fallen tree as functional art - pretty amazing work.
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‘Fallen Tree‘ Bench By Benjamin Graindorge | jebiga | #bench #furniture #seat #design #ideas #jebiga
"Fallen Tree" (2011), Benjamin Graindorge's oakwood and glass bench slides from the entropy of bare tree branches to the modernity of a square slice of glass. The piece, presented by Ymer, gracefully conveys the process of future-forward furniture design, all the while reminding us that our chairs and benches originate from the trees.
Fallen Tree table by Benjamin Graindorge
Meet the extraordinary author of four bestselling books all tackling food, Michael Pollan. He is a contributor to the New York Times magazine and has served as executive director of Harper’s Magazine for a decade.We are what we eat as they say and if we eat for the better, we’ll definitely change for the better. "My basic philosophy of eating is… if your great-grandmother wasn’t familiar with it, you probably want to stay away from it". Michael Pollan http://thextraordinary.org/michael-pollan
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Sky City will be a community of about 30,000 people, with offices, schools, restaurants and even a hospital. Instead of driving, people will get around in one of 104 elevators. It's not a luxury building, but an attempt to be "much more balanced in terms of mixture of people of different ages, professions and income levels."
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BSB will be breaking ground on the 838-meter (2,750-foot) "Sky City" tower in China's Hunan Province this month, with a seven-month construction timeframe. La empresa China BSB pretende construir el edificio (prefabricado) más alto del mundo en 7 meses.
A fictional helicopter view of the Sky City One skyscraper that is currently being built in Changsha, China, and will be the tallest building in the world. (image via Wikipedia)
Beautiful, Innovative, and Sustainable: The Future of Green Architecture
Plant-in City is a collaborative project between architects, designers, and technologists building new ways of interacting with nature. Everything around us is a system: subways, roadways, mechanical works, the electrical power grid. They all play a key role in making the city run.
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Plant In City - The Internet of Plants: modern smart terrarium system is a part of the Plant-in City exhibit. It was a collaborative project between architects, designers, and technologists building new ways of interacting with nature. Everything around us is a system: subways, roadways, mechanical works, the electrical power grid. They all play a key role in making the city run.
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A High-Tech Terrarium Connects Plant Care With the Internet : HGTV Gardens
The Chinese have a name for buildings that resist demolition for development projects — dingzihu, or "nail house."
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An isolated five-floor building stands in the middle of a new road on November 22, 2012 in Wenling, Zhejiang Province of China. Zhejiang Province of China. 67-year-old Luo Baogen and his 65-year-old wife from Xiazhangyang village still live in the half-demolished residential building, because they are dissatisfied with the relocation compensation. The road, which leads to the Wenling Railway Station, has not been put into use. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress)
House in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling, Zhejiang province - the last elderly couple wouldn't move out, so they built the road anyway!
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guardian: An extraordinary picture of a house in the middle of a newly built road in Wenling, Zhejiang province, China. An elderly couple refused to sign an agreement to allow their house to be demolished. They say that compensation offered is not enough to cover rebuilding costs. This and all the best news images from Thursday here: Photograph: China Daily/Reuters
Even if the safety of some kinds of pallets has been questioned, this cheap and ubiquitous material is a favorite when it comes to cheap and easy house improvement.
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SO FANTASTIC!!! Recycled Office in Brazil Features Cool Shelves from Recovered Pallets. GREAT for DECOR and Craft or other storage!
old pallet wall and office desk
These building projects may not have much in common, but they do share a certain affinity for the unusual. From Austria to Amsterdam, projects that may make you scratch your head even as you applaud their ambition, from Reuters.
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Upside down house exterior
A group of Captain Planet fans recently put together this mock-trailer that re-imagines that cartoon as a Michael Bay-esque Hollywood blockbuster. And while it's hard not to detect a slight smell of cheese throughout, by splicing in real-life news reports of oil spills, air pollution, and scenes of climate change, it seems that such a revamping of the 20-year-old television show would actually be quite relevant in light of the environmental challenges we face today.
