Whenever the emails pile up or the traffic grinds to a crawl, many of us fantasize about leaving it all behind and unplugging from the grid. The people in Antoine Bruy’s ongoing photo series Scrublands have actually followed through, disconnecting from the trappings of modern life even when it means jumping into a new lifestyle they know nothing about.
“I wanted to meet them and see how they managed to learn something which they were not used to,” says Bruy, who lives in France. “Most of the people are not from farming families or anything.”
Bruy has been photographing around Europe for the project since 2012, visiting some 15 encampments in his home country as well as in Romania, Spain, Switzerland, and Wales. He’s focused on those who survive as sustenance farmers, by raising livestock, or hunting. Now he’s holding a crowdfunding campaign because he’d like to extend the project to the United States, the country whose history he says inspired many of his subjects.
I’d have to get dreads to make this work.
Researchers in China have developed a new concept for a submarine that could potentially travel inside an air pocket at almost the speed of sound. Source
The past few weeks, we have processed SO MUCH pallet wood to use for exterior cladding. It will cover three sides of the house, while the fourth is clad in propanel material carried over from the roof. To get enough wood, we probably cut apart around 90 pallets total (thank god for that Ace Hardware with the mountain of broken pallets in the back!). And as if that’s not enough cutting, we then had to true the edges, so the processing time was lengthy. BUT this material is free and abundant, so we pushed through. Installation has been pretty straightforward, and we are really happy with how it’s turning out. Texture, color, depth — just as we expected!
We have been following this story since day one. Seriously fangirling here.👏👏👏
A Kickstarter project is in effect for “swivelCard,” a paper business card that can be folded into a USB drive, which can hold resume, picture, and presentation files. It can also be updated from an online account, even after it’s given away.
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Micro Monolithic Domes Featured on Good Morning Texas
Good Morning Texas featured David South and his Monolithic Dome Rental Units. These affordable rental units are being built all over the country to help meet the great need for affordable housing.” - Monolithic Domes on YouTube.