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Understory by Southern Forest Arts. Let your imagination guide and your heart connect... Every place (no matter how small) has 'understories' - secrets, songs, dreams - that help us connect with the 'spirit of place'. This connection enriches our sense of self and our sense of belonging. The spirit of place is much more than the facts and figures of a location, it includes all that lies beneath the surface of things. Our imagination is an important guide in navigating beyond the surface, the rational, the 'known'. It helps us make sense of the world, giving meaning to our experiences. All Understory artists, writers and musicians spend time in Northcliffe developing artworks that are 'site-specific'.

Themes they are asked to consider include: SPIRITUALITY - sacredness, sanctuary, forest as cathedral, meditation, mystery... The potential for inspiration from each and every place is infinite. Click on thumbnails below to view larger images and details of sculptures... Permaculture Design Course | Regenerative Leadership Institute. Piet Oudolf - Gardens and Landscapes. A Free Complete Guide to Composting - MIgardener. Compost is vital for the garden. It provides nutrients, gives good texture, fixes poor soil, retains water, buffers pH, and provides a home for billions and trillions of beneficial microbes and Fungi. Compost is a bit of an art, and it is certainly not something you can rush. The best soils on earth have taken hundreds of thousands of years to be what they are today, so we must keep that in mind when we worry about five or six months to make a great compost. In this guide we are going to touch on every aspect of compost from what is compost, types of compost, how to make it, and lastly benefits of compost in the garden.

What is Compost? Types of Compost Cold Compost – This is a pile that is left for years to weather without ever being flipped or added to. How to Make Hot Compost – Hot compost as we discussed earlier in this article is the process of piling up organic matter to be broken down by extremely active bacteria. Step 1 – Gather 1 part brown material (e.g. Thank you for reading!

9 Organic Mulch Materials. 10 Completely Inspiring Permaculture Podcasts - Transformational Times. How To Design Your Property - The Process Of Permaculture Design Explained - Permaculture Apprentice. Bottomless Hot Water Without Fire Nor Electricity! Disclaimer: The content on www.the-open-mind.com is information based on the opinions and scholarship of the authors. This site is intended for educational and commentary purposes only, both of which are strictly protected by Free Speech. The Open Mind is not responsible for the opinions or content written by its writers. The information on this website is not intended to replace your relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. All trademarks and registered trademarks mentioned here are the property of their respective owners and are not used here for commercial purposes. Paid advertising on The Open Mind may not represent the views and opinions of this website and its contributors.

No endorsement of products and services advertised is either expressed or implied. She Brought Old Cinder Blocks Into Her Living Room. When I Saw Why? I'm Doing This! Upcycling ideas are my favorite kinds of DIY projects. Anytime I can transform something that has been taking up space in my garage into something new and useful, I am excited to give it a try. I’ve heard about creative ideas like repurposing old picture frames but I never thought that these old building materials could be so perfect for my next DIY project. Leftover cinder blocks might seem like junk at first glance, but there are seemingly endless possibilities for upcycling them into something new. They can be repurposed to live inside or outside, in the bedroom or on the patio. Scroll through below to see these cool and creative ideas, and let us know your favorites in the comments. Please SHARE if you love creative new uses for old cinder blocks! Natural homes built by inspirational women. BIOTOP Natural Pools | Garden Ponds | Nature Pools.

New Awesome Work By Federico Babina. 6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Be Living In An Earthship. Earthships are sustainable homes that can be built out of a variety of waste and earth. They’re rad in ways no other house can match. 1. Sustainability does not mean living primitively When you think about offgrid living, what comes to mind? 18th century candle light living? Not the case. 2. An earthship’s passive solar unit can double as a greenhouse for year-round vegetables. 3. Earthships often sit comfortably at 70 degrees Fahrenheight year round. 4.

Earthships are often designed with low energy use in mind. 5. Making them both simple and affordable to build. 6. Earthships are fun. Image credit: cvltnation.com. 15 Most Awesome Lamps And Chandeliers Designs. A Must See! Light is very important for every home, but it’s also so much more then that. The unique design of awesome lamps and Chandelier can change the look of the entire room.

In this post we have collected some very creative awesome lamps from different sources which show the talented artwork of artists as well. All are DIY Lamps design created by talent people and creative artists and we are happy and thankful to them for creating such an awesome lamps or chandeliers like these. Please check and I am sure you will be highly amazed with the talent.

Even try making these if you can. 1. Designed By Richard Clarkson 2. Designed By Kristyna Pojerova 3. Designed By Yoy-idea.jp 4. Designed By: masonscreations.com 5. Designed by : hellolumio.com 6. Designed by Alex Garnett 7. Designed by platinlux.com 8. Credits to: Poetic Lab 9. Credits to: paper-cellophane.blogspot.ca | buy here 10. Credits to: Roxy Towry-Russell 11. Credits to: khaosproductions Credits to: athousandmiles-k.blogspot.com 12. 13. 14. 15. Thanks. The Studio: Mighty Mouse Apartment Punches Above Its Weight. 25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World. Our cities are full of majestic monuments, unexpected sculptures and artistic statues, each having a story to tell. Thousands of them have been made but only a few of them are really extraordinary and picture-worthy. That’s why our readers set out to find the world’s most creative statues and sculptures, which add color and emotion to the most boring areas of the cities.

