Visions of the Future

mothernaturenetwork:

Origami-inspired mini-farm thrives without soil … or waterFuturistic design meets urban gardening with this curious flat-pack greenhouse kit that harnesses seaweed-extracted agar-agar gel as a growing medium.

Hmmmmm

mothernaturenetwork:

Origami-inspired mini-farm thrives without soil … or water
Futuristic design meets urban gardening with this curious flat-pack greenhouse kit that harnesses seaweed-extracted agar-agar gel as a growing medium.

Hmmmmm

So sad. Movie???!!

So sad. Movie???!!

(Source: whimpernotbang, via nesombrepas)

archiemcphee:

New Delhi-based artist Subodh Gupta repurposes everyday materials, turning them into iconic symbols and creating awesome sculptures like this skull made of stainless steel containers and kitchen utensils. Entitled Very Hungry God, the striking 8 foot tall sculpture weighs nearly a ton. It was made in 2006 for the Nuit Blanche annual all-night art festival in Paris.

Here’s how Subodh Gupta described his piece:

"My work was conceived to be shown in a church in Barbes on the outskirts of Paris which is largely inhabited by an immigrant population. I made the work in response to the stories I read in the news about how soup kitchens in Paris were serving food with pork so that Muslims would not eat it. It was a strange and twisted form of charity that did not continue for long but raised conflicting ideas of giving and the way we have become now.

Outside the church I served vegetarian daal soup as a form of “prasad” (in India when you go to a temple or a guduwara you are offered food with the blessing). I liked the mix of the Catholic church and my intervention using a symbol that many artists have used before – the skull – and its many connotations.”

[via The Kick It Spot and 1800recycling.com]

ypsimojo:

citymaus:

  • Basic bollards in San Francisco, California
  • Public seating in New York, NY
  • Half-wheels in Seville, Spain
  • Grass and trees in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Parked bikes in Rotterdam, Netherlands

19 beautiful ways to protect bike lanes. via peopleforbikes, 04.10.13.

Need this in Ypsilanti

sagansense:

YTMND’s presentation of our future in all its horrifying glory.

via thatscienceguy

don’t like the first picture but wow good to know

(Source: thefutureofourworld.ytmnd.com, via paradoxicalparadigms)

unconsumption:


the artistic adventures of french artist benedetto bufalino can be trademarked by visually humorous transformations of consumable cultural objects. for one of his latest projects, he has reconstructed a 1970s french police car into a fully-functioning chicken coop fit for a farm.

(via benedetto bufalino repurposes a police car as a chicken coop)

unconsumption:

the artistic adventures of french artist benedetto bufalino can be trademarked by visually humorous transformations of consumable cultural objects. for one of his latest projects, he has reconstructed a 1970s french police car into a fully-functioning chicken coop fit for a farm.

(via benedetto bufalino repurposes a police car as a chicken coop)

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