Lorenzo Quinn SUPPORT: A powerful message about rising sea levels

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Artist Lorenzo Quinn is known for his work with the human body, specifically hands, that he incorporates into everything from large-scale sculptures down to jewelry designs. He has just finished the installation of a monumental sculpture for the 2017 Venice Biennale. Titled 'Support', the piece depicts a pair of gigantic hands rising from the water to support the sides of the Ca’ Sagredo Hotel, a visual statement of the impact of climate change and rising sea levels on the historic city and ...  View More
May 15, 2017 Jason

Bogota’s Santalaia Building is the world largest vertical garden

Santalaia building world largest vertical garden
Edificio Santalaia, a plant-covered building in the middle of Bogota, Colombia, is considered one of the most amazing urban gardens ever created. With over 33,000 Sq. feet of plants covering the building’s 11 stories, this is the world’s largest vertical garden. The result of a collaboration between Spanish green designers Paisajismo Urbano and Colombian company Groncol, this stunning vertical garden was completed in December 2015, after 8 months of planning, and another 8 months of hard ...  View More
May 14, 2017 Jason

DESERT X: Jennifer Bolande’s billboards advertise the nature around

Jennifer Bolande DESERT X billboards
As part of Desert X, an outdoor exhibition of art installations and site-specific works currently taking place across the Coachella Valley, Jennifer Bolande has installed a series of billboards that are camouflaged among the surrounding desert landscape: 'In a cinematic experience animated by driving along Gene Autry Trail, viewers will encounter a series of billboards featuring photographs of the very mountains towards which they are heading. Each photograph is unique to its position along this ...  View More
March 5, 2017 Tiffany

Green Magic Homes lets you build your own dreamy Hobbit house

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Ever since the first Lord of the Rings movie came out, people have been fascinated with the concept of having their own 'hobbit home' – a quaint, vaulted house that sits beneath a covering of soil and vegetation. Building your own from scratch, however, could be rather challenging. That's why Green Magic Homes is offering prefabricated hobbit-like modular structures, that can be joined up to match buyers' specifications. After that, you just add dirt and plants. Besides looking neat and being ...  View More
February 20, 2017 Jessica

Designer Mariana Folberg creates amazing glow-in-the dark plants

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Industrial designer ​Mariana Fernandez Folberg brings us the Lamp Plant. Basically, glow in the dark plants. Soon, you'll be able to buy them over at her Etsy shop: 'I made these evergreen glowing plants. The Botany world has always amazed me as an Industrial designer, each plant has its own unique aesthetics, these aesthetics serve a specific need or function. In making the Lamp Plant I decided to focus on the various types of leafs and their 'veins', the veins are cells that bring water and ...  View More
February 7, 2017 Jason

Cliff Haven: An eco-friendly hidden home built inside a Utah cliff

Utah Cliff House
If 2016 has you ready to flee to the desert and hide in a bunker, may we present to you a rad place to hunker down: Cliff Haven. Located in Southeastern Utah, the three-bedroom, two-bath house sits on 12 acres and comes with all the modern amenities you’d expect—WiFi, a detached 2-car garage, and Amazon delivery, for example. But that’s where the similarities to urban life stop. Unlike your average tract home, the 2,100-square-foot, energy-efficient house was built inside a cliff. Similar ...  View More
February 6, 2017 Jason

Ussuri Bay, Russia: Vodka bottles return as colorful glass pebbles

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The power of nature can often be surprising and none more so than a beach in Russia where dumped glass has been transformed into colorful pebbles. The Ussuri Bay used to be a dumping ground for old glass bottles and waste from a porcelain factory but the waves from the Pacific Ocean have rounded and polished the debris left behind. The waves of the North Pacific have washed the broken beer, wine and vodka bottles into millions of smooth and colorful “pebbles” that have turned the area from a ...  View More
February 5, 2017 Jason

Graffiti on Earth: Josh Keyes questions our marks on Natural World

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Josh Keyes’ newest series features subjects both man-made and natural, their common element being several layers of graffiti that cover a space shuttle, a melting iceberg, and even a whale’s tail. For the last ten years these marks had remained in the background of Keyes’ paintings, adding detail to the supporting elements of the environment rather than being integrated into the subjects of his work.  View More
January 28, 2017 Jason

No Snow, No Ice: Alaska Polar Bears photo series by Patty Waymire

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A solitary bear sits on the edge of one of the Barter Islands. There is no snow, when at this time of year, there should be. In speaking with the locals in Kaktovic, they've noted that it's been an unseasonably warm winter, and that the ice will be late in forming this year. This will have an impact on the local polar bear population, when it comes time to hunt seals for their food in the winter months... This photo has been selected by National Geographic to be a part of the photo exhibit in ...  View More
January 7, 2017 Jason

“Full Grown” company patiently grows trees into art and furniture

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Derbyshire-based furniture designer Gavin Munro has come up with the ultimate environmentally-friendly way to create stunning household furniture - by letting Mother Nature do all the hard work. Using ancient techniques combined with modern technology, he grows young trees into specially-designed plastic molds, pruning and guiding the branches into shape before grafting them together to form ultra-tough joints. Chairs, Tables, Sculpture, or anything you can imagine, each piece is unique, ...  View More
December 22, 2016 Jessica
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