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CAPTAIN PLANET - TRAILER #captainplanet #dccomics
Captain Planet Movie Trailer Spoof
CAPTAIN PLANET - TRAILER (Why isn't this real? and where is the monkey?!)
Captain Planet Trailer by Jay Diaz
Captain Planet movie fanmade trailer
CAPTAIN PLANET - FAN TRAILER Pretty awesome
Plans for a prototype of a new and improved version of Wind Power Limited's Aerogenerator vertical axis wind turbine have been unveiled, and the company claims to generate twice the power as their original, while cutting the weight of the unit by half.
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Aerogenerator X: 10MW vertical axis wind turbine - Wind Power Limited
offshore wind turbine
The parklet movement is growing and Los Angeles is finally getting into the game. Not to be outdone by its neighbor to the north, the Southern California metropolis will soon join San Francisco as host to these pint-sized public spaces in an effort to cultivate a more pedestrian-friendly streetscape.
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We love the parklets! via @ecosalon "mini parks are turning parking lots into green spaces in San Francisco"
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San Francisco Parklet
Why Can't an Entire City Be a Museum?
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Bookyard - An Expansive Outdoor Public Library by Massimo Bartolini for Belgian Art Festival | #Outdoors #Library #PublicSpace |
#Bookyard: l'installazione belga di #MassimoBartolini. #libri
Four Amazing Mini Libraries That Will Inspire You to Read | Architecture on GOOD Pop up libraries!
Artist Massimo Bartolini’s entry for Ghent’s "Track: A Contemporary City Conversation" festival is composed of two summertime favorites: wine and books. The installation, entitled "Bookyard," features twelve rows of bookshelves, each aligned with the rows in the vineyard of nearby St. Peter’s Abbey.
public outdoor library installed in the middle of a Belgian vineyard . The outdoor library entitled Bookyard was built by Italian artist Massimo Bartolini for the Belgian art festival TRACK: A Contemporary City Conversation in Ghent. Visitors are invited to peruse the stacks and are free to take any book they find
Concerned about the concentration of benzene or formaldehyde in your immediate environment? Here's a beautifully designed modular filtering system that hydroponically feeds common house plants, leaving their toxic avenging roots exposed to clean your air.
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air-purifying filtration blocks detoxify indoor spaces with plants. quite a beautiful design.
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This Beautiful Hanging Greenhouse Filters Toxic Household Air University of Toronto researchers have designed the "filtration block" using some complicated geometry—see tetrakaidecahedrons and dodecahedrons—and some very simple botany—think spider plants and other office favorites.
AIR FILTER USES PLANTS TO PURIFY INDOOR TOXINS
If you're surprised that there's such a thing as a "correct" dose of sunlight, then visit Águeda and have all your doubts blown away: The proper amount is about 3 minutes' worth, filtered through a blue and then orange-colored umbrella. The more you know!
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umbrella streetscape - Google Search
A Flock of Flying Umbrellas Invades Portugal - John Metcalfe - The Atlantic Cities
Umbrella canopy in Portugal
In his installation BOOMBOX, French designer Stéphane Malka sought to contrast the instability and transience inherent in cardboard boxes with the solidity and permanence of urban stone blocks, the major component of old buildings in Barcelona, the site of the installation.
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cardboard scenography - Cerca con Google
From an Apartment Full of Cardboard Boxes, a Massive Work of Art - A.J. Artemel - The Atlantic Cities
Hundreds Of Cardboard Boxes Gatecrash An Arts Centre For An Experimental Video Installation | The Creators Project
Hundreds Of Cardboard Boxes Gatecrash An Arts Center For An Experimental Video Installation | The Creators Project
Cardboard box environment
Most of us are familiar with the bane of plastic water bottles and how they end up in our landfills and pollute our oceans. Collaborating for Spanish design company La Mediterranea, designers Alberto Martínez of CuldeSac, Héctor Serrano and Raky Martínez turned to traditional Spanish terracotta to find inspiration for this vessel which actually cools liquid down and yet is playfully shaped like a plastic water bottle.
