Category: Bamboo

Bamboo windchimes

By , October 30, 2006 10:02 am

And one of my favorite materials, (bamboo for those who don’t know me) made into windchimes.  Neat!

Bamboo Windchimes

I think that is a half of a coconut at the top.  Didn’t see what the clapper was made of.  Main thing I was after was the memory of the style and cut of the chimes themselves.

Bamboo Bicycle at Burningman

By , September 17, 2006 9:34 am

P1000629 on Flickr – Photo Sharing!

Bamboo Bike at Burningman

Wish there was more on this neat looking bike but that it. The person who took the picture doesn’t seem to want to share their work as there is no option to download ANY size copy of this.

The amazing part of this particular bike is that wheel struts and all seem to be bamboo. Wonderful work. Fair photography. Non-Burningman attitude toward sharing on the part of the uploader.

Update: Went to the page source code and found the image link and stole a copy of the damn thing. Cropped it down to the part I was interested in and that’s what’s left above.  The link will take you to the full thing on flicker.  If the owner bitches I will take it down but this is such wonderful work I want my own archival copy for future reference.

Roq La Rue Gallery – Pop Surrealism and Underground Contemporary Art

By , September 13, 2006 12:02 pm

Roq La Rue Gallery – Pop Surrealism and Underground Contemporary Art

Roq la Rue Gallery
presents
Tiki Art Now! Volume 3
Curated by Otto Von Stroheim of Tiki News magazine

Opening reception: Friday September 15th (6-9 pm)
Live set by renowned Exotica/Lounge band Lushy (7-745pm)

Also, the musical stylings of Selector Lopaka before and after Lushy

Artists in attendance: Shag, Lisa Petrucci, Heather Watts, Davey and Dawn Frasier

Exhibit runs through October 9th

Shrunken Head Velvet #1 in Rarotongan vs. Marquesan Cannibal Frame

Crazy Al Evans
Shrunken Head Velvet #1 in Rarotongan vs. Marquesan Cannibal Frame
acrylic on black velvet, carved wood/bamboo
24″ x 27″

Be sure to check out the online gallery – Good Stuff! Some NSFW.

Hand Papermaking in Central Burma and Northern Thailand

By , September 9, 2006 11:22 pm

Hand Papermaking in Central Burma and Northern Thailand
Bamboo Straw Paper

From the rice straw papermaking village of Nyang Gone, it is a short oxen’s or bullock’s ride to the bamboo straw papermaking village of Daung Ma, which means “pea hen.” Three families currently make this specialized paper in this village. U Htun Shwe’s family demonstrated the papermaking process. The procedure to produce bamboo straw paper is similar to the methods used to make rice straw paper, but a meticulous and methodical approach is necessary for good results. The material is gathered locally before six months of age when a hollow cavity will begin to form in the center of the stalk. It is cut between the nodes, the outer “bark. is stripped, and splints are made of the material. The pithy inner core is not used for papermaking.

The splints ret in lime and water for three to six years. There are fewer and fewer families making this paper, yet there is a steady demand for it. in an effort to satisfy the need, the resting time is sometimes shortened. After the resting time has elapsed, the bamboo will be cooked in boiling water for a day and a half. Afterwards, the fibers are splayed by pounding with a wooden hammer on a rock.

Next comes the very precise and tedious beating process done by hand for one hundred fifty hours. One batch of pulp, approximately one pound, produces twelve, two by four foot sheets.

This is some time and labor intensive paper.  The article goes into 4 different papers and methods of making paper by hand.  Paper making is another thing I want to try that I most likely wont ever get around to.

Humu Kon Tiki » Blog Archive » How to Build a Tiki Bar

By , September 9, 2006 8:06 pm

Humu Kon Tiki » Blog Archive » How to Build a Tiki Bar

Tiki Bar

Makes me want boat drinks… 😉

This looks like a good first bamboo project. Wish they had shown close ups of the tieoff points and knots. But over all not a bad article.

Simple Shoes – Official Simple Shoes Brand Site for Simple Sneakers, Clogs, Shoes and Sandals – FREE DOMESTIC GROUND SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $75

By , September 3, 2006 1:22 pm

Simple Shoes – Official Simple Shoes Brand Site for Simple Sneakers, Clogs, Shoes and Sandals – FREE DOMESTIC GROUND SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $75

Haven’t tried or even seen their products but I like the way they think.  Gonna have to go to Parisians (probably spelled wrong) in Gadsden (closest dealer to us) and see what they look like and how they feel.

Treehugger: Minkas: Japanese Recycled Houses

By , August 31, 2006 2:06 pm

Treehugger: Minkas: Japanese Recycled Houses
Minka houses are Japan’s equivalent of our log cabins. Until the middle of the twentieth century, most ordinary country people lived in them. They were built using local materials such as wood and paper, and techniques such as thatch and no nails, that were suited to the local climate and lifestyles. The mud-plastered walls and thatched roof structure were resistant to earthquakes and easy to rebuild. In northern Japan, they had steep roofs and small windows to cope with the long snowy winters; in the hot south, they were small and low with raised floors– well-ventilated and typhoon resistant. Today, many minkas are being demolished and the craftsmen disappearing. But people are beginning to realize that they are the ideal recycleable house, sympathetic to the environment and using local sustainable materials.

Cool!    Glad to see that they are starting to save some of them.

BME – Brano Meres

By , August 18, 2006 2:22 pm

BME – Brano Meres

Totally cool bamboo framed bicycle!

Treehugger: Mitsubishi Develops Bamboo-Reinforced Bioplastics for Auto Cabins

By , February 22, 2006 3:37 pm

Treehugger: Mitsubishi Develops Bamboo-Reinforced Bioplastics for Auto Cabins

Way to go, Mitsubishi!

Bamboo Living International Bamboo Building Design Competition

By , February 11, 2006 9:21 pm

Bamboo Living International Bamboo Building Design Competition

More Bamboo stuff!

Bamboo Technologies | Bamboo Living Homes

By , February 11, 2006 9:17 pm

Bamboo Technologies | Bamboo Living Homes

BAMBOO HOMES!
COOL!

Treehugger: Bam Boo Yarn

By , September 1, 2005 7:13 pm

Treehugger: Bam Boo Yarn

Cool new(?) product. And because of the bamboo the yarn is naturally antibacterial and non allergenic.

Bamboo: A Multipurpose Agroforestry Crop

By , May 4, 2005 10:34 pm

Bamboo: A Multipurpose Agroforestry Crop

And another with mucho links to other sites.

Bamboo Gardener – Homepage

By , May 4, 2005 10:32 pm

Bamboo Gardener – Homepage

If I haven’t here is another good bamboo resource.

ABS – Bamboo as Raw Material

By , May 4, 2005 6:28 pm

ABS – Bamboo as Raw Material

Can’t remember if I posted this link before or not. Much info!

Desert Domes – Bamboo Domes

By , May 4, 2005 6:27 pm

Desert Domes – Bamboo Domes

Interesting.

Takenoko – a photoset on Flickr

By , May 4, 2005 9:09 am

Takenoko – a photoset on Flickr

Artifacts of A One-Man Tribe

By , May 2, 2005 9:29 am

Artifacts of A One-Man Tribe

Nice stuff!

From the comments looks like a new URL: http://www.deuxmers.com/artifactsofaonemantribe

How To Cut a Bamboo Pen

By , May 1, 2005 10:38 am

How To Cut a Bamboo Pen

Neat!

Bamboo Sculpture by Cal Hashimoto – Hawaii

By , May 1, 2005 10:30 am

Bamboo Sculpture by Cal Hashimoto – Hawaii

Really nice work!

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