Unexpected giant spikes and other oddities take over a Scottish mansion grounds

July 27, 2017 by  
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A curious sight has taken over one of Scotland’s finest historic grounds. Environmental artist Steve Messam crafted XXX, a series of site-specific installations that add modern whimsy to the late 18th-century Mellerstain House & Gardens . Commissioned as the first works of the newly opened Borders Sculpture Park, the giant inflatable artworks create dialogue between the past and present, from the enormous roof of spikes atop a decrepit gatehouse to the floating white spheres on a lake. Messam’s XXX installation comprises three works, all of which are large-scale and made from inflated white fabric that reference the marble sculptures originally intended to decorate the Mellerstain grounds. Each site-specific intervention uses the element of surprise to disrupt the way viewers typically perceive the historic landscape. A fine day to be a punk cottage. ('Pointed' by Steve Messam) #mellerstain #art #environmentalart #scotland #cottage #punk #spikes #archifringe #installation #inflatables #scottishborders #scottishart #creativescotland #startups #borderssculpturepark @rougeit A post shared by Borders Sculpture Park (@borderssculpturepark) on Jul 22, 2017 at 12:19pm PDT ‘Scattered,’ which comprises two to four-meter-wide inflated white spheres that bob along a lake, can be immediately seen and explored up close in canoes. In contrast, ‘Pointed’ and ‘Towered’ are placed within hidden, partially ruined buildings and must be discovered on a walk through the grounds. In Pointed, 28 giant inflated white spikes make up the re-imagined roofline of a former gatehouse. In contrast, Towered takes the shape of column-like forms that emerge from atop an old laundry ruin. Related: Artist Steve Messam built a 16-foot paper bridge without glue or bolts A statement on Steve Messam’s website reads: “Messam’s fascinating site-specific works explore a sense of space, presence and place, each one working with the surrounding environment to disrupt and transform the way we perceive it. By integrating inflatable, fabric sculptures very directly into the buildings and landscape, the artist seeks to uncover some of the many layers of narrative bound up in this magnificent estate. Creating a true visual spectacle, the three works are joyful and uplifting. They are celebrations of form rather than being symbolic or having inherent meaning, and have to be directly experienced in the environment to be appreciated fully.” + Steve Messam Via Colossal Images via Borders Sculpture Park

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Silicon Valley’s ‘smartest guy’ on deep learning and sustainability

October 6, 2015 by  
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Venture capital legend Steve Jurvetson is “as excited as ever” about transforming industries focusing on the planet’s biggest challenges.

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Amazon, GE and the ‘geniuses’ reshaping sustainability

October 6, 2015 by  
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From sustainability hires and promotions at large companies to a fresh crop of foundation fellows focused on systemic change, fall is off to a frenetic start.

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Steve Jobs (and Many Other Tech Execs) Believed in Low-Tech Parenting

September 13, 2014 by  
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You might assume that Steve Jobs raised his kids with an iPad in each hand and a Mac computer in every room, but the technology giant was actually surprisingly analog when it came to raising his kids. In 2010, while being interviewed by Nick Bilton, Jobs revealed that he didn’t know what his kids thought of the iPad because his kids had actually never used them. And surprisingly, Jobs isn’t alone among technology executives. Read More >  Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: analog parenting , Apple iPad , Apple iPad used by kids , iPad for children , iPad use children , low tech children , Low tech parenting , low tech play , Steve Jobs , Steve Jobs iPad , Steve Jobs kids , Steve Jobs low tech , Steve Jobs parenting

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Marketing at the intersection of sustainable and cool

September 10, 2012 by  
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If Steve McQueen wouldn't drive it, would it pass muster?

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How Steve Jobs Used Design to Change the World

October 10, 2011 by  
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Image: Steve Jobs portrait by Foundry – Mint Digital Environmentalists may be tempted to write off Steve Jobs as just another corporate titan that ushered in a wave of unnecessary consumption. To do so without recognizing the positive contributions Jobs made to our culture would miss what may be some of the most important lessons we can learn in the environmental movement. What Steve Jobs did for design will ripple throughout the world of technology for the next decade or longer, just as it has for the last two…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Entrepreneur, Innovator and Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies at 56

October 6, 2011 by  
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The world lost a great leader and visionary yesterday when Apple founder  Steve Jobs passed away at age 56. It’s not a stretch to say that Jobs actually changed many of our lives, bringing us inventions beyond our wildest dreams – from Macbooks to iPods and iPhones , the state of technology was thrust into the future because of his determination and ingenious developments. Under his direction, Apple also made significant environmental strides to reduce its footprint in many ways . Read the rest of Entrepreneur, Innovator and Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies at 56 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , carbon footprint , CEO of Apple , eco design , green design , mac , Steve Jobs death , sustainable design

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