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La Siesta (Héctor Serrano, Alberto Martínez & Raky Martínez, 1999): a fresh terracotta vessel for water, combining the look of the plastic bottle with the advantages of a traditional “botijo”, a different way to drink.
Botijo Siesta del estudio de diseño CuldeSac
Botijo La Siesta, de La Mediterranea y CuldeSac
An innovate yet low-tech way to encourage reading? Try miniature libraries, sprinkled throughout Bogota, Colombia. - Reading fans in Colombia, especially the capital city of Bogota, never need to worry about being without a book on a beautiful day. There are nearly 50 of these perfect little library kiosks scattered around the city’s parks, & 100 across the country.
Reading fans in Colombia, especially the capital city of Bogota, never need to worry about being without a book on a beautiful day. There are nearly 50 of these perfect little library kiosks scattered around the city’s parks, and 100 across the country.
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One of 50 park libraries in Bogota, Colombia! (the "Athens of South America")!
We need to get public libraries at bus stops with free WiFi in California! I am telling you everyone would read and buses would be more enjoyable.
Mini public libraries in Colombia, South America
e-chacal: Mobile library at bus stop in Colombia Colombia Has 100 Tiny Libraries in Public Parks. This is a brilliant idea! The program was started more than 15 years ago, and it has continued to thrive, operating 51 mini libraries in Bogotá and more than 100 throughout the country. The libraries themselves are rather remarkable—they hold about 350 books each, and they’re operated by volunteer librarians who organize activities and help kids with their homework.
Busstop in Bogota, Colombia
"IRANIANS, we will never bomb your country, We *Heart* You. The response, said Edry, was overwhelming. "In a few hours, I had hundreds of shares and thousands of likes and it was like something was happening." We could learn something from this.
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Japan, however, has capitalized on an unusual canvas for a unique genre of public art: the lowly manhole cover.
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manhole covers japan - Google Search
manhole cover as art space...serious cool factor [just like the sidewalk drain cover art i bought]
Japan's manhole covers are public art canvases
We’ll see how those work out, but for now there’s designer Neulhae Cho‘s “Swingers” chair, a palindromic bench with two chairs on either end connected by a curved bridge that, like a swing or a seesaw, distributes weight from one side to another.
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NYC Seesaw Benches | "Facilitating interactions between friends and strangers alike in public space". Cool!
"Swingers" chair, designed by Cho Neulhae and Jaebeom Jeong
Un siège atypique, une sorte de double rocking chair réalisé par Cho Neulhae et Jaebeom Jeong.
Artist Alicia Martin's latest exhibit seems to defy gravity: More than 5,000 books appear to pour out of windows around Spain, creating quite a spectacle for passers-by. The series, called Biografias, is in its third installation, most recently at Madrid's Casa de America.
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Library vomiting books. Art installation by Alicia Martin
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Extreme Book Art! Artist: Alicia Martin (Madrid) entitled "Biografias" Dover Public Library News & Views:
Spanish artist Alicia Martin used thousands of old books to create amazing book waterfalls that pour out the windows and straight into the streets. She is well known for her massive book installations across Europe, however Martin’s most recent series, called Biografies, are based in her hometown, Madrid.
Spanish installation artist Alicia Martin transforms thousands of old books into giant waterfalls which pour out the windows straight into the streets. Her massive installations have been installed in various places across Europe, however Martin’s most recent series, known as Biografies, are based in her hometown, Madrid. These gravity-defying book sculptures from her Biografies series were installed in the three of Madrid’s historic buildings, each installation consisting of approximately 5,000 books.
“Most police officers view those [reports] as a black hole,” he says. “They write up a history report, it gets filed in the system, they never see it again, never use it again. Our goal is to make that information useful to solve crimes.”
The reality is that the overwhelming majority of economic studies on climate find the cost of climate inaction greatly exceeds the cost of action (Figure 1). That's why there is a consensus amongst economists with climate expertise that we should reduce greenhouse gas emissions (Figure 2).