from Ethiopia to Patagonia
Traveling around the world is a dream for many people including me. Meeting people in many countries and from many continents and being able to see different types of landscapes is a real entertaining activity. Many travel the world using planes or ships to cross large distances. But now the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Paul Salopek will start his trip around the world walking…
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Sweden is mostly known for fabulous and attractive interior design and practical furniture that is offered by Swedish retailers as Lundia and Ikea. Great practical solutions for small houses and people who like well designed furniture for a small price.
Recently a Swedish architect, Krister Wiberg, surprised the world designing the smallest house of Sweden in the city of Lund that counts with only 9 square meters…
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In Sydney – Australia there are some amazing food trucks moving around offering delicious organic and/or vegetarian food. Some of the trucks are very well decorated and vintage and very well looking. In this article some of the the most attractive and creative are being presented so you can visit them and try their delicious food when you visit Sydney…
the exciting trails of the Huashan Mountains
If you can’t live without the thrill of exploring exciting things in life and if you are just dreaming of a new portion of adrenaline, the extreme “attraction” of the Chinese mountain of Hua or Huashan is just perfect for you. Visit this magic mountain Come here and daredevils who want to prove to themselves and to the world their own courage, and weak-willed people who dream to get rid of internal uncertainty. Hua Mountain-is an effective cure for fear and effective vitamin affirmation…
Entrepreneur converts shipping container into mobile internet shop powered entirely by the sun
The South African Township of Alexandra has become the first location in the world to have a solar powered connection center that will transport the township folk through the digital highway to a destination of their choice.
The world’s first custom-designed connection center, launched by the young entrepreneur Peter Graham of Solar Charge, is an integrated, self-contained, mobile solar powered shipping container, which will provide 100 percent off-grid power for multiple and simultaneous internet user access.
Could be a solution to the world’s food crisis
Many areas of this planet aren’t suitable to grow vegetables, fruits and grains due to the local climate and weather conditions. This causes that many people suffer from the lack of food nearby. Richer regions can import food from remote places to offer to their inhabitants. Maybe in a very nearby future this global problem can be solved due to some creative minds.
The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
Sometimes, it’s the simplest technologies that have the greatest potential impact on people’s lives. Take the Vestergaard Frandsen Group’s mobile personal filtration system, otherwise known as LifeStraw. LifeStraw makes previously contaminated water drinkable by removing bacteria and viruses. It is a powder-blue plastic tube—much thicker than an ordinary straw—containing filters that make water teeming with typhoid-, cholera- and diarrhea-causing microorganisms drinkable…
for the homeless in Sao Paulo
After reading the book “Animal Farm” by George Orwell, a former homeless man managed to get off the streets and now manages one of the most innovative projects of Public Libraries ever heard – A mobile library on a tricycle.
The Green Village Bali - Indonesia
Some time ago you could read an article on Niceartlife.com about a fabulous green bamboo school project in Bali, Indonesia. At the campus of the bamboo school education, design, contact with nature and sustainable values come together so that the children receive a pure education.
At walking distance of the Green Bamboo School a Green Village is being created that eventually will consist of about fifteen homes. The Green Village is located within a wonderful and typical Indonesian river valley landscape along Bali’s sacred Ayung River…
The designers and technicians of Mando Footloose made a unique combination of a small sized folded chain less electrical bike on which the human muscle power works as a backup generator. Mando Footloose is a partnership project of Mando Corp. and Meister Inc., both of which are automotive suppliers in South Korea. The bicycle is created by the British designer Mark Sanders and the Dutch e-bike expert Han Goes.
A dream for book lovers
There is nothing more exiting for book lovers than spent some quality time in a library or book store. The pleasure is even bigger when you can spent your time in a special or beautiful library or book store.
In some previous articles some special libraries and book stores around the globe were presented like the ‘The Grand Splendid El Ataneo Book Store’ in Buenos Aires Argentina, the ‘Da Vila (Livraria da Vila)’ in São Paulo Brazil, the amazing ‘Dominicanen’ in Maastricht – The Netherlands and the ‘Camouflage wood stick library’ in China. But to this list of interesting and special book stores and libraries can now be added a new one. It is the ‘Boekenberg’ (Mountain of books) in the Dutch town of Spijkenisse near Rotterdam…
The inter-being nature
You don’t discriminate between the seed and the plant. You see that they ‘inter-are’ with each other, that they are the same thing. Looking deeply at the young cornstalk, you can see the seed of corn, still alive, but with a new appearance. The plant is the continuation of the seed…
What does sustainable living look like: Dutch Mountain
The need to apply green techniques in architecture and daily life is more than clear and fortunately many initiatives are being undertaken to achieve that. You can think of green hybrid or electric cars, the use of solar energy in homes and office buildings etc. One of the recent appealing initiatives is that of the Dutch, Amsterdam based, design studio called ‘Denieuwegeneratie’ (translated: Thenextgeneration). They designed a fully self sufficient home with a great design too. This combination resulted in a self-sufficient hill home.
The High Line Park in NYC
The High Line is a 1-mile (1.6 km) New York City linear park built on a 1.45-mile (2.33 km) section of the former elevated New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line, which runs along the lower west side of Manhattan; it has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway. The High Line Park currently runs from Gansevoort Street, three blocks below West 14th Street, in the Meatpacking District, up to 30th Street, through the neighborhood of Chelsea to the West Side Yard, near the Javits Convention Center.
Brazilian artist Fernando de La Rocque paints with cannabis smoke
In a form of protest, Brazilian artist Fernando de la Rocque uses marijuana smoke to print images.
For his smoke-printed series and exhibition entitled ‘Blow Job’, de la Rocque smokes cannabis, and blows the smoke onto stencils placed on paper—to ‘paint’ out drawings that are usually of religious or political figures, to spark controversy.