Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Floating Islands too!

Seriously people, floating is the best. Personally, I love it because it feels like the closest we'll ever get to flying, naturally at least (our bodies are not yet built to sustain flight, though successful gravity modification could be in our future!)

Anyways, animals like this little guy like to float too, even if it is on a manmade floating island. Looks pretty cozy to me.
"What do you do with a “severely impaired” body of water and an unsightly shoreline park that is riddled with invasive species? Launch a series of luscious floating islands! In an effort to improve water conditions and restore natural habitats, the American Society of Landscape Architects has designed a series of seven floating islands (aka floating treatment wetlands). The islands, which mimic native wetlands, are constructed from non-toxic, post-consumer recycled plastics and then injected with inert polyurethane foam (the kind of stuff found in Memory Foam mattresses) for buoyancy."

The launch of these clever cleansing islands is set for August 17th in Spring Lake, Missouri. I love that these people got creative and were willing to take a risk. I wish them lots of luck on their upcoming launch!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

the queen of rage?

I'm not a huge fan of Michele Bachmann (less of a fan of the Republican party at this moment and even less of a fan of the Tea Party ), but I respect her as an elected representative of my follow citizens.

The last time I posted about Newsweek, the Stephen Colbert cover had me grinning from ear to ear. This time I'm a little sad to see an ambitious and dedicated woman portrayed in such a negative light.

Could I design for a company that asked me to produce this?