Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Graffiti in Moss

So, I meandered over to Inhabitat, and this jumped out at me. How amazingly gorgeous! Edina Tokodi, works with moss to create these gorgeous works of graffiti. You can read more about her and her work here.

To Remember

Just a note to myself about a good idea from the book "Getting to Maybe" by Westley, Zimmerman and Patton.

Its easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

Monday, 29 October 2007


I've been doing some reading, and unfortunately I can't find the original article I read, but diatoms seem like one of those things that could really revolutionize the way we dye things. Researchers at Oxford have found a way to use these unicellular algae to colour everything from paint to fabric. Its the crystal like structure of their shells, which give them their colour, and they are quite small - 1/3 the width of a human hair. you can find out more information here, and here. Thank you Treehugger and Wired for all of the information

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Buckminster Fuller

His work keeps popping up in everything I read. His work is very interesting, as he dedicated his life to answering one question:

"Does humanity have a chance to survive lastingly and successfully on planet Earth, and if so, how?"

He was an environmentalist, and his work is entirely fascinating. He really explored the idea of technological advances in order to create a world for everyone to live in. He was most famous for his geodesic dome (pictured above), but he did work on all sorts of things, and he has a fantastic institute named after him. The Buckminster Fuller Institute is dedicated to the ongoing development of saving the world through science.

TFRG - Question Period

This took place on October 12, 2007. Click here to see all of my notes.


This interesting fiber is made from corn. Check out their website for how it is made. I wonder if it is really as great as it actually sounds? I guess I have some questions to ask them.