Peter Owens
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sand dune chair

sand dune chair

Ferpect — DUNE

DUNE is a street furniture system designed by the FERPECT collective for “Forme Publique”, the Biennale of Street Furniture’s Design organized by DEFACTO in La Defense near Paris. FERPECT is a group of designers, engineers and thinkers, active in.

S-Silver Lake

Maram grass, bleached by winter, lines the shore of Lake Michigan in Silver Lake Dunes State Park.

Part of Save the Dunes' success has always been its volunteers.  Back the early 90's we planted marram grass to help restore a foredune at Marquette Park in Michigan City.  Our ongoing stewardship efforts attract volunteers all year long.

Part of Save the Dunes' success has always been its volunteers. Back the early we planted marram grass to help restore a foredune at Marquette Park in Michigan City. Our ongoing stewardship efforts attract volunteers all year long.

Minimal Marram Movement

Because I like alliteration, a lot!

Smiling grass!    Cross Section of Grass from http://www.lovesfoodandart.com/grass-cross-sectiont-smile-smile-smile/#

This is a cross section of a single blade of grass, stained for the microscope. The smiley faces are the channels that the water is drawn up through. Science makes me happy too little bade of grass.

Japan bus stations are the coolest

Melon-themed bus stop, Ishaya, Japan. Click image for the whole series & visit the Slow Ottawa 'Street Furniture' board for more creative streetscapes.

Bamboo Bus Stop. Some ambitious students at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay, India have constructed this bamboo bus stop for commuters.

We'd prefer that BPA be removed entirely from plastics, but in the meantime, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras have found a way to safely break down BPA at the end of a

Vertical Farming Is Key to the Smart Cities of the Future | STATETECH  Smart cities could look very different from today’s urban centers. Streetlights could be communicating with bus stops, and subway trains could be solar powered. Population growth will force local government leaders to rethink more than just transportation and housing. As the population increases, the real estate needed to grow the food we eat will become increasingly scarce. Some experts have suggested that a new…

This guy is on the cutting edge of urban agriculture. Troughs of bok choy stack up vertically at the urban farm in Singapore. The veggies rotate along the A-frame to ensure they receive even light. Click through to read the full article.