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"Taking a photo means making a memory. Choosing a moment in time and framing a situation. Archiving it or making it public. Either way, we create a visual item that we have an emotional attachment to through our memory. Photos help us to remember moments in our past. Often they even become a memory in their own right. For many, making their moments public through services like Flickr is already part the process of photography itself, creating archives which contain a vast collection of visual fragments of individual lives. "
This is an Atari 2600 with 24k gold plating. The casemod was made by Urchin Associates, as part of a project called "Gold Mine, All Mine".
"The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in October 1977 by Atari, Inc. It is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and cartridges containing game code, instead of having non-microprocessor dedicated hardware with all games built in. "
Alfredo Mozer of São Paulo invented the plastic bottle lamp.
Though it works only during the day, it provides light equivalent to that of a 40 to 60 watt light bulb. Green idea.
Bottle Rescue in Chile "Installing bottle lights for a rural family" , here
"The P-TREE is a temporary tree-friendly urinal that can be fixed on every tree using straps and lashings. The P-tree gives a feeling of freedom during peeing. It is the same as peeing into the wild. The hoses from the urinal can be combined and connected on a waste pipe with container. The P-tree is very accessible for festivals, public gardens, events, etc. P-tree and Lashings are available in different RAL-colors."
"Malthus is an in-home aquaponics unit designed for the next generation kitchen or living room. It grows one meal a day: a portion of fish and a side salad. Aquaponics farming is a technique that combines the cultivation of fish with the growing of vegetables. The fish provides rich fertilizer for the plants and in return, the plants clean the water from the tank. The fish and the plants co-exist in a symbiotic relationship.
Malthus is an appliance for the kitchen of the future that grows food right next to where you cook it. Malthus consists of a fish tank that holds 400 litres which can support more then 2kg of fish like tilapia, salmon, grey fish or carp. The water is pumped through three cultivated grow beds which filter the water for the fish."
"Branch holder is a project based on a childhood memory. inspired by the children's ability to make a lot out of nothing, by imagination. The holder is functioning as a bridge, symbolising a way of thinking."