jueves, 9 de junio de 2011

26 diseños verdes inspirados por la naturaleza

Me encanta la paginilla del Panda aburrido, de dónde he sacado este articulo. En inglés, pero lo chulo chulo son las fotos. Sólo he colocado algunas. La número 8, francamente poética: "un recipiente, dos vidas". Aunque creo que la que más me gusta es la número 23…




26 Green Design Ideas Inspired By Nature originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 8, 2011.

No matter how advanced our society and technology is, we can never forget our origins, and we will always need something green around us. Of course, the best idea is actually spending some time in the countryside, but it’s not always possible, so the only thing left is probably bringing some nature to your house instead.

Maybe you would like to stand on a living moss bath mat when you get out from the bath? Sit on a grass covered furniture, and wear a planter on your neck when you leave your house? Human creativity has no limits!

Let’s take a look at some of the most creative green design ideas inspired by nature and maybe find something for yourself.

Which one do you like the most?


1. A Wearable Planter






Why should your plants stay at home? They help clean the air you breathe, are beautiful, and create a wonderful conversation starter. Carry a sprout, a succulent, or a flower you found on your morning walk. (Designer: Colleen Jordan)

2. Living Moss Bath Mat






Constructed of a decay-resistant foam called plastazote, this bath mat is a nursery for three varieties of living moss: ball mass, island moss and forest moss. The humidity of the bathroom and the drops flowing from the body, water the mosses. Great feeling to your feet are guaranteed! (Designer: Nguyen La Chanh)

3. Table With Removable Planter






Emily Wettstein used reclaimed walnut and steel to craft this beautifully organic table. (link)


6. Green Umbrella Stand






This rather elegant new age umbrella stand uses rainwater from your umbrella to feed thirsty grass and adds a fun spot of green to your foyer. (Designer: Simon Enever)

7. Growing Jewelry




The collection of this hand jewelry is designed for people in metropolitan cities and is an experiment in drawing nature toward man, as nature being the presupposition of life. (Designer: Hafsteinn Juliusson)

8. One Pot, Two Lives




A planter and a fish tank joined together. (Designers: Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou )

9. Metamorphosis: Bookshelf




Handmade shelf inspired by Ivy. (Designer: Sebastian Errazuriz)


13. Bloomin’ Designer’s Business Card






“By following the instructions correctly a decent bloom would have been seen within a week.” (Designer: Jamie Wieck)

14. Grass-On Green Lamp




This lamp is made entirely of recycled materials, and is completely recyclable. (Designer: ITILabDesign)

15. Grow Up Cup






A cup with a grassy bottom. (Designer: Jinsik Kim)


17. Pooktre Chair




In 1986 Peter had the idea of growing a chair. Nine years later Peter and Becky became partners. Pooktre was born. Together they have mastered the art of Tree shaping. Pooktre has perfected a Gradual shaping method, which is the shaping of trees as they grow along predetermined designs. Designing and setting up the supporting framework are fundamental to the success of a tree. Some are intended for harvest to be high quality indoor furniture and others will remain living art. (link)


22. Grass Flip Flops




Take a walk in the grass wherever you are! (link)

23. Flower Pots by GOOD!






“The trick is that we liked that flower pot and a person’s face have a similar shape, which contributes to their visual association, the effect is complete and pretty funny”. (Designer: GOOD!)

24. Green Roofs




Green roofs are frequently found on traditional farmhouses and farm buildings in Iceland. (link)

25. LED Mushroom Lamps












Lifelike glowing mushrooms made of glass, wood and led lights. (link)

26. Ivy Bike Lock






Why does our bicycle need to be connected to light poles by chains like a criminal in prison? Inspired by nature, the design of this cable wire lock is a mimicry of ivy. It is unified in our daily scene and promotes protection of the environment. It is soft and feels natural. ‘Ivy’ is a plug to awaken the relationship between you and society. (Designer: Sono Mocci)


26 Green Design Ideas Inspired By Nature originally appeared on Bored Panda on June 8, 2011.



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miércoles, 6 de abril de 2011

Sopladores de vientos

Estuve viendo-escuchando el otro día a Dave Douglas & Brass Ecstasy. ¡Una chulada de concierto! Un percusionista y cuatro sopladores de diversos instrumentos de metal (tuba, trombón, trompeta y french horn) homenajeando, entre otros pero sobre todo, a Lester Bowie.

Y vendían discos… Y me compré discos… ¡Claro que aún me compro discos! ¿Demasiados? Fijo. ¡Mola!


En las notas de "Spirit moves" leo este bello fragmento:
El corazón de esta música son los intérpretes de metal para los que fue compuesta. Requiere una especie de loca dedicación tocar estos viejos –casi medievales– instrumentos. Hay algo arcaico en la idea de que algunos seres humanos aún se dediquen a soplar en tubos metálicos, ajustando el tono mediante el flujo de aire y la posición de los labios. También hay en ello algo de maravilloso, cálido y artesanal.

viernes, 1 de abril de 2011

El bueno de Cutlas

Me gustan mucho Calpurnio y sus personajes: Juan Bala (el tópico mejicano: muy lento en sus apariencias, cuya "actividad" –mayormente filosófica– va por dentro), su novia Mabel (jejeje; sí, se llama como mi amor, pero juro que no sólo me gusta por eso), su amigo del espacio… Y Cutlas, of course, el vaquero al que le gusta la música tecno (tampoco es por eso por lo que me gusta tanto porque a mí el tecno no me entra mucho  ;-)

El caso es que sus dos últimas páginas en el 20 minutos me han hecho reir de lo lindo. En la primera (25/03/2011) Cutlas visita (sin despeinarse) el interior de un agujero negro con su amigo del espacio. Y quedan francamente decepcionados…

¿Has leído los comentarios de la gente? Hubo gente que se enfadó bastante. ¿Calmará un poco a los nerviosos su página de hoy?

Cutlas y su amigo Jim acaban mosqueando a Dios.