Illustration by Maayan Pearl and Emily Keegin.
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“I grew up on the countryside where my parents run a plant nursery and a flower shop. I decided to show nature how I experienced it as a child.”
Space saving invisible bookshelves. Minimal and simple! Book on the bottom acts as support for every other book on top.
Above: Dress made from yucca leaves and flowers.
Image above: http://www.bloom-magazine.eu
Place flower between 2 sheets of paper to protect the pages of the book. Leave at least 1/8” of pages between pressings, weigh the book down and wait a couple of weeks.
Palm reed (buri) is the matured leaf of the palm. It is a great material for hats, bags, slippers, window blinds, mats, brooms and baskets.
Carefully handcrafted baskets made of palm reed, leather, and metal designed by Brooklyn-based designer from Philippines, Stanley Ruiz.
Above: Tree says hi.
Photos by Israel based photographer Ella Sverdlovmore →
Jar lamp by UpCycle. This lamp is made from re-using Avoca glass jar. A hole is drilled in the cap and a lamp fitting is offered through.
“Desire to Disappear” is a film by Minnesota based artist Alec Soth. Alec Soth traveled across America looking for people who’ve retreated from society. Below are some of Alec’s photographs and quotes from his film.
“This is Alec Soth. So I am a photographer and the project I am doing deals with the subject of retreating from the world. That can involve everything from hermits to monks.”
“I think it is something in the culture right now and is, in some ways, preparation for the decline of the American empire.”
“A part of it is a fantasy of having retreat”
“It is not really about running away. It is about the desire to run away.”
Bike chain wall clock by Andreas Dober.
Book shelves made of plumbing pipes:
Stunning drawings by Japanes artist Ikeda Manabu . Click on images to view larger. On view now at Japan Society.
Oil Spill by Lisa Kellner: 60,000 Quilting Pins
All I need is a thermos and a tin/aluminum lunch box.
“Today, lunch boxes are generally made of vinyl, with foam insulation, and an aluminum/vinyl interior. As a result, they’re usually much better at retaining their temperature but are less rigid and protective. Health concerns came to light in August 2002, when the Center for Environmental Health discovered that many popular vinyl lunch boxes contained dangerously high levels of lead..”.- from Wikipedia
Ready to say goodbye to plastic bags and other plastic food containers???
Stainless steel “Eco Lunch Box”: