Michelle Taylor Knits and Sews Together Broken Ceramic Tea Sets Anew

January 19, 2012 by  
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Michelle Taylor ‘s work is about a personal childhood experience of loss. By fixing broken ceramics, chinaware and found souvenirs through sewing and knitting the stray pieces together, the artist finds a way to reconnect with her mother who passed away at a very young age. Her delicate works not only pay homage to what’s been lost, but they become curious pieces worthy of a closer look. Read the rest of Michelle Taylor Knits and Sews Together Broken Ceramic Tea Sets Anew Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , british art , ceramic design , chinaware , Decorative Objects , emotional connection , fixing ceramics , knitting ceramics , new designers 2011

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Stacy Levy’s Tide Flowers Bloom With the Rising Waters of the Hudson River

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Even when you’re in a city surrounded by water, the movement of tides can become invisible. Artist Stacy Levy took the fluctuation of tides and amplified them with a series of giant Tide Flowers . Created to “bloom” around abandoned posts of long-gone piers, these blossoms wilt at low tide and open fully at high tide, creating a whimsical commentary on a very powerful — and imminent — natural force. Read the rest of Stacy Levy’s Tide Flowers Bloom With the Rising Waters of the Hudson River Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art commission , eco-art , ecological art , hudson river valley , hudson river vally trust , husdon river , sculpture , sea level rise , stacy levy , tide flowers , water issues

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Stacy Levy’s ‘Melting Point’ Sculpture Responds to the Changing Climate

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With her sculpture Melting Point , artist Stacy Levy created a simple but dynamic work that responds to our changing environment. It may look like a chandelier of honey, but what it actually comprises of is a series of glass globes containing different types of vegetable oils that react to fluctuating temperatures. The oils cloud and clear depending on the air outside, making a dramatic statement on our rapidly changing world. Read the rest of Stacy Levy’s ‘Melting Point’ Sculpture Responds to the Changing Climate Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , Installation , melting point , outdoor sculpture , pennsylvania , stacy levy , vegetable oils

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The Taliban Is Devastating Pakistan’s Forests To Fund Insurgency

January 19, 2012 by  
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No one was silly enough to think that the death of Osama Bin Laden would mean the end of the Taliban , but it seems that recent strikes against their forces have hit their finances hard. Previously, the Taliban relied on weapon and opium sales to fund their operations, but as the UN, NATO and other allied forces clamp down on these businesses, they have been forced to find other sources of income. Unfortunately, the new source seems to be Pakistan’s luscious forests. Read the rest of The Taliban Is Devastating Pakistan’s Forests To Fund Insurgency Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: osama bin laden , pakistan deforestation , pakistan forests , pakistan illegal timber , Sarhad Awami Forestry Ittehad (SAFI) , Sarhad Awami Forestry Ittehad taliban , taliban , taliban environment , taliban illegal timber , taliban pakistan , taliban timber smuggling

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Bulgaria Officially Bans Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas

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The country of Bulgaria just thwarted Chevron and took a big step forward for the environment by banning hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) for natural gas, making it the second European nation to do so — France is the other . Lawmakers in the Bulgarian parliament voted 166-6 to ban fracking and placed a $65 million fine for any company found to break the ban. Chevron corporation is outraged at the decision in light of their recent plan to explore possibilities of fracking in the Bulgarian Balkans in order to extract the 300 billion to 1 trillion cubic meters of shale gas estimated to be locked under the mountain range. Read the rest of Bulgaria Officially Bans Hydraulic Fracturing for Natural Gas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: banned , bulgaria fracking , chevron fracking , european fracking ban , fracking , fracking ban , fracking opposition , fracturing , france fracking , hydraulic fracturing , hydraulic fracturing for natural gas , method for natural gas extraction , natural gas , natural gas extraction , what is fracking

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Glasgow University Creates the World’s Smallest Greeting Card For Chinese New Year

January 19, 2012 by  
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Everyone loves to a receive greeting card. Whether it is for a birthday, an anniversary or a celebration, they let us know we are being thought of by our nearest and dearest. But what happens when the card is so small, you can’t even read it? This is exactly what a team from the  James Watt Nanofabrication Centre at the  University of Glasgow have done to celebrate the  Chinese New Year (and to show off their world leading nanotechnology). The team has created a greeting card that is so small, it is invisible to the naked eye! Read the rest of Glasgow University Creates the World’s Smallest Greeting Card For Chinese New Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: chinese new year , James Watt Nanofabrication Centre , James Watt Nanofabrication Centre nanotechnology , James Watt Nanofabrication Centre world’s smallest greeting card , nanotechnology , University of Glasgow , University of Glasgow nanotechnology , University of Glasgow world’s smallest greeting card , world’s smallest greeting card

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World’s Largest Garment Made From Golden Spider Silk Now on Display

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We couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw this glistening yellow cape made from spider silk . The un-dyed, untreated garment is the world’s largest piece of clothing made entirely from the durable natural material. Now on public display at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the textile accredits its unearthly glow to the lady golden orb spider. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco-fashion , eco-friendly capes , Ethical Fashion , golden orb spiders , green fashion , London , madagascar , Nicholas Godley , spider silk , sustainable capes , Sustainable Fashion , U.K. , united kingdom , Victoria & Albert Museum

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Sunshine in a Bottle: Consol’s Solar Jar Captures the Sun’s Rays and Lights Up at Night

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There are all kinds of awesome sustainable lighting projects illuminating the planet these days but we have developed a new soft spot for the Consol Solar Jar from South Africa. A clever solar panel fitted onto the jar’s lid absorbs solar energy during the day and when the sun goes down, the little LED light inside the jar is ready to be switched on. Read the rest of Sunshine in a Bottle: Consol’s Solar Jar Captures the Sun’s Rays and Lights Up at Night Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bottled sunshine , Consol , Consol solar jar , eco design , glass , green design , green lighting , LED lighting , outdoor lighting , preserve jar , South Africa , sustainable design , sustainable lighting

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