Two men build a floating "Fatberg" in Amsterdam

March 9, 2018 by  
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Friends Mike Thompson and Arne Hendriks have created a floating island made of fat, a “ Fatberg ” as they call it. With a current weight of over a metric ton, the car-sized Fatberg began as one drop of fat in a glass of water in 2014. Today, the Amsterdam sight is one to behold, and Thompson and Hendriks hope to someday pull it to the North Pole. Why? The Fatberg is part art-project, part political-statement, part ridiculous-human-experiment. “Basically we’re doing this because fat is a very interesting material—it’s probably the most iconic material of time,” Hendriks told Gizmodo . “It’s organic, but it speaks about energy. It speaks about health. It speaks about over-consumption. It speaks about beauty.” The Fatberg in Amsterdam is not related to the fatberg discovered clogging the sewers beneath the streets of London in 2013. London’s fatberg was a product of improper waste disposal, with fat and grease congealing in the underworld. Amsterdam’s Fatberg is a deliberate creation, composed of various animal and plant-based fats. Its creators hope to someday add human fat, sourced from post-liposuction donations, though this remains an artist’s dream at the moment. Related: Boston man crosses harbor in a pumpkin boat To create the Fatberg, Thompson and Hendriks cut their collected solid fat, boil it into a sludge, then pour it on their creation, which floats at its own dock. Although it is not yet strong enough to carry a human, it does seem to have provided a habitat and food source for seagulls. To this end, Thompson sees the Fatberg as serving a practical purpose. “We’re talking about a floating energy reserve,” Thompson said. “We can maybe replace these melting icebergs with this floating energy reserve that allows us to store energy for times ahead. Because who knows what the future holds.” Via Gizmodo Images via Fatberg

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Artist Stephen Williams Creates a Quirky Bike from Two Antique Locked Gates

November 18, 2011 by  
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This unexpected locked-gate bicycle is an awesome invention by artist Stephen Williams . As fanciful as it is fun, the bike is sculpted from a bizarre combination of objects that give a couple of old gates a more mobile lifestyle. Imagine how much attention you’d get cycling this mad machine down the street! Read the rest of Artist Stephen Williams Creates a Quirky Bike from Two Antique Locked Gates Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle art , inventive bicycles , locked gate bicycle , saatchi art , stephen williams , weird art

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OFF Architecture’s Terraced Green Roofed Apartments To Add Landscaping to Anglet France

November 18, 2011 by  
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