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REPOST: Life-Size Sculptures Made of Bicycle Chains Express Powerful Human Emotions

REPOST: Life-Size Sculptures Made of Bicycle Chains Express Powerful Human Emotions

(via My Modern Met, visit for full article) South Korean artist Young-Deok Seo uses the unlikely material of bicycle chains as a way to craft realistic sculptures of the human body. For years, we’ve marveled over his figurative artwork, some of it life-sized and others larger than life, that features intricate details you wouldn’t expect from something as clunky as chains. Seo, however, wields it like string to create a combination that’s delicate yet substantial. Fragmentation is an emphasis in Seo’s chain link sculptures. The very nature of chain, with its limited-mobility metal links, means that each figure will be somewhat incomplete with...

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reserve your spot for the september pad party

reserve your spot for the september pad party

Reusable pads are an economical, environmental, health and comfortable alternative to disposable menstrual products. During the workshop people that bleed have a chance to make a reusable pad, either regular sized or XL. Making reusable pads accessible for all! Guests are encouraged to bring snacks and wine, and come ready to talk about flow, herbal remedies, favorite R&B songs and such. There is a suggested donation of $7 for the cost of the materials, and if people are unable to pay, we can accommodate them. RESERVE YOUR SPOT

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the ups and downs of the best 24 hours of my life

Eco-Tourism Travel

the ups and downs of the best 24 hours of my life

for my last full weekend in south america, i knew i wanted to take a solo trip. i had three choices: arica, the northern most chilean city, but also super far from valdivia, it would have required a plane and i really wanted to take the bus. two, i could have went to chilloe, chile’s quiet little patagonia island with a cute penguin population. three accross the chile/argentina border to bariloche.  after reading about one of the mot praised trails in bariloche, and my hunger for more passport stamps, i went with bariloche.  here’s a quickee on my trip.      i can recall all of the best times of my life: mountain biking in the andes, my undergrad graduation night...

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sustainable design: self sustaining shipping container

Self Reliance Zero Waste

sustainable design: self sustaining shipping container

this is for all of us making tiny home vision boards.  if you know me, you know i’m am a back country, out of pocket, river as my backyard kind of woman. the v1, a proof of concept home designed by joseph dupuis. the home is heated by a wood stove and an in-floor heating system, which is ideal as heat travels upward and will be utilized before reaching the ceiling. the v1 consists of three insulated shipping containers that can be dismantled for moving.  learn more here: working title (photo: @drekisath, courtesy of working title)

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28 times black people were effortlessly environmentalists

Zero Waste

28 times black people were effortlessly environmentalists

this is 28 things commonly known in the black community that we take for granted, but are very much so actions of environmentalism. 

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