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I never thought of tulip as a wonderful flower really. Normann Szkop, a french photographer, proved me wrong with his aerial photographs in the Netherlands. Aren’t they fantastic?
The millions of neatly planted flowers create sprawling patterns and designs that tourists flock to witness with their own eyes every season.

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Lorenzo Duran made these amazing pieces as part of an advert campaigning about pollution and taking care of the world.
He carved tree leaves in such a wonderful and delicate way. This campaign for Plant for the Planet is to raise awareness with pollution and traffic.

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This project developed one of the best and effective design idea I´ve seen.
In Manila Slums, there`s houses near the railway that they don´t have electricity.
So they start this project called “Isang Litrong Liwanag” Project which means ” A Liter of Light” and it was launched in San Pedro, Laguna province early this year.

It consists in doing plastic bottles filled with water and bleach. The chlorine and bleach “poisons” the water to keep molds from developing so the solution can last up to five years. The clear and purified water helps disperse the light through refraction, so the light is not concentrated. It only costs $2-3 to make a solar bottle bulb that is bringing light to dark homes.
They put the bottle in a hole in the roof, sealed the sides and that´s it, there´s light in the house. The whole deal looks like a bulb through a sunroof and provides a good amount of light by deflecting sunlight into gloomy interiors. Please see video to understand it better.

Isang Litrong Liwanag is a Philippines-based organization aiming to build indoor lighting in one million homes throughout the country by 2012. The Manila City government shouldered the expenses for making the bulbs while MyShelter Foundation trained residents on how to make them.

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Jody Xiong and the China Environmental Protection Foundation made this public outdoor campaign to remind people of the benefits of walking instead of driving. These amazing horizontal billboards are placed on streets at 132 crossroads in 15 different cities. Green paint is placed either side of the billboard so when people walk past they leave footprints on the billboard, like they were leaves on a tree.
They have estimated that 3,920,000 people have walked through the installation. The final pieces are going to be hung in several urban locations. What an excellent idea!

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The work of Ana Mendieta, celebrated feminist Cuban body artist, is ancient, bringing together the human and nature into one, reconciling the two and making them part of each other, being one with the universe. She has developed a technique of marking the shapes of bodies or body parts on natural object to say much more that the object itself. So simple and subtle, but strong and beautiful as an image.

On September 8, 1985, Ana Mendieta fell 34 floors to her death from the window of her Greenwich Village apartment. The only other person with her at the time was her husband of only eight months, prominent minimalist sculptor Carl Andre. Arrested and charged with second-degree murder, Andre’s three-year legal struggle culminated in a trial by a judge rather than by a jury, a rarity in murder cases. Evidence was suppressed due to sloppy police and prosecutorial work, and ultimately, Andre was acquitted of all charges related to her death in 1988.

The word that comes into my head as soon as I see these pieces is “Brutal”. It is a depiction of nature trying to come out, to push out the civilisation, to get into buildings and streets to break them. Henrique Oliveira is a Brazilian artist and he understands completely the forces that you find in nature. His installations are massive and give the sensation of suffocation. I was very surprised of their scale when I saw them.

He is exposing in Brazil and Austria at the moment, for more information, pls check his website