Sustainable design

Post by Meltem Akturk

Isaac Monté of atelier monté has created the ‘filter factory’.On every three hundredth cigarette which is disposed of, a door pops open and the ‘lucky smoker’ is gifted with a birdhouse. The birdhouses are made in large waffle iron. The shredded cigarette filters are melted into the waffle iron and pressed into a birdhouse.The project makes one think about people’s daily actions and how we can harness our so-called bad habits for good.

Wrapping of landscape or buildings

Post by Meltem

Christo (Javacheff) and Jeanne-Claude (de Guillebon) are husband and wife and were born on the same day in 1935, he in Bulgaria and she in Morocco. Christo studied art in Sofia and in Prague. Jeanne-Claude studied Latin and philosophy in Tunis. They met in Paris in 1958. Since that time they have collaborated on an impressive oeuvre of artistic work. The wrapping of the Reichstag in the summer of 1995 once again placed the Christos in the spotlight of the international art world, a center stage position they have held several times before: in 1991 during the installation of The Umbrellas, Japan-U.S.A., 1984-91; in 1985, with The Pont Neuf Wrapped, Paris, 1975-1985; in 1976, with the installation of the Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California, 1972-76; and so on back to their first collaborations in 1961 on the docks of the Cologne harbor.

4% of the universe we know, 96% we don’t know

Post by iSiZ

Last night I watched the documentary ‘Out of Control’ (still watchable until the 4th of november under this link) which reminded me of the TEDTalk by Robbert Dijkgraaf about the universe where he states: 4% of the universe we know and 96% we don’t know.

I’m wondering.. There probably is a relationship between the human brain and the universe. We, humans, don’t at this point use our brain to the potential fullest, but once we do… we probably will be able to figure out the yet unkown 96% of the universe.. Food for thought!

New perspectives of our planet

Post by iSiZ

Human behaviour can be interesting to observe.. as it can amaze and teach us more about ourselves. However ‘not everyday images’ of animals in nature can be flabbergastingly beautiful and teach too.

Filmmaker Karen Bass shows us amazing footages of grizzly bears waking from their winter sleep in Alaska and of a bat pollinating a unique flower. This bat was discoverd in 2005 in the Cloud Forest of Ecuador. These images make me appreciate live on earth more. It makes me realise the spider that I’m afraid of in the house is also a living creature, it has it’s habits and moods.

Watch Bass’s footages and be amazed.