Friday, August 15, 2014

How making London greener could make Londoners happier – interactive map



It's been quiet here lately..... too much time spent looking for decent posts made me think that I should rethink what I do here. Haven't come up with anything concrete but as it started as a form of bookmarking for my own reference, I wanted to add this.

Over at the Guardian, Daniel Raven-Ellison wants to make Greater London a national park and there is an interactive map as to show it could happen. The above map is of the existing open space.

Love, love, love.....

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Meercats

 
Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas gets more than he bargained for when he visits Botswana to shoot some baby meercats.

Check out his website, there are some lovely photos and a little video of his experience of hanging out with the cute animals.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tim Flach: More Than Human


The most beautiful photos of animals I've ever seen. Absolutely stunning. It was hard to pick just one.....

Tim Flach.

Monday, April 7, 2014

NYC Event: How to Green Your School

Inhabitat is hosting a panel discussion at the upcoming NYC Green Festival to tackle how to improve our children’s health and well-being while also teaching them environmental literacy so that they are able to respond to looming ecological problems, how classrooms can be made less toxic and more environmentally friendly and how school can food be made healthier.

Saturday April 26th, if you're in the neighbourhood, I'd say it would be well worth checking out.



Friday, April 4, 2014

Shape



Here's a lovely short film by Johnny Kelly and Scott Burnett asking what you would change to make the world a better place, if you could, through design.

Love all the trees. That's what I'd do. Plant trees everywhere.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Kacper Kowalski

 


Stunning aerial photographs by Kacper Kowalski. The one above is from a series called Toxic Beauty, photos of chemical plants, opencast mines, or areas processed by industry.

He also has a new book out, Side Effects.

Treehugger article about play structures




I'm not a fan of play structures, feeling that they are the lazy persons idea of how to entertain children, just stick one of those in the park/school ground and problem solved. An article over at Treehugger highlights the dangers of a lack of risk.

The video above is from a documentary about an adventure playground in North Wales called The Land.