Fly down a zipline in the Willy Wonka-esque Future Forest in London

August 24, 2017 by  
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Bompas & Parr are like real-life Willy Wonkas—and they brought their magic touch to the inside of a UK shopping mall. The design duo launched a free ‘Future Forest’ in the Westfield London shopping center with the theme of urban reforestation. The immersive experience is an incredible indoor forest playground with a fantastical Fruit Cloud, electricity-producing plants, a historic tree circus, and even a 40-meter-long zip-line that starts atop a 5.3-meter-high treehouse. The Future Forest is envisioned as rural escapism in the concrete jungle that promotes relaxation, health, and wellness as well as environmental awareness . “Imagining how we can co-exist in nature is one of the key challenges facing our collective future, where we face increased urban populations while climate change and pollution threatens the stability of the natural world,” says Harry Parr, Director of Bompas & Parr. “We’ve tried to bring to life these concerns in a fun and interactive way that conveys important messages and delivers big on the fun factor too. What better way to engage young people in the future of our urban environment than by zorbing through Westfield or experiencing the fruit cloud?” Related: London to Launch Edible Fireworks Display to Ring in the New Year! The temporary nature-inspired installation first popped up earlier this summer at Westfield Stratford City and has now moved to Westfield London , where it will stay until August 28. The move to Westfield also comes with the new addition of the Adventure Zip-Line that offers an exhilarating 40-meter descent front the top of a treehouse . It is the only indoor zip-line in the UK, and free to the public. A Fruit Cloud that immerses visitors in a breathable aromatic cloud with regularly changing flavors, as well as other inspiring installations, complements the zip-line. + Bompas & Parr Images © Ann Charlott Ommedal and Bompas & Parr

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London to Launch Edible Fireworks Display to Ring in the New Year!

December 11, 2013 by  
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Revelers at this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration at South Bank in London will actually be able to taste the annual fireworks display ! Thanks to food scientists Bompas & Parr , for the first time Londoners will be treated to multi-sensory fireworks that they can see, taste and smell as they ring in the new year. While the colorful fireworks light up the sky, the crowd will be showered with sweet smells and edible confetti that comes in sumptuous flavors such as peach, banana and orange. Read the rest of London to Launch Edible Fireworks Display to Ring in the New Year! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bompas & Parr , eco design , edible confetti , edible fireworks London , fireworks you can eat , flavored fireworks , green design , London’s edible fireworks , new year’s eve in London , ring in the new year with edible fireworks , river thames , South Bank London , sustainable design , tasty fireworks display        

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L.A. Artist Handcrafts Luxurious Chandeliers Entirely From Trashed Bike Parts

December 11, 2013 by  
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Artist Carolina (Caro) Fontoura Alzaga challenges the “necessity for the new” by creating magnificent Victorian style chandeliers from trashed bike parts sourced from local Los Angeles shops. Many of the pieces in her new  CONNECT Series are massive, cascading structures that take months to produce in her downtown studio. Read on to see her creative process, and the painstaking effort that goes into these amazing  upcycled chandeliers . Read the rest of L.A. Artist Handcrafts Luxurious Chandeliers Entirely From Trashed Bike Parts Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike , Carolina Fontoura Alzaga , Connect Series , facaro , handmade , Los Angeles , sustainable art , upcycled chandelier        

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