This bicycle is made from sustainable bamboo material and was designed by Alexander Vittouris, a design student at Australia’s Monash University. The young designer envisions a bicycle that isn’t built, but
rather “grown” – the bend stalks are formed into the smooth curves
gradually while the bamboo stalk grows (a concept that is inspired by
‘arborsculpture’ – the process in which tree branches are fixed into
shapes as the tree grows).
Coal is undoubtedly something of value. And it is, at present, something we need—though we must hope we will not always need it, for we will not always have it. But coal, like the other fossil fuels, is a peculiar commodity. It is valuable to us only if we burn it. Once burned, it is no longer a commodity but only a problem, a source of energy that has become a source of pollution. And the source of the coal itself is not renewable. When the coal is gone, it will be gone forever, and the coal economy will be gone with it. … If Kentuckians, upstream and down, ever fulfill their responsibilities to the precious things they have been given—the forests, the soils, and the streams—they will do so because they will have accepted a truth that they are going to find hard: the forests, the soils and the streams are worth far more than the coal for which they are now being destroyed.
This week’s tasting menu at Manzo. We’ve collaborated with Dock to Dish from Montauk, NY for our weekly tasting menu. Dock to Dish delivers seafood directly from the fisherman to our restaurant. We don’t know what will arrive, so it’s fun to see what comes in and what we end up creating. This week we are featuring Sea Bream and Black Sea Bass.