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Make a Bike. Make a Difference.

Posted in design, ideas, web by aldorf on March 14, 2012

The Bicycle Academy

A place to learn how to make bikes. You keep the skills, your first bike goes to someone who really needs it.

The Bicycle Academy is a new enterprise providing people with the skills and facilities to design and make their own bikes.

Frame building will be taught by the legendary Brian Curtis as evening classes or short weekday courses. As part of the learning process each student will make a frame designed specifically for use in Africa. Once graduated students will be able to use The Bicycle Academy workshop to hone their skills and build their own frames. (Sponsored via

Political Correct Bear Rug

Posted in architecture, art, design by aldorf on July 3, 2010


They started with a photograph of a polar bear. Using Photosynth and Pepakura Designer to translate it into 3-D construction papers. In cooperation with Bolon, carpet manufacturer, for theĀ Wallpaper Handmade Series.

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