Here’s the Montreal Gazette story.
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Bikes and milk crates go together like chips and dip–it’s hard to do it once you’ve had that experience. The folks at Brooklyn Cruiser seem to know this and have been showing off thier bikes with wooden crates attached. They also offer a “handcrafted wooden bike crate” upgrade of their own for $79.99. That seems a little steep to me, but then I use a standard 6 gallon plastic crate on my bike.
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I’m not a fan of violence and I’m not a fan of milkcrates being used to maim or injure but when an innocent milkcrate is listed as a deadly weapon I have to speak up on the behalf of the plastic. In New York State, a milkcrate is being cited as a weapon in a second-degree assault case–see the details and the ugly mug here. I don’t know the details of this mess I’m just saying that the milkcrate was proabably minding his own business and all of a sudden gets caught up in some crazy melee to no fault of his own.
XTOOL is a new kickstarter project that hits close to home for me. They’ve really done their homework and gone to great lengths to expand the usefullness of the milkcrate. They’ve even set up their own milkcrate production with custom colors. These aren’t those faux crates from Bed Bath and Beyond – there are real deal milkcrates from a injection molding facility.
Check out the video after the jump…
A duo in Pennsylvania is trying to take their project, Boovabox, to the next level. They have a kickstarter project going that ends shortly to raise money to expand their bike box business. These fine boxes are milkcrates at their core. Donate some cash and get in on the ground floor. Milkcrates are always a sound investment.
In 2009 LACMA exhibited ‘Storage Piece’ by Haegue Yang as a part of the ‘Your Bright Future’ show. The piece is a performance/installation piece that reveals itself over the run of the exhibit. At first it’s a pile of milkcrates (Korean crates, not sure if it’s strictly milk) and then during off hours, they unpack the art. Unpacking Storage Piece via the LACMA Blog. You can read more about this piece on Haegue Yang’s site.
I’ve been asked over and over about how it’s legal/illegal or ethically/socially acceptable to steal/borrow milkcrates for personal use. This is an age old debate – but if you’d rather take the high road, hit up Farmplast in Fairfield, New Jersey and have them make some milkcrates just for you. I’ve explored this before, believe me and most companies (aside from thinking that I was insane) only do truckloads of milkcrates per order. These guys are willing to do small orders. So, go and be “legal” – buy milkcrates. Me, I think I’ll just keep on keepin’ on.
Nagano Toyokazu is a very talented photographer with a cute family to boot. He creates amazing stories in his photos. I was personally taken with the two above, but there is a ton of great stuff on his Flickr. –>Sweet Sisters Growing Up In Japan via Design You Trust
So, you need to create a garden in an urban environment.
The only space available to you is a area than has planned construction, and you’ll need to move your plants as soon as they start.
Milkcrates make anything possible.
The New York restaurant Wichcraft, had this exact problem. Milkcrates to the rescue. It’s actually quite impressive. I know in New York, they often lock up their milkcrates – I wonder if they stole them in New Jersey? –>A portable Urban Farm, Made Entirely Out of Milk Crates via Fast Company