The JF-Kit House by the Spanish design firm Elii is an experiment in “domestic fitness,” rendering “the image of a possible future where citizens produce part of their domestic energy requirements with their own physical activities.” Each room features a fancifully named exercise station that would, theoretically, help create energy to power the home would run on, including an “arm workout bureau,” a “spinning kitchen,” and a “triceps greenhouse.” A video shows the home’s imagined inhabitant lifting weights, cycling, and doing calisthenics as part of his house’s everyday upkeep and daily chores like cooking.
A group of artists set out to hike the John Muir Trail & record their experiences. 219 miles in 25 days. In that epic snow year in the High Sierra, they leave their daily lives behind in search of new adventures. They seek the thrill of the trail, the challenge of the miles, & the ability…
Pietà per la nazione i cui uomini sono pecore
e i cui pastori sono guide cattive
Pietà per la nazione i cui leader sono bugiardi
i cui saggi sono messi a tacere
Pietà per la nazione che non alza la propria voce
tranne che per lodare i conquistatori
e acclamare i prepotenti come eroi
Not to over-simplify a complicated topic, but if every member of the world’s population started lining up his and her consumer behavior with actual needs and priorities, we might start a course-correction from the current trajectory of economic and environmental meltdown. The model of never-ending growth of consumption–whether that takes the form of consumer goods or housing or natural resources–will, in all probability, lead to a situation as dangerous as a 9 billion ton hamster. (via This Hamster Should Win Nobel Prize in Economics - LifeEdited)
Great video - must watch!
Brilliant! And a great addition to the “beverage carton-repurposing” idea file.
Spotted on Facebook, on the Grow Food, Not Lawns community gardening page here. (If you’re aware of the original source, please tell us — I wasn’t able to track it down.)
June 1st is the most popular moving day for most of the US. If you’re moving this Summer, pay attention to this infographic. Be responsible.
EmanuelCohen_P1_PastaSalina_OpenClip.m4v (di sylvainallarddesign)
Above, the trailer for Midway, a film by Chris Jordan that “explores the plight of Laysan albatross plagued by the ingestion of our plastic trash.”
More info here.
Note: This post is really from Unconsumption contributor Deirdre Nelson, but something went haywire with the video on that version so I’m reposting — Rob W.
So…Soap! (di CoDesignCoLab)