A slightly bizarre yet utterly captivating idea from Philips – indoor bee keeping! Imagine the horror, you’re out of the gold stuff. Toast, tea and cereal remains unsweetened. This concept puts an end to all of that! Whilst shoving your hand into a hive of pollinating bees may not sound like everyone’s idea of fun, this is a rather accurate representation of a natural beehive, where they even leave the pod to find flowers ripe for picking (it just so happens they’re built-in). The bees can enter and leave as they wish, never bothering the occupants of the home through the use of indoor/outdoor seperation. With more and more people paying attention to where they source their food, and how it’s produced, what better way than to begin farming within your own home.
For people who would like some excitement during their laundry, there is the Wasbar, a combination between a laundromat and a bar.Read more →
Many of you might have heard of pop-up park iniatives such as Park(ing) Day, which involves the transformation of urban parking spots into little pop-up parks. Joe Baldwin, founder of arts advocate organization Noisivelvet, must have thought that this can be done better. In conjunction with the Altgeld Sawyer Corner Farm, he turned nearly an entire Logan Square street…Read more →
Over the last years we stumbled upon many initiatives that focus on turning small urban objects into pretty micro gardens. It has even become pretty hard to think about an urban object that has not yet been transformed into a planter. Not only bigger objects like houses, office buildings, trucks, trains and even buses need…Read more →
Stirred by brutal large-scale urban renewal in a Budapest’s eighth district, art collective Merge Invisible found a way to commemorate old buildings that have fallen victim to demolition. In their Nefelejcs Projekt, the artists created giant murals that represent black and white X-rays of what once was. Their creations show the former building’s complete interior. The paintings…Read more →