Ramblings

unconsumption:


Most schools in rural India can’t afford basic supplies like desks, and most of the students attending them can’t afford backpacks.
The Bombay-based nonprofit Aarambh worked with designers to come up with an ingenious solution to both problems: Their simple stencil transforms old cardboard boxes into a convertible desk and school bag.

More: A Brilliantly Simple Design Transforms Old Boxes Into School Desks And Bags | Co.Exist | ideas impact

unconsumption:

Most schools in rural India can’t afford basic supplies like desks, and most of the students attending them can’t afford backpacks.

The Bombay-based nonprofit Aarambh worked with designers to come up with an ingenious solution to both problems: Their simple stencil transforms old cardboard boxes into a convertible desk and school bag.

More: A Brilliantly Simple Design Transforms Old Boxes Into School Desks And Bags | Co.Exist | ideas impact

melodymeyer:

Flamingos take refuge in a bathroom at Miami-Metro Zoo, Sept. 14, 1999 as tropical-storm force winds from Hurricane Floyd approached the Miami area.


I’ve never seen this photo before now…. <3

melodymeyer:

Flamingos take refuge in a bathroom at Miami-Metro Zoo, Sept. 14, 1999 as tropical-storm force winds from Hurricane Floyd approached the Miami area.

I’ve never seen this photo before now…. <3

odditiesoflife:

Growing a Kitchen Garden in a Light Fixture

A landscape designer and a product designer combined creative forces to bring the garden into the kitchen. A collaboration that resulted in Klorofyll, a suspended light fixture that doubles as a hanging kitchen garden for growing aromatic herbs.

Both functional and decorative, Klorofyll is part of the trend for growing one’s own, even if it’s just a few herbs, and also reflects consumer interest in personalization–users can decide how to use the product in a way that fits their tastes.

Klorofyll’s 360° rotating cylinder contains six openings for removable planters, and two LED light rings which provide illumination, its electric wiring contained within the suspension cable and other technical parts inside one end of the module.

As a pendant light, it provides functional lighting for the kitchen work space and at the same time enables cooks to snip culinary herbs from directly overhead. A gentle spin rotates the cylinder on its axis to reveal a different herb pot. If ambient light is inadequate for healthy plant growth, Klorofyll replicates photosynthesis with the LED lights within its built-in light elements. Pretty cool…now I want one.

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pervocracy:

In addition to the messed-upped-ness of referring to women only in terms of their relationships to others: what if she isn’t?  What if she’s a single, childless, only child with no living parents?  Does she matter less then?

pervocracy:

In addition to the messed-upped-ness of referring to women only in terms of their relationships to others: what if she isn’t?  What if she’s a single, childless, only child with no living parents?  Does she matter less then?