1. bobbycaputo:

    STARPATH: An Electricity-Free Alternative to Streetlights

    UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as STARPATH. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is both cost-effective and less labor-intensive, two incentives that Pro-Teq promotes and seeks to propose to global city councils in the hopes of incorporating their product into public parks.

    STARPATH is currently installed in England, covering 140 meters along a pathway at Christ’s Pieces Park in Cambridge. From start to finish, the entire installation process took less than four hours. The quick construction involved spraying a polyurethane base on the ground, followed by a layer of the aggregate material that absorbs and stores energy from UV rays, and a final polyaspartic top coat (that takes only half an hour to dry) to seal it all in.

    Pro-Teq Surfacing owner Hamish Scott explains, “This product adjusts to the natural light, so if it is pitch black outside the luminous natural earth enhances, and if the sky is lighter, it won’t release as much luminosity – it adjusts accordingly, it’s almost like it has a mind of its own.”

    (Source: mymodernmet.com, via kthread)

     
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  5. climateadaptation:

    darksilenceinsuburbia:

    Matt Jones. Lakes of Gokyo, Khumbu valley, Nepal.

    I’m headed here in a few weeks. Also Seti river valley near Pokhara to visit some climate scientists whose contract I’m managing.

     
  6. papress:

    Studio Life—Francesca Dimattio

    DiMattio’s computer, iPod, and other electronics had a patina of oil paint on the areas most touched. She eventually was forced to replace the failing computer, even though its paint-coated track pad still worked. “I’d had no intention of buying a new one,” she laughed. “It was never the paint that was the problem.”

    From Studio Life by Sarah Trigg, available now.

     
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  8. barbaraeatworld:

    via zeropercenthipster:

    Probably one of the coolest and creepiest places I have ever been to!

    An entire stadium here in Miami facing the ocean was abandoned and basically taken over by skaters and taggers here in Miami. Every inch of this place has been graffitied on and it looked like something out of an end of the world type movie

     
  9. thisbigcity:

    In Amsterdam, each car that drives by this speed sign and stays below the 30 kilometers per hour speed limit raises 0,03 for the neighborhood. Functioning as a reward system for good civic behavior, the city then regularly pays what’s due to the neighborhood and the money is intended to go towards local community projects. 

    (Source: popupcity.net)

     
  10. watershedplus:

    Time of Nothing, by Jim Mangan.

    Aerial photographs of the Great Salt Lake (Utah) from a single engine Cessna plane.

    (via roomthily)