Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Attractive "Duck Lanes" Made in England to Protect Birds alongside Busy Waterways

The Canal & River Trust is an ecological charity that is inspiring people to be watchful of the animals that share our beautiful environment. This organization is in charge for maintaining over 2,000 miles of busy waterways in both England and Wales. Therefore, alongside the canals, there are selected paths where you’ll find cyclists, boaters, walkers, fishermen, and even horses pulling boats across the water. To recap citizens that they must carefully and thoughtfully spend time beside these bodies of water, the trust has made their motto “share the space; drop your pace; indeed this is a special place.
To hit this point home, Canal & River Trust in recent times made a special lane that is precisely for birds, make sure that local wildlife is protected and accounted for. These duck lanes are visibly marked off by a white line, a stenciled silhouette of a duck, and the hashtag “share the space”. The organization have painted in duck lanes on the tow path, just to highlight that there’s only so much space you can share and actually perhaps ducks need the priority. Source: My Modernmet

American Woman Quit her Fashion Career Job to Build Sustainable Bamboo House in Bali

American lady Elora Hardy left her successful fashion career in 2010 in New York and decides to go back to her childhood home in Bali, Indonesia. Well, where she decides to build bamboo houses for permanent living. More than five years of span period, Elora and her team at Ibuku have revolutionized bamboo construction, have faith in that this plant is both underused and an ideal renewable resource. After treating this material with boron to make it indigestible to insects, the group of talented artists has formed numerous amazing bamboo homes in Indonesia. She says; when I first saw these structures at Green School under construction 6 years ago, I just believed, this makes perfect sense and it is growing all around us. It's strong with elegant appearance. The strongly built house is earthquake-resistant. Why hasn't this happened sooner, and what can we do with it next?" questioned the bamboo enthusiast during her TED Talk.

Elora Hardy was enthused to utilize bamboo by her father John Hardy, who developed the Green School, which features magnificent bamboo structures that reveal the sustainable principles the school is based on. With this great idea in mind, Elora went on to make the Green Village, a sustainably built village that redefines what it means to use bamboo as a tool for construction. Therefore, the key for me was opening up the options of bamboo, architecture, and design at a high-end level. So, i wanted to the make the Green Village change the perceptions of bamboo to a cooler material and use it in inventive ways. I love making inventive, attractive things using craftsmanship that can open up and preserve. Source: My Modernmet

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Photographer Gives Squirrel A Tiny Umbrella To Protect Itself From Rain

A London base photographer Max Ellis’ added a unique photography in his portfolio, when a squirrel taking shelter under a mini umbrella. The latest addition to actually succeeded him, when squirrels posing with objects before, including pumpkins, but getting one to pose in the rain was extremely difficult. Max Ellis Coating the umbrella in sunflower seeds and peanut butter before hanging it on fishing line. He says; when i considered building a covered walkway from their tree, I was getting cramp crouching behind the camera. Therefore, luckily this one popped out and hung around exploring for approximately six minutes. As the rain got heavier, he was able to shelter for a bit but in the end gave up and headed off home.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Old Abandoned House Adorned with 4,000 Flowers

Well, what do you think, when you give a deadline of 48 hours to florist to fill an old, abandoned house with flowers? What does it look like? Well, the below photographs, taken by photographer Heather Saunders, are from the trail run of Flower House, because an exhibition will be held in October that will fill 15 rooms of a dilapidated Detroit home with between 60,000-100,000 flowers. For the preview event, it took florists 48 hours and 4,000 flowers to transform a neighboring house into a wildly lovely wonderland. Lisa Waud, (The creator of Flower House), has a floral design business named “Pot & Box” for 5 years. After seeing images of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s wrapped Pont Neuf Bridge in Paris and Christian Dior's 2012 couture show, Lisa Waud had an epiphany. I knew I had to create something different to my own house of flowers and invite maximum people to experience it with me. 

She said, I found it very surprisingly easy to get florists on board with her vision. The Flower House installation will be an unprecedented one. We’ll experience something changed that has never been done before for one weekend at least, the walls, ceilings, floors, and fixtures will be bursting with luscious blooms and textural foliage harvested from American farms coast to coast, and featuring our own Great Lakes state. There is a real and sturdy momentum gaining for perception in growing, sourcing, and buying flowers grown in our own soil. Therefore, much like the slow food movement and the Slow Flowers Movement is changing the way people perception about where their cut flowers come from in America.

The abandoned flower house will be open to the public from Friday, October 16 to Sunday October 18. In that period visitors will be able to witness the exclusive setting before the house gets torn down and replaced with a living, growing flower farm. We know the goal is to pull apart the structures and divert as much 75 per cent of the re-usable materials out of the landfill. Moreover we’re hoping that this deconstruction and land re-purposing will inspire others to see abandoned structures and platforms for art and business and to use them in an environmentally responsible way. Lisa Waud also sees the project as a way to give the house "one last hurrah" before it gets torn down.

Friday, 15 May 2015

A Japanese Artist Made Ethereal Bowls from Skeletons of Maple

Japanese artist Kay Sekimachi’s has created inspiring ethereal bowls made from the skeletons of maple. She is most famous for her labor-intensive loom works. She creates these sylvan masterpieces by adding Kozo paper, watercolor and Krylon coating to the leaves, giving them solid form. Sekimachi eventually graduated at the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland from 1946 to 1949. Kay Sekimachi’s life has been defined by perseverance. Despite being born in California in 1926, she was held at the Topaz Relocation Center in Delta, UT, with other Japanese Americans during World War II. 

She says when I saw the students working in the weaving room, the next day I decide to spend all of my savings to buy a loom, even though she didn’t know anything about weaving. She has written several books on crafts, some of which were co-authored with her husband, Bob Stocksdale. The couple will be having an exhibition at the Bellevue Arts Museum from July 3 to October 18 in Washington. The exhibition will show the works of two of the most revered artists in American craft history. The couple married in 1972.