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Urban Beekeeping in Vancouver

Urban Beekeeping in Vancouver Vancouver organic nature natural bees

Urban Beekeeping in Vancouver Vancouver organic nature natural bees

Urban Beekeeping in Vancouver Vancouver organic nature natural bees

Urban Beekeeping in Vancouver Vancouver organic nature natural bees

Urban Beekeeping in Vancouver Vancouver organic nature natural bees

Urban Beekeeping in Vancouver Vancouver organic nature natural bees

Urban Beekeeping in Vancouver Vancouver organic nature natural bees

Urban Beekeeping in Vancouver Vancouver organic nature natural bees

Urban Beekeeping in Vancouver Vancouver organic nature natural bees

Urban Beekeeping in Vancouver Vancouver organic nature natural bees

One of my earliest memories in life is driving through the Texas hill country with my father to a bee supply store. I was maybe six and we’d spent the better part of a month constructing two beehives from scratch, painting them, nailing together frames, and wiring the wax sheets into place. On the way home it was my job to hold a small wooden box we’d just purchased that contained a queen bee and a few drones. At the store the man behind the counter said the queen could lay thousands of eggs in a day, a number I could hardly comprehend. So the entire hive, thousands of bees, gallons of honey, was all to come from this one tiny bee the size of a jelly bean. How awesome.

The photos above are taken by two guys in Vancouver who are keeping bees in the yard behind their home where it sounds like they may have been evicted. Curious if it was because of the bees? Many more photos on Behance, and their blog.

Vegetal Screen by Vertilignes

Vegetal Screen by Vertilignes plants organic home gardening food

Vegetal Screen by Vertilignes plants organic home gardening food

Vegetal Screen by Vertilignes plants organic home gardening food

The Vegetal Screen DIVA is a wall-mounted garden for inside your home that accommodates up to 28 plants. Although the site says it’s patented I think it’s still in prototype mode. (via notcot)

Vase & Leuchte by Miriam Aust

Vase & Leuchte by Miriam Aust sculpture plants organic nature home gardening

Vase & Leuchte by Miriam Aust sculpture plants organic nature home gardening

Vase & Leuchte by Miriam Aust sculpture plants organic nature home gardening

I think I just had a plantgasm. I’d love to link you to where these things are for sale, however this is only (!) an art project by German artist Miriam Aust. (via designboom)

Algaerium

Algaerium sculpture science organic biology

Algaerium sculpture science organic biology

Algaerium sculpture science organic biology

British architect and meteorologist Marin Sawa builds sculptures out of farmed algae and assorted chemistry equipment.

Algaerium is textile-inspired design for ‘cultivating’ and producing green energy in style. It creates a domesticated mode of algaculture for our urban lifestyles in the space of interior to exterior. This means it acts as aquariums for algae and the ‘living’ design serves as a new type of plants designed with a new characteristic to visualize photosynthesis through colour change.

(via fastco)

Makoto Azuma

Makoto Azuma sculpture plants organic installation

Makoto Azuma sculpture plants organic installation

Makoto Azuma sculpture plants organic installation

Makoto Azuma is a florist in Tokyo who creates incredibly unusual botanical sculptures and arrangements with organic material.  (via the post family)

Honeycomb sculpture made by bees

Honeycomb sculpture made by bees sculpture organic installation bees

Honeycomb sculpture made by bees sculpture organic installation bees

Honeycomb sculpture made by bees sculpture organic installation bees

Honeycomb sculpture made by bees sculpture organic installation bees

The Unbearable Lightness by Slovakian-born Tomáš Libertiny is a large figure covered in honeycomb produced “naturally” by a swarm of 40,000 bees. This is one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a while. (via beautiful decay)

Growing grass sculptures

Growing grass sculptures sculpture organic New York installation grass

Growing grass sculptures sculpture organic New York installation grass

Growing grass sculptures sculpture organic New York installation grass

Growing grass sculptures sculpture organic New York installation grass

Work by Mathilde Roussel-Giraudy now showing at the Invisible Dog Gallery in NY. (via My Modern Met)

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