Living Root Bridges In the depths of northeastern India, in one of the wettest places on earth, bridges aren't built - they're grown. The living bridges of Cherrapunji, India are made from the roots of the Ficus elastica tree. This tree produces a series of secondary roots from higher up its trunk and can comfortably perch atop huge boulders along the riverbanks, or even in the middle of the rivers themselves. Cherrapunji is credited with being the wettest place on earth, and The War-Khasis, a tribe in Meghalaya, long ago noticed this tree and saw in its powerful roots an opportunity to easily cross the area's many rivers. In order to make a rubber tree's roots grow in the right direction - say, over a river - the Khasis use betel nut trunks, sliced down the middle and hollowed out, to create root-guidance systems.The thin, tender roots of the rubber tree, prevented from fanning out by the betel nut trunks, grow straight out. Click on any image for a larger view
RedInkRadio sparth - depot - custom shapes - Page 4 thanks all! i'm glad you're finding this technique useful. i've seen several awesome artworks popping here and there with it, and it's extremely fun and exciting seeing what peeps do with it.speaking of Alchemy, i had a sudden urge to give it a try with a new fun semi-serious style i've been experimenting with. free sketchworks done in Alchemy without constraints, then brought into photoshop cw5 for color passes. i did quite a few that i'm going to post here.it's a bit of a side thing from custom shapes, but it's healthy experimenting in other directions, even though custom shapes are now fully belonging to my workflow at a point or another.
Top Ten Online Comics of 2012 @ Comics Bulletin Hi. Our endless year-end coverage continues with a bunch of comics you could read for free online. That's right, we're doing The Best Online Comics of 2012. There are roughly 7 million online comics, so in choosing ten we left out lots of really good ones -- probably some of your favorites. I chose a bunch of one-off stories while my peers chose their favorite longform webcomics. I really wanted to put Eat More Bikes on here but there wasn't room, so enjoy that as a secret eleventh entry. - Danny Djeljosevic Bouletcorp (Boulet) english.bouletcorp.com Bouletcorp is a French journal webcomic by French cartoonist Boulet (which I thought was pronounced "Booleh" like someone vomiting, but it's actually "Boo-Lay" like a strange kind of cheering noise), and by now he has made nearly every sort of comic you can within that format. - Logan Beaver Virginia (Sam Humphries, Pete Toms; Study Group) studygroupcomics.com "Why do I make drawings when they make me feel wicked terrible?" - Danny Djeljosevic
osko + deichmann: superkink lounge chair + sofa for bla station feb 13, 2013 osko + deichmann: superkink lounge chair + sofa for bla station ‘superkink’ armchair by osko + deichmann ‘superkink’ is the latest edition to osko + deichmann‘s straw series which first debuted in 2010. produced by blå station, the furniture takes its form through the kinking of its lacquered steel tube frame, which is bent in a crude, but still calculated way – the ‘superkink’ armchair and sofa versions being bigger, stronger versions of their predecessors. presented at stockholm furniture fair 2013, they are intended for indoor use and outfitted with polyurethane foam padding, upholstered in fabric or leather, with plastic feet. see designboom’s coverage of the collection’s earlier pieces: ‘straw chair’ and ‘kink’ series tables and shelves. the tubular steel frames of the furniture pieces are bent in a crude but calculated way each bend in form appears as a kink in its metal structure shaping the chair frames by hand andrea chin I designboom
Spera LATEST COMICJune 2015 >>>> Back to home Adel's Adventures Chobo: Warrior Tabby Other Worlds Contests Site designed by Olivier Pichard lara rios house and atelier by f451 arquitectura feb 12, 2013 lara rios house and atelier by f451 arquitectura ‘lara rios house and atelier’ by f451,gijón, asturias, spain all images courtesy of f451 arquitectura the entrance view belies the architecture’s intimate relationship to the landscape the southern facade is an orthogonal gesture into the sloped landscape a green roof insulates the guest house while connecting the architecture to the environment the kitchen leads out to a patio with pavers (left): a view of the living room (right): view out from the master bedroom–an integration of landscape and architecture were central to the project, especially given the nearby oak trees a view of the second level highlights the diffused light into the first floor interior view of the studio with its band of glazing the studio space makes use of the ample north ight using perforations in corrugated metal paneling at night, the building glows in the landscape landscape and architecture connection diagram program diagram floor plan level 0
Felt Credit Card Holder Back&Front KeeperBlack Grey by lavievert Whiskey Wallet Handcrafted Italian Leather and by OldCalgary MOKUSEIDERZ モクセイダーズ｜MIIDORI ミイドリ ＜木のロボット、木のプラモデルを日本から世界に＞ MOKUSEIDERZとは 201X年。 地球はもはや安住の地ではなくなっていた。人類の文明の進歩とともに生み出されては捨てられていった、機械、廃棄物に邪悪な魂が宿り、人類に復讐を始めたのだ！地上では、町を錆だらけにして鉄屑の廃墟に変えてしまうアイアンマシーンズと、化学の毒を吐き出し、空と海を死の世界に変えてしまうケミカルイーヴルズが、終わることのない戦いを繰り広げていた。 About MOKUSEIDERZ It is the year 201X. ＊写真はサンプルになりますので、製品版と異なる場合がございます。
tetris sculptures by michael johansson jan 19, 2013 tetris sculptures by michael johansson installation view of ‘crossfades’, 2012 coloured bags and boxes dimensions: 0.7 x 0.7 x 0.7 m + 0.6 x 0.6 x 0.6 m + 0.45 x 0.45 x 0.45 m michael johansson: still lifethe flat gallery, milanon now through to the 23rd of february, 2013 swedish artist michael johansson has created a series of artworks fabricated though arranging common items into an organized, tetris-like format – showing at the flat gallery in milan, italy. considering color and form – johansson produces structures that depict an almost perfect cube,textured throughout with various hues and materials. the playful pieces presents the audience with recognizable objects in a new light, altering their meaning outside of their original quotidian context. ‘crossfades’, blue and brownimage courtesy the artist ‘crossfades’, greenimage courtesy the artist ‘crossfades’, blueimage courtesy the artist ‘crossfades’, brownimage courtesy the artist lara mikocki I designboom