Librarian Transforms 110-Year-Old Tree Into Jaw-Dropping Little Free Library

Talk about a “giving tree”! When a 110-year-old cottonwood tree in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, needed to be removed, Sharalee Armitage Howard—a librarian, artist, and former bookbinder—transformed it into an amazing Little Free Library. Now, instead of providing shade, the tree will share books. The not-so-little Library, which stands in Sharalee’s front yard, features inviting stone steps...

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No Mural? No Worries! Japanese Lifehacker Invents Instagenic Angel Wings To-Go

By now, most people have seen images of people posing in front of angel wing murals. Either through Colette Miller’s Global Angel Wings Project launched in LA in 2012, Kelsey Montague’s wings which became famous when Taylor Swift posed in front of one in 2014, or the numerous other murals inspired by them which continue to pop up all over the world, wing murals have become a staple on...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2019/01/no-mural-no-worries-japanese-lifehacker-invents-instagenic-angel-wings-to-go/

A Couple Of Nerds Got 36 iMac Boxes And Made An iWheel

This is what happens when you have a boring ass job. It all started with 36 cardboard boxes, a few rolls of packing tape and one big idea. For more than a year, systems administrator Mike Campadore had been stashing away iMac boxes whenever the university ordered new computers, noting that the slightly angled shape of the boxes could create a giant wheel if he collected enough of them.

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These Themed Christmas Trees Are Made From Old Magazines

CAR magazine This year we didn’t want to buy more crappy plastic Christmas decorations, so we decided to make our own. We collected all of our magazines and started folding them to turn them into paper cones. For every magazine, we came up with a theme, that fitted the identity of the magazine. We started with the DoubleD Christmas tree, made from a Playboy magazine. It was so much fun coming up...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/12/these-themed-christmas-trees-are-made-from-old-magazines/

Artist Saša Aleksandar Creates Fantastic Fashion Masks Entirely Made Of Paper

Saša is not a designer, nor a cook, yet he loves to design and eat. He works across multiple disciplines including textile design, illustration and graphic design. He established Saša Design in Tokyo where he lived from 2004 to 2010 and this is where he started creating his wondrous paper masks. Recently he started showing disgust with everything digital for kids and is working on getting kids...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/12/artist-sasa-aleksandar-creates-fantastic-fashion-masks-entirely-made-of-paper/

Man Puts V8 Lexus Engine And Automatic Transmission On A Bike

His “crazy bike” was scaring off pedestrians in Yekaterinburg, Russia this summer. Coming together with his fantasy helmet and a loud exhaust sound from V8 Lexus engine. This guy decided to built his custom V8 bike after seeing one from USA. He liked the idea but didn’t like the bike so he decided to build one. He found a Lexus V8 engine and Lexus Automatic transmission. “It’s a 300 hp engine.”...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/11/man-puts-v8-lexus-engine-and-automatic-transmission-on-a-bike/

Couple Spends $25,000 To Convert Old Truck Into Mobile Home And It Looks Better Than Most Apartments

For most of us, buying a house seems like a far-fetched fantasy. But this young couple from Nottingham, UK, have decided to do things their way. As the two love to travel and their jobs include being outdoors – they decided that they needed a home which could travel together with them. So, after “a few beers”, an idea came to Martin’s head – he should buy “a big American RV”. Turns out, it wasn’t...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/11/couple-spends-25000-to-convert-old-truck-into-mobile-home-and-it-looks-better-than-most-apartments/

Drake – Modern House On Wheels

Combining a crisp, contemporary profile with mid-century modernist elegance, Drake is a brand new recreational vehicle house by Land Ark RV that radically redefines the staid image of the typical camper trailer. Designed by American husband-wife duo Brian and Joni Buzarde based on their own experience of building and living in a mobile home, Drake provides all the modern amenities one could ask...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/10/drake-modern-house-on-wheels/

Australian Guy Made A 1:1 Scale Zelda Bike For Nintendo Labo

Jordan Booth from Australia won Nintendo’s local Labo competition with this life-size replica of Zelda’s Master Cycle Zero, complete with moving handlebars, rocking motion and even headlights. Like everyone else, Nintendo’s Labo team was “completely blown away by the sheer scale, complexity, and faithfulness of this life-size reproduction” h/t: kotaku https://designyoutrust.com/wp-content/uploads/

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/10/australian-guy-made-a-11-scale-zelda-bike-for-nintendo-labo/

Chip Guitars Rock

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Ever seen anyone make a guitar? From food? And then play it? Well, when craftsmanship, musicianship, some food and good ole rock ‘n’ roll come together, it’s pretty epic. To promote Quesopalooza on Thursday, September 17, we felt the need to create a video that rocks as much as free queso.

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