Tiny artist cabins give the California desert a sci-fi-esque appeal

August 22, 2016 by  
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Located on a remote campsite within Zittel’s 35-acre A-Z property, the Wagon Station Encampment was conceived to welcome creative minds to get in touch with their “desert fantasy.” The Encampment is open twice a year when the desert climate is mild—in the spring and fall—with each “open season” divided into weeklong sessions. “It is open to anyone who feels an affinity with Andrea’s mission in the high desert – including (but not limited to) other artists, writers, thinkers, hikers, campers or those who are engaged in other forms of cultural or personal research,” says a statement on Zittel’s website. Related: This iconic desert tree is in danger because of climate change Each tiny portable pod is made from wood and metal and elevated off the ground to keep guests safe from scorpions and other critters. Guests enter through a curved hatch door that opens up to reveal a comfy bed and a small amount of storage space. One of the curved panels is transparent to allow for views to the outdoors. The pods can be collapsed and moved as needed. In addition to the wagons, the site also includes a communal outdoor kitchen , open-air showers, and composting toilets. Interested guests of the Wagon Station Encampment must submit an application for consideration. Each weekly sessions costs $100. + Andrea Zittel Via Dezeen Images via Andrea Zittel

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Tilting "performance architecture" house spins 360 degrees

August 16, 2016 by  
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ReActor is located at Ghent, New York , just over half an hour south of Albany, at the Omi International Arts Center . The 44-foot by 8-foot house made of concrete and wood rests atop a 15-foot tall column, and can rotate a full 360 degrees. The house moves depending on the movement of the inhabitants, or the wind and weather. Related: Zinc-Clad Leaning House Tilts Upwards to Let in Buckets of Sunlight According to an Omi International Arts Center Facebook post, the artists described their experience of living in the house : “We’re spacemen in the wilderness.” Both artists kept journals aboard ReActor, and described the movements of the tilting house as “graceful and oceanic.” Shelley said, “We almost never stop drifting in circles. It takes only the slightest breeze to set us in motion.” Schweder said, “A view that is always changing, sleep that comes and goes with the sun’s light, and a sense of connectedness with your roommate through knowing what he is doing and feeling mediated by the building – in short, this building is breaking our habits.” For five days, the artists experienced a novel connection to the environment and to each other, as they had to be conscious of where they moved. They enjoyed the gentle movement of the house but also at times felt their movements were constrained, as they continually had to make small adjustments in favor of balance. Schweder and Shelley have worked together since 2007, and ReActor is their first work set outdoors. Though they’ve left the spinning home for now, they’ll return September 24-25 and October 6-10 for further performances. ReActor will grace Omi International Arts Center’s Architecture Omi Field 01 for two years. + Alex Schweder + Ward Shelley + Omi International Arts Center Via The New York Times Images via Omi International Arts Center Facebook

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Artists Bigert & Bergström are rescuing Sweden’s highest peak from climate change

January 13, 2016 by  
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In the past few decades, the south peak of Kebnekaise, Sweden’s highest mountain (which mainly consists of a glacier), has been melting due to the warming climate. It’s getting so bad that the rocky north peak threatens to take over as the highest point in Sweden, enticing climbers to attack the more-dangerous route to reach Sweden’s highest peak. To help halt the melting, artists Bigert & Bergström have deployed a golden cloth to protect the south peak. Last summer, a 500 square meter reflective golden cloth was deployed on the mountain’s south peak and for several summers prior, similarly large areas of the glacier were covered in the reflective cloth, which has successfully saved 3 meters of glacial ice each summer. Known as the Rescue Blanket for Kebnekaise, the artists are now featuring an exhibition of the project called The Freeze. The project will be shown at Gallery Belenius Nordenhake , opening in Stockholm January 16, 2016. + Bigert & Bergström  

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illy Launches sustainArt Cups to Support Emerging Artists and Sustainable Coffee

September 16, 2014 by  
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Italian coffee roasting company illy has unveiled a new limited edition cup collection to support emerging artists and raise awareness for coffee sustainability. Designed to follow the EXPO 2015 theme “Feeding the planet, Energy for life,” the cups feature the work of artists Esteban Piedra León, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, Elias Sime and Adan Vallecillo. The sets are available in both espresso and cappuccino cups with matching saucers. + illy The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Adan Vallecillo , coffee , Elias Sime , Esteban Piedra León , Expo 2015 , illy , Milan world expo 2015 , Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa , reader submitted content , sustainable coffee

