Cabana Floripa: A hilltop home created “intuitively” from demolished houses

Sustainable housing takes on a whole new angle with the hilltop home, known as ‘Cabana Floripa’, in the island of Florianópolis, Brazil, made from demolished houses. Cabana Floripa was built by Uruguayan visual artist Jaime entirely using his “intuition”. He collected scrap pieces of glass bottles, ceramic tiles, demolition wood, pottery scraps and mirrors and an assortment of trash, much of it from demolished houses, … Continue reading Cabana Floripa: A hilltop home created “intuitively” from demolished houses

Xapiri: Capturing the “spirit” of the Amazon and its communities

Xapiri, an online gallery and shop space, is setting out to spread the “spirit” of the Amazon and its peoples by educating nations further afield on the heritage of these indigenous tribes and their artisan skills. The Amazon is the world’s largest rainforest and the ancestral home to one million Indians. There are approximately 400 tribes with their own language, culture and identity. Through commissioning, … Continue reading Xapiri: Capturing the “spirit” of the Amazon and its communities

The Crying Forest puts Amazon deforestation under the spotlight

French street artist and photographer Philippe Echaroux is bringing to light the impact of deforestation on the Amazonian Paiter Surui tribe. In a project, entitled ‘The Crying Forest’, Echaroux captured portraits of the indigenous tribe of western Brazil and projected them on to trees in their native land. Photographs from ‘The Crying Forest’ are currently on display at the Galerie Taglialatella in Paris, until 15 December. … Continue reading The Crying Forest puts Amazon deforestation under the spotlight