finally come together. Pedalling the bike powers four walking legs in the rear. It’s not very efficient, but you will receive insane amounts of hipster street cred for showing up at the coffee shop on this thing. However, we have no clue where, when can you purchase it.


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Stunning Geode Cake, a New Trend in Cake Design

A geode is a round rock which contains a hollow cavity lined with crystals. They are pretty and good for decoration. Get inspired by this type of appealing rock, some cake artist started to create cakes which covered in stunning edible crystals and these rocky confections have become the ultimate bridal must-haves this season. Of course, if the geode wedding cake isn’t something you can have now, you can also find the desert size geode cake. Just imagine how cool it will be if you grab one of the cake at your hand and people might think you are eating rock!

Stunning Geode Cake, a New Trend in Cake Design
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Story Pod: the Open Story Library in Toronto

Designed by Architecture studio AKB, as its name suggested, “Story Pod” is a pod for stories. Located near Main Street in the town of Newmarket, the compact construction serves its purpose as a book exchange where visitors can take a book, leave a book, or lounge on the built-in seating for a relaxing reading session. The artistically designed structure is mainly made with a series of vertical slats. When the slats are closer together, they look like an opaque wall. But when it is open, it becomes a little heaven for book lover. To invite readers into the space, Story Pod’s doors pivot open in the morning to mimic the covers of a book. Once nighttime falls and the doors are locked to protect the books, energy efficient LED lights (which are powered by the roof’s solar panels) make the structure look like a lantern. Such a cool idea, and I hope there is one besides my home.

Story Pod: the Open Story Library in Toronto
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