Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Great Mosque and National Park Sit Beautifully In the Heart of Mali

August 25, 2011 by  
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Floating Islands Will Restore Life to Minnesota’s Spring Lake

August 10, 2011 by  
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What do you do with a “severely impaired” body of water and an unsightly shoreline park that is riddled with invasive species ?  Launch a series of luscious floating islands! In an effort to improve water conditions and restore natural habitats, the American Society of Landscape Architects has designed a series of seven  floating islands (aka floating treatment wetlands). The  islands , which mimic native wetlands, are constructed from non-toxic, post-consumer recycled plastics and then injected with inert polyurethane foam (the kind of stuff found in Memory Foam mattresses) for buoyancy. Read the rest of Floating Islands Will Restore Life to Minnesota’s Spring Lake Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae blooms , American Society of Landscape Architects , artificial island , ASLA , ASLA-MN , Climate Change , CO2 , contamination , eco design , eco habitat , eco-conscious , eco-friendly , Environment , environmental design , Floating Island , floating islands , floating treatment wetlands , green design , green infrastructure , green living , infrastructure , Minnesota , native species , natural habitat , nitrates , pH , polyurethane foam , Recycled Plastic , spring lake , sustainable design , sustainable living , water quality

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Extraordinary Banana Art Etchings are Inspiring and Edible

August 9, 2011 by  
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Melbourne-based artist, Jung Gil Park is the creative genius behind this bunch of banana etchings.  His biodegradable masterpieces are inspired by Jazz icons like Dizzie Gillespie and the Cuban acoustic stylings of the Buena Vista Social Club. Extraordinary and eye-catching, the banana still boasts being edible when all is said and done. Read the rest of Extraordinary Banana Art Etchings are Inspiring and Edible Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia , banana art , Bananas , Biodegradable , biodegradable art , buena vista social club , Dizzie Gillespie , eco design , eco habitat , eco-conscious , eco-friendly , environmental design , etching , green design , green living , Jun Gil Park , live art , oxidation , sustainable design , sustainable living , toothpicks

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