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  • Fruit And Seed Art

    Carve and then glue together some gourds, seed pods and leaves… Don’t forget a final coat of polyurethane… Pumpkin, twigs, leaves and seed pod carriage. by Applied Imagination Gypsy seed pod wagon. by Applied Imagination Pumpkin, twig & acorn house. by Applied Imagination Gourd and seed pod train. by Applied Imagination Twig and leaf motorcycle. by Applied Imagination A farmer […] More

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    Bark Furniture And Accessories

    Birch-Bark is waterproof and will not rot, its familiar surface is richly graphic. Birch-Bark has been used for millennia in the making of canoes, wigwams, scrolls, Buddhist manuscripts, maps (including the oldest maps of North America), art, torches, fans, musical instruments, shoes, clothing, as a substratum for sod, birch-bark roofs and more… Birch Armoire-style-Cabinet-Louis-XV-style by Marché Dauphine – 140, rue […] More

  • Dewdrops On Dragonflies

    Dewdrops on Dragonflies, all photos captured by Martin Amm  Red Veined Darter covered in dew – Martin Amm Dragonfly Portrait with Dew- Martin Amm Emerald Damselfly – Martin Amm Red Veined Darter covered in dew – Martin Amm Dragonfly Birth – Martin Amm Free – wings still shrivelled, colors undeveloped – Martin Amm The larva lives for several weeks (or […] More

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    Gutter Gardening

    Gutter sculpture watering system… maison-deco.com During a very heavy rainstorm I would imagine dirt and water must pour out of these pretty gutters. Lakeside cottage, Lake Erie. Paint your old gutters attach to painted stockade fence. www.bhg.com Painted gutter garden. How to: au.lifestyle.yahoo.com Gutters on fence – filled with flowers blooming in a riot of color. pinterest.com […] More

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    Solar Roadways

    The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on. Their long range goal is to cover all concrete and asphalt surfaces that are exposed to the sun with Solar Road Panels. They plan to start off small: driveways, bike paths, patios, sidewalks, parking lots, playgrounds, etc. This […] More

  • Appliances Of The Future

    What will kitchens look like in 30 years? Likely, they’ll need to be much more energy-efficient and take up less space. Like these! Dishwasher Under The Sink Drain Dishwasher under the sink drainer by Cristiano Giuggiol. Good idea! The washing cycle takes only 6 minutes and uses 23 litres of water. www.coroflot.com The Kitchen Hideaway […] More

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    Vik Muniz Junk Art

    Vik Muniz was born in 1961 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He currently lives in NY. Mr. Muniz uses classical master’s works as inspiration for his ‘junk’ arrangements. After he creates the composition he then photographs the work and then destroys the original collage. Mr. Muniz spends time in the slums of Brazil creating junk art […] More

  • Graphene

    Graphene is a thin carbon layer arranged in a chicken wire pattern one atom thick. It’s the thinnest material in the world. (What could be thinner than one atom?) Not only thin, but more than 100 times stronger than steel, transparent and flexible to boot. The graphene layer can be manually peeled away from graphite (like […] More

  • Praying Mantis

    The word “mantis” is from the Greek word μάντις for prophet. Praying Mantis Photography By Tustel Ico Praying Mantis ‘Rate my Bike’ by Tustel Ico. 500px.com/dolphino Please ‘like’ Tustel’s image on above link! Praying Mantis on two spores by Tustel Ico. 500px.com/dolphino Praying Mantis ‘Staring at the Sun’ by Tustel Ico 500px.com/dolphino Praying Mantis Photography […] More

  • Cereal Box Art

    Cap n Crunch by Michael Albert. www.cerealism.com Lost in my Life (boxes), by Rachel Perry Welty, 2009, Pigment Print, available: 30 x 20 inches, Edition of 6; 56 x 35 inches, Edition of 6; 90 x 60 inches, Edition of 3. www.rachelperrywelty.com Hayes Trotter paints on recycled cereal and snack boxes. jordanartpartners.com The Pledge of […] More

  • Ant Photography By Andrey Pavlov

    Mr. Pavlov sets up the props, the ants gladly raise them. According to Mr Pavlov, “I used to work in theatre which was a big help when it came to making props, and I chose ants because I respect them and their way of life.” www.dailymail.co.uk Mr. Pavlov says that having children changed the way […] More

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    Goldsworthy

    Andy Goldsworthy creates both temporary and permanent sculptures, but photographs each piece right after he makes it. “Each work grows, stays, decays –-” Ice on Ice, 1980. Source Cracked Earth. St. Louis, Missouri, 1986. Source Tree Serpent. Source Carefully broken pebbles scratched white with another stone, 1985. Source Balanced river stones, 1982. Source Bird’s Nest […] More

  • Brushwood Fence

    Using undergrowth, twigs, tips and small branches to make fences. Brushwood fences were probably one of the earliest fence types constructed in Japan. Today brushwood fences are very popular in Australia as well. Bamboo brushwood fence. Using the twigs and tips of the bamboo. Via: japanesegardens.jp Brushwood fence at the Rakusai Bamboo Park in Kyoto […] More

