Microgrowing Kit - InFarm
Another brilliant solution for urban farming, the Microgrowing Kit from InFarm is an origami-inspired form made from a transparent waterproof material and helps grow microgreens in any environment. Ten to fourteen days after planting the seeds within the kit, the greens are ready to eat without the need to water even once… and you can watch the growing process from start to finish. The best part? You can use the kit again and again as often as you like.
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The “Arc de Triomphe”, which was realized in the context of “street gallery – Lendwirbel Festival 2012″ in Graz (AT), accounts a global capitalist system that has passed the zenith of infinite growth. The “Arc de Triomphe” enlightens a dark aspect of our behavior – waste production.
Mister Mourao (aka Vasco Mourao) is a Portuguese architect turned into a freelance illustrator with (as he explains) “a tendency for obsessive drawing“. His methodical and detailed illustrations represent real or invented structures and buildings always from different perspectives. The buildings are sometimes exploded or distorted, fragmented and reassembled. The simplicity of the black line contrasts with the richness of the compositions.
Self-confidence Produces Fine Results, Banana Wall, 2008
10,000 bananas and glue
installation views from the exhibition Things I Have Learned In My Life So Far at Deitch Projects, New York City, 2008
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The Garland Building