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Photography

Urban Beekeeping in Vancouver

November 12, 2010

Christopher Jobson

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.

 

 



Art

Thread Installations by Sébastien Preschoux

October 26, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Sébastien Preschoux creates intricate installations in natural environments using hundreds of feet of multi-colored string. A quote from Preschoux from trendland:

Nowadays, the new generation disposes of images as a industrial rapidity and they are not asking themselves about where these things are coming from. Is it handmade or is it an electronic work? When they are faced with creating handmade work, they realize the labor and time it takes. The result is way more important than a printed work that is, easily reproduced. In my opinion, art makes sense if it is the result of the human hand.

Learn more and see many more installations via his web site Man vs Machine. (via bumbumbum)

 

 



Photography

Autumn Spectrum

October 22, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Sorry if you’ve seen this everywhere, but it needs to go here too. Photo by Mr. Dale on Flickr. (via this isn’t happiness)

 

 



Design

Vase & Leuchte by Miriam Aust

October 21, 2010

Christopher Jobson

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)

 

 



Photography

The First Ever Seamless Photograph of an Entire Redwood Tree

October 16, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Photographer Nick Nichols and National Geographic built a robotized rig with three cameras to capture this enormous 1,600 year old redwood tree in California. The final composite is stitched together from 84 photos. Here’s a video of how they did it. (via theo)