Author Archives: Tools for a Simple Life

About Tools for a Simple Life

Uula Jero is an artist, designer & fabricator. He specialises in sustainable technology. Uula makes things like human powered machines, utility bicycles and shelters on commission.

Yurt for Trakke

This Mk2 plywood yurt was developed and produced for Scottish outdoor company Trakke, in collaboration with its founder Alec Farmer. More photos and information on the Trakke website.

Yurt for Trakke

This Mk2 plywood yurt was developed and produced for Scottish outdoor company Trakke, in collaboration with its founder Alec Farmer. More photos and information on the Trakke website.

Mobile Foundry

This mobile foundry, fitted on a cargo bike, was commissioned by Dumfries and Galloway based Stove Artists’ Network. This summer it travelled to Nith Raid and Wigtown Book Festival. More information on artist Katie Anderson’s blog.

Mobile Foundry

This mobile foundry, fitted on a cargo bike, was commissioned by Dumfries and Galloway based Stove Artists’ Network. This summer it travelled to Nith Raid and Wigtown Book Festival. More information on artist Katie Anderson’s blog.

Quick n Dirty Trailer Workshop

Announcing the Quick n Dirty Trailer Workshop! Join the fun and make your own trailer! Pop in between 12-5pm on Thursdays for free (dirt cheap sessions for other times upon request). 69 Chapel Street in Maryhill, Glasgow is where it

Quick n Dirty Trailer Workshop

Announcing the Quick n Dirty Trailer Workshop! Join the fun and make your own trailer! Pop in between 12-5pm on Thursdays for free (dirt cheap sessions for other times upon request). 69 Chapel Street in Maryhill, Glasgow is where it

Union of Genius Soup Bike

This Box Bike was made for an Edinburgh local food soup cafe, Union of Genius. It is used to transport up to 60 litres of soup up Edinburgh’s steep hills, so it was fitted with an electric motor to save

Union of Genius Soup Bike

This Box Bike was made for an Edinburgh local food soup cafe, Union of Genius. It is used to transport up to 60 litres of soup up Edinburgh’s steep hills, so it was fitted with an electric motor to save

Urban Roots Barrel Bike

This Barrel Bike was made for the good folk of Glasgow’s Urban Roots to transport tools and people that run community gardens. See their project at http://www.urbanroots.org.uk

Urban Roots Barrel Bike

This Barrel Bike was made for the good folk of Glasgow’s Urban Roots to transport tools and people that run community gardens. See their project at http://www.urbanroots.org.uk

Pedalove Pedal Power Stage

This pedal powered sound system was made for Pedalove’s human powered machines project. This setup is now cranking on parties in Italy, organised by Pedalove’s great crew. Find out more on facebook or at  http://www.pedalove.org

Pedalove Pedal Power Stage

This pedal powered sound system was made for Pedalove’s human powered machines project. This setup is now cranking on parties in Italy, organised by Pedalove’s great crew. Find out more on facebook or at  http://www.pedalove.org

The Naked Wagon

The Naked Wagon was made in collaboration with a London-based artist Dima Mabsout to promote artists’ freedom in exhibiting their work and engaging with the public. Do you want to borrow a bicycle trailer for a creative project? Let us

The Naked Wagon

The Naked Wagon was made in collaboration with a London-based artist Dima Mabsout to promote artists’ freedom in exhibiting their work and engaging with the public. Do you want to borrow a bicycle trailer for a creative project? Let us

Fife Diet / The Seed Truck Smooth Operator

This pedal powered smoothie maker was produced in collaboration with Fergus Walker from Fife Diet’s Seed Truck project. Find out more about their great project here.

Fife Diet / The Seed Truck Smooth Operator

This pedal powered smoothie maker was produced in collaboration with Fergus Walker from Fife Diet’s Seed Truck project. Find out more about their great project here.