It looks like the latest creation of Andrew Chase is busy devouring anything that comes in its path. But that was kind of obvious given most creatures would fall prey to the “Tyrant Lizard”. The handmade mechanical creation was built using recycled metal that primarily came from transmission parts, conduit, plumbing pipe and unidentifiable widgets [...]
Lars van de Goor is a Netherlands based photographer. One with the penchant of capturing the beauty of the woods and presenting the same in a very interesting way. His wonderful pieces have won him Hasselblad Masters Award 2012, which seems only natural after having feasted our eyes on these wonderful images.
New York Botanical Garden has been running a very interesting show for the past twenty years. Named the Holiday Train Show, it features New York City landmarks recreated from twigs, leaves, barks and other plant materials. They are built in a most intricate fashion, creating an impressive personification of the landmarks from the Big Apple. [...]
A group in Paris has intentions of converting the Eiffel Tower into a giant metallic tree by covering it in over 600,000 plants. They hope to accomplish this by covering the structure in 12 tons of rubber tubing that would make way for the gradual addition of plants on the tower.
Street artist Blu made this thought provoking mural in Belgrade, Serbia back in 2009. Via misabrzi on Flickr, TwistedSifter
Plastic or PET bottles are a huge percentage of pollution, and we could easily curb a lot of that by simply employing reusable water bottles. The concept bottle by Fernd Van Engelen at Artefact is a reusable bottle with numeric dials on top to keep track of the number of bottles saved by the use [...]
Jason Hull used old, vintage cameras from the ’50s and ’60s and converts them into these really cool looking night lights. Hull is a Pixar employee and created these night lights to sell at the company’s craft fair in December, he does say that he will sell any unsold nightlights on Etsy.
We are going to assume this sound system makes intoxicating music, solely because this sound system makes use of 5,000 beer cans. The system is the work of Yuri Suzuki and Mathew Kneebone, who were both commissioned by Jamaica’s most popular beer, Red Stripe. The idea was to highlight Jamaica’s DIY culture, and it seems [...]
Our planet is warming, and there’s no denying the fact. Well, at least not if you take scientific data and observations into account. Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) study shows the average temperature of the planet has been steadily increasing. Researchers compiled a data set of temperature anomalies over 200 years to create a video [...]
Technology really has brought the world closer, so this giant world map made from recycled computer components seems quite fitting. UK based artist Susan Stockwell has created this giant installation of a world map, made entirely from recycled computer components. The set uses motherboards, electric wiring, fans and other components from computers and electronics. Titled [...]
Water and ice are things at a premium in most deserts, whereas sunlight is generally abundant in these areas. It is unlikely for any device to magically conjure heaps of water for the desert, though the SunGlacier does try pretty hard at the job. It is a 200 m2 elm-leaf shaped structure with a photovoltaic [...]
On October 26th, a hole was blasted in the base of 125′ tall Condit Dam on the White Salmon River in Washington. In less than 2 hours, the reservoir behind the dam drained completely and the White Salmon flowed unimpeded by a dam for the first time in 100 years. This short clip is a [...]
Seattle has become the first city in the world to create long term goals for sustainability by passing a resolution that intends to make Seattle a carbon neutral city. Resolution 31312 endorses the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to a net zero by 2050, and to prepare for the likely changes that may come along [...]
Aiming to re-interpret R2-D2 in a version that offered “future in the old” (as translated by Google) artist Charles Leonard made this intriguing version of a monocle wearing Steampunk R2-D2. To be true, we’ve seen a good amount of Steampunk and R2-D2 creations, but how do you ever manage Steampunk without a monocle? That’s just [...]
We like design ideas that take us to a new clean, green world. We’re also intrigued by the fact that as awesome as these ideas look and sound, they sometimes seem to lack pragmatism to a certain degree. But they do make up for that in utopian vision and style, so we’re absolutely cool with [...]