1956 “Casa Nido” | Milton Ryan Case Study Home | Restored & Furnished by Nestmodern | San Antonio, TX
Nostalgic Bulbs by Bulbrite
Meticulously handcrafted to preserve the look of early 20th-century lighting, recognized for their defined steeple and intricate filament design.
Jean Cristophe Residence | Photos & Styling by Fabien Lemaire
Swan Sofa in Leather | Design: Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen
These vegetated surfaces don’t just look pretty. They have other benefits as well, including cooling city blocks, reducing loud noises, and improving a building’s energy efficiency.What’s more, a recent modeling study shows that green walls can potentially reduce large amounts of air pollution in what’s called a “street canyon,” or the corridor between tall buildings.
For the study, Thomas Pugh, a biogeochemist at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and his colleagues created a computer model of a green wall with generic vegetation in a Western European city. Then they recorded chemical reactions based on a variety of factors, such as wind speed and building placement.
The simulation revealed a clear pattern: A green wall in a street canyon trapped or absorbed large amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter—both pollutants harmful to people, said Pugh. Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.Compared with reducing emissions from cars, little attention has been focused on how to trap or take up more of the pollutants, added Pugh, whose study was published last year in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
That’s why the green-wall study is “putting forward an alternative solution that might allow [governments] to improve air quality in these problem hot spots,” he said.
Gummy Bear Chandelier by Jellio
Made up of approximately 5,000 hand-strung gummies, this tantalizing chandelier would probably have me spending most of my time waiting underneath with my mouth open for one to fall loose. I’m very patient. Available for purchase at jellio for a cool $6,500 USD.
” Remember in the days before digital music and MP3 players? If you do, then you probably made compilations of all your favourite music, to share with your friends and loved ones, on good old fashioned blank cassette tapes. If you miss making mix tapes this product will inspire you again! “
1. Orange Battery (2012)
2. Grapefruit and Pomelo Battery (2012)
Caleb Charland has expanded his series of food-powered batteries with his latest piece using pomelos and grapefruits. Charland manipulates copper wires and galvanized nails to draw energy from the citric acid present in slices of grapefruit and pomelo, with earlier iterations including oranges and vinegar, where each foodstuff acts as natural cells for the battery. Though the light projected was so faint that it required a 14 hour exposure to capture the illumination, Charland manages to fuse science and art to create striking imagery - reminding us of the power of nature and raw materials.