Deadly poisonous mushroom “Destroying Angel”
Upstate New York two weeks ago.more →
Poster by Federal Art Project, W.P.A, Ohio , US 1938. (Ohio is a buckeye state) Image found in The Library of Congress Photostream
“Weaver’s Nest” by Porky Hefer
“The Nest” treehouse by Bertil Harström
Inside the human nest treehouse in Big Sur - The Human Nest Treehouse
Bird inspired fashion - http://www.trendtablet.com/419-birds-2/
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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.”
Above: Tree says hi.
Photos by Israel based photographer Ella Sverdlovmore →
Above: Joni Mitchell, hair undyed.
Above: Joni Mitchell among wild grasses.
Green streets in my neighborhood Moscow, Russia(Москва, район Ленинского проспекта и ул. Обручева). One thing I miss about growing up during Communism - the overgrowth. Photograph by Dmitriy Chistoprudov.
Vertical garden in Barcelona, Spain.
Beautiful tree globe poster created by Judy Kaufmann.
Lawrence Beck is a New York based artist who explores controlled and unbound nature. Beck takes photographs plants in national forests, city parks and botanic gardens. He celebrates the beauty of plants while undercutting this ’natural’ elegance by revealing its manufacturedness.
Community garden on Albemarle Rd in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. Photo taken on December 2, 2010.
Read more about it on Sustainable Flatbush:
Golden leaves and trees full of house sparrows in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Tree drawings and sculptures by Roxy Paine.
Sculpture on Governor’s Island, New York.
Above: Shelving/vase system displaying thistles, dried plants and exotic flowers.
Daniel Goers is a local Brooklyn designer, architect and artist who has a show right now called Scrap Ecology at Brooklyn coffee shop K-Dog in Lefferts Gardens. All pieces are made from reclaimed materials except some lighting components. Daniel has been collecting scrap materials and remaking them into beautiful designs and sculptures for some time now. His other great project is in collaboration with artist Jennifer Wong called Birdtown. Fifty birdhouses were built from recycled materials and installed in Fort Greene:
Above: Daniel Goers and Jennifer Wong.
Above: Birdhouse from Birdtown.
Scrap Ecology aims to rearrange the raw materials of our urban and natural environments into objects with new meaning and purpose. These materials include abandoned shipping pallets from Red Hook, wood cutoffs from carpentry projects, recycled packaging, discarded architectural samples, donated plant stems and foraged specimens from Prospect Park and the mountains of Harriman State Park.
Why reclaimed materials?
New York is a great place to find raw materials to build with. every day the streets are filled with “trash” that can be so much more. But maybe the best reason is that material is free. The reclaimed material also tends to have more character.
Do you enjoy living in New York? Would you if you had an opportunity move somewhere where there are more trees and less garbage?
Of course, New York is a great place to be a designer but my sculptures do hint at the desire to be closer to nature. I would love to live in a barn in the mountains but in the meantime I will work to bring nature to people’s homes here.
Above: Lamp made from glass jar moss terrariums.
Why do you think using reclaimed materials is popular today?
It’s just marketing for many people. I like to believe that myself and many other designers simply see some intrinsic value and potential in the waste around us. What was once a shipping pallet can become a hundred new things, so why cut down another tree? More people come to this realization and the ‘green’ movement will become less about marketing & more a part of the collective conscience.
And the wind, full of wantonness,
wooes like lover
The young aspen-trees till they
tremble all over.
- Thomas Moore (From Trees of America)
From the book:
Who has seen the wind?
Neither I or you:
But when the leaves hang trembling
The wind it passing thro’.
Who has seen the wind?
Neither you nor I:
But when the trees bow down their heads
The wind is passing by.
Christina G. Rossetti
“Red List protects nature” - The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, founded in 1948, is the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species.
“Protect birds - they are doctors of the forest”
“Cut down one - plant ten”
“Welcome, my feathered friends!”
Signe Parsegel land art.
Forest Art Wisconsin.
Michel de Broin “Superficial”
Located on the Rockaway Peninsula Brooklyn, NY, Fort Tilden is mostly a natual area that was a former United States Army installation. Fort Tilden today is largely a natural area of beach, dunes and maritime forest. Most of the old military installations are abandoned, though some buildings have been renovated and are used by local arts groups. Atop one of the old batteries, Battery Harris East, is a viewing platform offering 360-degree views. Fort Tilden includes some of the most secluded beaches in New York.
Brooklyn Bridge Park is an 85-acre park currently under construction on the Brooklyn waterfront in the vicinity of the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. As of March 22, 2010 the first newly built section of the park, Pier 1, has been open to the public. !!!!!!!!!!!!