1967 Tatra T138 is described as an ex-Czech army truck that's been fully restored. Much like their rear-engined, passenger car counterparts, Tatra's trucks are chock full of interesting engineering such as a central backbone tube chassis with swing axles and air-cooled, multi-cylinder diesel engines.
This recycled handbag is handmade from discarded truck and car tire inner-tubes. These fashionable purses are being made by an El Salvadorian group that is providing employment for their community, fair living wages, training and job security. They are collecting inner-tubes that have been accumulated and would be thrown into landfills that pollute the Earth. Each purse has its own distinct markings that come from the factories where the inner tube was manufactured.
Toys are notorious for having difficult and unwieldy packaging, not to mention the convoluted forms of cardboard and plastic that becomes half the battle for assembly. London based designer Oscar Diaz challenges this trope with Tube Toys, a novel and environmentally conscious approach to fun. Tube Toys are toy vehicles for kids and span the variety of a fire truck, train, car, and tractor in a spectrum of bright colors.
A dekotora truck can have a Cadillac bumper, illuminated chrome side-running boards, paper lanterns, luggage racks that light up like Christmas trees, detailed murals featuring dragons, samurai and cartoon characters, and even metal tubes shooting off the front that serve no purpose at all. Amazingly, most of these trucks are actually used to transport goods. Sure, the guys may only turn on all the lights when they're showing the cars off to their buddies, but they also work in these things.
TUBE TOYS | These imagination-driven, push-along toys take green vehicles to a smaller level. The smartly designed car, fire truck, tractor and train engine are made from recyclable and earth-friendly materials. Their convertible packaging transforms into the toy itself, reducing waste to a single piece of recyclable paper. Little road warriors will have fun assembling their new wheels and applying the included stickers, and can play with them as-is or add their own decorative flair.