If you decide to live in a tree house, prepare yourself that the idea will also have some downsides to it as well. Ethan Schlussler from Sandpoint, Idaho eventually got tired of “climbing a ladder six and a half million times a day” just to get up to his house, and that led him to a great solution. Ethan constructed an amazing bicycle-powered elevator to get him to his house that’s 30 feet above the ground!
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Actually, this title posted yesterday on imgur was incorrect. As some commenters pointed out, the bicycle was in fact left behind in the mid-1950s by a local resident who simply abandoned it. Interestingly, “the tree that ate a bicycle” on Washington’s Vashon Island has even inspired a Berkeley Breadthed’s 1994 book, Red Ranger Came Calling.
I’ve borrowed this cool idea from Design to Improve Life and made it look a little bit nicer. You can find the original version on their Facebook Wall here. What’s interesting is that according to Reno Rambler’s calculations in terms of fuel cost, it can be almost three times as expensive to ride a bike if you run on Big Macs as it is to drive a car. So, what do you choose?
Why does our bicycle need to be connected to light poles by chains like a criminal in prison? Inspired by nature, the design of this cable wire lock is a mimicry of ivy. Designed by Sono Mocci ‘Ivy’ is one of the shortlisted design entries from more than 3000 participants in the designboom competition. Would you steal a bike or the Ivy lock instead?