Freddie James

September 30, 2010, 1:11 pm
Filed under: 1 – this is a really good blog, mostly updated with arty things 🙂 particularly like the post about Rob Gardiner’s Pinhole Photography.


April 28, 2010, 12:43 pm
Filed under: Photography

Here is the inspiration for some of my work at uni, we were asked to produces a double page spread and cover in the style of a magazine we like. Skateboards no doubt. So i guess i should make some attempt to say what i find attractive about this publication. So i guess  beyond the content i like their minimalistic and blocky yet stylized layouts and aggressive but simple color pallet mixed with awsome images are what stand out about this magazine to me 🙂

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Pat’s Justice
March 18, 2010, 10:11 am
Filed under: Poetry - Song

The UK’s First Eco Community Obtains Building Approval From Local Authorities
March 16, 2010, 2:38 pm
Filed under: Eco Design

The UK’s first eco community has been granted permission to start building a mini eco village. The community will consist of nine families who are going to build their houses from straw bale, mud and timber in the Welsh village of Glandwr.

The community is called the Lammas and the members will build four detached dwellings and a row of five attached houses on a plot of 76 acres. They’re going to live off-grid and collect their water from a spring that’s existing on site as well as from rain water captured on the turf-made roofs of their houses.

The Lammas will live a low impact lifestyle and intend to be 75% self sustainable. A major factor in this is their use of renewable energy from a water turbine system. The families are also going to depend on bio gas captured from organic waste and compost toilets and wormeries. Their low-impact life style is furthermore supported by the way they use transport; the Lammas will create fuel from coppiced willow and elephant grass grown in their mini village.

“We plan to be largely self-sufficient, growing most of our food. We will keep cows, geese, chickens, ducks and bees,” the village’s co-founder Paul Wimbush was quoted as saying in a Welsh newspaper. He added that the community members intend to supplement their income by working one day a week. The community’s plans are outlined on their website, ’so that people can see what we are talking about,’ Wimbush told

The community will largely be dependent on income from the production of flax-made linen shawls, the sale of compost worms, fruits and vegetables marketed in the community itself and in local shops.

The Lammas are the first community that has obtained official approval from UK local authorities. So far, only two local authorities have legislation in place that allows for similar projects. The Lammas did not achieve their goal without a struggle because their first plans were rejected due to lack of detail. The local authorities involved were skeptical about some of the building materials the Lammas were planning to use. It took the families five months to draw up the plans that received approval.

Four sites to become ‘eco-towns’
March 16, 2010, 2:12 pm
Filed under: Eco Design

The locations of four new “eco-towns” have been announced as part of scaled-down government plans. They are Rackheath, Norfolk; north-west Bicester, Oxfordshire; Whitehill Bordon, East Hants; and the China Clay Community near St Austell, Cornwall. Gordon Brown had announced plans to create hundreds of thousands of homes in 10 “carbon neutral” communities.

Certainly a step in the right direction, again follow the link for the full article,

March 16, 2010, 2:04 pm
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i think this is fantastic, we sould encourage this sort of thing much more. 🙂

When we planted trees (100,000) in Inner Mongolia (China) earlier this with the Japanese organisation, Make The Heaven, we decided to increase everyone’s tree planting activities. So along with Make The Heaven, and the other organisations who participated in Inner Mongolia, we’ve created a new super organisation: The Wonderful World Tree Planting Festival (WWTPF).

for the rest of the article which i encourage you to read follow the link 🙂

March 11, 2010, 11:26 am
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Saul Williams.