London / italian style / coffee to go
Using negative space in photos he takes of the sky, Thomas Lamadieu sketches playful illustrations that wedge themselves between towering buildings.
The most striking feature is how the contours of the buildings form everything from beards to mythical animals.
via Beautiful Decay
Urban hacktivist Florian Rivière came up with this guerrilla crosswalk in his home town Strasbourg. Made from old carpet, the light-weight pop-up crosswalks are easy to carry and can be placed on the street “so you can cross wherever pleases you”. Rivière explains that his walkway takes up the idea of roll-up codes in a video game to move from one place to another. The guerrilla crosswalks are for sale for €10. As of Monday, the artist sold two to art lovers. I believe that a pop-up crosswalk system could be pretty useful in temporary situations, such as big events and festivals
“The Green Shack” by touching the earth lightly
“To explain the concept, hold in your mind a cube. Like the shack, the cube has six sides. Human-hearted design looks to address the issues of fire, flooding, food security and insulation by exploring design opportunities for each of these six sides.
The first side of the cube is the floor. We raise the shack off the ground to respond to the issue of flooding. Communities around the world have been doing this for thousands of years. This is not a new concept.
The next two sides of the cube represent the sun-facing walls of the shack. On these two sides The Green Shack suggests they be wrapped with a fire-proof boarding, covered by a vertical thriving organic vegetable garden. This wall garden creates food for the household. This wall is drip irrigated using a low tech, slow-release gravity fed system via a pipe made of re-cycled car tires. Rain water is also captured off the roof and stored on site. The slow-drip nature of the irrigation system ensures that the wall is constantly wet. ” read more about the project here…
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