Float On It: A Creative Community

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Green Fortune's Plantwall

"Plantwall from Green Fortune is a new way of integrating greenery in public spaces. This vertical application of greenery provides a powerful impact on the envirnonment where it is built. It is almost like being outside inside. Plantwall can be varied both in size and shape. Depending on the size of the wall and the impact you want to create the choice of plants can be adjusted. It is possible to create a sophisticated wall that keeps its look over time, as well as a wild, heavily growing wall." Via DS.


A one-night only art show, Stacks features works by 21 emerging artists all working within the same parameter—a cube. Stacked to create a collectively-curated "Exquisite Corpse meets totem poles," the cubes are made from a variety of materials, and range in style from "defiantly poetic to graphically visionary." Though there's no word on the artists yet, works are affordably priced from $50-$500. Curated by Nathan Pickett, check out Stacks at Josée Bienvenu Gallery on Sunday, 15 October 2006. From it's New York debut, the show will then travel to other locations, each stop inspiring a different arrangement of the cubes and creating a new perspective on the work.

15 October 2006, 6-9pm
Josée Bienvenu Gallery
529 West 20th Street
New York, NY 10011 map
tel. 01 212 206 7990

Friday, October 13, 2006

Corrugated Cardboard Laptop Case

Inhabitat encountered Giles Miller’s unique Corrugated Cardboard Laptop Case at London’s [re]Design exhibit this fall.

"The sturdy case uses 100% recycled cardboard, and the fluting gives its wearer the option to personalize it with custom designs such as one’s initials (or an apple logo — as shown here)." VIA.

A Hobbit Would Be Jealous

"The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Being your own (have a go) architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something which is part of yourself and the land rather than, at worst, a mass produced box designed for maximum profit and convenience of the construction industry. Building from natural materials does away with producers profits and the cocktail of carcinogenic poisons that fill most modern buildings." VIA.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

28 millimetres by JR and Ladj Ly (The Video)

The 28 millimetres project by JR and Ladj Ly was made in the french ghetto.
more infos about the project 28millimetres.com or jr-art.net

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Pig Radio's 1/4" Bling

"The Pig Radio Jack is an exclusive jewel available only online and in a few stores around the world. The golden jack is made of 925 silver with a 24 karat gold plating and a 60 cm gold plated silver necklace. The silver colored jack is rhodium plated on a 925 silver hand polished jack., and 60 cm 100% silver chain. The rhodium is one of the most expensive metals in the Platinum family and gaurantes a anti-tournishing on the silver metal."

the Elevated Wetlands

"Central to their eco-meaning is the fact that these
animal-like containers are filled with a mulch of industry's leftover
plastics -- plastic bottles, shredded plastics, waste auto plastics --
that become, within the containers, a hydroponic soil matrix, which is
then used to maintain plant life. As Harding explains it, water from
the Don River is pumped, by means of "solar Voltaic systems," into
adjacent ponds from which it is cycled "as an ongoing cascade" through
the containers. It is then returned to the river, "significantly
cleansed," as his website assures us." VIA.

Tower Records R.I.P.

"Get ready for some big bargains at Tower Records. On Friday a
bankruptcy judge in California sold most of the legendary chain's 89
stores to a liquidation company for $134.3 million and the liquidator
plans to lay off all 3,000 employees and unload all theCDs in a giant
"going out of business sale." Apparently the flagship store on Sunset
in LA was sold separately as was the online store, but a last minute
bid from another music retailer,Transworld , came up short and Tower is
now history. At the time of the sale, the struggling retailer was over
$200 million in debt and had fallen behindiTunes in gross revenues." -- Gary Pini VIA.

Scraphouse: A house made of scrap

Built entirely of recycled materials, the ScrapHouse was designed and built as the centerpiece of World Environment Day 2005. Visit www.scraphouse.org for more information.

Modern Earth Sheltering

"Using earth to shelter a building is optimal. It is perhaps the most effective ways to regulate temperature in a home. It works well in almost any climate. Just below the frost line, the earth stays a fairly constant temperature: 50 degrees F, plus or minus a few degrees, depending on where you live.

In the winter, earth-sheltered homes require very little additional heat to warm them. In the summer, the interior stays cool — while it may be 100F outside, the house will stay at comfortable 70F, thanks to it’s earthen wrap.

There is also an additional advantage: earth shelters absorb rain water. This means less water runs off the building. You also get all the benefits of having plants grow in this micro-habitat: e.g. temperature and humidity regulation, and a green space supporting plants and animals.

If it’s just the walls that are sheltered with earth, it’s called “earth berming”. When the roof is covered, it's called or a "green roof" or a "living roof". When the entire house is covered, it's an "underground home"." VIA.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Save Sudan Benefit Concert

Save Sudan Benefit
@Pulaski Park
Saturday October 14, 2006
11:30AM - 10:30PM
$10 Gate
$8 with a canned food donation

The Alchemystics - Hip Hop / Reggae / Dub
Roots Down Below - Rock / Reggae / Hip Hop
White Boy Reggae - Reggae / Psychedelic / Jam Band
Imprint - Hardcore / Punk
Black Days Dawning - Hardcore / Thrash / Metal
Nude Black Glass - Rock / Alternative / Progressive
Le Special - Jam Band / Psychedelic / Progressive
3 Feet Short - Rock / Alternative / Progressive
Super 88 - Folk / Indie / Rock
Frodo Lives - Folk Rock / Psychedelic

Drum Circles, Hackey Sack Tournaments, Bar, Vendors and more!

No fights, No Drugs
All the proceeds go to Darfur.

All questions and/or comments regarding the show or the situation in Sudan can be sent to our email, savesudanshow@gmail.com

Also check out

Save Sudan Show Flyer