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Bosky Sustainable Sunglasses Bring Art to Eyewear

July 29, 2014 by  
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Bosky Optics sees wood as not merely a sustainable material for sunglasses , but also a medium for spreading a message. The company has teamed up with 13 artists from 5 different continents and engraved their designs on their new line of sustainable eyewear . Available in 3 different styles, these sunglasses are decorated with the buyer’s choice of engravings, and each artist receives a royalty payment for every pair that sells with their design. In addition to payment, they also have a chance to have their artwork promoted in an entirely new way: in motion, on eco-friendly items that are worn proudly, with purpose. You can help support one of these 13 artists by backing this project’s Kickstarter campaign , and you’ll also score some pretty fabulous shades in the process. + Engraved Wood Sunglasses Kickstarter Page + Bosky Optics The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , art eyewear , artist eyewear , artists , Bosky , engraved , engraved sunglasses , eye wear , eyewear , international artists , sun glasses , sunglasses , Sustainable , sustainable sunglasses

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SleepingBags Makes Luxury Goods from Retired Hotel Linens

November 29, 2013 by  
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SleepingBags takes discarded hotel linens and brings together artists, designers, hotel chains and laundry facilities to create high-quality tote bags adorned with original artwork.

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StitchWorks Brings Together Artists and Designers to Create Prints to Raise Money for Rwanda

December 12, 2012 by  
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StitchWorks is bringing together the non-profit design office GA Collaborative , Tiny Showcase Print Shop & Gallery  along with 14 emerging visual artists together to create a series of fabric and print designs inspired by the work of the Rwandan women’s Association Dushyigikirane. Tiny Showcase has printed and released the fabric series over the last three months and are currently on display at their gallery. The StitchWorks project raises funds for housing and community buildings in Masoro, Rwanda, home to the association. Proceeds from the sale of each 12” x 12” print (available for purchase on their website) will be used to build housing prototypes and provide design and construction education for the Masoro association and community. habitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of StitchWorks Brings Together Artists and Designers to Create Prints to Raise Money for Rwanda Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art that gives back , eco prints , eco-art , GA Collaborative , help rwanda , print designs , prints that raise money , Rwandan women’s Association Dushyigikirane , StitchWorks , Tiny Showcase Print Shop & Gallery

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Recovering/Uncovering Turns Trashed Cardboard Into Canvases for Portraits

May 23, 2012 by  
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Recovering/Uncovering is a project that reclaims cardboard on its way to the dumpster, and re-uses it as canvases for portraits. Using a combination of line drawing, cross-hatching, and the natural corrugation of the cardboard , these works attempt to capture snapshots of real-life figures who are facets in today’s culture (if you’re wondering, that’s David Lynch above). Based out of Harrisburg, Recovering/Uncovering works to provide other artists with opportunities to complete projects that emphasize a spirit of reuse and sustainability. + Recovering/Uncovering The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cardboard portraits , eco-art , green art , ink portraits , Liz Laribee , Recovering/Uncovering , recycled cardboard art , recycled cardboard canvas

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FlyingFlips’ Cool Artist-Designed Flip Flops Give Back to Those In Need

May 10, 2012 by  
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Summer is right around the corner, and if you’re one who hates crowded toes and sweaty feet, we’ve got a great set of flip flops that will help your tootsies beat the heat. FlyingFlips , a new project launched by a couple of Vancouverites, is an innovative ecommerce platform that lets shoppers vote for the sandal designs they’d most like to see on their feet. Winning designs are then manufactured and sold, and FlyingFlips not only gives a portion of the sales to the artists who’ve created the designs, but they also offer up a pair of flips to a fellow human in need! Check out their Kickstarter campaign and make a donation to get a pair of your own. + FlyingFlips + FlyingFlips on Kickstarter The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Artist-Designed Flip Flops , bogo sandals , designs that give back , eco flip flops , FlyingFlips , green flip flops , humanitarian design , toms of flip flops

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Using the Arts to Inspire a Sustainable Generation

February 5, 2012 by  
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The co-founder of Artists for Humanity talks about training in the arts, and all it entails in terms of community, responsibility and hard work, helps to set them up as future leaders of a more sustainable world.

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