GOOD Magazine has a nice visual demonstration of a livable street, basically a city street designed to welcome pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and cars equally. Simple changes like curb extensions, textured crosswalks, bollards, and plantings turn car-choked urbanity into an inviting place to walk around.
A while back I shared a few hobbit-style homes people had built, but my favorite so far has to be the Low-Impact Woodland Home that Simon Dale and his family built in Wales: Being your own (have a go) architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something which is [...]
Make that drool-inducing gorgeous photos of places I’d love to see in person. EcoGeek (now added to my regular feeds) has a fun piece on green roofs. Not just solar tiles or recycled materials, though; these roofs are actually green, with grass and other plants. It’s not just for hobbits anymore. The logic of green [...]
This makes me happy. There’s a whole blog, Paleo-Future.Com, that focuses on images of the future that people in the past have held. Lots of Disney stuff, of course, but other very fascinating pictures, videos, and other resources.
Posted by Deana in Alien Invasions, Architecture, Art, Beauty and Fashion, Blog, Cosmetically Enhanced Vertebrates, Culture, Fun, History, Kitchen Sink, Oddly Enough, Science fiction, Technology on April 24th, 2007 | Comments Off
Here’s something to ponder: is an eco-friendly palace an oxymoron? From The Register: The Prince of Wales has been given the green light to build an eco-friendly house, rumoured to be a “starter home” for Prince William once he gets married. In a more functional than palatial move, a 200-litre rainwater reservoir will collect and [...]