Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Simon Beck Snow Art

Artist Simon Beck earlier trudges across sand through knee high snow to make gigantic geometric drawings left behind in his footprints. Basically driven by super-human forces and undaunted by the powers of nature, sandy expanses on the shore of New Zealand to frigid outlooks in the Swiss Alps, any pristine surface that stretches for hundreds of meters can work as a suitable canvas for Beck’s designs. Therefore, each site-specific piece is very well planned in advance on a computer and prudently mapped out on-site before the artist starts his grueling expedition.

Moreover, after walking for entire days, the painstaking details of enormous fractals, snowflakes, dragons, and undulating geometric forms are left in his wake often with barely enough sunlight to depict a few quick photographs. However, you’ve seen a number of pieces by Beck from the last year or so. Hence you can learn about the fine details of his process in his book published of his work titled Simon Beck: Snow Art. Moreover you can catch Simon Beck at Facebook.

Turkish Artist Warped Istanbul Inception Cityscapes

An extremely talented Turkish photographer Aydın Büyüktaş turns the streets of Istanbul upside down in these warped cityscapes that appear to curve infinitely upward and outward toward the skies. Moreover, throughout his entire career, Büyüktaş has experimented with visual effects, 3D, and video, but, passionate about a strong pull towards photography, has made that a primary focus.

Though it’s tempting to draw parallels with spectacular visuals from the 2010 movie Inception, the digital artist says his true creativeness is taken from the 1884 satirical novella Flatland that depicts a two-dimensional world occupied by geometric figures. In this beautiful photographs series, also titled “Flatland, Büyüktaş” captured canals, bazaars (markets), skate parks, and bridges with the aid of a drone and then digitally combined them together as dramatically inverted spaces without a visible horizon. Well, if you like the Aydin work, then you can see more of his gravity-defying work on Instagram. All photographs courtesy the artist.

Levitating “Air Bonsai” Float Twirling Plant in Mid-Air with the help of Magnets

Regardless of the visual beauty and life-giving nature of plants, there is always been one major problem with our vegetative friends: plants can’t fly. A small Kyushu Japan based company named “Hoshinchu” has got popularity in recent times to set out to fix the problem that evolution forgot by inventing the Air Bonsai, a creative system for magnetically levitating minute bonsai trees more than a few inches above a small electrified pedestal. 

The company has designed as miniature planter therefore, the system lets you to make your own miniature Avatar-like worlds with tiny trees or shrubs planted in balls of moss, however also controlling enough to suspend distinct ceramic dishes of fragments of lava rock. Thus, Air Bonsai is presently funding like senseless on Kickstarter and is available in a number of configurations starting with a base DIY kit for $200 that needs you to use your own plants up to more elaborate designs that may only ship in Japan. However, if you’re Bonsai lover then it’s a unique gift for you to set in your home just a cost of $200, however a basic set starts at $30 more, you can have a lava stone plant base instead of the moss.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Australian Farmer Battles Soil Erosion by Plowing Land into Massive Geometric Artwork

Well, as cool as technological advancements in the agricultural world are, from time to time it is pretty breathtaking to see generation-old wisdom positively implemented. After a bushfire swept through his land in South Australia, farmer Brian Fischer came up with an innovative solution to combat soil erosion, converting his land into a huge geometric patchwork. Therefore, he reports that the idea for his rare method that is now saving him valuable topsoil has been passed down for generations in his family, from as far back as 1944, however the origins of the method before his family learned about it are unknown.

Moreover Fischer’s intricate web sits in a field at Ashmore White Suffolk Stud, just north of Adelaide Australia. Thus the hypnotic design may look like crop art but is really the farmer’s inventive response to the conservation of his soil. Hence with much of the area's vegetation wiped out in the fires, Fischer’s fields were unprotected and susceptible to soil erosion from gusting winds. These simple geometric furrows are just high enough to avoid further harm and erosion.

Furthermore the clever ridges took several days for Fischer to plow into his fields; though they’re now saving him 15cm of topsoil and enticing attention from local press. The inventive farmer also acted as his own photographer, capturing these shots from his son’s airplane and displaying that art and agriculture can sometimes go hand in hand.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Man Transforms Abandoned 700-Year-Old Sandstone Cave Convert into a Luxurious Home

Living in cave would have been appealed to you; Rockhouse Retreat might make you change your tune. The Cave is located in rural Worcestershire, England. The exclusive locale is built into a Triassic sandstone escarpment near the Wyre Forest. Therefore, as a residence, a long history of cave was occupied for more than 700 years before it was abandoned in 1962 and reverted back to its natural state. In 2015, enthusiast and owner Angelo Mastropietro pick a unique idea and spent almost $230,000 to restore it into a romantic, secluded getaway.

The 6700-square-foot Rockhouse blends modern style and comfort with the calmness of nature. Its interior features a number of comfortable upgrades that you wouldn't expect in a cavern. However, this includes: a walk-in “rain forest” shower; heated floors in the shower-dressing room; a fully-equipped kitchen; free Wi-Fi; a music-docking station, and a Nespresso machine. Furthermore, there is an outdoor kitchen terrace with a gas grill and fire pit. Although, Mastropietro’s retreat is well-situated for those that want to spend time exploring nature. The area boasts several outdoor attractions, such as 40 kilometers of walking trails and the West Midlands Safari Park. Guests can also visit the historic riverside town of Bewdley to adore its commercial offerings. The Rockhouse Retreat is currently available to book through its website.

NASA Astronaut Revealed First Flower to Ever Bloom in Space

This orange flower symbolizes a noteworthy moment in human history, because this is very first flower to bloom in space. These beautiful photographs were in recent times tweeted by astronaut Scott Kelly from aboard the International Space Station. Therefore the successful experiment with plant growth in zero gravity is a big achievement. Scott Kelly and his colleague Russian astronaut Mikhail Korniyenko, are aboard the station as part of a year-long mission to study the effects of long-term stay in space. However, their mission overlapped with a project recognized as Veggie, initiated by NASA’s previous resident Kjell Lindgren who had created experimenting with plant growth.
Previously, ISS astronauts have harvested romaine lettuce, however flowering crops such as zinnias are much more challenging to grow.  Nevertheless the bright orange flowers were sprouted from pods composed of fertilizer, seeds, water, and clay, under a system of LED lights. The project optimisms to continue generating nutritious fresh food for the crew, while also given that morale-boosting plants that may support to enhance the isolating environment the astronauts have to live in.  Moreover, NASA hopes to make use of same growth methods to sooner or later produce tomatoes in space, bringing us one moving step closer to agriculture in space.