Freddie James

March 11, 2010, 11:04 am
Filed under: Poetry - Song

Here’s another batch of poems that i love and have inspired me, i think they hit allot of points pertinent to all of us.


Poetri, Shihan & BlackIce


Javon Johnston

One of my personal favorites who got me into lam poetry, BIG POPPA E


Skate Photography
March 11, 2010, 10:26 am
Filed under: 1, Photography


Originally uploaded by Zac Ton

Just wanted to highlight the cool washed out look of this photo, ive noticed this quite allot across skate photography and think it looks rather cool. if by any chance you know how to get this effect (my effort although not poor weren’t successful) please drop me a tutorial link or something. 🙂

Photoshop genius.
March 5, 2010, 2:17 pm
Filed under: 1, Photography

Taylor James

If you want to see how he puts some of his images together follow some of the links bellow. In particular i advise that you watch the breakdown of his coca cola image and the dog digging up the bone. These breakdown video’s although not tutorials are helpful as they show the raw methods and style of putting multiple images together.

Navigation for the site is abit awkward but thats probably down to my idiocy- to get to the broken down images go to the R logo on the left hand side of the screen and click on case studies, then just select and play.

here are also some photshop tennis examples i found on the internet, having tried these myself im loving them, encompassing for people with minimal photoshop ability it provides a fun game you can develope to practice skills.

IV hanging baskets
March 1, 2010, 10:34 am
Filed under: 1, Arts, Eco Design

Hanging gardens have become art in Houston’s Lawndale Art Center. Local artist/designer Ned Dodington transformed a stark white gallery interior into a verdant landscape with 30 hanging eco-pods of Fescue and Ryegrass. How are they watered you ask? Each pod is plugged into its own life supporting IV drip.

Plastic Bottle Building
February 26, 2010, 2:38 pm
Filed under: 1, Eco Design

La Casa de Botellas, created by the Alfredo Santa Cruz family in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina, was constructed from thousands of PET plastic bottles, and was designed as “a tool for promoting ecological and social responsibility.” The surprisingly sturdy structure features a Tetra pack roof, doors and windows made from CD jewel cases — and the interior boasts beds, coffee tables and couches, all created entirely from used plastic. While no one in the Santa Cruz family is an architect or engineer, they are doing their part to save the planet by providing free home building courses in Latin American countries “to address both trash [issues] and housing scarcity.” Read more about the elements of design and the construction of La Casa de Botellas at Inhabito.

Growing Buildings
February 26, 2010, 2:34 pm
Filed under: 1, Eco Design

It may sound a bit creepy, but wouldn’t it be cool if buildings could grow their own skin? California-basedarchitecture firm Faulders Studio certainly thinks so. GEOtube, their proposal for Dubai is almost exactly like a normal building – except for the fact that it will have the ability to generate a web-like saline skin that spreads down the façade of the structure over time. Sounds like neighbors will always know where they can borrow some salt!

The city of Dubai is located close to Persian Gulf, which has the world’s highest salinity for ocean water, so the plan calls for the skin of the building to be made of salt (yes, salt!). Water from the Gulf would be transported to the GEOtube via a 4.62 km buried pipeline and misted onto the tower’s mesh substructure meaning that, in essence, it would be made of local materials.

When the water evaporates, salt deposits will be left behind forming the tower’s exo-skeleton. While this isn’t the most eco-friendly project (transporting the water through the tube undoubtedly uses a lot of energy), GEOtube is an organic, ever-evolving sculpture, the skin would serve as a place for local wildlife to hang out and, according to the architects, it would serve as an “accessible surface for the harvesting of crystal salt.” We’re not quite sure about that last part – would locals be knocking down parts of the building so that they could season their dinner?

Erb cake?
February 26, 2010, 2:16 pm
Filed under: 1, Eco Design

Growing and sharing greenery has never been easier or more fun! This OSUSOWAKE (which means sharing in Japanese) planter uses a new lightweight material called Puffcal to grow plants. Once the seedlings sprout, you can cut up and divide the material to distribute to friends and family. It’s a piece of cake, and it looks like one too!