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Archive for July 26th, 2009

Unsettling in a good way 😛  Drawing by Danish artist/illustrator Mikkel Sommer.

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via Inspire Me, Now!

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A brilliant bit of recycling – love it.

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Sarah over at Paper+Stitch has been making candy sushi – just looking at them is making my teeth ache! (I still want some though :P)

Hop on over to see the list of sugary goodies she used…

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Successful New Zealand artist Roger Griffiths closed his account with his bank, Westpac, by withdrawing his savings of NZ$190,000 – in twenties – when they refused him for a mortgage despite the fact that he had been with them for 25 years and has never missed a loan repayment.  He then deposited the cash in a local community based building society, his point being ‘If you don’t support the community, the community won’t support you.’

Damn straight… I like this guy 🙂 See full details of the story over at Boing Boing.

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“Is it waste? Art drifting over borders. Waste floating in society” at the GEIC, Tokyo.

eco04From the Tokyo Wonder Site – ‘The mass of marine debris washed ashore on the Japanese Islands is said to be approximately 15 million tons per year. The marine pollution is becoming a serious social problem and has also been recognized as a growing international issue as flotsam crosses borders.
Linked with an open symposium “Creative Dialogue and Commitment to the Environment” at the United Nations University, the exhibition “Is it waste? – Art drifting over borders. Waste floating in society -” aims to share and create awareness regarding environmental issues, marine pollution and mass consumption society, focusing on growing concerns about marine debris and wastes. In addition, the exhibition explores possibilities of new dialogue and proposal for the environment and reconsiders the value and the role of art in society through creative practices by displaying art works with flotsam and waste materials and introducing art projects.’

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via Designboom

Wow.  I reckon this is as close to my dream home as it’s possible to get.  The 18th century Dutch barn converted by architect John Pawson is located in the Essex countryside and is currently for rent – see full details on The Modern House website.

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via Remodelista

I like it – these printable bookmarks contain ten factors that recent science has identified that lead to feeling happier and more satisfied with life.  Nice 🙂

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