Thinking about Valentine’s Day destinations, San Bruno in California is not the first city that comes to mind. But it’s the only place with a hearth-shaped neighborhood, called Cupid Row. The “Heart Area” was laid out 100 years ago and the reason seems to be that people used to go to San Bruno to get away from San Francisco and spend time in little vacation cottages in Cupid Row.
Peculiar image of the week and Valentine’s Day wish. Via Love These Pics
Throughout the lands of the Persian Gulf, desertification is a fact of life. As a result, the countries of this region import 90 percent of their food supply. A new technology developed by visionary researchers at the Waseda University, in Japan, might have found the solution to this problem. A special absorbent film that require no soil may be able to grow plants more efficiently than soil farming.
The research team, lead by Professor Yuichi Mori, has developed a hydrogel film that can hold 1,000 times of its weight in water. The scientists are already testing these films in 180 film farms.
A cloud forms from a grass field and moves upwards, a wind blows past, fog floats, it begins to rain, but you’re not standing outdoors in the countryside. You’re in The Weather Machine! Constructed around the climatic conditions of the day on which it takes place, the installation explores rain, clouds and sun heat to recreate the weather occurring outside.
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The Warka Water tower, a project developed by Arturo Vittori and his team at Architecture and Vision, has the aim of contributing to solve the drinking water shortage in developing countries.The tower is a spiral construction of bamboo and polyester mesh, able to collect the water carried through air so that it can be used as potable water.
Humans have mastered agriculture for the last 10.000 years, during which different climates, cultures, and technologies have driven and defined farming development. Nevertheless, a summer storm, voracious pests or a bad drought can still ruin the harvest and destroy months of hard work. But not anymore, according to Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, who transfered intensive agriculture under the roof.
Two artists, two projectors and a forest. For six weeks the duo, composed of Friedrich van Schoor and Tarek Mawad, immersed themselves in nature in order to create a “personification” of the environment. Fascinated by the bioluminescence phenomenon, they transformed trees and mushrooms into entities that glowed, sparked, and radiated with light. The result is Bioluminescent Forest, a film that shows the subtle beauty of the forest illuminated with projection-mapped light.
You may know Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde from the Glow in the Dark Trees, the Intimacy Dress or the Smart Highways. Now, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Amsterdam Central Station and to commemorate the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015, Studio Roosegaarde created a giant rainbow of light for the railway station’s east side.