India’s Forest Feud: Photojournalist documents the controversy behind Indian Sandalwood

Sandalwood is one of the most divine and heaven-sent scents on this planet. A highly prized tree, the Indian sandalwood tree (Santalaum album) is the planet’s most expensive wood – high demand for its cosmetic and therapeutic value has led the tree to be highly endangered. Reece Pickering, a photographer and documentary filmmaker, travelled to Karnataka state in southern India in 2016 where he documented the … Continue reading India’s Forest Feud: Photojournalist documents the controversy behind Indian Sandalwood

Marc Mac Sets Crucial Historical Movements to Soul-Powered Beats — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=394855936/album=1873538471/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ The U.K. producer’s “musical documentaries” collage speeches and newsreels with Dilla-inspired beats. via Marc Mac Sets Crucial Historical Movements to Soul-Powered Beats — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Marc Mac Sets Crucial Historical Movements to Soul-Powered Beats — Bandcamp Daily

Greg Klassen: Craftsman creating wood tables with a blue glass centrepiece emulating waterways

The Pacific Northwest is well known for its spectacular mountains, rugged coastlines, and green and wet expanse. Capturing this beautiful landscape on wood is artist and designer Greg Klassen, who makes one-of-a-kind wooden furniture featuring rivers and lakes made from blue glass. For the Pacific Northwest resident, Greg Klassen, the trees, the rivers and the fields, along with his family, provide a great source of inspiration. He … Continue reading Greg Klassen: Craftsman creating wood tables with a blue glass centrepiece emulating waterways

Pulsar Moonlight: Astrophysicist creates space lamps from recycled garden globes

Astrophysicist Maria Elena has reimagined the universe to create beautiful moon and planet lamps made from recycled outdoor/garden globes. The lamps are handpainted by using scientific pictures as a reference to ensure that the craters and depressions are as close to the real thing as possible. NASA often releases new images of the moon and planets, so the Rome-based astrophysicist has to study them and change her … Continue reading Pulsar Moonlight: Astrophysicist creates space lamps from recycled garden globes

Water.Shapes.Earth: Aerial photography series documents the world’s waterways

Water.Shapes.Earth is an aerial photography series documenting water, which showcases the way in which the element shapes the planet. Hungarian photographer Milan Radisics gives an aerial perspective of the water element – how water flows, shapes its way, and passes off – through the rocky mountains, muddy marshes, tidal streams and estuaries. The aerial photographer captures the grace and elegance of water from above through photographs … Continue reading Water.Shapes.Earth: Aerial photography series documents the world’s waterways

Joining Bottles: When discarded plastic bottles and wood become pieces of furniture

London-based designer Micaella Pedros has found a creative use for plastic bottles by using them to bind pieces of wood together to create furniture. The designer’s upcycling project, Joining Bottles, is an experimental wood-joining technique using shrunk plastic bottles. Micaella Pedros cuts the top and bottom of a plastic bottle to make a ring and uses a heat gun to shrink the plastic onto wood, which can be … Continue reading Joining Bottles: When discarded plastic bottles and wood become pieces of furniture

Full Grown growing trees into unique pieces of furniture

Full Grown make unique pieces of furniture by growing trees and shaping them into one-piece chairs, lamps or mirror frames. British designer Gavin Munro uses ancient techniques combined with modern technology to grow, graft, nurture and harvest living trees into chairs, tables and sculptures. Trees are strategically planted, grafted, and shaped into specific structures. Gavin Munro’s designs use trees grown around plastic frames with the resulting chairs, tables … Continue reading Full Grown growing trees into unique pieces of furniture

Artist Reflections: Makaya McCraven on Artistic Community in 2018 — Bandcamp Daily

https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/v=2/track=2357952618/album=1059062676/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/tracklist=false/artwork=small/ “If you can build a solid group of people around you, that helps sustain you.” via Artist Reflections: Makaya McCraven on Artistic Community in 2018 — Bandcamp Daily Continue reading Artist Reflections: Makaya McCraven on Artistic Community in 2018 — Bandcamp Daily

“Recycle art activist” Thomas Dambo connecting people to nature through giant trolls made from trash

If you venture into Copenhagen’s surrounding woods, you are likely to you paths with six giant trolls all made from recycled materials and trash. Created by artist and designer Thomas Dambo, The Six Forgotten Giants, which are hidden throughout the forests of Copenhagen, can only be found with a treasure map or by stumbling upon nearby stones featuring poems riddled with clues. Each of the sculptures … Continue reading “Recycle art activist” Thomas Dambo connecting people to nature through giant trolls made from trash