FRONTYARDS, SPRING FLOWERS,

spring flowers, brooklyn, design squish blog

spring flowers in brooklyn, design squish blog


CATEGORIES:   GARDEN, NATURE,
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April 24, 2009

REUSING SHIPPING PALLETS

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The wall of a beautiful housewares store Vessel in Boston is made with…...shipping pallets. Nice way to reuse old shipping pallets.


USED GLASS BOTTLES AND TEACUPS….. CHANDELIERS

used tea cups, glass bottles and wine glasses chandelier

milk-bottle chandelier

1. Chandeliers by Madeleine Boulsteix are made from old tea cups, jewelry, beads, marbles and kitchen utencils.

2. Droog Design Chandelier made from milk bottles.


OLDEST LIVING TREE - PANDO ( 80,000 - 1,000,000 years old)

oldest tree - pando

Pando is a clonal colony of a single male Quaking Aspen located in the state of Utah, U.S.  All trees in Pando colony are determined to be part of a single living organism with same genetic material and one massive underground root system. The plant is estimated to weigh collectively 6,000 tonnes making it the heaviest known organism and with the oldest root system known in existence at ~80,000 years of age.


April 23, 2009

I LOVE: SHITAKUSA & KUSAMONO

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Kusamono and shitakusa are a potted collection of plants. Plants used are typically moss, grass, lichen, small mountain flowers and plants, bonsai trees, bamboo, or bulbs, that may be arranged to heighten the beauty or reflect a certain season.  Usually a collection is displayed separately in special pots, driftwood, or even stones. Photos from beautiful blogs: Shitakusamono and Happy Hearts at Home.


April 22, 2009

PAPER MADE FROM STONE

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Terraskin,  Via Stone and Fiberstone are tree-free papers made of minerals.  Stone paper is similar to traditional papers only it has a lot of advantages. When it comes to printing Via Stone paper uses 20-30% less ink than conventional papers.  Stone paper can be water-resistant, tear-resistant, recyclable and biodegradable.  No water or bleach can be used in its production as well!


NORTH COUNTY TRAILWAY- UPSTATE NEW YORK BIKE TRAIL







Two day hundred mile bike ride from New York to Lake Purdy and back.


CATEGORIES:   NATURE, TREES,
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SYCAMORE SEED PODS

sycamore seeds, prospect park

Sycamore is one of the species of Platanus native to North America. It has been extensively planted in New York City as a shade tree. It can easily endure the big city environment, bears transplanting well and grows rapidly.


CATEGORIES:   NATURE, TREES,
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April 13, 2009

PROSPECT PARK TREES

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prospect-park-forest

*Above: Trees in Prospect Park


CATEGORIES:   NATURE, TREES,
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SOMETHING TO READ: GRAPHIC NOVELS

waltz with bashir - graphic novel design squish blog  persepolis book cover, political graphic novel, design squish blog

Persepolis is Marjane Satrapi’s memoir in a comic book form in which Marjane describes her unforgettable childhood, growing up during the Islamic Revolution.
Waltz with Bashir - is a 2008 Israeli animated documentary film and graphic novel written and directed by Ari Folman.  The film was conceived as a journey in search of Folman’s lost memories from the 1982 Lebanon War. Folman designed the film as an anti-war message.


April 08, 2009

TILT SHIFT: HOW TO MAKE EVERYTHING IN YOUR PHOTOS LOOK MINIATURE

miniature tilt shift photo of York, design squish blog

miniature boats using tilt shift, design squish blog

To make your photos look like miniature models go to tiltshiftmaker.com


April 06, 2009

I LOVE: TAPESTRIES WITH TREES

Unicorn in Captivity Tapestry

Above:The Unicorn is Penned, the Unicorn Tapestries,
circa 1495–1505,
the Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art,
New York City


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Above: Woodpecker
1885
by William Morris


April 01, 2009