A Look Inside the Workshop of Brooklyn Bike Builder Horse Cycles

As the number of cyclists in New York grows each year, more and more bike shops have popped up around the city to meet demand. A growing group of them specialize in entirely handmade, custom bike frames—like six-year-old Horse Cycles, a custom steel frame workshop in Brooklyn. This week Horse's founder, Thomas… » 8/21/13 4:01pm 8/21/13 4:01pm

Straight-Up Wall Chess Makes Knocking-Over Your King More Dramatic

Sure, these chess » 11/26/08 1:40pm 11/26/08 1:40pm sets aren't quite as neat as the vertical Tri-D chess in Star Trek, but by turning the game through 90 degrees and hanging it on the wall they do turn it into a sort of art masterpiece. That'd be assuming you play well—with my playing style it'd be more like a kid's painting disaster. Still, toppling …

Junk Guitar Class, for Wannabe DIY Electric Guitar Makers

Ah the electric guitar... every time I eat at a Hard Rock Cafe, it's these fabulous bits of rock paraphernalia that grab my attention. Fascinating: design, art, creativity in one gizmo. And yet at heart they're very simple: a plain solid body, strings, and some pickups. So very simple in fact, that a guy called Ranjit… » 7/29/08 8:04am 7/29/08 8:04am

Vintage View-Master Clock: A Reminder That You Are Getting Old

View-Masters were a part of just about everyone's childhood. For those trying to relive those days, Minnesota artist Debra Dressler has come up with these handmade clocks made with genuine vintage View-Masters. As you might suspect, "handmade" and "vintage" are usually codewords for "expensive," and at $145, that is pretty… » 2/27/08 9:00pm 2/27/08 9:00pm