fastcompany:

What’s so difficult about building a floating pool, you ask? What distinguishes +Pool from a big, expensive above-ground pool is its filtration system. +Pool’s team wants to actively improve the water quality of the East River, by constructing the pool out of a unique series of filters that would make the notoriously toxic waters fit for humans. The pool would release 500,000 gallons of filtered water back into the channel every day. And after a year of testing systems in the river, the team feels confident enough to install a test pool, with a tentative goal of opening the +Pool in summer of 2015. Beyonce, they hope, will play opening day.

Although most cities in the U.S. don’t have laws against cleaning sidewalks and walls, San Francisco Public Works is looking into closing the loophole and prohibit such advertising on government property.

Inspiring talk from Justin Hall-Tipping on freeing energy from the grid: “the power plant of tomorrow is no power plant.

Justin Hall-Tipping works on nano-energy startups mastering the electron to create power. Full bio and more links

via TED

'Painting Reality' by Dutch artist Iepe Rubingh transforms Rosenthaler Platz into Berlin’s newest piece of guerilla street art.

via designboom

Eco-plug by Yeongkyu Yoo as part of Muji Lab’s “Enjoy! ( ) Energy” initiative that hopes to raise Japanese spirits and promotes clean, safe energy at the same time.
via Design Sojourn

Eco-plug by Yeongkyu Yoo as part of Muji Lab’s “Enjoy! ( ) Energy” initiative that hopes to raise Japanese spirits and promotes clean, safe energy at the same time.

via Design Sojourn

The second section of New York’s Highline is open to visitors… some of the same landscaping and planting, with some new areas that disrupt the linearity of it and encourage people to linger, soak up the oxygen and atmosphere.

via designboom

The garden designing super-duo of Malaysian James Wong and Spanish David Cubero’s lush garden for the Chelsea Flower Show 2011…

via Amphibian Designs and The Horticultural Channel

And James’ tips for planted saffron in your own garden…

thingsorganizedneatly:

eggsandwool:

my neighbor’s branch in 47 peices. 

ed: I think I’ve posted this before but Jason and I were just talking so I went thru his archives.

thingsorganizedneatly:

eggsandwool:

my neighbor’s branch in 47 peices. 

ed: I think I’ve posted this before but Jason and I were just talking so I went thru his archives.

Chevy’s Volt Life Scenarios at the 2011 NY Auto Show show how the cars can be re-charged in residential or commercial parking bays; in an environment that usually aims to ‘wow’ and entertain, the stands relate electrical cars on-show to people’s (future) daily lives - clever.
via PSFK

Chevy’s Volt Life Scenarios at the 2011 NY Auto Show show how the cars can be re-charged in residential or commercial parking bays; in an environment that usually aims to ‘wow’ and entertain, the stands relate electrical cars on-show to people’s (future) daily lives - clever.

via PSFK

I’ve been swatting up on my TED talks podcasts this past week and found this interesting… this talk is both about the engaging field of data visualisation and the compelling concept of measuring national happiness and well-being… more recommendations to follow!

Nic Marks introduces The Happy Planet Index on TED

curioos-arts:

Flim (Macedonia) - http://bit.ly/grxqnt -

curioos-arts:

Flim (Macedonia) - http://bit.ly/grxqnt -

Chalk - a new gallery in LA opened in February with a graffitti recycling programme called Canlove that recycles spray-paint cans into vibrant works of art.
via PSFK

Chalk - a new gallery in LA opened in February with a graffitti recycling programme called Canlove that recycles spray-paint cans into vibrant works of art.

via PSFK

edthinks:

♥ this ‘wearable planter’ by Colleen Jordan…go buy one here…

edthinks:

♥ this ‘wearable planter’ by Colleen Jordan…go buy one here…