For the last two weeks, bored pandas from around the globe have been submitting their pictures of the best sculptures here. We have received more than 160 pictures and hundreds of votes which resulted in this awesome list. We added a couple of our own pictures, and made the final list of the most creative sculptures and statues from around the world. Did we miss any? Feel free to submit pictures by pressing “add image” button below the article! 1. Image credits: mustangsoflascolinas.com 2. Image credits: Anastasia Tank 3. Image credits: Anonymous Panda 4. Image credits: Ava Hirschsohn 5. Image credits: gaartu.livejournal.com. Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 2) Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong Fernando De Noronha - Brazil Spirit Island, Magligne Lake, Alberta, Canada Rice Field Terraces in Yunnan, China Bern, Switzerland Coron Palawan, Philippines Rocky Village, Vernazza, Italy Porto Katsiki, Lefkada Island, Greece Lower Lewis River Falls - Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Washington, USA Pangong Tso Lake in the Himalayas Golden Eye Hotel - St.

Golden Horn, Brac Island - Croatia Soneva Fushi, Maldives Alentejo, Portugal Etretat, Normandy, France The Pearl Waterfall, Jiuzhaigou Valley, China Norway Awa’awapuhi Trail Kauai, Hawaii Santa Domenica nel Salento Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1 - click here) Discovered a place we should include in Part 3 of Amazing Places? Top 10 Documentaries For Landscape Architects - Landscape Architects Network. There is a certain persuasion in documentaries that is not often found in books. Sometimes actually seeing, visually dissecting, a narrative can be more inspiring and engaging than words on a page. The documentaries below can be quite different in their style and delivery – what is important however, is that they all seek to explore man’s relationship with his (natural or unnatural) environment.

And as a Landscape Architect, it couldn’t hurt to see a few…. Here we take you through 10 of the best documentaries for landscape architects out there, covering topics such as urban design, landscape architecture, sustainable design, biophilia, climate change and urban planning. These are films that will make you think, generate discussion within your own mind and make you question your own design decisions. Get the popcorn, its movie time! 10. Complete with New Orleans jazz and John Goodman, Harry Shearer looks at what happened when Hurricane Katrina hit the US city. Get it HERE! 9. Get it HERE! 8. Top 10 Online Resources for Landscape Architecture. Parks, squares, waterfronts, gardens, water features, art, creative and natural playgrounds, industrial, installations, residential parks, private gardens, restorations and many more directories for landscape architecture can be found in this selection.

The latest news, best practices from professionals and students all around the world are available on the internet. This is the quickest way to find them now. But be careful and try not to overdo it. It is addictive! 10. It is a huge resource of outstanding landscape architecture pictures. 9. Similar to Pinterest, Gap photos supplies more than 300 000 pictures of garden design and horticultural projects quickly and easily. 8.

Besides the great amount of projects, photos and videos, this is a website where you can also participate and enrich it with a project, opinion, or enlarge your awareness for the field of work through the blog. 7. 6. 5. Visually beautiful website with excellent organization promoting landscape architecture. 4. 3. Drawing Board. "Sway'd" - Interactive Public Art Installation in Salt Lake City. 3Space - Turning Empty Space into an Opportunity. ARTEKS - arhitektu birojs. Pista Viva | Caracas Venezuela | Enlace Arquitectura. In a city of the importance and scale of Caracas, offering ample and accessible recreational spaces for the enjoyment of its citizens becomes a social necessity.

Protecting green areas for the ecological benefit of the city is also fundamental. The transformation of “La Carlota” airport into an urban park offers a unique and critical opportunity to value, protect and ensure a better social and ecological future for the people of the city. The proposal is concentrated on three main gestures. The first is to understand the city as a interconnected network of public spaces, recreational areas and green corridors that clarify the city´s legibility and guarantee better pedestrian movement.

The second is the concentration of social and programmatic activities into public nodes understood as a “System of Cultural Parks”, where “La Carlota” represents a catalyst toward its conceptualization and implementation. Victor esteves . landscape architecture. World Landscape Architecture « World Landscape Architecture – landscape architecture webzine. TakanoLandscapePlanning. Landscape Design - Landscaping Ideas & Pictures for Front and Backyard Landscaping : HGTV. Free Landscaping Software - Reviews Of Software Programs. The last time I did any reviews on landscaping software, there really were no free options to speak of.

Or maybe I just didn’t look hard enough. Either way, there’s still not much free software in the landscaping area to speak of. However, I was able to dig up a few options. This page isn’t actually a review. Although I might have my opinion, I like to think of this more as just a list. Some landscaping programs are good, some are not so good. These are just the free software options I found out there worth mentioning. Of course, there are quite a few paid landscape design programs available. And some that let you try before you buy. Using some of these might help you understand how garden design software can be used as a visualizing tool and that it doesn’t actually create the design for you.

Many of the free applications and programs listed on this page are often good enough for some. As a do it yourselfer, you don’t need software to draw your design. Showoff.com. Архстояние. Welcome to AECCafe.com blogs main page. Extension of the Sports Hall in Eichi, Switzerland by L3P Architekten AG. Bularnia in Krakow, Poland by BudCud. We are you. HAO.