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Mental_floss Blog & Treehouses for All Occasions

There's something about a treehouse that appeals to all of us. Maybe it's the view, or getting close to nature, or reliving childhood memories. There are many ways to enjoy treehouses, no matter what age you are. A Treehouse Protest Beginning in 1997, Julia Butterfly Hill spent two years in a treehouse, 180 feet up in a tree named Luna to protest old-growth logging. The Treehouse as Art The Steampunk Tree House is a 30-foot-tall interactive work of art first exhibited at Burning Man. Hotels Sanya Nanshan You can find treehouse hotels all over the world. The Tree Houses Hotel The Tree Houses Hotel is a bed and breakfast in Costa Rica, in the rain forest near Arenal Volcano. Cedar Creek Treehouse Cedar Creek Treehouse at Mt. Permanent Homes If you want to live in a treehouse all the time, there are ways to do it. Grownup Retreats Treehouse Teahouse Japanese professor of architecture Terunobu Fujimori built his boyhood dream in his father's garden in 2004. Free Spirit Spheres For Kids Tree Tent

Lorenzo Duran - L’artista spagnolo Lorenzo Duran si avvale delle foglie come tela per le sue incisioni. Dopo il lavaggio e l’essiccazione, rimuove con precisione chirurgica ed estrema cura i segmenti in eccesso, usando una tecnica simile a quella del tradizionale paper cutting. Quest’ultimo passo è ovviamente il più difficile vista la fragilità del materiale scelto, il risultatò di questo processo è una serie di affascinanti disegni geometrici incredibilmente belli e dilicati. Grazie a Francesca per il suggerimento. via:

Hövding - Den osynliga cykelhjälmen explorations with space : cole rise no.1 no.2 no.3 no.4 no.5 no.6 no.7 20 Amazing Snow Photos snow photos 5 – ARTBoom About Contact Partners Search «Back to 20 Amazing Snow Photos snow photos 5 Share by Email Wind-powered Knitting Machine Posted by Lisa Smith | 29 Apr 2010 | Comments (3) Though you probably wouldn't be able to power much with a bite-sized wind-turbine out the window of your city apartment, this one, at least, will make your sweaters for you. This device makes no aspirations to convert wind to electrical current, harnessing the rotational energy to spin gears and knit tubes of infinite length. It's quite a smart way to think about all the ways we can harvest the potential around us. especially if applied at the scale of a factory. The machine was made by RCA grad Merel Karhof. Thanks, Rebecca!

Photos of Sakurajima volcano 25 Feb 2010 On a recent visit to Japan, alien landscape photographer Martin Rietze captured some spectacular images of Sakurajima volcano in Kagoshima prefecture. Multiple lightning flashes caused by fast moving fine ash Lava bombs hitting the flank Strombolian eruption with lightning Detail with multiple lightning flashes Lava brightens the ash cloud Ash eruption causing lightning Violent eruption dreamstress dreamstress RSS Archive Ask me anything 2014/04/07 11,425 notes (via louxosenjoyables) 2014/03/20 19,301 notes (Source: resigno, via sonofthelandlockedmariner) 2014/03/10 45 notes The Apple Game, Vera Chytilova, 1976 (Source: blejz, via aubreylstallard) 2014/03/07 1 note nowzero: Canadian weather satellite’s North Pole infrared image 2014/02/14 47 notes (Source: budapestposter, via louxosenjoyables) 2014/01/28 1 note Still from a short film I shot over the weekend. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next » clear theme by parti powered by tumblr

Refrigerator Contents Around The World | Photos What does your refrigerator content say about you and your culture? Is there any type of food that is dominating or do you fill your refrigerator up with random groceries? These questions were something that caught photographer Stephanie de Rouge’s mind when she started her project called “In Your Fridge”. She plans to keep on going with her project and visit more cities around the world, so don’t be surprised if she knocks on your door to photograph your groceries.

Stefano Unterthiner Photography : Animals Face to Face | COLT + RANE Colt + Rane Stefano Unterthiner Photography : Animals Face to Face Harvest mouse climbs up a dandelion By Nick Enoch PUBLISHED: 10:26 GMT, 28 May 2012 | UPDATED: 16:34 GMT, 28 May 2012 As this tiny harvest mouse seemed to blow away a dandelion, who knows what it was wishing for. These heartwarming pictures of one of Britain’s most elusive rodents were taken by amateur photographer Matt Binstead last weekend. He said: 'It was lovely to get these shots of the mouse in its element. The harvest mouse - one of Britain's most elusive rodents - was snapped at the British Wildlife Centre in Lingfield, Surrey, by head keeper Matt Binstead. 'I can't remember whether it was the breeze or the mouse blowing the dandelion,' said Mr Binstead 'I can’t remember whether it was the breeze or the mouse blowing the dandelion. 'It is the only British animal with what is known as a prehensile tail that can be used as a fifth limb. 'When wrapped around a stem, it can act as a brake or anchor. 'This makes it very nimble, travelling and feeding in stems of cereals and grasses.'

30 Best Earth Pictures of the Week - April 24th to May 01th, 2012 1. The Blue Dragon by Steve Richards 2. Shore in Seychelles 3. Matterhorn Mountain, Switzerland 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30.