  • Tim Pugh

    Summer Arrangement by Tim Pugh. www.timpugh.co.uk Sand Blooms, 2004. Mussel shells on sand. www.timpugh.co.uk Scallop Clusters. www.timpugh.co.uk Woodland Floor Rearrangement, 2005. www.timpugh.co.uk “Beech Weave” Beech Leaves,, 2005. www.timpugh.co.uk Mid-summer Portrait. Beech Stars, beech leaves. “Seren” Braken Leaves, 2005. www.timpugh.co.uk Beech Leaves, 2005. www.timpugh.co.uk Snowball Composition, 2006. www.timpugh.co.uk “Oak Fall” Charcoal, 2005. www.timpugh.co.uk “There Short Respite” […] More

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    Baby Marlins And Sailfish

    The term “Billfish” refers to certain predatory fish species belonging to the family Istiophoridae. Their characteristics include a spear-like rostrum or “bill,” which is used for slashing at and stunning prey. Marlins, sailfish, spearfish and the swordfish are all billfish. Marlin and sailfish distribution range is basically worldwide throughout both tropical and temperate regions (seasonally). A […] More

  • Sand Magnified

    Sand grains magnified 110-250 times reveal each grain is unique. The tip of a spiral shell has broken off and become a grain of sand. After being repeatedly tumbled by action of the surf this spiral sand grain has become opalescent in character. It is surrounded by bits of coral, a pink shell fragment, a […] More

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    Cob Fireplaces

    Cob Fireplaces… Cob fireplace. americanclay.com Cob fireplace in Hilde Dawe’s house, British Columbia. onelessbrickinthewall.com Cob fireplace by Charles Andre. www.fasttraxfilmcorp.ca Cob fireplace (Rumford) www.firespeaking.com Cob Fireplace. Budownictwo Naturalne. earth-heart-grupa.blogspot.com More

  • Bicycle Art

    Every year about 109 million bicycles are produced, and 140 million people are born. That adds up to lots of extra bikes to make art with. Burning Man Festival 2007 by Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector Bikes reclaimed from garbage dumps and recycling centers form a 30 foot high archway. Pic: Jenene Chesbrough www.flickr.com Bicycle […] More

  • Hugelkultur

    Instead of putting those branches, leaves and grass clippings in bags by the curbside…build a hugel bed. Simply mound logs, branches, leaves, grass clippings, straw, cardboard, petroleum-free newspaper, manure, compost or whatever other biomass you have available, top with soil and plant your veggies. What’s Hugelkultur? Why Hugelkultur? Hugelkultur (HOO-gul-culture). It’s German for hill culture or […] More

  • Green Roof Inspiration

    A green roof—essentially, a garden atop any office building or home—helps save energy, promote drainage, and feed you. Why Build a Green Roof? Sod roofs are common on the Faroe Islands, west of Norway. Traditionally the roof was covered with sod on top of several layers of birch bark over wooden boards. Today, commercial roofing […] More

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    Shipping Container Homes

    Shipping container homes seem like a no-brainer. Approximately 30 million steel shipping containers are in existence, filled and floating, or standing empty in a port. 8 feet wide by 8.5 feet high, and either 20 or 40 feet long, the steel shipping container has been the globally standardized transportation module since 1956. Sending empty containers […] More

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    Greenhouses from Old Windows and Doors

    Calling all used awning windows, bay windows, storm doors, and clerestories back to service. 1) Recycled Window Greenhouse, Minnesota Greenhouse made from recycled windows by Jan and Ed Vitse of New Look Floral (a garden and floral business) in Rochester, MN. This little gem, made from recycled windows was built in 2003. The structure is 12 […] More

  • Eco Sports Cars

    Porsche 918 Spyder Plug-in Hybrid prototype (all of Porsche’s concept cars have been brought to market) has emission levels of just 70 grams CO2 per kilometre on fuel consumption of three litres/100 kilometres (equal to 94 mpg imp). Acceleration from a standstill to 100 km/h in just under 3.2 seconds, top speed of 320 km/h […] More

  • Wood Fired Pottery

    Humans have been enamoured of wood fired ceramics for thousands of years. Yet since the invention of electric and gas kilns, wood firing was pushed aside by many. Fortunately the unique beauty of wood fired pottery is again becoming a highly appreciated art form throughout the world. (The Japanese have always held wood fired ceramics […] More

  • Human Urine As Fertilizer

    A study out of Finland has found that plants fertilized with urine performed four times as well as nonfertilized plants and just as well as plants given commercial mineral fertilizer. Urine plus wood ash (collected from a wood stove) produced as well, yet with the added benefit of reducing the acidity of the soil. The […] More

  • Wedge Shaped Cars

    The future looks wedge shaped… The 3 Wheeled Elio. Order yours now. More than 50,000 have already been pre-ordered… Made in America. Costs $6800. Designed for a 6’1” 220 lb person in the single front seat with one additional seat in the back. Elio projects that it will employ 1500 in Shreveport, LA, at an […] More

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