Granted if I had a few thousand dollars to burn, I’d probably just buy another bamboo bike.
You may have caught yourself oogling at the pictures of the tall bike and wondering why exactly it was so striking.
The answer is straightforward: we tried a new trick with the finishing. Beyond just prepping the surface for a clear coat, we stripped the bamboo of it’s cuticle exposing the grain beneath.
This not only highlights the grain of the bamboo but makes the natural tones of the bamboo really pop when given a clear coat. So we decided to play nice and share a few more photos of its finish!
The most recent contraption to make the ranks is a custom tall bike. Designed around elevating the rider to put their riding height above the roof of your ordinary sedan, it definitely makes for quite the eye-catcher.
This ain’t your ordinary tiki torch. These lamps and lanterns use weaving and other techniques to blend the space between material and light.
Designer, Jiang Qiong Er, emphasizes fine living and tradition with her work. Utilizing ancient arts in modern forms, bamboo weaving is a practice that’s found its place in her product line.
Check out more on how she brings bamboo weaving her her work here!
Sangaru is widely known for his work with design, furniture and bamboo. He had this to say about bamboo:
“I was exposed to bamboo in its totality, where the way of life of the natives was bamboo. This exposure to how a single material that is so very basic can be used in so many different ways, forms and applications was extraordinary.”
Read the full interview here!