Sand is the New Paper

August 19, 2012

Urban/Eco artist Gunilla Klingberg has truly got this beach printing lark all wrapped up. I can imagine the fanciest beaches around the world taking a cue from this idea. It all reminds me a little of a pair of sneakers I wore as a teen, which had patterns and a logo embossed on the sole.

Imagine the fun we could all have with designing our own rubber soles? Instead of free advertising for global corporations, we could pepper the beaches of the world with something a little more edgy. Maybe some art or doodles, quotes, personal manifestos, anything you’d like the world to see. Of course the police would probably treat it just like chalk graffiti and arrest everyone for walking :/

Eco Art by Anna Garforth

August 16, 2012

British eco artist/designer Anna Garforth is near famous on the net for her lovely script style moss graffiti, for those not familiar with her other sublimely environmental works – here are a few more…

Wandering Territory was created digitally, printed, scored and “popped out” into a 3d sculpture.

Kusudama Light – from paper to light.

Wild at Heart is made from nothing more than masking tape on a wire fence.

Izhar Gafni from Israel has solved the world fuel shortage crisis in one fell swoop… as long as it doesn’t rain. All the money spent on bike sharing schemes in so many cities around the world, it’d make sense for hotter countries to follow Izhar’s lead. So what if your bike was stolen? Just cut out another one – this one cost Izhar $9 to make!

Whilst I’m writing about bikes (again) do make sure to check out this amazing bendable bike, tie it to a post – and no one will nick it :]

Bring Your Own Cushions

August 7, 2012

Check out this homage to Le Corbusier’s LC 2 by architect Stefan Zwicky, with one rather striking exception. It’s made from concrete. Ouch…

Via: Swiss Miss

The Real Night Rider

August 4, 2012

This glow in the dark skateboard park by Korean artist Koo Jeong-A in association with Brussels-based L’Escaut Architectures created at an island in the middle of France’s Vassivière Lake has to be one of the most awesome urban environments ever conceived. The luminosity comes from a special phosphorescent concrete, that should be used in just about every city centre, everywhere in the world from now on. But probably won’t.

The vast majority of us in the world will probably never have a chance to ride the luminous trip fantastic or even walk it – so if you’re a town planner or an architect or run a construction company take a leaf from Koo Jeong-A’s book and try lighting up the city at night without burning more fuel. Just for a change let’s really try going green 😀

Photos via L’Escaut Architectures.

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